The Roderick Review

January 2020

Welcome Back!

We hope that you had a fantastic holiday season with friends and family! As we start the new year, we look forward to a successful 2020 for all students and families. We are excited to continue our emphasis on social and emotional health with all students participating in Responsive Classroom routines and classroom Word of the Month lessons.

If you have any comments, questions, or concerns as we start the new year; please don't hesitate to let me know.


Mr. Kevin Martes


Important Dates

Wednesday, January 1st

No School- Happy New Year

Friday, January 17th

Early Release- Staff Professional Development

Monday, January 20th

No School- Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Tuesday, January 21st

School Committee Meeting, Roderick Library, 7:00 p.m.

Wednesday, January 22nd

5th and 6th Grade Geography Bee

Monday, January 27th

PTO Meeting, Delaney Conference Room, 7:00 p.m.

The January Word of the Month is Friendship!

Congratulations to all of our December Students of the Month! These students showed incredible generosity to peers and staff throughout the month of December!

Computer Science Enrichment Update

Computer Science Education Week was a fantastic success in mid-December! In Technology Class, all students had the opportunity to participate in Hour of Code activities. Also, all grades participated in assemblies where students explored design thinking and innovation with Mr. Adam Howitt, a Roderick parent and Google employee. Thank you to Mr. Howitt for leading these innovative and engaging assemblies with the Roderick students!

Spring MCAS Dates

Please see the upcoming spring MCAS dates:

ELA MCAS Testing Dates

Grade 4: Wednesday, April 1st & Friday, April 3rd

Grade 5: Tuesday, April 7th & Wednesday, April 8th

Grade 6: Tuesday, April 14th & Wednesday, April 15th

Math MCAS Testing Dates

Grade 4: Tuesday, May 5th & Wednesday, May 6th

Grade 5: Thursday, May 7th & Friday, May 8th

Grade 6: Tuesday, May 12th & Wednesday, May 13th

Science MCAS Testing Dates

Grade 5: Thursday, May 14th & Friday, May 15th