Pleasant Street School News
building a community of learners that strive for excellence
November 15, 2015
Veterans' Day Program
Pleasant Street students honored Veterans' Day with an all school assembly on Nov. 9, 2015. We were joined by Junior Vice Commander, Alex Blake, of the American Legion Post #102 as well as by Mitchell Grosky, selectboard and school committee member who so graciously took pictures to share with families. To see a short video created with the use of Mr. Grosky's pictures please click on the animoto link below. To see more pictures please visit the Celebrate Schools Athol Royalston Facebook page. We ask that you credit Mitchell R. Grosky if you use or share any of his pictures. Thank you!
Lots of Fun Was to Be Had at our PTO Family Movie Night
With camp chairs, blankets, and pillows in hand, many students and their families came out for some free family fun to enjoy a showing of Despicable Me-2. Congratulations to Jeremiah who won the free PTO raffle and was able to bring the movie home. Special thanks to student council members-Dennis, Peyton, Jayla, Kaydence, Riley, and Matthew for their help running the snack shop and to Ms. Franck their staff advisor. As always thanks to our PTO parents and volunteers who make these events possible.
It was so nice to see so many families at Parent/teacher conferences last week!
Just Keep Reading! Just Keep Reading! November is Family Literacy Month
At Pleasant Street we have been promoting literacy in the classroom and beyond through the following activities:
- Community Reads Day
- The Big Read- Community Literacy Event
- Children's Book Festival
- November Family Literacy Challenge
- Promoting "Reading Museum" projects
- Six Flags Read to Succeed Program
Catch of the Day!
Mad Science -Week #5 and Week #6
This week at Mad Science students focused on inventions! They did backwards writing using a mirror. Looked for hidden pictures. Drew pictures of inventions for them to create. Made a harmonica out of tongue depressors.
Airplanes and Aerodynamics- Monday Science Program Week #3
To see some more fun pictures from this activity please click on the short video link.
Let it Snow! Winter Concert is on December 1st
Who: All students in grades K-4 will be performing a lovely selection of season songs.
When: December 1, 6:00 pm performance
Where: Athol High School Auditorium
Time for arrival: Children are to arrive by 5:45
Attire: Black & white clothing with one optional winter garment (Hat, scarf, mittens, etc.)
Look for the pictured family notice to come home this week.
Crafters and Volunteers Wanted! 5th Annual Make & Take is coming soon!
Please look for an informational flyer coming home this week.
Free Breakfast & Lunch
As part of the 2010 Healthy and Hunger-Free Kids Act, Athol-Royalston Regional School District, along with other districts, now offers free meals to all students this school year.
- Breakfast menu for November
- Lunch menu for November
Thanksgiving for Elders and Homebound in our Community
Do you know someone who needs a hot, home-cooked meal on Thanksgiving Day? We deliver to the elderly and home-bound. Call the North Quabbin Community Coalition to make a reservation by November 20th by calling 978-249-3703
Sponsored by the North Quabbin Community Coalition, the Athol Orange Rotary, the Athol Orange Elks, the Pioneer Junior Women’s Club and WJDF
Community Events & Postings
Do you have news to share or want to inform members of our school community about family friendly events in our area? if so, please email or forward a flyer or link.
Thank you :)
Mother Goose on the Loose Playgroup-Thursdays 10am—11:30am Valuing Our Children 217 Walnut St. Athol. For more information contact: Jen: 978-249-8467 x 22
Petersham Playgroup- Beginning on Thursday, Sept. 17th from 10-11:30 at the Petersham Center School. For more information please call Jennifer at Valuing Our Children 978-249-8467 x22
For other local events, happenings, and resources in this area... you can also check the North Quabbin Community Coalition website below:
These are not school sponsored events but are posted here as a public service for families in the greater North Quabbin community.
Upcoming Events...Mark your Calendars!
Upcoming Events and Dates!
- November 25, District half day, noon dismissal, lunch will not be served
- November 26, & 27- No school- Thanksgiving holiday
- December 1, All School Concert, 6:00 pm, arrive by 5:45 pm
- December 2, District half day, noon dismissal
- December 4, 5th Annual Holiday Make & Take, 6:00-8:00 pm
- December 7, PTO meeting, 5:30-6:30, school cafe, all are welcome