Pleasant Street School News
building a community of learners that strive for excellence
March 20, 2016
Welcome Back to Principal Mike Leander who will Lead ACES!
Athol Daily News article
"Be Keen in Green"- School Spirit day brings a sea of green
Our student council sponsored all school spirit day was so much fun! Honestly, the children looked fabulous or should I say, oh so keen, in their green clothing. To see a short video of our "Green Day" photos please check out the link below.
Your Opinion Matters! We want to know the early childhood needs in our community
ARRSD was awarded a preschool expansion planning grant to explore the range of early childhood needs within the communities of Athol and Royalston. We hope to work with families and in collaboration with early childhood providers to offer a full continuum of options for families needing childcare and preschool.
Please take this survey or share with someone you know who has preschool aged children. The survey can also be accessed on our website at arrsd.org. Thank you!!http://www.arrsd.org/?page_id=413538
Early Childhood Fair
Toy Bingo Family Night is a Big Hit
Teaching Strategies in ELA
- highlight key words
- Use sentence starters
- Restate the question
MCAS is Scheduled to begin March 29th
A letter was sent home with our third and fourth grade students on Friday detailing upcoming MCAS administration dates by grade as well as tips for families on helping your child do his or her best. If you have any questions about the MCAS administration please contact the school office. For more information and for sample test questions please visit the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education website.
Sampe test questions
We are looking for school volunteers! If you are interested in helping out at the school please call the office and let us know what you might like to do or what time you have available. Current openings for volunteers include:
- Banking assistant each Tuesday from 10:00-10:30 am
- Book fair helpers, April 4-April 8th
- Recess volunteers- we can always use additional adults to sports games or lead activities
- School store- each Friday from 11:30 am to 12:30
- Other possible opportunities could include, reading to children, supporting art class, assisting with band, help with groundskeeping, and more.
Catch of the Day
Our School Support Noon Duty staff continue to be recognizing students in their, "Catch of the Day," program. This honor is given to students who staff observe demonstrating our school expectations of respect for self, respect for others, and respect for propertyduring recess. Each day they choose one student from recess as the Catch of the Day who then receives a certificate, a stuffed fish for a day, and is entered into a weekly drawing in the "fish bowl" to receive a prize. Here are some recent catches!
Caught Being Good
Our faculty and staff use Caught Being Goods as just another way of letting children know that we notice and appreciate simple acts of being helpful and kind throughout our school. When a student receives a Caught Being Good he or she also receives a small prize from Principal Ellis. Here are some recent honorees with many of them looking a little extra festive with their green day, school spirit wear!
Scholastic Buy One, Get One Book Fair and Hot Dog Barbecue Extravaganza
Kindergarten Registration is Coming Soon
Where: Pleasant Street School, Sanders Street School, Royalston Community School
When: Begins April 1, 2016
(M-F, 8:30am to 3pm)
Registration takes about 30 minutes. Please go to our district website http://www.arrsd.org/ for more information and to download forms in advance if you would like.
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 March
- Lunch menu for March
Check Out the Official ARRSD District Facebook Page
We encourage you to like this page so you can follow news from around the district.
Upcoming Events...Mark your Calendars!
- March 28- April 12- MCAS English Language Arts Assessment window
- March 29, Early Childhood Fair, 5:30-7:00 pm at ARMS
- April 4-8, Scholastic buy one, get one free book fair
- April 6, Hotdog Barbecue Extravaganza, 5:00-7:00 pm
- April 18- 22, spring recess, no school
- April 25, -school resumes
- April 27- district half day, noon dismissal, lunch is served
- April 28 & April 29- District kindergarten screening, no school for kindergarten
For your convenience our district calendar is linked below.
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 :)
Motor Monkeys Playgroup- 10:15-11:30, Friday mornings, beginning on March 4- May 13, 34 North Main St., Orange. For more information call Jennifer at (978) 249-8467.
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.