Pleasant Street School News
building a community of learners that strive for excellence
Teacher Appreciation Week is May 4th through May 8th!
"It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge." ~ Albert Einstein
"Education is the most powerful weapon you can use to change the world." ~Nelson Mandela
"The influence of a great teacher can never be erased." ~Author unknown
Grow Food Everywhere! Preschool Family Garden Project
We are so excited to welcome a new raised garden in front of our school courtesy of Seeds of Solidarity Education Center and their Grow Food Everywhere Program. This project upholds the belief that access to fresh food is necessary to achieve full wellness. With funding from multiple sources including individual contributors and grants as well as the State Attorney General's office, this project helps provide the tools, resources, and support so that children and families are able to grow fresh food. At Pleasant Street we are honored to begin this program with our preschool families.
We hope you enjoy a short video of pictures of our morning preschool students, teaching staff, and a few family members constructing the garden with Deb Habib and Ya-Ping Douglas of the Seeds of Solidarity Education Center.https://animoto.com/play/Z5NhX5p3dqq0JlIdlHUxOw
For more information about the Seeds of Solidarity Education Center please visit their website linked below.
Kindergarten Screening 2015!
We were certainly busy on Wednesday and Thursday meeting with families and screening over 40 kindergarten students for the 2015-2016 school year! Youngsters were also screened at Sanders Street and the Royalston Community School. Kindergarten class lists and school assignments will subsequently be made within the district.
The district uses the DIAL4- Developmental Indicators for the Assessment of Learning- 4th edition- which assesses all five early childhood areas: motor, language, concepts, self-help development and social-emotional development. As developmental skills vary widely among youngsters the Dial4 is a screening tool that allows early childhood specialists to quickly and easily identify young learners who may be in need of intervention or further diagnostic assessment. Screening is one aspect of kindergarten readiness. For some easy reading family resources on kindergarten readiness please click on the links below.
Raising a School Ready Child- Center on the Family- Great resource from the State of Hawaii.
Kindergarten readiness checklist
Welcome to district screening!
Mrs. Vitello and Mrs. Mann greeting children and their families to kindergarten screening.
Kindergarten teacher Mrs. Webb is all smiles as she works through the Dial4 kindergarten screening tool with a youngster.
Mrs. Goldthwaite, another one of our fabulous kindergarten teachers, is busy listening during one of the many screening sessions.
Welcome to district screening!
PTO Meeting & Family Yoga Night this Monday, May 4th!
A House for Hermit Crabs by Eric Carle
Hello Spring, Goodbye Winter!
Read, Lead, Succeed...Time to order your Pleasant Street School T-shirt!
A Note from Lifetouch Photography about Spring Pictures
Pleasant Street Elementary School
Notice to Parents
If you have already paid for your portraits, thank you!
This is the last reminder to pay for Spring Portraits.
Select your favorites and pay online!
- Go to mylifetouch.com.
- Log in with your Portrait ID and Access Code, which is on your portrait package insert.
- Please return unpurchased portraits to your school.
Lifetouch wants to help you reward positive behavior by providing a bicycle to be used in a drawing for the school. If everyone pays for or simply returns their portraits, Lifetouch will give your school a bicycle. No purchase necessary to be included in the drawing.
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 :)
Big Brothers/ Big Sisters Program is enrolling children for the 2015-2016 school year program. They serve children in the Athol/Orange area with transportation provided from Riverbend and Butterfield Schools. Please click on the link below for more information about this program and how you can be involved.
For other local events, happenings, and resources in this area... you can also check the North Quabbin Community Coalition website below: