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Week of: August 29th, 2022

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Message from Mrs. Gilbert & Mr. Ramalho

Hello Families,

We are ready to go at South Row and we hope you are too! Our dedicated staff excitedly awaits the start of school this year. Our goal, as always, is to create and sustain a safe and supportive environment for all students all day everyday. We strongly encourage parent involvement on any level that works for your family. Please reach out if you are interested in volunteer opportunities.

See you soon!


Terri and Jayson

Please thoroughly review the beginning of the year guide if you haven't had a chance yet prior to school starting!

Transportation Form

Please complete the google form for your child(ren) (IF YOU HAVE NOT ALREADY DONE SO) prior to the first day of school. It is essential that we know how ALL students are getting home. Thank you for your attention.

Week at a Glance

MONDAY - 08.29.22

  • Staff First Day of School - Professional Development & Set-up
  • Medication Drop Off, 1-4 pm

TUESDAY -08.30.22

  • First Day of School, Grades 1-4
  • Kindergarten Visitation A-L @10:00AM
  • Kindergarten Visitation M-Z @1:30PM

Kindergarten Visitation Details:

  • Last names A - L report at 10:00AM
  • Last names M-Z report at 1:30PM
  • Meet in the front of the building (by main office door - sign in at tables)
  • Park in aldersgate church back parking lot
  • Students must come with an adult to visitation (transportation NOT provided by CPS)

WEDNESDAY - 08.31.22

  • First Day of School, Kindergarten

Reminders for Kindergarten Day #1!

  • It is recommended that parents have students travel to school how they will be traveling throughout the year
  • All kindergarten students will report to the gym on the first day
  • Staff will be on site to get students to this location regardless on how they are arriving
  • Parents that wish to say good bye or get pictures at the school may do so in the gymnasium

THURSDAY- 09.01.22

  • No events

FRIDAY - 09.02.22

  • No School - Labor Day Weekend

Looking ahead...

  • Monday, September 5th - No School
  • Monday, September 12th
  1. Kindness Matters Day ~ Staff & students encouraged to wear kindness shirts
  2. Student Grade Level Meetings w/ Mrs. Gilbert & Mr. Ramalho

Mark your calendars...

Curriculum Night: Wednesday, September 21st. Please see the information below for time slots for grade levels.

5 – 5:25 pm:
Principal/Assistant Principal Presentation- Cafeteria (3 and 4 families)

5:30 – 6:15pm: Grades 3 & 4 Teacher Presentations

6:15 – 7:00pm: Support Staff / Specialists available in classrooms/offices

7 – 7:25pm: Principal/ Assistant Principal Presentation- Cafeteria (K,1,2 families - same as first presentation)

7:30 – 8:15pm: Grades K, 1 & 2 Teacher Presentations

  • Ice Cream Social: September 27th

  • Pumpkin Fair: October 15th

Reminders/ Updates

Pictures Opt Out - Classroom/Building Based/Social Media: If you would like to opt out of having your child's picture shared via our family newsletter, classroom communication or on South Row social media please contact Mrs. Gilbert, Mr. Ramalho or Ms. O'Neill. Please specify what you are opting out of with regards to picture sharing.

Food Services

August 23, 2022


I hope this email finds you well. As you may all know, breakfast and lunch are free again this school year. What does this mean? There is no charge for any child taking a “reimbursable meal”.

Unfortunately, if a student only wants a milk, water, or anything separate they must pay for that item. If your students want a milk to accompany their lunch from home, they will be charged for that milk.

Lunch Accounts – Every student has a lunch account. The account follows the student from school to school. Although meals are free, students are still able to purchase an addition meal, snack, and drinks at lunch time. They will need to have money in their account to be able to do this. If they do not have money, they will not be able to “charge” these purchases. Please send in a check to your student’s school or mail directly to:

Nancy Antolini

School Nutrition Director

200 Richardson Road

North Chelmsford, MA 01863

Currently, our online payment system is not up and running. Look for more information to come.

This year the students must use their ID numbers. We are currently making badges that the student must use to purchase breakfast, lunch, or anything a la cart. They will be handed out on the first day of school.

I wish you a happy and healthy school year!

Nancy Antolini

School Nutrition Director

PTO Corner

"While we are still working on updating the site for the 2022 - 2023 school year, please bookmark our website to your favorites so you can readily find our upcoming events, meeting minutes, year-round fundraisers, and all things PTO - We also post many updates on our Facebook page so please find us at South Row PTO | Facebook. We are looking forward to meeting our rising Kindergarten families at the playground playdate."

Save the Date:

*More information will be shared in future newsletters.

  • First PTO Meeting ~ September 12th ~ 7 pm - ~ Cafeteria

  • Ice Cream Social ~ September 27th

  • Pumpkin Fair ~ October 15th


Please send photos to Mr. Ramalho ( to be featured in our Home Link newsletter!

Bush Beans and Pumpkins - Thanks Rick Cockley!!

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Care Solace - Are you in need of support?

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