Shaughnessy Shark Bites

April 20 2022

Spring into Shaughnessy Elementary!

It's a little early in the week to be thinking about going back to Shaughnessy, but the week of April 25, we have a busy schedule! All students will be tested for their hearing and vision, and also have Spring Pictures. On April 27, we will have Spring Picture Day, hosted by O’Connor Studios. On Monday, you will receive an individual packet for each child in your family. This packet needs to come back for pictures, but there is a QR code that will allow you to order online!

April 29-30 is MCAS Math Grade 3, and the 4th graders will participate May 3-5 in their final sessions! On May 11, we have our final early release of the year, where the students will be dismissed at 1:30pm.

The fourth graders have a busy day on May 12, when they visit Gillette stadium and participate in the WBZ Meteorology day. Please be on the lookout for more information from your fourth grade teacher so that you are prepared to participate.

The evening of May 12, the fourth grade students and parents are welcome to attend a Move Up Nite where we will gather in the auditorium of the Butler and tour their next school! It’s a great opportunity to meet the staff and see the next exciting step for our oldest Sharks.

May 18th will be Community Reader Day - and we are excited to host members of our community in our classrooms to share their love of reading with us.

Covid At Home Testing Reminder


If your child is signed up for At Home Testing, they received a kit Thursday. The test is to be completed on Sunday.

How do I administer the test?

Click here for a full “how to” written guide in various languages, and the Youtube link is a video to demonstrate the testing.

Confidentiality: Positive test results are shared with your school district for informational purposes only. Individual results will remain confidential, and they will never be made public.

Submit Results: You must submit positive test results to your student’s school.

Click here submit positive test your results.

Shark Save the Dates

  • There are many exciting events coming at Shaughnessy - please be aware that the field trips and in school programming for grade levels aren’t listed here - so keep an eye on the classroom dojo for more assistance!

    • April 27
      • Picture Day at Shaughnessy
    • April 28
      • Spring Fling (PTO Event)
    • April 29-30
      • MCAS Math Grade 3
    • May 2-6
      • Teacher Appreciation Week
      • MCAS Math Grade 4
    • May 11
      • Early Release
    • May 12
      • Move Up Nite for Fourth Grade Families
    • May 18
      • Community Reader Day
    • May 30
      • Memorial Day - No School
    • June 8
      • Shark Musical Performance
      • Academic Aquarium Nite 5-7
    • June 9 Sunshine Day PreK-2
    • June 10 Sunshine Day 3-4
    • June 14 Young Authors’ Day (PreK-K)
    • June 15 Young Authors’ Day (2 + CSA)
    • June 15 4th Grade Drive Thru
    • June 16 Young Authors’ Day (1)
    • June 17 Young Authors’ Day (4 + 3)
    • June 20 No School - Juneteenth Observance
    • June 21 Last Day

Updates from the Community

Preschool Registration is Open if you are looking to sign up your pre-school student, please check out the Lowell Public Links for support!

Saturday, April 23 and Sunday, April 24, 9am-2pm at Nibbana Cafe there is a vaccine clinic. Anyone who gets vaccinated (child or adult) will receive a $25 Market Basket gift card and a $25 gift card to the cafe.

Camp Invention @ Wang during the week of July 11th-14th is open to current fourth graders. The registration link is

2022 July 11-15 or July 25-29: Boott Mills Camp (Ages 8-12) Come play, create, and “mill around” with us. July 18-22: Eco-Explorers Camp (Ages 10-14) Have fun being green on our big blue planet. for more information!