Pleasant Street School News
building a community of learners that strive for excellence
October 12, 2015
Walk to School Day! October 7, 2015
Students at Pleasant Street and through out the district had a great time participating in this international event. One of our students, Douglas, in fourth grade, with his mother and grandmother, walked all the way from his house which is nearly 3 miles away!
To see a short video of pictures of our Pleasant Street friends on walk to school day please click here: https://animoto.com/play/0jZYrHlePTAnlXVvxcf5Aw
For more information about the walk to school initative please click on the links below.
Safe Routes to School
Welcome To "Miss Meghan" The School Counselor Intern at Pleasant Street School!
"Miss Meghan" Williams is working with Mrs. Schwab, Guidance Counselor, at Pleasant Street School this year. Miss Williams will be at Pleasant Street School Fridays, and sometimes on Wednesdays. Recently, Ms. Williams and Mrs. Schwab taught a lesson to Mrs. Webb's Kindergarten class on how counselors help children, teachers and parents in schools. They also had children brainstorm other jobs school staff have at school, as part of the Career Education lessons that elementary guidance counselor teach to classes.
Student Council Promotes Upcoming Harvest Dance on October 16th
Read more about how parents beliefs change children:
Math Apps and Games
Pictured: Anchor chart from Mrs. Heuer's Third Grade class with children's ideas that promote growth mindset. What does perserverance look like? Sound like?
Get in the Zone...The Learning Zone!
Fire Safety in Preschool
For more safety tips, resources, and information on fire prevention visit:
Catch of the Day!
Our $ave Sum School Banking Program Needs a Volunteer
The dynamic duo of Mrs. Winters and Mrs. LaRoche, pictured to the right, along with technology specialists Chris Tamulevich, Josh Gabrenas, and our district Technology Director, Ed Skutnik ensured a relatively smooth first round of our computerized MAPS assessment program in math. We assess using MAPS in the fall, mid-winter, and in the spring. MAPS is a benchmark progress monitoring tool that allows educators to examine academic skills and concepts the student has learned and what they’re ready to learn next within content areas. "MAP assessments are grade independent and adapt to each student’s instructional level. Every item on a MAP assessment is anchored to a vertically aligned equal interval scale, called the RIT scale for Rasch UnIT—a stable measurement, like inches on a ruler, that covers all grades." Quoted information is excerpted from the Introduction to MAPS brochure linked below.
ARRSD is using the math assessment portion of MAPS at the K-4 elementary level, along with mid-module and end of module math assesments from our Eureka program to monitor and to adapt or enrich our math instructional programs. Additionally, in grades 5-12, the school district is using both the MAPS reading & math assessments.
To learn more about MAPS assessment visit the NWEA website:
October is National Bullying Prevention Month
Mad about Mad Science! Afterschool Program is a Big Hit
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 October
- Lunch menu for October
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
The Common Thread for October-newsletter of the North Quabbin Community Coalition.
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!
- October 12, Columbus Day holiday observed, no school
- October 15, Mad Science Afterschool Program, 3:15-4:15 pm
- October 16, Save the date! PTO sponsored-Harvest Dance & Costume Party, 6:00-8:00 pm, school cafe
- October 22, Mad Science Afterschool Program, 3:15-4:15 pm
- October 28, Half day, district professional development, noon dismissal, lunch is served
- October 29, Mad Science Afterschool Program, 3:15-4:15 pm
- November 2, PTO meeting, 5:30-6:30 pm, note the earlier time
- November 3, Community Reading Day
- November 14- Save the Date- 10:00-12:00- The Big Read