The Roderick Review

May 2019

May Announcements

I hope you are having a fantastic spring! It's hard to believe that there is so little time left in the school year. As we move into May, there are many exciting events that are happening at the Roderick Elementary School. Students and staff are looking forward to the many end of the school year celebrations and classroom activities.

At this time of the school year our teachers and students are working diligently to finish their grade level curriculum units. Students have made wonderful growth both academically and socially throughout this year. We are all proud of your child's efforts and gains since August. Your continued support at home and communication has been essential in your child's development this school year.

As always, if you have any questions or concerns; please don't hesitate to let me know.


Mr. Kevin Martes


May Events

Wednesday, May 1st

Grade 5- Math MCAS

Thursday, May 2nd

Grade 5- Math MCAS

Saturday, May 4th

PTO Cinco de Mayo Bingo Fundraiser

Monday, May 6th

Grade 6- Math MCAS

Tuesday, May 7th

Grade 6- Math MCAS

Wednesday, May 8th

Grade 4- Math MCAS

Thursday, May 9th

Grade 4- Math MCAS

WEST Spring Grant Night

Friday, May 10th

Grade 5- Vernal Pool Field Trip

Monday, May 13th

Grade 5- Science MCAS

Tuesday, May 14th

Grade 5- Science MCAS

Thursday, May 16th

Chorus & Beginning Band Concert, 7pm, Gibbons Gymnasium

Friday, May 17th

Grade 4- Field Trip to Old Sturbridge Village

Monday, May 20th

Grade 5- Camp Bournedale Parent Meeting, 6pm, Roderick Cafeteria

Thursday, May 23rd

Gym Show, 7pm, Gibbons Gymnasium

Friday, May 24th

Noon Dismissal

Monday, May 27th

No School- Memorial Day

Wednesday, May 29th

Grade 5- Vernal Pool Field Trip

Friday, May 31st

Grade 4- State Fair Presentation 9:00 a.m.

Grade 6- Country Report 12:45 p.m.

Teacher Appreciation Week

Teacher Appreciation Week occurs from Monday, May 6th to Friday, May 10th. The Wrentham PTO is organizing a fantastic celebration for all of our wonderful teachers and support staff at Roderick.

Monday, May 6th: Send a note to a student's teacher thanking them for all they do.

Tuesday, May 7th: Bring in a real or fake flower to their teacher to show appreciation.

Wednesday, May 8th: Send your child in with a special something for a specialist teacher (art, gym, music, reading/math support.)

Thursday, May 9th: Dedicate his/her favorite book to their teacher.

Wrentham Summer Institute

Join us for a fun and exciting summer at Wrentham Summer Institute. Summer Institute is an athletic/enrichment program for children in kindergarten through grade six. The program is held from 9:00AM to 12:00PM, Monday through Friday for four weeks beginning June 24, 2019. All classes will be held at the Roderick School. Amazing new classes have been added this summer along with the return of some traditional favorites!

Aspen Family Portal

Please remember to use our Aspen: Family Portal to update contact information. You can access the portal through the parent link on the website. You can also access the directions through the link below.

Destination Imagination

Please see the link about our wonderful 2018-2019 Wrentham DI teams! Congratulations on your continued success!

Head Lice

Over the last month, we have seen a few cases of head lice at Roderick. Despite the persistent social stigma associated with head lice, they have nothing to do with poor hygiene and seem to prefer healthy, clean heads.

Please see the attached informational page from our school nurses about head lice.