Royalston Community School

January 2016

GINGERBREAD HOUSES & A STORY WALK

Our PTG and Valuing Our Children teamed up to put on a fun and festive event for families before winter break. Students followed a gingerbread man story walk leading to the cafeteria where many gingerbread houses were decorated. Thank you to our PTG for planning this event and providing gingerbread houses and frosting. Thank you to everyone who brought toppings to share. Lastly, thank you to Jennifer Aldrich from Valuing Our Children for hosting the story walk and providing books for each family in attendance.


Pictures by Mary Barclay

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ALL ABOARD!

Students in grades K-2 were surprised by the annual reading of "The Polar Express." Students received their tickets and boarded the train. After teachers checked and punched tickets, teachers took turns reading aloud the story "The Polar Express". Students were then treated to hot chocolate before unloading the train. The amazement continued when students unexpectedly discovered bells in their coat pockets as they dressed to go home.

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WINTER CONCERT

RCS families and friends filled the auditorium at Athol High School during our winter concert. Students from each grade performed winter-themed song selections. Audience members were also treated to performances from the band and chorus. The chorus performed a song from the very popular movie "Frozen." The evening concluded with the whole school singing "Let it Snow." A huge thank you to Erin Girouard for organizing and producing a wonderful winter concert for RCS.

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Holiday Cookies

The holiday season is a time of giving and the staff, families and students of our school community worked together to provide some holiday cheer to those in need. Many families donated ingredients needed. Each class worked together mixing and baking cookies. With the help of many staff, including our kitchen manager, Carol Brown, our halls were filled with the smell of warm, fresh-baked cookies. Student Council members worked together to sort and package cookie containers. Combined with donations from staff, platters of cookies were given as holiday gifts to families in our local community. What a fun way for our whole school to be involved. Tis the season for love and giving.

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PTG NEWS

Lottery Calendar Fundraiser

Many lottery calendars were sold before winter break. A winner is being chosen each day this month to win the prizes listed on the lottery calendar below. All winners will be called and most winners will be announced on our PTG Facebook page (Royalston Community School PTG). Thank you all for your support as we are raising funds to provide field trips and enrichment learning opportunities for our school.


Roller-skating Night

Our PTG is hosting a roller-skating night on Friday, January 22nd from 6-8 pm at the Orange Armory. The cost is $5 per child and no more than $10 per family. Skate rentals are available at no cost. There will be a bakesale, including pizza slices. We are looking for bake sale donations. Please contact us at royalstoncommunityschoolptg@gmail.com or on our Facebook page, Royalston Community School PTG.


Next PTG Meeting:

Join us for our next PTG meeting. It will take place on Thursday, January 14th from 6-7 pm at RCS. We hope to see you there!

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UPCOMING DATES & EVENTS

January

  • January 14th - PTG meeting 6:00pm, all are welcome
  • January 15th - No School, Teacher Professional Development Day
  • January 18th - No School, Martin Luther King Day
  • January 22nd - RCS Roller-skating night at the Orange Armory 6:00-8:00 pm
  • January 29th - Report cards are sent home


February

  • February 3rd - Half day, lunch is served, students dismissed at 12:00
  • February 15th-19th Winter break, no school


Please do not hesitate to contact me with questions, concerns or feedback. You can reach me by phone at 978-249-2900, by email at msuperchi@arrsd.org or in person by stopping by RCS.


Molly Superchi

Principal, Royalston Community School