Pleasant Street School News
building a community of learners that strive for excellence
December 29, 2015
Holiday Giving Within Our Community
Principal Dianne Ellis
Smells So Sweet...Third Grade Gingerbread Houses are a Big Hit!
To see a short video of images from this activity please click on the link provided.
Cookie Exchange Brings Smiles
Winter Break Reading Challenge!
We want to remind families to take time to participate in our Pleasant Street Winter Break Reading Challenge! Each child was sent home with a new book that will be his/hers to keep along with a Response Activity to go with the book. We ask that families have your child read his/her book either alone or with you during the Winter Break and complete the Response Activity. When your child returns to school after the Winter Break and turns in his/her completed activity sheet, he/she will receive a small prize and be entered into a drawing for Walmart gift cards. We will accept responses Jan. 4-8th. Thank you so much for supporting your child’s literacy growth. Pictured is fourth grader Brooke reading with her kindergarten buddy Mackenzy.
*This project was generously funded through a grant from the Athol-Royalston Education Fund
"Read In" Pajama Day in Mrs. Heuer's Class
Jack in the Bean Stalk...Another creative reading museum project comes to Pleasant Street!
Catch of the Day
Monday Science Program Week #9
Many thanks are due to Mrs. Webb and Mrs. Robinson for volunteering their time and offering this program to our 3rd and 4th grade students. Thanks as well to Miss Leesha who also helped.
Here are some Easy Catches!
Our faculty and staff use Caught Being Goods as just another way of letting children know that we notice and appreciate simple acts of being helpful and kind throughout our school. When a student receives a Caught Being Good he or she also receives a small prize from Principal Ellis. The students we are recognizing this week are more than "caught" being good as each one of them quite reliably does a great job each day at school!
Boxtops for Education
Special Recess Visitor Comes to Pleasant Street
Winter Coats Are Available at Pleasant Street School for Children in Need
The Knights of Columbus, and Kevin Murphy of Fiske, Murphy and Mack Funeral Home have donated wonderful winter coats for children in need in our elementary schools. If you have a financial need, please contact Rachel Schwab, Guidance Counselor at (978) 249-2405, Ext. 306, or on Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or Dianne Ellis, Principal, at Pleasant Street School, to let us know your child's first and last name, the size coat that your child needs, and whether your child also needs a hat and mittens.
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 January
- Lunch menu for January
Do Your Kids Like Minecraft?
Minecraft for Third and Fourth graders at the Athol Public Library! All skill levels are welcome, but space is very limited. Please register in the Children's Room or by calling (978)-299-9515.
Starts- Friday January 8th, 4:00pm - 5:00pm-held upstairs in the Learning Lab
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
New Parenting Class- Tuesdays beginning Jan. 26, 10:15 - 11:45 am Childcare and help with transportation are provided. To sign up call Jennifer at Valuing Our Children: 978-249-8467. Focus of class is for those parenting children under the age of 6 and includes: how to understand your child’s behavior, how to listen and talk to your child, discipline that makes sense….and more!
Athol Public Library- Starry, Starry Night- Tuesday December 29th 5:30 pm In the Program Room. Join the members of ATAC to create papier mache stars for the Starry, Starry Night parade on December 31. If enough stars are created, the town of Orange will earn a spot in the Guinness Book of World Records! Cocoa and cookies will be served
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
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!
- December 24-January 3, Winter recess, no school
- January 4, School resumes
- January 4, PTO meeting, 6:00-7:00 pm, note time shift back to 6:00 pm
- January 15- Full day district professional development-no school
- January 18- Martin Luther King Holiday, no school
- January 20, 21, 22- dental program visits Pleasant Street
- January 22, School Improvement Council, 1:00 pm