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Week of: May 2nd, 2022

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Message from Mrs. Gilbert & Mr. Ramalho

Hello South Row Community,


This week we celebrated Administrative Professionals Day. We are so fortunate to have Debbie O'Neill and Kim Sepe on our main office team. They both go above and beyond everyday and contribute greatly to our South Row community.


Next week is Teacher Appreciation Week. Thank you so much to individuals who are involved with the luncheon and a special thank you to our amazing staff!


Monday we kicked off a schoolwide Movement Challenge which will also include Fitness for Cure. Thank you to Student Council volunteers, parent volunteers, and Mrs. Brown for helping organize this fun event. In our first week students logged over 15,000 movement minutes.


Massachusetts Chiefs of Police have dubbed April 29th as “High Five Friday” so we had a special High Five Friday with the CPD today and we will have another High Five friday with the Chelmsford Fire Department on Friday May 6th.



Respectfully,

Terri and Jayson

Week at a Glance

MONDAY - 5.2.22

  • Happy Teachers & Staff Appreciation Week!
  • Kindness Matters Day ~ Students and staff encouraged to wear kindness shirts
  • Student Grade Level Meetings w/ Mrs. Gilbert & Mr. Ramalho
  • School Council Meeting, 5:30pm, Library


TUESDAY - 5.3.22

  • Student Vision/Hearing/Health Screening (Kelley, Abbott, Bullock, Driscoll, Frasca, Krasnovsky, McElroy)


WEDNESDAY - 5.4.22

  • Pool Testing
  • Walk to School Day
  • Student Vision/Hearing/Health Screening (Hodgkins, D'Amico, Vasquez, Mathews, Magrath, Sanborn, Krauch, Make ups)
  • Incoming Kindergarten Parent Orientation, Cafeteria, 6-7pm


THURSDAY- 5.5.22

  • Fitness for Cure Event, Basketball Court, Starting at 7:55am to the start of school
  • Student Vision/Hearing/Health Screening (Tice, Dossin, Patriquin, Sbordy, Rigby, Stagnone, Duncan)
  • Grade 2 Honeybees Enrichment Program


FRIDAY - 5.6.22

  • Rain Date for Fitness for Cure, Basketball Court, Starting at 7:55am to the start of school
  • Fire Department High Five Friday
  • Staff Appreciation Luncheon, 11:00am-2pm in the gym

Reminders/ Updates

Fitness for Cure THIS WEEK!:


  • Our fitness for Cure event (May Kind Act) is coming up THIS WEEK on May 5th with a rain date of May 6th.
  • Please click on the link to view the flyer. A hard copy version was sent home in backpacks before vacation.
  • If you are interested in volunteering please fill out the form on the flyer OR contact Mr. Ramalho (ramalhoj@chelmsford.k12.ma.us) and Mrs. Brown (gambler@chelmsford.k12.ma.us). If you signed up to volunteer on the form you will hear from Mrs. Brown or Mr. Ramalho next week.
  • Student council members will be encouraged to volunteer (if they are able/interested) and details will be forthcoming. We look forward to a successful event!
  • If you didn't pass in your interest form, feel free to show up on the day of the event!


Movement Challenge: This challenge will run through May 20th. The competition is already fierce!! Thank you for your support!


Interested in being a substitute in the CPS?: Are you or someone you know interested in being a substitute in the Chelmsford Public Schools? Visit school spring to learn more about the position and for the direct link to apply. Don't hesitate to reach out with any questions.

Looking ahead...


  • May PTO Meeting, May 9th, 7:00PM, Virtual
  • Math MCAS - Gr. 4 - May 9th and 10th
  • Math MCAS- Gr. 3 - May 11th and 12th
  • PTO Food Truck & Raffle Basket, Friday, May 13th, 4:30-7:30pm
  • Ellis Island Simulation, Grade 4, Friday, May 20th
  • Yoga Whole School Enrichment Program (during PE), Week of May 23rd
  • Kindergarten Screening, Monday May 23rd and Tuesday, May 24th
  • Grade 3 Engineering Day, Wednesday, May 25th
  • South Row Art Show, Thursday, May 26th, 6-8pm, South Row
  • Fit Fest, June 2nd (rain date June 3rd), more info coming
  • PTO Movie Night, June 3rd, more info coming
  • Kindergarten Musicals, June 6th and 7th, more info coming
  • Authors Day, June 1st, more info coming
  • Grade 4 Field Day, June 10th (rain date June 13th)
  • Grade 4 Moving on Ceremony (Tentative), June 16th

Nurses Corner

Dear South Row Families,


I hope everyone enjoyed April vacation!


Just a quick reminder that health screenings will take place next week!


HEALTH SCREENINGS May 3rd, 4th, and 5th


The Massachusetts Department of Public Health Regulation requires students be screened at Chelmsford Public Schools at certain intervals. In elementary school, your child will be screened for:

  • Hearing: Grades *K, 1, 2, 3

  • Vision with stereopsis testing: Grades *K, 1, 2, 3

  • Visual acuity: Grade 4

  • Height/Weight Grades 1, 4

*Kindergarten: Upon entering kindergarten ,or within 30 days of the start of school, the guardian shall present to school the Health Care Provider documentation from within the previous 12 months that the child has passed a vision screening. If your kindergarten child is missing a hearing or vision screening, it will be done at school.


Please make sure your student brings or wears their prescribed eyeglasses at school for the vision screening. Alternatively, if your child is currently under the care of an optometrist and you would like to opt out of the vision screening, please email me at vandevoordts@chelmsford.k12.ma.us


If you choose to have your child opt out of any of these screenings, please email me to exclude your student from participating. Please email me opt out requests by Monday May 2nd. vandevoordts@chelmsford.k12.ma.us


Feel free to reach out to me with any questions.


Warmly,

Nurse V.

Walk to School Day - This Wednesday!

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FITNESS FOR CURE IS THIS WEEK! - Thursday 5/6 at 7:55AM - South Row Basketball Court

From the Art Room...

Volunteers Needed - Message from Mrs. C - Hi South Row Families! Finally, we can have an all-school South Row Annual Art Show!! On Thursday May 26th there will be an "opening" for families to come and see their student's artwork displayed in the front hallway and the gym here in the school from 6:00-8:00 PM. In order to have 1 piece by each student displayed I will need some volunteers! I have created a sign-up genius for the first step which is to have each student's artwork matted and labeled. I also added the slots for helping in the school to set up for the week of May 23. Thank you in advance for helping make this happen! Love Mrs. C. https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60B0D4CABAA22ABFC1-south.

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Association of Chelmsford A-cappella Event

Our two CHS high school groups are hosting performances (Acapocalypse) with several other area groups on 5/13 and 5/14 at 7-10:30 at the PAC. Tickets can be purchased at the following website. (www.chelmsfordacappella.org)

Save the date! Movie Night at South Row - Friday June 3rd - Flyers will be sent home soon!!

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School Committee Meeting - 4.26.22

School Committee: April 26 2022

PTO Corner

May PTO Meeting

Please note that our May PTO meeting has been moved to Monday, May 9th. We will be voting on the proposed Bylaw amendments as well as electing next year's officers. As always, the meeting link and related documents will be posted to our meetings page as soon as they are available. We hope to see you there!


Basket Raffle and Friday the 13th Takeback

Thanks to all who have donated items and especially to those who volunteered to coordinate baskets for their classes, this week the baskets have been assembled!


No doubt you have heard your kids talking about the amazing towering baskets that they have been eyeing during lunch. Baskets will be on display for the kids to be able to see in the front hallway. Presale raffle tickets will be coming home in backpacks at the beginning of next week, and you can see the baskets in person and purchase tickets during the Friday the 13th Takeback event on Friday, May 13th, 4:30-7:30. We will have food trucks, a photo booth, and fun on the playground.


Staff Appreciation Lunch

Thank you in advance to everyone who has signed up to help with the staff appreciation lunch. This one really takes the whole village! We have a few more spots to fill on the signup. Please take a look and see if you can help out. https://signup.com/go/KVRKsOB


Request From the Movie Night Committee

Does anyone happen to have a DVD copy of Clifford that the Movie Night crew could borrow? Movie Night is on June 3rd, and they would need the DVD a little in advance to do a test run. Thank you in advance!




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Food Services

SOUTH ROW'S PHOTOS OF THE WEEK

Please send photos to Mr. Ramalho (ramalhoj@chelmsford.k12.ma.us) to be featured in our Home Link newsletter!

Whole School Dance Party Reward!

Goldfish and Guppies in Kindergarten!

Publishing Party in Ms. D'Amico's class!

Pride Shout Outs

Fun doing the wooden spoon project with Mrs. Mathews!

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High Five Friday

Picking up trash at recess! Super kind and responsible of Mrs. Stagnone's class!

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Care Solace - Are you in need of support?

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Contact the Main Office Staff