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April 28, 2023

A Note From Mrs. Looman

  • Sometime in the next few weeks we'll be having an unannounced lockdown drill. This will be during a transition time so that we can practice what to do when we're moving about the building. This is part of our regular safety drill cycle. If you happen to be in the building when it occurs, please follow the direction of staff and you will be released just as soon as the drill is complete.
  • Next Wednesday, 5/3 from 5:30-7pm there will be an in-person Internet Safety training for parents at the Swift River School in New Salem. Dinner and childcare are provided! Registration is required. This is open to anyone who wants to know more about the on-line risks our kids are facing and how to help keep them safe from predators. Please see the flyer below for more information.
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2023 MCAS testing schedule

This year, all students in grades 3-6 will be taking their ELA MCAS on the same days. The math and science MCAS tests will be administered on different dates. Please see the schedule below to know when your child is being tested. And a reminder that students will not be allowed to wear smartwatches, fitbits, etc while testing.

May 11: Math for 5th grade

May 12: Math for 5th grade

May 15: Science for 5th grade

May 15: Math for 6th grade

May 16: Science for 5th grade

May 16: Math for 6th grade

May 18: Math for grades 3 & 4

May 19: Math for grades 3 & 4

If your child is absent on a day they are supposed to be testing, they will be tested when they return.

If you have any questions about the testing schedule or about MCAS, please feel free to reach out to me.

MTRS Performing Arts

Mohawk Trail Regional School Ticket Form


Performing Arts




May 5 & 6, 2023 7:30 pm

Performances to be held at Mohawk Trail Regional School Auditorium

Seats are first come first serve, and will be available for purchase beginning March 10, 2023. All orders must accompany payment and a copy of this form.

Tickets may also be purchased by using a copy of this form and attaching payment in an envelope with your student’s name on it. This can be left in the office at MTRS or brought to any rehearsal. Tickets will be sent home with cast and crew or at WILL CALL show nights.

Please invite everyone you know and support our talented cast & crew!

Ticket prices are as follows:

Adults $12.00

Student/Seniors/Staff $10.00


Student’s name__________________________

Phone number__________________________

Friday May 5, 2023 7:30 pm

# Adults _________ # Students/ Seniors/Staff_______

Saturday May 6, 2023 7:30 pm

# Adults _________ # Students/ Seniors/Staff _______

Please make checks payable to: MTRS Performing Arts and add Guys & Dolls, Jr. in the Memo

Questions? Contact Miss Eva at

Specialist's Scoop: Valerie Lively, Special Education Techer

The following tips from Reading Tips for Parents can be found in its entirety at Reading Tips for Parents. Parents and caregivers are typically the first folks that set the tone for how students feel about reading. The article offers up suggestions from babies to supporting students with reading as they advance in school.

So… what can you do to encourage reading at home?

  • Create a quiet, special place in your home for your child to read, write and draw. Keep books and other reading materials where your child can easily reach them.

  • Let your child know you think reading is important by reading together; either at the same time with different material or the same material.

So… how can you help your child become a strong reader?

  • Talk about new words your child may not understand or know to build vocabulary.

  • If the book has pictures talk about them; if it is a pictureless book talk about the images or pictures that are created when reading.

upcoming events

5/8: Start of Staff Appreciation Week

5/9: LEC meeting 3:30

5/11: 5th grade math MCAS

5/12: 5th grade math MCAS

5/15: 5th grade science MCAS, 6th grade math MCAS

5/16: 5th grade science MCAS, 6th grade math MCAS

5/18: 3rd & 4th grade math MCAS

5/19: 3rd & 4th grade math MCAS

5/22: On campus Nature's Classroom for 5th & 6th grades

5/23: On campus Nature's Classroom for 5th & 6th grades

5/24: 5th & 6th grade to Nature's Classroom

5/29: No school in observance of Memorial Day

May early release dates:

1:50 dismissals: 5/3, 5/10, 5/17, 5/24

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