Wolfpack Weekly

Sweetsir and Donaghue Schools

May 13, 2022

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Important Dates...

May 2022

17 Band Jamboree at the High School

18 Science MCAS (gr5 only)

20 PTO Bookstore during lunches

24 FNS Gr2 tour of HRD (5/25 rain date)

27 EARLY RELEASE - Red-White & Blue Spirit Day

30 No School - Memorial Day

June 2022

1 K-6 Field Day (Rain date 6/2)

3 Luau Dance hosted by the Merrimac PTO

6 PRSD 6th Grade Class to Cedardale

7 5th & 6th Grade band Orchestra Tour

8 3rd grade Instrument exploration

10 6th grade completion ceremony

13 K graduation by class

14 Last Day of School

Wolf Calls...

The following individuals and groups were observed demonstrating Merrimac's core values -Inclusive, Kind, Safe and Responsible;

Tristan was being Inclusive, while Luca was Responsible. Mrs. Byrne's Room 13 & Henley were seen being Kind.


Be proud of yourselves!

PTO News

Dance, Dance, Dance...

Join us on 6/3 from 5:00-7:00pm outdoors at the Sweetsir for a Luau Themed Dance. There will be food, music and fun! More details to come.


PTO meeting

Join us for our last official meeting for this school year on Thursday, 5/19.

Items of Note...

Water, Please

With warmer weather approaching students are encouraged to bring in their own water bottles to grab a quick drink - we ask that glass water bottles be kept at home. Thank you


Many Thanks!!!

Nurse Lozier would like to thank the known and anonymous donors of clothes to the Health Office! It is so helpful to have clothes available to students while they are at school for those unexpected events. For those that I have not thanked personally, I hope you know how much it is appreciated.


PRSD Teaching and Learning Blog

Check out the latest PRSD Teaching and Learning blog on grading for equity.


Literacy newsletter

Check out this month's Literacy Newsletter on Oral Language

Things To Do...

“Introduction to Honeybees: The Honeybee Book”

On Saturday, May 14th at 1 PM,

The Essex County Beekeepers’ Association’s (ECBA) William Crocker and Mel Gadd will present a program to learn about honeybees and beekeeping as well as to understand the importance of these pollinators in our community. The ECBA will bring along an observation hive to demonstrate the habitat of the honeybee and the honey making process. This presentation will be held at the Merrimac Public Library


Old Home Days 2022

Old Home Days will be happening Friday August 12th through Sunday August 14th and we are still looking for committee leads and assistant leads. Help make OHD 2022 out best year yet! Please contact us at volunteers@merrimacohd.com



It's not too early to sign up for the Jamaco River Run/Walk 5K and Kids 1K Fun Run held on Saturday, June 18th. Sign up before 5/31 for just $25. Kids under 16 are $20. The Jamaco River Run is a charity event that raises money for Merrimac youth sports. Come join us for music, food, raffles and fun! More information at jamacoriverrun.com.


Pentucket Youth Football & Cheer

Registration is now open for this summer program. For more information go to PentucketYouthFootball.org


YMCA Day Camps-

Looking for options for Summer camp? Here is a link to the YMCA's Day Camp Guide.

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*image created by Iain R., Pentucket student