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Week of: May 30th, 2022

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Message from Mrs. Gilbert & Mr. Ramalho

Hello South Row Community,

All students enjoyed our Pretzel Kids YOGA enrichment in PE this week. Additionally, our third graders enjoyed Engineering Day. Thank you to the many parents who volunteered for this event.

We look forward to Author's Day coming up on June 1st as well as our final therapy dog visit. Fit Fest is also scheduled for Thursday with a rain date of Friday. Lots of fun at South Row this week.

It was wonderful to see so many families and students at this year's art show. A special thank you to Mrs. C for putting on a wonderful evening to celebrate our students creativity.

It's still not too late to volunteer for many of the events this week. Click on the volunteer opportunities link to help out!

As a reminder, the last day of school is a half day on June 16th. Students are dismissed at 11:45am on this day.

Enjoy the long Memorial Day weekend, there will be no school Monday, May 30th, 2022.


Terri and Jayson

Week at a Glance

MONDAY - 5.30.22

  • Memorial Day - No School

TUESDAY - 5.31.22

  • Last Therapy Dog Visit

WEDNESDAY - 6.01.22

  • First Day of LGBTQ+ PRIDE Month
  • Authors Day, 9:15-10:45am
  • Pool Testing

THURSDAY- 6.02.22

  • Fit Fest - Kindergarten - 9:15-10:00AM
  • Fit Fest - Grade 1&2 - 9:30-11:00AM
  • Fit Fest - Grades 3&4 - 1:35-3:05PM

FRIDAY - 6.03.22

  • Fit Fest - Rain Date (K-4)
  • Senior Clap Out at South Row (South Row High School seniors visit), 10:45AM
  • PTO Movie Night, Doors open at 6:30PM, must have tickets to attend

Reminders/ Updates

Caroline Swetlitz: Caroline, our Psychology intern, will be leaving us at the end of the week. Her last day will be June 3rd. We want to thank her for all of her work with our students at South Row over the past year and wish her well on her future endeavors. Caroline will continue with her doctoral studies in clinical psychology at Boston University.

Water Bottles: As the weather gets warmer please remember to pack a water bottle with your child if possible. It is also recommended to remind your child to bring their water bottle to lunch if they do not enjoy milk from the cafe.

Lost and Found: We have a lot of items in our lost and found. We will be putting tables with all of the items out in front of the building at events next week (Authors Day, Fit Fest, etc). Please swing by if you are missing items. Additionally, a video of lost items will be posted on South Row's PTO Facebook as well prior to these end of year events.

Looking ahead - K-3 families: Please save your car dismissal numbers cards for next school year. At the end of the school year, please be sure you put them in a safe place. Your children will have the same number for their entire elementary career. New cards will be given to the incoming kindergarten families each year. Numbers will NOT be reprinted for current South Row students/families currently in grades K-3 unless you reach out to the main office staff in the Fall.

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...

  • Kindergarten Musicals, June 6th for Rigby and Sbordy at 2:15pm - more info to follow
  • Kindergarten Musicals, June 7th for Dossin and Patriquin at 2:15pm - more info to follow
  • Grade 4 Field Day, June 10th (rain date June 13th)
  • Move Up Day for K-3 Students, June 14th
  • Grade 4 Moving on Ceremony , June 16th at 9:30am, Cafeteria
  • Last Day of School - June 16th (half day)

Volunteer Opportunities

Nurses Corner

Dear South Row Families,

Author’s Day

It’s that time of year! Students are given popsicles for author’s day on June 1st. Please see the ingredient list below. Please contact myself or the office if you do not want your student to be given a popsicle.


Water, HIgh Fructose Corn Syrup, Less than 2% of: Sugar, Guar Gum, Citric Acid, Malic Acid, Beet Juice (for color), Vegetable Juice (for color), Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C), Natural and Artificial Flavor, Grape Juice COncentrate, Turmeric Oleoresin (for color), Annatto Extract (for color), Cherry Juice Concentrate, Locust Bean Gum.

Health Screenings

If your student did not pass the vision or hearing screening, I will rescreen them over the next few weeks. If they do not pass a second time, I will send a referral letter home recommending follow up with their pediatrician.

Covid Exposures Reminders:

We are seeing an increase in Covid Cases in our community. You can see the current statistics here on our dashboard.

If your student is fully vaccinated and is exposed to a Covid positive individual, and they do not have symptoms, they do not need to quarantine. Testing on day 5 from exposure is strongly encouraged regardless of symptoms. If your student is exposed and they are not vaccinated, they must quarantine at home for 5 days (exposure date is day 0). They may return to school on day 6, with a mask for days 6-10. Please let me know if your student has been exposed to a Covid positive individual.

At Home Test Kits:

If you would like to sign up for free Covid Tests to be sent home biweekly from the school, please click this link: Student and Staff Opt In/Register for At Home Antigen Testing Program

These kits get sent home in your student(s) backpack every other Friday for FREE!!!

If you signed up for At Home Testing and/or Pool Testing but would like to opt out, please email me at

Feel free to reach out to me with any questions or concerns.


Nurse V.

PTO Corner

Playground Painting Volunteers Needed

Please visit to sign up to help on either 6/18 or our rain date of 6/26. Painting not your thing? We are also looking for one playground supervisor for each shift to cover anyone who needs to bring their kids with them. Thanks in advance!

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Check out this PDF for Suggestions for Incoming Grade 5 Summer Reading

Food Services


Please send photos to Mr. Ramalho ( to be featured in our Home Link newsletter!

Schoolwide Enrichment - YOGA

Pride Shout Outs

Grade 1 Fire Safety Presentation ( a few weeks ago)

Grade 3 Engineering Day

All ready for kindergarten screening! A great family photo!

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Art Historian Visit

On Wednesday Emily Francisco, an Art Historian at the National Gallery of Art in Washington DC (South Row Alum 2002; CHS class of 2010) visited the Art Show and had a chance to chat with Art Teacher,Mrs. Cristantiello about the AWESOME student art show. Francisco remarked, “It was wonderful to see the art created by South Row students. I recognized some assignments I myself did years ago, like the masks. It was also a joy to see student paintings inspired by two of my favorite artists, Yayoi Kusama and Alma Thomas.”

...."Did you know that Emily is Mrs. Thompson-Francisco's oldest daughter?"


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Care Solace - Are you in need of support?

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Contact the Main Office Staff