Pleasant Street School News
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End of year Celebrations! July 2, 2015
Reading is Fun! Book Swap is a Big Hit!
Elementary students had a great time choosing books at our first ever district wide book swap event. There was so much excitement, from picking a colored tote bag and decorating it, to choosing new and gently used books to take home! Within each tote bag we included an informational flyer about the book swap program and a book mark that includes locations and times children can swap these books for some new reads on Wednesdays throughout the summer. Pictured above are students from Mrs. Webb's kindergarten class.
Listed below are summer reading lists compiled by the Athol Public Library. For activities and events at the library this summer please visit their website at: http://athollibrary.org/
Preschool and kindergarten:
Grades 1 & 2:
Grades 3 & 4:
For a great resource on leveled books by title please click on this link from the Montgomery Public Schools:
Fourth Grade Step Up Ceremony
More Field Day Photos
Thank you to the anonymous person who left a CD of photos for Principal Ellis to include in our newsletter. A little handwriting analysis might lead this principal to believe it was second grade teacher Mrs. Jones?! Nevertheless, please enjoy the memories captured here in these images that were put together in a short video.
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School climate survey for families
Book Publishing in KIndergarten
My sight word is is go. I like to go to my nana.
My sight word is went. I went to the shop.
My sight word is see. I see the Robins.
Expand your Thinking and Write All About It!
Some sentence starters could include:
I am thinking...
I wonder if...
Additionally, children enjoy responding to creative writing prompts. Linked below is a website with a number of journal writing prompts. An excellent summer goal is to have your child write in a journal at least once each week during the summer break.
Summer Calendar Math!
June 19, 2015
We want to promote continued problem solving and mathematical thinking over the summer. Students have been participating in lessons on "summer slide" in relation to reading and their retention of skills. Well, summer slide also happens in math! We have attached some summer calendar math activity packets below to keep your children fresh with their skills over the summer. These calendar packets were developed by the Cambridge Public Schools and are rich with activities, resources, websites and fun ideas to bring math to life.
K Students entering grade 1
Grade 1 entering grade 2
Grade 2 entering grade 3
Grade 3 entering grade 4
Grade 4 entering grade 5
If you have middle school students and want to have them practice please feel free to use the calendars below for students entering 6th, 7th, and 8th grade.
Summer fun in the greater Athol area
Linked below are some ideas for free and low cost activities within our community to keep your children busy this summer.
on June 25th- Don't miss a bug walk! Trust us...kids love to find bugs!
Free Fun on Fridays-70 MUSEUMS & CULTURAL VENUES
10 WEEKS OF FUN THIS SUMMER, 7 SITES OPEN FOR FREE EACH FRIDAY-Free Fun Fridays offers visitors no cost admission to many of the most treasured cultural venues in Massachusetts.
School Calendar for the 2015-2016 academic year
Please note our school calendar for next year has been voted by school committee and approved. For planning purposes it is linked below if you would like to print it. The first student day is August 26, 2015.
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 :)
Stories in the Park- starting June 5 at 9:30 am at the Millers Park at the Athol Public Library- Enjoy strolling through the park with your child as you read the pages of a different book each week posted along signs through the park. This free, fun family activity will be continuing through out the summer! Please Click on the link below for more information.
Big Brothers/ Big Sisters Program is enrolling children for the 2015-2016 school year program. They serve children in the Athol/Orange area with transportation provided from Riverbend and Butterfield Schools. Please click on the link below for more information about this program and how you can be involved.
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.