Wolfpack Weekly

Sweetsir and Donaghue Schools

May 6, 2022

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Thank you Merrimac PTO for Teacher and Staff Appreciation Week!

Thank you to Merrimac PTO for organizing and celebrating that Teachers and Staff are Stars all week! Everyone enjoyed all the festivities and treats all week!

Important Dates...

6 & 7 Bye, Bye Birdie Musical at the High School

11 String's Spring Concert

12 PRHS 2022 Arts Festival 6-8:30PM

13 Decade Spirit Day hosted by StuCo

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 Field Day (Rain date 6/2)

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;

Arianna, Brendan, & Mackenzie were observed being kind,

Cora & Kate were seen being inclusive,

Brendan was caught being responsible and

Conlan, Brianna, Riley, William, David & Daniel were all being safe.


Be proud of yourselves!

Items of Note...


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.


Central Office relocation update - Special Education Office

As an update, the PRSD Special Education office is now located at the Page School in West Newbury during the temporary relocation for the building project at the regional campus. If anyone needs to contact Ms. Natale or Dr. Jarvis, please call 978 363-2671, ext.36


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

Placement & Scheduling for 2022-23

We have started the placement and scheduling process for next school year. The teachers and staff that work with students everyday take great care and are invested in creating a successful schedule for all students. As part of that process, if you feel that there is information that you would like to share with us, please click HERE to complete an input form by May 13, 2022. This information will be considered by School Counselors and Mrs. Dembro, Asst. Principal, as we build the schedule. We appreciate and value your input, it is helpful to us, however please know we will not make any schedule changes based solely on this information. As schedules will not be finalized before the end of the year students will be notified of 22-23 homeroom assignments later this summer.

PTO News


PTO Meeting

The next PTO Meeting will take place on May 10th virtually via zoom. The new PTO Board will be voted in at this meeting. Anyone interested in running for any of the positions may contact the PTO at merrimacpto@merrimacpto.org


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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