Athol-Royalston Elementary News
Teaching Excellence & Bringing Our Schools Together in 2016
Teacher Appreciation Week is May 2 to May 6
As we celebrate teacher appreciation week we wanted to share with you some wonderful quotes on teaching. It was hard to choose just these quotes as there are so many more that could be added. As Principals, we would like to take a moment to express our deep gratitude and appreciation for all of the hard work our teachers and staff put into each day and each student. "Education is the key to success in life, and teachers make a lasting impact in the lives of their students." ~ Solomon OrtizThank you!
Principal Ellis, Principal Superchi, and Principal Williams.
DISTRICT PRESCHOOL AND EARLY CHILDHOOD SCREENING ON MAY 6TH :-)
Early Childhood Screening is a program developed to check the health and development of children ages two years six months to four. Children will attend screening one to two years before they enter kindergarten. Screenings are conducted by trained, licensed
Athol Royalston Regional School District Staff
What are the goals of Early Childhood Screening?
- To find out how your child is growing and developing.
- To connect parent and child with early childhood programs and other community services that may be needed.
- To answer any parenting questions/concerns you may have.
- Identify any possible health or learning concerns so that they may be addressed before a child enters school.
Please share the word with families you know who have preschool aged children to call the office at (978) 249-2405 to schedule an appointment. We also want to remind present families we will not have preschool on May 6th due to the screening program.
Kindergarten Screening Draws Many Families
Many thanks are due to our fabulous early education team of teachers, specialists, our school nurses, paraprofessional staff, and our administrative team for their collective efforts in conducting our kindergarten screening program on April 28 & April 29. Youngsters participating met with a teacher, speech & language specialist, and school nurse as part of health and Dial4 developmental screenings. In addition, Mrs. Triozzi, a district school psychologist, was on hand to facilitate and to provide consultative support.
If you have or know of a friend who has not had their child or children (who will be turning 5 by Sept.1st) registered for kindergarten or screened please call any one of our elementary school offices.
Everybody Loves a Parade
ACES, "FILL THE BOOKSHELVES COMMITTEE"
Dear Future ACES Family and Friends:
To help commemorate the opening of the brand new Athol Community Elementary School (ACES), the ACES “Fill the Bookshelves Committee” goal is to help raise funds for brand new books for the wonderful new school library and media center.
You might not be aware that while computers and other technological equipment are included in the building budget...books are not! 100% of the money you donate will go to purchasing these new books! Our dedicated teachers will help select the books to enhance your child’s education and reading experience.
To add to the excitement, our wish is that each and every child attending ACES this fall will have our custom bookplate (design above) with his/her name on it inside a new book in the school library.
To help us in this endeavor, please participate in anyway you can by filling out and returning the attached form by May 15.
ACES “Fill the Bookshelves” Committee
Your gift is tax deductible! “ACES Fill the Bookshelves Committee” is sponsored by “Friends of the Library”. Checks payable to Friends of the Library.
Elementary Guidance News
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News from the Royalston Community School
If you haven't already....please check out the Official ARRSD Facebook page
We encourage you to like this page so you can follow news from around the district.
Universal Free Breakfast & Lunch
- As part of the 2010 Healthy and Hunger-Free Kids Act, Athol-Royalston Regional School District, along with other districts, now offers free meals to all students this school year.
- Breakfast menu for May
- Lunch menu for May
Upcoming Events...Mark your Calendars!
Upcoming Events and Dates!
- May 6-district preschool screening, by appointment, no school for preschool students.
- May 30- Memorial day holiday, no school
For more school specific activities and for events and the high school and middle school please check individual school calendars posted on the district website.
For a copy of our school district calendar please click on the link below.
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 :)
Free Family Fun Day, May 14, 10 am -2 pm at the Elks Club, 92 New Athol Rd., Orange. Arts and crafts, face painting, entertainment, summer program information and more!
Mother Goose on the Loose Playgroup-Thursdays 10am—11:30am Valuing Our Children 217 Walnut St. Athol. For more information contact: Jen: 978-249-8467 x 22
Petersham Playgroup- Beginning on Thursday, Sept. 17th from 10-11:30 at the Petersham Center School. For more information please call Jennifer at Valuing Our Children 978-249-8467 x22
Welcome Baby Baskets- Did you or do you know someone who just had a new baby? Valuing Our Children would love to pay them a visit with a basket full of goodies. For more information please call (978) 249-8487.
For other local events, happenings, and resources in this area... you can also check the North Quabbin Community Coalition website below:
To read the most recent newsletter of the NQCC, The Common Thread, please click on the link below.
These are not school sponsored events but are posted here as a public service for families in the greater North Quabbin community.
Check back soon for more news!
News from the Athol-Royalston Elementary Schools
Bringing Our Schools Together in 2016
The Athol Elementary Schools: Pleasant, Riverbend, and Sanders Street will come together in our new, state of the art, Athol Elementary School opening Fall 2016.