Pleasant Street School News
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Summer Newsletter Edition July 14, 2015
Our Summer Programs Have Begun!
More Summer Celebrity Readers... !
Click here for a short video of our celebrity readers!
Wednesday July 15th marks week #2 of the Great Book Swap
Make it a plan to stop by one of the area locations listed to have your child swap out for some new titles that are at the just right reading level! In addition to enjoying some new book titles to read your family can also take advantage of the summer meals program where children eat for free.
Wednesday Book Swap locations and times:
- 8:45- 9:45- Athol Salvation Army-free breakfast available
- 10:15-11:15- Athol High School- summer playground site, free lunch available
- 11:45-12:45- Athol Public Library
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:
The School Climate Family Survey is Ending Soon...
School climate survey for families
Project Based Learning in Action-Ending the Year with Science Projects!
For some added fun on the day science projects were presented students were allowed to wear their pajamas to school for a "read-in" celebration!
Pictured: Senja with her outstanding solar system project.
Linked below is a short video with pictures from some additional projects.
Here's One Happy Summer Gardener!
Tell a Friend, ARRSD is Offering Family Fun Readiness Kits
Our preschool teachers secured a grant through the Athol Royalston Education Fund to purchase readiness kits. These kits are available to loan for district families and include a number of fun learning activities and games to play with your preschool to kindergarten aged youngster. For more information about the kits and how to obtain one please click on the informational handout linked below.
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.
Musical Chairs with Ms. Morin's Class
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.
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.
Petersham Playgroup -July 22 and August 12- 10:00-11:30 am
Live Animals at the Orange Library on this Saturday July 18th!
(Moore Leland branch), 10:00-11:30 am
The Nurturing Program will be offering a new class for parents starting in September 2015. Space is limited so please click on the link below to find out more about how you can be involved in this opportunity.
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.