The Roderick Review

February 2019

Thank You to WEST!

Thank you to WEST for their many outstanding educational grants awarded to Roderick teachers and staff at Grant Night. Awards grants for Roderick Elementary include:


  • $9,999 for Google Expedition Virtual Reality Goggles: Grade 6
  • $575 for Sound of Science Enrichment Program: Grade 4
  • $1,740 for Boston Museum of Science Field Trip: Grade 5
  • $2,359 for Boston Museum of Science Field Trip: Grade 6
  • $625 for How to Make a Mistake- Social Emotional Learning Program: Grade 5
  • $550 for Breakout EDU- Technology

Read Across America Week

Roderick students and staff are looking forward to another fantastic Read Across America week! Please see the exciting schedule of events:


Read Across America Week Schedule

Monday, February 25th- Crazy Sock Day

Tuesday, February 26th- Mismatched Day

Wednesday, February 27th - Crazy Hair Day

Thursday, February 28th- Dress as your favorite book character

Friday, March 1st- Wear Red and White or your favorite Dr. Seuss t-shirt

Annual MA DESE Report Cards

In accordance with the federal Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), each state is required to publish a report card for each district and school in the state to highlight the current strengths and areas for growth. This year, the DESE is in the process of updating the report card format and they are expected to be posted on the School/District Profile page of the DESE website in February. You will receive the links to the school and district report cards via email through Blackboard Connect and you may also request a hard copy from the Roderick Office.

Winter Illness

Students and staff have been dealing with a variety of illnesses over the last month. In order to combat germs at both Roderick and Delaney, our custodial staff has bought and implemented a new classroom sanitizing machine! This machine will deploy a sanitizing mist throughout the classroom to kill germs. In addition, classroom teachers have emphasized hand washing habits throughout the school day. If your child does become sick, please remember that he/she must be fever free for 24 hours before returning to school.

Roderick Homework Club

We are excited to start Roderick Homework Club this spring! The Roderick Homework Club will be available on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons starting on March 5th. Please look out for more information about the Roderick Homework Club in the coming weeks!

Literacy Night and the PTO Book Fair

Literacy Night and the Scholastic Book Fair will occur on Thursday, February 28th from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. in the Vogel Auditorium. There will be many fun events during Literacy Night such as Poetry Cafe, BINGO, Boggle the Mind, and Fairy Tale Land. We look forward to seeing you at Literacy Night on Thursday, February 28th!

February Important Dates

PTO Meeting

Monday, February 4th at 7:00 p.m., Delaney Conference Room


Half Day: Professional Development

Wednesday, February 6th


February Vacation

Monday, February 18th to Friday, February 22nd


4th Grade: Ooch Social Emotional Learning Program

Monday, February 25th at 1:30 p.m.


Wrentham School Council

Tuesday, February 26th at 3:15 p.m, Roderick Library

2019 MCAS Testing Reminder

Please see the upcoming MCAS dates for the Roderick Elementary School:


Grade 4 ELA: Thursday, April 4th and Friday, April 5th

Grade 4 Math: Wednesday, May 8th and Thursday, May 9th


Grade 5 ELA: Wednesday, April 10th and Thursday, April 11th

Grade 5 Math: Wednesday, May 1st and Thursday, May 2nd

Grade 5 Science: Monday, May 13th and Tuesday, May 14th


Grade 6 ELA: Monday, April 8th and Tuesday, April 9th

Grade 6 Math: Monday, May 6th and Tuesday, May 7th