Wolfpack Weekly

Sweetsir and Donaghue Schools

February 17, 2022

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Important Dates...

February 2022
  • Friday, February 18: Professional Development- No School for students
  • Monday, February 21st - Friday, February 25th: Winter Break - No School
  • Monday, February 28: PTO READ-A-THON starts
March 2022
  • Thursday, March 3: 6th Grade Family Information Night for PRMS from 6-7 p.m. - stay tuned for remote link


Mask Update

As an update, on Tuesday, Feb15, the PRSD School Committee voted to follow DESE's updated guidance regarding the wearing of masks in school buildings starting Monday, February 28th. In most instances, this makes mask wearing optional in the building. Per federal requirements, anyone on a bus must still wear a mask, and mask wearing is still required in various COVID scenarios which you can read here.

IMPORTANT - please discuss your family's preference and expectations with your students. As mask wearing is now a choice and no longer district policy, wearing of masks in the classroom will not be enforced by staff, other than the specific COVID scenarios cited above. Part of the guidance includes that all students and staff will be required to wear masks when visiting the Health Offices for any medical reasons. To help with this all students should have a clean mask in their bag to use as needed during the day. Thank you for your help with this.


K Registration is open

Important K registration info - K registration is now open, please plan to register by Mar1 as placements will be developed based on those enrollments - students registering after Mar1 may be processed after classes are developed - call Mrs. Hall in FNS main office with any Qs - 978-346-8319

Wolf Calls...

The following individuals and groups were observed demonstrating Merrimac's core values which include being RESPONSIBLE, INCLUSIVE, SAFE, and KIND during the school day.


Isabelle & Raymond were recognized or being kind.

Violet, Avery, Vera, Carrigan, Niamh were recognized for being responsible.


Keep it up!

Things To Do...

Vacation at the Merrimac Public Library...

Looking for something to do during February vacation? The Merrimac Public Library has activities planned. Check them out here! Registration is required for most activities.


Merrimac/ West Newbury Softball League

is currently registering players in K-6th Grades for Spring 2022 Softball Season. No Experience Necessary! Season will run April 25th -June 6th, 2022
Please visit www.mwnsoftball.com for registration


YMCA Day Camps-

Looking for options for Summer camp? Here is a link to the YMCA's Day Camp Guide.

Health News

Postural Screenings:

The Donaghue Health Office will be conducting postural screenings on Tuesdays during the

month of March. Please review this form for more information. If you DO NOT wish your child

to participate in this screening, please complete the form and provide the appropriate

documentation to Nurse Cossette.

Please see the scheduled dates below to ensure your child has the

appropriate clothing.

  • March 8th- Mr. Winter’s homeroom and Mrs. Tarr’s class
  • March 15th- Mrs. Palowich’s homeroom and Mrs. Provencal’s class
  • March 22nd- Mrs. Silvani’s homeroom and Mrs. Richards’ class

Any questions or concerns, please contact Nurse Cossette (346-8115/ jcossette@prsd.org)

PTO News

Read-A-Thon -

Informational flyers were sent home with students this week. Please be sure to sign up using the secret code for your child's class. Prizes will be awarded for the minutes read by individuals and classes.


Do you shop with Amazon? Go to Settings in your Amazon app. Tap on “Amazon Smile” and follow the on-screen instructions to add Merrimac PTO as your charity of choice. You can give back just by doing your regular shopping – at no cost to you!


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*image created by Iain R., Pentucket student