Colrain Central School News

April 30, 2021

Amy Looman, Principal

Reminder: Literacy Survey

Just a reminder that we would like to hear from you!

The Mohawk Trail and Hawlemont Regional School System is planning to rework our approach to literacy in grades PK-8 so that our programs, teaching approach, and support for students are consistent in all schools and are based on research about how children learn to read.
We would like the input of caregivers to support this process. Please complete these questions based on your child's experiences* in the Mohawk Trail-Hawlemont System.
*This is a great time to talk with your child (or children) about their experiences in English Language Arts/Literacy at school. If you are unsure how to answer a question, please ask them for their input.

From the PTO

Teacher Appreciation Week!

The PTO is looking for help in showing our teachers how much we appreciate their hard work this year!

If you would like to help there are several ways to participate!

Send some "teacher goodies" to school WITH your child in a bag clearly marked PTO. The bags will be collected by the PTO. We are asking for items such as: tissues, dry erase markers, sanitizing wipes, markers, crayons, pencils, glue and anything else you think your childs teacher may need!

To keep our teachers fueled up please consider donating pre-packaged snacks that we will be stocking the staff room with. Any questions about food snack donations and to set-up a drop off time please contact Tawnya Graves, 413-522-4339 or email the PTO at

If time is an issue but you still want to help please consider donating monetarily, we are happy to purchase items for you! Contact Kim Stevens, 413-522-9186, Wendy Dellert or Tawnya Graves, again you can email also.

We can take donations throughout this weekend and the week.Thank you and let's show our teachers and school staff how much we appreciate everything they do for our kids, especially this year!!!

In case you missed it...

If you were unable to attend the MTRS informational night this week, you can find the presentation at


Last year, the MCAS test was canceled. This year, students in grade 3-6 are being tested in Mathematics and English Language Arts. Additionally, students in grade 5 will take a Science/Technology test. In the past, there were two sessions for each subject. This year, students will have one session in each subject area. Students will take the MCAS online with school issued chromebooks.

MCAS is one snapshot of your child's performance on a given day. We rely on our school-based assessments and observations to assess ongoing growth. This year, schools will not receive an accountability status. In the past, attendance played a role in the accountability status a school received. For the 2020-2021 academic year, schools will not be penalized for students that do not take the test. Please contact me if you have questions about your child's participation.

The schedule for testing is as follows:

Grade 3: ELA~May 10, Math~May 11

Grade 4: ELA~May 12, Math~May 13

Grade 5: ELA~May 14, Math~May 18, Science/Technology~June 8

Grade 6: ELA~May 19, Math~May 20

May schedule

1:50 dismissals:

5/5, 5/12, 5/19, 5/26

No School:

5/31 in observance of Memorial Day

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