Pleasant Street School News

building a community of learners that strive for excellence

February 28, 2016

Monster Jam = Vacation week memories!

Thank you to the LaMarche family for sharing a photo from the recent Monster Jam event held in the area that many of our students attended. They were fortunate enough to win tickets! Of special interest to our students was the modified school bus known as "Higher Education." Perhaps if Merrifield Bus added a few of these we wouldn't have any snow days!?!
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Beautiful Third Grade Reliefs on display

Lesson objectives for this assignment:

  • Create a cut paper 3-D relief
  • Demonstrate variations in cutting the paper
  • Use craftsmanship to arrange and create varying heights in the relief
  • Use materials in a safe and effective manner.

Making the Most of Indoor Recess

Kindergarten students in Ms. Plourde's class were caught on camera having fun during a recent indoor recess. Principal Ellis was very pleased with the level of kindness, sharing, and cooperative play skills she observed. Nice work kindergarten!

Catch of the Day

Our School Support Noon Duty staff continue to be recognizing students in their, "Catch of the Day," program. This honor is given to students who staff observe demonstrating our school expectations of respect for self, respect for others, and respect for propertyduring recess. Each day they choose one student from recess as the Catch of the Day who then receives a certificate, a stuffed fish for a day, and is entered into a weekly drawing in the "fish bowl" to receive a prize. Here are some recent catches!

Check Out the Official ARRSD District Facebook Page

We encourage you to like this page so you can follow news from around the district.

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 March
  • Lunch menu for March

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 :)

Wednesday, March 9th, 1:00-3:00 pm, The Good Dinosaur Movie at the Athol Public Library. Free and open to the public. For more information please contact the library or visit their website.

Motor Monkeys Playgroup- 10:15-11:30, Friday mornings, beginning on March 4- May 13, 34 North Main St., Orange. For more information call Jennifer at (978) 249-8467.

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

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.

Upcoming Events...Mark your Calendars!

Upcoming Events and Dates!
  • March 9, district half day, noon dismissal, lunch is served
  • March 28- April 12- MCAS English Language Arts Assessment window
  • April 18- 22, spring recess, no school
  • April 25, -school resumes
  • April 27- district half day, noon dismissal, lunch is served

For your convenience our district calendar is linked below.

Check back soon for more news!

News from Principal Ellis

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