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Week of: March 21st, 2022

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Message from Mrs. Gilbert & Mr. Ramalho

Hello Families,


It is so wonderful to be hearing the birds chirping and enjoying some extra daylight as we Spring forward.


Please make sure to take a peek at the Nurses' Corner for Health Screening information.


In person Grade Level Meetings were a big success this past week! We can't thank our Student Council members enough for helping us host.


This Saturday's Choralfest Concert will be held at 1:30 p.m. in the Carl J. Rondina Performing Arts Center at CHS. This is a free concert featuring singers from grades 4-12! Please consider attending.


Thank you to the Chelmsford Fire Department for joining us for High Five Friday!!


Respectfully,

Terri and Jayson

Week at a Glance

MONDAY (3.21.22)

  • Grade 2 Enrichment - Wingmasters
  • Virtual International Festival Meeting, 4:30pm - Google Meet joining info

    https://meet.google.com/hzx-kafh-ocd

    Or dial: +​1​ ​6​5​1​-​3​2​1​-​0​6​6​2 PIN: 3​8​8​ ​5​6​0​ ​7​1​7​#

    More phone numbers


TUESDAY (3.22.22)

  • No events

  • WEDNESDAY (3.23.22)

    • Pool Testing

    • Grades go live on portal - click here for directions on accessing report cards through X2


    Thursday (3.24.22)

    • No events


    Friday (3.25.22)

    • Culture Spirit Day!

    Looking ahead


    • Student Council (Duncan/Tice), Monday, March 28th, 12:30pm, Gym
    • Student Council (Mathews/Driscoll), Tuesday, March 29th, 12:30pm, Gym
    • Kindergarten Enrichment (Liquids and Solids), Wednesday, March 30th


    Rising Kindergarten Families (Next Registration Opportunity): The April Kindergarten Registration session has been finalized and will be one day on: Wednesday, April 27; 9AM-6PM. The district website will be updated to schedule appointments. Keep your eyes out for updates!


    MCAS Dates:

    Grade 3 - ELA - April 11th and 12th

    Grade 3 - Math - May 11th and 12th

    Grade 4 - ELA - April 13th and 14th

    Grade 4 - Math - May 9th and 10th

    Reminders/ Updates

    Holi: Holi will be celebrated on Friday. Holi is a popular ancient Hindu festival, also known as the "Festival of Love", the "Festival of Colours" and the "Festival of Spring!" Happy Holi to those in our community who celebrate.


    International Festival: Please click on this link to sign up to participate in the event (ie: performance, interactive station, or student display). Also please don't forget to send in Around the World photos! You do not have to complete a form at this time to attend. We hope to see some additional sign ups and look forward to a great showing!


    Student Placement: Please look for more information to be shared on the 2022-23 placement process for students rising to grade 1-4 early next week.


    Weather: This time of the year, the weather temperatures go up and down. Please be sure to check the weather forecast and temperature so students are prepared for outdoor recess.

    Nurses Corner

    Dear South Row Families,


    I hope everyone is getting out to enjoy the warmer weather and sunshine recently!


    HEALTH SCREENINGS May 3rd, 4th, and 5th

    The Massachusetts Department of Public Health Regulation requires students be screened at Chelmsford Public Schools at certain intervals. In elementary school, your child will be screened for:

    • Hearing: Grades *K, 1, 2, 3

    • Vision with stereopsis testing: Grades *K, 1, 2, 3

    • Visual acuity: Grade 4

    • Height/Weight Grades 1, 4


    *Kindergarten: Upon entering kindergarten ,or within 30 days of the start of school, the guardian shall present to school the Health Care Provider documentation from within the previous 12 months that the child has passed a vision screening. If your kindergarten child is missing a hearing or vision screening, it will be done at school.


    Please make sure your student brings or wears their prescribed eyeglasses at school for the vision screening. Alternatively, if your child is currently under the care of an optometrist and you would like to opt out of the vision screening, please email me at vandevoordts@chelmsford.k12.ma.us

    If you choose to have your child opt out of any of these screenings, please email me to exclude your student from participating. Please email me opt out requests by Monday April 25th. vandevoordts@chelmsford.k12.ma.us


    Allergies:

    If your child has seasonal allergies, now is a good time to start that daily antihistamine!


    Stomach Virus:

    Though we have had fewer cases of the stomach bug this week, it is still present in our community. We are continuing to have students use hand sanitizer throughout the day and classrooms are cleaned and disinfected on a regular basis. Classrooms that have had students out with the stomach bug are being cleaned more frequently. As a reminder, if your student has vomiting or diarrhea they may return to school once they have been symptom-free for 24 hours. If your student has fever, please run a Covid Test and report the results to me prior to them returning to school. If they have vomiting and diarrhea, please run a Covid test and report the results to me prior to them returning to school. Vomiting alone and diarrhea alone do not require Covid testing.



    Warmly,

    Nurse V.

    International Festival Information

    PTO Corner

    Help Wanted

    There are a few roles that we are seeking volunteers for:


    Board Positions

    Our May meeting with Board elections will be here before you know it! Each Board position (President, Vice President, Secretary, and Treasurer) are elected annually, so if any position interests you, don't hesitate to reach out to southrowpto@gmail.com to learn more.


    Teacher Appreciation Lunch Committee and Chair/co-Chair

    We are bringing back the big staff luncheon this year! Every year the PTO takes over the gym for a day in May to show our staff just how much they mean to us with a big themed potluck lunch complete with decorations and swag. It is probably the most fun committee you could be part of. Please reach out to southrowpto@gmail.com if you would like to join the party!

    Kindergarten Curious Creatures Enrichment

    This week our kindergarten classes enjoyed a visit from Curious Creatures. They learned a lot about different animals and even got the chance to touch them! They touched a chinchilla, a ferret, a bunny, a turtle, a bearded dragon, snakes, and an alligator!!! It was a day filled with excitement!

    Check out the video below!

    Food Services

    3.15.22 School Committee Meeting

    School Committee: March 15, 2022

    February Fun at South Row Video!

    February Fun at South Row!

    SOUTH ROW'S PHOTOS OF THE WEEK

    Please send photos to Mr. Ramalho (ramalhoj@chelmsford.k12.ma.us) to be featured in our Home Link newsletter!

    High Five Friday with the Chelmsford Fire Department

    Pride Shout Outs

    Student Council Guest Readers

    South Row Fun!

    Therapy Dog Visit!

    Happy St. Patricks Day!

    Nice weather fun! - BE KIND!

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