Pleasant Street School News
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End of Year Celebrations! June 24, 2016
Please take a few minutes to enjoy our end of year celebrations newsletter! The last couple of weeks of school were quite busy (!) with learning activities, special programs, and events. Please look for one final newsletter within the coming week that will include our summer math and reading information.
Principal Dianne Ellis
Preschool Graduation and End of Year Ceremony
PIctured above: Morning preschool program waving to families.
Afternoon class takes the stage
Nathan ~Everyone's friend!
Nathan set down his summer suitcase of special things to clap along with the audience!
A view of the afternoon crowd
Kindergarten Nursery Rhymes 2016!
Special thanks to our kindergarten teachers, Mrs. Goldthwaite, Ms. Plourde, and Mrs. Webb, and our support staff and specialists, Mrs. Mann, Mrs. Jack, Mrs. Vitello, Mrs. Rix, Mrs. Chauvette, Mrs. McGrath, and Miss Leesha who worked together to make this such a successful program. Let's face it...your children were so awesome!
Pictured above- Zachary as Peter Piper.
Garden Club Final Week
Special thanks to Mrs. Nancy Berthiaume for leading this program and for Ms. Sarah Piazza who has provided valuable assistance each week. This program is funded with a grant from the Athol Royalston Education Fund.
Field Day 2016
Please click on the link to see a short video from this day. Special thanks to Sarah LeBlanc and Heidi Heuer for sharing their photos.
4th Grade Step Up
Pictured below: 4th grade student council members.
Celebrating our English Language Learners
As the school year has come to an end we wanted to take a moment to recognize the wonderful learning and work of our ELL students at Pleasant Street and around the district. This diverse, yet connected group, has produced skits, held book publishing and author tea events, marched in the River Rat parade, and played a big role in the Multi-Cultural Festival. In addition some students traveled to Harvard Forest, the Athol Historical Society, baked pies, and even had the opportunity to go kayaking courtesy of an educational enrichment grant from the Athol Royalston Educational Fund. Special recognition is due to Beth Gospodarek, our talented ELL teacher, who challenges and inspires students to be their best.
Please enjoy this short video highlighting our awesome ELLs created by Ms. Gospodarek.
Pictured to the right: ELL students having fun lining up to go to the Athol Historical Society.
Free Fun on Fridays- Visit Museums, Cultural Attractions and More!
Looking for interesting and enriching activities you can do with your children this summer? Plan to attend one or more Free Fun on Friday offerings across various sites in Massachusetts funded by the Highland Street Foundation. Please check out the schedule linked below.
Schedule in English
Schedule in Spanishhttp://www.arrsd.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/Free-Fun-Fridays-2016-Spanish-Version.pdf
Camp Read S'More
Pictured are just some of our Pleasant Street friends who enjoyed having their picture taken with family members or just their friends!
Congratulations Graduates 2016
Congratulations to the following young people who recently graduated from Athol High School and Monty Technical School who are the children of our faculty and staff members.
- Daniel Amado
- Emily Casella
- Chelsea Deveneau
- Sophia LaRoche
- Bailey Melanson
We are very proud of them and wish them well in college and other vocational technical pursuits!
4th Grade Rockets 2016
All School Meeting
Braydon & Tony- Keep the Peace Club
4th Grade Attendance Award
Mrs. Robinson being presented with an attendance award for the month of April by Mrs. Schwab.
1st Grade Attendance Award
Mrs. Richardson being presented with an attendance award for the month of May by Mrs. Schwab.
River Rat Reading Challenge Leaders
- 1st Place- Nathan B.
- 2nd Place- Naveia
- 3rd Place- Jayden B.
- 4th Place- Elizabeth
- 5th Place- three way tie- Nataniel, Felicity, and Aiden P.
Pictured to the right- Nathan B.
Pictured below- back row- Nataniel, Felicity, Nathan, Naveia, front row- Elizabeth, Aiden, and Jayden.
Farewell Pleasant Street "Luau-Themed" Block Party!
Farewell Block Party Video