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March 11, 2022

Thank you to everyone that supported the Merrimac PTO Read-A-Thon!

Spring Conferences

Parent/Guardian conferences will be on the afternoon of the March 11, 2022 PRSD early release day. If you have scheduled a conference time for Friday, please be mindful that conference times are set for approximately 10 minutes. We hope you find the conferences informative and valuable, and we appreciate your partnership.

Important Dates...

March 2022

11 - PRSD early release day - Parent teacher conferences in the PM

11 - PTO Bookstore at Sweetsir

14 - Last day for Read-a-thon

15 - Safe Routes in school presentation

16 - Gr 1-6 report cards active in Campus parent portal

16 - Covid rapid tests distributed and sent home back pack mail

16 - 22/23 Preschool Info Night 6-7PM at FNS

18 - 22/23 PreK Screening-NO SCHOOL for current Preschool Students

April 2022

6+7-HRD 3-6 ELA MCAS 9AM

13 - 22/23 Kindergarten Information Night 6-7pm

14 - PTO virtual meeting

15 - PRSD early release day/staff PD in the PM

18-22 - PRSD schools closed for April break

25 & 26 - 22/23 Kindergarten Screening - NO SCHOOL for current Kindergarten Students

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.

Nora, Charlotte, Piper, Sophia and Gavin -Inclusive

Thomas -Kind

Emilia - Responsible


Be proud of yourself!

PTO News

Read-A-Thon Update

Merrimac students have been reading up a storm!! We’ve read well over 100,000 minutes and raised over $25,000 across both schools! What a fun two weeks it’s been! Keep logging your minutes throughout the weekend, as we will finish up our Read A Thon on Monday 3/14. On Tuesday we will announce the top readers in each school, as well as the top readers in each classroom. Prizes will be distributed accordingly. The top reader in each school will receive a $100 Giftcard to Target. The top reader in each class will receive a free book of their choice from the PTO Bookstore. There will also be a 10 minute extra recess for the classroom in each grade level with the most minutes read.


Have You Heard

Each day during the Read-A-Thon there is a special online read aloud posted on the MerrimacPTO.org site. Have a listen- and log your time!


PTO Meeting

Our next PTO Meeting will be held on 4/12/22 at 6:30. This will be done virtually. Please come join us!

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 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)


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


Early Literacy Newsletter

Check out the Literacy Newsletter created by our District Reading Specialists.

Things To Do...

Interested in learning how to Cheer?

Register now for a 3 day camp during April vacation sponsored by our very own Varsity Cheerleaders! This camp will be held in the High School gym for everyone ages 4-12. It will run from 9-1 April 18- 20. For details or email Juliefreitas77@gmail.com.


Soccer Anyone?

Soccer registration is open for Preschool through 4th grade at Merrimacsoccer.com.

3rd and 4th grade girls and boys need to be sign up by 3/15.


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.

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