Wolfpack Weekly

Sweetsir and Donaghue Schools

March 3, 2022

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Important Dates...

March 2022

4 - PTO Bookstore at Donaghue

7 - Spirit Week starts for the READ-A-THON

8 - PTO meeting in the Sweetsir Cafeteria

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

11 - PTO Bookstore at Sweetsir to wrap up the Read-a-thon

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 PreK Info Night 6-7PM at FNS

April 2022

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

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

17 - 22/23 K Info Night 6-7PM

18-22 - PRSD schools closed for April break

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.

At Donaghue, Mrs. Provencal's Class were all acting responsibly.

At Sweetsir, Thomas was observed being kind and Brianna was seen being kind & inclusive.


Keep it up!

Spring Conferences

As we prioritize school and home connections, Pentucket will be holding spring parent/guardian teacher conferences. The conferences will be available on the afternoon of the March 11, 2022 PRSD early release day (or at an alternate time designated by the teacher). If you feel you need a parent conference at this time to discuss your child’s learning and the progress he/she has made thus far please watch for further scheduling information from your child's teacher(s).

Conference times are in 5-10 minute increments with each teacher. Please be aware that we have more students than time slots; therefore, if you already have a meeting scheduled in the near future (or recently met with teachers) that will serve as your conference, as the teacher/team can discuss your child’s progress at that time. If you simply feel you do not need a conference at this time, know that you may contact the office at any time throughout the year to speak with teachers.

We hope you find the conferences informative and valuable, and we appreciate your partnership.

PTO News

Read-A-Thon Update

The Read-A-Thon has finally kicked off and we are having a blast!! The fundraiser will run until March 14th. Don’t forget to log all of your minutes reading and listening to stories. We have many fun activities planned to go along with our fundraiser. Next week we will have a Spirit Week so don’t forget to check each day to see what is going on. Be sure to check the PTO Facebook page for readings from special guest readers everyday. Register your child for the Read- A-Thon by using the link, https://www.read-a-thon.com/readers/r/DMjfPg/1. Money raised will be used for getting books for our school libraries.


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 on March 8th at 6:30. The meeting will be held in the Sweetsir Cafeteria. Please come join us!


New Literacy Newsletter

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


6th Grade Families - PRMS PIN Mar3

Here is a link for the Middle School's Program of Studies in case you are unable to make the virtual Information Night Thurs Mar3 - check email for more details and a link to the Info Night


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

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 8th- Mr. Winter’s homeroom and Mrs. Tarr’s class
  • 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)

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! Check out their flyer for details or email Juliefreitas77@gmail.com for more info.


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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