Athol-Royalston Elementary News
Teaching Excellence & Bringing Our Schools Together in 2016
District Elementary Math Program is a Top Performer in Independent Report
Eureka Remains Best In Latest EdReports Reviews
The independent nonprofit EdReports.org has just released more K-8 math reviews, bringing the total number of reviews to 24. Still none of the other math series on the market comes close to Eureka. Out of 70 possible points per grade, Eureka's elementary grades averaged 63.0 points. The next nearest competitor averaged just 38.3 points per grade.The EdReports.org findings show that Eureka Math remains the clear leader for its focus/coherence, rigor, and usability. "
So you know, ARRSD is in our second year of using the Eureka math program. Teachers have actively participated in on-going professional development and coaching in order to successfully implement this rigorous and effective curriculum program and instructional approach.
Math Tips for Families
Linked below are two great math resource sites that include a wealth of information including vocabulary, practice tips, instructional videos, homework help by grade, topic, module and more. As a district we want to partner with families to help children to achieve in math.
Lafayette Parish School System
The Athol Community Elementary School (ACES) will be ready soon!
To see pictures and more information about the progress of our new school building please click on the links below.
Celebrate Schools Athol Royalston Facebook site:
Athol Royalston Regional School District:
Introducing our new Official ARRSD Facebook page
We encourage you to like this page so you can follow news from around the district.
Read Across America Day is celebrated on March 2 in honor of Dr. Seuss' Birthday!
We ask all students to have a little fun with us, celebrate Read Across America Day, and read at least one or more Dr. Seuss books!
Student Writers in Action!
Does your child love to write?
Students in grades 4-12 are invited to enter and to celebrate Boston sports through writing. Submission deadline is March 15, 2016.
For more information please print out the attached informational sheet and entry form linked below.
Pleasant Street School News
Newsletter for February 28
Newsletter for February 21
Newsletter for February 14
News from the Royalston Community School
Universal 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
Got Legos? New Exhibit Will Be Opening in March
Chuck Stone Little League of Athol
or visit their facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/TheChuckStoneLittleLeague/
This is not a school sponsored program but is offered here as a public service to families with school age children.
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
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
Welcome Baby Baskets- Did you or do you know someone who just had a new baby? Valuing Our Children would love to pay them a visit with a basket full of goodies. For more information please call (978) 249-8487.
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 more school specific activities and for events and the high school and middle school please check individual school calendars posted on the district website.
For a copy of our school district calendar please click on the link below.
Check back soon for more news!
News from the Athol-Royalston Elementary Schools
Bringing Our Schools Together in 2016
The Athol Elementary Schools: Pleasant, Riverbend, and Sanders Street will come together in our new, state of the art, Athol Elementary School opening Fall 2016.