Pleasant Street School News
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End of Year Celebrations! (Part 2)
It has been truly an amazing year at Pleasant Street School!
We had an incredibly busy last two weeks of school with two concerts, the grades 1,3,and 4 field trips, the Annie play, preschool end of the year ceremonies, fourth grade step up, volunteer appreciation breakfast, field day, the kindergarten nursery rhymes program, and our end of the year all school meeting. Our fourth graders also launched rockets! Phew!! This newsletter is part two of a two part series that showcases moments from these events and celebrations.
Please take time to maintain a healthy balance this summer! Children, and families too, thrive with a combination of active and thoughtful pursuits. Taking advantage of local parks, swimming areas, playing in the hose, and/or a range of free family fun offerings (see postings at the end of this newsletter) will no doubt delight children and form lasting memories. We ask that you take some time to problem solve this summer and enjoy the summer calendar math activity packets that were sent home and are attached below. This math practice, combined with taking time to both picture read and read "just right" books will greatly help your child and go along way to preventing "summer slide." Additionally, take time to investigate the natural world and explore concepts in science with your children. Some of my most fond summer memories are catching fireflies and other assorted bugs, roasting marshmallows, and sitting around a campfire.
Have a great summer!
Principal Ellis and the faculty and staff of Pleasant Street School
Check backpacks for summer math activity packets and to sign up for the summer reading program through the town library.
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Please follow the link posted below for the Athol Summer Library to check summer reading lists for your child and to find out more about what fun and exciting things are happening at the local library this summer.
Have you checked out....Celebrate Schools Athol Royalston Facebook page?!
Mitch Grosky, loved educator, retired principal, community member, and newly elected school committee member has established a Facebook page to celebrate the many wonderful things happening within our community schools. You can like the page if you are on Facebook or simply search it to check out the beautiful pictures he has posted from events and activities from around the school district.
Pond Probe Study at Northfield Mountain Environmental Center
Kindergarten Nursery Rhymes Performance!
Fourth Grade Step Up Ceremony
Special thanks to Chris Tamulevich for his editing assistance and for making all of DVD copies and to Mitchell Grosky for the beautiful photographs.
Pictured students from Mrs. Robertson's fourth grade class waiting to be called on stage.
Honoring the transition to middle school
Mrs. Robinson shakes hands with Stevie and hands him his certificate with Principal Ellis and Mrs. Robertson in the background.
Many students were recognized for their achievements. Pictured is Nicholas W. being honored for his excellence in mathematics.
Honoring the transition to middle school
Field Day 2014
Mrs. Webb's kindergarten class in action!
Evan, a study in concentration, as he blows bubbles.
Mrs. Cetto's first grade having fun with water games
Science in action...fourth grade rocket launching!
Upcoming Events...Mark your Calendars!
Upcoming Events and Dates
- August 24- Back to school playground party, 3:00-4:30 pm, sponsored by Pleasant Street School PTO, all families welcome!
- August 27- First day of school, students in grades 1-4
- August 27 & 28- Early education preschool and Kindergarten orientation days
Spread the word... community resources and upcoming events!
- North Quabbin Community Coalition- a community based organization that has been working to improve the quality of life in the North Quabbin area for the past 29 years. Please check out their webpage, resource directory, and calender of events at: http://www.nqcc.org/events.html
- Free Fun on Fridays- visit a number of museums and cultural venues for free this summer on Fridays including the Eric Carle Museum, Franklin Park Zoo, and the Boston Science Museum! See the link here for dates and locations http://highlandstreet.org/freefunfridays.html