Pleasant Street School News

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News from Kindergarten

Mrs. Webb's kindergarten class enjoyed learning about parts of plants last week. They spent time planting bean seeds inside a clear cup. By planting them close to the side of the cup, they were able to observe the roots growing in the dirt! The students also put seeds on a wet paper towel inside a clear baggie and hung them in the window. They were able to see the seed coat split and the sprout begin to grow...all without soil! Soon the plants will go home and hopefully beans will begging to grow in a few short weeks!

Almost done with MCAS

After four days of MCAS testing this past week between grades 3 & 4 we are almost done! The last day for make up tests will be Monday, May 18th. We appreciate how hard students applied themselves to the task. The building has been made brighter with spirited student council posters offering messages of encouragement for our MCAS test takers.

Send in Food Drive donations by May 19th!

We invite you to send in non-perishable food items from Monday, May 11th and continuing until Tuesday, May 19th. We are looking forward to filling all of the student council decorated boxes below and then some!


Let's go Pleasant Street! We are trying to compete against other district schools over who can collect the most proportionally based on student enrollment.

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Warm weather = recess fun!

Now that warmer weather is here children are happy to be outside playing at recess! While children look forward to recess and to the many offerings that are available on the playground, they also need a few reminders to keep this time fun and safe for all. We ask that families take a few minutes to review our playground guidance attached below.

We also ask that children wear sneakers or a closed toe sandal that offers a strap to keep footwear securely in place such as Keen or Teva sandals. Flip flops are generally not permitted for playground play.

Recess expectations

http://www.arrsd.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/Playground-guidance.pdf

Playground map

http://www.arrsd.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/Playground-map.pdf

The United States of America from Mrs. Robinson's 4th Grade

Students in Mrs. Robinson's class have been busy learning about important buildings, monuments, songs, symbols, and artifacts in our country during social studies.

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 :)

Stories in the Park- starting June 5 at 9:30 am at the Millers Park at the Athol Public Library- Enjoy strolling through the park with your child as you read the pages of a different book each week posted along signs through the park. This free, fun family activity will be continuing through out the summer! Please Click on the link below for more information.

http://www.arrsd.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/Stories-in-the-Park.pdf


Big Brothers/ Big Sisters Program is enrolling children for the 2015-2016 school year program. They serve children in the Athol/Orange area with transportation provided from Riverbend and Butterfield Schools. Please click on the link below for more information about this program and how you can be involved.

http://www.arrsd.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Big-Brothers-Big-Sister-Program.pdf


For other local events, happenings, and resources in this area... you can also check the North Quabbin Community Coalition website below:

http://www.nqcc.org/

Upcoming Events...Mark your Calendars!

Upcoming Events and Dates

  • May 19, Memorial day program, on the back court yard, 1:00 pm- Families welcome- please remember to bring your own portable chair if possible!
  • May 20, Memorial day program, 1:00 pm, (raindate!)
  • May 25, Memorial Day holiday observed, no school
  • May 29,New date!- Toy Bingo, 6-8 pm, sponsored by the PTO
  • June 1-June 4, spring administration of MAPS assessments

Check back soon for more news!

News from Principal Ellis

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