Wolfpack Weekly

Sweetsir and Donaghue Schools

May 20, 2022

Students Spruce Up Sweetsir's Gardens

A big THANK YOU! to Aaron, Rosalie, Noelle and Anais for choosing to clean up the Sweetsir gardens for their community service project last Sunday. Nice work!

Important Dates...

May 2022

24 FNS Gr2 tour of HRD (5/25 rain date)

27 EARLY RELEASE - Red-White & Blue Spirit Day

30 No School - Memorial Day

June 2022

1 K-6 Field Day at Donaghue (Rain date 6/2)

3 Outdoor Luau Dance hosted by the Merrimac PTO

6 PRSD 6th Grade Class to Cedardale

7 5th & 6th Grade band Orchestra Tour

8 3rd grade Instrument exploration

9 Ice Cream Social hosted by the Merrimac PTO

10 6th grade completion ceremony

13 K graduation by class

14 Last Day of School - early release for students (no lunch service)

Wolf Calls...

The following individuals and groups were observed demonstrating Merrimac's core values -Inclusive, Kind, Safe and Responsible;

Kudos go out to Ruby, Meredith, Teddy, Scarlett, Colin, Liam, Cam & Presley for being responsible. Thank you Vincent, Lila, Raelynn, Ridley & Nico for being kind. Anthony nice job being safe!


Be proud of yourselves!

Health and Wellness update

At-Home Testing

As a reminder, PRSD is currently participating in the at-home COVID testing protocol. As with neighboring communities, we have seen an increase in cases at PRSD over the past two weeks. For more information about opting in to participate in the home testing program, please use this link Masking is still optional at school. As always, if you have any questions about test results or any symptoms, please contact Nurse Brady-Lozier, RN at FNS (978-346-8210), or Nurse Cossette, RN, at HRD (978-346-8921).


Water, Please

With warmer weather approaching students are encouraged to bring in their own water bottles to grab a quick drink - we ask that glass water bottles be kept at home. Thank you!

PTO News

Dance, Dance, Dance...

Join us on 6/3 from 5:00-7:00pm outdoors at the Sweetsir for a Luau Themed Dance. There will be food, music and fun! More details to come. This is not a drop off event, students must be accompanied by a parent/guardian.

Merrimac PTO Ice Cream Social...

Come and enjoy a scoop of ice cream at the Sweetsir School Playground. Thursday, June 9th 5-7pm. Free ice cream for all Merrimac school kids. This is not a drop off event, students must be accompanied by a parent/guardian.

Items of Note...

Our Neighbors’ Table Summer Lunch Program

We strive to help families feed their active kiddos who are home for summer by offering access to additional breakfast and lunch foods. There is no need to sign up for our Summer Lunch Program, all registered ONT families qualify.

ONT staff can also help you apply for SNAP over the phone —Details here!


PRSD Teaching and Learning Blog

Check out the latest PRSD Teaching and Learning blog on grading for equity.


Literacy newsletter

Check out this month's Literacy Newsletter on Oral Language

Things To Do...

Take a Walk on the Wild side

Join the Open Space and ecologist, Tim Simmons this Saturday for a walk to the Marsh. Learn about the plants and animals as well as the history of the Marshview and Innis trails right here in Merrimac.


Jamaco River Run/Walk 5K and Kids 1K Fun Run

It's not too early to sign up for the Jamaco River Run/Walk 5K and Kids 1K Fun Run held on Saturday, June 18th. Sign up before 5/31 for just $25. Kids under 16 are $20. The Jamaco River Run is a charity event that raises money for Merrimac youth sports. Come join us for music, food, raffles and fun! More information at jamacoriverrun.com.


Pentucket Youth Football & Cheer

Registration is now open for this summer program. For more information go to PentucketYouthFootball.org


YMCA Day Camps-

Looking for options for Summer camp? Here is a link to the YMCA's Day Camp Guide.

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