Wolfpack Weekly

Sweetsir and Donaghue Schools

Important Dates...

April 2022

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

18-22 - PRSD schools closed for April break

25 & 26 - 22/23 Kindergarten Screening -

NO SCHOOL for current Kindergarten Students

28 - Paint Night with Mrs Dupre

29 - PTO Bookstore open during lunches

Wolf Calls...

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

Konnor & Nora were observed being kind and

Tal, Aiden & Amelia were observed being responsible.


Be proud of yourselves!

Placement & Scheduling for 2022-23

We have started the placement and scheduling process for next school year. The teachers and staff that work with students everyday take great care and are invested in creating a successful schedule for all students. As part of that process, if you feel that there is information that you would like to share with us, please click HERE to complete an input form by May 13, 2022. This information will be considered by School Counselors and Mrs. Dembro, Asst. Principal, as we build the schedule. We appreciate and value your input, it is helpful to us, however please know we will not make any schedule changes based solely on this information.

PTO News

Paint Night With Ms. Dupre

Who doesn’t love a little artistic fun?! Thursday, April 28th from 5:30-7:00 PM the PTO will be hosting a Paint Night with Ms. Dupre at the Sweetsir School. Space is limited to 50 participants. The cost will be $10 per person and will include all of the materials needed to participate. This is not a drop off event. Each student must be accompanied by an adult. Adults not painting do not need to purchase a ticket. Tickets will be available on Tuesday, April 12th using the following link. bit.ly/36DTZp8


PTO Bookstore
The PTO Bookstore is back by popular demand! Friday April 29th, and Friday May 20th the PTO Bookstore will be open for students at both the Donaghue and the Sweetsir during lunch time. We are collecting “gently used” books to be sold in the store. If you are doing some spring cleaning and would like to donate any books to the PTO please bring them in and place them in a donation box located in the school offices.


BOKS Program

The PTO is excited to start the spring session of the BOKS Program. This will begin on May 3rd and continue through June 9th. This will take place on Tuesday and Thursday mornings 7:15-8:15 at the Donaghue School. The cost is $20 per child and there will be Bus transportation provided for Sweetsir students. We are seeking volunteers for this program. Please reach out to Nancy Lombart (call or text 617-271-3828) if you are interested in helping out! Sign up using Event Brite link


4th grade Robotics Club

The PTO is in need of volunteers to help with this session of Robotics club. This 8 week session meets after school on Tuesdays. If you are able to help please contact the PTO at merrimacpto@merrimacpto.org


Staff Appreciation Week: May 2-6

Our Teachers Are Stars! Check out the fun ways you can help us celebrate during the week.


PTO Meeting

The next PTO Meeting will take place on May 10th virtually via zoom. The new PTO Board will be voted in at this meeting. Anyone interested in running for any of the positions may contact the PTO at merrimacpto@merrimacpto.org

Things To Do...

PEF fundraiser during Teacher and Staff Appreciation Week

Please help the Pentucket Education Foundation celebrate Teacher Appreciation Week by giving the gift of one dozen chocolate covered strawberries to as many teachers, staff and administrators as possible! A donation of $25 will ensure that the teacher of your choice receives a dozen chocolate covered berries! Gift boxes will be delivered to the schools on Friday, May 6th.

There are 3 ways to donate:

1. Fill out the form that was sent home with your student this week and have them return it to the main office. Please make checks payable to Pentucket Education Foundation.

2. Make a donation by credit card at pentucketeducationfoundation org. Click on the events tab and scroll to the Berry Grateful Campaign. A form is available online to identify which teacher you would like to honor with the gift.

3. Donate using Venmo by finding Pentucket Education Foundation (@Pentucket-Education-Foundation) and under "What’s it for ?” put the teacher name and school where berries should be delivered.

Questions? Contact robinplisi@icloud.com


Pizza, Pizza!

The Friends of the Merrimac Public Library & Five Daughters

are partnering on this yummy fundraising event where a portion of the proceeds will go to the

Friends to be used for a new Pollinator Garden at the library! Order your pizza kits by April

22, either in-store at Five Daughters (123 East Main St Merrimac, MA), by email:

info@fivedaughtersllc.com, or by phone: 978-384-8739. Each kit costs $15 and will contain: a

20 oz. Dough Ball, Flour, Sauce, cheese and pepperoni and makes a large 12-14" pizza. Kits

can be picked up at Five Daughters on April 29th anytime between 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM.


Old Home Days 2022

Old Home Days will be happening Friday August 12th through Sunday August 14th and we are still looking for committee leads and assistant leads. Help make OHD 2022 out best year yet! Please contact us at volunteers@merrimacohd.com


Gratitude Tree at the Public Library

The Merrimac Garden Club and the Merrimac Public Library invite you to help "Grow Our Gratitude Tree' by writing something you are grateful for on a strip of cloth - available at the Library - to be hung on the Gratitude Tree.



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


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.

Donaghue and Sweetsir Schools

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*image created by Iain R., Pentucket student