Wolfpack Weekly

Sweetsir and Donaghue Schools

August 2022

Welcome Back!

Welcome back to the start of a new school year! We are very excited to have you and your children as part of our Merrimac and Pentucket school community. Staff have been working hard to prepare for the return of our students. We have set high expectations and made plans to ensure that every student at Donaghue and Sweetsir has the opportunity to strive towards excellence.

Mrs. Dembro, Principal

Mrs. Niles, Assistant Principal

Meet the admin team!

Important Dates


1- Merrimac Goes Back to School 2-4PM

2- PRSD schools closed Labor Day holiday

5- PRSD schools closed Labor Day holiday

6- First day of school PRSD 1-6 students

6- Preschool and Kindergarten Orientations - see below!

12- PTO Meeting

15- Open House 6:00-7:00 PM Sweetsir/ 7:00-8:00 PM Donaghue

23- Early Release for PRSD students/staff PD

27- Donaghue Picture Day

28- Sweetsir Picture Day

PRSD District Calendar


Sweetsir Arrival and Dismissal

  • Drop off begins at 8:20am.
  • The school day begins at 8:35am.
  • Pick up begins at 3:00pm.
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Donaghue Arrival and Dismissal

  • Drop off begins at 8:10am.
  • The school day begins at 8:25am.
  • Pick up begins at 2:50pm.
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The 22-23 PRSD bus routes are posted on the district website linked here.

Back To School Policies and Family Handbook

Please complete and electronically sign the Back to School Policies posted below no later than September 15th.

Sweetsir Back To School Policies

Donaghue Back To School Policies

Please review the Pentucket Elementary Family Handbook.

Health Office News

Greetings from the Sweetsir and Donaghue Health Offices! Ann Brady-Lozier is the nurse at the Sweetsir School and Jessica Cossette is the nurse at the Donaghue School. Please feel free to reach out to them if you have any health related questions or concerns as we start the new school year. They will be available to meet during Merrimac Goes Back to School and this is a great time to drop off any medication your child may need while at school. If you cannot see them during Merrimac Goes Back to School, feel free to email to schedule another time at:

Sweetsir - Nurse Brady-Lozier, RN, abrady-lozier@prsd.org

Donaghue - Nurse Cossette, RN, jcossette@prsd.org

Preschool and Kindergarten Open House on September 6th

Preschool and Kindergarten students are invited to meet their teachers, meet new friends, and see the classrooms on September 6th - please click the link below and watch for more info from your teacher! (This Open House is for Sweetsir Preschool and Kindergarten students and their parent/guardians only.)

Preschool and Kindergarten Open House Information

We hope you can join us!

School Lunch

Please click here for the 2022-2023 PRSD School Lunch Program information.

Websites and Social Media

Our website is also a great starting point for information, please check it out!

Sweetsir Website

Donaghue Website

Follow us on social media too!

  • Facebook Private Group: HRDandFNSPtuck
  • Twitter: @HRDandFNSPtuck

Merrimac PTO

We hope you will consider joining our PTO this year! Please contact a board member for more information!

Merrimac Goes Back to School

PTO Board 2022-2023:

Katie Pellerin, President

Amanda Merrifield, Vice President

Theresa Nunes, Vice President

Sara Vendshus, Vice President

Jaclyn Kelley, Secretary

Tracy DeCresenzo, Treasurer

Email: merrimacpto@merrimacpto.org

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