Phillipston Memorial School

From the desk of the principal, Mrs. Chante Jillson

Friday, March 20

PTG Updates

  • The Princess and the Pauper Father Daughter Dance was Saturday! It was a huge success. All the princesses looked beautiful!
  • The Cowboy-Western Mother Son event is SUNDAY, APRIL 12 at HIGH NOON (12:00p.m.)
  • Teacher and Staff Appreciation will be May 4-8
  • Square 1 Art orders are due in April. Please watch for your forms. Great keepsake of your child's authentic artwork! Treasure it for years to come! They make great gifts for grandparents and relatives!
  • Next Meeting Tuesday, March 31 at 3:30! When you pick up your child, please join us for the meeting! Your help is important!

The Princess and the Pauper Father Daughter Dance

Math Support

We are creating mathematicians. They will be mathematical thinkers, not just rule followers. Are you wondering about the terms and vocabulary your child is learning in Math. Check out the sample video and math resource links below to see what all the talk is about!
An Introduction to Good To Know

Science Fair Coming Soon!!

The Third Grade Science Fair is scheduled for Tuesday May 19, 2015. The public can view the projects between 4pm and 6pm. Third grades will be sharing their investigations and explaining their work. Grades 1, 2 and 4 will have projects displayed.

This event is open to the public. We encourage relatives, neighbors, and friends to join us so our students can share their projects and knowledge with you. If you have any questions please contact Linda Qualters at the school 978 249-4969 or email at

Box Tops for Education

Phillipston Memorial Families collected close to 10,000 Box Tops for Educations. The money raised from Box Tops for Education program supports our school and students at PMS in varies ways such as special recognition efforts. This year we earned $938.60 through your generosity. Thank you so much. Our fourth grade students, along with a parent volunteer, Jen Gariepy and teacher, Leanne Bruen sorted, counting and organized the 9386 box tops.

Our second graders collected to most box tops this session. They will receive ice cream social as recognition for their teamwork.

Reading Is Magic

Ed the Wizard and Reading is Magic came to Phillipston Memorial in Phillipston MA Friday, March 20, 2015@ 2:00 p.m. Our students were entertained by Magic while they received the message that Reading is Magic. This program was supported in part by a grant from the Phillipston Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency. We are grateful for the Cultural Council's support.

Kindergarten Read Across America With Families

Thanks to all the Kindergarten Families and Friends who joined us Friday for lunch and stories! It was great to show and share the great work our Kindergarten friends are doing with their reading and writing. There is nothing better then sharing in their success!

Career Day

Our annual Career Day is planned for Friday, May 1. We are seeking people who would like to share their career with our students.

School Nurse News-April 2015

Nurse’s Notes April 2015

I want to thank all the students, families and staff members who

supported our Pennies For Patients fundraiser and Healthy Snack Days

last month. With everyone’s help, we were able to raise $960.27 for

this wonderful organization. A special thank you to Kindergarten for

raising the most money…$179.98! They will be rewarded with a pizza

party later this month. Thanks again for everyone’s help!

Mrs. Wilson

Pennies for Patients

Our school will be participating in the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS) Pennies for Patients fundraising campaign again this year. The LLS mission is to find a cure for leukemia, lymphoma and other blood related cancers.

The fundraising drive will run from March 2-March 20. Each student will receive their own individual box for collecting spare change. Their change will be added to their classroom box. Our goal is $1000. There class collecting the most will receive a prize. If you have any questions regarding this fundraiser, please contact Mrs. Wilson, our school nurse at 978 249 4969.

Mrs. WIlson, RN

Kindness Counts

It's important to notice the little things because the little things matter. Students and staff are regularly being recognized with Bucket Tickets for their random acts of kindness. This program allows students, teachers and staff to recognize each other for the little things in a bigger way! Tickets are available for anyone to give when they notice a random act of kindness of another.

Some of the most recent wonderful act of kindness noted are:

  • helping a friend
  • hanging up another child's coat when it was on the ground
  • helping a friend clean up a spilled drink
  • playing a game with a classmate that didn't have anyone to play with
  • noticing a friend who was sitting alone at lunch and asking to move seat to sit with them

Whole classes who demonstrate the most acts of kindness are recognized at the end of each week.


MCAS testing dates for the English Language Art Assessment have been adjusted to accommodate the missed instructional days due to weather.

Phillipston Memorial's MCAS Schedule

English Language Arts

Grades 3 and 4

ELA-Reading: Tuesday, March 31

Grade 4

Long Composition, Thursday, April 2


Grades 3 and 4

Thursday, May 7: MCAS-Math 3rd and 4th Grade

Tuesday, May 12: MCAS-Math 3rd and 4th Grade

Coming Events

Week of: 3/29/2015

MCAS-ELA Continues:

Tuesday, March 31-3rd and 4th Grade-ELA/Reading Comprehension

Thursday, April 2-4th Grade-MCAS Long Composition****** This is the NEW date.

Thursday, April 2-Report Cards- Go Home

Friday, April 3-THERE WILL BE SCHOOL (due to excess amount of snow days, we will be attending school on Good Friday) This is a change in the school calendar voted on by the school committee.

PTG Square One Art Orders Due by Thursday, April 2

Week of: 4/5/2015

Monday and Tuesday April 6-7: Half Days: Parent Conferences

Thursday, April 9: Schoolhouse Rock, Theater at the Mount Field Trip

Saturday, April 12th-Mother Son Event: Country Western Fun at NOON

Week of: 4/12/2015

Friday, April 17th-NO SCHOOL

Week of: 4/19/2015

Vacation Week

Week of: 4/26/2015

Wednesday, April 29th: ALiCE School Safety presentation, Middle School

Friday, May 1: Half day: Teacher PD

Week of: 5/3/2015

Thursday, May 7: MCAS-Math 3rd and 4th Grade

Week of: 5/10/2015

Tuesday, May 12: MCAS-Math 3rd and 4th Grade

Friday, May 15: Pide Potter Hamelin Pottery Presentation

Week of: 5/17/2015

Tuesday, May 19th: Science Fair

Friday, May 22: Memorial Day Observation and School Picnic

Week of: 5/24/2015

Monday, May 25: No School-Memorial Day

Tuesday, May 26: Simple Machines Slap Stick Science Program

Week of: 5/31/2015

Week of: 6/7/2015

Thursday, June 11th-Step up Day (Tentative: based on snow days)

Week of: 6/14/2015