Wolfpack Weekly

Sweetsir and Donaghue Schools

April 1, 2022

Important Dates...

April 2022

1 - International Autism Awareness/Acceptance Day - wear favorite color to celebrate differences

5 HRD and FNS group pictures (2day & 4day prek, K & gr 3-6)

6 FNS group pictures (3day prek, gr 1 & 2)

5 - 4th grade Robotics prpgram

6+7-HRD 3-6 ELA MCAS 9AM


12 - PTO virtual meeting

13 - 22/23 Kindergarten Information Night 6-7pm

14- Kindergarten Rainforest Show

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

Specialist's Spotlight


Check out Ms Dickson's Webpage to learn more about how your children are singing and dancing in Music class :)

Wolf Calls...

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

Mackenzie, Dominic, and Sophia - Kind

Bailey, Kyla, Emily, Jacoby and Nora - Responsible

Piper - Inclusive


Way to go everyone!


MCAS Testing

This year’s testing dates are:

  • English/Language Arts - Apr6+7

  • Mathematics - May4+5

  • Science(gr5 only) - May18

You can read more about the MCAS in the Parent Letter.


PRSD Teaching and Learning Blog

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


Early Literacy newsletter

Check out this month's Literacy Newsletter on Phonological Awareness


K Registration is open

Important K registration info - K registration is now open, please plan to register by Mar1 as placements will be developed based on those enrollments - students registering after Mar1 may be processed after classes are developed - call Mrs. Hall in FNS main office with any Qs - 978-346-8319

PTO News

4th grade Robotics Club

Registration is open for any 4th graders interested in Robotics. Currently there are 13 kids registered. Registration forms are available in the Main Office or online at www.merrimacpto.org. This 8 week session will start on Tuesday, April 5th.


Paint Night with Ms. Dupre

Who doesn’t love a little artistic fun?! Thursday April 28th from 5:30-7:00 the PTO will be hosting a Paint Night with Ms. Dupre at the Sweetsir School. Space is limited to 50 students. The cost will be $10 and will include all of the materials needed to participate. Tickets will be available in a few weeks, so stay tuned!


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.


PTO Meeting

Our next PTO Meeting will be held on 4/12/22 at 6:30. This will be done virtually. Please come join us!

Things To Do...

Community Easter Egg Hunt

The Merrimac Senior Center is hosting a Community Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 9th at

11 am.

Ongoing Book Sale

The Friends of the Merrimac Public Library, a non profit that encourages public use and enjoyment of library services, has established an ongoing book sale in the library. Donations from the sale will assist in fulfilling bequests for the library community. Come in and see what we have!


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



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.


Interested in learning how to Cheer?

Register now for a 3 day camp during April vacation sponsored by our very own Varsity Cheerleaders! This camp will be held in the High School gym for everyone ages 4-12. It will run from 9-1 April 18- 20. For details or email Juliefreitas77@gmail.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.

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*image created by Iain R., Pentucket student