Royalston Community School News

April 2015

5th GRADERS COMPLETE THE D.A.R.E. PROGRAM

Officer Sherry Miner from the Royalston Police Department has been working with Mrs. Knechtel over the past few months to bring the D.A.R.E. (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) program to 5th graders. The mission of the D.A.R.E. program is teaching students good decision-making skills to help them lead safe and healthy lives. As students completed the program they wrote essays about what they learned about substance abuse, peer pressure and violance and pledged to make healthy decisions. During our recent D.A.R.E. graduation, each student was recognized for their accomplishments. Many local and state officials congratulated students and encouraged them to use skills learned through D.A.R.E. to make wise decisions and to lead healthy lives. We are extremely proud of the 5th grade students for their hard work and accomplishments completing this program.


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WACKADOO ZOO!

Mrs. Benjamin received a grant through the Athol-Royalston Education Foundation to provide RCS students in first, second and third grades the opportunity to participate in an after school musical program. Students spent hours after school learning and rehearsing the play Wackadoo Zoo. Before April vacation, the cast put on an afternoon performance for the school and evening performance for family and friends. This was a wonderful integration of story, music, theater, and teamwork. Thank you to Mrs. Benjamin, Mrs. Stimson and Terry Parker for ensuring students and guests truly enjoyed the show!


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STUDENT COUNCIL BRINGS RAINBOW SPIRIT TO RCS

We saw tie-die, stripes, polka-dots, bold colors, shoelaces, hairdos and much more around the hallways and classrooms at RCS for school spirit day. Student council members organized rainbow day. It sure was it colorful!

FUN IN FIRST GRADE!

First grade are shown building and eating a life-size Lilly made out of Gingerbread. The students worked cooperatively to decorate a gingerbread girl made from the life-size template of Lilly Fitzpatrick following a lesson from AIMS. This project included advanced Integration of math and science skills. This lesson sure was a hit among the first graders!
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6th GRADERS LEARN MAPPING SKILLS

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4TH GRADERS WRITE HAIKU POMES

Mrs. Magazu's 4th graders have been learning about a Japanese form of poetry called Haiku. Haiku poems are most commonly known for their three line format where the first line contains 5 syllables, the second line contains 7 syllables and the third line contains 5 syllables. Students have written many poems and some were shared at our last all-school meeting.
They were so excited about the fantastic weather we had over the past few weeks they couldn't resist a few spring poems as well!

SCHOOL HOUSE ROCK LIVE

The whole school was recently treated to a trip to Mount Wachusett Community College to see the production of School House Rocks Live! This was made possible through grant money from the Athol Cultural Council and Royalston Cultural Council.
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CONGRATULATIONS MARCH STUDENTS OF THE MONTH!

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RIVER RAT RACE PARTICIPATION

Students and staff participated in local festivities during River Rat weekend in Athol. Ms. Superchi & Mr. Ferrani paddled in the canoe race. Staff and students were seen running in the Big Cheese 5K road race. There were students in the parade as well. It was wonderful to see so many folks participate in one of our major community events.

RIVER RAT READING CHALLENGE...ONLY A FEW DAYS LEFT!

There are only a few days left for the River Rat Reading Challenge! We encourage students to continue to log the number of minutes they are reading at home. The more you read, the faster your canoe will travel around the cafeteria and get you closer to earning prizes! Awards will be given at our next all-school meeting. Let's keep those boats moving! A big thank you to Ms. Divoll for organizing the reading challenge!

UPCOMING DATES & EVENTS

April


  • April 27 School Council Meeting 3:30
  • April 29 Half day, student dismissal at 12:00, lunch is served
  • April 29 & 30 Kindergarten screening by appointment, no school for kindergarten students
  • April 30 Field trip to Mt. Grace, grade 2


May


  • May 4 PTG meeting 3:30
  • May 4-8 Teacher appreciation week
  • May 4-26 MCAS math & science testing window, grades 3-6
  • May 7 Field trip to Harvard Forest, grade 2
  • May 8 Hug-A-Tree, grades K-3
  • May 11-15 Nature's Classroom, grade 6
  • May 21 PTG Book Bingo 6:30
  • May 25 No School, Memorial Day


Please do not hesitate to contact me with questions, concerns or feedback. You can reach me by phone at 978-249-2900, by email at msuperchi@arrsd.org or in person by stopping by RCS.


Molly Superchi

Principal, Royalston Community School