Pleasant Street School News
building a community of learners that strive for excellence
January 9, 2016
Winter Break Reading Challenge is a Big Hit
We want to thank the many families who participated in our winter break reading challenge! All students were given a new book and a response activity for the winter break. Students who turned in their response activity sheet the week of January 4-8, were given a small prize and were entered into a drawing for Walmart gift cards. Gift card winners will be annouced at our January all school meeting. Pictured to the right is Alex with his new reading challenge book. Pictured below are snapshots from around the school of children with their new books. Photos are courtesy of Patty Winters.
*This project was generously funded through a grant from the Athol-Royalston Education Fund
Dressed & Ready for Winter Recess Fun
Photo courtesy of Mrs. Jack, Kindergarten assistant.
Community Minded Students Create Caring Paws Club
As it turns out this group of friends have been involved for over a year in various activities to support animals and even have a Facebook page (!) that was created with parental permission and supervision. Their group description is as follows:
"This is a group of 3rd grade students that want to spread the word about the importance of adopting animals in hopes of stopping kill shelters. They started the Club when they were in 2nd grade and would love to raise money to help shelters with vetting and supplies to help get more animals adopted."
From January 11 to February 11 we will be collecting the following to donate to an area animal shelter:
- Dog & cat food and feeding supplies
- Grooming supplies- brushes, combs, trimmers
- Leashes, collars, or harnesses
- Bedding supplies- clean, used towels, blankets, or sheets
- Cat Litter and trays that would be used for litter boxes
- Cleaning supplies
Pictured below are both original group members and new supporters of the Caring Paws Club. Standing from left to right are Melania, Arianna, Aurore, A'Marie, Alyssa and kneeling Julianna, Elizabeth, and Ruby.
Who is Afraid of Spiders?
Caught Being Good!
Our faculty and staff use Caught Being Goods as just another way of letting children know that we notice and appreciate simple acts of being helpful and kind throughout our school. When a student receives a Caught Being Good he or she also receives a small prize from Principal Ellis. Here are some of our most recent "Catches". Pictured to the right is Kisa.
Bank Tellers in Action
Are you an Everyday Hero?
- role model to others
- kind and helpful
- does his or her best each day
- listens to teachers and school staff
- completes school work and homework
- demonstrate our school expectations of respect for self, others, and property
Free Breakfast & Lunch
As part of the 2010 Healthy and Hunger-Free Kids Act, Athol-Royalston Regional School District, along with other districts, now offers free meals to all students this school year.
- Breakfast menu for January
- Lunch menu for January
Community Events & Postings
Do you have news to share or want to inform members of our school community about family friendly events in our area? if so, please email or forward a flyer or link.
Thank you :)
Mother Goose on the Loose Playgroup-Thursdays 10am—11:30am Valuing Our Children 217 Walnut St. Athol. For more information contact: Jen: 978-249-8467 x 22
New Parenting Class- Tuesdays beginning Jan. 26, 10:15 - 11:45 am Childcare and help with transportation are provided. To sign up call Jennifer at Valuing Our Children: 978-249-8467. Focus of class is for those parenting children under the age of 6 and includes: how to understand your child’s behavior, how to listen and talk to your child, discipline that makes sense….and more!
Athol Public Library- Starry, Starry Night- Tuesday December 29th 5:30 pm In the Program Room. Join the members of ATAC to create papier mache stars for the Starry, Starry Night parade on December 31. If enough stars are created, the town of Orange will earn a spot in the Guinness Book of World Records! Cocoa and cookies will be served
Petersham Playgroup- Beginning on Thursday, Sept. 17th from 10-11:30 at the Petersham Center School. For more information please call Jennifer at Valuing Our Children 978-249-8467 x22
For other local events, happenings, and resources in this area... you can also check the North Quabbin Community Coalition website below:
These are not school sponsored events but are posted here as a public service for families in the greater North Quabbin community.
Upcoming Events...Mark your Calendars!
- January 15- Full day district professional development-no school
- January 18- Martin Luther King Holiday, no school
- January 20, 21, 22- dental program visits Pleasant Street
- January 22, School Improvement Council, 1:00 pm