March, 2014

posted Mar 12, 2014, 10:33 AM by Joel Bates
 Principal’s Report

• The Scholastic Book Fair was very successful

• We had a snow day on February 13th and a delayed opening on February 14th

• Jarett Krosoczka‘s two days of workshops and an assembly were well received by students and staff

• Our mid-year PLUS groups ended on Monday – We will have an MCAS break for two weeks and then start 

our last round of PLUS programming with same and new groupings

• Lip Sync was an entertaining event as usual with the student and staff acts

• Our Preschool Playgroup continues to meet each month

 Grade Freshman Night was held at the high school

• Rocket Camp sold out this past Saturday – 60 K-4 students built and blasted off rockets

• The spring RETELL classes are in full swing and the winter participants are supporting the spring 

• There will be a dance next Friday 

• The Auction sponsored by Donations is Saturday, March 22nd

• The administration continues to meet monthly with the paraprofessionals

• MCAS season is upon is – Trainings this week and testing for the next two weeks – Long Comp and ELA - 

• PAC sponsors the MCAS breakfast in the form of cereal for the students prior to testing starting at 9:00

• We have a district early release this Friday to continue district initiative work

• The middle school students will participate in an At Risk Behavior Survey on our Early Release Day

• Minuteman Career Day for the 7th

• We had another Golden Eagle Assembly last Friday for K-4 and 5-8

• We have a night out with Charlie Applestein tomorrow night for staff to enjoy a dinner and his 

motivational presentation

• Two Fridays ago staff attended a We Paint Social at Slater’s Restaurant

• PARCC Testing will take place April 1st

• The DI Tournament will be Saturday, March 22nd

• Several district PD sessions are underway – Behavior Code, Writing, Balanced Literacy, Smart Boards, etc.

• Family Math Night is Tuesday, March 25th

• The last Four Winds parent training took place last week

• When the snow is gone soon enough Track, Softball, and Baseball can begin

• Dr. Dolittle Jr. will be held on April 11th

• Pick-a-Time will open soon to schedule our student-led and parent/teacher conferences

• Jessica Gilchrest went on maternity leave on Friday – Debbie Baxendale is rejoining us from the high 

school to substitute in First Grade

• Lori DiPrima’s last day will be April 11th

• Melissa Walsh will be back on Monday – Kasey Gomez did a wonderful job and today was her last day – 

She will be starting another long-term substitution out of district – Best wishes Kasey!

 at The International

 Graders will be held this Friday before the Early Release work

 through April 4th

 Grade Intramural Basketball continues for boys and girls

 and 12th

 – Chrissy Solywoda, from MRE, will be substituting in First Grade