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Principal Madden’s Weekly Message—Week of November 22, 2021
November 22, 2021November 22, 2021
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Principal Madden’s Weekly Message—Week of November 22, 2021

Hello!  I hope you enjoyed the weekend! I also want to send best wishes for a wonderful Thanksgiving! Photos This week’s photos show some delicious cider-making with Grow Food Northampton. Most of our classes (not grade 5) participated in this, and I heard rave reviews! Also, last Monday brought a beautiful rainbow to Ryan Road...

Principal Madden’s Weekly Message—Week of November 15, 2021
November 16, 2021November 16, 2021
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Principal Madden’s Weekly Message—Week of November 15, 2021

Hello!  I hope you enjoyed the weekend! Photos This week’s photos show some highlights from our 5th Grade Nature Week last week (and, yes, they are building fires!), first graders enjoying some of our garden potatoes with Ms. Hope, and first graders out on a Wood Wednesday adventure. The fall weather has been very nice...

Principal Madden’s Weekly Message—Week of November 8, 2021
November 8, 2021November 8, 2021
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Principal Madden’s Weekly Message—Week of November 8, 2021

Hello!  Reminder: No School on Thursday (11/11) for Veterans Day Also, we collected $246.27 for UNICEF! Thank you to all those who donated!! I hope you enjoyed the lovely weekend! Photos  This week’s photos show one of our fabulous kindergarten ESPs, Mrs. Braidman, talking with a group of students, wonderful readers in our library, and...

Principal Madden’s Weekly Message—Week of November 1, 2021
November 1, 2021November 1, 2021
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Principal Madden’s Weekly Message—Week of November 1, 2021

Hello! Happy November!  Reminder: No School on Tuesday (11/2) for Professional Development I hope you enjoyed the weekend! Photos This week’s photos show some of our fabulous hats! AND, we collected quite a bit for UNICEF. I’ll send out the final amount when we have counted up the cash! Thank you to all of you...

Principal Madden’s Weekly Message—Week of October 25, 2021
October 26, 2021October 26, 2021
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Principal Madden’s Weekly Message—Week of October 25, 2021

Hello! Sorry for the late update (I like to be regular with my Monday Update!). My dad is not doing well, and I needed to spend a couple of days with him. So, this is just a quick note. Photos This week’s photos show first graders learning about fire safety, fourth graders learning about electricity,...

Principal Madden’s Good News for R.K. Finn Ryan Road School!
October 20, 2021October 20, 2021
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Principal Madden’s Good News for R.K. Finn Ryan Road School!

While I doubt that any of you believe in the box-score approach to education or judging schools solely on the basis of the statewide assessment system, it is still nice to receive unsought recognition. As I am sure many of you know, U.S. News and World Report has long been ranking colleges, universities, and high schools. According to their...

Principal Madden’s Weekly Message—Week of October 12, 2021
October 12, 2021October 12, 2021
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Principal Madden’s Weekly Message—Week of October 12, 2021

Fall Greetings to Caregivers! I hope you were able to enjoy the long weekend!  I am attaching the most recent School Calendar (updated on September 9), just in case you do not have it. Parent/Teacher Conferences (probably via Zoom) will take place during the last week of January (not in October as previously planned).  Photos...

Principal Madden’s Weekly Message—Week of October 4, 2021
October 4, 2021October 4, 2021
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Principal Madden’s Weekly Message—Week of October 4, 2021

Fall Greetings Caregivers! I hope you all enjoyed the weekend! It is such a beautiful time of year. Most mornings lately, we have had flocks of Canadian Geese resting over in our fields as they make their way south. Everyone enjoys them. And, almost every day we see and hear our beautiful nesting hawks overhead....