Principal Madden’s Weekly Update—Week of April 1

Principal Madden’s Weekly Update—Week of April 1

April Greetings!

Check out the photos from our fabulous Family Game Night! What a wonderful event!

The Week of the Young Child

The National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) sponsors a week to celebrate of our youngest learners! The Week of the Young Child™ is an annual celebration hosted by NAEYC to spotlight early learning, young children, their teachers, families, and communities. There is a Children’s Festival on April 6 from 9:30-11:30 at Jackson Street School, and our kindergarten students have artwork hung in local businesses. Check out the Freckled Fox to see Ms. Egitto’s class and the Northampton Cooperative Bank on King Street to see Mrs. Smiarowski’s class’s artwork!

Spring Gardening  

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We have just begun our collaboration with School Sprouts again this spring, as they help us in our lessons using our school garden. It will be nice to get back out there! Classes will have 4 lessons in the garden during the spring months.

Important Upcoming Dates

Tuesday, April 9: Spaghetti Supper (and other super hero fun!) at the Elks! Proceeds go to our Nature’s Classroom fund. Call the school office if you need information.

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April 12: Dance Off (at 9:15) and Crazy Hat and Hair Day

April 15-19 Spring Vacation

MCAS Testing 2019 Dates

Grade 3 (ELA)

April 3 & April 10

Grade 4 (ELA)

April 2 & April 9 

Grade 5 (ELA)

April 4 & April 11 

Grade 3 (Math)

May 1 & May 8

Grade 4 (Math)

April 30 & May 7 

Grade 5 (Math)

May 2 & May 9 

Grade 5 (Science)

May 14 and May 16 

I hope that all families feel welcome, comfortable, and valued at our school. Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions or concerns.


Sarah Madden, Principal