Principal Madden’s Weekly Update—Week of March 2, 2020

Principal Madden’s Weekly Update—Week of March 2, 2020

March Greetings!

March is Music in our Schools Month, and we will celebrate with our annual music concert. Our music teacher, Mrs. O’Connell, has been helping all of our students prepare for the concert. It takes place on March 10 at 9:30. We hope to see you there!

Science Night

If you missed the Science Night Information Night, you can still make a project. Tri-folds and information are in the school office.  You do not have to do a project to have fun at science night, but creating a project is fun, too! Science Night is March 12 at 6:30.

Questions? Contact parent, Kate Lepore at: or (413) 539-4159


This week’s photos show the exciting unveiling of our rock wall! Our PE teacher, Rebecca Minton, has been training all students about the use of this wonderful climbing space. It’s fabulous!

And, speaking of Rebecca Minton, she was just awarded one of the Pioneer Valley Grinspoon Excellence in Teaching Awards. Three BIG cheers for Ms. Minton, who received this well-deserved honor. An honorary dinner celebration for all of the Pioneer Valley winners will be held later this spring. I attached a photo of Ms. Minton, along with me and Dr. John Provost, Superintendent, who presented her with flowers and the announcement on Friday.

Important Upcoming Dates

Monday, March 2: Read Across Ryan Road and Book Swap—See attached flyer with all of the exciting information!


Wednesday, March 4 from 3:30-6:30: Kindergarten Registration

Friday, March 6 at 6:00: Final Movie Night of this year

Tuesday, March 10 at 9:30: Annual Music Concert (all classes perform)

Thursday, March 12 at 6:30: Science Night

Friday, March 13: Early Dismissal (12:20) Teacher Work Day

Wednesday, March 18 at 6:30: PTO Meeting

Friday, March 20: Report Cards sent home for grades 1-5

Thursday, March 26 6:00-7:00: Family Game Night

Friday, April 17 at 9:15: Dance Off!

April 20-24: School Vacation

Also, MCAS Testing 2020 Dates

Grade 3 (ELA)

April 1 & April 8

Grade 4 (ELA)

March 31 & April 7 

Grade 5 (ELA)

April 2 & April 9 

Grade 3 (Math)

May 6 & May13

Grade 4 (Math)

May 5 & May 12 

Grade 5 (Math)

May 7 & May 14 

Grade 5 (Science)

May 18 and May 20 

Stay up to date with all of our school activities on our School Website’s Calendar!

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