Principal Madden’s Weekly Message—Week of June 21, 2022

Principal Madden’s Weekly Message—Week of June 21, 2022


This week’s photos are some highlights from our Pride Day last Wednesday. There was a lot of enthusiasm! Also, we were lucky to have author and parent, Jarrett Krosoczka, come and share some of his talents and books with our kindergarten and fourth grade classes. He gave signed copies of It’s tough to Lose Your Balloon to all kindergarteners and Jedi Academy: Revenge of the Sis to all 4th graders. What a generous gift!

Social Emotional Learning Resources

I have attached a document that Mrs. Brown, our wonderful School Adjustment Counselor has been creating over time. Mrs. Brown is retiring at the end of this year. BUT, like my replacement, Karen Albano, we are very excited to announce that we have selected an excellent new School Adjustment Counselor, Rebecca (Becky) Connolly. She will be visiting the school for the day on Wednesday, June 22 so that she can get meet some staff and students and see how our days go here at Ryan Road. Ms. Connolly has a lot of experience and has most recently been a School Adjustment Counselor in West Springfield.


Math in Grade 5

I was recently reminded of the fabulous Mr. Y’s website. Check it out if you are interested.

Summer Eats! 

Please see the attached flyer about free meals for kids and teens all summer long!



NPS Digital Tools

Access to Digital Tools for your children extends through the summer. Here is information from our Tech Integrator, Rocky Mariani-Prall, about how you can access these from home!

Direct caregivers to this link that shares how to access a student account from home / on a personal computer.

Call the office if you have any questions. 

School Calendar 2022-2023

Here is the School Calendar for next year—just for your information and planning.


Important Upcoming Dates

June 20: No School—Juneteenth

This is a federal holiday celebrated on June 19 to commemorate the emancipation of enslaved people in the US. The holiday was first celebrated in Texas, where on that date in 1865, in the aftermath of the Civil War, slaves were declared free under the terms of the 1862 Emancipation Proclamation.

June 21: Summer Solstice

June 22: Kindergarten Bon Voyage Breakfast 9:00

June 22: Last Day for Wednesday YEP class

June 24: 5th Grade Celebration 12:30

June 27: Last day of School (11:30 dismissal) Students will have an opportunity to have a short visit with their teacher and class for next year, which is always a nice way to ease into thinking about the year ahead.

If your child will not be in school on the last day, report cards (with next year’s teacher information) will be mailed home.

September 1: First Day of School!!

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

I hope that all families and caregivers feel welcome, comfortable, and valued at our school. Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions or concerns. I am happy to meet with any of you or we can talk on the phone anytime. 


Sarah Madden, Principal