Principal Madden’s Weekly Message—Week of June 27, 2022

Principal Madden’s Weekly Message—Week of June 27, 2022

Dear Caregivers,

It is hard to believe that this is my final Principal’s Weekly Update! Thank you for reading them and for staying involved in what is going on at school. 


This week’s photos include some photos from my wonderful school celebration (including serious and silly ones with Mrs. S.’s kindergarten!). I love the t-shirts and am so happy that everyone received one.

Also, there are some photos from our wonderful 5th Grade Celebration. It was such a nice celebration for a wonderful group of kids!

We had a delightful “Mrs. Madden” procession and celebration last Thursday. Our PTO purchased t-shirts (aren’t they just great??!!) for everyone. They were designed by a Ryan Road parent, James Hindle. We had popsicles and extra recess. The students made some sweet flags with very thoughtful messages and paper flowers. I felt incredibly loved and appreciated. I have been so lucky to serve such a warm and wonderful school community during my time at Ryan Road. Thank you, all of you, for all your communication and care. 

Summer Reading Resources from Title 1 Teacher and Reading Specialist, Mary Beth O’Connor

Mrs. O’Connor has put together a great resource to help students and families keep up with their reading over the summer (very important!!). Find that here.


NEF & Hitchcock Center Take It Outside!

Thanks to an NEF Endowment Grant, teachers in Grades K-3 across the NPS district are working together with Katie Koerten from the Hitchcock Center to explore nature based STEM education opportunities and to “Take It Outside”!  To see the work students have done, explore your school grounds to find QR  (Quick Response) Codes in the natural environment that direct the user to our website and each grade levels’ learning!

Art Grades

As you know, Ms. Macutkiewicz has been out this year on medical leave. She has been coming in more and more through the year, but she was not able to complete art grades for everyone. So, some report cards have art grades and some do not. I’m sorry about that. She has been getting stronger each week, and the hope is that she will be back with us with her full schedule in the fall. 

Report Cards

Report Cards will be mailed home if your child was not at school on the last day of school, June 27. 

Summer Eats! 

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



District 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. 

Summer at School

The office is generally open between 8:00 and 2:00 if you need anything. Please let us know if you need anything. New Principal, Karen Albano, and I will be meeting in July to ensure there is a smooth transition. I will also be supporting her in any way I can during the next school year. You can look forward to a great 2022-2023 school year!

School Calendar 2022-2023

Here is the School Calendar for next year—just for your information and planning. However, I think there is a tentative agreement to change back to only having State and Federal Holidays…so the calendar may change with the elimination of some of the days off. 


Important Upcoming Dates

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.

Thursdays in August from 5:00-6:00: Kindergarten Playdates on the playground here at school! 

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.

It has been such an honor and privilege to serve this community as principal for nine years. Thank you for all your collaboration and communication.  It has been my mission to do whatever it takes to bring joy and positive outcomes to the lives of the students I serve, and your partnership has been essential for this work. I am so grateful for all the relationships I have built with you.


Sarah Madden, Principal