Principal Madden’s Weekly Message—Week of June 6, 2022

Principal Madden’s Weekly Message—Week of June 6, 2022


This week’s photos show some of our kindergarten students in our Maker Space (“Techknowledgy” Lab). They are great discoverers and explorers! Also, one of our fine fourth graders spends some of his recess time picking up trash with his own tool! This is super helpful and appreciated. 

Also, thanks to kindergarten caregivers who are helping us create more sand play space in our courtyard! One photo shows some parents hard at work on Friday afternoon. 

And, here is a great photo of our Girls on the Run! The kids completed their end of season Celebration 5K this morning at Western New England University. What a perfect day! Thanks to Michelle Walden and Kate Braidman for coaching and nurturing our team!

Grades 4-5

Nurse Karen and PE Teacher, Rebecca Minton, will be co-teaching puberty classes for grades 4 and 5 during the upcoming couple of weeks. 

District Communications

Here are a number of district communications/opportunities:

Power of Truths Conference Opportunity


Alert from the Opioid Task Force


Survival Center Information


YEP Dates

  • June 7: Last day of Tuesday YEP
  • June 9: Last day of Thursday YEP
  • June 22: Last day of Wednesday YEP

Important Upcoming Dates

June 6: Incoming Kindergarten Family Tour at 5:00

June 8: Early Dismissal (11:30) Teacher Work Day

June 10: Field Day! Yea! Contact Ms. Minton if you want to help.

June 15: YEP Performance of The Lorax at 3:30

June 15: Incoming Kindergarten Family Tour at 4:00

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 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.

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