Principal Madden’s Weekly Message—Week of May 9, 2022

Principal Madden’s Weekly Message—Week of May 9, 2022

Happy Mother’s Day (yesterday) to all the mothers! 

You all do such important work every day, and I hope you were appreciated!


This week’s photos show some of the wonderful staff appreciation events—breakfast boxes, flowers in the staff room,  and lunch from the Local Burger food truck (staff favorite!). Thank you so much to all of you, our fabulous PTO, and the Igneri family for taking such good care of us during Staff Appreciation Week. Everyone certainly felt appreciated! Other photos show some first grade readers enjoying books…always a treat to see. 

COVID Updates

 We did have a few positive COVID again last week and others reported positive over the weekend. Fingers crossed that we can keep our numbers low. 

I just wanted to make sure that everyone understands the process for positive COVID cases at this point. We find out about positive cases through Thursday testing, parent notification, or school testing (if a student has symptoms and permission to test). If there is a positive case, everyone in that class has to mask (inside) for 5 days after exposure. Caregivers and staff associated with that class get notified via email. Please let Nurse Karen know if you have any questions. Thank you!

Keeping a Cool Head: Earth Friendly Event!

Please come to NHS on Saturday, May 14 from 9-2 for our large Eco Fair—Cooler Communities! We will have student project displays, clubs, speakers, and vendors all related to climate change actions right here at our schools! 

Please contact Sue Sullivan with any questions at

Caregiver Survey:

If you haven’t had a chance to complete the survey regarding equity, we would love to get your feedback. Thank you for taking the time to fill out surveys! I am always hopeful to get as many Ryan Road voices as we can!









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Please remember that we are a scent-aware learning community. We have people here who have allergies to scented products, and we ask that you and your children refrain from wearing these products at school. Thanks for your cooperation.

MCAS Testing 2022 Dates for Ryan Road School

We finished our ELA testing in April. Our students worked very hard. Math began last week…we’re almost done!

Grade 3 (Math) – May 4 & May 13

Grade 4 (Math) – May 3 & May 10 

Grade 5 (Math) – May 5 & May 12 

Grade 5 (Science) – May 17 and May 19 

Important Upcoming Dates

May 11: Early Dismissal (11:30) Teacher Work Day

May 18: PTO at 6:30

May 26 at 6:00: Talent Show!

May 30: No School—Memorial Day

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

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

June 20: No School–Juneteenth

June 24: 5th Grade Celebration 12:30

June 27: Last day of School (11:30 dismissal)

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