Principal Madden’s Weekly Message—Week of November 15, 2021

Principal Madden’s Weekly Message—Week of November 15, 2021


I hope you enjoyed the weekend!


This week’s photos show some highlights from our 5th Grade Nature Week last week (and, yes, they are building fires!), first graders enjoying some of our garden potatoes with Ms. Hope, and first graders out on a Wood Wednesday adventure. The fall weather has been very nice for all of our outdoor learning!

Also, there is a photo of items from Lost and Found—please take a look! We have put these items outside the front door. Please come and take anything your child has lost. We’ll have them there until Thursday afternoon and then we will donate.

PTO Fundraiser

This week, Dev and Andre Boulay (parents and owners of A2Z Science) are holding a PTO fundraiser for Ryan Road School! Here is the information! Get some shopping done early, and help to support our school. Thank you!

COVID Updates

We had great news (AGAIN) with our weekly safety check testing (pool testing). All pools from Friday (11/12) were negative. Yea! Please stay vigilant regarding COVID safety and get vaccinated if you have not already done so. And, call me if you have any questions.

We will continue to have our safety testing on Thursdays. We begin at 8:30. Some members of the National Guard have been helping us with our testing. Our fabulous nurse, Karen Schiaffo, and/or I always accompany any testers as we collect all the swabs. We are getting this down to a pretty efficient routine. We have a large number of students testing, which is fabulous. If you want to have your child participate or if you have questions about the testing, please contact Nurse Karen.

Here is a handy QR Code to sign up!



Call (587-1557) or email our wonderful nurse, Karen Schiaffo, if you have any questions.

Thank you for keeping your child home if they are ill. Here is a link with some guidelines to help you make the decision: 

Curriculum News

Welcome to the first volume of the NPS Elementary Curriculum Corner. In this monthly newsletter, we will share curriculum news, offer a view into different grade level curriculum, and share the many reasons we are grateful for the amazing educators and all of the joy and learning taking place among the wonderful students at our schools. This newsletter is created by our new Director of Curriculum, Karen Albano.

Newsletter Link:

And here is Ms. Minton’s PE Newsletter! Thank you, to Ms. Minton for doing such an incredible job with physical education!



Art to Remember Reminder

Check out our incredible art show!

If you want to order items with your child’ artwork, click on the link below and enter your child’s name or the online order code shown on your child’s order form. All orders placed by November 19th will arrive the week of December 15th.  Have fun shopping and supporting our school!

Questions? Email


Important Upcoming Dates

November 15: School Council at 6:30

November 17: PTO at 6:30

November 24: Early Dismissal (11:30) for Thanksgiving (and no school on November 25 and no school on November 25 and 26)

December 8: Teacher Work Day: Half Day with an 11:30 dismissal

December 21: Winter Solstice

December 22: Last day of school before the Holiday Recess

Stay up to date with all of our school activities 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 after school hours (when I can allow you inside!) or can talk on the phone anytime. 


Sarah Madden, Principal