Principal Madden’s Weekly Message—Week of October 4, 2021

Principal Madden’s Weekly Message—Week of October 4, 2021

Fall Greetings Caregivers!

I hope you all enjoyed the weekend! It is such a beautiful time of year. Most mornings lately, we have had flocks of Canadian Geese resting over in our fields as they make their way south. Everyone enjoys them. And, almost every day we see and hear our beautiful nesting hawks overhead. They seem to enjoy keeping an eye on things at Ryan Road School. 


This week’s photos show highlights from our “Take it Outside” program, which is a collaboration we have with the Hitchcock Center.  Everyone has been enjoying the animal and bird studies. Other photos show some of our kindergarten students doing some engineering by creating “flyers” with our technology integration specialist, Roxanne Mariani-Prall.

COVID Updates:

I hope that everyone received the recent call from our Superintendent, Dr. Provost (September 24), letting you know about COVID updates. You should receive these notices in your email, but if you missed this letter, here it is.



Recent COVID Updates from the Health Advisory Committee here.

And, here is the Active link for consent:

We started our safety check testing on Friday.

Please remember to keep your child home if they are ill. Here is a link with some guidelines to help you make the decision: 

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

Important Upcoming Dates

October 7 from 6:00-7:00: Virtual Open House. Many classrooms will have these information sessions before this date, and all teachers will be in touch with you about Zoom links or any other information.

October 8: Early Dismissal (11:30) for Teacher Work Day

October 11: No School Indigenous Peoples’ Day

November 1: Photo retakes

November 2: No School—Election Day & Professional Development Day for staff

November 11: No School for Veterans Day

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