Principal’s Weekly Update—Week of December 18

Principal’s Weekly Update—Week of December 18

Winter Solstice Celebration

We will celebrate the new season on December 21 with a cheerful, noisy parade outside around the school at 2:15 (join in the fun by cheering us on if you are able!). Enjoying the start of each new season is a wonderful tradition here at R.K. Finn Ryan Road School. For the Winter Solstice we like to have the students enjoy clementines. If you can donate a box of clementines, please call the school office (587-1550). Thank you!

Class Photos

I hope everyone received their class photos! Sorry for the long delay in getting these to you. Call if you have any questions.







Speaking of photos, the photos attached this week show winter fun, creative work, kindergarten and fourth grade buddies, and small group math work in first grade. We certainly have busy, fun, and productive days here at school!

Help if you can!

Are there any parents who would like to help keep our extra winter gear organized this season? We always have extra outdoor clothing for students who need it, but this collection of clothing really needs to be tended to on a daily basis to keep things dry and organized. Any volunteers? It would not take very long at the end of the school day (anytime after 2:00). Let me know if you can help. Thank you!

Budget Input from you!

Dr. Provost would appreciate your input into the school budget. Look on the district website to locate the survey (it will rotate through to the link or you can get to it by going to “News” and then “District Announcements”. Thanks to all who participate!

Important Upcoming Dates

  • Thursday, December 21: Winter Solstice & last day of school before the holiday vacation. Also, report cards for grades 1-5 will be sent home.
  • Tuesday, January 2: School Resumes.
  • Friday, January 12: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration at 1:30 All welcome!
  • Wednesday, January 17 at 6:30: PTO Meeting
  • Friday, January 19 at 6:30: Movie Night
  • Wednesday, January 24: No School-Teacher Work Day

I hope that all families feel welcome and comfortable at our school. Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions or concerns.

Best wishes for a Happy New Year!


Sarah Madden, Principal