Principal’s Weekly Update—Week of December 3

December Greetings!

It is hard to believe it is already December.

Winter Solstice Celebration

We will celebrate the new season on December 21 with a cheerful, noisy parade outside around the school at 2:00 (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!

Kindergarten Information Night Tuesday, December 5 from 6:30-7:30:  

Please join us in the school library to learn about our kindergarten program including our philosophy, daily activities, family involvement, orientation, developmental screening, getting your child ready for kindergarten and so much more!


I’ve included a few photos from kindergarten. Play, movement, and building are important parts of our program and daily schedule. The last kindergarten photo shows a class large-scale memory math game.

We always look forward to welcoming new kindergarten students into our school community!

Important Upcoming Dates

  • Wednesday, December 5 6:30-7:30: Kindergarten Information Night (for next year’s kindergarten)
  • Wednesday, December 6: Early Dismissal (12:20) Teacher Work Day
  • Friday, December 15: Pajama Day (sponsored by the Student Leadership Team) with requested $$ donations to the Sydney F. Smith Toy Fund
  • 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.


Sarah Madden, Principal