Principal’s Weekly Update—Week of October 30

Principal’s Weekly Update—Week of October 30


THANK YOU so much for the gifts, notes, and lovely cards that I received for National Principals Month. I am so lucky to be the leader of this phenomenal school community!!

Teachers really enjoyed meeting with parents during our Parent Conferences last week. Please keep in touch with your child’s teacher. Teamwork developed between teachers and families ensures better success and happiness for your children.

What a fabulous Halloween Party we had on Friday night! You can see a couple of photos from this fun event. Many thanks to organizer, Lauren Fleit, and the many parents who helped organize this party. It has certainly become an event not to be missed!

The other photo shows some of our second graders doing “Go Noodle”, which is an online resource for movement and mindfulness in the classroom. Many of our classrooms utilize this excellent resource, especially on rainy days when we cannot get outside.

Please do not send any Halloween costumes to school (other than those for the traditional Kindergarten parade). Thank you.

Important Upcoming Dates

  • Monday, November 6: Our 5th graders leave for their 4-day trip to Nature’s Classroom in Becket.
  • Tuesday, November 7: No school for students (Teacher Work Day)
  • Friday, November 10: No school for students (Veterans Day Observed)
  • Thursday, November 16: The Northampton High School Chorus comes to perform for our school community.
  • Friday, November 17: Photo Retakes
  • Friday, November 17: 6:30 Movie Night!
  • Wednesday, November 22: Early Dismissal (12:20) for the Thanksgiving break
  • Thursday, November 30: School Spaghetti Supper at the Elks!

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