Roderick School Blog

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Saturday, August 27, 2016

Welcome Back!

Roderick Review (Week 1) 8/30/16-9/2/16

Summer Activities:

Welcome back!  I am excited to start a brand new school year with you!  While you have been on summer vacation, a lot has happened at Roderick School!  Some students took part in some additional classes as well as the summer camp activities and there were a number of improvements made in our school building as well:

*Four classrooms were carpeted!
*New furniture was added to several classrooms!
*The cafeteria floor was replaced!
*A NEW secure main entrance was installed!
*The Main Office area was renovated, creating a warm, welcoming space to greet students, families, and visitors!

A special THANK YOU goes out to our custodial staff who made sure that the school looks great both inside and out!  

Upcoming Events for This Week:


*STAFF - Our teachers are involved in meetings to prepare for this year and will also be putting the finishing touches on their learning spaces.  Thank you for putting in the extra time and effort, teachers, to create inviting spaces for our students to learn, reflect, collaborate, and create!

*FAMILIES - Welcome Back B.Y.O. Picnic - 11:30-12:00 - SWEATT FIELD
Students and their families are invited to a Bring Your Own Picnic event at Sweatt Field hosted by the PTO!  They have also arranged for a Kona Ice Truck to be there.  If you are going to the picnic, please park in the parking lots next to Sweatt Field.  The back lot will also be open for you during this time.  

*FAMILIES - MEET AND GREET - 12:15-12:45 p.m.  Families are invited to visit their child(ren)'s class(es) during this time to drop off supplies, say hello to their teacher, and see what will soon be their classroom!  

Important Information about MEET AND GREET parking
To make this event go as smoothly as possible for everyone, kindly consider the following:

*Carpooling with neighbors or friends will greatly reduce the number of cars that need to park.  
*Park in the Sweatt Field lots beginning at 11:30 if you are joining the picnic.
*If you are arriving after 12:00 p.m., you can also park in the following places:
     *KP Plaza
     *Along Taunton Street on the school side of the street.
     *St. Mary's Church Parking Lot
     *Delaney and Roderick Bus Circle

We are looking forward to seeing you and hope that these tips help everyone to have an enjoyable day!


Happy First Day of School!  Please remember that students are able to enter the building beginning at 8:10 a.m. when the bus circle, entrances and classrooms are supervised.  Prompt arrival will help everyone to have a smooth start to the day!

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THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 1st  - Second full day of school.   

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 2nd - NO SCHOOL - Labor Day Weekend

While we will not have school on Friday, September 2nd, do check out our blog at  New blog entries will be posted each Friday afternoon!  If you have suggestions for topics related to your child's education that you'd like to learn more about, email me at!

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Reminder: Meet and Greet on August 30th!

School Bus
Have lunch with your friends before meeting your teacher and dropping off your supplies!
Wrentham Elementary is almost back in Session!
 August 30th Meet-and-greet(Grades 1-6 meet your teacher and drop your supplies) is at12:15pm-12:45pm. Join your friends for a picnic at Sweat Fields at 11:30ambefore your meet and greet. We have invited Kona Ice to join the fun! Shaved ice can be purchased for $2 each! PTO will be there getting the party started. Each student will get a bracelet to get the excited for the new school year!

We invite you to park at Sweat fields, including the upper parking lot behind Pisani Field.  Other parking spots also available:
  • Taunton Street (parking only on the “school side” of the street)
  • KP Plaza parking lot (off of Randall Road)
  • St. Mary’s Church Parking Lot
  • Roderick and Delaney bus circles
Hope to see you there!

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Thursday, August 4, 2016

August 30th - Upcoming Meet and Greet Event for the 2016-2017 School Year

Tuesday August 30th
Meet and Greet Event

·         12:15-12:45:  students in grades 1-6 and their families are welcome to visit their new classroom, say hello to their teacher(s), and drop off supplies.

·         Preschool and Kindergarten families will follow the traditional orientation schedule provided in your summer letter.

·         Our PTO will host a “Bring Your Own Picnic” welcome back event from 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. at Sweatt Field where you can gather to eat lunch before or after the classroom visit.  The PTO has generously offered to provide a “Welcome Back” popsicle treat as well!  (Thank you, PTO!)

*Please read the bullets below highlighting areas that have been designated for parking:

·         Taunton Street (parking only on the “school side” of the street)
·         KP Plaza parking lot (off of Randall Road)
·         St. Mary’s Church Parking Lot
·         Parking Lot behind and adjacent to Sweatt Field
·         Roderick and Delaney bus circles.

·         Please consider carpooling to reduce the number of cars.

Thank you in advance for your understanding and patience as we try out this new procedure.  We are very appreciative of the support of our neighbors including the KP Plaza, St. Mary’s Church, the Recreation Department as well as the Police and Fire departments for their ongoing consultation and guidance to ensure that this is an efficient and safe community event for all.

We are looking forward to seeing you on August 30th!

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Moving Up Assemblies -
During the week of June 13-17, students gathered for their grade level assembly in the Roderick Cafeteria to have a chance to meet the teachers in next year's grade, learn some "fun facts" about each teacher, and also heard about some of the learning opportunities in store for them next year!   This turned out to be a great way for students to connect the faces they have seen in the hallways to the names of the teachers on next year's team.  After the assemblies, students could be heard talking about what they were looking forward to learning the next year.  While grades 4 and 5 were familiar with where most of the classrooms were for next year's grade, third graders were given a tour of the building and also had some time to try out the Roderick playground during their recess time.

Principals of the Day Meet the Fifth Grade Teachers

Principals for the day INTRODUCE the Fifth Grade Team!

More Move-Up Assembly Pictures...

Grade 4 USA Tour:

Grade 5 Colonial Day!

Grade 6...

Mrs. Cederbaum's students created relief maps.

Mrs. Haughey's students partner with third graders as guides to the Revolutionary Wrentham trip.

"Dr. M" teaches a lesson to Miss White's class on probability.

Grade 4 Writing Celebrations...

Awards Ceremony - All of the Roderick students in grades 4-6 gathered in the Cafeteria in the morning on June 17th to celebrate various achievements.  Awards for "Unsung Heroes" in each classroom who consistently exemplify our core values along with awards for the Continental Math League, Spelling Bee, Student Council, Student Advertisement Committee and a recognition of Community Impact were awarded to students.  We also took a moment to recognize the staff members who have reached various milestones in their service to the Wrentham Public Schools as well.  We gathered as a single community to honor these achievements and we were pleased that Dr. Cameron could join us!  Thank you to Ms. Kost for assisting during the presentation of the awards, thank you to Mrs. McGee who helped gather the recipients after the presentation of each award, and thank you to Mrs. Fox for taking the amazing pictures!

Student Advertisement Committee

Student Council

Continental Math League

Spelling Bee

Grade 4 Unsung Heroes

Grade 5 Unsung Heroes

Grade 6 Unsung Heroes

Community Impact

2016 Student Council Sponsored Pep Rally!

Earlier this year, our Student Council made up of fifteen representatives, one from each fifth and sixth grade class, planned a whole school Pep Rally.  They presented before the administrative team in Dr. Cameron's office in the fall and were granted permission to plan this event.  Below are some pictures of this event where every student in PreK through grade 6 as well as the teachers and administrators participated!

Sixth Grade Promotion Ceremony
In keeping with the Wrentham Public Schools tradition, we held the sixth grade promotion ceremony on the Delaney Courtyard.  A student from each class shared their reflections on their years at Delaney and Roderick and Dr. Murphy, Dr. Cameron, and Dr. Beauchaine each spoke to the class with a few words of wisdom for our sixth grade graduates moving on to 7th grade.  The courtyard and surrounding areas were brimming with proud family members and it was a wonderful send off to our oldest students!

Promotion Ensemble

Thank you students, staff, and families for a wonderful 2015-2016 school year!