Please take a minute to scroll through this week's blog to see some of the great things that happened and to view some important upcoming dates.
We have completed the scheduled days of MCAS testing here at the Roderick School. Our fourth, fifth, and sixth graders worked very hard, and we are so proud of them. We will begin make-up testing on Monday, April 1st for any students who have missed any of the test sessions.
The 5th Annual Family Literacy Night will be held on Thursday, April 4th from 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM in the Roderick School. Teachers from the Delaney and Roderick Schools have put together a wonderful evening for all students. Creative and exciting new programs have been added this year as well as some of the most popular activities from previous years. In addition, literacy night will include author/illustrator Natalie Douglas who will be assisting with a watercolor painting activity. Our PTO will again be organizing a book swap in the cafeteria. We hope to see you all there!
Mrs. Farrell's Grade 4 classroom invited me to their Writing Celebration this afternoon. Students had the opportunity to share the wonderful writings that they have been working on over the past few months. Writings included: narratives, persuasives, riddles, and biographies. Congratulations to all of the students for their brilliant writing!
We recently completed the third week of Read Across Wrentham ~ this marks the halfway point in the program. I would like to congratulate all the students who are participating. Additionally, I would like to thank the teachers and parents for making this program a priority. Classrooms with the highest minutes read for the third week include:
Special thanks to Cathy Denholm and all of the parent volunteers who make this information possible.
Students in Mrs. Poirier's Grade 4 classroom used their math time on Thursday to work with equivalent fractions. Students worked collaboratively during a hands-on activity to create and record equivalent fractions.
A special thanks to the Roderick students, their families, and our staff for their generous donations during our Term III Spirit Day. There were many birthday items collected today. I feel extremely fortunate to belong to such a caring and generous community. The students and staff also enjoyed spending the day sporting their favorite color.
Students in Mrs. Haughey’s class had a Math Egg Hunt today. Students found eggs hidden around the Roderick filled with percentage math problems.
On Tuesday, April 2nd, the Roderick School will be participating in World Autism Awareness Day. Students will be receiving stickers to wear throughout the day, blue balloons will adorn each of the entry ways, and the event will be recognized by our students during morning announcements.
· Buildings around the world, including the Empire State Building participate in a unique global initiative called Light it up Blue. Check out some of the locations that have “gone blue” to bring awareness to autism. http://www.lightitupblue.org/Markslist/waysToLight.do?pageId=361
The Spring Fundraiser (Yankee Candle & Mixed Bag catalog) sales will go through next Friday, April 5th. The money raised by the PTO is used to run activities such as Literacy Night, subsidizing student field trips, and much, much more. The classroom with the most sales will receive a pizza party! Thank you in advance for supporting our PTO.
The SADD club at King Philip High School is planning a basketball tournament on April 10th from 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM at the KP Middle School. Students in grades 4 - 6 from Wrentham, Plainville, and Norfolk are invited to come and play basketball with players from the high school. There will be pizza served and the cost is $5.
- No School Tomorrow, March 29th
- School Council Meeting - Wednesday, April 3rd at 3:00 PM - Delaney Teachers' Room
- Literacy Night - Thursday, April 4th - 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
- Noon Dismissals - Tuesday, April 9th & Thursday, April 11th (Conference Days)
- April Vacation - Monday, April 15th - Friday, April 19th
Thanks for reading and have a great long weekend!
Stephen S. Grenham, Principal