It is hard to believe, but tomorrow marks the beginning of June and the last month of school for the 2012 - 2013 school year. I am so very proud of the students and teachers for all they have accomplished this year. And although we have accomplished a great deal, there is more to get done before June 20th arrives. Please take a minute to look through this week's blog to see some of the great activities that took place this week and make note of some important dates listed below.
Our 5th grade DI team (Thomas, Faye and Melanie) set a goal to be in the top ten this year at Global Finals. They met their goal. They placed 8th out of 60 teams from across the country and around the world.
We are so happy and proud of them in all they have achieved! Here they are on their way to the Duct Tape Ball.
Congratulations to the following students who received Positive Referrals this week. Great job everyone! We're very proud of you and thank you for making the Roderick School a better place!
Thank you to Ms. Shaw's third grade class for inviting me in to be their Mystery Reader on Monday. We read the book One by Kathryn Otoshi. It was great to spend some time with some "soon to be" fourth graders.
Field Day is scheduled for Friday, June 7th. Mr. Maguire and Mr. Moon, our Physical Education teachers, are planning an exciting day of activities for all of the students in Kindergarten through Grade 6. We have found it to be helpful to:
- have students wear comfortable clothes and sneakers on this day
- apply sunscreen before coming to school. Please provide more sunscreen for re- application.
- send children with a hat and extra water on this day.
Today our school held its last Principals' Coffee of the year. School Superintendent, Dr. Marsden was our guest speaker. Dr. Marsden outlined the most up-to-date information regarding FY '14 budget. Thank you to all of the parents who took time out of their busy schedules to attend today's coffee, Dr. Marsden for presenting at the coffee, and our food service department for supplying the delicious refreshments.
Our school will begin collecting canned goods and dry goods to donate to the Wrentham Food Pantry. Donations will be collected each morning in the classrooms starting on Wednesday, June 5th and ending on Friday, June 7th. As a reminder, donations are strictly voluntary. Thank you in advance for your cooperation.
On Thursday many parents of current third graders attended the annual Welcome to the Roderick Coffee. Parents learned about the fourth grade curriculum, toured the building, and had time to ask questions about the Roderick School. Thank you to all of the parents who took time out of their busy schedules to attend and special thanks to our food service department for supplying the refreshments.
On Tuesday Ms. Phipps’ class and Mrs. Kane’s class ventured to Salamander Valley to extend their studies with local ecosystems. This hands-on experience enabled them to make several discoveries which included a wood frog, a spring peeper, an American toad, worms, and many salamanders. The students were able to make connections with their vernal pool studies.
Congratulations to the Beginning Band, the Advanced Band, and the Jazz Band for their wonderful concert on Thursday night. The students sounded amazing! Special thanks to our fantastic music instructor, Ms. Tracy Salazar for creating such a great concert!
June 5th - Staff v. Police SWISH charity basketball game
June 7th - Spirit Day
June 7th - Field Day
June 13th - Positive Referral Breakfast
June 14th - Grade 6 Science Fair
June 18th - Roderick Awards Day
June 19th - Grade 6 Graduation
June 20th - Move Up Day - Noon Dismissal
Enjoy this first weekend of June, and as always, thanks for reading the Roderick School Blog.
Stephen S. Grenham, Principal