Roderick School Blog

Thanks for visiting the Roderick Elementary School Blog! Blogging is a great way to share some of the exciting things happening in our school with families and the greater school community. The Blog will be updated weekly with pictures and news from the school. Come back and visit often!

Friday, March 31, 2017

Roderick Review (Week 29) 3/27/17-3/31/17


Class Placement Process

On Monday, April 3rd, families will receive a link via email to a Google Form where they can enter the pertinent information regarding their child's placement for the 2017-2018 school year.  The forms will be due by Thursday, April 13th by 3:00 p.m.  

The PowerPoint presentation from this morning's Principal Coffee will be shared via the website and social media as soon as practically possible.  

Next Week's MCAS Information:
Tuesday, April 4th - Grade 5 ELA Session 1
Wednesday, April 5th - Grade 5 ELA Session 2
Thursday, April 6th - Grade 5 ELA Session 3

Four tips to help students put forth their best effort are:
*Allow some time in the afternoon for physical exercise
*Ensure at least 8 hours of sleep
*Eat breakfast
*Arrive on time

Friday, March 24, 2017

Roderick Review (Week 28) 3/20/17-3/24/17

Parent-Teacher Conference Week
Thank you to all of our teachers and families who set aside the time for conferences this week.  It is so helpful to have the time to reflect and celebrate our students' progress throughout their learning journey and talk together about how to best support and challenge our students as they continue to learn.

Important Upcoming Events

Principal Coffee - March 31, 2017
Topic:  Placement Process

Please join Mrs. Wagstaff and I from 8:30 - 9:30 a.m. on Friday, March 31, 2017 for the Principal Coffee when we will be discussing the placement process for the 2017-2018 school year.  We will share the different factors that go into forming new learning communities each year.  We will also be reviewing the process that parents can use to provide their input.  The process is largely the same as last year.  There is an online form that parents will fill out to share information they want us to consider as part of the process.  Many times, the input provided may center around peer relationships and specific accommodations that students need in school.  Families will receive a link via email in the beginning of April so that they can access the form and provide their input.  (A hard copy will be for those that do not have internet access.)  

We recognize that not everyone can come to the morning meeting* so the presentation will also be added to the website after the meeting and you are always welcome to contact me with any questions.

*Note:  During the 2017-2018 school year, we will try to schedule a mix of morning and evening events.

School Committee Meeting: 
Tuesday, March 28, 2017 

The Wrentham School Committee is responsible for setting Policies for the District and approving the District Budget on an annual basis.  The School Committee is responsible for hiring and supervising the Superintendent of the Wrentham Public Schools.  In private business terms, the School Committee is the Board of Directors of the District and the day-to-day operations of the District are operated by the Superintendent and his Administrative team.  The Committee consists of 5 Members, each elected for staggered 3 year terms in the annual April Town elections.  

To view the most recent School Committee 
meeting click on the link:

Friday, March 17, 2017

Roderick Review (Week 27) 3/13/17-3/17/17

What's new this week at Roderick?

Special thanks to Mrs. Lovely, our Art Teacher for facilitating the creation of an incredible gallery of student art work from students in grades 3-6!  Below are a few pictures from last evening's Art Show!

Congratulations to ALL of our budding artists who contributed several of their pieces to our gallery on March 16th!  We are so proud of you and your work!

Important Upcoming Dates:
March 22nd - Early Release (Noon) and Afternoon Conferences
March 23rd - Early Release (Noon) and Evening Conferences
March 31st - Principal Coffee - 8:30 a.m. Vogel Auditorium