The Principal’s Corner

Great to see everyone at conferences

It’s always encouraging to see so many families join us for conferences, it’s an important time for parents, guardians, and teachers to work together to figure out how best to help our students as learners both at school and at home. This year, also, conferences were a time to hear about the Blizzard Bag program…

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Great job, Rowe School!

   Great job, Rowe School! We raised over $1000 for hurricane relief efforts in Texas, Florida and Puerto Rico. An extra round of applause to the 3/4 class, who raised the most money: $464.85! They win a pizza party for their efforts.Thanks to everyone who participated, and to Rich Hamilton and the PTP for organizing a bottle…

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Help us raise money for hurricane relief

This week the Rowe School is raising money for hurricane relief in Texas, Florida and Puerto Rico. Look for a flyer coming home today with more details, but the long and short of it is students are encouraged to bring whatever donations they can any (or every) day next week, and the class that raises the most…

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Kid Mudder Coming Up!

   We had our first lockdown practice this year yesterday, working on what to do in an emergency situation at the school. The staff did a great job preparing the students, and students did exactly as they had been instructed, and we learned a few things that will have us better prepared in case of…

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The PTP is working for our school!

It was a great trip to the Springfield Museums last week. The students really seemed to get a lot out of it, and many of them want to go back. Thank you to the chaperones, and to the PTP for helping with a portion of the cost of the buses. We’re looking forward to tomorrow’s hike up High…

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We’re on to Springfield!

The big field trip to the Springfield Museums is tomorrow! The students will be taking workshops to learn about Dr. Suess and Native Americans (Primary), Simple Machines and American History (3/4 class) and Space Explorations and Forensic Science (5/6 class), in addition to exploring the Science Museum, the local history museum, and Dr. Seuss Museum. The day…

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We visit the Springfield Museums next week

  We’re very excited about our field trip to the Springfield Museums next Friday, September 29th. The bus leaves the school at 8:30 am, so please don’t be late. Breakfast will be served from 8:05-8:20. We will make one stop at the Park and Ride at approximately 8:50, please let Laurie or Mrs. Griffin know if…

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Early release day next week….

Next Wednesday will be our first Professional Learning (PL) Day. On these Wednesdays throughout the year, students are released at 1:50 pm and teachers will use that time to collaborate with colleagues on strategies for increasing student engagement and learning. All of the PL days are listed on the school calendar that was in the packet and is…

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The new year

So many of our students did so many interesting things over vacation, it’s been great to hear all the stories. We have a number of new friends at the school this year (mostly students, but we have a couple new staff), and it’s been a treat to watch the students welcome them to our community….

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Back to school!

   It’s been a whirlwind first week, so many new faces to get to know and old friends to catch up with. Students are already excited about the project based learning they’re going to be doing in various classes, the books they’re taking out of the Library for reading, and the challenges that they are…

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