The Principal’s Corner

Busy week coming

   Next week promises to be a busy one at the school. We have Science and Technology MCAS for the 5th graders, a field trip to Old Deerfield for the entire School Tuesday, The 3/4 class is heading to Boston for an overnight trip on Thursday and Friday. We will have Lego Machines, Chess, Leather-working…

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Much appreciated

   This is Teacher Appreciation Week, which at Rowe School means it’s Staff Appreciation Week. That’s because without everyone who works at the Rowe School, the teachers could not do the amazing work they do with students. Thanks to the PTP for doing so much to show the staff how appreciated they are.    Speaking…

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After School Fun

The first two of our last four After School Activities start tomorrow: Tennis and Leather-working. Lego Machines starts Monday, and Chess starts next Thursday. Tennis is full, but there’s still room for your student in the other three activities. They’re free, and promise to be educational and fun! If you need a permission slip, ask…

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Lots going on…

   As we head into vacation week, it reminds me that when we return we will have nine weeks of school remaining. There will be a LOT going on in those nine weeks, so we will work to make sure you have as much notice as possible so you can plan for your family. I…

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MCAS returns to Rowe

   MCAS testing started this week, for students in grades 5 and 6, and the subject was ELA. Their last day of testing for a while is tomorrow. MCAS continues next week for students in grades 3 and 4, also for ELA, on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. Math testing will start in May. As always,…

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I thought Spring was coming…

   I know that Spring will come to Rowe eventually, but it looks like tomorrow’s storm will delay that process by a few days. I’ll send a message as soon as I know what our plans are for Friday. One way or another, please be safe.    One casualty of the storm is that Cookies…

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“Un lavoro ben fatto!”

 Last night’s Spaghettis Supper was truly “Un lavoro ben fatto!“, which is Italian for a job well done! Mr. Beebe and the 5th and 6th graders worked hard serving the dinners, the families and school staff did amazing work prepping, cooking and cleaning up after the dinner, and the PTP was instrumental in planning the…

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Spring is coming…

 It feels like Spring is waiting to “spring”, but one never knows up here on the hill. We’re making plans to get the students working outside when the weather permits, and planning to build on the work the students did on our school gardens last year. Please make sure your students have appropriate clothing to…

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Winter’s not over yet…

   What a crazy weather week. From 67 degrees on Wednesday afternoon to 15 degrees on Thursday night. I guess winter hasn’t gone away entirely. Please make sure your students have appropriate clothing to be able to play and study outside no matter what then weather.    Tuesday is the final day for our Americorps…

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What a week!

It has certainly been a crazy week, between the snow day, the Outdoor Science Day and the field trip to Mass MoCA. That said, Wednesday’s day at the Park was a great one, snowshoeing through the woods and following animal tracks with our friend Ted from the Hitchcock Center, building snow shelters, or learning fire…

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