The Principal’s Corner

One week to Summer!

 It’s hard to believe there’s one week left of school. It seems like just a few weeks ago we welcomed our students back from their summer vacation! It has been an exciting year. Our focus on Project Based Learning (PBL) this year has been a positive change for us in many ways. Having the students…

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Lockdowns, Memorial Day and Red Noses

As part of our ongoing safety planning and practice, there will be an unannounced lock-down practice on Wednesday, May 25th, sometime between 8:25 and 8:45 a.m., directed by the State Police and the Rowe Police. Family members that are typically in the building in the morning: you don’t have to do anything differently. Just be…

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News and Notes

   The Lockdown Practice that was scheduled for this week has been postponed to Wednesday, May 25. This will be around morning transition time, the State Police encourage us to practice our reactions in a lockdown situation in various circumstances. I will send out some guidelines prepared by the State Police before the 25th, and…

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Red Nose Day and more…

   Information was sent home this week about Summer School and Red Nose Day. If you received an invitation for your students to attend Summer School, please return the permission slip by Monday, May 9th, whether or not your student will attend. And Red Nose Day activities started today with Crazy Hat & Hair Day,…

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PTP/LEC – More than alphabet soup!

   Yesterday was the first joint meeting of the Rowe Parent Teacher Partnership (PTP) and Rowe Elementary Local Education Council (LEC). These groups were combined due to the overlap of both the people involved and the goals of the organizations. Many of the same people were coming to both meetings, and both organizations are working…

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Art Field Trips

   Students in grades 3-6 visited Mass MoCA this week as part of a series of visits that students in all grades have taken. It’s been nice for all of the classes to have a chance to utilize this amazing local resource, all paid for by a grant written by the museum. They are offering…

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How ’bout that Spaghetti Supper!?

   What a great night at the Rowe School last night! We had a great turnout for the Spaghetti Supper last night. It was great to see so many Rowe families and residents together for a good cause (raising money for the 5th and 6th grade field trips), and to see the 5th and 6th…

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Dinner and a Movie!

I hope you can join us for tomorrow’s Community Pot Luck Dinner and Movie Night. It should be a fun time: good food with old and new friends followed by Rowe’s own “indoor drive-in”. We encourage students to come in pajamas, bring something comfortable to watch the movie on. There will be coloring activities for…

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Lots going on!

I apologize again for confusion caused by the communication problems yesterday. The system is working again, so the next time we need to get the word out, you will hear from me on time!    It seems like it only just started, but this past Tuesday was the the last day of the Tuesday Afterschool…

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Vacation’s coming!

 Tomorrow is our last ski day, and it seems like the weather has cooperated, giving us some fresh snow on the mountain. Though that’s the case, there will still be some icy spots, so we’ll be asking students to stay to the main parts of the trails. It will also be on the chilly side…

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