School NewsPrincipal's Message

January 2018

6th Grade Holiday Cheer Event:

The 6th grade class from Farmington River Regional Elementary School visited Berkshire Rehabilitation and Care Center in Sandisfield, MA on December 20th. They delivered homemade cookies and cards that they decorated with Ms. DiGrigoli, Ms. Flower, and Ms. Catullo,

 as well as read poetry that the students had written in class with Ms. McArthur, Ms. Fleming, and Ms. Bush to the residents. It was a nice opportunity for the students to learn the importance of giving during the holiday.

A few reminders:

  • Keep us updated to any changes to your contact info, such as: Address, telephone number, email address
  • Call by 9:00am if your child is absent or will be late
  • A note from parent/guardian must be sent into school for any change to the usual after-school dismissal routine
  • NO CARS are allowed in the driveway during arrival / dismissal. It is best to park in the Visitor’s Lot or the side lot and have your child walk on the sidewalk.
  • Consider paying for your child’s meals monthly—either online or with cash or a check—for your convenience.

Thanks for your cooperation!

The PTA Ski Program will start January 3rd and includes 6 weeks of fun!

Participation includes:

  • 5 nights of lessons
  • Lift passes
  • Rentals

The PTA covers $25 of the cost per Farmington River student, so your out-of-pocket cost is $40 per student. (Family members can join at the full price of $65) Please call the school to see if there is still time to sign up.

Enrichment Clubs

The Engineering Bridges Club will start on January 9, 2018. Keep an eye out the first week of January for the flier to sign up your student for this exciting and hands-on club!

The Finance Club and 5th Grade Classroom fundraiser for Puerto Rico was a great success! Together with local businesses, we raised $357.00 to donate through the One America Appeal for Hurricane Relief Campaign.

Thank you to everyone who contributed; all that spare change really added up!”

Health & PE News

Weather permitting; we will be starting our Snowshoe Unit at the end of January! Students MUST have the following in order to participate:

-A hat
-Mittens or gloves
-Warm jacket
-Snow pants
-Boots
-Students may also want to bring a scarf or something to cover their necks and chins.

If anyone has any of these items that are in good shape and no longer in use, I would like to keep a small collection in my office just in case someone forgets something

Please look for more information to be coming home!!

Kids’ Café News

Last month, we all enjoyed sampling our “Harvest of the Month” which was Roasted Carrots and Carrot Mac & Cheese!! The students also sampled purple & white roasted cauliflower. Delicious!

January’s “Harvest of the Month” is Apples. Be sure to keep an eye out for them on our menu.

As always, The Kid’s Café serves Breakfast daily from 8am-8:45am. Any student arriving late can take a Grab-n-Go Breakfast to their classroom. We also have weekly specials – Smoothie Wednesday and Homemade Waffle Thursday.

Please check out our new page on Facebook…The Kids Cafe. We will post our menu daily and keep you up-to-date on any exciting news.

Art News

Painting, Sculpture and Print-Making are forecasted for January’s Art Projects.  Keep your eyes open!

Student Council News

Student Council is working on setting up a School Store where an assortment of school supplies can be purchased at huge discounts. Location and opening date to be announced.

January 2018

Dear Parents,

The FRRES Faculty and Staff are committed to academic excellence for all students. We will do whatever it takes to help each child reach academic success! As our partner, we need your assistance to achieve our goal. Do you read to your child each night? No matter the age, all children benefit from hearing fluent readers. This exposes your child to quality literature that he/she may not be able to read and provides a special bonding time for you and your child. Just 20 minutes a night can make a world of difference!

You can also help by having your child arrive on time each day. There is a very high correlation between good attendance and good grades. Being punctual is an important life skill that kids can learn at an early age. This helps students begin their day on a positive note.

As a point of housekeeping, many parents drop their children off in the morning and pick them up in the afternoon. Please refrain from parking in the bus lanes and use either of the two parking lots. Secondly, parents must accompany any student that arrives after 8:45am and sign them in as tardy. Finally, students should bring proper clothing to go outside for recess. In most cases, the decision is made only a few minutes prior to students going outside. I base my decision on air temperature and wind chill.

This is also a good time to ensure that we have accurate telephone numbers and email addresses on file so that all families receive the instant message when a telephone/email announcement is made. Please let the Main Office know if you have had any changes to your contact information.

Your Partner in Education,

Tom Nadolny