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September 2018

PTA September Newsletter – Click Here to Read

Farmington River Elementary School is hosting a Flu Immunization Clinic with the help of Fairview Hospital on:
Tuesday, October 9th
3 PM – 7 PM
in the Music Room
There is no cost for the vaccine, but we ask that people bring their insurance card if they have insurance. Everyone can get a shot, whether they have insurance or not.

Please wear a short sleeve shirt, or layers, to make administration a little easier.

We do have flu mist available for those 49 years old and younger who meet the health requirements.

If you have any questions before the clinic, please feel free to call Heather Barbieri at (413) 854-9635.


My name is Mrs. Oleksak. While Mrs. Daley is at home with her little boy I will be your children’s   PE/Health teacher. I will be here from August to January.

Fitness Tips: Children should exercise at least 60 minutes a day. They should eat healthy meals and snacks.

Reminders: Children should be wearing rubber soled and supportive sneakers and easy to move in clothing.

What’s happening….

Grades K-3: Recess Games, Hopping, skipping, galloping, slide to slide and many more loco-motor skills, Our own personal space

Grades 4-6: Recess Games,Badminton,Our own personal space

Contact Mrs. Oleksak


Welcome Back! We are so excited to start a new school year here at The Kids Cafe! Keep a look-out for new lunch entrees and a new Pizza entree.

Breakfast will be served every morning 8:00am – 8:45 am. We hope you can join us! As always we are here to answer any questions or to assist with any dietary needs.



Welcome Back! Students will be working on Hopes & Dreams, sculptures and painting during the month of September.



The PTA is looking forward to serving the FRRSD community this year.

Our first meeting will be on Thursday, September 6th at 3:15pm. Childcare is provided for children of all ages.

Please join us for the reveal of the fall fundraiser, as well as a first view of our yearly calendar with new and returning events. 



The Otis Cultural Council will be celebrating the Photography Workshop that was held last winter with a small reception on Tuesday, September 18, 2018.

Juice and cookies will be served. Please attend and support our students!


September 2018

Welcome Back!!

We have a lot of things going on at Farmington River Elementary now and in the months to come. Please take a moment to read this newsletter and make note of upcoming events. We want you to be well informed.

As we begin another new year of school, I want to share with you just a bit of our educational philosophy.

The research and our experience are overwhelming that parents’ positive engagement can have significant     influence on the child’s academic achievements and success in school! It influences not only student achievement, but also students’ expectations for themselves, their goal setting, and their engagement in appropriate social behaviors.

The FRRSD philosophy is that we want parents to be involved and engaged with their children’s education. Parent     engagement means that parents hold high expectations for their children and make education a priority in the family.

On Thursday September 19th we will hold our “Back to School Night” from 6:00pm to 7:00pm.  Prior to classroom visits please join us in the gym for a brief introduction of new staff.  

Classroom visits will begin at 6:15pm, with two 20 minute segments allowing parents/guardians to visit multiple classrooms – 6:15pm-6:35pm and 6:40pm-7:00pm.


Tom Nadolny

Cash Calendar Winners!
2/28/18 - Shari Foucher - $300 donated by Mark & Sherry DeCelle, Ameriprise Financial, 413-644-3270
2/29/18 - Lindsay Smith - $100 donated by Wendy Berman, Iron Blender Studios,
3/1/18 -  Ed Deming -  $250 Donated in Memory of BRP
3/2/18 – Paul Quigley - $100 Otis Poultry Farm & Farmington River Diner
3/3/18 – Kristen O’Brien - $250 John Field Tree Service
3/4/18 – Michael Koldys - $150 Stearns Construction
3/5/18 - Kevin Granger - $200 donated by GJ Pease Logging & Land Clearing
3/6/18 - Bethany Perry - $100 donated by P&R Construction
3/7/18  - Joseph Salzano -  $200  Anonymous donor
3/8/18 - Rich O'Brien - $100 donated by Jody's Floor Sanding
3/9/18 - Frania Caulfield  - $50 donated by Hair in Otis
3/10/18 - Dave Prouty - $100 donated by Robert R. Kimberley, Electrician
3/11/18 - Corraine Annecharico - $100 donated by Anonymous
3/12/18 - Dorothy French - $75 donated by Wood Sculpture by KF Packie
3/13/18 - Glenn Pierce - $120 donated by RSE, LLC Bogart Muller
3/14/18 - Lori Curtain  - $50 donated by KRM Office Equipment
3/15/18 - Mary Ellen Douthwright - $100 donated by John's Home Improvement
3/16/ 18 - Henry Sweren  - $150 donated by SS Home Improvements/Steve Seddon
3/17/18 - Tab VanDeusen  - $500 donated by Soap & Suds
3/18/18  - Daniel Odell - $100 donated by RJ Beham Forest Products
3/19/18 -  Michael Decker - $150 donated by New Boston Crane
3/20/18 - Frania Caulfield   - $150 donated by Andrus Power Solutions
3/21/18 - Bruce A. Wall  - $250 donated by Tonlino & Sons
3/22/18 - Mike Seward - $150 donated by Curtiss Landscaping
3/23/18 - Amy Golden - $100 donated by Riska Brook Orchard
3/24/18 - Erik Haupt - Donated by Knox Trail Inn
3/25/18 - Ron Shaw - $100 donated by Pittsfield Communications Systems, Inc.
3/26/18 - Dana Mackenzie - $100 donated by Berkshire Bank
3/27/18 - Jane Gleason - $50 donated by Chester Granite
3/28/18 - Mickey Shimmon - $100 donated by Susan Tarasuk of Snow Farm
3/29/18 - Robert Hammer  - $150 donated by Gary O'Brien Property Services
3/30/18 - Ann Marie Holian- $50 donated by The Drenga Family
3/31/18 - Lori Crittendon  - $100 donated by Chip Crandall - Meyer Well Drilling