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May 2019

Teacher Opening for 2019-2020 School Year:
.6 Elementary Music Teacher – Pre-K through Grade 6
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This past month the 6th grade visited Simon’s Rock in Great Barrington and were given a taste of college life. Here is what they had to say…
“One thing that I saw at Simon’s Rock College was a giant tortoise that was 45 – 60 years old! One thing I learned was that you can walk all around the college grounds to your classes.” -James
“One thing I saw was the theater room and it had metal on the ceiling that people could walk on and it wouldn’t break. I learned that in theater you can’t get what you want.” – Zoey
“One thing I saw at college is a bunch of animals and how there was this one fish that tried to eat a mag-net through the glass. At college I Iearned that there is a hang out room and you can basically do what-ever you want as long as your on time to class.” -Lily
“One thing I saw was the green house and the animals in it. I learned that tortoises can live from 35-80 years old. I really enjoyed the greenhouse.” -Chris
“One thing I saw at the college was the art room. I learned that the kids had to sketch all the shadows from the building and there were six shadows in one area!” -Dillan
“One thing I saw was the dorm rooms. I learned that when you hold a snake it wraps around you for protection.” – Brooke
“I saw that there was a game designing program and an art program. I learned that you can do a lot of things and you are treated like an adult there.” -Markis

Thank you to the Farmington River PTA for honoring the administration, teachers and staff this week!

Krispy Kreme Fundraiser for 6th Grade
By Catalina Burdick
There is a fundraiser for 6th grade and chaperones. We are going on a long trip to Boston, MA. When we are in Boston we will be going to the aquarium and Faneuil Hall! The date that we will be going to Boston is Thursday, June 6th. We are going because we want to learn about the Massachusetts capital. The fundraiser is selling Krispy Kreme glazed doughnuts. The whole school will be selling the doughnuts to help pay for the fancy coach bus and exciting aquarium experience. Also each class will keep half of the class profit for their classroom account. The grade who sells the most will get a popsi-cle recess with the 6th graders! The person who sells the most will get an amazing Amazon gift card. Thank you for participating in this fundraiser. Try to sell the most for a prize. 6th grade could not do this trip without you.

Student Council News
5-6:30pm Games for grades K-6
$3 Admission includes pizza and drinks
7-8:30pm End of year dance for grades 4-6 only
$5 Admission includes games event and refreshments at the dance
Profits will benefit a local charity
Hope to See You There!!

Kid’s Cafe News…The Kids’s Café had so much fun preparing and serving the potato bar to all of the students and staff. The selections were out-standing…cheese, butter, sour cream, black olives, chives, salsa, black beans, and bacon bits. A huge hit by all!!!

Welcome Future FRRSD Students

Maxwell Richard Hamill was born on February 27, 2019 at 4:42pm. He was 7lbs 7oz and 20 inches long. Congratulations to Mrs. Hamill and her husband Dan!

Anderson James was born on March 30, 2019 at 12:48am. He was 7lbs 12oz and 20 inches long. He loves going for walks and hates bath time! Congratulations to Mrs. Graham and her husband Matt!

Health & PE News…May is a busy month for us during PE classes! Students will all start with our fitness unit after vacation, then K-3 will get into a yoga unit while our 4-6 grade students begin archery! We will round out the month with our wiffleball unit.

May 2019

Dear Families,
Happy Spring! I hope you are ready for some nice weather. We could use some warmer days and more sunshine. It’s hard to believe that spring is finally here. We are looking forward to the next few months of school. There are many more programs and activities planned for the remainder of the school year. Just a reminder that
with warmer weather on the horizon, the school does have a dress code that needs to be adhered to. Please reference your student handbook for details about clothing and footwear. May brings yet another round of MCAS testing and class trips. Please see the calendar below for testing and field trip dates. Please help us with the student enrollment for next year. If you know of any new Pre-School, Kindergarten, or first grade students,
please let us know. Enjoy the spring-like weather. Hope to see you soon.
Tom Nadolny

Cash Calendar Winners!
2019 Winners:
Feb 26 - Julie Fielding, $250 donated by Mark & Sherry DeCelle, Ameriprise Financial
Feb 27 - Kelly Dolan, $100 donated by Wendy Berman, Iron Blender Studio
Feb 28 - Nick Dellaguistina, $250 donated in Memory of BRP
March 1 - Hannah Van Sickle, $100 donated by  Otis Poultry Farm and Farmington River Diner
March 2 - Roger Meyer, $250 donated by John Field Tree Services
March 3 - Deb Prew, $150 donated by Stearns Construction
March 4 - Robin Morrison, $250 donated by GJ Pease Logging & Land Clearing
March 5 - Roger Meyer, $100 donated by P&R Construction
March 6 - Jessica Havens, $125 donated by A&M Auto
March 7 - Dolores Harasyko, $100 donated by Jody's Floor Sanding
March 8 - Meghann Arnold, $50 donated by Soules Sports and Fitness
March 9 - Francine Larson, $100 donated by Kimberly Electric
March 10 - Melissa OBrien, $100 donated by Katie's Country Store
March 11 - Kristen Curtin Palmer, $50 donated by Berkshire Mountain Sculpture (Ken Packie)
March 12 - Kim Wilder, $125 donated by RSE, LLC Bogart Muller
March 13 - James Schwab, $ 50 donated by KRM Office Equipment
March 14 - Tom Lovett, $75 donated by John's Home Improvement
March 15 - Jerry Keefner, $150 donated by SS Home Improvements (Steve Seddon)
March 16 - Linda White, $100 donated by RJ Beham Forest Products
March 17 - Ben Strauss, $500 donated by Soap and Suds
March 18 - Marion Middleton, $150 donated by New Boston Crane
March 19 - Marion Middleton, $50 donated by Colebrook Store
March 20 - Alexcia Adams, $250 donated by Tonlino & Sons
March 21 - Jenna Lewis, $150 donated by Curtiss Landscaping
March 22 - Michelle Lane, $100 donated by Riska Brook Orchard
March 23 - David McCuin, $250 donated by Knox Trail Inn
March 24 - Tim Grady, $100 donated by Pittsfield Comnunication Systems, Inc.
March 25 - Dennis Mountain, $100 donated by Berkshire Bank
March 26 - Carole Hammer, $100 donated by Chester Granite
March 27 - Allie Crespo, $100 donated by Susan Tarasuk (Snow Farm)
March 28 - Wendy Scott, $100 donated by Gary O'Brien
March 29 - Sheila Miezejewski, $100 donated by the Drenga Family
March 30 - Roger Bailey Sr., $100 donated by Chip Crandall - Meyer Well Drilling
March 31 - Daniel Odell - $100 donated by Bruce's Hardware
April 1 - Myrtle Ross - $100 donated by Center for Dance
April 2 - Mike Funk - $50 donated by Tucker's
April 3 - Barb Adams - $75 donated by Osiris Photo Co.
April 4 - Ron Wightwood - $100 donated by Subterranean Drilling
April 5 - Lorie Smigel - $100 donated by Mielke Landscape & Construction