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October 2022 News

Flu/Covid Clinic Date Change

I wanted to send a quick update as the Flu/Covid clinic needed to be moved due to Tri Town Health Department availability. The new clinic date will be on Friday, October 21st from 3-6pm. This clinic will be open to the public. I am expecting to have the link so everyone can register by the end of this week. 
 
Please refer to the CDC & DESE guidance regarding getting your Flu and Covid 19 vaccinations!! 

Grace Terry, BS RN CCM

School Nurse 
Farmington River Regional School District 
413-269-4466


FLU CLINIC SAVE THE DATE: The Flu Clinic at Farmington River has been scheduled for October 21st from 3-6pm. Covid boosters will also be available for those who wish to sign up (ages 12+)

Click the button above to read. 

*** Please read the 9/19/22 Covid Letter from the Principal

*** Please read the Farmington River Regional School District Nurse Guidance for Families and Staff, related to COVID19 and General Illness: last updated September 14, 2022.

Farmington River Elementary School PTA

Next PTA Monthly Meeting
Thursday, October 13, 2022 at 7:00 PM – This meeting will occur on Zoom. Please click here to access the Zoom meeting.

The PTA Fall Fundraiser is now going on until October 14, 2022

The FRES PTA is excited to kick off the school year with you! Please take a short survey to help us determine when our monthly meetings should be held, in order to have as many parents, teachers, and community members present. Click here  to access the survey, or visit the FRES PTA page on Facebook to take the survey. We look forward to hearing from you!

 

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
Paraprofessional 1.0 FTE – posted 9/8/2022
Part-Time Custodian – posted 8/23/2022

 

2022-2023 Bus Routes. Please contact ejesner@frrsd.org if you have any questions or concerns. 

 

 

 

 

Please view this second outstanding video that our students created made in collaboration with the FRRSD Summer School Program and CTSB. 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=640gHpsxg88

Please view this wonderful Farmington River Elementary PSA on Fire Safety created in collaboration with the Farmington River Elementary School and CTSB (Community Television for the Southern Berkshires). CTSB is adding this PSA to their educational programming schedule. https://youtu.be/mLd-p-xKrko

The district is thrilled to announce that we were awarded an ESSER III Grant from the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. Please feel free to read the ESSER III Implementation Plan.

Principal’s Message

September 19 – Covid Letter to Families

September 16 – Weekly Newsletter

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Wednesday, September 7, 2022

Dear Farmington River Families,

On Friday, September 5, 2022, the Farmington River Regional School District (FRRSD) School Committee voted to appoint me to the position of Interim Superintendent/Principal for the district. I am honored by the appointment.  I have long known that the FRRSD community is committed to public education and that the school staff has a reputation for dedicated, professional, and talented educators who are committed to doing what is in the best interests of students. I look forward to working with families and staff to ensure the success of all students.

My career in public education goes back almost 40 years starting with my participation in the Coalition for School Improvement which was a collaboration between UMASS and public schools across the country.  I then worked at Berkshire Hills Regional School District as an early elementary school teacher, a music teacher, a curriculum director, and a principal.  I then moved to Central Berkshire Regional School District where I served as an Assistant Superintendent and Superintendent.  I retired from the superintendency of Adams-Cheshire Regional School District in 2018, but I continued to keep my hand in public education by working for the Statewide System of Support (SSOS), the Berkshire County Education Task Force (BCETF), and filling in as the Interim Superintendent of Mt. Greylock in 2020 and Interim Principal at Richmond Elementary School in 2021. I will be drawing on my collective experiences to inform my work with the FRRSD.

As Interim Principal, I see my role as providing leadership and support for the existing instructional, curricular, intervention, behavioral, and support systems that are already in place. I will also supervise school staff regarding instruction, curriculum, student programs and issues, and building operations. Familial circumstances prevent me from serving as a full-time Interim Principal for the whole school year, but I will work full-time as we work through the process of finding a permanent principal. I am committed to serving as the part-time Interim Superintendent for the 2022-23 school year.

My immediate task is to establish relationships with the entire school community.  To that end, I scheduled an assembly for 2:00 pm on Tuesday, September 6 to formally introduce myself to the students.  I have also scheduled individual meetings with all staff members over the course of this week. I look forward to seeing you at our Back-to-School Night on Thursday, September 15, but I am also scheduling a brief introductory Zoom meeting for Thursday, September 8th at 7:00 pm for those who can’t make it to Back-to-School Night. Please use the link to access the meeting.

Meet the New Principal

Zoom Link for September 8th Meet the Principal meeting. 

Of course, I am available by email at rputnam@frrsd.org if you have concerns or questions or you can call the school and ask for me.

I’m looking forward to a productive and successful school year. I’ll see you tomorrow morning.

Sincerely,
Robert R. Putnam

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2022 Cash Calendar Recap

2022 Cash Calendar Winners!
March 1, 2022 - Anita Myers $500. Donation from Chaffee Construction 413-429-5972
March 2, 2022 - Casey Wilton $250. Donation from "In Memory of BRP"
March 3, 2022 - Nicholas Dolan $200. Donation from Gary O'Brien Property Services 413-441-1357
March 4, 2022 - Lynn Rubenstein $250. Donation from GJ Pease Logging & Land Clearing 413-258-4894
March 5, 2022 - Mike Hankey $250. Donation from John Field Tree Services 413-329-6519
March 6, 2022 - Terry Could $100. Donation from Katie's Country Store 413-269-4211
March 7, 2022 - Marianne Gamelli $100. Donation from Knox Trail Inn 413-269-4400
March 8, 2022 - Vickie Murphy $175. Donation from New Boston Crane 413-258-4653
March 9, 2022 - Ignacio Matos $100. Donation from Pittsfield Communications Systems, Inc. 888-297-2346
March 10, 2022 - Don Chaffee III $100. Donation from Bruce's Hardware 413-269-4309
March 11, 2022 - Tina Rivelli $100. Donation from Riiska Brook Orchard 413-258-4761
March 12, 2022 - Karema Almeida $200. Donation from RJ Beham Forest Products 413-229-2182
March 13, 2022 - Keith Wadhams $250. Donation from SS Home Improvements 413-563-1483
March 14, 2022 - John Wilson $100. Donation from the Drenga Family
March 17, 2022 - John O'Sullivan $500. Donation from Soap and Suds 413-269-8905.
March 18, 2022 - Marjorie Loring $100. Donation from CW Nelson Landscape Design & Nursery 413-258-3375.
March 19, 2022 - Kathy Rehm $200. Donation from Irish Trucking 413-281-8990.
March 20, 2022 - Travis Petersoli $100. Donation from Lambert Landscape Construction 413-770-2901.
March 21, 2022 - Annette Miner $200. Donation from Lombardi Builders 413-329-6056.
March 22, 2022 - Megan Lorry $250. Donation from Papa's Healthy Food & Fuel 413-269-7779.
March 24, 2022 - Jenna Daley $100. Donation from Luck O'the Irish Bait 413-679-1836.
March 25, 2022 - Janet Carmack $75. Donation from Berkshire Mountain Sculpture Ken Packie 413-281-0591.
March 26, 2022 - Daniele Sturmer $100. Donation from Center for Dance Arts II 860-379-9755.
March 27, 2022 - Tina Porrini $100. Donation from Iron Blender Studios Wendy Berman www.ironblender.com
March 28, 2022 - Shea Kennedy $100. Donation from P&R Construction 413-717-2283.
March 29, 2022 - Marc Salzano $50. Donation from Snow Farm Susan Tarasuk 413-717-0579.
March 30, 2022 - Mark Newman $200. Donation from Evergreen Construction 860-307-5264.
March 31, 2022 - Alex Delcruz $100. Donation from Jody's Floor Sanding 413-269-7141.
April 1, 2022 - Matt King $100. Donation from Kimberley Electric 413-441-0212.
April 2, 2022 - Rebecca Hamill $250. Donation from L & M Auto 413-269-6220.
April 3, 2022 - Clarissa Hart $200. Donation from CMV Construction Services 518-733-0082.
April 4, 2022 - Matthew Rider $100. Donation from Havens Lawn & Patio 413-528-3602.
April 5, 2022 - Mary Smith $150. Donation from JR Wilkinson Construction 413-229-2039.
April 6, 2022 - Lisa & Josh Warren $100. Donation from Chip Paul Stone Works 413-269-4455.
April 7, 2022 - Melissa Wilson $100. Donation from Ormsbee Gas Co. 413-229-2800.
April 8, 2022 - Dawn & Rob D'Angleo $100. Donation from Berkshire Bank 800-773-5601.
April 9, 2022 - Julie Andrus $100. Donation from Subterranean Drilling 413-269-7152.
April 10, 2022 - Kerry Stearus $50. Donation from Law Office of Emily Zelenovic www.zelenoviclaw.com 413-329-6392
April 11, 2022 - Rita Normandin $250. Donation from Brian O'Rourke Carpentry 413-212-9865.
April 12, 2022 - Glenn Phillips $250. Donation from Advance Manufacturing Co. 413-568-2411.
April 13, 2022 - Jim DuBois $250. Donation from Ameriprise Financial 413-644-3270.
April 14, 2022 - Hannah Fries $100. Donation from Otis Poultry Farm (413-269-4438) and Farmington River Diner (413-269-6874).

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2021 Cash Calendar Winners!

March 1, 2021 - Tanya O'Brien $500. Donation from Chaffee Construction 413-429-5972
March 2, 2021 - David Nygren $100. Donation from Chester Granite 413-269-4287
March 3, 2021 - Debi Wilkinson $250. Donation from "In Memory of BRP"
March 4, 2021 - Donna LaCasse $200. Donation from Gary O'Brien Property Services 413-441-1357
March 5, 2021 - George Mabee $250. Donation from GJ Pease Logging & Land Clearing 413-258-4894
March 6, 2021 - Lori Lee Ast $250. Donation from John Field Tree Services 413-329-6519
March 7, 2021 - Kyle & Aubrey Reynolds. Donation from Katie's Country Store 413-269-4211
March 8, 2021 - Beverly Purtell $100. Donation from Knox Trail Inn 413-269-4400
March 9, 2021 - Marian & Michael Carr $150. Donation from New Boston Crane 413-258-4653
March 10, 2021 - Kristina Farina $100. Donation from Pittsfield Communication Systems, Inc. 888-297-2346
March 11, 2021 - Melissa Fey $100. Donation from Bruce's Hardware 413-269-4309
March 12, 2021 - Jonina Decker $100. Donation from Riiska Brook Orchard 413-258-4761
March 13, 2021 - Mark Dean $200. Donation from RJ Beham Forest Products 413-229-2182
March 14, 2021 - Evie Loring $150. Donation from SS Home Improvements 413-563-1483
March 15, 2021 - Brody Walts $100. Donation from The Drenga Family
March 16, 2021 - Stacy Surber $250. Donation from Tonlino & Sons 413-329-8083
March 17, 2021 - Krystal Ryan $500. Donation from Soap & Suds 413-269-8905
March 18, 2021 - Anayra Morales $200. Donation from AK Construction 413-386-4739
March 19, 2021 - Tony Bilotla $100. Donation from CW Nelson Landscape Design & Nursery 413-258-3375
March 20, 2021 - Neesha Dolan $200. Donation from Irish Trucking 413-281-8990
March 21, 2021 - Bruce Wall $100. Donation from Lambert Landscape Construction 413-770-2901
March 22, 2021 - Jesse Desanty $100. Donation from Lombardi Builders 413-329-6056
March 23, 2021 – Ken & Penny Gagnon $125.  Donation from JCO Plumbing & Heating 860-309-1679
March 24, 2021 – Susan Curtiss $50.  Donation from Sunny Rose Farm 413-446-4944
March 25, 2021 – Nicole Desmarais $200.  Donation from WD Hewins & Sons 413-229-8849
March 26, 2021 – Donna Newman $75.  Donation from Berkshire Mountain Sculpture 413-281-0591
March 27, 2021 – Haley Korte $100.  Donation from Center for Dance Arts II 860-379-9755
March 28, 2021 – Ken Fogarty $100.  Donation from Iron Blender Studios   ironblender.com
March 29, 2021 – Becky Campetti $100.  Donation form P&R Construction 413-717-2283
March 30, 2021 – Danielle Moss  $100.  Donation from Snow Farm 413-717-0579    
March 31, 2021 – Renalda Chambers $200.  Donation from Evergreen Construction 860-307-5264
April 1, 2021 – Kate Simmons $100.  Donation from Jody’s Floor Sanding 413-269-7141
April 2, 2021 – Jason Vaninetti $100.  Donation from Kimberley Electric 413-441-0212
April 3, 2021 – George Mabee $100.  Donation from Bartlett Construction 413-212-8396
April 4, 2021 – Deb Underwood $150.  Donation from CMV Construction Services 518-733-0082
April 5, 2021 – John Walsh $100.  Donation from Havens Lawn & Patio 413-528-3602
April 6, 2021 – Kristen O’Brien $150.  Donation from JR Wilkinson Construction 413-229-2039
April 7, 2021 – Danica Poirier $100.  Donation from Chip Paul Stone Works 413-269-4455
April 8, 2021- Mike Olensiuk $100.  Donation from Ormsbee Gas Co. 413-229-2800
April 9, 2021 – Michelle Kotek $100.  Donation from Berkshire Bank 800-773-5601
April 10, 2021 – Beverly Pickert $100.  Donation from Subterranean Drilling 413-269-7152
April 11, 2021 – Vic Scapin $100.  Donation from Law Office of Emily Zelenvoic 413-329-6392

 

Cash Calendar Winners!
2020 Winners:
March 1, 2020 - Malcolm McCain $300. Donation from Chaffee Construction 413-429-5972
March 2, 2020 - Brian Croey $100. Donation Bruce's Hardware 413-269-4309
March 3, 2020 - Marybeth Borachez $100. Donation from Chester Granite 413-269-4287
March 4, 2020 - Cheryl Green $250. Donation from "In Memory of BRP"
March 5, 2020 - James Densivy $200. Donation from Gary O'Brien Property Services. 413-441-1357
March 6, 2020 - Tom Soules Jr $250 Donation from GJ Pease Logging & Land Clearing 413-258-4894
March 7, 2020 - Bruce Plank $250 Donation from John Field Tree Service 413-329-6519
March 8, 2020 - Nicole Penna $100 Donation from Katie's Country Store 413-269-4211
March 9, 2020 - Chris Spring $250 Donation from Knox Trail Inn 413-269-4400
March 10, 2020 - Nick Hiller $150 Cash Donation by New Boston Crane 413-258-4653
March 11, 2020 - Deb Prew $100 Cash Donation by Pittsfield Communications Systems Inc 888-297-2346
3/12/2020 Joy Boyer #0924 - $125 Cash Donation by RSE, LLC Bogart Muller 413-717-1559
3/13/2020 Phil Colgan #1929  - $100 Cash Donation by Riiska Brook Orchard 413-258-4761
3/14/2020 Irene Gray # 0953 S - $100 Cash Donation by RJ Beham Forest Products 413-229-2182
3/15/2020 Gary Hagar #1750  - $150 Cash Donation by SS Home Improvements Steve Seddon 413-563-1483
3/16/2020 Alice Lord # 1252  - $100 Cash Donation by The Drenga Family
3/17/2020 Jay Reynolds #1138 S - $500 Cash Donation by Soap and Suds 413-269-8905
3/18/2020 Hanna Chamberland #0896  - $250 Cash Donation by Tolino & Sons 413-329-8083
3/19/2020 Gail Soules #1410  - $200 Cash Donation by AK Construction 413-386-4739
3/20/2020 Donna DiTucci #0196 S - $100 Cash Donation by CW Nelson Landscaping & Nursery 413-258-3375
3/21/2020 Jessica Cook #1940  - $200 Cash Donation by Irish Trucking 413-281-8990
3/22/2020 Ethan Lemon #1877  - $100 Cash Donation by Lambert Landscape Construction Zachary Lambert 413-770-2901
3/23/2020 Zoe Nelson #0800  - $50 Cash Donation by Lombardi Builders 413-329-6056
3/24/2020 Creighton Curtiss #0916  - $100 Cash Donation by Michelle Manto Acupuncture 413-644-9488
3/25/2020 Destiny Velasquez #1916  - $100 Cash Donation by Sunny Rose Farm 413-446-4944
3/26/2020 Frank Gaulin #1748 - $200 Cash Donation by WD Hewins & Sons 413-229-8849
3/27/2020 Mike Steben  - $75 Cash Donation by Berkshire Mountain Sculpture- Ken Packie 413-281-0591
3/28/2020 Heather Ball  - $50 Cash Donation by Center for Dance II 860-379-9755
3/29/2020 Tony Campetti #0612  - $100 Cash Donation by Iron Blender Studios Wendy Berman ironblender.com
3/30/2020 Doreen Lee #0506 - $100 Cash Donation by P&R Construction 413-717-2283
3/31/2020 Ken Fogarty #0806 - $100 Cash Donation by Snow Farm Susan Tarasuk 413-717-0579
4/1/2020 Pop's Root # 0932  - $50 Cash Donation by Colebrook Store 860-379-5031
4/2/2020 Diane Kilmer # 1645  - $100 Cash Donation by Jody's Floor Sanding 413-269-3528
4/3/2020 Bobby Travers # 0199  - $100 Cash Donation by Kimberley Electric 413-441-0212
4/4/2020 Amy Maxton #0073  - $50 Cash Donation by Andrus Power Solutions 413-644-5500
4/5/2020 Kelly Bianco #1642  - $50 Cash Donation by Barrington Brewery & the Craumer Family
4/6/2020 Erik Fredsall #0708  - $100 Cash Donation by Havens Lawn & Patio 413-528-3602
4/7/2020 Bryanah Johnson #1702 Sold by Connor Lewis - $150 Cash Donation by JR Wilkinson Construction 413-229-2039
4/8/2020 Kristen Brown #0821  - $100 Cash Donation by Chip Paul Stone Works 413-269-4455
4/9/2020 Dusty Haas # 1685  - $50 Cash Donation by Zabian's Jewelers 413-243-0508
4/10/2020 Gerry Curtin # 1203  - $100 Cash Donation by Berkshire Bank 800-773-5601
4/11/2020 Shannon Decker #0274 S - $100 Cash Donation by Subterranean Drilling 413-269-7152
4/12/2020 Becca Martin #1614   - $125 Cash Donation by A&M Auto 413-258-3381
4/13/2020 Tom Saunders #1263  - $100 Cash Donation by Meyer Well Drilling Chip Crandall 413-269-4578
4/14/2020 Lisa Valente #1629  - $50 Cash Donation by Innovation Renovation 413-429-1621
4/15/2020 Cindy Valentine # 0961  - $250 Cash Donation by Ameriprise Financial 413-644-3270
 

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