Category: RK Finn Ryan Road School

Principal Madden’s Weekly Update—Week of March 18
March 18, 2019March 18, 2019
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Principal Madden’s Weekly Update—Week of March 18

Spring Greetings! Check out the photos from our Science Night! What a great evening! The other photo this week shows the crowd assembling for our last movie night of this school year. We will start again when it is getting dark next November! They were certainly fun and well attended this year! • March is...

Principal Madden’s Weekly Update—Week of March 11
March 11, 2019March 11, 2019
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Principal Madden’s Weekly Update—Week of March 11

It was certainly a chilly week last week, but the forecast is for a warm up ahead! It will be interesting to see how long it takes for our snow mountains to melt! Photos The photos this week show some of our recent good times at school. There are photos from our Read Across Ryan...

Principal Madden’s Weekly Update—Week of March 4
March 5, 2019March 5, 2019
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Principal Madden’s Weekly Update—Week of March 4

March Greetings! Winter is certainly still here, but spring is around the corner! • Reminders: Internet Safety – The internet puts more resources at our fingertips than ever before. Due to the wealth of information accessible online, both good and bad, it’s important to understand different ways we can make the internet safer. One website...

What the Hawk Saw at Ryan Road!
February 25, 2019February 25, 2019
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What the Hawk Saw at Ryan Road!

This video is a true collaboration of students and teachers at Ryan Road! A red hawk was beautifully hand crafted by Ms. Whittier-Liu, which “flew” to each grade level and classroom. Teachers reported and documented “What the Hawk Saw” in their class. Then, the student leadership team came up with a creative way to share...

Principal Madden’s Weekly Update—Week of February 25
February 24, 2019February 24, 2019
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Principal Madden’s Weekly Update—Week of February 25

The photos this week show first grade and kindergarten outdoor adventures in the woods across from our school. We are so lucky to have a place to explore in the forest so close to school. We are lucky to have Mr. Ted, too, our naturalist from the Hitchcock Center. Other photos show more healthy cooking...

Third Graders Explore What Makes a Computer
February 22, 2019February 22, 2019
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Third Graders Explore What Makes a Computer

RK Finn Ryan Road Elementary third grade students were featured in the Daily Hampshire Gazette Wednesday, February 20th because of their work with Piper Computers. Through a hands on approach, students learn the components of a computer, to compare “input” versus “output” and how circuits, switches and buttons function. To read the full article, follow...

Principal Madden’s Weekly Update—Week of February 11
February 11, 2019February 11, 2019
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Principal Madden’s Weekly Update—Week of February 11

The photos this week show a lot of engaging learning! We had our 100th day of school on Wednesday, and our kindergarten students created vests with 100 items and had our traditional 100th Day of School Parade. Everyone loves to see the kindergarten students for this BIG event! First graders enjoyed fun and creative activities,...

Principal Madden’s Weekly Update—Week of February 4
February 4, 2019February 4, 2019
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Principal Madden’s Weekly Update—Week of February 4

Photos The photos this week show loads of excitement! Before the frigid conditions, we got outside for some really fun recess in the snow! Our third graders are continuing with the building of Piper computers and were even using them on Friday! Wow! Grow Food Northampton was here for more healthy cooking lessons. Our kiln...

Principal Madden’s Weekly Update—Week of January 28
January 27, 2019January 27, 2019
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Principal Madden’s Weekly Update—Week of January 28

The photos this week show some items from our Lost and Found collection. Please come and claim anything that is yours. We will donate the rest by the end of the week. Thank you! The Lost and Found table is right in front of our Kindergarten bulletin board helping us to remember to do what...

Principal Madden’s Weekly Update—Week of January 22
January 21, 2019January 21, 2019
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Principal Madden’s Weekly Update—Week of January 22

It was wonderful to have so many families and friends at our Martin Luther King Celebration last Friday! The brave leadership of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. helped teach respect, dignity, and equality for all people. These lessons are for all times and all places. Our students did such a nice job performing! Check out...

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