Category: RK Finn Ryan Road School

Principal Madden’s Weekly Update—Week of November 12
November 12, 2019November 12, 2019
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Principal Madden’s Weekly Update—Week of November 12

UNICEF Donations Thank you for everyone who donated to UNICEF for Halloween. Our school raised $436.63, which is fabulous! Halloween Halloween brought to my attention the need to send a reminder to NOT send candy with your child to school. We are really working towards healthy habits, and candy is not very good brain food....

A Day in the Life:  Kindergarten at RK Finn Ryan Road Elementary School
November 12, 2019November 13, 2019
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A Day in the Life: Kindergarten at RK Finn Ryan Road Elementary School

Becca Herskovitz and Kath McCusker, parents of students in the Northampton Public Schools, have been creating video projects to promote the amazing schools in our district. Producing these videos for School Local, these filmmakers focus on what daily life is like at our lovely, inclusive and caring school, RK Finn Ryan Road Elementary. Enjoy!

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

November Greetings! Can you believe it is already November?!  Halloween Party We had another fabulous Halloween Party on Friday night. Thank you to party planner, Lauren Fleit (and her family!) and to all the other parents who volunteered or contributed to make this such a fun event for our students and families. Photos This week’s...

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

Parent Conferences It was wonderful to see so many parents at our conferences last week! Please stay in touch with teachers if you have any concerns or appreciations. Our teachers here work very hard to meet the needs of the wonderful learners in their classrooms. Our partnership with parents helps to nurture progress and happiness...

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

Parent Conferences Teachers are looking forward to meeting with parents this week. Every day this week is an early release day for students with a 12:20 dismissal. If you do not have a conference scheduled, please contact your child’s teacher or call the office. Meeting with parents is an important part of our partnership. Conference...

Principal Madden’s Weekly Update—Week of October 15
October 14, 2019October 14, 2019
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Principal Madden’s Weekly Update—Week of October 15

Photos Photos this week show some of our great team work (milk delivery) here at school, some fabulous kindergarten drummers at recess, and hard-working second grade gardeners (you never know what you are going to find in the garden!). Also, we are very fortunate to have yoga every Friday for many of our classes. Ms....

Principal Madden’s Weekly Update—Week of October 7
October 8, 2019October 8, 2019
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Principal Madden’s Weekly Update—Week of October 7

October Greetings! I wanted to let everyone know that Lisa Safron (Nurse Lisa) has been asked to temporarily fill in for Karen Jarvis-Vance (as the district’s Director of Health, Safety & Equity) until a permanent replacement has been hired (hopefully by the end of October). Karen was recently hired for a Massachusetts Department of Public Health...

Principal Madden’s Weekly Update—Week of September 30
September 30, 2019September 30, 2019
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Principal Madden’s Weekly Update—Week of September 30

Photos Happy Fall! I’ve included some photos of our Autumnal Equinox celebration. My son took a photo of us with his drone in our DAY = NIGHT formation. We look pretty good! Thanks for the donated apples! Other photos show some of our explorations in the Technology Lab/Maker Space.  Open House We had a fabulous...

Principal Madden’s Weekly Update—Week of September 23
September 23, 2019September 23, 2019
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Principal Madden’s Weekly Update—Week of September 23

Photos We have been having wonderful days at school! I’ve included some photos of forest explorers, gardeners (check out all the weeds dug up on Friday), cider makers (thank you to the Silverman/Garretson Family!) guinea pig visits, and some beautiful artwork created in art class. Also, I included photos from our wonderful PTO Ice Cream...

Principal Madden’s Weekly Update—Week of September 16
September 16, 2019September 16, 2019
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Principal Madden’s Weekly Update—Week of September 16

We have been having wonderful days at school! I’ve included some photos of forest explorers, gardeners, artists, readers, mathematicians, and our Grow Food Northampton fruit and vegetable stand (every Thursday by the playground—check it out!) Photos Open House Our Open House will take place on Wednesday, September 25 from 6-7. This is an excellent opportunity...

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