Category: RK Finn Ryan Road School

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...

Principal Madden’s Weekly Update—Week of September 9
September 9, 2019September 9, 2019
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Principal Madden’s Weekly Update—Week of September 9

Grow Food Northampton right here at Ryan Road! Do you want to get fresh Crimson and Clover vegetables every Thursday through mid-November? Check in at the vegetable stand this Thursday at dismissal! Michael from Grow Food will be there to answer any questions you may have! Responsive Classroom Beginnings Most of the photos this week...

Principal Madden’s Weekly Update—Week of September 3
September 2, 2019September 2, 2019
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Principal Madden’s Weekly Update—Week of September 3

We had a wonderful start to school last week, and we are excited to welcome our new kindergarten students this week! Photos I attached some photos from our First day of School Celebration! It is our tradition to hear our 5th graders’ ideas about being strong leaders, and we blow bubbles as we make some...

Principal Madden’s Weekly Update—Week of August 26
August 25, 2019August 25, 2019
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Principal Madden’s Weekly Update—Week of August 26

Welcome to a new school year! I am honored to begin another year as the principal of R.K. Finn Ryan Road Elementary School! I hope families had happy summers and are ready for another great year here at school. I hope that everyone received the summer mailing with information for the upcoming school year. If...

Principal Madden’s Weekly Update—Week of June 10
June 10, 2019June 11, 2019
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Principal Madden’s Weekly Update—Week of June 10

Photos Photos this week show some of the amazing inventions in 4th grade. They made Rube Goldberg machines. WHAT IS A RUBE GOLDBERG MACHINE? A Rube Goldberg Machine is a crazy contraption which accomplishes a simple task in the most complicated – and funniest – way possible! Based on the “Invention” cartoons of the famous...

Principal Madden’s Weekly Update—Week of June 3
June 3, 2019June 3, 2019
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Principal Madden’s Weekly Update—Week of June 3

Photos Photos this week show some of our amazing State Fair displays. Our 4th graders did such a nice job with their projects. The rest of the school enjoyed coming to the fair, and everyone learned a lot about our United States! Other photos some of our 4th graders displaying their pottery bowls. We have...

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

Photos Photos this week show one of our final YEP classes—Mrs. Cleary’s craft class. The students are displaying their crafty airplanes and yummy popsicles. YEP is over for the 2018-2019 school year. It was wonderful to have so many students participate throughout the year. We also welcomed JFK students to our school on Thursday for...

Principal Madden’s Weekly Update—Week of May 20
May 20, 2019May 20, 2019
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Principal Madden’s Weekly Update—Week of May 20

Photos Photos this week show shadow making a morning recess, our fabulous YEP play of Charlotte’s Web, our Student Leadership Team appreciation breakfast, starter plants in Ms. Desmond’s room (they are preparing plants for the garden), and Ms. Cleary’s class enjoying a taste of rhubarb on Friday.  The last photo shows how we are preparing...

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

Photos Photos this week show our record number of walkers for our Walking Wednesdays in May! We have been lucky to have nice weather on our Walking Wednesdays during this wet spring! Also, Mr. Ted led a trip to the Vernal Pool with our 5th graders on Friday to observe and collect lots of different...

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