Category: RK Finn Ryan Road School

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

I hope everyone is staying warm on these chilly January days! I wanted to give everyone a reminder to please bundle up your children with all the right winter gear for recess, as we go out unless it is below 15 degrees. Luckily, we had an amazing donation of hand-made hat/mitten sets. We have given...

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

    I attached some wonderful photos from our Pajama Day and Winter Solstice Celebration just before the holiday vacation.  It was such a fun day despite the rain that forced an indoor celebration. It was a good day to cozy up in pajamas! .  .   Mrs. Smiarowski’s class is seen with the noise makers they made...

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

I hope you all were able to share happy vacations with your children. It will be nice to see everyone back at school this week. The week before the break, we enjoyed our Winter Solstice celebration (inside because of the pouring rain!). We had fun parading around the school and joining together for some traditional...

Principal Madden’s Weekly Update—Week of December 17
December 17, 2018December 17, 2018
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Principal Madden’s Weekly Update—Week of December 17

Thank you for the donations of gloves and mittens! We are always in need, so if you ever want to give again, we will gladly accept. Thank you! Photos Photos this week are from some exciting events here at school.  .  .  .  .  Several were taken during our first ever Robotics Week, planned by our Technology Integration...

5th Grade demonstrate their scientific knowledge in video form!
December 10, 2018December 10, 2018
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5th Grade demonstrate their scientific knowledge in video form!

Stop Motion: The 5th grade students at RK Finn Ryan Road Elementary were tasked with researching a food web that included a producer, a consumer, the sun and a decomposer. With this information, students were asked to create a model of the food web in a stop motion animation, using their chromebooks and a little creativity. The following is...

5th Grade Robot Week!
December 10, 2018December 12, 2018
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5th Grade Robot Week!

Monday, December 10, 2018:   Today, the Daily Hampshire Gazette published a photo essay highlighting the first ever 5th Grade Robot Week at Ryan Road Elementary School, which also coincided with International Hour of Code week.  The Hour of Code takes place each year during Computer Science Education Week, held annually in recognition of the...

Principal Madden’s Weekly Update—Week of December 3
December 3, 2018December 3, 2018
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Principal Madden’s Weekly Update—Week of December 3

Happy December! Gloves and Mittens Needed If anyone wants to donate gloves or mittens for the colder weather, that would be greatly appreciated! Thank you! Reading and Writing    .  I attached a few photos showing what some of our students in first grade and fifth grade have been working on with their reading and writing....

Principal Madden’s Weekly Update—Week of November 26
November 26, 2018November 26, 2018
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Principal Madden’s Weekly Update—Week of November 26

I hope all of you had an enjoyable Thanksgiving break. It will be nice to see everyone back at school on Monday. I included a photo of some delicious cookies that some of our 5th grade students made with Special Education Teacher, Judy Lyons. Once a month, some students at our school make dessert for...

Principal Madden’s Weekly Update—Week of November 19
November 19, 2018November 19, 2018
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Principal Madden’s Weekly Update—Week of November 19

Snowy Greetings! The early snowstorm was certainly a surprise, but most of the students at school really enjoyed the fun, wintery recesses outdoors. I attached a few photos of happy snow lovers!    .  Another photo (from a day just before the snowfall!), our first graders enjoyed an outdoor adventure with Mr. Ted. Mr. Ted, and...

Principal  Madden’s Weekly Update—Week of November 13
November 12, 2018November 12, 2018
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Principal Madden’s Weekly Update—Week of November 13

November Greetings! It was exciting to see and hear our 5th graders returning on the bus from Nature’s Classroom on Friday afternoon! They could be heard singing out the bus windows all the way down Ryan Road. The trip was a big success! I included a photo of the return! This trip is such a...

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