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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...

Do Not Release
February 11, 2019February 17, 2019
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Do Not Release

February 11, 2019 Dear Caregivers: The Pioneer Valley Chinese Immersion Charter School (PVCICS) has engaged a third-party vendor—JLS Mailing Services, Inc. to seek the names and home addresses of students attending public schools in many area districts. PVCICS Executive Director Richard Alcorn has sent me a request to provide the names and addresses of Northampton...

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,...

District Review
February 1, 2019February 7, 2019
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District Review

Next week, Feb 4-6th, is the state district review. As part of this process, a number of documents were submitted. Please click HERE if you are interested in reviewing any of these documents.

January 30, 2019January 30, 2019
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There is a two hour delay today: Wednesday, January 30th. There is no morning Preschool.

Northampton has an App!
January 9, 2019January 9, 2019
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Northampton has an App!

In case you missed the launch of the Northampton Public Schools App, we would like to take this opportunity to bring it to your attention. This app puts the Northampton Public Schools at your fingertips. Links built into the app bring you directly to school and district news, lunch menus, and Aspen. The app will...

Seventh Grade Science Putting the “T” in STEM
November 13, 2018November 19, 2018
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Seventh Grade Science Putting the “T” in STEM

Putting the T in STEM. Seventh grade science continues to excel in using technology to enhance instruction here at JFK. This slideshow contains pictures and video of the Elephant’s Toothpaste lab. From Mr. Masenior, “Once students completed their experiment we debriefed the lab as a class and turned their qualitative data (warm and bubbly) into...

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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