Principal Notes – December 11th

Dear Florence Roche Families,

FR WinterA highlight of my week was the time I had with 4th grade students during their recess. While I watched them build with the snow boulders collected from our new coating of snow, I couldn’t help but notice all the life lessons they were learning. They demonstrated teamwork, cooperation, creativity, problem solving with some engineering design all while building a wall together. They were certainly tired when they finished. It was a joy to watch!

As a reminder for parents, we plan to do more of this outdoor fun as we move through the winter months. Please assist your child with making a sensible clothing and outerwear choice for the day’s weather. Students need boots and snowpants to play or roll in any deep snow. Coats, hats, mittens and/or gloves are also good choices for playing in the snow. Please contact the office if you need any assistance in providing these clothing items and we will help you.

As we approach the new year, it’s a good time to check your SchoolBrains Parent Portal to make sure all of your contact and emergency contact information is up to date. Thank you!

Our kitchen staff asks that when parents sign up for student lunches, you select your entree and the type of milk your child prefers.

Here is the latest from O’Connor Studios in preparation for our Picture Retake Day on 12/15.

Dear Parent(s),
We hope this email finds you and your loved ones healthy and safe.

We are aware that several families have not received their child’s portrait package as of today. There are 2 possible reasons as to why this has happened;
Due to a communication error on picture day, an image was not captured of your child. And then this error was not caught before ordering your packages.
There is a massive delay in the postal service with mailing out packages.

By now you may have received your portrait package and we hope that you are happy with it. If you have not received your order, your student was absent on picture day, or you would like a retake, please send your student to absentee/retake day scheduled for; Tuesday, December 15th

We will work hard to mail out your order so that you have them over the Holiday’s.  Thank you for your understanding


O’Connor Studios

We ask that parents of remote students call the office at 978-448-6665 to schedule a picture retake time on the afternoon of 12/15 if you need to have your child’s picture taken.

Have a great weekend!


FR Winter 3