Principal Notes – March 26th

Dear Florence Roche Families,

It was great to see so many students and their families coming together last night for our Literacy Night poetry celebration.  Darren Sardelli shared many humorous poems and the creative stories behind them.  His best advice for aspiring writers is to start an “idea book” to capture all of those seed ideas that could grow into a poem or story.  Thank you to the Groton Commissioners of Trusts for funding this experience and a big thank you to our literacy team for putting it all together for us!

Here is the list of our book raffle winners from last night.

Ayla Surprenant
Fiona Green
Chase and Finley Kiernan
James Leonard
Emersyn Twomey
Xavier Marchand
Violet Smith
Finn Hatch
Harrison Silvia
Avery Bigelow

In person winners can stop by the Literacy Center to pick up your book.  We will connect with any remote student winners and arrange for you to pick up your book.

Congratulations to all of our raffle winners!

coffeeThank you to our 4th grade families for providing the breakfast treats this morning.   Your kindness is always appreciated!






Remember that our school day will change beginning on April 5th.  Our arrival time and process will remain the same beginning at 8:45am.  Dismissal will now begin at 3:10pm with parents meeting their students at the classroom doors.  The buses will begin to load students shortly after that.  The half day kindergarten students will now be dismissed at 12:00pm.  All in person students will attend school on Fridays beginning on April 9th.  We will have early release Fridays on April 16th, May 7th, May 14th, May 21st, and June 4th.  June 14th is our last day of school for students and will also be an early release day.  Students will be dismissed on early release days beginning at 12:05pm with parents picking up at the classroom and buses following.  All half day kindergarten students will go home on their regular morning bus on the early release days. 

Please note that Friday, April 2nd is an asynchronous learning day for all students.  Teachers will provide learning activities for students that day, but teachers will not be hosting live meetings with students.  We will be doing out final planning and preparation for our students returning on April 5th. 

Florence Roche Community!

Voluntary Holiday Basket donations are due tomorrow to your grade representatives if you still want to help out!  We are so excited to see what baskets your grades will create with your donations; we will reveal them as soon as they are purchased!  Please reach out to your room parent if you want to contribute or email  Thank you parents!!

Support the GDNHSRHS National Honor Society

The NHS will be running an Activity Challenge during the month of April. Families will complete various activities off a list provided after they register.  Registration is $10 per family to compete in the challenge!  Each completed activity off the list will earn 1 raffle ticket and prizes will be raffled off at the end of April! Various activities will promote creativity, health/wellness, connecting with family/friends and supporting the community.

Get Your Groton-Dunstable Spirit Wear for the Spring and Summer

The GD Boosters has a new Spring Spirit Wear store open with lots of new apparel perfect for spring and summer, from tanks, tees, shorts and joggers!  

Check out our online store at:

I hope you all enjoy the weekend!