FR Winter

Principal Notes – January 8th

Dear Florence Roche Families, I hope this message finds you well and off to a good start in the new year.  It was nice to have the break from school, but it’s always enjoyable to be back with students and staff.  We all seemed to transition right back into our work and overall it was … read more

Winter

Principal Notes – December 18th

Dear Florence Roche Families, I wish everyone a well deserved holiday break.  This community is a special one and our students, staff and families have really pulled together to make a challenging situation a positive one over these past 3 months.  Thank you for your support! Our 2nd grade team captures the spirit of community … read more

FR Winter 2

Principal Notes – December 11th

Dear Florence Roche Families, A 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 … read more

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Principal Notes – December 4th

Dear Florence Roche Families, Happy December!  We have been fortunate with our back to school weather this fall with comfortable temperatures and very few rainy days.  Hybrid students have been spending a lot of time outdoors for movement and mask breaks, as well as recess and instructional opportunities.  Students are encouraged to dress for the … read more

Fall

Principal Notes – November 23rd

Dear Florence Roche Families, I wish you all a healthy and restful Thanksgiving break.  Every year, this break always seems to come at just the right time.  This year it is especially timely as we have all had so many new things to figure out and learn.  We will all benefit from a few days … read more

Fall

Principal Notes – November 13th

Dear Florence Roche Families, We have been very fortunate to begin our year with such favorable weather conditions.  The temperatures this week were not typical for early November, but it looks like the days ahead will be more seasonable.  Students and staff have taken advantage of learning and playing outdoors.  We will continue to utilize … read more

Flu Shot

Important – Vaccine Reminder

Massachusetts Department of Public Health officials announced on August 19,2020 that the influenza immunization (flu shot) will be required for all students Kindergarten through grade 12 by December 31, 2020, regardless of whether the district is providing instruction in-person, using a hybrid or remote learning model.  The new vaccine requirement is an important step to … read more

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Principal Notes – October 23rd

Dear Florence Roche Families, The first 6 weeks of any school year are instrumental in establishing routines, expectations and a sense of community both at the classroom level and schoolwide.  Community building has been even more important this year.  We did not have any closure last year as school closed without any real opportunity for … read more

Fall

Principal Notes – October 16th

Dear Florence Roche Families, Thank you for attending our virtual Curriculum Night last night.  Despite the initial meeting passcode issue the evening was a success overall.  I appreciate your patience.  We are all continually adapting to our current reality and last night was one more example of how our community was able to come together … read more