R. H. Conwell Community News 9/30/2022

Worthington School District
147 Huntington Road
Worthington, MA 01098

Dear Community:

Next week is Open House! We are so excited to invite families into the classrooms for students to share what they have learned thus far. The PTO grinder dinner will begin in the cafeteria at 5:00 p.m.. Families who have ordered dinner can enter through the cafeteria, and those just coming for the Open House should arrive at 5:30 and come through the front door. We look forward to seeing you next Thursday, October 6th!

Substitutes: We are looking for classroom substitutes! The district pays $100 a day! Please contact louellet@hr-k12.org if you are interested.

Volunteers: We are looking for community members to substitute and/or volunteer at R.H. Conwell. Please see the volunteer form found here and kindly fill out and return to the office. If you have questions, please call me at 413-238-5856

Family Breakfast and Lunch: We would like to invite family members to breakfast and lunch. For the month of October we have the following dates scheduled. Breakfast on October 18 beginning at 8:30 a.m. and lunch on October 14 and 24 beginning at 12:30 p.m. Please look for a sign-up sheet from Ms. Ashley in the green folders.

Cost for adults to purchase breakfast or lunch.

  • Breakfast is $3.00.
  • Lunch $5.00.

Pick-Up: If you are planning to have someone other than yourself or partner pick-up your child(ren), please make sure you have reviewed or shared the pick-up procedures with them, and that they bring their license with them so that the teacher on duty can confirm the correct adult is picking up. Thank you in advance for your support with this!

Pavilion Committee: The district is looking for a person interested in supporting the committee with Fundraising efforts and coordination/support with the builder. Please contact gmorsedobosz@hr-k12.org if you are interested.

PTO Update: We are looking for volunteers to help with the grinder sale. Please email Max Breiteneicher at jmaximilianb@gmail.com to sign up to help.  The next meeting is on October 20 at 6:00PM.

Reminders from Nurse’s Office:

  • If your child is going to be absent or tardy, please email mbreymann@hr-k12.org and louellet@hr-k12.org.
  • Please make sure to send your child in with a water bottle.
  • If you have a health concern and feel that a call to Nurse Meg is warranted to help make a decision about sending your child to school, please text Nurse Meg at 413-320-8172 or email her at mbreymann@hr-K12.org before 7:00 a.m. and until 7p.m.
  • During school hours, Nurse Meg can be reached at 413-238-5856 extension 1.

News from the Hilltown Family Center: On Monday, October 17 The Hilltown Family Center will hold a free infant group (birth to 9 months) from 8:30 to 9:30 in the PreK room of RH Conwell Elementary School in Worthington. This will be followed by a toddler play group (9 mos. to 5 years) from 9:45 to 11:00. Families should park in the lot to the right of the school and proceed to the front door of the school. To sign up for breakfast ($2.00 per individual) please email atompkins@hr-k12.org.

Hampshire Regional School District Middle and HIgh School Newsletter: https://www.smore.com/szrhv

Upcoming Events:

October 6: Open House: PTO GRINDER SALE beginning at 5:00 p.m. and classrooms will be open beginning at 5:30 p.m.

October 10: Holiday – No School

October 11: No School: Professional Development for the teachers

October 13: School Committee Meeting beginning at 6:30 in the cafeteria. A zoom link will be provided.

October 14: Fire Safety Presentation: Chief Scott, the local fire chief will come to the school and meet with the students.

Have a wonderful weekend!
Gretchen Morse-Dobosz
Principal/Superintendent, Worthington School District

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