R. H. Conwell News 10/7/2022

Worthington School District
147 Huntington Road
Worthington, MA 01098

Dear Community:

We had a terrific turnout with Open House!  It was really nice to see so many of you join your kiddo(s) in the classroom to see the teaching and learning that is in full swing.  

Tis the Season:  Cold and Flu season is in full swing as well as COVID so you may notice that some of the faculty have been wearing masks. Please remind your children to wash their hands before eating or other hand to mouth contact.  And due to the rapid spread of illness through our community recently, please keep children home at the first sign of illness. We thank you!

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:   A huge thanks to Max Breiteneicher for making all the grinders for Open House, and to Katie Maunz for providing food items, and Katie Dahill’s  donation of the condiments.   We are looking for volunteers to help with the Harvest Festival.  Please email Max Breiteneicher at jmaximilianb@gmail.com to sign up to help.  We cannot have this event without volunteers.   The next meeting is on October 20 at 6:00PM.

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  is $5.00.  

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
  • This past week we began to see Covid-19 in the school, as well as a variety of colds and stomach bugs.  If any family needs rapid Covid tests, please call. 
  • 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.

Upcoming Events:

October 10Holiday – 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 14Fire Safety Presentation:  Chief Scott,  the local fire chief will come to the school and meet with the students and give them an opportunity to see the fire truck..

October 20:  PTO meeting beginning at 6:00 p.m.

October 21:  COA to join us for breakfast and an intergenerational sing along with Roger Ticknell. 

October 27:  Virtual Parent Meeting

October 28:  ALL School Morning Meeting begins at 9:00 a.m.  Families are invited to join us.  Please email louellet@hr-k12.org if you are planning to join the morning meeting.  

October 31:  Harvest Festival – Begins at 1:00PM with the annual school parade twice around the building.  Please feel free to gather near the sidewalk to watch.  

Gretchen Morse-Dobosz
Principal/Superintendent, Worthington School District

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