News From Across GMRSD

Principal Newsletter for June 11, 2020 This is the final newsletter for this year and I write it with mixed emotions.  I am disappointed, repulsed, and hopeful!  I’m disappointed our students were unable to be in a ‘normal’ classroom with their teacher for the spring.  I’m disappointed we were unable to conduct our end of year field trips including a half day at the middle school for our fifth graders, our first graders coming here, and traditions to celebrate all students.  I’m repulsed by the continued injustice to marginalize and mistreat fellow human beings...
HILLCREST ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 30 Griswold Street, Turners Falls, MA 01376 Sarah Burstein, Principal Phone (413) 863-9526                                                                                   ...
Principal Newsletter for June 4, 2020 ● Please be on the lookout in your home for Sheffield library books.  Book return will be June 12th. ● We have planned a pick up of student personal effects along with a summer send off for Friday, June 12th.  A flyer will be mailed home with details. ● Chrome book return will be Monday, June 15.  A letter will be going home to families who borrowed a chrome book with more details. ● Next year’s teacher will be included in your child’s report card.   ● Report cards will be mailed the week of June...
  Hillcrest Elementary School Friday News June 5, 2020   Dear Hillcrest Families, This school year has been filled with a wide range of challenges and at each one, I have felt a great sense of appreciation for our amazing teachers, students, families and community members.  This week, that appreciation has grown as I have engaged in many meaningful conversations with our Hillcrest staff  and other community members about the acts of racism and injustice and the protests that are taking place across our country.  I have found myself thinking...
Sheffield’s Pick-up and Send Off   Come pick up your materials/workbooks/pencils, hand off your library books, and wave to the Sheffield staff as we wish you a happy and safe summer! When:   Friday, June 12, 2020 from 10:30-12:30 Times:   2nd grade: 10:30-11:15 ​              3rd grade: 11:15-11:50               4th grade: 11:50-12:10            ...
June 4, 2020 Dear Families: Every year, each public school and school district in Massachusetts receives a report card. Just as your child’s report card shows how they are doing in different subjects, the school’s report card is designed to show families how our school is doing in different areas. A link to our school’s report card is available at http://reportcards.doe.mass.edu/2019/06740050. The report card includes multiple measures of a school’s performance – more than just MCAS scores. It represents a new way of looking at school performance, by providing information on student...

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