David Adler - Author Visit
We are excited about our upcoming visit from famous author, David Adler! He will be available to sign books for students on the day of his visit. We have the opportunity to purchase many of his books at a significant discount. This is not a fundraiser, just a bonus for having him visit with us at Wolf Swamp! The flyer should have come home recently, or feel free to check it out here to see if you'd like to purchase some of the books.
How cool will it be for our children to read some of David Adler's books and then MEET and TALK with him in person! Thanks to Lynn Adzima, our literacy specialist, for putting this special event together.
Zumba Night this Friday, April 26th!
We are so lucky to have two awesome Zumba teachers who are also Wolf Swamp moms to help us move and shake on Friday! It's great exercise and fun to get out with other Wolf Swamp parents! Find all the info here!
Yard Goats Game - May 11th! Ticket orders due by Friday!
This should be a really fun family night out! We have sold a lot of tickets, and we have a limited amount left. Get your orders in! You should have received flyers home, but if you would like to print one, it is attached here.
Field Day T-Shirts
Field Day is coming up on June 7th, and the PTA is offering Field Day T-shirts for those who need one in their team color. Please click here to confirm your child's team color assignment. If you would like to purchase a T-shirt (we have adult sizes as well!), please click here. All orders are due by May 1st.
Spread the Word Book Drive
Did you know that schools in poor neighborhoods generally don’t have a school book fair? This is because companies like Scholastic can’t make enough money to make it worth them coming to these schools. So the kids are missing out on the opportunity to access more affordable books and the school doesn’t reap the rewards of books for their libraries & classrooms that come thru book fair points. Did you know that libraries in poor neighborhoods are open fewer days a week and fewer hours per day?
Think of the joy your children get when they receive a new book or head to the library for a book to read. Will you help us bring that joy to kids at Boland Elementary School this year? Please consider donating a new or gently used book for a child in PreK to 5th grade.
What to donate: Books at the Preschool - 5 reading level (Please no text books or used work books.)
Where to donate: Books can be dropped off at the Wolf Swamp Road School lobby and placed in the box labeled "Spread The Word Book Collection."
Dates of collection: Monday, April 1st thru Monday, May 6th
Who will receive the books: Students at Boland Elementary School in Springfield. Boland School is located in a very high poverty district. School staff are excited at the idea of distributing the books collected to their 800 students.
Please check out the flyer for more information on this important program.
Volunteers are needed to help collect & sort the books. If you are able to help, please contact Judy at firstname.lastname@example.org or 413-726-4613.
Teacher Appreciation Week
We are so lucky to have such wonderful teachers and staff here at Wolf Swamp Road School. Teacher appreciation week is coming up on May 6th-10th. We are working out the details on how we will show our gratitude. In the mean time, please email us if you would like to help out with this!
Box Top Collection
Congratulations to last month's box top winners... Mrs. Skowera's 4th grade class! They collected over 800 box tops - way to go!
Other community events...
SEAL Meeting This Week
The Special Education Alliance of Longmeadow (SEAL) is a Parent Advisory Council that offers information, support, and networking opportunities to parents. Please join us for our next meeting on Tuesday, April 9th at 7:00 PM in Room A-31 Pupil Services, 535 Bliss Road, Longmeadow. There will be a presentation from Thomas Mazza (Assistant Superintendent for Finance and Operations) and Jean Fontaine (Director of Pupil Services) to review the Special Education budget before approved by town during town meeting. Following the presentation, there will be discussion about upcoming SEAL outreach activities. For the full meeting agenda, and to learn more about future meeting dates and events, visit www.sealma.org.
Community Bike Sale
This will the sixth year there has been a community bike sale at the Community House hosted by the Longmeadow Environmental Transition Group and the Family Bike Shop. Click here for more info!
Longmeadow Youth Football Registration is Open!
Participants are grouped by grade, age, skill, and experience levels with weight restrictions for certain positions. Pee Wee Program for 3rd & 4th graders; Junior Program for 5th & 6th graders; Senior Program for 7th & 8th graders. Program emphasizes values, teamwork, and football fundamentals. All coaches are USA Football certified! Starting in early August, preseason practices are typically Monday-Thursday from 6-8pm at Williams Middle School reducing to 3 days each week once school starts. Eight games are played Saturdays or Sundays during September and October. Uniforms and equipment are provided, but participants supply their own cleats and mouth guard.
There will also be a flag football program for K-2. This will be an 8-week program on Saturday mornings starting after Labor Day and running through October.
Registration: Online only. Please visit www.longmeadowfootball.org for more information and to register.
Fee: $175, if registered prior to June 1. Any registrations completed after June 1 will be assessed a $25 late fee. Multiple players from the same family receive discounts. All new players and those who did not play last year are required to bring a copy of their birth certificate to leave at registration. The registration fee for flag football is $50 per person.
Boys Lacrosse Registration
Boys Youth Lacrosse (Grades 3-8): Registration is still open for the spring boys grades 3-8 lacrosse season. Please visit www.longmeadowlacrosse.com for more info and to register online.
Boys Youth Lacrosse (Grades K, 1, 2): Boys in grades K, 1, and 2 are invited to participate in our K-2 introductory lacrosse program. Sessions are held on Saturday mornings in order to not conflict with other sports and family commitments. Please visit www.longmeadowlacrosse.com for more info and to register online.
PSI LEGO robotics: Out of this world adventures 2nd- 5th Grade
Join us for some serious fun as you design, build, and program various robots built for out of this world adventures! You can build a lunar rover, a mars spaceship, or an underwater explorer. Class is limited and first come first serve. For more information, contact email@example.com.
Longmeadow Girls Lacrosse
Register for the 2019 Girls Youth Lacrosse, Grades 3-8 at www.lglax.com. All ability levels are welcome. Come learn the exciting game of girls lacrosse with your friends in a relaxed, FUN atmosphere. Register early. Late fee will be assessed after January 31st.