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April's Spotlight is on Mrs. Glazebrook

Mrs. Jayne Glazebrook is the school nurse at the Donaghue School. She received her bachelor’s degree in Nursing from Emmanuel College in Boston. She has been at the Donaghue School for three years, ...more

MCAS Math and STE Schedule

MCAS exams in Math and Science, Technology & Engineering begin May 5.  Students in grade 5 will take an STE exam over two days and all students take a math exam that consists of two sixty minute sessions taken over two days. The schedule for each grade’s exams is as follows:

Monday, May 5 – Grades 3 & 6 Session 1

Tuesday, May 6 – Grades 3 & 6 Session 2

Wednesday, May 7 – Grades 4 & 5 Session 1

Thursday, May 8 – Grades 4 & 5 Session 2

Monday, May 12 – Grade 5 STE Session 1

Tuesday, May 13 – Grade 5 STE Session 2

Make up exams for students absent on testing days will be as follows:

Friday, May 9; Wednesday, May 14 and Thursday, May 15th.

The exams begin first thing in the morning. It’s essential that all students arrive at school on time these days, because students cannot join a class after the exam has begun

In order to perform their best on these exams, as with all challenging intellectual tasks, students should get adequate rest and eat a balanced breakfast before coming to school. Also, attendance on the day of each exam is critical; students who take make up exams often do not perform as well as when they take the exams with their classmates at the scheduled time.

From the Principal

Social Media

Social media, the many online ways for people, young and old, to connect are many. While many young people, even in our elementary schools, use one or more of these platforms, many adults have little or no knowledge or understanding of many of them. Many adults use social media, particularly Facebook and Twitter, but there are other platforms being used by young people to connect with each other, share experiences, and create things.  A Canadian educator, George Couros, put together a quick guide for parents on several of these platforms. Mr. Couros favors students using social media, but like with driving the family car, they benefit from knowledgeable guidance and supervision from trusted adults as they are learning to navigate the territory. Here is Mr. Couros’s information for parents interested in learning more about social media platforms being used by children today. The hope is that parents will find it helpful as they talk to their children about the use of social media tools, how to use them responsibly and respectfully.

bit.ly/gcouros-parents

Donaghue MCAS Report Card

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Grade 6 Field Trip Fundraiser
Posted by: Lynne Dulong
Published: 4/15/14

Summer Camp Schedule
Attachments:
Posted by: Lynne Dulong
Published: 4/10/14

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Home of the Tigers!!!

Home of the Tigers!!!

Upcoming Events

For all events, refer to the calendar below. Select a date to see the events for that day, or click on the month to see all events for the month.

Donaghue School Calendar

Today: 4/20/14

Mr. Harrison is the Mystery Reader!!

As a surprise for Mrs. Terceiro's third grade class, Mr. Harrison was this week's Mystery Reader!!