On November 15th the PTO sponsored a night of creativity and community building. Along with Mrs. Dupre, Mrs. Nadeau-Tanner and Mrs. Terceiro, students and their families painted one-of-a-kind masterpieces.
Harvest Festival 2013
A special Thank you to the Merrimac PTO and teachers for another successful Harvest Festival!!
Fire Safety Program
Thank you to the Merrimac Fire Department for holding a Fire Safety Program for students at the Donaghue School on October 2nd. Students were especially impressed with the demonstrations by Jake the Fire Dog!
Parent Teacher Conferences
Parent/Teacher Conferences will take place Tuesday, December 10th 1-4pm and Thursday ,December 12th 5-8pm. Please check with your child's teacher for your date and time. Report Cards will be going home Friday December 6th.
Parent–Teacher Conferences: A Tip Sheet for Parents
With parent-teacher conferences coming next week, we want to share some information on ways to help everyone make the most of the opportunities conferences offer. The Harvard Family Research Project ...more
From the Principal
The first marking period of the year is coming to a close over the next week. This is a time when teachers compile the information they have for monitoring students learning and share it with parents through a report card. At grades four through six, teachers use letter grades to indicate a level of learning and achievement. Often, these letter grades cause a variety of emotional reactions, from pride to joy to disappointment. Which is unfortunate.
Check it out
Two of the Donaghue School teachers are publishing a math picture book on amazon.com, that they've worked on together. Third grade teacher Sara Treem is the author and Art teacher Drew Dupre illustrated the book; Toula 270: The Story of a Misunderstood Angle, which is a math story about angles. These teachers are great examples of how our staff is using their professional talents to create something worth sharing with the wider world, just what we're inspiring and helping students learn to do. Hardcover copies will be available soon.
2013-2014 School District Calendar
** The 2013-2014 School District Calendar has been published on our district homepage (www.prsd.org). Please note: next year the Early Release Days will change to Fridays.
Home of the Tigers!!!
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
December's Spotlight is on Mrs. Wysokowski
Mrs. Christine Wysokowski is the music teacher at the Donaghue School. She graduated from Manchester West High School in Manchester, NH. She received her bachelor’s degree from UMass, Amherst and ...more
Community meeting on Diabetes
On Friday, November 15th, the Donaghue School had a Community Meeting to learn about Diabetes in preparation for their upcoming Walk for Diabetes on November 26th. Organized by third grade teacher Kathy Terceiro, the meeting had Pam Shedd and Courtney Breen as speakers. Also featured was "Blue" a service dog trained in helping people with Diabetes.
Mrs. Keach's Class Walks for Diabetes 11/25/13