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Pre-School Application Time!

handprintsConway, Deerfield, Sunderland and Whately preschools are now accepting applications for Fall 2018. Children must be 3 years old by September 1, 2019. To request an application, please contact Rhonda at 413-665-1155. Click Here for more information.

Join us for a Saturday Playgroup!

Heart with ChildrenWhen??? Saturday January 12, 2019, from 10:30—11:45 at the Sunderland Public Library. For Babies, Toddlers and Children 0-5 yrs and their Caregivers! We will be making healthy snacks with our toddlers with Karin Anderson from WIC!

2019-2020 Kindergarten Registration!

Put this on your calendarUnion #38 Kindergarten registration will begin January 7, 2019 and will continue through January 25, 2019. Packets are available at your school, during school hours.

Parent Advisory Council Meeting

Come join a supportive group of parents and educators to discuss topics of interest and learn about school and community resources. Our next meeting will be January 30th from 6:00 pm -7:15 pm.

Annual Early Childhood Community Screenings

handprintsThe annual screening for children 3 and 4 years of age that reside in Conway, Deerfield, Sunderland and Whately will take place, Friday November 30th by appointment only.

10th Annual Music Telethon (POSTPONED - MONDAY the 19th) telethon

**NOW MONDAY NOVEMBER 19th** Join us online or in person at our 10th Annual Music telethon. The Frontier Regional Music Telethon is an annual live music event put on by Frontier Regional School to raise money for the Music Department to be used for various needs which arise throughout the year. You may watch the telethon on FCAT channel 12 in the 4 towns or on ONLINE (youTube) on the Frontier Regional School Website main page. Tune in. It will be a lot of fun. Read more to find out how to watch or make a pledge

Parent Advisory Council Meeting

Are you a parent of a child with special needs? PLEASE JOIN US! Parent Advisory Council Meeting on Tuesday, November 13, 2018 from 6:00 - 7:15 pm at the Sunderland Elementary School Library.

Parent Advisory Council Meeting

Are you a parent of a child with special needs? Please join us on Wednesday, December 12th, from 6:00-7:15 at the Sunderland Elementary School Library. 

Frontier Regional CFCE Playgroup Begins!

Put this on your calendarCome join the Playgroup for a morning of informal play, interactive literacy activities and conversation with other families and caregivers! We meet Mondays and Fridays 9:30-11:30 at Sunderland Elementary School. Please see our Flyer for more information

New District Pediculosis Procedures

At the end of last school year, FRSU#38 School Committees voted to eliminate the Pediculosis (head lice) policy and adopted revised procedures for managing head lice in the five schools in our district. (See attached).

NEW to Strings or Band?

music notesJoin us for Union #38 Instrumental Music Information and Rental Night, Thursday, September 13th at 6:30pm at the Deerfield Elementary Cafeteria

Mrs. Sherrill (strings) and Mrs. Carr (band) will begin the evening with a brief presentation about the program. Afterwards families will have an opportunity to rent an instrument from our vendors. We will be available to answer questions the entire evening.

Questions? Email megan.carr@frsu38.org or marijo.sherrill@frsu38.org

2018-2019 Bus Transportation Routes

bus imagegThe Transportation Routes for the District have been updated for the 2018-2019 School Year! Please click here to see if your route has been changed.

2018-2019 Bus Transportation Routes

bus imageThe Transportation Routes for the District have been updated for the 2018-2019 School Year! Please click here to see if your route has been changed.

Frontier Regional CFCE Summer Schedule

Heart and Children clip artFrontier Regional CFCE will be sponsoring a series of music events taking place at the Sunderland Library. They will also be sponsoring a playgroup this summer at the Sunderland Elementary School. Both of these events are for children ages 0-8 years of age. For a schedule of events and times, please click here. Please contact Amy at: amy.battisti@frsu38.org with any questions.

2018-2019 Substitute Orientation Night

Important AnnouncementPlease join us for the 2018-19 Substitute Orientation Night on Monday, August 27th at 6:00 PM at the Library Media Center at Frontier Regional High School. Anyone interested in substituting in our district is encouraged to attend. We are seeking subs for classrooms, Main Office staff and Registered Nurses for our Health Offices. Principals will be on-site for the interview process. Please bring your resume, if you have one, along with your driver's license and 1 form of government identification (i.e, passport, birth certificate, social security card). If you are unable to attend, please contact Rhonda at the Superintendent's Office - 413-665-1155.

Sign up for Summer Music Camp!

music notesElementary students who have participated in band or strings for at least one year are welcome to attend. The camp will be held at Deerfield Elementary, in conjunction with River Valley Day Camp. *Your student does not have to participate in River Valley Day Camp in order to attend Summer Music Camp.

Screenagers Film Screening and Panel Screenagers

Join us for an exclusive private screening of the movie Screenagers followed by a parent/student panel discussion

Tuesday June 12, 6:00pm in the Frontier Auditorium

Screenagers is an award winning film that probes into the vulnerable corners of family life and depicts messy struggles over social media, video games and academics. The film offers solutions on how we can help our kids navigate the digital world 
https://www.screenagersmovie.com/ 
https://www.facebook.com/events/1798018423827914/ 

The event is FREE

Parent Advisory Council (PAC)

 Are you a parent of a child with special needs? Please join us at our next PAC meeting, Tuesday, May 22 from 6:00 - 7:15 in the Sunderland Elementary School Library. We will be discussing summer, family updates and school challenges. Please contact Karen Green at 665-1151 ext 44 or karen.green@frsu38.org for more information.

First Day of School!

First Day of SchoolMark your calendars! The first day of school for students K-12 for the 2018-2019 school year will be Thursday, August 30, 2018. The first day for pre-school for the district will be Tuesday, September 4th. Whately Elementary Kindergarten will also start Tuesday, September 4th, not August 30th.

Conway Grammar School Third Annual 5K Fun Run/Walk

Sunday, May 20 
9:00 - Walkers start
9:30 - Runners start (with unofficial timing)
10:15 - Awards outside of Town Hall

The event will start and finish at the ball field in the center of town - maps will be available and the course will be clearly marked.

All children under age 12 MUST be accompanied by an adult for the duration of the 5K.

Water and complimentary snacks will be provided by the PTO at the end of the 5K. 

No charge to participate. Tee-shirts will cost $5 each, with a maximum family cost of $15. Checks should be made payable to Conway Grammar School. Financial assistance is available - see Mrs. Gordon.

Please fill out and return the bottom of this form to your child’s teacher if you think your family will participate and to preorder your tee-shirts by March 31. 

Thursday the 29th is The 9th Annual Music Telethon & Cabaret telethonlogo

This Thursday, 29th 6pm to 9pm is our 9th Annual Music Telethon. The Frontier Regional Music Telethon is an annual LIVE STREAMING music event put on by Frontier Regional School’s Arts Department on YouTube. The evening of the event will feature our Cabaret. The overall goal of this telethon is to raise money for the Music Department to be used for various needs which arise throughout the year. 

Summer Math Camp at DES Math image

Arithmetic to Algebra! A Summer Math 3 day Mini-Camp held at Deerfield Elementary June 27-29, 8:30 – 11:30 AM
Free of Charge for incoming 2nd-6th grade learners. Click here for more information.

Science Camp "Inventors' Camp" - August 13 - 17

Science Camp "Inventors' Camp" - August 13 - 17. A summer science program for students entering Grades 1 – 6. 8:30 am-1:30pm at  WHATELY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL. Click here for more information and registration form.

 

Save the Date!

Fourth, fifth and sixth grade students and parents: come hear about life at Frontier Regional School on March 22nd at 6:30 PM. 

LAST DAY OF SCHOOL!

schools out The last scheduled day of school for Frontier Regional and School Union 38 will be June 22, 2018. Frontier Regional will be dismissed at 10:50 and the elementary schools will be dismissed at 12:00 

Superintendent Letter

March 9, 2018

Dear Union 38 Elementary School Families:

Our highest priority is to provide safe schools and safe learning environments for our students and staff. We are aware that the Women’s March’s Youth EMPOWER Group is organizing a National School Walkout on March 14, 2018. There are many students at the elementary level who do not know about the most recent school tragedy or about the student led march. We respect our parents’ right to inform their own children about this incident when and if they feel it is appropriate.

The National School Walkout is intended to be student led. We will not have a walkout organized by our elementary schools. However, if an elementary student, with parent permission, wants to participate in a walkout, a parent or guardian must sign the child out of school and chaperone him/her during the time out of the school building.  

Our elementary schools use Second Step, a nationally recognized curriculum, to teach social emotional skills and bully prevention strategies. This model explicitly teaches and models empathy and appreciating differences on a daily basis. We recognize our families and community members who wish to take part in this national movement, and respect the rights of families to share age appropriate information with their own children.

Sincerely,

Lynn M. Carey, Ed.D.

Superintendent of Schools

CGS Alum Performs for the School

                                                                                                                                                                    Tyler Conroy with students

CGS Celebrates Read Across America

 

CGS celebrated Read Across America Day with an afternoon of read-alouds. Students were invited to wear pajamas and many staff members dressed as characters from literature. Click here to view the Read Across America picture gallery.

                                 Read Across America

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARINGS

important announcementFor a listing of all upcoming public hearings for Frontier Regional and Union 38 School Districts, please click here.

Preschool Application Time!

Hands prints imageConway, Deerfield, Sunderland and Whately preschools are now accepting applications for Fall 2018. Children must be 3 years old by September 1, 2018. To request an application, please contact Rhonda at 413-665-1155. Click Here for more information.

Parent Advisory Council (PAC)

Please join us for the next meeting on January 30 from 6:00- 7:15 at the Sunderland Elementary Library. For questions, please contact Karen Green at 665-1151 ext. 44 or karen.green@frsu38.org. If you need childcare, please contact Karen at least one week in advance. Karen Ferrandino, Director of Special Education, will join us for
part of the meeting to talk about Parents Rights and other relevant updates.

KIndergarten Registration

Important dateKindergarten Registration for the 2018-2019 school year will take place starting January 8th - January 26th. Registration packets will be available at your elementary school during this time. Children must be 5 on or before September 1, 2018. A copy of your child's birth certificate is required to pick up a packet.

Report Cards Get A New Look... Check Out The Family Guide!

December, 2017

Dear Families:

On Friday, December 8th students will receive a report card showing their progress in district learning standards. Our teachers have worked over the last two years revising our district report cards to reflect our most up to date curriculum standards, teaching practices and assessment strategies. A Family Guide (click here for a sneek peek to report card) to the report card is designed to help you understand the new grading system and to share the many ways that teachers assess student progress in the district learning standards.  Several embedded links connect to the benchmarks, rubrics and assessments that our teachers use to assess student achievement.

We hope that you find this information useful. I welcome you to contact me with your comments and questions about this new format.

Louise Law
louise.law@frsu38.org
Director of Elementary Education
Union #38 School District

District Strategic Plan for Continuous Improvement

We are pleased to share our District Strategic Plan for Continuous Improvement with you. Our plan was developed through a team process that has evolved over the last three years encompassing information from our staff and outside experts, including audits from the Department of Education, Curriculum Services Management Inc., and our own data gathered from classroom observations and learning walks. To view, please click here.

Annual Early Childhood Community Screening

Preschool screeningsThe annual screening for children 3 and 4 years of age that reside in Conway, Deerfield, Sunderland and Whately will take place, Friday December 1st by appointment only.

Parent Advisory Council Meeting (PAC)

Are you a parent of a child with special needs? Would you like to join a supportive group of parents and educators to discuss topics of interest and learn about community resources? PLEASE JOIN US!

Free Saturday Playgroup Free Saturday Playgroup

Free Saturday Playgroup

Saturday October 28th 10:30—11:45

Sunderland Public Library

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Parent Advisory Council Meeting

Are you a parent of a child with special needs? Would you like to join a supportive group of parents and educators to discuss topics of interest and learn about community resources? Please join us October 17th at 6:00 pm at the Sunderland Elementary Library. 

Join us at Playgroup!

Join us at Sunderland Elementary! Frontier Regional CFCE hosts a free drop in playgroup for children ages 0-5. Playgroup will be held Mondays and Fridays from 9:30 - 11:30 starting September 11th.

2017-2018 Substitute Orientation Night

Important DatePlease join us for the 2017-18 Substitute Orientation Night on Monday, August 28th at 6:00 PM at the Library Media Center at Frontier Regional High School. Anyone interested in substituting in our district is encouraged to attend. We are seeking subs for classrooms, Main Office staff and Registered Nurses for our Health Offices. Principals will be on-site for the interview process. Please bring your resume, if you have one, along with your driver's license and 1 form of government identification (i.e, passport, birth certificate, social security card). If you are unable to attend, please contact Rhonda at the Superintendent's Office - 413-665-1155.

Conway 250th Anniversary School Show

Join us for the Conway Grammar School show celebrating the 250th anniversary of Conway on June 15th at at 1:30 and 6:00 in the school gym. 

This program is supported in part by a grant from the Conway Cultural Council, a local agency supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.

Ready, Set, REACT! UMASS Chemistry Department holding Annual Demonstration

The University of Massachusetts Chemistry Department will be holding their 4th Annual Chemistry Demonstration Show on Friday, June 16. Please click here to see more information!

Science Camp At Whately

Camp Invention 2017

science camp

Monday, August 14th, through Friday, August 18th, 2017

8:30 -1:30 at Whately Elementary School

Conway School Committee Meeting Date Change

Changed DateThe June meeting, that was on the schedule at the beginning of the year for June 15th, has been changed to Saturday, June 17th at 9 am at the Boyden School House.  This date, place and time was voted on at the March 16th school committee meeting.

Summer Write Program

Summer Write 2017

July 25-28 at Deerfield Elementary

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Parent Advisory Council Meeting

Are you a parent of a child with special needs? Would you like to join a supportive group of parents and educators to discuss topics of interest and learn about community resources?

LAST DAY OF SCHOOL!!

last dayMark your calendars! Unless we experience a Springtime weather event, the last day of school for Frontier Regional and Union #38 Schools will be June 26, 2017. It will be a half day for all students. Any changes will be updated.

Early Release Survey

The school administrative team annually develops a professional development plan which includes how and when professional development for teachers is delivered.  Please take a moment to give us feedback on the current Early Release Fridays so we can incorporate community thoughts in our planning for next year.  You can find the link to the quick survey below. Please complete by Friday, March 31, 2017

Parent/Community Survey

Frontier Regional School Committee Meeting Rescheduled

date changeDue to weather, the Frontier Regional School Committee Meeting scheduled for Tuesday, March 14, 2017, has been RESCHEDULED for WEDNESDAY, MARCH 22  at 6:00 pm.

Parent Advisory Council Meeting

Are you a parent of a child with special needs? Would you like to join a supportive group of parents and educators to discuss topics of interest and learn about community resources?

Saturday Playgroup and Parent Workshop

heartPlease join us on Saturday February 11th, 2017  at the Sunderland Public Library Community Room. 

CONWAY GRAMMAR PRESCHOOL GOING 5 DAYS!

HANDSWe are excited to announce that starting Fall of 2017 Conway Grammar Preschool Program will be going to a 5 day a week program! The program will also offer Extended Day hours until 5:30. Please call Rhonda at the Superintendent's Office, 665-1155, or email at rhonda.lutenegger@frsu38.org, for details and an application. Deadline for applications will be March 3, 2017.

Early Childhood Parent Discussion Group

handsPlease join us for an Early Childhood Parent Discussion Group for families with children in Preschool-Kindergarten!

Kindergarten Registration

imageKindgarten Registration will be held January 9 - 27, 2017. To register your child must be 5 on or before September 1, 2017.

Parent Discussion Group

THIS GROUP WILL MEET ONCE A MONTH ON MONDAYS

In the Children’s Room of the Sunderland Public Library  

Join us on Monday, Jan. 9, 2017 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Children are welcome!!

Questions? Please contact: Karen Green,

CFCE Coordinator at 665-1151x44

Parent Advisory Council Meeting

The January meeting of the Parent Advisory Council will meet Tuesday, January 10, 2017 from 6:00-7:15 in the Sunderland Elementary Library.

Important Lunch Price Change

Beginning January 13, 2017, school lunch will be $2.85, an increase of 10 cents.

This price is keeping with federal standards for school lunches.

Superintendent's Office Move

Due to the relocation of our office, we will be closed December 23 and December 26. Although we will be operational, we will remain closed to the public December 27 - January 2 and will reopen on January 3, 2017. Our normal business hours are Monday through Friday, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. Our new address will be:

                                Office of the Superintendent
                               113 North Main Street - Office C101
                                South Deerfield, MA 101373

 

Craft Night

 

Conway Grammar School families are invited to join in a night of fun and craft-making in our school cafeteria, Friday December 2 from 6-8. There will be activities for all ages. Come get in the holiday spirit!

 

Annual Flu Clinic at Conway Grammar School

Tuesday, November 1st from 3:15-5:30.

Annual Flu Clinic at the Conway Grammar School on Tuesday, November 1st from 3:15-5:30. All are welcome!

Please bring your insurance card if you have one. Most insurance plans are accepted. If you have no insurance the fee is $20 adults / $10 children. This year only the injectable formula is available. FluMist was discontinued.

This clinic is a cooperative effort brought to you by the FRCOG Cooperative Public Health Service, Conway Board of Health, COA, Conway Grammar School and GCC School of Nursing and dedicated community volunteers. Questions please contact our Public Health Nurse Lisa White (665-1400 ext. 114) or School Nurse, Meg Burch (369-4239).

Conway Grammar School Fall Cleanup

Join Us Saturday November 5th at 8:30am for Fall Cleanup at Conway Grammar School

Superintendent's Office Relocation Plan

Dear Frontier Regional and Union 38 Families and Community Members:

Fall is in full color as I write this and I am finding that our schools are nestled in one of the most picturesque areas anywhere. From the hills of Conway to the base of Sugarloaf we are surrounded by true beauty. I continue to be astonished at how lucky we are to be members of our four communities.

 

Annual Community Preschool Screening

Screening for 3 and 4 year olds in the Frontier and Union #38 School districts, that are not currently enrolled in one of our districts Preschools...

Saturday Playgroup! Come Join Us!!!

For Babies, Toddlers and Children 0-5 yrs. and their Caregivers! Come join the playgroup for an informal morning of play, Interactive literacy activities and conversation with other families!

PARENT ADVISORY COUNCIL MEETING

Parent Advisory Council Meeting , Tuesday Nov. 15th 6pm - 7:15pm Sunderland Elementary Art Room.

School Picture Day - October 18th

 

 

Parent Advisory Council (PAC)

Are you a parent of a child with special needs? Would you like to join a supportive group of parents and educators to discuss topics of interest and learn about community resources?

 

Free Drop-In Playgroup!

Come join us at Frontier Regional's Coordinated Family and Community Engagement Playgroup.

On-line Payments

Did you know you can pay your Preschool and Out-of-School-Time payment on-line? Visit frsu38.org and click on the secure link to Uni-Pay Gold in the top right-hand corner to make payments using ACH or a Credit Card. There is a 25 cent charge for ACH transactions and a sliding fee charge for credit cards. Please note that VISA is not accepted.

2016-2017 Substitute Orientation Night- TIME CHANGE

Please join us for the 2016-17 Substitute Orientation Night on Thursday, September 1st at 4:00 PM at the Library Media Center at Frontier Regional High School. Anyone interested in substituting in our district is encouraged to attend. We are seeking subs for classrooms, Main Office staff and Registered Nurses for our Health Offices. Principals will be on-site for the interview process. Please bring your resume, if you have one, along with your driver's license and 1 form of government identification (i.e, passport, birth certificate, social security card). If you are unable to attend, please contact Rhonda at the Superintendent's Office - 413-665-1155.

PAC Advisory Council PotLuck Dinner

Please join us for the last PAC meeting of the Year for a PotLuck Dinner on Monday, June 6, 2016 from 6:00-7:15 at Sunderland Elementary School.We are hoping for nice weather so we can be outside under the pavillion. In case of rain, we will be in the library.

Come Join Us!

2016-2017 School Calendars

The 2016-2017 School Calendars are now available on our district and school websites. This is a corrected calendar. If you have already received one or printed off our website, please make sure it is the REVISED 4/13/16 copy.

Trail Building At Conway Grammar School

Volunteers began clearing the hiking trails at Conway Grammar.     

Parent Advisory Council Meeting (PAC)

Are you a parent of a child with special needs? Would you like to join a supportive group of parents and educators to discuss topics of interest and learn about community resources? Please join us on Wednesday, April 13 from 6:00-7:15 pm at Sunderland Elementary School.

Children’s Science Festival at Sunderland Elementary!!!

A Free Festival for children and their families!

Saturday,  April 9th 10:30—12pm

Sunderland Elementary School, Swampfield Drive, Sunderland

Questions? Call Karen Green @ 413-665-1151 x 46 or Email karen.green@frsu38.org

 

International Night at CGS

1st Annual International Night

 

Join us Wednesday March 23rd at the Conway Grammar School For a POTLUCK international dinner followed by a wonderful interactive performance by

Celtic Heels School of Irish Dance.

 

 

 

 

Pioneer Valley Excellence in Teaching Awards Program 2016 Hampden, Hampshire, and Franklin Counties

The Frontier Regional and Union #38 School Districts are proud to announce that Ellen Von Flatern, Sixth Grade teacher at Sunderland Elementary School, and Alison Walters, High School Social Studies teacher at Frontier Regional School, are the recipients of the this year’s Pioneer Valley Excellence in Teaching Awards Program.  Ms. Von Flatern and Ms. Walters will receive this award, alongside award designees from 20 other school districts, on Thursday, April 28th, 2016 at the Log Cabin Banquet and Meeting House in Holyoke, MA.

Parent Workshop

Frontier Regional CFCE invites you to a Saturday Morning Parent Workshop on “How To Set Limits With Young Children” with Betsy Evans, Educational Consultant, Conflict Resolution Specialist, and Author of “You Are Not My Friend Anymore.”

Superintendent Search Notice

As you may be aware the Frontier Regional and Union #38 School Districts are in the process of hiring a new Superintendent of Schools. Two finalists have been brought forward by the search committee and will be visiting the district as part of the review process.

NO SCHOOL

Due to weather, there will be NO SCHOOL at Frontier Regional and Union #38 Schools today.

Parent Advisory Council Meeting (PAC)

Are you a parent of a child with special needs? Would you like to join a supportive group of parents and educators to discuss topics of interest and learn about community resources? Please join us on Tuesday, March 1, 2016 from 6 - 7:15 pm at Sunderland Elementary School Library.

Attention Parents of Students with Special Needs

The Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) is seeking your feedback. Please take the time to read the attached letter, then go the survey link and complete The Family Engagement Survey that will be submitted to DESE. Thank you.

Dads and Kids Night

Dads and Kids Dinner and Science Night is coming Back to  Conway!

Mad Science at Conway Grammar School Friday, Jan. 29 from 5:30—7:00 pm (show at 6:00)

Early Release Survey

For families that are unable to receive the Early Release Survery that was sent to personal email addresses and have not taken the survey, please use this link to do so.

 

PTO MEETING TUESDAY JANUARY 12TH

6:00 pm in the Cafeteria

Refreshments and child care will be provided.

ALL SCHOOL SING

Katryna Nields will be leading an all school sing on Tuesday December 22nd at 9:00 a.m.

Picture Make up day

Lifetouch studios will be here on Wednesday, December 9th for picture makeup day.  If you would like your child’s picture retaken please be sure to have them bring in their original package in order to get a new picture taken.  If your child was absent on the picture day in October and you would like them to buy a package please be sure they come in with the order form.  If you need a new form stop in and get one in the office.

Principal Search Committee for CGS

A committee is being formed to begin the process of attracting and selecting a new principal for CGS. Louise Law has been appointed by Superintendent Martha Barrett and will be leading the search.

 - A principal search committee will be formed in early December, 2015. - A CGS parent representative will be invited to serve on the search committee, along with a representative of the CGS School Committee, CGS teachers, and district administrators. - The CGS parent community will be notified of the opportunity to serve on the search committee. Interested parents invited to submit a statement, in writing, to the CGS school council. - The CGS School Council will review parent statements and select one parent representative for the search committee. - The seven member CGS Principal Search Committee will conduct initial planning meetings in early and mid December. - A parent forum will be conducted in mid December for the CGS parent community to identify qualities they feel are important for the next leader of CGS. - A parent survey will be created by the search committee and distributed both online and in hard copy to ensure that all CGS families are offered the opportunity to share their thoughts with the search committee. - Parent responses, along with CGS staff responses to a staff survey, will be reviewed by members of the search committee prior to creating the advertisement for the position. 

Letter to Families

Parent Application

Timeline for Principal Selection

Superintendent Search

SUPERINTENDENT SEARCH SURVEY AND FOCUS GROUP MEETINGS

The Frontier Regional and Union #38 School Committees are currently in the process of conducting a search for the next Superintendent of Schools. The Committee has contracted with Massachusetts Association of School Committees to conduct the search.  The Committee also believes this effort will be greatly enhanced by hearing from members of the community and value your thoughts on the qualities you think are important for the next Superintendent to possess.

 

Picture day

Lifetouch studios will be here on October 20th in the morning for school pictures.  If you would like to purchase a package please fill out the form and have your child bring it in that day.  You can also go online ahead of time and order that way also.

CFCE Program Presents....

Frontier Regional School District and The CFCE Program present: “Getting a Grip on Technology and Social Media” 

Keep Kids Safe and Secure Online

Dear Families,

I am writing to let you know of an upcoming parent program that may be of interest to you. 

First PAC Meeting of the Year...

Are you a parent of a child with special needs? Would you like to join a supportive group of parents and educators to discuss topics of interest and learn about community resources? PLEASE JOIN US!

2015-16 Substitute Orientation Night

 2015-16 Substitute Orientation Night which was originally scheduled for Monday, August 24th and been changed to Tuesday, August 25th at 6:00 PM at the Library Media Center at Frontier Regional High School. Anyone interested in substituting in our district is encouraged to attend. We are seeking subs for classrooms, Main Office staff and Registered Nurses for our Health Offices. Principals will be on-site for the interview process. Please bring your resume, if you have one, along with your driver's license and 1 form of government identification (i.e, passport, birth certificate, social security card). If you are unable to attend, please contact Rhonda at the Superintendent's Office - 413-665-1155.

Scratch Summer Camp
Important Information Regarding Pertussis

Since February there have been four confirmed cases of Pertussis, also called “whooping cough” in our school district.

Kids Spring Trout Fishing Derby

Enjoy a morning of fun! Kids Spring Fishing Derby on Saturday, May 9th from 9am - 11am at the Conway Pool on Whately Road.Brought to you by the Conway Sportsmans Club and local sponsors. For more information visit  
http://www.conwaysports.org/youth-spring-fishing-derby.html

Early Release Survey Results

Thank you to all that completed the survery that was sent to you regarding the proposed Early Release Fridays. Here are the compiled results...

6th Grade Babysitting

The 6th grade will provide babysitting during Parent/Teacher conferences.  $3/child or $5/family.

Joint School Committee Meeting

There will be a Joint Meeting of all School Committees on April 9th, 2015 at 7:00 PM followed by the Frontier School Committee at 7:45 PM. Conway, Deerfield, Sunderland and Whately meetings will be starting 8:00 PM. All meetings are located at Frontier Regional Library Media Center.

Conway PTO Meeting March 19th at 6pm

 

Come discuss the superintendent's proposed schedule changes.  

March PTO meeting immediately following superintendents presentation. 
Frontier Regional CFCE Program Presents....

The 13th Annual Parent College
What Every Parent Should Know About 
Technology and Your Child

Presented by Jeanine Fitzgerald

Conway School Committee Opening

Nomination papers for one 3 year-term on the Conway School Committee starting the 2015-2016 school year are now being accepted.

Conway School Committee Special Meeting

The Conway School Committee will be holding a Special Meeting on Wednesday, March 4, 2015 at 4:00 pm in the Library of the Grammar School. Please refer to the Agenda for meeting topics.

New Technology Consent Form

Our School District has a new Parental/Guardian Consent Form for students in grades 3-6 for Google Apps for Education. This is a one time form that must be signed and returned to the school in order for your student to receive a Google Apps for Education account. Students below grades 3 will not receive an account.

A copy of the form has been sent home with your child. Please sign and return ASAP. Copies of the form can be found online as well. You have the option to "digitally sign" and submit to CGS, or you can print off the form and return it to school via scan/email, fax etc... 

The link to the form can be found at http://www.frsu38.org/content_page2.aspx?cid=298  on the District Home Page. The download link for the form is at the top of the page.

An explanation of "what is" a Google Apps for Education Account can be found on the permission form. Please return these forms ASAP so your student can take advantage of a Google App account. Thank-you

2015-2016 Preschool Applications

 All Union #38 School Preschool Programs (Half-day and Full-day programs) are now accepting applications for the 2015-2016 school year.

Elementary School Report Cards Have Been Sent!

Please take note that report cards for the 4 elementary schools were sent out on Friday, December 12, 2014. 

Flu Clinics

Flu Season is around the corner! The Franklin Regional Council of Governments and the Cooperative Public Health Service are offering several area Flu Clinics.

Dates, times and locations can be found here: Flu Clinics

CGS Principal Search Parent Forum

Family Forum Principal Search Wednesday, February 10th @ 5:30pm

Thank you to the many people who took time to complete the principal survey. The members of the search committee reviewed all of your responses and your comments helped shape the job posting that will be published online and in print in the coming days.

 

Thursday November 5th, 6:30 at Deerfield Elementary Library - Fostering a Growth Mindset Seminar Sponsored by the Deerfield PTO

 

Fostering a Growth-Oriented Attitude: How Parents Can Help

WHAT? Workshop led by Gillian Andrews, 4th grade teacher at DES

WHO? For all parents and caregivers

WHEN? Thursday, November 5 at 6:30pm

WHERE? DES Library

WHY? Research conducted by Carol Dweck, professor of developmental psychology at Stanford University and author of “Mindset: The New Psychology of Success” shows that students’ beliefs about their intelligence play an important role in their school achievement, and that both parents and teachers can strongly influence the development of these beliefs. Students who believe their intelligence is a fixed trait do more poorly, especially as school becomes more challenging, than students who believe their intellectual abilities can actually grow. When students are taught the growth-oriented view, they show a rapid increase in not only their grades but also, and perhaps more importantly, their enjoyment of learning.

This workshop and discussion, facilitated by Gillian Andrews, will orient parents to the research conducted by Dweck and her colleagues. Based on Dweck’s findings, we will talk about ways to talk to our children with an underlying message that fosters a growth mindset attitude.

** Free child care available during the workshop **

Please RSVP to Jill at mackayjill@hotmail.com.

 

Bullying Informational Forum for parents with Jeanine Fitzgerald

December 21, 2015
6:00 - 7:00  PM
Whately Elementary School

FREE to all parents and staff from the entire Frontier/Union 38 District.

 

OSTP Quilt Raffle

Conway OSTP is raffling off 3 handmade tie dyed quilts for charity. Students are researching charities and will vote on which charity to contribute the proceeds to.

Check out the beautiful workmanship! Tickets are $1.00 @ or 6 tickets for $5.00.

CFCE Sponsored Science Fair!

 Please join us on April 11th from 10:30 - 12:30 for a Children's Science Fair at Sunderland Elementary School. 

Kid's Border Team (Morris Dancing)

Kid's Border Team Open to ages 9-13

Practice on Sundays from 1:00-2:00 at Whately Elementary School

First Practice 2/14/16

School News - Dear Families

Dear Families,

The School Council accepted both applicants to serve on the principal search committee. We are grateful that Sarah Carlan and Matt Rigney are willing to make the time commitment that the search will require of all members.  They are excellent choices.  The teachers and staff will be represented by Mary Dacyczyn, Sue Siegel and Lora Hanas.

Friday the first round of report cards will be sent home.  Please be sure to contact your child’s teacher should you need additional information or clarification.  Although we have used a standards based format for a few years the actual “grades” can be somewhat difficult to understand.  Teachers are your best source for helpful explanations.

Just a friendly reminder about winter recess.  Children will go out as usual for recess unless it is extremely cold.  Please be sure to send them with coats, hats, gloves, and snow pants as needed.  We have some items to lend in a pinch but most kids prefer their own clothing from home.  Thanks for helping with this.

                                                                Judy

Frontier Regional CFCE Newsletter
CFCE Playgroup!

Come join us at Frontier Regional's Coordinated Family and Community Engagement Playgroup.

June Lunch Menu
Childrens StoryTime at Field Memorial Library

Saturday morning storytime at the Field Library in Conway, April 11 at 10:30

Kindergarten Registration

Union #38 Kindergarten registration will begin January 5, 2015 and will continue through January 30, 2015. Packets are available at your school, during school hours.

Preschool Application Time!

Applications for the 2016-2017 school year for Conway, Deerfield, Sunderland and Whately preschools are being accepted January 11th - March 4th, 2016.

December PAC Flyer

Are you a parent of a child with special needs? Would you like to join a supportive group of parents and educators to discuss topics of interest and learn about community resources?

PLEASE JOIN US!

Parent Advisory Council Meeting 

Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2015

6:00-7:15

Sunderland Elementary School Library

Agenda:

1.    Challenges and successes of children at school and at home.

2.   Questions and concerns- share resources and ideas with other parents.

3.   Topics of interest for future PAC meetings.

 

Questions? Call Karen Green, PAC Liaison,

665-1151 ext. 46 or karen.green@frsu38.org

If you need childcare, please contact Karen at least one week in advance of the meeting at above email or call 665-1151 ext. 46.

Childcare will be available in the Horizons classroom with qualified staff. 

CFCE Saturday Playgroup

Do you have a child from 0-5 years old? Come Join Us!

Early Release Clarification - CGS

Families received an email from the Central Office on September 1 explaining child care options for early release Fridays. The first option describes activities that program staff will offer from 1:30-3 pm which will be free for families. At this point there are no program staff available to offer those activities at Conway Grammar. If that changes, we will notify you immediately. Hopefully, the other options will work for families in need of child care. I apologize for any misunderstanding.

Judy

CFCE Summer PlayGroup

Frontier Regional's CFCE will be sponsoring a summer playgroup. 

Barnes and Noble BookFair

Conway PTO will be sponsoring a BookFair  (Voucher #11621976.)  Saturday, May 30, 2015, at Barnes & Noble in Hadley, 335 Russell St. Hadley, MA. Margot Apple @ Noon – Illustrator, including Sheep in a Jeep series; Natasha Lowe @ 1pm – Author of Poppy Pendle and Cat Campbell books; David Costello @ 2pm – Author and Illustrator of Here they Come!, I can Help, and Little Pig Joins the Band; Aimée Anderson @ 3pm – Author of the Sam Curious book series. Join Bright Spots Therapy Dogs for a special reading experience, plus music, craft activities, free raffle (great local items), and more! 

Link to Flyer

Kindergarten Registration

Kindgarten Registration will be held January11-29, 2016. To register your child must be 5 on or before September 1, 2016.

Annual Early Childhood Screening

Screening for 3 and 4 year olds in the Frontier and Union #38 School districts, that are not currently enrolled in one of our districts Preschools...

Parent Advisory Council Meeting (PAC)

Are you a parent of a child with special needs? Would you like to join a supportive group of parents and educators to discuss topics of interest and learn about community resources?

Wednesday, January 27, 2016
6:00-7:15
Sunderland Elementary School Library

PLEASE JOIN US!

Community Flu Clinics

COMMUNITY FLU CLINICS

FRCOG Cooperative Public Health Service will be providing flu vaccination clinics for residents of all ages in member towns of the health district, including:

·        Friday, October 9th, 9a.m.-12 noon, Conway Town Hall

·        Wednesday November 18th, 3:30 – 6:00 p.m., Conway Grammar School

BRING INSURANCE CARD or CASH or CHECK accepted.  Due to state restriction of vaccine, FRCOG must purchase doses and will bill insurances or charge fee of $20 adults/$10 children.  Medicare, MassHealth and most commercial insurances are covered.  For more information and full schedule please visit Cooperative Public Health Service page at www.frcog.org or contact Conway Town Nurse Lisa White at (413)665-1400 x114.

 
2017-2018 Transportation Routes

The Transportation Routes for the District have been updated for the 2017-2018 School Year! Please click here to see if your route has been changed.

Early Release Friday Options

September 1, 2015

Dear Families,                                                                                               

                As you know, we will be having thirty early release Fridays this year beginning on Friday, September 18th.  The middle/high school will dismiss at 12:45 pm and the elementary schools at 1:30 pm on early release Fridays.

The following child care options are available:

CONWAY GRAMMAR SCHOOL | 24 Fournier Road | Conway, MA 01341
Phone: 413-369-4239
conwaygrammar@frsu38.org