Building Readers Newsletter

Java Room April 12th  
Important Kindergarten Registration Information


School registration for all children entering kindergarten next year and all first graders not currently enrolled in a Chelmsford kindergarten will take place on:

 April 11th, 12th, & 13th

4/11: 10:00am-2:00pm
4/12 3:00pm-7:00pm
4/13 3:00pm-7:00pm
at the School Administration Office, 230 North Road, Chelmsford, MA.


230 North Road, Chelmsford, MA 01824 
 Registration For Chips Is Now Open For The 2017-2018 School Year!
3 or 5 half day spots are available for morning or afternoon sessions.  Please contact the CHIPS office at (978) 251-5188 for more information.
Ambulance Group  
 The Chelmsford Public Schools would like to thank John Chemaly and Christopher Dick from Trinity Ambulance for donating and Automated External Defibrillator (AED) to our CPS Central Office on 230 North Road.



    Dr. Linda Hirsch and Dr. Matthew Beyranevand invite you to an #askCPS tweet chat on the first Thursday of the month. Our next chat will be on Wednesday, April 26th, 2017 from 8:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Topics discussed will be academics, curriculum, instruction, and assessment. Join us with questions, ideas, and inquiries by adding the hashtag #askCPS to all your tweets at 8p.m. ET on March 23rd.

South Row Announcements

  • Core Value of Integrity

    In April we are reviewing the core value, Integrity. For South Row this means that we are doing the right thing, even if no one is looking by being honest, fair and humble. Please ask your child about ideas for how to show this core value at home and at school.


    Kind Acts at South Row

    This month for South Row’s “Kind Acts,” we will be encouraging as many families as are able to join in the town-wide clean up on Saturday April 23rd. We would like for our students to give back to the Chelmsford Community. More information will be sent through home link to our families.


    Walk to School Day

    “Let’s Move” Walk to School Day on Friday April 7th. We hope many families can join us in walking, biking or scooting to school on Friday April 7th. Information on locations have been sent in home link.


    MCAS Testing

    Monday April 3rd, Grade 4 ELA MCAS, Mrs. Tice & Mrs. Driscoll’s classes

    Wednesday April 5th, Grade 4 ELA MCAS, Mr. Carney and Ms. Demary/Ms. Kennedy’s classes

    Thursday April 6th, Grade 4 ELA MCAS, Mrs. Tice and Mrs. Driscoll’s classes

    Friday April 7th, Grade 4 ELA MCAS, Mr. Carney and Ms. Demary/Ms. Kennedy’s classes

    Monday April 10th, Grade 4 ELA MCAS, Mrs. Tice and Mrs. Driscoll’s classes

    Wednesday April 12th, Grade 4 ELA MCAS, Mr. Carney and Ms. Demary/Ms. Kennedy’s classes

    Tuesday April 25th, Grade 3 ELA MCAS (All classes)

    Wednesday April 26th, Grade 3 ELA MCAS (All classes)

    Thursday April 27th, Grade 3 ELA MCAS (All classes)


    Please be sure your child is on time to school and has eaten breakfast!


    International Festival Information

    The second annual South Row International Festival will take place on Saturday April 8th, 2017 from 1-4pm at the South Row Elementary School. The event will consist of three major areas: Student display boards (optional for students to participate), Interactive Stations, and Performances. In addition, we invite all students to participate in the “parade of nations” and all families to share photos of your family traveling the US or Internationally. We hope to see you at this great event.

    Performances: Groups will be performing in the café from 2-4pm.

    Interactive Stations: Interactive Stations will be set up from 1-3pm in the gym and main front hallway of the school. These will be interspersed with the student display boards by country.

    Student Display Boards: Students will be presenting about a country of their choice on a tri-fold display board. These will be displayed in the gym and main hallway from 1-3pm and will be interspersed with the interactive stations by country.

    Family Photos from Around the World: South Row family photos from around the world and in the United States will be displayed on our TV in the main lobby. You may send pictures to

    Parade of Nations: All students who participate in this event are invited to join the “parade of nations” around the cafeteria as the final performances at 3:45pm.

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  • Incoming Grade 5 - SCHOOL Fine & Performing Arts Options

    Incoming grade 5 letter - MCCARTHY.pdf

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What's on TV?


    Spotlight on Fine Arts
    Music Student Successes; Teaching Music at the South Row Ele...

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  • On Stage / McCarthy Band Winter Concert, January 12

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  • On Stage StringFest 2017

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  • Link to Episode #60 of Fine and Performing Arts TV Show featuring Byam Art, McCarthy Music, and Parker Students

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