Building Readers Newsletter

South Row Announcements


    On Saturday May 20th, the PTO will be hosting a “Spring Fling” in replacement of our former Ziti Supper. This will be an outdoor event at South Row from 3-7pm. The basket raffles will be held this evening, along with food trucks, a DJ and a magician. More information will follow!


    Core Value of Dedication

    This month’s core value is dedication. At South Row this means that we are being the best we can be individually in order to make our whole school community even better. We do this by giving our personal best.


    MCAS Dates

    The third and fourth grade students will be taking their math MCAS assessments on the following dates:

    Tuesday May 9th, Gr 4 Math MCAS, Carney / Demary & Kennedy

    Wednesday May 10th, Gr 4 Math MCAS, Carney / Demary & Kennedy

    Thursday May 11th, Gr 4 Math MCAS, Tice / Driscoll

    Friday May 12th, Gr 4 Math MCAS, Tice / Driscoll

    Tuesday May 16th, Gr 3 Math MCAS, ALL CLASSES

    Wednesday May 17th, Gr 3 Math MCAS, ALL CLASSES


    K Orientation

    Dr. McMahon, Mrs. O’Neill and Nurse Gump will be hosting a Kindergarten Orientation evening on Tuesday May 9th for all parents of incoming Kindergarten students from 6-7pm in the cafeteria. We hope you can join us for this information night.


    K Screening

    All incoming Kindergarten students for the 2017-18 school year, will be screened at South Row on Tuesday May 23rd and Wednesday May 24th.


    Art Show

    The South Row Art Show will be held on Thursday May 18th from 6-8pm in our cafeteria. Student artwork in grades K-4 will be displayed on this evening. If you are able to help volunteer, please sign up using using (the leading online SignUp and reminder tool) to organize our upcoming SignUps for the Annual South Row Art Show!!.

    Here's how it works in 3 easy steps:

    1) Click this link to see our SignUp on

    2) Review the options listed and choose the spot(s) you like.

    3) Sign up! It's Easy - you will NOT need to register an account or keep a password on


    Note: does not share your email address with anyone. If you prefer not to use your email address, please contact me and I can sign you up manually.


    • Matt and label artwork (can be done at home)
    • Label 3-D work, needs to be done in school
    • Help bringing work down to café’ May 18th during school hours
    • Help setting show up on May 18th 3:45-6:00 PM
    • Help cleaning up and dismantling art and bringing it down to classroom at 8:15 PM on May 18th


    We're using VolunteerSpot (the leading online signup and reminder tool) to organize our upcoming activity.


    Please sign up for 2016 South Row Art Show! 

Here's how it works in 3 easy steps:

    1. Click this link to go to our invitation page on VolunteerSpot:
    2. Enter your email address: (You will NOT need to register an account on VolunteerSpot)
    3. Sign up! Choose your spots - VolunteerSpot will send you an automated confirmation and reminders. Easy!


    Kind Acts at South Row

    South Row School’s Kind Acts program will be collecting donations for the Chelmsford Food Exchange during the month of May. We will be collecting canned and dried foods for the Chelmsford Food Pantry. There will be a collection box in the front hallway of South Row.

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  • Incoming Grade 5 - SCHOOL Fine & Performing Arts Options

    Incoming grade 5 letter - MCCARTHY.pdf

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    Dr. Linda Hirsch and Dr. Matthew Beyranevand invite you to an #askCPS tweet chat. 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 April 26th.

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    Home stage preview performance before advancing to the state finals of the Massachusetts Educational Theatre Guild’s High School Drama Festival


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  • On Stage
    "The Thursdays" Competition Set

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    CPS Orchestras MICCA Preview Concert,
    March 29

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