Building Readers Newsletter

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 Thursday, March 23rd, 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

  • Respect

    This month we will be reviewing the core value of respect. At South Row, this means that we are working on living by the golden rule: Treat others the way you want to be treated. We are talking about showing respect for all adults, all classmates, school property and the environment.


    Walk to School Day

    Walk to School Days are back! The March event will be held on Wednesday March 8th.


    School Spirit Day

    Friday March 10th…. Grades will wear the following colors on Friday March 10th to show their PRIDE in their grade level.

    Kindergarten – Red

    First Grade – Orange

    Second Grade – Green

    Third Grade – Blue

    Fourth Grade – Maroon (4th graders will have their 4th grade t-shirt to wear)


    Scholastic Book Fair Volunteer Sign-Up's is OPEN!

    Our Scholastic Book Fair is taking place the week of March 20th!  If you would like to volunteer to help out this week with various tasks, please click on the link below.  We appreciate your help during this fun, and exciting week at South Row!

    If you have any questions, please email Katie Filadoro at

    Thank you!


    Kind Acts at South Row

    During the month of March, the PTO will be hosting our annual Scholastic Book Fair. This is a very exciting week for our students to get new books to enjoy reading and fundraise for enrichment for our school! In addition to our own students, we use the “coin drive” in classrooms to raise money for a charity in need of books. This year, we will be donating the books we are able to buy from our coin drive to The Wish Project in Lowell. This is a non-profit organization that gives families in need basic furniture, household items and baby items to help prevent families from becoming homeless.


    International Festival Information

    The second annual South Row International Festival will take place on Saturday April 8th, 2017 from 1-4pm. This is a fun and enriching event intended to celebrate South Row's cultural diversity and allow the children to learn about other traditions and cultures. The event will consist of three major areas: Student display boards (optional for students to participate), Parent-led Interactive Stations, and Performances. All students attending the International Festival will be given a passport to collect stickers of flags from each country represented by a Student Display Board of an Interactive Station. We are looking for support on the following:


    Performances: If you know of a group who would be willing to perform on Saturday April 8th during the event (2-4pm), please contact us. Las year, we had performances such as an Indian dance group, a Chinese dance group, a Lebanese dance group, an Irish dance group, folk dances from around the world, piano performances and some martial arts groups. We can have more than one of the same type of dance group or troop. Please contact Jana ALDayaa if you have a group


    Parent Interactive Stations: Wish list for interactive stations: Teach words in another language, write your name in another language, make a craft, play a game from another country, wear traditional clothing, use an instrument, demonstrate a tradition. We are hoping to get representation from each continent. You do not have to be from a country or continent to run a station. Please contact Melody Suong if you have a station that you and your family can run.

    South Row International Festival Registration



    Student Display Boards:

    Students are invited to pick a country and create a tri-fold display project, which will be showcased at the International Festival.  Participating students will be given flag stickers representing their chosen country to be placed on the student passports. Instructions and registration details for Student Display Boards are now attached.



    Family Photos from Around the World:

    We are hoping to create a slideshow during the International Festival featuring photos of family travels around the globe.  Share your travel experiences with us.  Please send pictures of your family trip(s) to be featured in our slideshow.  We prefer that pictures show a landmark or object that has a strong representation of the country you visited. These can also be landmarks here in the United States. We hope that all South Row families will be represented!  You may send pictures to:

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  • Incoming Grade 5 - SCHOOL Fine & Performing Arts Options

    Incoming grade 5 letter - MCCARTHY.pdf

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    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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