South Row Elementary School

Perseverance, Respect, Integrity, Dedication, Empathy


    Welcome to the South Row Elementary School website! Please read below for summer announcements and also the AMAZING Kind Acts completed by our school community this year!


    Are you a new family to South Row?

    Welcome to South Row!  We are so excited to have your child(ren) and your family become part of the South Row family. If you registered over the summer, your child’s placement letter will be mailed by Friday August 17th, 2018. Dr. McMahon, the school Principal, will host a “new family tour” of the school on Friday August 24th at 9am. Please RSVP if your family plans to attend:


    Kindergarten Playground Playdate

    If you are an incoming kindergarten family, the PTO will be hosting a “social” for your child’s grade on our school playground. This is an informal event that gives your child a chance to meet students who will be in their class for the 2018-19 school year. The Kindergarten social will be held from 10:00 – 11:00am on Tuesday August 21st. When your child arrives, they will receive a nametag that will have a shape/color in addition to their name, which will show which class they are in. As your child plays on the playground, they can identify other students who will be in their class in the fall. If it rains, there will be a short activity at the same time in the gym. We hope to see you there!


    Supply Lists

    Located on this website. Go to the bottom of these announcements. Click on “quick links,” then “Important Documents,” then “Student Supply Lists.”


    Grade 4 Summer Packets

    If your child is entering grade 4 and does not have a summer work packet, it is located on this website. Please go to the bottom of these announcements. Click on “quick links,” then “Important Documents, then “Grade 4 Summer Packet of Work.”


    Mark your calendars

    Tuesday August 28th, First Day of School for students in grades 1-4

    Tuesday August 28th, Kindergarten Visitation from 10-11am or 1:30-2:30pm

    Wednesday August 29th, First Day of School for Kindergarten Students

    Thursday September 6th, Parent Curriculum Night at South Row

                Grades K, 1 & 2 – 5:00 – 6:15pm

                Specialists and Support Staff available in rooms – 6:15 – 7:00pm

                Grades 3 & 4 – 7:00 – 8:15pm


    South Row Kind Acts, 2017-18 School Year

    I would like to congratulate all South Row students and families for their amazing contributions to our community this year. We completed many kind acts that will have a ripple effect, most of which we will never know. Thank you for your generosity.


    NOVEMBER -  South Row students in all grades made their own hand made cards for the Veterans at the Edith Nourse Rogers Memorial Hospital in Bedford, MA to thank them for their service to our country. The 400 letters were very much appreciated by our veterans.


    DECEMBER -  Our generous South Row families donated 196 pairs of new pajamas to the House of Hope in Lowell to assist many homeless families in the Greater Lowell area. These pajamas were matched by Scholastic with a book per pair of pajamas.

    We also donated all the unclaimed lost and found clothing to Cate’s Closet in Lowell before the start of winter break.


    JANUARY -  The South Row School celebrated “Kindness Week” with the “Great Kindness Challenge of 2018” and all students were asked to do a random act of kindness by “paying it forward”. All students were given laminated cards to pass an act of kindness on and were encouraged to share their stories with “Bubbalove” on Instagram. This was in addition to the many kind acts that students completed around the building throughout the week.


    FEBRUARY -  All families were invited to participate in our annual “Jump Rope for Heart” kindness act in the gymnasium to support the American Heart Association.  Our students and families raised $3,300 for the American Heart Association.


    MARCH -  During our Scholastic Book Fair week, families donated to the Coin Collection Drive, which was a competition among all classrooms to collect the most coins to donate to the Lowell Wish Project.  We raised $2,030.34 and all the money was used to buy books that were donated to the Lowell Wish Project.

    APRIL -  We donated over 100 canned goods and 7 bags of gently used clothing to the Chelmsford Food Pantry.


    MAY – All classrooms donated items to our PTO Spring Fling Basket Raffles. All money raised through this community building event go toward the enrichment programs brought to all South Row students.


    JUNE – We donated three large bags full of clothing from our Lost and Found to Cate’s Closet in Lowell.

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    CHELMSFORD, MA 01824

    Telephone: [978]-251-5177
    Fax: [978]-926-0383

    Molly McMahon: Principal

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