Rockwell Parent News


MAY 2016


Mon, May 2nd – Playful Tunes music and movement

Tues, May 10th – Music and movement with Ms. Lidia

Thurs, May 12th – Family Barbecue 5:00 – 7:00pm

Friday, May 13th – Intergenerational Concert at Lasell Village 10:00 am with David Polansky

Tues, May 24th – Music and Movement with Ms. Lidia

Friday, May 27th - Last day of school, TK and 4’s graduations and all school Family Picnic at 11:30



 On Thursday, May 12th, we will be holding our annual family barbecue/ potluck dinner from 5:00-7:00 on the playground. We will be serving barbecue chicken and pizza, and we ask that you sign up to bring in a dessert, salad, beverage, etc.  Please see the sign-up sheets in each of the classrooms.   Cost is $20 per family (cash please) to cover the cost of the chicken and pizza.

There are envelopes available in the red box on top of the cubbies by the driveway door.  Please make sure to write your name and the number of people attending on the envelope.


 On Friday, May 13th, all of the children will be walking to the Village for an intergenerational concert starring David Polansky.  This has become an annual favorite for children, teachers, and Villagers.


 I would like to gently remind you that summer program balances are now due.  Summer program begins on June 6th and goes through July 1st.  Please note that there is a week off between the end of school and the start of the summer program.


 On Friday, May 27th, we will have our traditional All School End-of-the-Year Family Picnic at 11:30 on the playground.  This will be preceded in the Four-Year-Old class and the Transition Kindergarten by graduation ceremonies.  Please check with your child’s teachers for the exact times.  All three classrooms are invited to bring a blanket and picnic lunch and join us on the playground.  (There is no extended day program that day.) We look forward to seeing all of you there!


 We have been blessed to have a wonderful volunteer from Lasell Village once again this year: Mrs. Eastman, in the three-year-old class.  She, as always, has been an amazing asset to our program.  Thank you, Carolyn!!

Our “Bridges” program was a great success in the 4-year-old class this spring, and our hope is to expand the program next fall to at least one other classroom.  We would like to thank Joann Montapare and Sara Liborio, our coordinators from the Village, and the Volunteers from Lasell Village and from the Newton Senior Center for their  contributions to our program. Just their presence in our classrooms has benefited both the teachers and the children.

We would also like to thank all of the Lasell students who volunteered, did pre-practicums, or who were employed at Rockwell this year.  They have added a wonderful dimension to our program, and the children (and teachers) have really enjoyed having them here. We hope that they will consider returning to Rockwell in the future.

They are:  Kelsey Williams, Taylor Witherbee, Katrina Kataftos, Gabby Patterson, Francesca Ceppetelli, Mallorie Smith, McKenzie Knight, Kendra Chandler, Hannah Natowitz, Megan Abrahamian, Corinne Palmer, Alex Wade and Jocelyn Chaves.

A very warm and special farewell to our graduating seniors: Taylor, Francesca, and Katrina.  We would like to wish them well in their future endeavors – we will truly miss them!


 Saturday, May 14 at 3:30 -  Newton Family Singer Presents Long May You Run, songs by Neil Young and Friends at the Newton South High SchoolPlease see flyers posted on the playground door for any new community event information that we receive.

 It is hard to believe that the school year is almost over.  It has been our pleasure to love, learn, play, and work with your children.  We are grateful for your kind and generous support throughout the year.  We wish all of the children who are going off to new schools happy, healthy and successful school years, and look forward to seeing our returning children in the fall.