End of School Year

Dear Parents,

On behalf of the teachers and staff, I want to wish you and your children a very safe and happy summer.   It was a busy month of June with a lot of wonderful events happening in our classrooms and school.  We hope that your child had a wonderful school year!  The year is always successful with your support. Thank you for all that you did to support the teaching and learning in our classrooms!

We  said good-bye to a few staff members  last week.  We will miss Mrs. Eckman, our Math Coach, who has retired this year!  We also said our good-byes to Mr. Tolios  and Mr. Griffiths, Mrs. Valzania and Mrs. Wilkie.  We will miss all of them and are very appreciative of their contributions this year!   However, we will welcome back Mrs. Nitchie (grade 5) and Mrs. Sheldon (grade 6) in September!

Our school office will be open through July 10th and then on a limited basis throughout the summer. I will be available throughout the summer if you have any questions or need to speak to me. Please email me at kcastonguay@boxfordschools.org, if needed.


Health Office: Please pick up any medications that you left in our Health Office this week!

Fourth Grade Interview Committee–I am looking for one parent to serve on the interview committee for the fourth grade opening.  Please email me by Friday, July 3rd,  if you are interested.

Classroom Supply Lists: Teachers have sent them home with your child.  I will be posting on the website by next week as well.

First Day of School: September 1st, early release 1:15 dismissal, Grades 1-6

Have a wonderful summer!


Kathryn Castonguay

Olympic Day/Field Day–June 23rd

Dear Parents,

Please check out our Olympic (Field) Day video! The boys and girls had wonderful time participating in our own Olympic events at the school! You will see them walk in the “Opening Ceremonies” with classroom banners they created!  We thank Ms. Boyle, Mrs. Valzania, Ms. Mazzaglia, Mr. Tolios, Mr. Aho, Student Council  and ALL of the parents who made this day so wonderful for the students!

Here is the link:

Hope you enjoy it!

Last Week of School for 2014-2015


Monday Day 3

Tuesday Day 4

Wednesday Day 5

Thursday Day 6

Friday Day 1

Week’s Schedule:

Monday: Grade 5 Field Trip

Tuesday: Olympic Day/Field Day!!

Wednesday: Grade 3 and Grade 5 Field Trips (rescheduled from last week)

Thursday: Grade 2 students “Step Up” to their new grade 3 classes!  9:30 am

Friday:  Last Day!  1:15 pm Dismissal, lunch will be served

Friday: Grades 3, 4, 5 “Step Up” to new classes!

Friday: 10 am Grade 6 Moving On Ceremony

Summer Reading Lists

Dear Parents,

We have posted the summer reading lists for all grades in the Virtual Backpack. If you are not signed up to receive Virtual Backpack emails,  you can access this  directly through our website.


Kathryn Castonguay

Spofford Pond Band Plays at The Pawtucket Red Sox Game!


We are so proud of our students who played at the game on Sunday!  We received many compliments from fans at the game about the band performance!  One spectator was so impressed that he took the time to write an email message to compliment them!  Please see the message below:

I am a resident of Seekonk, MA. and on Sunday June 14, 2015 I attended the Pawtucket Red Sox game at McCoy Stadium. The Spofford Pond Elementary School Band performed before the game as well as performing the National Anthem. I just want to say that the whole town should be very proud of this group of young people. They did a FANTASTIC job. They were truly awesome.
Looking forward to hopefully listening to them again next year at McCoy.

Math Olympiad Celebration!

Math Olympiad Teams Celebrate!

Last week, the Math Olympiad teams in grades 4,5 and 6 celebrated with their parents in the cafeteria at Spofford Pond School. Each team member received a certificate of participation. Students scoring in the top 50% of all students in the program received a patch and students scoring in the top 10% overall in the program received a silver pin. Students competed in 5 monthly contests of 5 questions each over the school year and had weekly practice sessions with Mrs. Sirmaian. They competed against over 120,000 students worldwide through the Math Olympiad Program. The problems are very challenging where students need think creatively and persevere in order to solve them.   We are very proud of these exceptional mathematicians.

Our highest scoring students in each grade that received a trophy were:

Matthew Theriault in Grade 4

Jackson Delaney in Grade 5

Addison Luce in Grade 6

We had approximately 65 Spofford Pond students participate this year.

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