… to Ms. Connors and Ms. Jacobs, the Runkle Literacy Team includes myself, Vice Principal Donna Finnegan, Literacy Specialists Amy Sweeney and Kristin Gray, Librarian Teresa Gallo-Toth, Special Educator Angela Galanopoulos, and classroom teachers spanning our K-8 school (Kindergarten teacher Ashley Haese, Grade 3 teacher Hannah Cote, Grades 7-8 ELA teacher Ania Bigda).

The presentation was very informative for the parents in attendance, and there was talk of having a larger presentation …


… even if you may have shared this information verbally at some point in the year with me, Ms. Finnegan, or our guidance counselors.  Please include in your note the best number to reach you should I want to follow up with you more.  Please know that we do not honor requests for specific teachers.  

Thank you, and as always, let me know if you have any questions!

Graduation – The date for 8th grade graduation will be Wednesday, June 21 , at 4:00 pm .

Reading …


… Due to space limitations, K-8 assemblies are for students and staff only.)  Many thanks to Donna Finnegan, Lauren Carroll, and Sarah Gardner for their work in planning this special event.

Below is an update from Guidance Counselor and Young Scholars Program Mentor Rebecca Sneider:

We have started a Young Scholars Program at our school!  What is Young Scholars?  Young Scholars is an elementary school program that is modeled after the African-American Latino Scholars Program …


… our children. This, more than test scores, is the growth we value.

Have a great week,

Donna Finnegan

Vice Principal


Happy Mother’s Day!  


Round 2 of MCAS begins this week!  Check Ms. Finnegan’s recent Connect Ed message for the grade-by-grade schedule of dates.  


This year, May is a month that keeps on giving!  We have just concluded a most successful Book Fair.  Many thanks to all of the parent volunteers who helped Ms. Gallo-Toth throughout the week!


As mentioned last week, this year’s Music and Arts Week ( May 23-27 ) will have a new twist. …