November 1 Newsletter

posted Nov 1, 2017, 2:56 PM by Rowe School   [ updated Nov 1, 2017, 3:00 PM ]

Dear Rowe Families,

I hope you all are getting back into your routines after this crazy storm. Many of us are still without power but managing until we are fully restored. It felt great to get back to school and welcome the children this morning!

We have a number of items accumulating in our lost and found. It is located to the left of the doorway in the gym. There are a variety of cubbies on the wall where we keep the misplaced items. Please label your child's clothing and belongings with his or her name whenever possible. Once we get into winter, we find we have many pairs of black snowpants, for example. If names are on the items, we can easily get them returned to their owners. Thanks in advance for your help!


Many of you will recall the Our House fundraising campaign of more than ten years ago that provided much needed bleachers to the high school stadium field. That campaign was a great success, but it left us without a few of the amenities we'd like to provide for our athletes and fans - most notably, restrooms.  Now, we are excited to announce the Our House II campaign to further improve the athletic facilities at Yarmouth High School by providing for the following:         

  • Construction of new restrooms
  • Improvements to the snack shack
  • Updating of the team shed
  • Upgrades to the electrical panel
  • Installation of directional signage

​In the coming weeks, you will be hearing more about this project through district-wide emails and a town-wide publicity campaign. To learn more about this opportunity to improve our community facility, log on to  


         Message from the nurse’s office:

Several cases of lice have been identified in the Yarmouth School system, including Rowe. Anyone can get lice...mainly from direct head-to-head contact but also from sharing hats, brushes and other personal items. Lice are no cause for shame and no reflection on the hygiene of your home but are definitely a nuisance! We need to join together to keep the number of students affected at a minimum. 

We always advise weekend head checks at home throughout the school year. We will notify you if lice has been detected in your child’s class. When there has been a confirmed case, we suggest head checks every night for 2 weeks. If you discover lice or nits, follow the guidelines at the CDC website in the links below andnotify the school. If we discover that your child has head lice, we will notify you. All notifications are completely confidential. Head checks are completed on students with symptoms. The American Academy of Pediatrics and the National School Nurse Association agree that management of head lice should not disrupt the educational process. Data does not support school exclusion for a child with lice or nits.

Thank you in advance for your help in minimizing this problem.

Susan Lobel, Principal

Jill Webber, School Nurse

Rowe School

Dates to note:

Sunday, November 5th - Daylight Savings Time ends. “Fall back” by setting clocks one hour back.

Tuesday, November 7th - School Photo Re-takes

Friday, November 10th - Observance of Veteran’s Day - No School 

Thursday, November 16th -  PTO meeting in the YES library at 7:00 pm

Wednesday, November 22- Friday, November 24, Thanksgiving break- No School