February Newsletter

February 2, 2022

Dear Rowe Families, 

First graders spent much of January writing persuasive letters. I have received a number of requests for our school such as helping in the school office, a school swimming pool, longer recesses, permission for a class pet, etc. One of the most important parts of writing the letters is coming up with compelling reasons why a change should occur. It is amazing to see what six and seven-year-olds can do! Kindergarten children have been working on writing true stories from their lives. The focus is to make their writing clear to the readers they will share them with. In kindergarten, the writing can be in the form of pictures, labels, sentences, or all of the above, depending upon where the students are in their writing development.

Remote Snow Day information

You will receive an email from us tomorrow with specifics if it looks likely that we will have a snow day on Friday. Stay tuned!

School Food Drive, February 7 - 17, 2022

We are partnering with the Yarmouth High School Interact Club once again and with the other three Yarmouth Schools to host a food drive at Rowe to benefit the Yarmouth Community Food Pantry. We will be collecting donated items from Monday, February 7 through Thursday, February 17. I have attached a flyer with a list of items they need most. We will have a donation bin set up in the school atrium. You can bag your donations and students can deposit them in the bins when they arrive at school. Thanks in advance for any help you can provide!   Food Drive flyer

NWEA Testing

We have been conducting an online district assessment this week called the NWEA that is given K-8. It is a normed assessment and has both a reading and math component. It is taken on iPads in the classroom. Kindergarten children are taking it for the first time during this testing period. First graders took it in the fall and have just completed it for the second time. Both grade levels take it twice per year. Kindergarten will be assessed again sometime in May. We will send scores home in a few weeks with a full letter of explanation once we have had a chance to get reports printed and mailed. It is one assessment on a given day and is not the only way we look at student progress. We gather a lot of other information to assess learning and plan for next steps. Please reach out to me directly if you have any questions.

Parent/Teacher Conferences

Parent/Teacher Conferences will be held this year beginning in late February and will go through the month of March. Individual teachers set up their own appointments, so the window of time when they are held is broad. Learning Profiles will go home on Friday, February 18th just before the winter break. 

Kindergarten registration

If you have a child who will be five on or before October 15, 2022, please call Rowe School (846-3771) beginning on February 28 to register your child for Kindergarten for the fall of 2022.

(If you have friends or neighbors who have a potential 2022-2023 kindergartener, please remind them to give us a call, too!)


  • Hannaford Gift Card – Next load date is Weds Feb 16 at noon.

  • Printed PTO Directory – has been completed by printer, if you ordered one it will be coming home soon with your child. If you have ordered a printed directory and still haven't sent the payment please do so we can get you your book!

  • PTO Meeting – Join us online Thursday, February 17, 4:00 pm. Zoom link  https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89510337682

Yarmouth’s Got Talent Information

Yarmouth Music Boosters is excited to share that this year's Yarmouth's Got Talent will take place on Friday, April 1, and will highlight some of Yarmouth's remarkably talented students from grades K-12. Auditions will be hosted for K-4 students by Mrs. Kenlan, Rowe School music teacher, and Mrs. Troy, YES music teacher, on Monday, March 28. If you would like to try out, fill out a YGT entry form at YarmouthsGotTalent.org. Entry forms are due by Thursday, March 17.

Yarmouth Music Boosters is planning for a live show this year so acts should be able to be performed on the Yarmouth Performing Arts Center stage.  If Health and Safety conditions don't allow for in person attendance, the show will be recorded and shared with the community via Vimeo. All acts must follow school COVID requirements: all performers must wear masks, maintain spacing to the greatest extent possible, and use instrument filters.

For more details, visit YarmouthsGotTalent.org.

Dates to note:

  • Thursday, February 17- Virtual PTO meeting at 4 PM

  • Monday, February 21- Friday, February 25- Winter break, No School

  • Monday, February 28th - Kindergarten registration begins


Susan Lobel, Principal