News

You’ve come to the right place for information! We’ve rounded-up all the important announcements and event details Sanderson families need to know. 

Soup and Bingo Night

Please join us for our soup and bingo night on Friday, March 29 from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. This is a fifth grade Keewaydin fundraiser. We look forward to seeing you there!

Parent-Teacher Conferences

Parent-teacher conferences are on Thursday, April 4 and on Friday, April 5. We will dismiss students at 12:30 p.m. on both days. Please call the office or contact your child’s teacher to schedule a conference time.

Watercolors with Walt

The Sanderson Academy PTO and Elmer’s are hosting a painting event to raise money for field trips, enrichment projects, and events at the school, and we invite you to attend. Local artist, Walt Cudnohufsky, will provide step-by-step instructions in an informal setting for us to paint, socialize, and enjoy refreshments at Elmer’s. Registration is $55.00 payable in check or cash. Walt will generously donate 40% of ticket sales to the Sanderson Academy PTO! Please read our March 7, 2019 newsletter for more information.

Teacher Receives 2019 Excellence in Teaching Award

Melanie Manley of Worthington, is the recipient of the 2019 Excellence in Teaching Award Winner by the Mohawk Trail Regional School District.

Manley has been an early childhood classroom teacher for nearly ten years, and currently teaches preschool at Sanderson Academy in Ashfield, Mass. Her classroom instruction includes spending time in an outdoor classroom on the school’s campus to expose students to the multitude of opportunities in the world for hands-on science, art, language arts, multi-sensory, and mathematical experiences. Every day, Manley and her preschool students head outside to expand on play scenarios using the natural environment around them, which enhances their learning and teaches respect for their environment.

For more information, please read our March 5, 2019 press release.

Congratulations to Ms. Melanie Manley

We are proud to announce that Ms. Melanie Manley has been selected to receive the Harold Grinspoon Award! This is a Pioneer Valley Excellence in Teaching Awards program that annually honors western Massachusetts educators. To find out more, please visit the Harold Grinspoon Foundation websiteCongratulations!

Sanderson Academy Report Card

Each year the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education publishes report cards for each school. Please contact the school if you have any questions.

Our Rural Schools Story

This video is part of an advocacy effort that Mohawk-Hawlemont is leading to address the specific needs of Massachusetts rural public schools. We are advocating for a change in the Chapter 70 state education funding formula that would result in an annual increase of $372,000 to Mohawk and $37,200 to Hawlemont.

On Thursday, February 7, rural public school students from across Massachusetts will visit the statehouse as part of a real life civics effort to advocate for this vital funding.

We encourage you to share this video with others. We need to communicate our rural voice widely and loudly so that political leadership in Eastern Massachusetts listens and takes action.