Contact Us:
20 Mason Road
Dudley, MA 01571
Mrs. Jennifer A. Desto, Interim Principal

Fax: 508-949-1005




A note from: Kindergarten Teachers

Kindergarten students are learning so much! We have been working on mastering letter names and letter sounds, separating words into their smallest sound parts and blending simple words. Students have been working with literature that illustrates characters, setting and main ideas as well as beginning to recognize important key details. Please continue to practice sight words with your child. Knowing these words allows your child to quickly and easily recognize these words in a text. Daily reading with your child will help them to learn new vocabulary and to hear what fluent reading sounds like. All reading may count toward your child’s reading calendar minutes, too!

In math, we have been working with addition and subtraction. A solid understanding of basic math facts will help them. Soon we will be starting teen numbers. This can be a tricky topic. Please continue to encourage your child to count to 100 and begin to recognize numbers to 100. Thank you for your help with this!

Thank you for your continued help with encouraging your student to zip coats and tie shoes. This is an important step towards independence. The Kindergarten classes will go outside for recess as the weather allows. Please make sure that your student has appropriate hats, gloves, coats, etc. to go outside for a brief time. We are excited to welcome back the Burpee Zoo in February! Please keep an eye out for further events as the spring brings many fun days for your student.

Character Trait for February : Compassion

“Putting our love into action.”


February 2 – “SPIRIT DAY” Go Pats!

7 – School Committee Meeting at 6:30 pm ~ SHRHS

9 – 100th Day for all grades

13 – School Council Meeting

14 – Friendship Day with DES

14 - School Committee Meeting at 7:00 pm ~ SHRHS [MRS in the Student Spotlight]




Recently, the Dudley-Charlton Regional School District was notified that we were randomly chosen to participate in a “Targeted District Review” as per guidelines set forth in MA Law. This particular audit is conducted by the MA Department of Early and Secondary Education’s (DESE) Department of District Reviews and Monitoring.

The stated goals of this particular review are to:

Bring outside, expert perspective to districts’ work

Contribute to districts’ improvement efforts

Identify relevant DESE resources or interventions

Interested parents are invited to participate in this process by sharing your thoughts during a guided focus group session being held Tuesday, February 13, 2018 from 5:15 pm-6:00 pm

in the Shepherd Hill Regional High School Library.

Kindergarten Early Admission Policy

To be admitted to kindergarten, a child should be 5 years of age by September 1st of the new school year. In extenuating circumstances a child who turns 5 between September 1st and October 1st may be admitted to kindergarten under the early admittance rule. Written notice to the school principal of the parent’s intent to apply for his/her child’s early admittance must be received no later than March 15th. The early admission team will then contact parents to arrange dates for testing.

Upcoming Events:

Kindergarten Registration – in March ~ TDB

School Council Meeting – March 13th

PTO Events:

Parents Night Out ~ On February 9th, 5:30-8:30 P.M.