Back-To-School Newsletter ~ August 2019
Welcome to the 2019-2020 School Year
Welcome to the 2019-2020 school year. This annual Back-To-School Newsletter is an opportunity for you to learn more about our school community. This year we continue to offer this communication in a format that provides the maximum amount of information on topics of interest with ease of accessibility.

Please take a moment to visit each link to learn more about our ten schools and three districts, and become part of our one community of learners.

Superintendent's Message
“First, I believe that this nation should commit itself to achieve the goal, before this decade is out, of landing a man on the moon and returning him safely to the Earth.” ~ President John F. Kennedy

The Apollo 11 launch came on July 16, 1969, fifty years ago. The eight-day mission took the crew on a 935,000-mile journey to the moon. On July 20, 1969, over five-million people watched the televised image and heard Neil Armstrong’s words, “That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind” as he became the first human to set foot on the moon, fulfilling President Kennedy’s mission.  Click here to read more.

Superintendent's Entry Plan
I am honored and humbled to serve as the Superintendent of Schools for the communities of Northborough and Southborough. As I begin my new role, it is an excellent opportunity for our school community to assess where we are as a District and where we aspire to be in the future. I do know, having served as the District’s Assistant Superintendent for the past five years, what a fantastic District we have: Families are committed and engaged; the towns provide tremendous support and resources to our educational systems; faculty and staff are talented, dedicated, and involved; and our students are amazing. Click here to read more.
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School Safety
K-12 Curriculum
School Committee Information
Join us for Our NSBORO
District Read
"Ten Schools, Three Districts, One Community of Readers"
This year The Public Schools of Northborough and Southborough is launching a new way to engage in conversation and learning with our school community by having people coming together through the reading and discussion of a common book. Click here to read more.
District Policies,
and Notices
  • Annual Notice Regarding Website Accessibility
  • Asbestos Policy
  • Free and Reduced Meals Information
  • Non-Discrimination Notice
  • Notice of Destruction of Student Records
  • Parents' Right to Know
  • Protection of Pupil Rights Amendment (PPRA) Notice
  • Rights Under the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act
  • Tobacco Ban
Transportation Information
Please visit the District's Transportation webpage to view routes, report a suggestion, and get up-to-date information.

Routes will be posted to the District's Transportation webpage on Monday, August 19, 2019 at 4:00 PM.

The Transportation Program of the Northborough, Southborough, and Northborough-Southborough Regional school districts is one of many services that the districts provide to support the education of its students from kindergarten through Grade 12. The three-tiered system (high school, middle school, elementary) transports over 4,000 students who attend our schools each day. The program involves 32 buses at a cost of tw million dollars each year. Per state law, transportation services must be competitively bid. Currently, we have a five-year contract with North Reading Transportation (NRT) for in-district transportation through June of 2020.
Ten Schools, Three Districts, One Community of Learners
Northborough-Southborough Regional School District
79 Bartlett Street
Northborough, MA 01532
Algonquin continues­­ on its pathway of excellence in academics, athletics, arts, and extracurricular activities. This includes building strong academic opportunities for our students and networking with local businesses. Algonquin is committed to fostering safe and supportive learning environments. Our students continue to perform well on standardized tests, advanced placement work, and in civic engagement. It is with great pride to welcome our new T-Hawks and returning students.

Sara Pragluski Walsh
Timothy McDonald
Assistant Principal
Andrew McGowan
Assistant Principal
Northborough K-8 Schools
Jennifer Wright
76 Lincoln Street
Northborough, MA 01532
Lincoln Street School’s mission is to prepare our students to become lifelong learners in a nurturing environment with high expectations for academic, social and emotional development. We are grateful for the strong partnerships that we share with our families and dedicated volunteers. As we approach the 2019-2020 school year, we anticipate a wonderful year ahead!

Jill Barnhardt
31 Maple Street
Northborough, MA 01532
Peaslee School is a student-centered community of learners. We strive to provide positive, meaningful learning experiences that contribute to students' social/emotional development and academic success. We are proud of our strong family/school partnerships and the strong support we receive from our PTO throughout the school year! We are looking forward to the new school year with enthusiasm and joy!

Alana Cyr
26 Jefferson Road
Northborough, MA 01532
The Fannie E. Proctor School takes great pride in the relationships that we cultivate with students and families. These partnerships allow all of our students to excel and succeed academically, socially, and emotionally. Our vision is that every child who leaves Proctor will have the tools, knowledge, and character to attain personal success and continue on a path of lifelong learning. Our Proctor Pride is evident in how we take care of ourselves, each other, our school, and the world around us.

Amy Souls
33 Howard Street
Northborough, MA 01532
The Marion E. Zeh Elementary School community believes that every child can learn. Learning is a lifelong process taking place both in and out of school. A learning team, consisting of students, family, and staff, guides this process. Only through teamwork can the education of the whole child take place. Each member of the team is equally important, and it is his or her responsibility to ensure this education and prepare students for their roles in the school community, the Northborough community, and the world.

145 Lincoln Street
Northborough, MA 01532
The Robert E. Melican Middle School is a learning community that understands the unique challenges of middle school and strives to help all students feel connected, supported, and safe. We are committed to making the years at Melican the best they can be for our students by encouraging them to continue to develop their strengths, work on weaknesses, refine interests, and become lifelong learners in a connected world. 
Michelle Karb
Jennifer Callaghan
Assistant Principal
Southborough K-8 Schools
Clayton Ryan
60 Richards Road
Southborough, MA 01772
The Mary E. Finn Elementary School supports students in Preschool, Kindergarten, and Grade 1. Our educational philosophy is based on a whole-child approach to learning. We foster and promote positive social interactions for every child, all within a caring and supportive school community environment. Please visit our school to see first-hand what makes the Finn School such a wonderful learning environment.

Steven Mucci
28 Cordaville Road
Southborough, MA 01772
The Albert S. Woodward Memorial School is a place that recognizes and values the strong support of the Southborough Community. In partnership with families, community members and stakeholders, Woodward School supports students in both their social-emotional and academic learning. It is the mission of the Woodward School to maximize academic achievement, social responsibility and lifelong learning by attending to the intellectual and developmental needs of each student in supportive classroom environments.
Kathleen Valenti
53 Parkerville Road
Southborough, MA 01772
The Margaret A. Neary Elementary School’s mission is to provide a safe, inclusive, and supportive environment, which embraces the diversity of all students. Each member of our Neary community works together with a shared commitment and goal of providing rich learning experiences focused on the academic, social and emotional growth and success of all learners. We strive to establish a community that fosters each child’s maximum potential as a kind, independent, and motivated learner. We are One School, One Team who understands the most important part of each child’s academic journey is a strong team with a collective ownership of all children. Our school motto is to #CHOOSEKIND and is quite visible in all that we do!
P. Brent Trottier Middle School
49 Parkerville Road
Southborough, MA 01772
P. Brent Trottier Middle School fosters learning experiences for all students which include rigorous academics, specialty electives, and diverse extra-curricular activities that provide our students the opportunity to explore areas of interest. Our vision is rooted in community where all members feel respected, supported and safe. Trottier Middle School encourages students to maximize their potential with learning experiences that are challenging and rewarding.
Keith Lavoie
Gary Hreschuk 
Assistant Principal
Meet the Central Leadership Team
Office of the Superintendent of Schools
53 Parkerville Road
Southborough, MA 01772

Gregory Martineau
Superintendent of Schools

Rhoda Webb
Interim Assistant Superintendent 

Rebecca Pellegrino
Director of Finance and Operations

Heather Richards, Esq.
Director of Human Resources

Marie Alan
Director of Student Support Services

Deborah Lemieux
Assistant Director of Student Support Services

Erica Matthew
Assistant Director of Student Support Services

Kathleen Clark
Assistant Director of Student Support Services

Julie Doyle
Director of Instructional Technology
and Digital Learning

Mary Ellen Duggan
District Wellness Coordinator

Jennifer Cuker
Interim Director of English Language Education

Office Location: Marion E. Zeh School
33 Howard Street
Northborough, MA 01532

Jennifer Henry
Early Childhood Coordinator

Office Location: Mary E. Finn School
60 Richards Road
Southborough, MA 01772

 Dianne Cofer
Algonquin Manager of Food Services

Office Location: Algonquin Regional High School
79 Bartlett Street
Northborough, MA 01532

 Kyle Parson
Northborough and Southborough Manager of Food Services

Office Location: Office of the Superintendent
53 Parkerville Road
Southborough, MA 01772
Parent and Community Organizations
(Click on images to find out more about our partners in education)
NSPAC welcomes parents and guardians of children ages 3-22 with special needs and learning differences in the Northborough and Southborough School Districts. The volunteer run group facilitates networking opportunities, provides a forum to share ideas and resources and provides support to all families navigating the special education process.
T he Northborough-Southborough Music Association is a parent-run, all-volunteer 501c3 organization dedicated to supporting students and music faculty for grades 4-12 of the Northborough-Southborough school district. We proudly award music enrichment and senior scholarships, organize music festivals and special events, raise funds, staff concerts, promote regional accomplishments and much more! Full membership is $60 and Junior membership is $25. For more information,  please visit our website
"Ten Schools, Three Districts, One Community of Learners"
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