On Sunday, January 30th, Girl Scout Troop 70510 will be selling cookies in memory of their fellow Brownie and Florence Roche classmate, Cassidy Baracka, from 10am-2pm at Prescott Community Center. Boxes sold will count toward Cassidy’s personal cookie selling goal and all Troop proceeds will be donated to a charity in her name.
Also, neighbors of Donna Baracka have started a ribbon campaign in memory of Cassidy to show community support. If you’d like to participate please tie a light pink ribbon to your mailbox or a tree near the street. The PTA is supporting this community effort and will have ribbons available to pickup on Sunday at the cookie booth!
February 1, 2022 from 7-8:30PM.

Zoom Link will be included in next week's newsletter.
Please e-mail Lauren Bowman at with any questions. 
Thank you!
The teachers have requested some help this year with copying. We are asking for one parent a week to visit the school during one of the below time-slots on Wednesdays to help make copies for those teachers that request help. The times available are:

2:15 - 3:15
2:30 - 3:30
3:30 - 4:30 

We need one volunteer for this week on 1/26!

A bin will be placed in the office with instructions from the teachers on what is needed/how many. Check-in at the office when you arrive.

Hockey Night was a huge success! Thank you to all of the families who attended! We hope all of the kids and families enjoyed this special event!

A special thank you to Cathy Pauly for organizing this event! We appreciate all you do for the PTA!
Do you shop Amazon a lot? Activate Amazon Smile and have your charitable organization set to Florence Roche PTA so that our school will earn a percentage EVERY TIME you shop! It's free and easy and you only have to set it up once!

Activate your Smile organization here!
Register for GD Youth Baseball and Softball NOW!

Registration for GD's Youth Baseball and Youth Softball is going on now! Sign your student up to play ball this Spring. Teams start at the Pre-K level, so there's something for everyone. Volunteers are always needed; look online to see how you can help.

Coming Soon to the Groton Public Library...

The Groton Public Library will be hosting a discussion with early childhood educator, Victor Bradley, about the film "Reflecting on Anti-Bias Education in Action: The Early Years." A film by Debbie LeeKeenan, John Nimmo and Filiz Efe McKinney released spring 2021. 

Discussion Date: Tuesday, February 1st
Time: 8-9pm Online (Groton Public Library)
Audience: Parents/Caregivers/Teachers/Administrators (Anyone working with children ages 0-8years old.)
Free Film Link (48 min):
(Please watch this film BEFORE the discussion, if possible.)

Victor's Website:

Key Dates

1/28 - 1/2 Day Early Dismissal @12:15
2/01 - General Meeting from 7PM-8:30PM via ZOOM
2/15 - Memory Book Cover Contest Ends:
(Announcement Coming this week with details!)
2/18- 1/2 Day Early Dismissal @12:15
2/21-2/25- February Vacation- NO SCHOOL
3/01 - Camp Information Night (Save the date! Details to follow)
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