A Connecticut River Tale
at the Erving Elementary School

Once upon a time, in the late 1800's, the Parple and Trudeau families
gathered at a Connecticut River campsite for their annual spring
reunion.  The Parples were from Erving and loved to camp at their
favorite spot in Northfield, near Kidd Island, the legendary location
of Captain William Kidd's hidden treasure.  The Trudeaus
were from Vermont and always traveled to the reunion by boat.  But
they always had to travel
with care, because spring was the season when logs would be driven
down the Connecticut to mills in Turners Falls and Holyoke.

One night, as both families gathered around a campfire, Unkee Parple
told the story
of Captain Kidd's hidden treasure.  The children listened with
amazement that treasure of an infamous pirate could actually be buried
on a small island near the campsite.  And after everyone
went to their tents to get a good night's sleep, several of the
children decided to sneak away and find the treasure on their own.

A Connecticut River Tale is the story of four children who go on a
wild adventure to unlock a secret of the Connecticut River.  It is the
story of life in 19th century Franklin County, with all the
excitement, mystery and danger of a time gone by.

You are invited to join the children and staff of the Erving
Elementary School for A Connecticut River Tale, an original play with
song and dance.  Performances will be on Wednesday, April 15, 2015 at
10:00 AM and 7:00 PM in the school gym.  Admission is free.  For more
information please call (413) 423-3326.

From the MDPH Division for Children & Youth with Special Health Needs:
The Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) is conducting its five-year Title V Maternal & Child Health Needs Assessment.  As part of the Needs Assessment, we are conducting a survey of families of children & youth with special health care needs.  Family input is critical.  The information from the survey will help us to improve services and supports for children and youth with special health care needs and their families.
The survey is anonymous and confidential.  After completing the survey, families will have the opportunity to enter a raffle for the chance to win one of twenty $50 gift cards.  The survey is for families of children and youth with special health care needs ages birth through 24 living in Massachusetts.
Children and youth with special health care needs are defined by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau as: "Those children who have or are at increased risk for a chronic physical, developmental, behavioral, or emotional condition, and who require health and related services of a type or amount beyond that required by children generally."
Click here to get to the survey:  by April 6th.

Thursday, February 12, was our last day of Session 1 of the After School Academy and Lego Robotics.  All of the students participated in the program with such high enthusiasm. We are really excited and can’t wait to kick off Session 2 the first week in March.  We want to thank all of the parents/guardians for helping us make this program happen by allowing your students to stay after school and participate.  Thank you to all the students who participated and made the program such a success.  I also want to thank Becky Allen, Lori Flaherty and Ryan McCord for the hard work in helping me run this program.  

The teams did a magnificent job building their bots and learning how to program them.  They learned problem solving techniques and the importance of their math skills in the programing of the bots to complete their challenge.  Here are some highlights of the two teams completing their challenge on our last day. 

Tom Smith
EES Technology Coordinator


Scholarship Opportunities

Erving Teachers’ Association

Erving PTO 

The Erving Teachers' Association and the Erving PTO are pleased to announce two scholarship opportunities.  Students need only submit one application to be considered for both awards.

Winners of an ETA scholarship of $300 and a PTO scholarship of $200 will be chosen after the receipt of a complete application. The scholarship is available to any June 2014 or 2015 high school graduate who has attended Erving Elementary School.

Each application will be judged on academic performance, citizenship, and school and community involvement. Applications are available at the Erving Elementary School office, at your high school guidance office, or can be downloaded by Clicking Here

Completed applications must be mailed to Erving Elementary School by Friday, April 24, 2015.

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Wellness Policy

Any Questions, please contact Mr. Trill at

Last Edited  4/17/15: Principal's Desk / Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events


Spaghetti Dinner

Please help the Sixth grade class from Erving Elementary raise money for their trip to New York City.

DATE:   May 15th, 2015
WHERE:   French King Entertainment Center (Bowling Alley)
TIME:  5:00pm - 6:30pm

Purchased in advance:             Purchased at the door:
  Adult:      $6 Adult:       $7
  Children: $4 Children: $5
  Under 3 is free! Under 3 is free!

  April 2015  
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About Us
Our school is located near the Millers River and Connecticut River in Erving, Massachusetts. Erving is a small rural town in Western Massachusetts with a population of 1,420 people. About 141  Pre-K to Grade Six students attend the Erving School.

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