, Newburyport, MA

September 23, 2013

Fall programs start at Rowley Family Connection

Michelle Pelletier Marshall

---- — The Rowley Family Connection, a grant-funded program aimed at increasing and improving Rowley’s resources for families with young children, has announced its fall line-up of free programming for residents.

Families from surrounding towns are welcome to participate as well for a nominal one-time fee of $5.

The programs, most of which are offered at the Pine Grove School, are designed to encourage language development with singing, crafts, creative movement and literature. Programs include preschool playgroup, traveling story hour, Lego club, adventures in art, Joppa Flats nature school, and magic shows, among others. Learn more about the programs at and click on “Rowley Family Connection.”

Contact Aimee Morlandat or 9778-948-8702 for more information or to register for any of the programs. Registration is required.


There will be a Parent Information Night at the Pine Grove School on Wednesday, Sept. 25 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Parents of students in kindergarten through grade 3 are invited to this session to view the classrooms, meet the teachers and hear a curriculum overview.


New fall programs kick off at the Rowley Public Library on Wednesday, Sept. 25. Programming changes, based on a survey that was recently conducted, includes story time sessions now occurring three days a week.

New programs include “Stories and Songs” and pajama time on Thursday evenings. Visit or call the library at 978-948-2850 for details. All programs are free and open to the public.


The Triton Regional School Committee will meet on Wednesday, Sept. 25 at 7 p.m. in the high school auditorium.


The Friends of the Rowley Public Library are collecting donations for their second annual holiday basket raffle. Baskets containing goodies with a regular retail value of at least $50 are sought, and can be reflective of a theme, such as Christmas or Hanukkah, or contain the items for a new hobby, such as scrapbooking or gardening. Baskets with alcohol, tobacco or perishable items will not be accepted.

All baskets, along with the donor or organization’s name and contact information will be on display at the library for five weeks during the holiday season as raffle tickets are sold. Last year almost 1,000 tickets were sold. Those interested in donating a basket, or providing a monetary donation for a basket to be created in your name, should contact or 781-640-0006.

All donations are due by Nov. 2 and raffle ticket sales begin Nov. 9. The drawing will be on Dec.14 at a reception at the library. All money raised goes towards programs offered by the library.


Michelle Pelletier Marshall covers the town of Rowley for The Daily News. She can be reached at