Principal:             Jon Thompson

       Assistant Principal:        Jeff Dionne

    Student Program  Support Administrator: Dr. Shana Goldwyn

Guidance Counselor: Christine Nogueira

Guidance Counselor: Cathleen Walker

Phone: (978) 348-2300  Fax: (978)345-3292

Our Mission:
South Street Elementary School believes in establishing a school community that promotes high social and academic goals. Every student will show growth in all curriculum areas as they move towards proficiency and above in a caring and safe school environment.

Upcoming Events

Reading Cafe and Harvest Fair 
Friday October 24th @ 6-8pm
SSES Cafeteria

Teacher Book Wish Lists

The Principal's Corner

Can you believe it's that time again? The beginning of a new school year! During the month of September students have been busy learning the classroom rules, routines and procedures. You may have heard your child talk about reading for stamina, writing a personal narrative or practicing their math fluency. These are all important practices that will help your child be successful this school year.

Thank you all for coming to the Welcome Back BBQ and Open House. We had over 400 students and family members attend both events. It was so nice to see so many familiar faces and new faces!

Just a reminder: Parent drop off is in the back of the school beginning at 8:15. Students who are dropped off this early go to the cafeteria for breakfast. Beginning at 8:45 teachers come to the cafeteria and dismiss students. Kindergarten students remain in the cafeteria, students in Grades 1-3 go the gym and Grade 4 students go to the music room. By 9:05 students leave these areas and go to class to begin their day. All students who come to school are always allowed to eat breakfast. Depending on the time, students may eat breakfast in the cafeteria or take breakfast to their classroom. Also, for student safety we ask that parents do not go into the cafeteria during breakfast.  We need to make sure all students are safe! If you are coming into the building we ask that all visitors sign in at the office and receive a visitor’s pass.

Fitchburg Public Schools are excited to announce that this year, we are using a new school meal program option to offer school breakfast and lunch every day to all students at no charge. All children enrolled in our school can eat for free and there is no application required! 

Each Wednesday, South Street School participates in the Safe Routes Walk to School Program. Parents can drop their child off by 8:30 at the Knights of Columbus. We will begin walking to school at 8:40. For more information about Safe Routes to School go to

We are off to a great start to the new school year. Thank you for everything you do to support your child’s education. If you have any questions please call me at 978-348-2300 or email me at


Important Dates:

October 6th and 7th- Kindergarten Screening

October 9th and 10th- Fire Prevention Assembly

October 13th- No School Columbus Day

October 22nd- ½ Day of School-Dismissed at 1:18