Friday, December 8, 2017

December 8 News and Updates

THANK YOU MIKE D. FOR YOUR HOLIDAY SPIRIT ON THE BUS! 



#CS4RI
https://www.cs4ri.org/

We were so excited this week to bring the Hour of Code to all of our 1st Grade students! Thank you Mrs. Gagner and Mr. Taylor for making this vision a reality! Thank you to Grade 1 teachers for their flexibility and extending the Library Special to 60 minutes this week! The children were so excited when they walked into the library and saw all of the Chromebooks set up! 

Setting up for Hour of Code

Computer coding is the universal language of the planet. People who know how to code will be able to communicate across countries and cultures, be innovative, and solve problems more efficiently, with no barriers to impede their success.
 Learning programming at a young age helps your children solve everyday problems and get set up for a lifetime of opportunities.

Student Participants

This type of education helps kids to learn the basic inner workings of computers. Kids can feel successful at getting a computer to do what they tell it to do. This foundation can set kids up for a lifetime of successful use and management of the technology in their everyday lives.

Everyone completely engaged in this activity! 


Children have creative and fluid minds that allow them to think in a more “out of the box” way. The nearly endless ways of coding and solving problems can inspire kids to grow. You can show your child that coding is a type of storytelling. There is a logical beginning, progression, and ending to the story and the program. These skills can set kids up for success in written and oral communications in school. 

This was a very challenging activity and we were so proud of the students for their amazing PERSEVERANCE as they embraced the difficulties as we learned together! We hope that some grade 1 students went home and shared what they learned and maybe you even logged on at home! 

If you have extended experience with Coding and have additional ideas that we could share with students, please let us know~ 






Friday, December 1, 2017

December News From Wawaloam



Our Winter Reading Tree



Computer Science for Rhode Island (CS4RI) is among the most comprehensive statewide computer science (CS) initiatives in the country. CS4RI takes a coalition approach by combining national leadership with homegrown talent to reduce barriers to providing quality computer science education and professional development, and will bring CS learning opportunities to all Rhode Island schools in the years ahead.

Next week, we will be demonstrating Hour of Code for all Grade 1 classes during the Library special with Mrs. Gagner. We are excited to be able to participate in this initiative and we hope the children will share their experience with this at home with you! 

For more information:    https://www.cs4ri.org/



Congratulations to Mrs. Cohen's, Mrs. Donnelly's and Mrs. Lerner's class on collecting the most bees for the month of November! These 3 classes earned an extra recess for their teamwork this month! 



We are so proud of all of our students for working so hard using a team approach when they are walking in the halls! We appreciate all of your support with efforts like these! 

We also appreciate the continued communication about "small issues". We say this because every child deserves to feel safe every day at school. Even a minor exchange of unpleasantries at recess can cause a child to feel stressed for the remainder of the day. 

We have communicated to all children how important it is to report problems they have and to let us know if they need help but we understand that this does not always come easy for all children.  Know that we are here to listen and to work as hard as we can to make sure your children have the best day possible every day. 

Please let us know at the onset of an issue how we can get involved to remedy these type of situations. We will offer strategies and will encourage children to stand up for themselves and others. 



We hope to see many of you at the Holiday Bazaar at Metcalf on Saturday! There are still plenty of opportunities to help! Consider signing up for a spot to volunteer, you will have so much fun!


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Thursday, November 9, 2017

Wawaloam School Thanks Our Veterans



                          



A SPECIAL WHOLE SCHOOL PROJECT
HONORING VETERANS


THANK YOU FOR ALL OF THE CONTRIBUTIONS FOR OUR COLLECTION FOR VETERANS. WE ARE SO LUCKY TO HAVE THE STRONG COMMUNITY THAT WE DO!

WE WILL BE DROPPING OFF ALL OF THE PUZZLE BOOKS AND HARD CANDY ON THE FRIDAY AFTER THANKSGIVING TO THE PROVIDENCE VA MEDICAL CENTER.

REMINDERS: 

NO SCHOOL TOMORROW IN HONOR OF VETERAN'S DAY

PICTURE DAY WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 15th 

LOOKING FOR SOMETHING TO DO TONIGHT? 
DROP IN AT METCALF FROM 6-8 - 
HOLIDAY ORNAMENT PAINT PARTY  $10.00 per ornament~


Friday, November 3, 2017

November 1st Parade

OUR AMAZING FACULTY~ 
Lining up for the big parade! 

                                                     

Can't stop the feelin' ! 

Dancing along the parade route 

Policeman and wizards and batman and pirates, oh my!!!



Making memories for our students......


We just love our students!
Cuteness overload!  



Thursday, October 26, 2017

End of October News and Updates

Kindergarten students getting Coughspot Tattoos!

There are so many fun Halloween activities planned for next week!  You are invited to bring in a carved pumpkin for our PUMPKIN parade! We love to show our school spirit by putting as many pumpkins as possible in the grassy area in front of the school on 102!


On Tuesday, October 31, students are invited to bring a Halloween costume to school (in their backpack) so that we can have our own Halloween Costume Parade. We decided as a school that this would be a great memory for our students and we are so excited! We have designated a special time for this after lunch and will put on the costumes at that time. 
PLEASE DO NOT SEND ANY CANDY TO SCHOOL

*If they would rather wear Halloween themed shirts or accessories (headbands, necklaces) that is fine! We do ask that if your child will be bringing a costume that it is something that they can easily wear over their clothing and put on over clothes with minimal adult assistance. Also, please avoid costume accessories that can get lost and cause an upset later on for trick-or-treating if these items do not make it home. Absolutely no pretend weapons of any kind are allowed, thank you. 

Friday, October 13, 2017

October




Kindergarten Grade Level Meeting

This week, Nurse Larkin visited with the entire Kindergarten and she talked to them about their "COUGHSPOT".

She reminded students that we all want to stay as healthy as possible and by washing our hands and coughing into our elbow (coughspot) we can all make a difference! We are so impressed with how Respectful, Responsible and Safe kindergarteners are during our weekly meetings!


First Grade was lucky to have a visit with Mrs. Scheff, our music teacher- she shared what it would be like if you joined chorus and pretty soon GRADE 1 will have the chance to sign up! Be on the lookout for more information soon.

Thank you to all of you who have sent in items for our EXPLORATION CENTER! We are so excited about getting this space ready for our students! We are still going to need lots of interesting items to keep our young scientists busy so if you want to clear out some treasures and send them in this direction, we would be happy to give them a new home!

There is a FALL FAMILY FUN FESTIVAL coming up on October 20th at the High School from 6-8 PM. They are holding a Trunk or Treat event with Fall Games, Spooky Treats and a Costume Contest. This event is being sponsored by the EWG Class of 2019.

Friends of the Exeter Library are holding a Fall Festival this Saturday, October 14th from 10:00-3:00 Rain or Shine

EWG YOUTH HOOPS starts soon!  More information at:  www.ewghoops.com


A reminder: No School for the next 2 Fridays! 

Parent Teacher Conferences October 20

Professional Development DAY October 27

Friday, September 29, 2017

Week Ending September 29


Peacemakers on the Playground


Thank you to everyone who attended our Open House events over the past couple of weeks. We hope you enjoyed the special presentation put on by the teacher of your child, they worked so hard to prepare and are always so proud to share! We have such a great learning community! 

This was the first week of the year for the Grade Level meetings. You would be very proud of your children for the Respectful, Responsible and Safe behavior they demonstrated! Kindergarten students met with Mrs. Curry and I to introduce the Second Step program, we reviewed expected and unexpected behavior and met "Puppy". Grade 1 students were reminded that they are the Role Models for our school being the oldest students and we talked about ways they could help show Kindergarten friends what is expected.

"Puppy" from the Second Step program

Mrs. Curry teaching The Learner Song (click the link to hear the song)

The Family Book Fair is this weekend! Don't forget to stop by the Scholastic Family Book Fair this Sunday, October 1st at Metcalf School from 1:00-3:00 PM. Thank you PTA for making this possible.

We are very excited about the upcoming Walk-a-thon next Wednesday, make sure your children come to school with sneakers and a water bottle please. This is such a fun event for our students! We can't wait!


An informational packet came home this week from Schoolstore.com---- no pressure-  We know a lot of items come home, this is another opportunity, like Boxtops or Stop and Shop Rewards to support our school.  We are just passing along the opportunity for you to participate if interested.


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Lacrosse program for students grades 1 - 8