Friday, March 24, 2017

March 24

Spring Pictures

At Wawaloam, we are trying a different vendor for Spring pictures in response to feedback we received last year. Spring Pictures are optional and only those who return picture envelopes will have pictures taken. We are hoping to do these outside depending on the weather and we will be photographing a different grade each of the scheduled days.
        Tuesday         April 4th      Kindergarten
Wednesday    April 5th      Grade 1
Thursday       April 6         Grade 2

School Committee Presentation 

We are looking forward to seeing all of the chorus students and the students who are working with their teachers for the school committee presentation. Hope to see you Tuesday at 6:00 AT METCALF.

Grade 2 Move to Metcalf
Mrs. Ratigan and I have just firmed up the days for the transition visits over to Metcalf for all of our Grade 1 and 2 students who will make up next year's Grade 2 and 3 students. We are working hard to make sure everyone is prepared and aware of this plan and are working in tandem every step of the way~ 

Math Night

This one minute video speaks volumes, what an AWESOME night for our students!

We received a shipment of Circus Tickets for the Garden Bros Circus in West Warwick in April which we will send home to you in case you are interested.
The ticket entitles you to a Free Student Ticket with Purchase of Adult Ticket
There is a place to print out coloring pages if you click the Fun and Games tab:
Garden Bros Circus

Lego Learning Kits

We are still having so much fun with our Lego Kits and love sharing what we are learning by using these in the classroom! 

Toys at School 
Please make sure your children are not bringing toys to school, this is our policy and your help enforcing this makes a HUGE difference! We end up with friends who are sad because they have lost or broken something special to them. If toys are out, they will be taken away and we will need you to come and pick them up.  Thank you so much for your help with this. 

Have a great weekend to all of you!

Melissa Marino  #ewgrsd  @MelissaMarino9 

Friday, March 10, 2017


Mrs. Millard's class had a Mardi Gras celebration! 


Mrs. Cash's class had a Cat in the Hat Parade!!! 

Book Fair Week 
BOOK FAIR RESCHEDULED TO MONDAY! Hi everyone. Due to school being closed, all afterschool activities are canceled as well. We have rescheduled all book fair activities that were happening today to Monday. We do not want any of the kids who haven't gotten a chance to come to the fair to be disappointed. All kids who were to visit the book fair today will be able to come to book fair on Monday. The classes that were scheduled today will have a chance on Monday morning as well as any students who were absent and missed their book fair day at school. 
The Family BOOK FAIR Event for K-6 has also been re-scheduled for Monday night from 6-8pm at Metcalf School. Dave Marchetti and his animal exhibit has also been rescheduled for Monday night too~ 

REMINDER:  EARLY RELEASE DAY on Thursday 3/16   (2 hours early)

Feelin' Groovy

Once again grade 2 students will have the chance to participate in the Feelin' Groovy Bookmark Contest, encouraging students to design a bookmark to share emotions, identify their feelings and draw pictures expressing them. 2 lucky students will have their design selected from each school participating and it will be turned into a bookmark for our entire 2nd Grade class.

Students will hear about this in specials in the next week or two. They will need to bring back a signed permission slip for their design to be included in the contest.

Family and Friends Next Community Meeting 4/12/17  9:30-11:00

Math Night 

We are very excited about our K-6 Math Night at Metcalf School on 3/22 from 5:30-7:00 PM
There will be games and activities for all ages, snacks, raffles, exploration stations and door prizes! 

Friday, February 17, 2017

Week Ending February 17th Wawaloam School

 Click the arrow on the image to go on a quick visit to our 100th Day of School Museum

Thank you to all families who participated in the 100th day of school project. This is such a fun way to connect home and school and we look forward to seeing the creative projects every year!

Love was in the air this week at Wawaloam School! What a great exchange of Valentines among friends. We hope these are the special times that children cherish and remember and thank you to our amazing teachers for planning so many fun, learning activities with aValentine's theme!

We hope you all have a restful vacation week with lots of time for creating new memories. Don't forget to check out the Exeter and West Greenwich Public Library this week!

The ice in our back playground area caused us to have indoor recess a lot this week! We were able to have a couple of indoor recess sessions using the GONOODLE app. You can create a gonoodle account for home too and it is FREE! This is a fun way to make sure everyone gets some activity in each day! Check out our Kindergarteners having a fun time together today:

When we come back from vacation, we will try the February healthy snack of the month! This month all students will have a chance to try the STARFRUIT! We are wondering if you hear about these healthy snacks at home? Do you have any feedback? Let us know! 

Looking for a new way to connect with other EWG community members? Look for more information after the break about a new Family and Friends Gathering at the Exeter Library on the 2nd Wednesday of the Month starting on March 8, 2017


MARCH 19th PBRUINS Hockey Night with EWG Schools  For more information contact

EWG Girls Softball Spring Registration:


PAINT NIGHT! More information coming home soon! Thursday, April 13, 2017


 "EWG Youth Football and Cheer Signups"

Friday, February 3, 2017

February 3, 2017 Wawaloam News and Updates

Dear Families,

I had the pleasure this week of learning first hand what it feels like to be a Wawaloam School student! First, I had to find a student willing to have a personal shadow for Groundhog Day and then I was able to put this plan into action.

From morning routines to art class and lunch and recess, I can assure you that the students at Wawaloam are non-stop all day long! The learning and enriching experiences that they have to be challenged are endless and I will remember today for a long time to come!

 A very special thank you to Jael and to Mrs. Donnelly for making space and time for me to participate in this professional development exercise.

Thank you for your feedback and input, we have been moving busses forward earlier in the morning and adding 10 minutes to our parent drop off time for four consecutive days and we have heard very positive feedback. These are the kind of situations that make me very proud to be part of a community that is willing to speak up and put our student's safety first in all situations.  We have also noticed the difference in the increase in fresh air time in the morning for students. So far, this is a win-win in all directions. Please continue to let us know what you think so that we can always move in a forward direction.

Today, we were lucky to have our health and PE teachers and school nurse organize a whole school walk after lunch in support of the American Heart Association Go Red Day. This is the 15th year of the organization leading this initiative and we had a healthy, happy time participating. We walked 3 laps around the school from 1:30-1:45 PM. Thank you, Mrs. Breene, Mrs. Guglielmo and Mrs. Larkin for helping to keep everyone healthy at Wawaloam school!

Math night is coming!! Save the date for your family: March 22, 2017 at Metcalf School!

Hoping everyone has a great weekend! Go Patriots!


The BJ Fundraiser is a special 13 membership offer ends that ends February 3rd (you can still participate if you are interested)  Please return your application to school to purchase or renew your BJ Membership. BJ’s donates $5 to the EWG-PTA for every application we receive back! This special offer is also available to your friends, family, co-workers(in and out of state)!

It’s a great way to help raise funds for the PTA, just share this special offer with your network of contacts and have them follow the return instructions. 
Questions? Contact Cathie Cool Rumsey at


Friday, January 27, 2017

January 27, 2017

In honor of Groundhog Day, and in an effort to understand the dynamics of a day in the life of a student at Wawaloam School, I will be participating in the SHADOW A STUDENT CHALLENGE. I am looking forward to this experience and hope to gain new insight to reflect on and share with you soon! Here is the challenge information that inspired me: 

This February join school leaders like you who will participate in the Shadow a Student Challenge! This year, our goal is for even more of you to put on sneakers, learn about your students’ needs, and take action. Be sure to sign up before Groundhog Day on February 2 to connect with other Shadowers and be part of a collective movement of educators making a positive change in their schools.    

Thank you to everyone for all of your survey responses! We take these very seriously and we are working as part of the School Improvement Team to address some of the comments and suggestions. We also truly appreciate all of the positive comments about Wawaloam School, it truly is a special place! 


Wawaloam Kindergarten and Lineham Pre-School registration is happening now at Wawaloam and Lineham School.  If your little one will be 5 on or before September 1st, 2017 you may register him/her at this time. 





Screenagers Announcement:

Please join us on Wed., Feb. 1, 2017 from 6:30pm - 8:30pm in the EWG Junior/Senior Library (snow date, Feb. 2, 2017).  Any questions, contact Catherine Murray, Middle School Counselor at 397-6898 x 219 or  

Friday, January 20, 2017

Week Ending January 20th

Thank you to so many of you who sent back the Wawaloam School Survey information. We truly appreciate the open and honest communication we received from you! We will be reviewing this feedback at an upcoming School Improvement Team Meeting.

On behalf of the PTA, please remember to sign up for the bowling event next Sunday, January 29th. Have fun indoors the week before the Super Bowl! Just $10 a bowler. Proceeds benefit the science programs, school field trips and much more!

There will be fun raffle items, including lift tickets to Wachusett Mountain! The time slots are: 10:30 to 12; and 12:30 to 2.  Thanks for your support.

Remember the Kumquats? At the end of the month, we will all have a chance to try the BROCCOFLOWER!

Have a great weekend to all! Go PATS!!!

Melissa Marino


Friday, January 13, 2017

Week Ending 1/13/16

Lots of Team Spirit Today at Wawaloam School! 

What a great way to end the week! So many friends participated in our Show Your Team Spirit Day today!!  We were able to honor everyone's favorite team today, it was fun to see all of the different sport and recreation team gear!  We are looking forward to the Patriots game this weekend! 
A reminder that on Monday, January 16th  it is Martin Luther King Day and there is no school.

With the fair weather forecast, hopefully everyone will be able to spend some time playing outside in the fresh air.

I wanted to share what I read about having a chance to see seals this weekend. I copied and pasted the following right from the website Rome Point Seals 

Thursday, January 12, 2017  We squeezed in a quick seal hike today to scout out the situation for the upcoming MLK day holiday weekend. All signs indicate plenty of seals around, a run of good weather, and extra low tides for the 3 day weekend so we intend to take full advantage of the upcoming seal watching opportunities.  An afternoon seal watch this weekend should make for good seal observation unless watercraft work their mischief and chase the seals from the rocks.

This would be a GREAT way to spend some time as a family. If you have never taken this hike, consider doing so. Check the low tide times before heading out.

Have a wonderful weekend, thank you for another great week with your children. 

Melissa Marino