Sunday, April 9, 2017

Vote on the budget tomorrow


REMINDER VOTE TOMORROW! 



On Monday, April 10th an all-day referendum will be held to approve the school district budget for the 2017- 2018 school year.

The E-WG School Committee approved budget is $31,733,320. This represents a 3.40% increase to the Operating Budget over the previous fiscal year. Based upon actual student population from each member town, the local contribution from West Greenwich will increase by 4.00%, and from Exeter by 2.37%.

The school department continues to experience significant reductions in State aid as a result of the RI School Funding Formula and reductions to regional transportation and group home aid. Additionally, the cost of employee health care has increased by $1.2 million, and we are required to open up new elementary classrooms at four different grade levels based upon enrollment.

Like you, we are very proud of our schools. The School Committee and Administration have worked together to develop, manage and maintain a responsible annual budget. We are accommodating a growing student population through reorganization within existing school facilities, while maintaining an excellent curriculum and programs. With the continued support of our valued communities, the School District will maintain its focus on academic distinction and student success.

Please, APPROVE THE SCHOOL COMMITTEE BUDGET! Where do I vote? Exeter voters vote at the Exeter Town Hall located at 675 Ten Rod Road, Exeter and West Greenwich voters vote at the West Greenwich Town Hall located at 280 Victory Highway, West Greenwich. The polls will be open from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. at both locations for your convenience.

Please bring canned goods & pasta to restock the food banks in both towns.

Friday, March 31, 2017

Last Day of March! Wawaloam News




               WAWALOAM AND METCALF 
        SCHOOL COMMITTEE PRESENTATION



On Tuesday night, students had a chance to share their learning with school committee members. 

This is always so much fun and I am always so impressed by the confidence and the pride our students have in their work. 

A very special thank you to Mrs. Scheff, Mrs. Corcoran, Mrs. Levett, Mrs. Fornuto and Mrs. Kilday for all of your behind the scenes efforts and taking the time required to make this happen! 


Budget Flyer


On Monday, April 10th an all-day referendum will be held to approve the school district budget for the 2017- 2018 school year.

The E-WG School Committee approved budget is $31,733,320. This represents a 3.40% increase to the Operating Budget over the previous fiscal year. Based upon actual student population from each member town, the local contribution from West Greenwich will increase by 4.00%, and from Exeter by 2.37%.

The school department continues to experience significant reductions in State aid as a result of the RI School Funding Formula and reductions to regional transportation and group home aid. Additionally, the cost of employee health care has increased by $1.2 million, and we are required to open up new elementary classrooms at four different grade levels based upon enrollment.

Like you, we are very proud of our schools. The School Committee and Administration have worked together to develop, manage and maintain a responsible annual budget. We are accommodating a growing student population through reorganization within existing school facilities, while maintaining an excellent curriculum and programs. With the continued support of our valued communities, the School District will maintain its focus on academic distinction and student success.

Please, APPROVE THE SCHOOL COMMITTEE BUDGET! Where do I vote? Exeter voters vote at the Exeter Town Hall located at 675 Ten Rod Road, Exeter and West Greenwich voters vote at the West Greenwich Town Hall located at 280 Victory Highway, West Greenwich. The polls will be open from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. at both locations for your convenience.

Please bring canned goods & pasta to restock the food banks in both towns.

The following link will show you a thought-provoking, 3-minute commercial generated by Nature Valley but conveys a strong message about how important it is to ensure that this generation of students has time to play outside, create and explore. It is well worth the time to check it out, thank you to the teacher who shared this with me.
Link to Nature Valley Commercial


PICTURE DAYS ARE NEXT WEEK! Tuesday Kindergarten, Wednesday Grade 1 and Thursday Grade 2. This Spring, we are only taking pictures of students who return the picture envelope. If you have any questions, call the office on Monday regarding pictures. 



LIP SYNC SHOW SATURDAY MAY 6th, 2017 5:00 PM 
We are in need of a couple more acts for this FUN event! 
Would your family like to perform? 
Let us know what you have in mind, we might be able to include you in our line-up for the night! 


PAINT NIGHT THURSDAY APRIL 13, 2017
NO SCHOOL THE NEXT DAY :)
FORMS DUE THIS WEEK


Paint Night Revision.jpg
YOU CAN PAINT THIS! 

URI Session 4 Swim Lessons) in your parent/student announcements. . .


Grade-6 Parent Information Night


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


MARDI GRAS 

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


DR. SEUSS CELEBRATIONS GALORE!

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


SAVE THE DATES: 

MARCH 19th PBRUINS Hockey Night with EWG Schools  For more information contact Maeyee_Lee@yahoo.com

EWG Girls Softball Spring Registration:

EWG ELEMENTARY MATH NIGHT MAY 22, 2017 AT METCALF SCHOOL

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


COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS


 "EWG Youth Football and Cheer Signups"


Friday, February 3, 2017

February 3, 2017 Wawaloam News and Updates


SHADOW A STUDENT CHALLENGE DAY 2/2/17
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!

COMMUNITY NEWS:

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 ccr991@gmail.com


  

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! 

REMINDER: THIS TUESDAY ALL STUDENTS WILL HAVE A CHANCE TO TRY THE BROCCOFLOWER~


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. 

PTA KIDS CHOICE BOWLING EVENT IS THIS SUNDAY 1/29/17

PTA MEETING THIS WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 1 at 6:00 at Metcalf S 

SAVE THE DATE: MARCH 22, 2017  K-6 MATH NIGHT AT METCALF SCHOOL 5:30-7:30



COMMUNITY NEWS YOU CAN USE:

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 catherine_murray@ewg.k12.ri.us