Friday, March 14, 2014

Friday Updates Wawaloam 3/14

Good Afternoon,

Hope you are all having a great week. Another beautiful Saturday is in the forecastJ  We had a pretty busy week here at Wawaloam~

On Wednesday, a group of students from the Green School came by to present an assembly to Grades 1 and 2 on Healthy Food Choices as part of a Senior Project. The students played a “jeopardy” game and watched a short video based on the book, “Is Your Hair Made of Donuts” by Joy Feldman. Our students were completely engaged by their influential message. It was wonderful to see these role models share the importance to make healthy choices and exercises. Wawaloam students were invited to write thank you notes or draw pictures about what they learned if interested. Be sure they remember to drop these off to me in the office and I will pass them along to our new community friends.

If you would like more information: 

Yesterday, I had the opportunity to observe the Healthy Sandwich Competition at Metcalf School. This event was sponsored by our food service company, Sodexo. This was very well attended and it was great to see some “old” friends conjuring up their masterpieces. The pride was evident, but most important they were having SO much fun!!!

I enjoy my walkthrough of the whole building, but this week I was especially inspired by displays of kindness and empathy in kindergarten. Within a 20 minute span of time in 3 classes I observed at least 6 students making choices to help each other without being asked, this makes my heart feel so good! Be sure to compliment your Kindergarten student this weekend!

If you do not have any plans this weekend, consider attending the EWG High School Production of Beauty and the Beast at HS this weekend. I am planning to bring my daughter, Juliette on Sunday at 2:00. There is also a show tonight and tomorrow night at 7:00 PM. We are looking forward to it!

Our new parent pick-up routine will begin this Thursday, hopefully you have been reading about this and know the new plan. We sent notices home today with students. Call us if you have any questions regarding this change.

Thank you to all of you who helped us have such a successful book fair.  I think the volunteers had as much fun as the students attending. We appreciate your time so much! Don’t forget the Family Book Fair tonight at Metcalf from 6-7 PM.

Also, Family Math Night will be held at Metcalf for Grades 1 and 2 this Thursday night. 5:30-7:30

A parent passed along this cool contest, the deadline is THIS THURSDAY. There are scholarship opportunities! If you are interested, check it out:

EWG will host an informational session for parents and community members about the Common Core State Standards. Representatives from RIDE and PCG Education will be the presenters on April 15th, from 7-8:15 PM, in the High School auditorium. For more information contact Dr. Marie Ahern, Curriculum Director at 397-5125 ext. 12.

Finally, Girls Softball Season Registration is Open. If interested go to Sanjay Pande is the President of the organization.

Enjoy the weekend and make it memorable,
Melissa Marino

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