Friday, March 21, 2014

Spring is here! Friday Updates

Happy Spring!
Happy Outdoor Recess!!  

Thank you to everyone for helping the easy adjustment to our new PM Pick-Up routine. It could not have gone any smoother. We appreciate your flexibility and understanding as we always prioritize the safety of students.

We hope those of you who attended Family Math Night at Metcalf yesterday had a great time! A very special thank you to Mrs. Kilday for organizing this event! Additionally, thank you to the teachers and our Director of Curriculum who volunteered their time to set up and organize for the event.

Again, 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.

Wawaloam School will be holding a reading celebration during the first two weeks of April (March 31-April 11). We are changing the “usual” weeklong list of events to a student choice card where they will have the chance to make a BINGO on the card of choices. Once students have completed the row of their choice, we will celebrate with FREE POPCORN for students who bring their card back to school with your signature verifying that they completed 5 items. Our hope is that this will make it easier than remembering a specific day and event and will give students a creative choice in how they participate in the celebration. *Cards will come home at the end of next week.

*Information about our Earth Day Recycle Project Museum will be coming home before the April Vacation. Our “museum” will be on display April 28-May 2. Save those items that look like they could be transformed!

I am passing along information regarding RI Kids Consignment Sale. The event will take place at the West Warwick Civic Center from April 3-6 during the day.

For the month of April, we will hold our last “Good Deeds” collection of the 13-14 school year. We will be collecting items to help those “near and far”:
We are looking for sealed jars of Peanut Butter to assist our local food banks (Near and Local) and hard candy and granola/power bars that we will ship to soldiers (Far Away) *Recently we learned that these items are in the top 10 requested list and ship easily. Please drop these off in the main office.

Mrs. Larkin is looking for clean boys and girls sweatpants and underwear in good condition for the occasional need in her office. All donations can be dropped off in the main office. (Thank you!)

Finally, There is an Autism Awareness Puzzle-athon @ Metcalf, Saturday March 22nd @ 1:00pm. ALL proceeds benefit the EWG Special Education department. Consider showing your support to troop 1353 as they take action and host this educational puzzle-athon to increase Autism Awareness and earn their Bronze Award! Way to go Girls!!
Have a tremendous weekend!
Melissa Marino

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