Friday, May 23, 2014

Busy Bees at Wawaloam School

Dear Wawaloam Community, 

We are officially in the home stretch…. buzzing about with lots of events and field trips coming up! Once again, our PE teachers are also planning a fun filled field day for our students! We have not hit any unbearable temperatures yet, but they are most likely fast approaching. While it can be in the low 60’s in the morning, by the time lunch rolls around we can face some pretty high temperatures throughout the day, layers seem to work out the best. The playground is sunny and can be pretty hot!

Speaking of layers, we still have a pretty lofty collection of lost and found items. Are you missing anything? We would be happy to go through the items for you before the end of the year. Think about winter items too…..we have hats and lonely gloves and mittens!

I was very impressed on Thursday when I visited Kindergarten! Students were building and identifying 3 dimensional shapes using marshmallows and toothpicks! Imagine my surprise when Mrs. Civic asked a Kindergarten student what kind of shape she made and without hesitation she said, “a rectangular prism with a cone on the top”…….They are amazing! I walked out of the classroom awe-struck!

At the midyear point, Mrs. Curry, our school psychologist had sent out a survey to all of you asking what topics would be of interest for workshops and what time of day would be best. She received very few responses but wanted to reach out and let you know that she is available to meet individually with anyone who would like support in the areas that were checked off: Healthy Practices for a Successful Mind, Help Students Develop Responsibility and Managing Your Child’s Behavior at Home. You can reach out to her through email:

I enjoyed seeing so many girls all dressed up for the Sweetheart Dance! I brought my own Sweetheart with me and we had a really nice time. I have to give a shout out to the PTA for finalizing these details and making it a night to remember! Also, I applaud Allison Jedson for the fabulous job on decorations! What a fancy setting we had for the festivities!

We finally finished our “Happy” video! If you want to be put in a great mood instantly, go to the school website and check it out! We have some grade 2 boys who are very proud of this awesome representation of how our students feel about Wawaloam School!

Hoping you all enjoy the three day weekend!  If you are looking for something fun to do I would recommend checking out the Matty’s Memorial Day 5K Run/Walk for Epilepsy. This will be held on Monday, May 26 and registration is held at the New BankRI Branch on Main Street in Wakefield.  The race for children is at 8:30 AM so you have to get their pretty early to register or you can register online at   There is also a post -race BBQ at Mews Tavern.  I know we have some students who are always there and have a great time. One of those students asked me to pass this information along to you!

Whatever you do, enjoy the time and make it count- ask your first or second grader how you can make a day count? We had a conversation about that in our Wednesday meeting this week J


Melissa Marino

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