Friday, April 17, 2015

School Vacation Week Learn! Move! Play!


Reading week was lots and lots of fun, just like we predicted! We appreciate you all at home for taking the time to plan and organize crazy hats and pajamas and stuffed animals and socks!! I know how busy and chaotic the mornings can be and time is precious! We hope the reminders and notices have helped as the children seem to have had a great time with all of the excitement to promote the love of reading! An extra special thank you to Donna Gagner for organizing the events this week! I was so lucky to be invited to Metcalf School to read to Mrs. D'Amico's class as a guest reader, this was an honor and a privilege for me!!!

The students saw a video of my daughter reading a short story- I told them that if someone at home videotapes them reading a short story, I will incorporate these videos into weekly meetings or show these during lunch! A chance to be famous! Please consider sharing reading videos with me!!!

*By the way, the Junior High Student Council is collecting gently used books to give to the RI Books are Wings program. What a great week to look through those collections! If you have any books for them, send them to Wawaloam and we will make sure they get them!
Grown ups dressed like a book or character day! So much Fun!!!

                                Book Movies During Lunch!
    Mrs. Larkin Reads To Kindergarten!

Crazy Hat/Hair Day!

Recycle Project Invitation

A notice came home this week inviting everyone to participate in our Annual Recycled Art project! Just like the 100th day of school, we are inviting families to work together to create masterpieces out of items you might have otherwise thrown away! Have fun with this, be creative!! We can't wait to see what you all come up with!

School Vacation week is upon us and once again, I thought I would share some easy links to check out the calendar of events to consider.

Don't forget about our  PUZZLE-A-THON on Wednesday April 22 from 9:30-11:00 here at Wawaloam School. The event costs 10.00 with proceeds going to
You do not need to pre-register, you can pay at the door to participate in all of the fun!! Hope to see you here!

The Audubon Society of RI has a week full of opportunities to keep you busy and learning!

Another favorite destination of mine is the RI Children's Museum:
Almost every day their are awesome activities planned including Mad Science, Dave Marchetti's Animal Show, Farm Friends etc.

Don't forget to make some time to get to your local libraries to check out a few books or to participate in any of the events that they have scheduled- check them out online:
Casey Farm Project Chick: Tuesday April 21 11:00 AM
Pinocchio Play Wednesday April 22 6:30 PM
Project Peep Thursday April 23 10:30-12:00

Are you busy on Thursday, April 23 at 10:00 AM? I will be going with my daughter Juliette to the Showcase in Warwick across from Dave's, Panera etc.  to see Monkey Kingdom! We can't wait!  By going to see this during opening week, they are making a donation to protect monkeys and other endangered species in their natural habitats. What a great way to do something to celebrate Earth Day!! 
Consider joining us, this is not a school sponsored event, just an opportunity to see a great movie together!! 

Remember our Bandaid Brigade has started! We are collecting band-aids and stickers for The Tomorrow Fund at Hasbro Children's Hospital-we can't wait to count how many boxes we will collect this year!!

Please visit EWG's Community Announcements page for Girl Scout Camp information.  All girls grades K - 12th are welcome! 

April 22 is Administrative Assistants Day and I have to take a minute to acknowledge how fortunate I am to have the best office team! It is a pleasure to have people who can anticipate needs before they arise and who work in the best interest of students at all times. Mrs. Briggs and Mrs. SanAntonio light up our front office with their smiles and are always ready for the next idea! I watch them share the enthusiasm when your children are in our presence and I can not think of a moment when I have heard a negative word. I count my blessings to work with them every day! I am sure you all share in my appreciation for these amazing women!

Hoping you all have a week that allows you time to spend some quality time together while making memories that you will hold in your heart for years to come.

Enjoy the week off and get ready for the home stretch of the 2014-15 school year!

Melissa Marino

Friday, April 10, 2015

Wawaloam Updates and a Reminder to Vote for our School Budget~

Dear Wawaloam and Exeter West-Greenwich Community, 

Thank you for remembering to VOTE on 4/13/15

MONDAY, APRIL 13, 2015 FROM 7:00 A.M. TO 8 P.M. 
For more information:

The EWG Drama production of Shrek the Musical that is taking place THIS WEEK Tickets are $12 for students and $15 for adultsThe show is amazing!  The leads are phenomenal and the supporting cast is fantastic!  Kids (and adults) can even ‘Meet the Cast’ at the Exeter Library and have a photo-op with the EWG Drama students starring in the show (Shrek, Fiona, Donkey).

The district-wide lip sync show is approaching. This is event is very close to my heart and was organized to honor and support a my friend Gail Bender and her family, she is a retired physical education teacher from the Junior High School and recently faced the heartbreaking loss of her beautiful 5 year old grandson, Zachary .  This will take place on May 1st and you will not want to miss this event! Tickets are now ON SALE and we will also accept donations to support the cause. Adults are $5 and children are $3. Tickets can be obtained by inquiring in the school office. ALL PROCEEDS WILL SUPPORT THE TOMORROW FUND.

During the school vacation week, on April 22 you are invited to come to Wawaloam School from 9:30-11:00 with your children to participate in a community  puzzle-a-thon in an effort to support This will take place in our school cafeteria and should be a fun event to put on your calendar of things to do during the week off if you are not going away. The event costs 10.00 per family and will include time to make puzzles, a balloon artist, snacks , music and fun!! Join us!

If you ordered a Reading Week T-Shirt, we hope to see as many as possible on FRIDAY 4/17/15

Next week is Reading Week! Each day students are encouraged to participate in the fun events that are planned!
Monday:Bring your favorite book to school to share with a friend!
Tuesday: Cuddle up with a good book, bring your favorite stuffed animal to school (must fit in backpack)
Wednesday:Crazy hat/Crazy Hair Day!!
Thursday:Pajama Day!!
Friday: Crazy Sock Day! Guest Readers Today and Free Popcorn!!
I am ready:

*Report Cards will be coming home on 4/17/15

Other dates to remember-
April 9, 10, 11 and 12 Shrek the Musical at the High School
April 12 PTA Bowling Event
April 13-17 Reading Week!!
April 20-24 Spring Recess no school
April 22 Puzzle-a-thon event at Wawaloam 9:30-11 AM
May 1 Faculty Lip/Sync/Variety Show 6PM High School
May 2 Sweetheart Dance
May 7 PTA

Have a fantastic weekend, make memories!!

Melissa Marino