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

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