Friday, December 18, 2015

Holiday Wishes

To the Wawaloam School Community,

Wishing all of you the joy and beauty that make the holiday season so incredible. I always enjoy seeing how excited all of the students are in these days leading up to the break.

We have lots of important curriculum to cover in such a short amount of time but this is the time of year when we really get to enjoy our students and make these exclusive school memories with them.

The weather does not suggest winter, snow or even cold at this point but the date on the calendar and the gingerbread houses and awesome holiday projects say otherwise. We thank you for sharing your children with us each day!

Kindergarten Friends rehearsing for the big holiday concert next week!

Grade 2 Students enjoying the Polar Express in their pajamas! 

We are so lucky to have Mrs. Hurst who leaves absolutely beautiful eye catching floral arrangements in our hallway. This is the treasure she created for us this week, thank you Mrs. Hurst! 

A reminder from a student in Grade 2 who understands what this season is really about.
Over the break, if you do any organizing we love to receive gently used book donations. We just received a donation and it has reached many recipients! Some of the "younger" books will go to Lineham School. We all know about the specific themes that some of our students are so excited to read about and we get those books right into their hands. Some of the books will be added to the prize box giveaway that we have for each grade each week and then we also replenish the books in our giveaway basket which is used for newly enrolled students or any children who have to wait patiently for a parent in a meeting or otherwise. In other words, we LOVE book donations and appreciate you thinking of us!!

Our last day of school before the break is Tuesday, December 22.  As is tradition at Wawaloam School we will have an assembly for our students with the young at heart Dixie Land Band who never fail to get us into the holiday spirit.  We will see everyone back on Monday, January 4 as we reflect and regroup for the second half of this fantastic school year.

Enjoy this enchanting time of the year with your family and friends. Wishing you all the
Hope, Wonder, and Joy that the Season can bring! 
Melissa Marino

Friday, December 4, 2015

December News and Updates

As we approach the holiday season, I would like to thank everyone including the participants at Metcalf and Lineham who joined in last Tuesday when we made donations to wear hats or bring stuffed animals to school. Our goal was to help a family struggling with medical bills and together we raised $1600.00 in one single day. I know that this will make a big difference for Diane Silva, Ella and their beautiful family. As a community, we should feel very proud that we could pull together and make this happen! You are all so amazing! 

Holiday Photo Cards
We have a tradition of hanging up all of your beautiful holiday cards in our office, we would love if you start sending these in soon as the season always seems so short! We can't wait to see these! 


This Saturday, Dec. 5, don't miss the annual EWG Holiday Bazaar, happening at Metcalf Elementary from 9 am to 3 pm. Nearly 70 vendors are on hand to sell their unique gift items, including some of our own EWG teachers, staff and students! Professional Santa photos are available, as well as a full kitchen cafĂ©, baked goods, kids shopping area (all items $5 or less!), penny social, and a 50/50 raffle. This is a great community event that supports a lot of small businesses as well as our three elementary schools...please join us!

2015 Breakfast with Santa December 19th 9:00-11:00 

Click the link below for information about another holiday event in our district.

The Special Education Local Advisory Committee (SELAC) meets once a month in the High School Library from 7:00-8:30 PM. This is a time to hear from parents, special educators, the director of special services and other invited guests about special education in our district. The next meeting will be held on December 14. For more information email:

Enjoy the weekend everyone! Hope to see you at the bazaar!

Melissa Marino