Friday, April 15, 2016

Wawaloam Updates and School Vacation Week Ideas

Reading week was so much fun

Reading Week Storybook Character Day!
Nice collaboration Kindergarten!
Grade 1 Crazy Hats 
Mrs. Millards's Class

Silly Kids! 
A Message from PTA
Please continue sending in your registration forms for the Keep Calm and Get Your Country On dance! There is plenty of room left in all 3 sessions, and we have lots of awesome raffles for you to win: Bounce U passes, paddleboard rentals, passes to Santa's Village and Seekonk Speedway, movie tickets, Trinity Rep tickets, gift cards to Orange Leaf, Dan's Place, Woods Tavern, Cornerstone Pub - and lots more!!! Admission is just $10 per family, and children are invited to attend with ONE adult of their choosing.

We are still in need of volunteers to help set-up the dance on Friday, April 29th, and to work the event on Saturday, April 30th. Please email us at if you're interested, or sign up on the registration form that went home. Many hands make light work!

A Message from Nurse Larkin

Due to the unexpected snow day on March, 21, the state mandated hearing screening by the staff at the RI School for the Deaf Hearing Center was rescheduled to today for our students at Wawaloam. 
Mrs. Larkin, RN
Rhode Island Certified School Nurse-Teacher

Welcome students from URI 

This spring four University of Rhode Island students will complete their health practicum in the kindergarten to grade two classrooms with Mrs. Breene and Mrs. Guglielmo.

Wawaloam welcomes graduate student Michail Seminario, senior Julianne Dulude, and juniors Brendan Spavold and Steven Ascola as they shadow, observe and assist during health education specials.

How do you get healthy? 

Wawaloam students have created posters with their favorite healthy foods and fun ways they like to get moving to educate their families and community about the importance of a healthy heart! Healthy food options include water, fruits, vegetables, whole grains and lean meat. Move 60 minutes everyday in ways kids love like jumprope, soccer, swimming and dancing to build self-esteem and encourage positive social interactions. 

16 kindergarten students, 34 grade one students and 20 grade two students have agreed to send their finished poster to the American Heart Association Get Healthy! contest. Thank you for teaching the community and your family to have a healthy heart! Good luck!

Mrs. Breene and Mrs. Guglielmo

We really appreciate all of the responses to our school improvement survey! The comments are especially helpful as we work together to improve our school. Thank you to everyone who sent these in! 

Once we return to Wawaloam after the vacation week next week, the time really flies by! The weather improves and we are in the home stretch for the 15-16 school year. Please remember to continue the nightly routine of reading to or listening to your child read so that your child can reach their fullest potential. 

However you decide to keep busy next week, enjoy your children!
Melissa Marino

@Melissa Marino9
# wawaloam #ewgrsd

*Think about making a recycled item project for our Earth Day Museum! It is always so much fun to see all of the creative projects that come in! Get creative and try to participate in this "just for fun" whole school community project!

I'm going to the zoo, zoo zoo how about you, you you? Next week, every day they are scheduled to have a "Party for the Planet" with extra special events on April 22 (Earth Day).

Another little hidden gem worth visiting is The Kettle Pond Visitor Center in Charlestown, RI
The inside center has extremely worthwhile learning stations and the outside is surrounded by short, manageable hikes to do together with your children. There is no charge to visit but donations are appreciated. Pack a picnic and take a hike!

Rhode Island Children's Museum  is also bursting with planned activities, check out the link to see the hours, admission fees and calendar of events.

At The Louttit Library in West Greenwich: 

Monday, April 18 at 11:00 Project Chick with Casey Farm All ages are invited to learn about eggs and chickens and will be able to hold baby chicks during the program. 

Wednesday, April 20 at 10:00  K-1 students are welcome to participate in story time. 

Thursday, April 21 there will be a "Drop- in Kite Craft" from 6:00-7:00 PM 

The Exeter Public Library is ready and waiting for friends to visit next week too! Check out this information taken from their web page: 

Tuesday, April 19 All Ages Open Art Studio from 11:00-4:00 - they are emptying out the art closet and inviting you to stop by to create any art you want! 

Wednesday, April 20 from 6:30-7:30  Cupcake Wars! Families are invited to bring in 12 of their best cupcakes and they will be voted on for appearance, taste and overall winner! Please do not include nuts. No registration required

Friday, April 22, 10:30 am  Project Chick with Casey Farm All ages are invited to learn about eggs and chickens and will be able to hold baby chicks during the program. 

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1 comment:

  1. I was doing a search for something unrelated to this and when I went to page two of the search, your Wawaloam came up. So neat to see as my grade three and four were there in 1973 & 74. Memories came flooding back; in one of the photos I think I can see part of the playground through the windows. I remember the bank being covered in grass. Thanks for all you do, the page looks great (wish we had internet when I was a kid!).