Friday, May 20, 2016

Week Ending May 20

 May 10, 2016 School Committee Presentation

Students had lots of fun (as did our School Committee) sharing and participating in all of our learning activities! We shared: our living organisms in Kindergarten, the steps in How to Read a Story, our amazing chorus performed,Grade 2 shared what they love about Science and also taught the School Committee how to play some of our most popular Math Learning Games! Thank you to everyone who stepped forward to participate! Without our students and teachers present, it would not be the same! 

Bandaid Brigade and Sticker Stampede

It is time for our favorite collection of the school year! Once again we are collecting band-aids and stickers for the Tomorrow Fund at Hasbro Children's Hospital. More information will be coming home soon but this collection will run until Friday, June 3. We encourage students to earn the cost of the bandaids or stickers so the fundraiser is more meaningful for the children. Contact Mrs. Larkin for more details and thank you so much for participating! 

Flip Flops

While we are so happy the weather seems to have taken a warm turn, please refrain from sending your children to school in flip-flops or sandals. We do try to get outside EVERY day and the safest toes are the ones that are covered by a supportive shoe or sneaker. Thank you!

Thank you Gems-net Partners! 

Today our whole school was able to participate in a Community Science Walkthrough. This was an opportunity to make the teaching and learning occurring in classrooms visible and to engage in discourse with stakeholders. Small groups spent about 10 minutes in 4 different classrooms and it was amazing to hear all of the compliments from the participants regarding the student to student discussion and the level of student capability and scientific conversations! These shared observations will be used to inform future professional development.

What an honor to have 2 Wawaloam School students recognized for their outstanding art by the RI Alliance for Arts Education. 
The award ceremony was held last night at the URI Feinstein Providence Campus. This  was held in conjunction with PS2016, a statewide art show with a good deal of EWG entries, and also in conjunction with Providence's Gallery Night. 
Grade 2

Wawaloam School will present our own "Night of the Arts" 

Wednesday May 25th at 6:00 PM. 

A reminder that there is No School Next Friday, this is a Professional Development Day for our district.

Community Announcements:

Bike And Seek Event!

Headstart Program Information

EWG Soccer Competitive Registration is open through June 10th
Details and Competitive Program tryout schedules are available at  
Additionally, Registration for Fall Recreational Soccer is now open, with an in-season discount through June 11th.
Details and Rec Program registration are available at: 

Ocean State Competitive Soccer Tryouts:

Friday, May 6, 2016

Wawaloam Information and Sharing May 6, 2016

To all moms and caretakers, wishing you all a wonderful weekend and Mother's Day.  Celebrate with your children doing something you love! Let's hope for an appearance by the sun! 

This marks the end of the official week of Teacher Appreciation but there is not a day that goes by that I do not feel appreciation and admiration toward the men and women who lead our classrooms at Wawaloam School. Behind the scenes I observe countless hours of time and dedication to classrooms by this amazing faculty and staff! 

If you could see all of the hugs and tears being wiped away and the encouragement that is bestowed upon the children on a daily basis, you would be in the same state of awe. There are requirements that happen in the classroom but there are also extensive levels of caring that go beyond these walls.  

I receive emails, calls, texts and visits several times a day, always with the same message, "What can I do to help my student?" These teachers would do anything, and do everything they can to ensure the success of students. I assure you, teacher appreciation is something to celebrate every single day. 

Thank you to all families for helping to make this week "extra" special, I think dress like a teacher day will remain a favorite!!  We truly appreciated the thoughtful recognition from the PTA, the water, mentos candy, popcorn and breakfast were a nice surprise! 

One additional recognition I would like to share is that today is "Nurse's Day". Honestly, I could not ask for a more competent, caring, compassionate School Nurse Teacher than Mrs. Debra Larkin. Each day is a display of unending devotion toward everyone. We are truly fortunate to have the care of our students in her hands. 

Thank you Deb for everything you do! 

Here are some of the dates/events coming up at Wawaloam School:

5/10  Wawaloam School Committee Presentation 6:00 

5/25 Night of the Arts at Wawaloam School -starting at 6:00 PM

5/27 No School Professional Development

5/31 Grade 2 Field Trip

6/6 Wawaloam Field Day (Rain date 6/7)

6/10 Grade 1 Field Trip

6/15 End of Year Kindergarten Celebration

6/16 Last Day of School 

Have a great weekend! 
Melissa Marino

Community Announcements 

High School Horticulture Plant Sale