Thursday, June 22, 2017

Summer!

Dear Mrs. Hurst, 

Thank You for everything.....
We will miss you so much~

Enjoy your retirement!

Love, Wawaloam School 


Del's Lemonade! 



Kindergarten Celebration! 
Congratulations to all of our Kindergarten friends for a job well done! 
This video will MELT YOUR HEART! 




R.E.A.D. Program Link Walk!

Thank You Mrs. Blake and Mrs. Cranston for doing such a fantastic job ALL YEAR LONG of keeping track of how many books we read this year!! Guess what? We beat our target and the links reached around the corner of the school this year!!! 
Every link = 10 books read by Grades 1 and 2! 
This year we read 17, 980 books!!

Goodbye Grade 2  (Mrs. Millard, Mrs. Millar, Mrs. Levett, Mrs. D'Amico, Mrs. DiRocco) 
AND Mrs. Pigeon, Mrs. Geyer, Mrs. Murdock, Mrs. Briggs, Ms. Caron and Mrs. Bannon
Enjoy your new journey!




Check out this Wawaloam Spirit! 
Happy Summer to ALL!!!! 

Don't forget to visit the Exeter and/or Louttit Public Library!! 
They have so many fun things planned for the summer!!! 

Friday, June 16, 2017

End of Year Information


EVACUATION PRACTICE 

WHAT A FANTASTIC JOB our students did with listening and following directions during our mandatory evacuation drill! A special thank you to Peter Petrarca for helping our students safely cross the street so we could proceed from Wawaloam to the ball field. The whole procedure was completed in under 8 minutes! 




 



Friends at Mystic Aquarium 


From what I hear, everyone had a great time at Mystic Aquarium and Kettle Pond this week! 

We are looking forward to Field Day on Monday (Rain Date Tuesday) 
Reminders- Sneakers, Hats, Water Bottles (with names) 
Sunblock AT HOME not at school 
and Del's Lemonade at Recess WHAT A GREAT DAY!!! 


We are also very proud of our Kindergarten friends and they will be putting on performances next week for their families! Great Job!!

Last Day of school is on THURSDAY, 6/22

Have a fantastic weekend!!!

Melissa Marino

Friday, June 9, 2017

Congratulations Class of 2017


WHAT AN EXCITING DAY!!! 

THANK YOU TO MRS. CHANDLER, MR. ALVES 
and OCEAN STATE TRANSIT 
FOR MAKING THIS MAGICAL MOMENT HAPPEN! 
GRADUATES, YOU HAVE INSPIRED 
OUR YOUNG STUDENTS 
BY COMING TO WAWALOAM SCHOOL TODAY! 
CONGRATULATIONS TO THE CLASS OF 2017!

Lots of exciting events coming up next week too! 
Our PBIS Bike Giveaway, our Top Reader Giveaway, the Exeter and West Greenwich Summer Reading Collaboration and the Grade 2 Bookmark winner will be announced on Monday! 

Enjoy the beautiful weekend!

Community Announcements:
EWG Youth Soccer
Registration is open now for many EWG Youth Soccer programs:
Fall 2017 Recreational Soccer (opening day August 26th) -http://www.ewgsoccer.org/registration.html
Summer Training Programs and Soccer Day Camp programs  https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_SShHJTJjZjbmRaOFB1Ni0xc2c/view?usp=sharing
2017/2018 Strikers Competitive Tryouts http://www.ewgsoccer.org/competitive.html
Visit www.ewgsoccer.org to find more information on all programs and links to register.   
Please email training@ewgsoccer.org with any questions.

Join us for Teen Night at the Exeter Public Library on June 21, 2017


Friday, June 2, 2017

June News Wawaloam


GRADE 2 ZOO TRIP FUN!! 



We are wrapping up the 2016-17 School Year and there are lots of exciting things happening! 

A special thank you to Ellen Corbett who reached out for an idea and embraced a whole school project with wide open arms with Girl Scout Troop 713. 

Inspired by a social media link and the book Only One You by Linda Kranz, every student at Wawaloam School is invited to design their very own rock any way they would like. Classrooms have the special paint and brushes and students are asked to bring in a nice flat rock that they can paint which will be incorporated into a special design before the end of the school year. We are SO excited about this project!!! 


Next Friday, we are very excited that we will be welcoming the graduating class of 2017 to walk through Wawaloam School where all of our K-2 students will have the chance to cheer them on and be inspired by their great accomplishment! We can't wait!!! 


COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS:


EWG Lacrosse Fundraiser Event


Friday, May 19, 2017

Wawaloam News and Updates

KINDERGARTEN HEDGEHOG VISIT

Finally, the day we have been waiting for happened this week! We have been talking about our visit with a real hedgehog for about a month! We were so lucky to have "Watson" the hedgehog make a very special trip to Wawaloam School to visit Kindergarten students!  Did any of your children
 talk about seeing a hedgehog when they got home on Thursday? 


A REMINDER THAT WAWALOAM ARTS NIGHT IS ON MONDAY, MAY 22 
6:00-7:15 PM 
HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE! 


We have been working very closely with the Exeter and West Greenwich Public Library to see how many children we can get to come to the library over the summer! We came up with some special surprises for you to earn and hope you will visit at LEAST 4 times this summer! The theme for Summer Reading is: 

Be on the lookout in your child's END OF THE YEAR report card envelope for their bookmark. Of course, the libraries will have a few extras on hand in case. 


Next week all of our students in Grade 1 and in Grade 2 will be visiting Metcalf School as part of the transition process. Students will have a chance to tour the building and will get a feel for their new school.


BUBBLE DAY!! 

Did you hear the good news? The graduating class of 2017 will have a chance to walk through the halls of Wawaloam and Metcalf before they graduate wearing their graduation gowns! Thank you so much to Sue Chandler, Principal of our High School for making this inspirational moment a reality for the youngest students in the district!



REMINDERS! No School on Friday- Professional Development Day and No School Monday- Memorial Day!


COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS:

EXETER-W GREENWICH YOUTH FOOTBALL AND CHEER REGISTRATION 5/24/17
Registration Flyer Link

Friday, May 5, 2017

Wawaloam Blog May 5th




WHAT A FUN WEEK WE HAD! 



Dear Wawaloam Community,

Thank you all for letting the teachers and support staff at Wawaloam School know how much they are appreciated this past week. Your kind gestures have made a big difference during Teacher Appreciation Week! Every day I am a witness to the devotion the teachers here have for their students, your children. I am humbled to lead this incredible group of educators!


If you don't have any plans on Saturday, consider coming to the EWG Lip Sync Show at 6:00 PM in the High School Auditorium. You will recognize many of the performers! In addition to many other teachers, administrators, and students- you will see Mrs. Millard, Mrs. Cash, Mrs. Murley, Mrs. Petrarca. Mrs. Lerner and I all included in the program line-up for this benefit event for Mr. Ron Rounds. Consider coming to support this fundraiser or purchase raffle tickets in any of the school offices.


May is a BUSY month! We have visits scheduled with the Zoomobile for Grade 1 and the transition visits to Metcalf School are scheduled for the end of the month. Thank you,  PTA for making these exciting events possible!


There are screenings for our incoming Kindergarten students scheduled on Fridays throughout the month. If you know of anyone who will turn 5 ON OR BEFORE September 1 who still needs to register for Kindergarten for the 2017-18 school year, please send them our way!



Did you know that Nurse's Week is next week? At Wawaloam School, we are SO fortunate to have Mrs. Larkin taking care of the health and wellness of our students. She is always ready to tend to the many needs that arise on a minute by minute basis. She is caring, compassionate and incredibly competent. Thank you, Nurse Larkin, you are amazing!

KINDERGARTEN SNAIL RACES





COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS

EWG Horticulture Science Plant Sale May 6th and May 13th - 


2017 Summer Art Classes:

Friday, April 28, 2017

Wawaloam School News




We know you appreciate our incredible teachers EVERY day. Next week is our chance to let them know just how appreciated they are!

There was a "secret" memo that came home with some suggestions for how we can keep this feeling of appreciation going ALL WEEK LONG next week! We would love if you would pick ONE or ALL of the suggestions. The pictures of the teachers for Monday are pretty special, some of these are kept for years and years!

Hope to see many of you at the Spring Dance on SATURDAY at Metcalf School! This is sure to be a fun-filled evening!

Also, if you do not have plans NEXT SATURDAY, MAY 6, come to the Lip Sync Show! You will NOT be disappointed!





We are excited to begin our incoming Kindergarten screenings this week. If you know of anyone who has not registered their child for Kindergarten for the Fall and they will turn 5 before September 1st, please encourage them to come into Wawaloam to do so as soon as possible.

Additionally, Lineham School Early Learning Center still has a few spots open for the 2017-18 school year for 3-5 year olds.
Please call to inquire about registering for this wonderful early childhood program.
397-3771



COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS 



   Camp Invention® is returning to 
Exeter-West Greenwich Regional School District!
    


   Imaginations get their rocket fuel at Camp Invention!
  
   An exciting, weeklong summer adventure awaits children entering grades K-6th with activities that         explore connections between science, technology, engineering, and innovation while sharpening their     21st-century learning skills. Camp Invention allows children to experience real-world problem solving, 
  creative thinking, invention, and teamwork while rotating through several fascinating modules inspired     by the Inductees of the National Inventors Hall of Fame. Metcalf Elementary School is pleased to         offer the nationally acclaimed program beginning on June 26, 2017 with Catherine Colomb serving as   Director of the Launch program!

  Young innovators will:

·       Invent their own duct tape creations and pitch them to mock investors
·       Explore a distant new exoplanet and design inventions to create the next Earth
·       Launch water rockets, build Bubble Blasters, and engineer giant castles
·       Create their own personal, ultimate Spy Gadget Alarm Box by taking apart and upcycling everyday machines

   All activities give participants the opportunity to explore, discover, and achieve while having fun!

  Local educators will facilitate program modules and enthusiastic high school students will serve as           Leadership Interns ensuring that one program team member is in place for every eight children.

Receive $15 OFF the base price of $250 by registering on or before May 1, 2017 using promo      code Discover15. Registration, without a discount, is still available after May 1 until the first day of        camp. Every registration includes a complimentary Camp Invention t-shirt. Availability is limited, so visit www.campinvention.org or call 800.968.4332 to secure your child’s spot today!


Westwood YMCA 2017 Summer Camp Catalog Link:



EXETER-W GREENWICH YOUR FOOTBALL AND CHEER

Sunday, April 9, 2017

Vote on the budget tomorrow


REMINDER VOTE TOMORROW! 



On Monday, April 10th an all-day referendum will be held to approve the school district budget for the 2017- 2018 school year.

The E-WG School Committee approved budget is $31,733,320. This represents a 3.40% increase to the Operating Budget over the previous fiscal year. Based upon actual student population from each member town, the local contribution from West Greenwich will increase by 4.00%, and from Exeter by 2.37%.

The school department continues to experience significant reductions in State aid as a result of the RI School Funding Formula and reductions to regional transportation and group home aid. Additionally, the cost of employee health care has increased by $1.2 million, and we are required to open up new elementary classrooms at four different grade levels based upon enrollment.

Like you, we are very proud of our schools. The School Committee and Administration have worked together to develop, manage and maintain a responsible annual budget. We are accommodating a growing student population through reorganization within existing school facilities, while maintaining an excellent curriculum and programs. With the continued support of our valued communities, the School District will maintain its focus on academic distinction and student success.

Please, APPROVE THE SCHOOL COMMITTEE BUDGET! Where do I vote? Exeter voters vote at the Exeter Town Hall located at 675 Ten Rod Road, Exeter and West Greenwich voters vote at the West Greenwich Town Hall located at 280 Victory Highway, West Greenwich. The polls will be open from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. at both locations for your convenience.

Please bring canned goods & pasta to restock the food banks in both towns.

Friday, March 31, 2017

Last Day of March! Wawaloam News




               WAWALOAM AND METCALF 
        SCHOOL COMMITTEE PRESENTATION



On Tuesday night, students had a chance to share their learning with school committee members. 

This is always so much fun and I am always so impressed by the confidence and the pride our students have in their work. 

A very special thank you to Mrs. Scheff, Mrs. Corcoran, Mrs. Levett, Mrs. Fornuto and Mrs. Kilday for all of your behind the scenes efforts and taking the time required to make this happen! 


Budget Flyer


On Monday, April 10th an all-day referendum will be held to approve the school district budget for the 2017- 2018 school year.

The E-WG School Committee approved budget is $31,733,320. This represents a 3.40% increase to the Operating Budget over the previous fiscal year. Based upon actual student population from each member town, the local contribution from West Greenwich will increase by 4.00%, and from Exeter by 2.37%.

The school department continues to experience significant reductions in State aid as a result of the RI School Funding Formula and reductions to regional transportation and group home aid. Additionally, the cost of employee health care has increased by $1.2 million, and we are required to open up new elementary classrooms at four different grade levels based upon enrollment.

Like you, we are very proud of our schools. The School Committee and Administration have worked together to develop, manage and maintain a responsible annual budget. We are accommodating a growing student population through reorganization within existing school facilities, while maintaining an excellent curriculum and programs. With the continued support of our valued communities, the School District will maintain its focus on academic distinction and student success.

Please, APPROVE THE SCHOOL COMMITTEE BUDGET! Where do I vote? Exeter voters vote at the Exeter Town Hall located at 675 Ten Rod Road, Exeter and West Greenwich voters vote at the West Greenwich Town Hall located at 280 Victory Highway, West Greenwich. The polls will be open from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. at both locations for your convenience.

Please bring canned goods & pasta to restock the food banks in both towns.

The following link will show you a thought-provoking, 3-minute commercial generated by Nature Valley but conveys a strong message about how important it is to ensure that this generation of students has time to play outside, create and explore. It is well worth the time to check it out, thank you to the teacher who shared this with me.
Link to Nature Valley Commercial


PICTURE DAYS ARE NEXT WEEK! Tuesday Kindergarten, Wednesday Grade 1 and Thursday Grade 2. This Spring, we are only taking pictures of students who return the picture envelope. If you have any questions, call the office on Monday regarding pictures. 



LIP SYNC SHOW SATURDAY MAY 6th, 2017 5:00 PM 
We are in need of a couple more acts for this FUN event! 
Would your family like to perform? 
Let us know what you have in mind, we might be able to include you in our line-up for the night! 


PAINT NIGHT THURSDAY APRIL 13, 2017
NO SCHOOL THE NEXT DAY :)
FORMS DUE THIS WEEK


Paint Night Revision.jpg
YOU CAN PAINT THIS! 

URI Session 4 Swim Lessons) in your parent/student announcements. . .


Grade-6 Parent Information Night


Friday, March 24, 2017

March 24




Spring Pictures

At Wawaloam, we are trying a different vendor for Spring pictures in response to feedback we received last year. Spring Pictures are optional and only those who return picture envelopes will have pictures taken. We are hoping to do these outside depending on the weather and we will be photographing a different grade each of the scheduled days.
        Tuesday         April 4th      Kindergarten
Wednesday    April 5th      Grade 1
Thursday       April 6         Grade 2


School Committee Presentation 

We are looking forward to seeing all of the chorus students and the students who are working with their teachers for the school committee presentation. Hope to see you Tuesday at 6:00 AT METCALF.



Grade 2 Move to Metcalf
Mrs. Ratigan and I have just firmed up the days for the transition visits over to Metcalf for all of our Grade 1 and 2 students who will make up next year's Grade 2 and 3 students. We are working hard to make sure everyone is prepared and aware of this plan and are working in tandem every step of the way~ 



Math Night

This one minute video speaks volumes, what an AWESOME night for our students!









We received a shipment of Circus Tickets for the Garden Bros Circus in West Warwick in April which we will send home to you in case you are interested.
The ticket entitles you to a Free Student Ticket with Purchase of Adult Ticket
There is a place to print out coloring pages if you click the Fun and Games tab:
Garden Bros Circus

Lego Learning Kits


We are still having so much fun with our Lego Kits and love sharing what we are learning by using these in the classroom! 

Toys at School 
Please make sure your children are not bringing toys to school, this is our policy and your help enforcing this makes a HUGE difference! We end up with friends who are sad because they have lost or broken something special to them. If toys are out, they will be taken away and we will need you to come and pick them up.  Thank you so much for your help with this. 

Have a great weekend to all of you!

Melissa Marino  #ewgrsd  @MelissaMarino9