Thursday, November 9, 2017

Wawaloam School Thanks Our Veterans



                          



A SPECIAL WHOLE SCHOOL PROJECT
HONORING VETERANS


THANK YOU FOR ALL OF THE CONTRIBUTIONS FOR OUR COLLECTION FOR VETERANS. WE ARE SO LUCKY TO HAVE THE STRONG COMMUNITY THAT WE DO!

WE WILL BE DROPPING OFF ALL OF THE PUZZLE BOOKS AND HARD CANDY ON THE FRIDAY AFTER THANKSGIVING TO THE PROVIDENCE VA MEDICAL CENTER.

REMINDERS: 

NO SCHOOL TOMORROW IN HONOR OF VETERAN'S DAY

PICTURE DAY WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 15th 

LOOKING FOR SOMETHING TO DO TONIGHT? 
DROP IN AT METCALF FROM 6-8 - 
HOLIDAY ORNAMENT PAINT PARTY  $10.00 per ornament~


Friday, November 3, 2017

November 1st Parade

OUR AMAZING FACULTY~ 
Lining up for the big parade! 

                                                     

Can't stop the feelin' ! 

Dancing along the parade route 

Policeman and wizards and batman and pirates, oh my!!!



Making memories for our students......


We just love our students!
Cuteness overload!  



Thursday, October 26, 2017

End of October News and Updates

Kindergarten students getting Coughspot Tattoos!

There are so many fun Halloween activities planned for next week!  You are invited to bring in a carved pumpkin for our PUMPKIN parade! We love to show our school spirit by putting as many pumpkins as possible in the grassy area in front of the school on 102!


On Tuesday, October 31, students are invited to bring a Halloween costume to school (in their backpack) so that we can have our own Halloween Costume Parade. We decided as a school that this would be a great memory for our students and we are so excited! We have designated a special time for this after lunch and will put on the costumes at that time. 
PLEASE DO NOT SEND ANY CANDY TO SCHOOL

*If they would rather wear Halloween themed shirts or accessories (headbands, necklaces) that is fine! We do ask that if your child will be bringing a costume that it is something that they can easily wear over their clothing and put on over clothes with minimal adult assistance. Also, please avoid costume accessories that can get lost and cause an upset later on for trick-or-treating if these items do not make it home. Absolutely no pretend weapons of any kind are allowed, thank you. 

Friday, October 13, 2017

October




Kindergarten Grade Level Meeting

This week, Nurse Larkin visited with the entire Kindergarten and she talked to them about their "COUGHSPOT".

She reminded students that we all want to stay as healthy as possible and by washing our hands and coughing into our elbow (coughspot) we can all make a difference! We are so impressed with how Respectful, Responsible and Safe kindergarteners are during our weekly meetings!


First Grade was lucky to have a visit with Mrs. Scheff, our music teacher- she shared what it would be like if you joined chorus and pretty soon GRADE 1 will have the chance to sign up! Be on the lookout for more information soon.

Thank you to all of you who have sent in items for our EXPLORATION CENTER! We are so excited about getting this space ready for our students! We are still going to need lots of interesting items to keep our young scientists busy so if you want to clear out some treasures and send them in this direction, we would be happy to give them a new home!

There is a FALL FAMILY FUN FESTIVAL coming up on October 20th at the High School from 6-8 PM. They are holding a Trunk or Treat event with Fall Games, Spooky Treats and a Costume Contest. This event is being sponsored by the EWG Class of 2019.

Friends of the Exeter Library are holding a Fall Festival this Saturday, October 14th from 10:00-3:00 Rain or Shine

EWG YOUTH HOOPS starts soon!  More information at:  www.ewghoops.com


A reminder: No School for the next 2 Fridays! 

Parent Teacher Conferences October 20

Professional Development DAY October 27

Friday, September 29, 2017

Week Ending September 29


Peacemakers on the Playground


Thank you to everyone who attended our Open House events over the past couple of weeks. We hope you enjoyed the special presentation put on by the teacher of your child, they worked so hard to prepare and are always so proud to share! We have such a great learning community! 

This was the first week of the year for the Grade Level meetings. You would be very proud of your children for the Respectful, Responsible and Safe behavior they demonstrated! Kindergarten students met with Mrs. Curry and I to introduce the Second Step program, we reviewed expected and unexpected behavior and met "Puppy". Grade 1 students were reminded that they are the Role Models for our school being the oldest students and we talked about ways they could help show Kindergarten friends what is expected.

"Puppy" from the Second Step program

Mrs. Curry teaching The Learner Song (click the link to hear the song)

The Family Book Fair is this weekend! Don't forget to stop by the Scholastic Family Book Fair this Sunday, October 1st at Metcalf School from 1:00-3:00 PM. Thank you PTA for making this possible.

We are very excited about the upcoming Walk-a-thon next Wednesday, make sure your children come to school with sneakers and a water bottle please. This is such a fun event for our students! We can't wait!


An informational packet came home this week from Schoolstore.com---- no pressure-  We know a lot of items come home, this is another opportunity, like Boxtops or Stop and Shop Rewards to support our school.  We are just passing along the opportunity for you to participate if interested.


SAVE THE DATE




Community Announcements

Lacrosse program for students grades 1 - 8


Friday, September 22, 2017

Week Ending September 22



Wawaloam School Teachers and Support Staff=
 Everyday Superheroes!



Mrs. Corcoran's students working independently
Friends problem solving togetherw

The book fair is coming! 
Students will have the chance to visit the book fair the week of September 25th during school or at the Family Event on 
Sunday, October 1st from 1:00-3:00 pm

During School Visits:
Grade 1 Monday September 25
Kindergarten Wednesday September 27
Friday Make-up Day September 29




Kindergarten Open House Next Week


September 27th
Cash, Callanan, Ricci, Boyes
September 28th
Petrarca, Lerner, Evans






Community Announcements:

Celebrate West Greenwich Day – September 30th from noon until 5 pm at the Town Hall Complex.  Information regarding events, contests, etc. can be found on the Town of  West Greenwich website at: https://www.wgtownri.org/


Pack 7 West Greenwich Cub Scouts Outdoor Day & Recruiting Event Flyer Link



Friday, September 15, 2017

Week Ending 9/15

LOOK WHAT WE BOUGHT WITH BOX TOPS $
Keep collecting and send these in to school!
A special thank you to the EWG maintenance and grounds team for
helping to make this happen so quickly!
PlasmaCar 
2 new sandboxes!!! 
Class of T-Shirts
We hope you LOVE the inspiring T-Shirts with the graduation year of your child on the back. We were lucky to have additional funding to use toward a project that will encourage children to head down the right path. Please talk to your child about setting goals and reaching for the stars.


5 GREAT QUESTIONS TO ASK YOUR CHILD EACH DAY


What was the  best part of your day?
What was the hardest thing you had to do today?
Who did you play with today?
Who did you sit with at lunch?
Can you tell me something that you learned today?


Open House Schedule
Kindergarten Open House
September 27th
Cash, Callanan, Ricci, Boyes
September 28th
Petrarca, Lerner, Evans

If you have any items at home that are collecting dust that we could use for recess or for our bee bucks prizes, we are happy to take these off of your hands! Think about jump-ropes, sand toys, chalk, etc. For bee buck prizes, the children love small, trinket type items like little cars, notebooks etc. Sometimes leftover party favors end up on our doorstep and we put these to excellent use!





Friday, September 8, 2017

Week Ending September 8

Dear Wawaloam School Community,

We hope you are off to a great start to the 2017-18 school year. The children are doing such a great job adapting to all of the new routines and expectations! Thank you for an outstanding partnership!

Some friends are having snack in Miss Evans class!
It is "Lego Time" in Mrs. Petrarca's class!

Listening Center Time

Mrs. Cohen is enjoying her students.

Mrs. Donnelly's class is student led :)

IMPORTANT: 

RI Broadcasters Association Alert Messaging Program
The best way to be informed about school closings, delays, and early dismissals is through the RIBA Alert Messaging Program. Visit your favorite radio or television website now to register for ALERT MESSAGING to your cell phone. Be notified immediately when there is a cancellation, delay or emergency message relating to your child's school.  ALERT MESSAGING registration for the RI Broadcasters Association cancellation system can be found on radio and television stations home page or under the weather tab. Click here to signup through WPRI.com



    Open House Schedule   
6:00-7:00 PM

Grade 1

September 13- Grossman  McGrane   Donnelly

September 14  Cohen Titus Corcoran

Kindergarten 

September 27- Cash, Callanan, Ricci, Boyes

September 28- Petrarca, Lerner, Evans


Our Amazing PTA is holding a"Walk for Education" on Wednesday, October 4th. Please try to get the letters that were sent home back to your child's teacher by Friday, September 15. 



The book fair is coming! Students will have the chance to visit the book fair the week of September 25th during school or at the Family Event on 
Sunday, October 1st from 1:00-3:00 pm

During School Visits:
Grade 1 Monday September 25
Kindergarten Wednesday September 27
Friday Make-up Day September 29



The Exeter-West Greenwich Regional School District is counting on the attendance of as many students as possible children each day. Below, you will find an interesting fact and a link that will provide more statistics and resources regarding school attendance. We recognize that from time to time children are sick and look forward to working together, hand in hand, to ensure the greatest attendance possible for each child.
  • Almost 10,000 public schools across the United States - or 11 percent of the total - have chronic absence rates that affect 30 percent or more of their students. A new report by Attendance Works and the Everyone Graduates Center provides a national and state analysis of how many schools face these high levels of chronic absence, and shares Portraits of initiatives that show how chronic absence can be turned around, even when it reaches high levels in a school, district or particular student population. http://bit.ly/2xztw5O


We have some pretty incredible accomplishments happening out there in our EWG community! Please take the time to share these with us, we would love to highlight special activities that are taking place around and about our community! We would love the chance to share some uplifting and positive highlights about Wawaloam students, simply send the information to me via email. We also LOVE to show pictures of interesting places where children are READING- please share.


COMMUNITY EVENTS: 
Interested in Girl Scouts? 
Saturday September 30
Girl Scout Tea Party 
Chestnut Hill Baptist Church
467 Ten Rod Rd. Exeter 
2:00-5:00 PM


Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

First Day Fun



What a great first day of school! 
The Toe Jam Band was so much fun! 
Thank you PTA
#ewgrsd


See you tomorrow! 





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