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

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: