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!
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
YOU CAN PAINT THIS!
URI Session 4 Swim Lessons) in your parent/student announcements. . .
Grade-6 Parent Information Night