Friday, November 2, 2018

Halloween Fun

Wawaloam School was a very busy place this week! 

We had picture day, the book fair and a Halloween Parade all in one week! 

We could not let the week end with out sharing some of our awesome faculty and staff costume pictures. 

A few reminders: 
No School on Tuesday- Election Day
Early Release Day on Friday, November 9th
No School on Monday, November 12th Observance of Veteran's Day

Friday, October 19, 2018

Kindness Recycled and Recess Rocks

In a world where you can be anything..... BEE KIND! 

This week, we were SO lucky! Andrea Munroe came and shared a very special (fast-growing) movement called Kindness Recycled. For more information, you can check out the website: KINDNESS RECYCLED

What we love about this project is the magic we can create when we follow the 5:1 ratio for spreading acts of kindness. 

The project is described as having the following components: a social movement from the heart,
a message amplifier and an opportunity to improve our environment.

We are planning to share this important message and project with as many classes as possible! Mrs. Corcoran was the first to take this on and all first graders had a chance to hear about this project on Thursday morning. 

Thank you, Zachary, for joining us to help!

Great work! 

A great example of some of the words we chose. 

Thanks for helping Miss Julie!

Everyone is working so hard!

A close up of Cole's bracelet.

Great focus!

Yes, you do! 


The kind acts flow out into the hallway! Look at all of the sweet messages.


Be on the lookout for order forms VERY SOON for our RECESS T-SHIRTS! We will take orders first and then reveal the artwork that was selected! It was a very tough choice! 

We were fortunate enough to continue with Recess Rocks professional development training at Wawaloam School yesterday, there were 16 participants! 7 Metcalf staff members were welcomed to join the fun and games to introduce the Recess Rocks program that helps ensure that recess is a safe, meaningful and healthy experience for every child.  Group management and conflict resolution tools were presented, as well as how recess, play, and physical activity can positively impact school climate and student success.

Looks like we have a winner!

It was great to be able to share our successful Wawaloam Recess Rocks experience with Metcalf School! Check out all of the fun that was had! 

Thursday, October 4, 2018

Recess Day

Thank you, Mrs. Dunford and Mr. McGrane for being such great sports!

Friday, September 28, 2018


Start With Hello! 

Check out all of the green we wore today! 
We had a great week at Wawloam School emphasizing the importance of including everyone and making sure no one feels alone or isolated. We shared the simple strategy- if you see someone alone, you can reach out and help! -Start with Hello~ 

We started out with a spontaneous DANCE PARTY on Monday and everyone in the school stopped what they were doing and danced together to the song "Happy!"

All week long we passed out reminders to Start With Hello. Students were randomly handed a piece of paper that said hello and were challenged by seeing how many people could pass that to each other while saying hello.

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We played songs about being kind to each other over the school intercom throughout the week- teachers shared ideas for songs that would serve as great reminders! 

Today, we invited everyone at school to wear something green to show unity in understanding the importance of including each other and doing something about it if we see someone alone. 

#startwithhelloweek  #sandyhookpromise  #ewgrsd

Also, thank you Mrs.Blake for organizing the Reading Pep Rally today for Grade 1 students! What a fun way to kick off our love and excitement for reading!


The weather forecast indicates that it will only rain in the morning.  If however, it does rain later this afternoon/ evening, then we are prepared to move the outdoor movie night indoors to the JrSr HS Auditorium.  To prevent parents/ families from being discouraged from attending, would it be possible for each school to send out the following email to parents (see below).  Many thanks! :)

Dear Parents-- The outdoor family movie night scheduled this evening from 5:30-8pm at the EWG Jr/Sr. High School will be held indoors in the school's auditorium if the rain continues into the afternoon or if the ground outside is too wet.  If there are any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact Michael Walsh at or at 401-398-6898.  

Friday, September 21, 2018

Start With Hello

September 24-28

Students at Wawaloam understand the importance of kindness and making good choices. This program has such a simple, short message. We are confident that sharing these activities and actions will encourage even our youngest students to reach out and include others. 


Welcome to Wawaloam Kristen Marx, we are so glad you are here! 

Mrs. Moriarty always up for fun and adventure!
Check out the new bee on our playground!
Thank you, PTA! 

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This should be a great weekend for fall activities! Send us pictures if you visit a pumpkin patch for a school display! 

Friday, September 14, 2018

Wawaloam Reads!

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We are off to a great start to the 2018-19 school year! Students are finally able to fall into routines now that the heatwave has ended! There are some telling pictures in the blog today showing how hard we have been working! We are noticing how excited students are about books and reading and we could not possibly be more excited about this! 

We hope you will join us in a partnership to help your child build reading skills and develop a love for books. We recognize that schedules can be very busy, try to have a basket of books in the back seat of the car and end each day with a story together if possible. 

We are always collecting gently used books to pass on to students and we have plenty of books to share if you are looking for more books at home. Feel free to send these in with your child in a bag labeled donations or drop them by the front office.

Our Reading Specialists, Mrs. Blake and Mrs. Ward will be sharing a reading tip each month for you to enjoy:

Reading nightly to your child helps improve oral language and vocabulary development.  Cherish the time!

We look for the letters that we already know.

We are so excited about the WORDS we know!


We read together~

We read independently. 
We do our calendar every day!
We love to listen to stories!

We are active participants!
We practice our writing skills.
We are writers!
Sometimes, we get to be the child of the day! 

A message from Robin Corsi:

I am excited to be working alongside Melissa Marino in a Principal Residency program this year. This
means that you will see my face and name at Wawaloam quite a bit this year. I am looking forward to
getting to know you and your child.

As part of my work, I will be completing a research-based project that will facilitate equitable learning
and academic growth for all students in our school. I have chosen to focus on literacy for this year. As
you know, literaacy is a cornerstone of early childhood learning. We will be starting some new Literacy
support strategies throughout the building this year that will help your child make progress.

In addition, we are asking you to help support your little reader at home. Reading storybooks every day
at home is essential to a child's learning.

Reading books aloud to children stimulates their imagination and expands their understanding of

the world. It helps them develop language and listening skills and prepares them to understand the
written word. ... Even after children learn to read by themselves, it's still important for you to read
aloud together. (Reading Rockets).

Here are links for 2 videos that will help you support your child at home.  Please take time to
review them and think about the strategies that are discussed.  Your child will benefit and you
will feel the pride of his or her accomplishment!     (this video is better for children who can read)

Happy Reading!

Robin Corsi
Early Childhood Coordinator

Aspiring Principal

Thursday, August 30, 2018

Hi Families! We are having a fantastic day!

Our New Kindergarten Students Are Having So Much FUN!!!
Mrs. Lerner's Class

Miss Evan's Class

We are having so much fun! 

Exploring already! 

Mrs. Cash's and Mrs. Levett's Class! 

Mrs. Petrarca's Class

Ms. Callanan's Class! 

Miss Boyes' Class

Mrs. Fasula's Class