The Harris Quarterly

Winter Flashback/Spring Ahead

Harris Students of the Month

These students are recognized for Perseverance, Honesty, and Citizenship.
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Big Shout out to our students of the month for December! They have displayed Perseverance in the classroom.

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Congratulations to our students of the month for January. Honest hearts produce honest actions. You make us very proud.

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Congratulations to our February Students of the month. These fine citizens of Harris School are role models to all!

Kindergarten News

During the month of March, Kindergarten worked on simple addition & subtraction number sentences, as well as opinion & narrative writing. As they continue to introduce new sight words they will begin small group reading instruction. They will also begin learning about the life cycle of plants through reading non-fiction texts & hands on exploration.

Kindergarten celebrated the 100th day of school and Groundhog Day! Here are some pictures of their adorable faces.

First Grade News

Students are learning about Family Traditions. For math they are working on Module 4- Place Value, Comparing Numbers, and Adding and Subtracting to 40. They will be completing this module after spring break. On Friday, May 3rd they will be going on a field trip to stadium theater to see The Dinosaur Quest of Dr. T-Rex at 10:00 a.m.

Second Grade News!

The grade 2 students of Mrs. Morgan, Mrs. Sanford and Mrs. Mansfield have been working very hard on writing narratives the past month. Each of the three classes have finished the performance based task and many produced some excellent pieces. They are beginning to read and discuss informational text books. This unit of study integrates the writing of informational reports and other tasks. In math, the students have been working on arrays which allows them to get a better grasp of multiplication and division for the third grade. They will be starting to create and analyze graphs. Last, in Social Studies and Science they are learning about maps and the world around us. This unit encourages students to learn about landforms as well as natural disasters and the impact they have on us.

Third Grade News

Third grade is continuing to work on their fractions unit and are learning about natural disasters and severe storms. Their eggs have hatched!!! 30 RI Reds and Dominique chicks have hatched and have made much excitement for the 3rd graders. The students head to Casey farm on Thursday to bring the chicks back to their home. Great Work 3rd grade!


Upon completing the fourth grade Ready Gen reading unit on varying aspects of Native American Culture the students completed projects displaying all they had learned in a unique way. At the beginning of March, fourth grade held a Exhibition of Native American Culture.They conducted research, wrote research papers, and created dioramas of Native American Tribes. In addition, they practiced the art of weaving and crafted dream catchers. We are very proud of all their hard work and diligent efforts. This event was a huge success!

fifth Grade News!

Fifth grade is continuing to work on multiplication and division of fractions. They are reading "George's Universe", a science fiction novel and working on writing science fiction stories. Over the last few days they have visited the Museum of Work and Culture in Woonsocket. They are looking forward to getting started on their graduation projects in a few weeks.

Mrs. Pires fifth graders completed a Culture Project at the end of March. The projects were displayed for their families and students presented their work during gallery walks.

Successful Family Events!

Bingo for Books on February 26th brought in about 15 Harris Families. All children received free books and some families won free frosties for a year!

Lego Night on March 19th brought in about 40 families. Families explored science and engineering by constructing a car with legos. The children then raced the legos down ramps and determined if their model car was great as is, or if it needed some fine tuning.

Fun filled family time was had by all. If you joined us, thank you for making it worthwhile! If you were unable to attend, we hope to see you at our next family night!


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Harris School Award Winners!!!

Congratulations to Kylie, as she placed first in the Future Chef competition that was held in March. Her recipe was one of the top 40 selected to represent Sodexo Nationwide!!!

Job well done by 12 students from throughout the city, including Angelina from fifth grade.

Congratulations to Jaeli, who has been awarded an honorable mention award/scholarship for RI Elks Association Essay contest. Only 3 essays were chosen from elementary students in Woonsocket!!! We are so proud of this talented writer!

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Special Thank You

Thank you to the 75 families who took the time to take the Rhode Island Department of Education Survey on SurveyWorks. This information will give us at Harris some important insight into what things are going well in our school, and equally as important, things that need to be addressed at Harris. Thank you again to all who participated!

We are halfway through RICAS!!!

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Spring Semi-Formal (Grades K-5)

Friday, May 3rd, 6-8pm

60 High School Street

Woonsocket, RI

Students must be accompanied with an adult. No more than two adults per family. Pizza will be provided. Smencils & Chocolate Bars will be sold. Gift baskets will be raffled off.

Restorative Practice parent night

Tuesday, May 14th, 6-7pm

60 High School Street

Woonsocket, RI

This workshop, hosted by Melissa Ugarte, will focus on teaching parents and other community members about a social science called Restorative Practices. Restorative Practices will be used in Woonsocket to help people build healthy connections with one another in order to positively deal with conflict. Participants will learn about the use of affective language and questions, and will also experience a community building circle, which is used to enhance and maintain relationships.

Light refreshments will be served.

Childcare will be provided.

Curbside Coffee

Friday, April 12th, 9am

60 High School Street

Woonsocket, RI

Please join us for a casual cup of joe and some munchkins. All families are welcome!

Field Day

Friday, June 7th, 9-11am

Social Street

Woonsocket, RI

Students will be spending field day at World War II Memorial State Park. BBQ lunch and Dels will be provided. Students will enjoy a day of fun filled activities with their friends!

Looking to get involved

If you would like to participate in your child's field trips or school events, a BCI is required. This should only take a few minutes at the Woonsocket Police Dept. You could call ahead 401-766-1212 or just walk in 242 Clinton Street and state that would like a BCI completed so you can volunteer in your child's school. They are open from 8:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m., Monday-Friday. This will cost $5 and lasts for one year.