Charlestown School Updates

For members of our learning community - Jan. 8th, 2016

Filling sails with knowledge and character for a successful life voyage

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To view our 4th gr. holiday concert, click this link...

Open the four links at the top to see and hear the four chorus selections.

PTO Spaghetti Supper - January 22nd

The PTO is planning an annual Spaghetti Supper. Red flyers are being sent home with all students today. We are also looking for donations and 4th graders to serve as servers. Please look for these notices as well.

Thank you to Jeannine Sawyer for chairing this event.

FLASH Class Instructors Needed

The dates have been set for Charlestown School’s FLASH program (Fun Learning After School Hours). Now all that’s needed are some local talented instructors. Instructors decide the age of the children they wish to instruct from kindergartners (age 5) to fourth graders (age 10), and receive $150 for the six-week session. All instructors/assistants who are 18 or older must have a background check to participate in the program. Middle school and high school students can teach classes as long as an adult is present in the room during each session.

Classes are held Tuesday afternoons from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. The 2016 FLASH dates are: March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 and April 5.

If you have time and talent to teach a class or know someone in the community who might be interested, please contact Beth Kocab at 524-9612<>.

Outdoor Classroom Space Meeting - Tues. Jan. 12th

Karen Bellnier will be holding a voluntary meeting with anyone interested in assisting with the outdoor classroom space. The meeting will be held on Jan. 12th at 5:30. Please email Karen if you are interested.

Do you have any play people/animals?

Mrs. Lawing is looking for some gently used people and animal figures like these to use in her Spanish classes. Thank you for any possible donations.

Birthday Party Invitations

Teachers can not pass out birthday invitations in their classrooms unless all students are to be included. This helps to avoid tears at school. If you need addresses, we advise parents to consider participating in the PTO voluntary student directory.

Events Coming in 2016...

New England Exotic Wildlife Sanctuary Open House - Jan. 10th - 1:00-4:00 pm - 87 Woodville Alton Rd. Hope Valley

Open House on Sunday, January 10th in support of National Bird Day, an annual event established by Born Free USA and the Avian Welfare Coalition to raise awareness about the lives of birds in captivity and in the wild.

There will be guided sanctuary tours, light refreshments, and informational tables on Education, Volunteer, Adoption and Conservation programs.

PARCC Parent Night - Jan. 14th at 6:30 pm

You are invited to attend a PARCC Parent Information Evening on Thursday, January 14, 2016 at 6:30 PM in the Chariho Middle School Library. Mrs. Daly, the Assistant Superintendent, will help you interpret your child’s scores and share sample test items and available parent resources. Please go to the following link to RSVP:

CMS Incoming 5th grade Band Night - March 7th at 7:00 pm

4th Grade Parents, save this date in March!

Has your child thought about playing an instrument when they transition to middle school?

You and your child can learn more about the band program at CMS. During this fun filled evening, you and your child will learn all about the CMS band program. Vendors will be present and your child can try various instruments.

If you have questions, feel free to contact the CMS Band Director

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Our school is LATEX and MINT FREE due to allergies!

Please do not bring the following items into our school due to serious allergies:

Latex balloons, rubber balls, any products containing natural rubber, mint gum/candy

Upcoming Events:

Thurs. Jan. 14th - Early Release Day - 1:55 dismissal

Mon. Jan. 18th - No School - Martin Luther King Day

Fri. Jan. 22nd - Progress Reports Issued

To view the school calendar: