The Clayville Chronicle
June 2021 Edition
From the Desk of Mrs. Francis
And now, June is upon us! Thank you for an enjoyable and memorable school year, despite the many unique challenges presented by Covid-19. Clayville students have excelled in many ways thanks to their supportive community. These achievements include academic studies, STEAM, teamwork, giving back to the community, and transitioning to virtual learning whenever needed! Kudos to our students for a very successful year! On behalf of the Clayville staff, I'd also like to give a big THANK YOU to our Clayville parents who continue to be our teaching partners.
Best wishes to our fifth graders moving on to middle school. We will miss you very much! I look forward to welcoming the rest of you back to a new and exciting academic school year. I hope you have a wonderful summer!
Our school office will be closed during the month of July. If you need immediate assistance during the day, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or call the school department office at (401) 647-4100.
**Please see below for summer learning opportunities!
All my best,
Scituate Elementary's Summer Recovery Learning Opportunity (Optional)
Option 1: In-Person Recovery Learning Program
This a 5 week Math and ELA recovery learning program that will take place at North Scituate Elementary beginning July 20, 2021 and running until August 19, 2021. This program will run Tuesdays, Wednesday, and Thursdays 8:30-11:30. For any students who are attending the Summer Recreation Program, transportation will be provided from North Scituate Elementary School to Hope Pond at 11:30am.
Option 2: Accelerated Mathematics Summer Learning with Zearn (Virtual)
Zearn, a high-quality curriculum, has created a Summer Intensive Series designed to accelerate mathematics recovery for students currently enrolled in grades K through 4. The series includes the essential mathematics content students need to learn before starting the 2021-22 academic year. This is a 10 week self-paced program beginning June 28th- September 3rd. Two hour tutoring sessions will be provided to selected students based on end of year assessment results.
Option 3: Self-Guided Summer Learning
Families will determine the best option for their child such as; Zearn, Epic, ARC bookshelf, independent reading, virtual field trips, etc.
After the past year, families deserve (and need) a recharge!
From your child finally getting to see family and friends to finding ways to refuel their passions…learning can be at the center. In fact, kids thrive when they feel connected to who they are learning with and what they are learning.
1.Review Key Skills
Before school is out, ask the teacher which skills are most important for your child to work on over the summer. You can also use the Readiness Check to know how your child is doing with grade level math skills and get connected to fun, easy-to-use summer learning resources to help your child practice these skills every day.
2. Reconnect With What Matters
Who is your child most excited to spend time with? What interests your child? What makes them light up with confidence? Find out and lean into it this summer. This will help keep your child motivated to learn. For example, to build communication skills, invite your child and their friends to do a “write and tell” to share what they missed most about each other.
3.Reflect on Progress
Share what you notice about your child’s progress with tutors, summer program leaders and new teachers in the fall. For example, “My 4th grader needs support with word problems that involve multiplication and division.” You are the expert on your child. Teachers need your insights and questions.
Click the link below to access more tips and tools for families!
Announcements & Reminders
Governor Dan McKee and the R.I. Department of Health announced Tuesday 06/01/21 that both vaccinated and unvaccinated people will no longer be required to wear masks when they are outside, including youth. The new guidance is scheduled to begin on Wednesday, June 2, 2021.
Spring benchmarking assessments in math and reading will take place from June 1-15th. The results of these assessments will be communicated to families in a timely manner.
Report cards will be sent home with students on June 25th (last day of school).
- It is important that students adhere to appropriate school attire for the spring. As outlined in our handbook: Shoes with open toes, sandals, clogs, and flip-flops are not safe for the recess field, stairs and where objects could be dropped on children’s feet. Closed toe, athletic type shoes are highly recommended especially for PE and recess.
- District Policy requires all parents and school volunteers to maintain a current BCI check and to RENEW all BCI checks yearly prior to volunteering in classrooms/school or field trip activities. Please contact the school office if you are in need of a form.
- The district has immediate openings for part time and full time bus monitors. Please call 647-4100 for an application.
Golden Ticket Winner: Feinstein Foundation!
Choose Love: Social Emotion Learning Curriculum
During our last Professional Development Day, all staff members participated in a 3 hour introductory course to learn the ins and outs of Choose Love. We look forward to rolling out this program to students as a school community. Please join us at the next School Committee Meeting to learn more about the program!
Kindergarten Registration: 2021-2022 School Year
SCITUATE KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION DATE SET FOR 2020-2021
●Children who will be five years old by September 1, 2021 are eligible to attend kindergarten in September 2021. The Scituate School Department requires registration for Kindergarten in Scituate.
●The registration for all three Scituate elementary schools is now digital and is live starting March 1, 2021.
●Parents of children scheduled to attend kindergarten this fall should contact the school of attendance so that a registration packet can be sent to you prior to the registration date.
3 George Washington Highway, Clayville
391 North Road, Hope
North Scituate School:
46 Institute Lane, North Scituate
If you have a question regarding which school your child will attend based on your address, please contact the Scituate School Department at 401-647-4100. Be advised that the Scituate School Department reserves the right to selectively redistrict your child to another Scituate elementary school based on class size issues. In most years this involves a relatively small number of students.
PAWsitive Office Referral
Grade Level Highlights!
Prek: Butterfly Life Cycle Unit
Both Preschool classes learned about the butterfly life cycle! The students enjoyed observing the different stages and taking care of the butterflies. ~Ms. Joslyn
Kindergarten Explores Life Cycles
Grade 1: Reading Steps Outdoors
Grade 4: US States & GIS Story Maps
Grade 5: Hands on Learning
Fifth graders continue to work hard! They recently built structures with a given volume, as part of their Eureka Math curriculum. They’re also enjoying investigating worms in the decomposer ecosystem! ~Mrs. Boutiette
Student Council Meeting
STEAM Virtual Field Trip with Patriot's Hall of Fame
Thanks to Mr. Ceprano for facilitating this opportunity for students!
Teacher & Staff Appreciation Week!
Big shoutout to our teachers who volunteered to be slimed by students who raised over $100! Special thanks to our parents volunteers for making this event possible. So much Wildcat pride!!
Reading Week: Reading Colors Your World!
Dates to Remember:
- 6/1-6/15: Spring Benchmarking Window
- 6/3: Middle School Visit @ Clayville - Grade 5
- 6/3: Grade 5 Audubon Program @ Clayville
- 6/8: School Committee Meeting @ 7:00 p.m.
- 6/9: Bwana Iguana Show - Kindergarten & Grade 1
- 6/10: Field Day (rain date, 6/11)
- 6/14-6/18: Reading Week!
- 6/14: School Wide Author Visit!
- 6/16: Young Author's Celebration @ 6:30 p.m. (virtual)
- 6/21: POW! Science! Hands on Demonstration - Grades 2-5
- 6/23: Kindergarten Celebration!
- 6/24: Grade 5 Celebration!
- 6/25: Last Day of School!