Charlestown School Updates
For members of our learning community - April 8th, 2016
2nd Grade Readers Theatre Performances for Ms. Pryor's Kindergarteners
Chariho Budget has been approved by voters
Per the Chariho Elementary Attendance Policy, absences, tardies and early dismissals can only be excused due to medical reasons, religious reasons, bereavement or emergency situations. Medical documentations, or excuse from our school nurse, is needed for medically excused absences.
We routinely mail attendance letters to notify parents of attendance concerns and always provide a copy of the attendance record and the attendance policy. If students have more than eight unexcused absences, tardies or early dismissals, you will be asked to attend an attendance meeting. If attendance continues to be problematic, a referral can be made to R.I. Family Court.
Please contact Mrs. Poore if you have questions regarding the attendance policy.
PTO Outdoor Classroom Space Project
The first phase of the plans, light yard work of the back former playground space, is scheduled for Saturday, April 9th from 10-2. We are in need of adult volunteers. Please click this link if you are interested in assisting on April 9th:
To read more about the project, please click the link to the recent Westerly Sun article:
A Way to honor a great teacher!
Recommendations sought for teachers to honor during Teacher Appreciation Week
During this year’s Teacher Appreciation Week (May 2-6), the U.S. Department of Education wants to extend a personal thank you to some great teachers. Help us by recommending a colleague, a friend, your child’s teacher, or the teacher who inspired you. While we cannot guarantee reaching every teacher during the week, we may use submitted information for other highlighting purposes throughout the year.
Eat the Rainbow - Month of April
In an effort to get students to eat the recommended 5 servings of fruits and vegetables a day, the cafeteria and the school nurse are teaming up to have students “Eat the Rainbow” for the month of April. The cafeteria offers a variety of colorful fruits and vegetables every day. Our staff will be distributing stickers to students who are eating their colorful fruits and vegetables at lunch (either what they purchase for lunch or bring from home)
Here is the schedule for the month of April.
Week of April 11-15: Mon:Orange, Tues:Yellow, Wed: Red, Thurs: Green, Fri: Rainbow
Week of April 25-29 : Mon:Yellow, Tues:Red, Wed.:Green, Thurs:Orange, Fri.:Rainbow
Gr. 3 and 4 Interactive Field Trip to the RI Philharmonic
Spring Testing - Grades 3 and 4
Session Dates will be:
Gr. 4 Math: 4/11, 4/13, 4/14 and 4/26
Gr. 4 ELA: 5/3, 5/4 and 5/5
Gr. 3 Math: 4/27, 4/28, 4/29, 5/2
Gr. 3 ELA: 5/6, 5/9, 5/13
Students can bring and use their own earbuds or headphones. We will be providing a mid-morning snack to all students either before or after they complete their testing. Students who miss sessions will be scheduled for make-up sessions.
All 4th graders will be participating in the New England Common Assessment Program Science Assessment on May 10-12.
Stop and Shop Rewards has ended
The program has ended for 2015-2016 and the PTO has earned over $5,000. Thank you for your support.
Yearbook photos needed
If you have have taken photos this year while attending a school or PTO sponsored event, please consider sending them to this designated email address. We are also in need of photos of current 4th graders since they started here in Kindergarten.
Thank you to Erin Manni for donating her time and energy to create our school yearbook.
A Girls Night Out will be Friday, April 29th. Several activities are planned including dancing. Female students can attend with the adult of their choice. This event is lieu of the former Father Daughter Dance.
A Boys Night Out will be Friday, May 13th. Outdoor carnival games are planned to male students and an adult of their choice.
Please email the PTO if you are interested in assisting with either of these events.
School Calendar for 2016-2017
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Mon. April 11th- Fri. April 15th- Reading Week
Tues. April 12th - Grade 3 and 4 Field Trip
Thus. April 14th - Early Release - Students dismissed at 1:55
Mon. April 18th - Fri. Apri 22nd - April Vacation Week
Due to the March snow day, Our last day of school is now Friday, June 17th.
To view the school calendar: