Hope Valley School News
June 12, 2015
Calendar of Events
6/16 – Langworthy Library (Presentations in Classrooms)
6/18 – Gr 1 Writing Event for Parents, 2:00
6/18 – Mrs. Abbott's 3 Little Pigs Play for Parents, 1:30
6/19 – PK Orientation (PKC, PKM 11:30-12:00; PKL 12:00-12:30)
6/19 – Gr 4 Send Off
6/19 – PTO End-of-Year Celebration (evening event, time to be announced)
6/22 – Report Cards Issued
6/22 – SCHOOL DISMISSED!
School Information for Parents
Today Show Details
Below is the Westerly Sun article regarding the amazing day at Hope Valley School on Monday.
Field Day Parent Help
Any parent who has a current BCI, and would like to help run a station at Field Day this coming Monday, please contact Mr. Bliven via email at Doug.Bliven@chariho.k12.ri.us.
End of Year Celebration
Task Force-Parents Needed
The Chariho Regional School District Committee has voted to establish a RYSE School Facility Task Force. The Task Force has been charged with exploring facility and funding options. The School Committee is seeking one parent from each town to serve on the Task Force.
The Task Force will also include three School Committee members, three town council members, a representative from the Local Advisory Council, a RYSE School student, Director Garlick, and Superintendent Ricci. Since we would like to begin this important work as soon as possible, interested parents are asked to respond by June 30. Letters of interest may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you.
Grade 4 Students at the State House
Trivia Question from Mrs. Foggo
Answer: Hurricane Season
Class Placements for 2015-2016
Each spring, there is considerable discussion about placing children for the next school year. The staff and I spend countless hours developing well-balanced classes in which all children have an opportunity to learn and develop their academic and social skills. It is my hope that offering a review of our procedures would reassure you that your child’s placement for next year is in good hands.
A clear set of guidelines is followed when classes are developed. Heterogeneous groups are formed with the following in mind: even balance of boys and girls, full range of aptitudes, even proportion of abilities and learning styles, an equal number of students per class, individual student needs, physical needs, school behavior, and peer relationships. Once these factors are considered, the classes are formed. At this time, attempts are made to match student and teacher personality and approach. These decisions are based upon observations made by teaching staff during the course of the school year. Current teachers also discuss placements with the previous year’s teachers as well as myself. Specialist teachers also give us input.
The entire placement process takes several weeks involving some very detailed conversations and in-depth consideration. This process begins after April vacation and is completed by the first week of June. We trust that you understand there is a lot of consideration in forming well balanced classes. The final decision on class placements resides with the school. Thank you for your trust and continued support.
Lunch Accounts-IMPORTANT INFORMATION
There is a website where you can keep track of your child's lunch account. The site is www.myschoolbucks.com but you will need your child's school ID code, which you can get by contacting Fran Sayer as well. Chariho is keeping accounts accurately updated and I wanted to send a courtesy message to keep you informed.
For those that may apply: The latest Free and Reduced application can be found at http://www.chariho.k12.ri.us/aramark. The state requires that a new application is on file for each year. Each family only needs to fill out one application but all names need to be on it. Thank You
ASKRI.ORG - Check it out!
Welcome to AskRI.org – the answer to your questions! AskRI.org is designed to be Rhode Island’s most complete site for finding out what you need. Students, jobseekers, librarians and educators, and the curious can all reach the information they need – with a librarian’s help, by exploring our services, or through carefully chosen pages of other helpful sites.
This is an amazing site to help students, parents, and teachers. It is a free service for all families in RI. There is a free tutoring link as well for all academic areas. You can create an account or not. Check it out.
Looking to find out more about the services we offer? Here’s a look at each database:
- AtoZ databases: For finding businesses and jobs, building mailing lists, marketing research and more.
- EBSCOhost: Online articles and books for researchers and students of any age.
- HeritageQuest: Archives of historical census records and books, perfect for genealogical searches.
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- Mango Languages: Free, extensive courses for learning a new language.
- Tutor.com Career Center: One-on-one guidance for building your career and finding a job
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- World Book Online: Trusted online encyclopedias and learning tools.
· All classrooms are PEANUT FREE & TREE NUT FREE!
· Use parent pick-up note template. This can be found at www.chariho.k12.ri.us/hv.
· Bring ID when picking up your child(ren).
· Please park on Locustville Road, by the church, or near Langworthy Field.
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The mission of the Hope Valley Elementary School is to work in partnership with our colleagues, students and families. We are committed to creating a learning environment where children are expected to achieve their full potential.