Principal's Newsletter

April 3, 2014

Spirit Week Fun!!

The High School Student Council and their spirted teachers organized a week of various themed days to keep the mid-March blues away. The school was buzzing with excitement and fun. Check out these fabulous costumes!

Grade 8 Visit to New York City

The 8th grade explored their wings, by visiting NYC with our partners at the Block Island's Task Force. Students explored the city, met with with their NYC pen-pals, visited New York University's Film School.

We want to Welcome Back Mrs. Swienton to the Middle School and Thank Ms. McRea for taking the reins in her absence!!

Baseball Season Begins

After a few weeks off between seasons our Varsity and JV Baseball and Softball teams are back on the field. We look forward to sunshine and warm days at Heinz field watching our Hurricanes!! Please check our website for a listing of home games.

Parents of Athletes!! We appreciate any snacks you can bring to the field on game days. It provides our players with a little bit of extra energy, and allows us to be hospitable to our visiting teams!

This week....PARCC Assessment Field Test

Our grades 5 and 10 are among the first wave of students in Rhode Island to test out the new State mandated PARCC assessments. These computerized assessments will replace the New England Common Assessment Program ( NECAP) in the coming years.

School Improvement Team meets

The first meeting of our School Improvement Team ( SIT) was this week. The mission of the team, composed of parents, teachers and students, is to analyze our school's progress and set goals for the future. Currently our goals focus on strengthening technology, writing instruction innovations, increasing communication among shareholders, and fostering practices that increase students well being and happiness.

Lunch Accounts.... Help!!!

Compared to other schools, we are very liberal as far as snacking during the school day. After all, a hungry kid is not a happy kid! However, we can not allow kids to charge snacks if they are overdrawn on their lunch accounts. Of course, we will provide a full lunch, whether you have money in your pre-paid account or not. So parents, please keep your child's account up to date. Each student has been asked to check their accounts frequently to check their balance and help inform their parents if they need to add to the pre-paid account.