Ashaway Elementary School News

February 26, 2016

Message from the Principal

Dear Families,

As we continue our trip around the sun, we are reaching the point in the solar system which gives way to warmer temperatures, more hours of daylight and all of the wonderful things that Spring has to offer. The second trimester is coming to a close, and before you know it, summer will be here. All of out students have been working diligently across all content areas, and I am pleased to see the integration of Blended Learning in all of our classrooms. Students have bend using iPads, Laptops, and computers to aid in their learning and support their understanding of Reading, Writing, Mathematics, Science and Social Studies. Please take the time to review the important dates and information below. Thank you - Mr. Scanapieco

Important Dates

March 2016

3/1 - Public Hearing on 2017 School Budget 7:30 PM Chariho Middle School

3/2 - 3/11 - Mixed Bag Fundraiser

3/7 - PTO Meeting 6:00 PM in the school Library

3/8 - School Assembly - TChin - Native American Story Teller and Flute player at 10:00 AM -

Parents are welcome to attend.

3/10 - Bank Day

3/12 - Family Ice Skating Party at the Boss Skating Arena

3/17 - School Spirit day - Wear Green and/or dress like a leprechaun

3/17 - Early Release Day

3/18 - Report Cards sent home with students


3/23 - 4/8 - Westerly-Pawcatuck Duck Race

3/24 - Bank Day

3/25 - SCHOOL CLOSED-Good Friday

Principal for a Day

On January 29th, Stephen Ocella stepped out of his role as fourth grade student at Ashaway School to assume a new role - Principal for a Day. His charge was to lead the school community for a day. Stephen had a busy day and really enjoyed meeting with students and faculty. At the end of the day, we spent some time reflecting on his experience and the work he had done. When asked what his favorite part was, he replied "Managing Lunch and recess and using the Walkie Talkies to communicate with the school staff." Stephen also noted that sometimes students had trouble following the rules and this could be a challenge to deal with. He thought that visiting the classrooms was an easy part of his day and really enjoyed talking with other students and checking on their work. Before the day ended, I asked him one thing he would like to change. His reply was to teach Greek Mythology to students at an early early age.

Kindergarten Celebrates the 100th Day of School

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Tuesday, March 1st, 7:30pm

455 Switch Road


Public Hearing on the 2017 Budget will take place at Chariho Middle School on March 1 at 7:30 PM. A minimum of 25 people from each of the three towns must be present for the meeting to take place. Your attendance is appreciated. If you plan on attending, please let me know via email or leave a message at the school. Thank you - Mr. Scanapieco

RSVPs are enabled for this event.