Charlestown School Updates

For members of our learning community - May 27th, 2016

Filling sails with knowledge and character for a successful life voyage

Only 3 more weeks of school!

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5K Walk/Run at Ninigret Park - Saturday, May 28th

Dr. Moffitt and members of the PTO are holding the annual 5K walk/run on Saturday, May 28th. This a wonderful family fitness event.

Our annual CHS Chorus Concert was wonderful!!!

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Gr. 3 Skype Activity with Mrs. Lawing

Earlier this week, some of our third graders had a chance to communicate via Skype with peers who attend school in Madrid, Spain. They enjoyed asking and answering questions about their learning, their schools and their lives. What a great way to practice Spanish and use our technology!
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Please apply sunscreen at home before school. If you would like us to re-apply sunscreen during school hours, please send in written permission along with the sunscreen. Given the varying temperatures, we also recommend dressing your child in layers and sending them with a hat.

Field Day is Friday, June 3rd. Please remember sunscreen on this day!!!

Student Registration

We are still registering students for Kindergarten. They must turn 5 by September 1st. Please call Norma or Carrie at 364-7716.

If you are moving, please notify us soon so we can begin to get student records ready for transfer to a new school. A release of records form needs to be completed at the new school. Some neighboring school districts close their offices over the summer and registrations get pushed back to late August.

Please forward this to friends who have an incoming K student.

Photos needed for 4th Grade Slideshow

If you have have taken photos of our current fourth graders since they started Kindergarten here, please send them to me. I can forward them to the parent who is creating a slide show for Moving Up Day. Thanks for your help.

In case you were wondering...

Our entry doors and back of the building have been covered with caterpillars. This morning, some parents stopped to take photos of the piles of them on the back of the school. We have learned that they are tent caterpillars and their life cycle will end soon.

Here's a link if you or your child wants to learn more:


Mrs. Coulson has shared this great resource from URI with important information for Rhode Island Residents.

School Calendar for 2016-2017

School will begin on Monday, August 29th, so we will have a full week of school before Labor Day. There will be traditional school vacation weeks in February and April.

Our school is LATEX and MINT FREE due to allergies!

Please do not bring the following items into our school due to serious allergies:

Latex balloons, rubber balls, any products containing natural rubber, mint gum/candy

Remaining Field Trips

  • Kindergarten - Kettle Pond on Thursday, June 2nd
  • 4th Grade - River Bend Mining on Wednesday, June 8th
  • 4th Grade - Slater Mill on Monday, June 13th
  • 4th Grade - Ninigret Picnic on Tuesday, June 14th

Upcoming Events:

Mon. May 30th - Memorial Day - No School

Fri,, June 3rd - Field Day

Due to the March snow day, Our last day of school is now Friday, June 17th.

The 4th Grade Moving Up Ceremony will be held at 9:30 am on Thursday, June 16th. Parents and siblings of 4th graders will be invited to attend this event. There will be limited seating due to a large fourth grade class.

Please no mint candies, gum or latex balloons!

To view the school calendar:

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