Hope Valley School Weekly Update

June 21, 2022

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Waving Good-Bye Video

A sneak peek to an annual last day of school tradition at Hope Valley School as staff wave good-bye to the buses as they roll out.

How to get tested for COVID over the summer

There are many places where Rhode Islanders can get COVID-19 testing. State-run COVID-19 test sites will close at the end of June 2022. The State may reopen certain test sites if COVID-19 Community Levels are high. For more information, visit https://covid.ri.gov/testing.

Stay in Tip Top Shape During the Summer

Please keep your child engaged in learning during the summer. I cannot stress this enough. There is such a thing called the "Summer Slide" and we definitely want to avoid it. Students have made a lot of gains during the school year especially after the COVID learning loss and I would hate to see children slip backwards if they do not stay active in their learning over the summer.

To help avoid this, we have put together a reading and math summer challenge. The math challenge is similar to what we did in March and April and the students really enjoyed it. Summer reading is just that. READING! So, have your child pick up books and read throughout the break. Children will track their reading path over summer break and log how much they read. We are asking students to write 2-3 quick book reviews that we will use when we return in September. Hard copies of the work will be coming home but you can view them by clicking on the documents directly below this message.

IMPORTANT NOTE: The summer math flyer that went home contained an error on how to sign-in to google. The file below is updated but you can also click HERE to view the document. The username is the child's first 4 letters, middle initial, and first 4 of the last name followed by @charihochargers.org. For example, James Thomas Smith would be jametsmit@charihochargers.org. The password is your child’s 6-digit birthday.

Message for 4th grade families

Chromebooks: As a request from CMS, 4th grade students will be keeping their chromebooks and chargers for the summer. The 4th grade students will need their school device for summer work. So, that means 4th grade students will take their devices home for the summer and will turn them in when CMS distributes new devices to the 5th graders. CMS will be in touch at the end of the summer for the swap. Thank you.

CMS Summer Reading: Chariho Middle School requires your child to read 2 books over the summer. Students are encouraged to read any book that matches their interests and challenges them! Students must complete a book project for each book to receive credit for summer reading. Students should bring projects in on the first day of school. Project options and criteria can be found on the CMS library summer reading page: https://guides.rilinkschools.org/charihomiddleschool/summerreading

CMS Summer Reading Flyer

CMS Summer Reading Parent Letter

CMS Summer Math: Continuing to practice and maintain math skills is an essential part of being prepared for the next school year. This summer, every CMS student (entering grades 5-8) will be required to complete six (6) lessons on their My Path in iReady. Please see this link for complete information.

End of year Fun Events

TALENT SHOW - Below is the talent/variety show link. Mrs. Zonfrilli out did herself again. Thank you Mrs. Z and those that helped make the show a success (Mr. Fanning, Mrs. Scheer, Mrs. Carpenter, and Mrs Hall). It was great to bring back this event for the children. I am always so impressed that our students have the courage to get up on stage to perform. Love this about our children. Link to great pictures is HERE. The link to the actual show is HERE.

4th GRADE MOVING UP CEREMONY - On 6/17/22 we celebrated our current 4th graders in a moving up ceremony. Thank you Laura Clarke for creating the 21-22 slideshow for the children. It was amazing. There is another video that Mrs. Moore created for the 4th graders. Mrs. Moore is a TA who oversees the 4th graders at lunch and recess. This video is definitely worth the watch. Enjoy!

4th Grade Slide Show 21-22

Elementary Films Presents... (from Mrs. Moore)

FIELD DAY - Enjoy some pictures of Field Day by clicking HERE.

Updates for the 22-23 School Year

There will be a few changes going into the 2022-2023 school year.

BREAKFAST & LUNCH - Breakfast and lunches will NOT be free next year. I will send out more information in the summer regarding lunches. Please know that anyone whose children qualify for free or reduced lunch can apply at any time during the school year. This is a benefit to which people are entitled. Application and Instructions will be sent out over the summer.

  • Cost for breakfast is $1.25 and lunch is $2.50. Milk only is $.50.

DISMISSAL - There will be changes to the dismissal process next year for safety reasons and to streamline the parent pick-up and bus dismissal. This was discussed at the last SIT meeting. We will not be having parents loop around the back of the school to pick up children for parent pick-up next school year. This was due to the pandemic and I will be sure to send out an update before school starts with the new protocol. The current practice will continue through the rest of this year.

PTO MEETINGS - PTO meeting dates will be as follows for next year. All meetings will be in the Hope Valley School Library at 6:30pm.

  • 9/12
  • 10/3
  • 11/7
  • 12/12 (TBD)
  • 1/9
  • 2/6
  • 3/6
  • 4/3
  • 5/8

Class Placements

Due to potential and likely changes in enrollment and staffing, classroom teacher assignments district-wide will be mailed to families mid-August.

Kindergarten Kickstart Summer Program

The Chariho Regional School District is pleased to offer a FREE Kindergarten Kickstart opportunity for all rising Kindergarteners entering the '22-'23 school year, with a specific focus on those who may have had no formal preschool experience. Transportation is provided for children, if needed. Be on the look-out for a flyer and sign-up form that will be sent out very soon. All children must be fully registered for Kindergarten in order to participate in this program.

  • WHEN? Tuesday August 23rd-Thursday August 25th; 8:30am-11:30am
  • WHERE? At each of our four elementary schools (staffing dependent)
  • WHAT? Each day will include circle time, academic exploration, story time, free play, and outdoor time with peers

If you are interested in signing up your child for the summer Kindergarten Kickstart program, please complete the following Google form.

Click HERE to view the flyer.

Preschool and Kindergarten Registration Information

Preschool Registration - Hope Valley Elementary School is now accepting applications for our Chariho Integrated Preschool Program. Click here for more information.

Kindergarten Registration - We are excited to welcome the Class of 2035! To learn more about registering your child click here. Children must be five years old on or before September 1, 2022.

Kindergarten Registration

Welcome, Class of 2035!

Kindergarten Registration is NOW OPEN!!! Child must be 5 on or before September 1. You can begin the process by visiting our registration website linked HERE. We have transitioned to electronic registrations. Paper copies are available upon request. If you have any questions please contact Kerri Fisher at Kerri.Fisher@chariho.k12.ri.us or call 401-364-3260.

**For New Chariho Kindergarten Students NOT in a Chariho Preschool program**

For any new student registering for Kindergarten and is NOT in a Chariho PreK program, you will pre-register online HERE. If you have any questions (401-539-2321).

**For students currently enrolled in the Chariho Preschool program**

Specific to Chariho PreK families ONLY, parents will need to log into your Parent PowerSchool at PowerSchool Public Portal and complete the form called Intent to attend Kindergarten in Chariho. For step-by-step directions on how to do this, please see Chariho Preschool Parents.pdf directly below. If you have any questions or need assistance, please contact central registration at 401-364-3260 or send an email at Kerri.Fisher@chariho.k12.ri.us. You can also call Donna Sunderland if you need help logging into PowerSchool at 401-539-2321.

Chariho's Art Show

Click on the link or picture below to browse the virtual galleries featuring work from Chariho students in grades K through 12. Enjoy the show!


PTO & School Information

PTO Members

Co-President: Chelsea Vandeveer> chelseabaker101@yahoo.com

Co-President: Leah Sousa > leah.sousa@hotmail.com

Treasurer: Stephanie DaPonte > sdaponte14@gmail.com

Secretary: Chloe Morgan > cmako28@yahoo.com

PTO Meetings for 2022-2023

  • 9/12
  • 10/3
  • 11/7
  • 12/12 (TBD)
  • 1/9
  • 2/6
  • 3/6
  • 4/3
  • 5/8

School Contact Information

School Principal: Giuseppe Gencarelli – Giuseppe.Gencarelli@chariho.k12.ri.us

School Secretary: Donna Sunderland – Donna.Sunderland@chariho.k12.ri.us

School Webpage: https://hopevalley.chariho.k12.ri.us/

School Contact Info: Phone - 401-539-2321 Fax - 401-633-7099

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About Hope Valley Elementary School

Mission Statement:

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.