The Dolphin Dispatch

Agnes E. Little Elementary School - November 2021

COVID Vaccines Now Available for Children Ages 5-11

Must register in advance. See a list of clinics using link below including these upcoming in Pawtucket:


Nov 16 Greene

Nov 18 Potter Burns


covid.ri.gov/5to11vaccine


Parent Resources from Action for Healthy Kids:


Upcoming Live Webinar: November 16, 2021 For more information/ register


YouTube Video: Parent Questions Regarding Vaccine ...Join Kaiser Permanente's Dr. David Bronstein for a conversation with parents about COVID-19 vaccines for youth.

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School Safety- Pick Ups and Drop Offs

Parking Lot Traffic Flow


From Mr. Gilmore:

I wanted to take a moment to thank you and the Pawtucket Police Department for everyone's assistance in creating a safe parking and driving environment for our Agnes Little students.
Our front parking lot is now a safe space for our students and staff.


In a continued effort to create a safe drop off and pick up experience for everyone, we need to update the traffic flow in the back parking lot. Please be aware that drivers will be guided through the parking lot in accordance with the painted traffic pattern by school staff, crossing guards and/or police officers.


If arriving between 8:20am and 8:30am your child should use the following doors to enter the building:
Grade K and 1 - Door 5
Grade 2 - Door 11
Grade 3, 4 and 5 - Door 6


UPDATE

*Parents who are staying in their car and only dropping their child off will utilize the fenced drop off area near the playground.

**Parents who are parking and walking their children to their respective door will use the entrance parallel to the drop off entrance.

***Exit only using opening closest to Jenks parking lot.

PSD Instructional Calendar

Progress Update- means a progress report is available for viewing in the Skyward Parent Portal.

Semester End Dates- Report cards are available for viewing in the Skyward Parent Portal.


Need help logging in to Skyward?

Skyward Login Access Instructions Found Here!

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Farm to School Cafeteria Taste Tests

Here's what we sampled !


October

Local Item: Sweet Potatoes

Grown At: Schartner Farms, Exeter

Recipe: Smokey Maple Roasted Sweet Potatoes


Ingredients:

3 Medium sweet potatoes (about 1 ½ lbs.), scrubbed clean

2 Tbsp. Olive oil

¾ tsp. Kosher salt

½ tsp. pepper, ground

¾ tsp. Smoked paprika

1-2 Tbsp. Maple syrup


Method:

1. Preheat the oven to 450F degrees; spray a baking sheet with pan spray. Cut the sweet

potatoes into quarters, or equal sized wedges, and place them in a large bowl. In a

smaller bowl, combine the oil and the dry seasonings, mixing well. Drizzle the oil

mixture over the sweet potato wedges and toss wedges to coat well with the oil and

seasonings.

2. Place the potato wedges into the preheated oven and roast for 15 minutes; remove pan

from the oven and drizzle the potato wedges evenly with the maple syrup then return

the pan to the oven and roast for an additional 8-10 minutes, or until potatoes are

crispy on the outside, but fork tender.

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November

Local Item: Apples

Grown At: Steere Farm, Greenville

Recipe: Apple Cranberry Crisp

Ingredients

Filling:

1 lb. Apples, peeled and sliced (about 3 cups)

1 cup Cranberries, fresh

1/3 cup Pure maple syrup

2 Tbsp. Lemon juice

1 Tbsp. Corn starch

½ tsp. Cinnamon, ground

Crisp topping:

¾ cup Quick cook oats

¼ cup Light brown sugar

2 Tbsp. All-purpose flour

½ tsp. cinnamon, ground

½ tsp. Kosher salt

3 Tbsp. Butter, melted

¼ cup Pecans, chopped (optional)

Method:

1. Preheat oven to 325˚F. Spray a 9” square glass baking dish with pan spray, then set aside.

2. In a large bowl, combine the apples, cranberries, maple syrup and lemon juice. In a small bowl, mix together the corn starch and cinnamon, then toss with the apple mixture until well

combined. Pour out into the baking dish and evenly spread out.

3. In another bowl, combine all other ingredients then sprinkle over the top of the apple mixture.Bake uncovered for roughtly 50-55 minutes or until the topping is golden brown and bubbly.

4. Let cool for about 10 minutes then serve warm.

Books Are Wings Book Parties!

Various classrooms participated in the Books Are Wings Book Party.... a read aloud from a Books Are Wings staff, and free classroom book distribution.


We also have a Book Spot in the lobby. A book shelf of free books available for children to take home whenever they like.


Thanks to our partners at Books Are Wings!

PTO Halloween Party Fun

Thanks to everyone who attended our Halloween Skating Party!

It was a huge success with 236 guests!

NEW! First Student Bus Route Tracking App

Does your child take a bus to/from school? Now you can track the bus with FirstView by First Student, a gps and communications app for your smart phone or computer.


Click the button below for guides to get your account set up.

Feinstein Jr. Scholar Golden Ticket

Little Dolphins- Keep checking your Feinstein Jr. Scholar Golden Tickets for weekly winning numbers.

Winning numbers can be found on the Feinstein Foundation website or Facebook Page

Student winners earn money for our school and money for a local charity!

Positive Behavior Incentive Program

Little Dolphins are Responsible, Respectful and Problem Solvers!


When teachers and school staff see a student using one of these traits, they may get rewarded with a 'Dolphin Dollar'. We know our students are being responsible, respectful and using problem solving skills often, and we can’t possibly see it all, but the more you use these behaviors, the better chance you’ll have at earning Dolphin Dollars!


Each month, we sponsor a fun school wide activity that students can “buy” with their earned and saved Dolphin Dollars. If a student doesn’t have enough Dolphin Dollars one month, they can keep earning and saving for next month. Or if an activity does not interest the student, they can opt out save for next month’s activity.


See our Monthly Activity List Below:

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Food Support

Thank you to our friends at The Pawtucket Backpackers, a local, volunteer run non-profit who is currently providing food bags to over 40 Agnes Little families on a bi-weekly basis.


If you have 1-2 hours every other Wednesday to help, consider volunteering to help pack and deliver bags. Location: Blackstone Academy Charter School at 334 Pleasant Street.

Email: PawtucketBackpackers@gmail.com for more information about volunteering!

Asthma Education & Free In Home Site Visits for Asthma Triggers!

If you have a child (under 18) in your home who has asthma or any trouble breathing, please consider enrolling in the RI-AIR program. It's completely free and has many great resources to help families with a child with breathing difficulties. There's also program gifts like a brand new, hypoallergenic vacuum and cleaning supplies!


Learn more reach out at: 401-793-9500 | rhodeislandair@lifespan.org

or complete the Online Consent to Contact Form and a member of the RI-AIR team will follow up with you. {Flyer Below}

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Pawtucket School Department- Special Education Advisory Committee

Please Join the Pawtucket Special Education Advisory for our Committee Meeting on Tuesday, November, 16, 2021 6:30pm to 8:00pm Joseph Jenks Middle School located at 350 Divison Street Media Center

We will be discussing the purpose of SEAC and how we can support you and your family!!!

Save the Date

PTO Family Holiday Party

Jump Night at Altitude Trampoline Park in Attleboro


Friday December 17th


Pay at the door, flyers to be sent home with students soon

School Picture Retakes

December 21, 2021

Please order online with mylifetouch.com using school code: EVTMWQWNB

Hasbro Annual Day of Joy

Hasbro elves coming to Agnes Little December 9, 2021 to spread kindness and gift every student with a Hasbro toy/game to take home!

Community Corner

Reminder: Visit Your Local Library

There's always many events happening at The Pawtucket Public Library

Check out their Children's Programs!

RentRelief RI Facebook Event

November 17th Facebook Event Konversa sobri Assistensia di Renda/Conversation on RentReliefRI

· Quarta-feira 17 di Novembro/November 17th 6pm

· Iventu di Facebook ta serna Kriolu y Ingles/Facebook event will take place in English and Cape Verdean Creole.

· Submit questions for the speakers here??

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How to Claim Your Child Tax Credit

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