Ashaway Elementary School News

April 8, 2016

Important Dates and Events


4/11 - PTO Meeting 6-7 PM in the school Library

4/12 - Grades 3&4 Field Trip to the RI Philharmonic

4/11-4/15 - READING WEEK

4/14 - Early Release Day

4/14 - Lucky House/PTO Fundraiser

4/14 - School Spirit Day - Wear your favorite baseball team apparel

4/15 - Reading Week School Wide Assembly. Parents are invited to attend.


4/26-4/29 - PARCC TESTING begins for students in grades 3 and 4


When is the last time you snuggled up with a good book?

Reading Week is an important event at Ashaway School. During this week, students will participate in numerous activities focused on Literacy and the importance of reading. This year we will end the week with a special surprise assembly. Please take some time now, and especially during Reading Week to read with your children and enjoy a great book! The flyers below contain more information about what will be happening at school next week.
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Family Science Expo at URI

On Saturday, April 30th, URI's GEMS-Net project is hosting a Family Science Expo at the Ryan Center on The University of Rhode Island's Kingston Campus from 10 AM to 2 PM. GEMS-Ney partners with our school to help teachers bring cutting edge Science Education to our K-4 classrooms. Dig in with hands-on investigations from our K-8 curriculum. Let your children lead the way, teaching you what they know and exploring what's to come. Visit the inflatable planetarium, get up close to hissing cockroaches, design and build the tallest tower and connect with URI students to explore STEM majors offered at URI. The Family Science Expo offers free admission and parking, concessions will be open. We hope you'll save the date to explore with us. See the flyer below.
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Ashaway School to Perform with the RI Philharmonic

Please click on the link below for more information about the performance.
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School Lunch Program

There are two options to pay for school lunch:

1. is a website where you can pay for and keep track of your child's lunch account. You will need to enter the school code for Ashaway which can be obtained by contacting Fran Sayer at or 401 552-7078. Please visit http://www.chariho.k12/ for more information.

2. If a student is paying with cash or a check, please send payment directly to school with the student's name and teacher's name. All checks can be made payable to "Chariho School District"

Chariho keeps all accounts and balances updated. Please check your child's folder for information regarding account balances and accounts that have a negative balance.

Background Checks

All volunteers in the Chariho School District must have an annual background check done prior to volunteering. There is no cost for this. Please go to the central office with a picture ID and fill out a volunteer form. It takes a few weeks to process and return.

About Us

is to build a strong academic foundation, encourage an eagerness to learn, foster personal strengths, enhance positive social skills, and nurture community involvement for all our children, by providing a challenging, innovative education in a safe environment.
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