Charlestown School Updates

For members of our learning community - March 18th, 2016

Filling sails with knowledge and character for a successful life voyage

Report Cards will be distributed on Monday

Due to recent updates with Powerschool, our computer management system, we are delaying the distribution of Report Cards to Monday, March 21st. Students will bring home their reports on Monday and copies will be mailed to parents who reside at different addresses.

Chariho Employee of the Month Nominations - Due TODAY, March 18th

Please consider nominating one of our staff members for the employee of the Month award. So far, we haven't had anyone from our school receive this award. It would be wonderful to have someone recognized as there are so many worthy staff members in our our school. All that's required is a short letter or email.

Kindergarten Registation - Last week in March

Registration for incoming Kindergartners will be held during the week of March 28-April 1st. Students need to be 5 by September 1st.

Hours will be Monday-Friday - 9:00-11:30 am and 12:00-2:00 pm

Mrs. Poore will be providing optional tours to parents and children at 9:30 each morning. Come see a typical Kindergarten morning at Charlestown School !!!

You can also register your child at the Preschool Fair which will be part of Artessy this year.

Saturday, April 2nd - 10:00 am - 2:00 pm - Chariho Middle School Main office.

If these dates don't work with your schedule, please call us and we can set up another time before or after the registration week.

Please call Norma or Carrie in our office for more information - 364-7716

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

Ready, Set, Jump Assemblies on Tuesday

Thank you to the PTO for sponsoring wonderful, interactive assemblies for our students. April traveled all the way from Las Vegas to remind our students of ways to improve and maintain their health. Some of her many messages included:

We all need good nutrition, water, exercise and sleep.

Don't ever think you will look too silly trying something new!

Anyone can learn how to juggle.

Practice makes perfect.

Your brain and your body always want to be challenged.

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2nd Grade Readers Theatre

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1st Grade Science

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Spring Testing - Grades 3 and 4

Students in grades 3 and 4 will be participating in the PARCC Testing in the areas of English Language Arts and Mathematics during the timeframe of April 11-May 27th.

Session Dates will be:

Gr. 4 Math: 4/11, 4/13, 4/14 and 4/26

Gr. 4 ELA: 5/3, 5/4 and 5/5

Gr. 3 Math: 4/27, 4/28, 4/29, 5/2

Gr. 3 ELA: 5/6, 5/9, 5/13

Students can bring and use their own earbuds or headphones as these will be needed by all students during the ELA portion of the assessment. We will be providing a mid-morning snack to all students either before or after they complete their testing. Students who miss sessions will be scheduled for make-up sessions.

All 4th graders will be participating in the New England Common Assessment Program Science Assessment on May 10-12.

Lost and Found - Please have your child look for missing items

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Stop and Shop Rewards

If you haven't done so already, please consider signing up for a free way to support our school. Please click the link below to sign up fro A+ Rewards at Stop and Shop.

Our school code is listed: #05917

Yearbook photos needed

If you have have taken photos this year while attending a school or PTO sponsored event, please consider sending them to this designated email address. We are also in need of photos of current 4th graders since they started here in Kindergarten.

Thank you to Erin Manni for donating her time and energy to create our school yearbook.

PTO Events

The PTO is actively planning two upcoming events for students.

A Girls Night Out is being planned tentatively for Friday, April 29th. Several activities will be offered including dancing to music provided by a d.j. Female students can attend with the adult of their choice. This event is lieu of the former Father Daughter Dance.

A Boys Night Out is being tentatively planned for Friday, May 13th. Outdoor carnival games will likely be offered to male students and an adult of their choice.

Please email the PTO if you are interested in assisting with either of these events.

Upcoming Events:

Mon.. March 21st - Report Cards distributed to students

Fri. March 25th - No School - Good Friday

March 28-April 1st - Kindergarten Registration at Charlestown School

Sat. April 2nd - Artessy at CMS - 4th grade chorus to perform and incoming K Registration

Tues. April 5th - Budget Referendum Vote - all day

Currently, our last day of school is Thursday, June 16th.

To view the school calendar:

Free Children's Dental Clinic - March 25th

RI Hospital in Providence is holding a Free Dental Clinic for children ages 1-16 on Friday, March 25th. (no school day). Free exams and cleanings are being provided at the Samuel's Dental Clinic, located in the main parking lot for RI Hospital and Hasbro.

Please call Debbi at 444-5284 to schedule an appointment

School Calendar for 2016-2017

The School Committee recently approved the school calendar for the next school year. 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

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