Charlestown School Updates
For members of our learning community - Jan. 29th, 2016
Fingerprinting in 3rd grade
Thank you to the 3rd grade teachers and to Lt. Wild for coordinating this event.
Check out the front page story in today's Westerly Sun!
Personal Items Drive
Mrs. Hershman discussed this drive with her class today. Lexi, one of her Kindergartners, simply explained to the class, "Some people don't have a job or have a job that doesn't make enough money so they can buy stuff to keep them clean. We should help so they can stay clean and not get sick". So well explained by one of our youngest students!!!
Nearpod…one way we are moving to Blended Learning
PTO Planning Meeting for Boys and Girls Events on Feb. 2nd at 6:45
Hand, foot and mouth Disease
From the Centers for Disease Control:
Hand, foot, and mouth disease is a common viral illness that usually affects infants and children younger than 5 years old. However, it can sometimes occur in adults. It usually starts with a fever, reduced appetite, sore throat, and a feeling of being unwell (malaise). One or two days after the fever starts, painful sores can develop in the mouth (herpangina). They begin, often in the back of the mouth, as small red spots that blister and can become ulcers. A skin rash with red spots, and sometimes with blisters, may also develop over one or two days on the palms of the hands and soles of the feet; it may also appear on the knees, elbows, buttocks or genital area.
Some people, especially young children, may get dehydrated if they are not able to swallow enough liquids because of painful mouth sores.
Not everyone will get all of these symptoms. Some people, especially adults, may show no symptoms at all, but they can still pass the virus to others.
New School Lunch Policy
We will continue to send home notification regarding outstanding lunch balances. If you are experiencing some financial hardship, please call us for assistance. We can provide you with a free/reduced lunch application or set up a payment plan.
To see the entire policy, click this link
Sharing food/candy at school
School Calendar for 2016-2017
Tues. Feb. 2nd - PTO Meeting - 6:00 pm - Childcare provided
Thurs. Feb. 11th - Early Release Day
Feb. 15-19 - Vacation week
To view the school calendar:
CMS Incoming 5th grade Band Night - March 7th at 7:00 pm
Has your child thought about playing an instrument when they transition to middle school?
You and your child can learn more about the band program at CMS. During this fun filled evening, you and your child will learn all about the CMS band program. Vendors will be present and your child can try various instruments.
If you have questions, feel free to contact the CMS Band Director