Charlestown School Updates

For members of our learning community - Jan. 1st, 2016

Filling sails with knowledge and character for a successful life voyage

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Great Resolutions for Kids

Check out this list of suggested resolutions from the American Academy of Pediatrics.

I particularly like…


  • I'll be friendly to kids who may have a hard time making friends by asking them to join activities such as sports or games.
  • I will try to find a sport (like basketball or soccer) or an activity (like playing tag, jumping rope, dancing or riding my bike) that I like and do it at least three times a week!
  • I will always tell an adult about any bullying I may see or hear about to help keep school safe for everyone.



https://healthychildren.org/English/news/Pages/Healthy-New-Years-Resolutions-for-Kids.aspx

In case you missed it last week, click this link to see our staff and students dancing to Feliz Navidad

http://bit.ly/1V9mZnB


Mrs. Lawing also videotaped the 4th grade chorus singing at today's concert. After we iron out a few glitches, we will upload this video to same Chariho You Tube page.

Link to Great Websites for kids

The Association for Library Services to Children, a division of the American Library Association, has a wonderful updated list of websites that are great for school-aged children.

You can search by subject/interest and know that these are great sites for your child.

http://gws.ala.org

Chariho Employees of the Month

The district has an ongoing Employee Recognition Program. Parents, students, and community members can nominate staff members each month. We know that our school is filled with amazing and skilled staff members.

Nominations for this month are due Jan. 8th.


http://www.chariho.k12.ri.us/sites/default/files/january_2016_employee_of_month_announcement.pdf

Events Coming in 2016...

New England Exotic Wildlife Sanctuary Open House - Jan. 10th - 1:00-4:00 pm - 87 Woodville Alton Rd. Hope Valley

Open House on Sunday, January 10th in support of National Bird Day, an annual event established by Born Free USA and the Avian Welfare Coalition to raise awareness about the lives of birds in captivity and in the wild.


There will be guided sanctuary tours, light refreshments, and informational tables on Education, Volunteer, Adoption and Conservation programs.


www.fosterparrots.com

PARCC Parent Night - Jan. 14th at 6:30 pm

You are invited to attend a PARCC Parent Information Evening on Thursday, January 14, 2016 at 6:30 PM in the Chariho Middle School Library. Mrs. Daly, the Assistant Superintendent, will help you interpret your child’s scores and share sample test items and available parent resources. Please go to the following link to RSVP: http://goo.gl/forms/x6H4FdpXE9

PTO Spaghetti Supper - January 22nd

The PTO is planning an annual Spaghetti Supper. Thank you to Jeannine Sawyer for chairing this event. Information will be distributed in early January. 4th graders assist as servers at this family event and we are often in need of parent support and donations.

CMS Incoming 5th grade Band Night - March 7th at 7:00 pm

4th Grade Parents, save this date in March!

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

David.Regoli@chariho..k12.ri.us

You can follow me on Twitter - @jenpooreri

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

Upcoming Events:

Tues. Jan. 5th - PTO Meeting at 6:00 pm in the Art Room

Thurs. Jan. 14th - Early Release Day - 1:55 dismissal

Mon. Jan. 18th - No School - Martin Luther King Day

Fri. Jan. 22nd - Progress Reports Issued


To view the school calendar:

http://www.chariho.k12.ri.us/sites/default/files/2015-16_chariho_school_calendar_before_labor_day_0.pdf