Ashaway Elementary School News
May 15 Permission Slip for Poetry Slam Due
May 19 SIT Meeting 8:00 AM in the Library
May 20 High School Chorus Performance at Ashaway - Parents are welcome to attend
May 21 Early Release Day
May 21 Kindergarten Orientation 6:00 - 6:45 PM
May 22 Kindergarten Grandparent's Day Celebration
May 25 Memorial Day - School Closed
May 28 No Time for TV Week forms are due
May 29 PBIS Pizza with the Principal Lunch
May 29 Poems for Poetry Slam Due
June 4 Poetry Slam
June 8 POW Science Day
June 11 Ashaway Elementary School Field Day - Details to Follow
June 16 School Wide Barbecue
June 18 Grade 4 Moving Up Ceremony 6:00 PM - Ashaway Elementary School Gym
June 22 - Kindergarten Moving Up Ceremony
June 22 Last Day of School - Full Day
June 22 - Report Cards sent home with students
Reading Week Fun at Ashaway
Super Hero Day
School Wide Photo
Super Power Book Marks
What would your super power be? Ask your child.
Reading Week Kick Off
Mrs. Bartkiewicz and the URI Girls Basketball Team rallying the students for our Reading Week Celebration.
Principal for a Day
Principal for the Day
Logan DeGiacomo helping a student with his math work.
Behind the Desk
With his laptop open, Mr. DeGiacomo was planning for a very busy day at school.
Second Grade Thank you Letter to the Audobon Society
April 28, 2015
Dear Ms. Tracey,
We were so happy to learn about the Audobon Society. We learned it was named after a man who liked to look at birds and draw them. We’re glad the group helps not just birds, but all animals because birds are part of the food web and they are connected. We were surprised and a little grossed out that people made hats out of feathers and wore animal furs.
We liked how we connected what one student ate for breakfast with how we consume plants and animals. It really made us think about what we eat and where it came from. This relates with what we’ve been learning about in health class.
Plants are producers because they produce their own food and food for us. We are consumers since we can’t make our own food, we have to find it or plant it.
We enjoyed exploring the food chain boxes with the furs, skeletons, feathers, and wings. The mink was interesting to feel, as it was so soft. Its claws were sharp, and we wonder if they’re used for climbing.
The Food Web Jenga game showed us very clearly how if we lose plants it can affect the animals. It’s our job to not kill animals, and to protect them by protecting our forests and land. We learned that if we lose plants, animals will lose the food they need. We could help by planting food animals might eat. It’s important to keep crops growing.
Thanks for letting us pet Pokey, the protected Eastern box tortoise, with two fingers on his shell. We found out that if you have a turtle for a pet, you are making a commitment for over 100 years! You need to keep them healthy, play with them, and not release them into the wild. It’s the same for reptiles. We also learned that for protection, Pokey will hide in his shell. If a hawk grabs a turtle shell, and drops it, it can crack the shell, killing the turtle. It’s kind of icky that Pokey goes to the bathroom in his bathtub. We now know that if we see a turtle crossing the road, our parents can help them get safe by putting them across the street, in the direction they were walking.
Ashaway 2nd graders
Please view the link below for pictures of this exciting event!
Grade 4 Students Learning About National Parks
Students using informational text to learn about our Nations National Park System
Post Cards provide a means to share information with people about important places across the United States.
Students use maps to learn the locations of the parks, and how geographic location determines the specific and unique features of each park.
Performing With The Rhode Island Philharmonic
Dvoraks New World Symphony
Stravinsky's Firebird Suite
Beethoven's Symphony No. 9
Copland's I Bought "Me a Cat"
Interactive Music Performance
Sophie St. Peter demonstrating how to play the cymbals.
Beatrice Cuevas and her classmates getting ready for the performance.
Kenneth Martin "crashing the cymbals" as his classmates look on.
Kindergarten Research Projects
Biomes - Marine Biology at Ashaway School
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Home-School Connection - Creating Class Lists
Beginning this month, the staff and I will begin the process of creating class lists for the upcoming school year. the ultimate goal for the classroom placement process is to create well-balanced classrooms. Please read the information below regarding the student placement process.
- Maintaining a balance of academic and behavioral strengths and needs is the primary consideration.
- Teachers of students in their current grade level are best qualified to make decisions that maintain this balance.
- In any school there exists a small percentage of students who absolutely require a strong student-teacher match.
Request from Parents:
- Ashaway School does not honor parent requests for teachers.
Parents may detail for the principal their child’s particular learning style and the type of teaching style to which they feel their child might learn best.
- Parents who request that their child be separated from another student must contact the principal.
- Please notify the principal in writing or via email by May 29th.
- Teacher grade level teams will create class lists, minus the teacher’s name.
- The principal, in consultation with the special educators, social worker and school psychologist, will assign a class to a teacher.
- The principal will review the class list with classroom teachers for endorsement.
- Students will visit next year’s teacher on the last day of school, if possible.
- Teachers will prepare a letter of introduction, which will be sent home with students in their report card envelopes.
- Four Square
- Jump Rope
- Hop Scotch
- Equipment Fun
Students are not allowed to play football or tag. Please remember that appropriate and safe footwear must be worn at all times. Do not send students to school with flip flops.
Grades 3 & 4 PARCC ELA: Tuesday, May 12, 2015
Grades 3 PARCC Math: Wednesday, May 13, 2015 and Thursday, May 14, 2015