Friday Flash Forward

Focusing on the Future - May 16th to May 20th

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Monday, May 16th

  • B Day
  • 1:51 pm - Individual Faculty Meeting - Forum at Hamlet - SEL Program Presentation at Villa Nova - Rooms 124
  • 6:30 pm - PTO meeting - Hamlet Cafeteria
Tuesday, May 17th
  • A Day
  • 1:51 pm - CPT
  • 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm - Students vs Faculty basketball game
  • 7 pm - PawSox - Music Department
Wednesday, May 18th
  • B Day
  • 1:51 pm - TDT
Thursday, May 19th
  • A Day
  • 5 pm - After school program End of the Year Celebration - Villa Nova Cafetorium
Friday, May 20th
  • B Day




Crystal Apple Awards - All nominations are due by TOMORROW May 13th.

Click here to submit a nomination for our second Crystal Apple Awards for 2016. There will be one winner for Hamlet and one for Villa Nova.

The nominee can possess some of the following attributes: exceptional dedication, knowledge and skills; inspires students of all backgrounds and abilities to learn; has earned the respect and admiration of students, parents, and colleagues; and/or plays an active and useful role in our school community.

Seahorse Award Nominations are NOW DUE - 8th graders only

Help Support Team 7-7

Next Thursday, May 19 the Kona Ice Truck will be here during the Enrichment periods. Cost begins at $2.00-$5.00, thank you for supporting team 7-7.

Breakfast Club

The Breakfast Club & CCC are sponsoring a May Sharing Table. Please use the links below to sign up!



Grant Opportunity

PHIT America Go Grants fund programs that increase students' physical activity and BOKS is one of the suggested programs. This grant would be in addition to the stipend and other "benefits" that are available thanks to the CVS sponsorship. Please see the link below for more info and please note that the application deadline is June 1, 2016, so it is coming up quickly. BOKS is not connected to this grant except that it is one of the programs specifically mentioned, so I wanted to let you know in case you are interested.

Information from RIDE

Highlander Institute seeks educators for 3rd cohort of Fuse RI Fellows; deadline extended to May 16

The Highlander Institute is seeking rock-star educators to join the third cohort of Highlander Institute's Fuse Fellowship. Would you be willing to join us in this movement and help us spread the word by forwarding this to the educators you support?

You can find the fellowship application here. The application deadline has been extended to May 16.

Developed by the Highlander Institute, Fuse RI strives to share, implement, evaluate, and scale blended learning by working with educators and districts across the state. Highlander Institute assembles and supports a "dream team" of Fuse RI Fellows - educators and administrators from schools around Rhode Island. Fuse Fellows partner with another district (separate from the one they work in) and collaborate with that district to assess readiness, analyze data, and help disseminate blended-learning best practices based on each district's specific needs.

If you'd like to learn more, check out the Fuse RI site, which includes a video explaining the Fuse Fellowship and Frequently Asked Questions about the fellowship.

If you have any questions about Fuse RI, please direct them to

Free symposium scheduled for May 20 on Restorative Practices for Improving Mental and Social Health

Please join the Central Falls School District Youth Restoration Project, RIC Feinstein School of Education and Human Development, the Mental Health Association of RI and

other practitioners on Friday, May 20, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., at Rhode Island College, Alger Hall 110, for a symposium on improving mental and social health.

The event will include tools for applying restorative practices and stories of success across Rhode Island, including in schools, law enforcement, mental health, social services, and legal settings. This is a free symposium. Breakfast will be served. Seating is limited. Registration is required. Register at:

Free summer camp available for grieving children

Camp I Believe is a free children's-bereavement camp that provides support to grieving children, with an emphasis placed on strong clinical programming and community engagement. Camp activities and programming focus on providing campers with the opportunity to express feelings and tell their story in a safe environment. Although all of the campers have been identified as grieving, not all of the programming focuses directly on grief and loss. Typical camp activities - swimming, arts and crafts, rope courses, etc. - offer grieving children the opportunity to have fun and to feel "normal" again. All activities, whether directly or indirectly, help campers to establish a sense of community and provide team-building opportunities; activities place an emphasis on personal growth through creative expression and through establishing positive relationships with peers.

Camp I Believe is hosted by Gentiva Hospice, an affiliate of Kindred at Home, and will take place at Camp Aldersgate, in North Scituate, on August 20 and 21. There is no charge for children to attend.

Campers must be between the ages of 7 and 14 and have experienced the death of a loved at least three months prior to the start of camp. An application is required and is due by August 1. There are a limited number of spots so early registration is encouraged.

If you have any questions about this camp or need further information, please contact Matthew Georgantas, at 738-1492 or Or see:

It is important that you revisit this memo throughout the week. It is a living document and can be updated as needed.