Charlestown School Updates

For members of our learning community - Dec. 18th, 2015

Filling sails with knowledge and character for a successful life voyage

Congratulations to some of our 3rd and 4th graders

Some of our students won a reading contest from Achieve 3000. They celebrated by having a holiday craft party together today. Congratulations for working so hard to ACHIEVE this goal!
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It's the most wonderful time of the year!!!

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In case your child comments on our attire...

Today, many of our staff members helped to celebrate National Ugly Holiday Sweater Day. (Yes, there is such a day). We enjoyed wearing our sweaters, some from back in the 80's and 90's, as the children all told us how beautiful we looked. Some staff members even made their own outfits just for the occasion. As you can see, we don't take ourselves too seriously and love having fun with our students!!!
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One great resource that we like to share with parents is a free website called LearnZillion. You can access free video clips that show you the strategies that we use to help students to solve problems aligned with the Common Core State Standards.

Flyers distributed from school

All flyers that are sent home from outside organizations need prior approval from the Superintendent. Please call our office if you need assistance with seeking flyer approval.

PTO FLASH Updates (Fun Learning After School Hours

  • Please email Beth Kocab is you are interested in helping with FLASH or teaching a class to our students. The program is scheduled for six consecutive Tuesdays from 3:30-4:30 (March 1-April 5)

School and District Events Coming in 2016...

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:

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 serve in the role of 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

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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 - All students dismissed at 1:55

We will be on break from December 24th-January 3rd.

To view the school calendar: