Charlestown School Updates

For members of our learning community - March 6th, 2015

Filling sails with knowledge and character for a successful life voyage

Due to snow days - End of 2nd Trimester is Extended to Friday, March 20th

Report Cards will now be sent home on Friday, March 27th

We had great fun on Monday as we celebrated Dr. Seuss' Birthday!!!

Thank you to the Charlestown Staff for their support yesterday

I missed yesterday's storm, but heard many stories about how various staff members jumped in to lend support. It really takes a village and I'm so proud of our staff. They are always focussed on student safety and consider how they can do more to help each other.

Thanks as well to all the parents who demonstrated great patience as we dismissed your child and to the parents who provided some snacks to our staff who were staying later.

I'm guessing that most of our students are also growing tired of the snow and cold. We haven't seen the playground in weeks. Positive thoughts for warmer temperatures! In the meantime, please continue to send in all the snow gear for your child to actively play out in the snow.
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Technology use to Blended Learning

We are thrilled that nearly all classrooms have a smart board. We also use some laptops and iPads. This summer, all certified staff members will be issued laptops to aide their teaching and learning. Attending the NCTIES conference with Sharon Martin, the Principal at Richmond School, has helped me to learn about what more we can do with technology and what we would like to purchase next year as part of the technology budget. My favorite part of the conference was the student showcase. Students from all over NC were present to demonstrate their learning with technology. They were so poised and excited to share and inspire the adult attendees. I know that our students would be equally engaged and look forward to exploring and implementing new technology in a blended learning environment!

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Upcoming Events

Tues. March 10th - PTO at 6:00 in the Art Room

Thurs. March 19th - Early Release at 1:55 pm

March 23-30 - PARCC Testing in Gr. 3 & 4

March 23-27 - K Registration here

March 28 - Artessy at CMS and K Registration at CHS

Our last day of school is currently Monday, June 22nd

Registration is open for the Chariho Girls Softball League - Girls Ages 5-18.

Upcoming Free Dental Clinic for Children

Wood River Health is planning a free dental work day for children on Friday, April 10th from 8:00-4:00. Dental treatment will be provided free of charge to uninsured children or with no out of pocket expenses for children with insurance. Please contact Wood River Health to make an appointment.


Please support the upcoming PTO Duck Race Fundraiser

Kindergarten Registration here at Charlestown - March 23-27