Heroes Month is Here!
It is March and that means H.E.R.O. month is here again. H.E.R.O. stands for "Helping, Encouraging, and Respecting Others." As part of the school's mission we host a month of activities around bullying awareness and prevention, team building, and positive decision-making. Below you will find a calendar, a description of events, and letters of consent for the presentations. Please review them. Starting tomorrow, students will receive information via Google classroom and during advisory about upcoming events. At different times the school will be emailing additional information/resources for you to review and discuss at home. Of course, we cannot forget the Heroes Brunch that takes place at the end of the month to honor those students selected as this year's H.E.R.O's.
If you want to know how you can help, we are seeking donations of crafting items (e.g. paper towel rolls, string, fishing line, small scrap lumber, glue guns, etc.) for students to use for their Rube Goldberg machines and standard-sized cans of Pringles for the Pringle Ringle activity. This week students are encouraged to bring in a photo of their hero to be posted in the hall of heroes outside of the library. We thank you in advance for your support and cooperation in making H.E.R.O month a success.
Check out the links below for detailed information!
Links to paperwork all athletes need to complete to participate: Paper work should be completed by 3/16:
Miss Lalli is having a meeting on Tuesday, March 17 for all students who would like to join Track. Please check the attached letter.
Sign-ups for softball are on Wednesday, March 4, during all lunches. Tryouts are from Monday, March 16- Wednesday, March 18.
Coach Morin is having a meeting on March 16 from 2:30-3:30 for all boys who are trying out for the baseball team. All paperwork must be submitted by this date. Tryouts will be March 17- March 20.
UNIFIED BASKETBALL HAS BEGUN!
6 Blue Second Quarter Achievement
RICAS ELA testing dates
This month and next, your child will be participating in the Rhode Island Common Assessment System. This assessment is an important component to the school's and the district's ongoing success. In preparation for the test, please make sure your child has a well-balanced breakfast, their chromebook is fully charged, and they are present and on time to school. With your help we can ensure that every student rocks the RICAS. Thank you
March 30th, 7th Grade ELA Session 1
March 31st, 8th Grade ELA Session 1
April 3rd, 6th Grade ELA Session 1
April 6th, 6th Grade ELA Session 2
April 7th, 8th Grade ELA Session 2
April 8th, 7th Grade ELA Session 2
More to come for Math.....
Fourth Quarter Begins on April 4!
Aspen Parent Portal
The Aspen parent portal will allow you to view your child(s) information, such as contacts, transcripts, assessments, attendance, and conduct. Please check your child's grades on Aspen.
To sign up for the Parent Portal, answer this small questionnaire.
Sign up here!
HOW TO REACH YOUR CHILD'S TEACHERS
You can reach out to your child's teachers through email or phone. Email addresses are the first letter of the first name, full last name, then @johnstonschools.org.
Team 6 Blue
The Book Fair is coming up in March. We are looking for volunteers from March 23- March 26 from 8-2 PM. Please contact Marga if you available for any amount of time.
There will also be a SAVERS FUNDrive in April. Please consider donating clothes, books, toys, shoes, and household goods. We will receive money per pound donated!
Next meeting is Wednesday, April 8.
PTSO President- Marga Spence
Box Tops for Education- (BTFE Overview Information below)
Stickers for Australia Fundraiser
See the attached link. Stickers for Australia
No School on March 27
Please ensure your student is in school every day and on time to promote academic success!
Based on the student handbook, students that are tardy 3 times will receive a 2 hour detention. We have begun counting tardies on October 1st.
We appreciate your help to get students to school on time.
Starting in October, we will be using the Attendance Nudge, a tool from the RI Department of Education. Parents will receive notification regarding student absences informing them of the amount of school students have missed compared to other students in their grade.
It is essential that students attend school everyday!