Ashaway Elementary School News

January 15, 2016

Message from the Principal

Dear Families,

Welcome to 2016! I hope everyone enjoyed their holiday recess. As you already know, we continue to use the Common Core Standards in all of our core content subject areas. The standards are more challenging particularly in the areas of Language Arts and Mathematics. There are many ways that we can teach our kids the literacy skills they need to acquire and master. Reading and sharing stories with our kids is a great way to develop reading skills and help build a strong vocabulary. Cooking and baking with your children is a great way to introduce number concepts and provide real-life examples of how math impacts out life. Keeping a journal fosters writing and gives children a medium to be creative and expressive. We need to continue nurturing and providing the support they need to be happy and successful in school. Thank you for your continued support in all of our endeavors to ensure your child's academic success.


Mr. Scanapieco

PTO News


Session 1 of the PTO after school enrichment program has been a huge success. Thank you to everyone who has helped and volunteered their time.

Next week, we will be sending home forms for any one interested in Session 2. Please note that the deadline for session 2 is January 29th. If you have any questions, please contact Erica Tiernan or Deb Constantine.

D-Strong Day for Dorian


Chariho will go Blue on Wednesday, January 20th to show our support for local hero, Dorian Murray (blue is his favorite color) who is battling cancer for the third time. Dorian’s parents (Christopher Murray and Melissa Doty Murray) were Chariho students; Chris being a former wrestler. For four long years they have been fighting a battle that is against the odds. We will be take a picture of our school community in support of Dorian for his wall.

Math Night

On January 26th from 6-7 PM, Ashaway School will host a family math and information night for parents. More information will be sent home with students in their Wednesday Folder.

Special Education Local Advisory Meeting - January 21st

The special education department would like to welcome parents and community members to attend our Local Advisory Committee (LAC) Meetings. Our next meeting will be held on Thursday, January 21st. Meetings are held in the Chariho Middle School Library starting at 6:00pm. The purpose of our LAC meetings is for parents, teachers, administrators, and community members to meet together to discuss special education related topics and to advocate for students with disabilities. If you have questions about an upcoming LAC meeting, please feel free to contact Michele Laurent, the LAC Chairperson, at:

You can find information related to the Chariho Special Education Department through the Chariho District webpage: – just click on the District Information link and then click the Special Education link.

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