Charlestown School Updates

For members of our learning community - Dec. 24th, 2015

Filling sails with knowledge and character for a successful life voyage

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Check out today's Westerly Sun for a great story and photos from yesterdays Holiday Concert

Click this link to see our staff and students dancing to Feliz Navidad

Mrs. Lawing also videotaped the 4th grade chorus singing at today's concert. After we iron out a few glitches, we will upload this video to same Chariho You Tube page.

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Mrs. Fasula's students were excited to see her and baby Andrew!

4th Grade Floral Design Activity

On Tuesday, our 4th graders created some special gifts with guidance from Mrs. Pepperd and her students from the high school floral design class. Thank you to Mrs. Pepperd and the students for volunteering their time and sharing their expertise with our students.
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1st Grade Polar Express Day

Our 1st graders were so excited to board the polar express train, listen to the story and open a special gift that arrived via UPS from the North Pole.
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Link to Great Websites for kids

The Association for Library Services to Children, a division of the American Library Association, has a wonderful updated list of websites that are great for school-aged children.

You can search by subject/interest and know that these are great sites for your child.

New Year's Eve Bon Fire Sponsored by Charlestown Rec. Dept.

We will have a roarin' good time saying farewell to 2015 and hello to 2016!

4:30-7pm in Ninigret Park

Thursday, December 31st.

Donations will be taken for "Colors for a Cause RI" - to raise awareness of childhood cancer. Bring your families and friends for this New Year's tradition.

Events Coming in 2016...

New England Exotic Wildlife Sanctuary Open House - Jan. 10th - 1:00-4:00 pm - 87 Woodville Alton Rd. Hope Valley

Open House on Sunday, January 10th in support of National Bird Day, an annual event established by Born Free USA and the Avian Welfare Coalition to raise awareness about the lives of birds in captivity and in the wild.

There will be guided sanctuary tours, light refreshments, and informational tables on Education, Volunteer, Adoption and Conservation programs.

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 assist as 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

You can follow me on Twitter - @jenpooreri

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: