Charlestown School Updates
For members of our learning community - May 1st, 2015
If you haven't already, please consider taking a short survey about our World Language Program !!!
We wonder how your child is enjoying their Spanish instruction…Are they sharing their learning at home?
Please complete the brief survey (by May 1).
We value your input, it should only take 5 minutes!
NECAP Science Assessment
Our school and district have made impressive gains in the area of science achievement. We believe this is due to our strong lesson and unit design and excellent instruction. We engage our students through the skilled use of kits for each unit of study. Teachers attend ongoing trainings through a partnership with Gems-Net at the University of Rhode Island. Students participate in many hands-on activities and work cooperatlvely with their peers. Our 4th graders will complete an inquiry task with peers in small groups as a part of the NECAP Assessment. They will also complete some science writing that is similar to work in their science notebooks and journals. Questions such as, "did your results match your prediction?" help students think deeply and reflect on their data.
We will provide an optional breakfast to each 4th grader on each testing morning and we encourage the students to get a good night's sleep. Our master schedule is adjusted so that will not miss any of their unified arts classes.
To learn more about the GemNet Science Program at URI, click this link:
School Safety Reminders
Some of our students exit the rear of the building as part of our procedures.
Please be VERY CAREFUL and DRIVE SLOWLY behind the building.
Thank you for help keeping our students safe.
Helpful Spring Reminders:
Sunscreen/bug spray should be applied at home before school.
Appropriate footwear is recommended as it is difficult to run in flip-flops and sandals.
Water bottles are permitted and encouraged to keep our students hydrated.
Please keep us updated on allergies, such as bee stings.
Can you help the PTO this Spring?
4th Slide Show Creator - collect and create a 4th grade slide show for Moving Up Day
3rd Gr. Refreshment Coordinator - organize parents of 3rd graders to bring and share refreshments at Moving Up Day
Please email the PTO if you can help.
Please call us about Kindergarten Registration.
Items needed for registration:
Locator Card - Proof of residency from the Town Clerk's Office
Birth Certificate - A copy is fine
Record of Immunizations and physical examination
To sign up for a FREE Child Outreaching Screening please call 364-1100
The screenings provide information regarding your child's development in the areas of speech, vision, hearing and movement.
Call us if you have any questions of if you need to register: 364-7716
May 4-8 - Teacher Appreciation Week
May 5-7 - Gr. 4 N.E.C.A.P. Science Testing
Tues. May 5 - PTO Mtg. at 6:00 in the Art Room
May 12-14 - Gr. 3 & 4 P.A.R.C.C. End of Year Testing
Thurs. May 21 - Early Release Day
Mon. May 25 - Memorial Day - No School
June 4 - District Elementary Poetry Slam - 6:00 pm
Our last day of school is Monday, June 22nd