Kickemuit Middle School

Husky Highlights: February 10, 2020

Hello KMS Families!

Happy week before break!!

Wishing Congratulations to our Spelling Bee winners and our amazing team who put the whole event together!

Please review the information below and let us know if you have any questions.

Thank you,

Your KMS Administration Team

Dr. Rosemary Burns | Grade 8 Administrator

Mr. David Patota | Grade 7 Administrator

Mrs. Michelle Clifford | Grade 6 Administrator

Mr. Frank DeVall Jr. | Dean of Students

List of Information & Reminders included in this Newsletter

  1. Congratulations Mr. Ryan | KMS Star Teacher for The Bee
  2. SAVE THE DATE: 2020 Statewide survey is next month!
  3. KMS Artists Showcase!
  4. No School Next Week! Feb. 17th-21st
  5. Save those Memories! Order your KMS 2020 Yearbook Today!
  6. POSTPONED | Caffeine & Conversations Session 2
  7. Intramural Basketball
  8. Best Buddies: Providence Bruins Trip | Permission Slips Due
  9. Math Tutoring on Tuesday!
  10. Masquers | Rehearsals!
  11. Science Olympiad This Week & Congratulations!
  12. STAAND Meeting Reminder & CARNATION SALE
  13. Coding Club on Wednesday!
  14. "Beyond the Bag" Plastic Recycling Competition: We have collected 15lbs of plastic!

  15. KMS PTO Updates- FEBRUARY DATE Change
  16. School Store: Now open every other on Fridays!
  17. Athletics Updates | Spring Sports Registration & KMS LAX Parent Meeting
  18. NJHS | Ceremony UPDATE
  19. International Moms Tea Time | You're Invited to Afternoon Tea!
  20. MT Hope Ice Hockey plays at the Dunk | Feb 14th
  21. Recycle your gently used | Middle School Level | Books to the KMS Reading Dept!
  22. Influenza on the rise | Notes from Nurse Welchman
  23. King Phillip Little League Spring Baseball & Softball Info
  24. PPAC Art Scholarship | Deadline February 28th
  25. Bee Amazed at the 12th Annual Bee!
  26. Bristol Youth Flag Football open to K-6 Girls and Boys: NEW DATES
  27. Yoga for Teens! | Bristol Parks & Rec.

1. CONGRATULATIONS Mr. Ryan! | KMS STAR Teacher for The Bee

Bristol Warren Education Foundation announces Star Teacher across the district!

Kickemuit Star Teacher for The Bee is Mr. RYAN!

"Social studies is really important because it takes elements of all the other disciplines and kind of synthesizes them to give kids a picture of what the world was, what it is, and what it might turn into...small things make big changes, and teaching gives me the chance to find one of those small things that may eventually lead to a bigger change..." - Mr. Ryan

BWEF congratulates Mr. Ryan, and will honor him at The Bee on March 7th at Roger Williams University. For more information, and to support all our wonderful teachers, visit

2. Statewide School Survey | Save the Date: March 2nd-14th!

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3. "Creativity is contagious, pass it on" -A.E. | KMS Artists Grade 8

Grade 8- Mrs. Camara


Inspired by English artist J.M.W. Turner, students studied Art Works of dramatic storms. Students tried to create a dramatic mood by depicting storm of their own. They established chiaroscuro in their paintings in order to foster a mood in the environment, using light to dark to create contrast.

As preparation for the painting process itself, students compared illustrations in a book with various paintings of storms. Liberal experimentation with different painting techniques is evident in this collections, as well as color blending with acrylic

National Art Standards 1-6 were applied in this lesson

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4. No School NEXT Week!

Happy almost-February Break! No School Monday, February 17th in observance of Presidents Day- District buildings will be closed | Tuesday 18th- 21st No school for students and teachers!

Wishing everyone a safe and relaxing time off!

5. Order your 2020 KMS Yearbook Today!

Order a yearbook by March 6th, receive $6 off! Go to and use KMS code #1588020
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6. POSTPONED | Caffeine & Conversations Session 2

Caffeine & Conversations is POSTPONED for February 12th at 9:15AM-10:00AM. Melissa Benevides will reach out to everyone who has responded when we reschedule.

7. Intramural Basketball (Winter Club Sport)

I sent an email Wednesday, Feb 5th to families who signed up on Family ID for this winter sport. If you missed that info here it is again:


Thursday, February 6

Monday, February 10

Tuesday, February 11

Wednesday, February 12

Thursday, February 13

Friday, February 14

Monday, February 24

Tuesday, February 25

Wednesday, February 26

Thursday, February 27

Friday, February 28

All will take place in gymnasium from 2-3. Late bus will be provided if needed. Must have signed up on family ID to attend. Any Questions, see Mr. Cast

8. Best Buddies: Providence Bruins Trip | Permission Slips Due

PBruins permission slips are due by Monday, February 10th to Ms. Pansa or Mrs. Perreira. We will not be accepting late forms.

9. The Math Tutor Program

The Math Tutor Program has begun and is held on Tuesdays. Students will meet in room 146 at 2:00PM. It is not too late to join. If interested email

10. Masquers | Rehearsal Dates

Here is the rehearsal schedule for this week:

All cast members should attend every rehearsal this week.

Mon - Thurs 2 - 4 PM.

No Rehearsal on Friday.

M & Th: Adding New Scenes
Tu: Music
Wed: Dance & Movement

11. Science Olympiad Meetings | Now on Wednesdays & Thursdays

12. STAAND Meeting | Tuesday, February 11th

There will be a STAAND meeting after school, 2-3PM, in the Cafeteria. STAAND meets every two weeks on Tuesdays!
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13. Coding Club Meets every Wednesday

14. "Beyond the Bag" Plastic Recycling Competition | A Win-Win-Win Situation!

UPDATE: Throughout the month of January our KMS community collected over 15 pounds of plastic. This program runs from American Recycles day in November to Earth Day in April. Thank you to all have participated and keep collecting.


When you donate your unwanted plastic materials to KMS not only are you helping to keep thousands of pounds of waste out of landfills, you're also helping us to continue to create beautiful and environmentally responsible outdoor products.

Drop off bins in the front foyer | Contact - with questions

15. Kickemuit Parent Group- KMS PTO

Meeting Dates for 2020!

February 13th - DATE CHANGE

March 5th

April 2nd

May 7th

June 4th

Follow them on Facebook:

16. Reminder: School Store open on Fridays during lunch!

The KMS PTO will open the school store every other Friday during lunch block! If you would like to volunteer to run the school store please reach out to Amy @

17. KMS Athletics | Spring Sports Registration NOW OPEN!

Spring Sports Registration NOW Open until February 23rd

Sign up on Family ID Today!

Spring Season Begins March 2, 2020

Spring Sports offered: Baseball, Softball, Boys & Girls Track, Club Lacrosse & Intramural Tennis/Volleyball

Important info:

  • Club LAX is run by the Parent Group & requires special insurance that can be purchased at Check out LAX site for FAQ
  • Baseball/Softball fields open as early as April 1st. Practices are at Colt State Park once the fields are open, from 2:30-4:30PM
  • Registration is done through Family ID (link will become active on 1/13/20)
  • All schedules will be on RIPCOA.Org or closer to the start of the season.
  • All students must have be signed up on Family ID, have a RIPCOA risk form and current physical on file with the nurse in order to participate or try out.

KMS Athletic Forms

Family ID Link

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18. National Junior Honor Society Induction Ceremony!

Induction Ceremony will be held on February 12th 6:00pm- 6:30pm- Save the Date

The ceremony will take place in the auditorium.

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19. International Moms Tea Time | You're Invited

International Moms Tea Time on Friday, February 14 at 2:15PM

You are invited for afternoon tea with Ms. Ramirez in Room 215 at Kickemuit Middle School. Come and meet KMS moms from other countries! Learn about some of the amazing cultures that make up the KMS family. Please click the button below, fill out the form & return the bottom part.

20. Mt Hope Boys Ice Hockey play @ the Dunk! | Mt Hope vs Somerset Berkley

Come cheer on our Mt. Hope Hockey team followed by the Providence Bruins game for only $18 per person!
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21. Recycle your gently used | Middle School Level | Books to the KMS Reading Dept!

The reading department is looking for donations of gently used, middle school books for our FREE BOOK display. Please drop off books in the main office or contact or about making a donation.

22. Influenza on the rise | Notes from Nurse Welchman

KMS Parents/Guardians,

To better understand when and where influenza activity is occurring, to monitor influenza-related illness, outbreaks, hospitalizations, and to determine circulating and emerging influenza virus strains please contact the School Nurse if your child has the flu and/or tests positive for the flu.

Thank you for your attention to this important health announcement.

Questions or concerns you can contact me @ 401-245-2010 Ext 2009

Erin Welchman M.Ed, BSN, RN, RICSNT

Kickemuit Middle School

525 Child Street

Warren, RI 02885

Tel. 401-245-2010 Ext 2009

Fax. 401-254-5960


23. KPLL Spring Baseball & Softball

This flyer went home last week with the students but here is a digital copy as well.
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24. PPAC Art Scholarship | Deadline February 28th


The Providence Performing Arts Center’s Community Outreach Committee is requesting applications to the 2020 ARTS Scholarships program. The ARTS Scholarships program, sponsored by The Textron Charitable Trust and PPAC’s Annual Fund donors with support from Ocean State Charities Trust, awards up to $500 in financial assistance to each of 30 winning Rhode Island students (15 from Providence, 15 from other Rhode Island communities) for summer arts education programs.

To be eligible, a student must:

  • be aged 11 - 14 by June 1, 2020
  • reside in and attend school in Rhode Island
  • demonstrate artistic ability and interest
  • demonstrate financial need
  • submit a completed application

All applications must be filled out completely and correctly, signed by the student, the parent or guardian, and the student’s sponsor and submitted with supporting materials no later than 4:00 p.m. on Friday, February 28, 2020.

Applications, guidelines, and summer arts program lists are available through the links below or can be picked up at the PPAC Administrative Office at 220 Weybosset Street, 2nd Floor, Monday through Friday 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. For questions or further information, contact Cynthia Goldsmith at 401-574-3105.

Need more information or Spanish translations:

Summer Art Programs 2020:

25. Bee Amazed at the 12th Annual Bee!

Bee Amazed at the 12th Annual Bee, hosted by BWEF and Medical Associates of Rhode Island, Inc. This year the game is changing to TRIVIA!! Check out our website for more information and to purchase tickets! The Bee will be held on Saturday, March 7, 2020 at Roger Williams University.

26. Bristol Youth Flag Football SIGN UPS ARE OPEN: Updated Dates!

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27.Yoga for Teens by Teens!

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