Monday, October 17, 2016

October 14, 2016

Superintendent's Blog

Congratulations to Anne Barbour, third grade teacher at Metcalf Elementary School, for being named the 2016 State Grange Teacher of the Year. Anne was recognized at a state-wide event on October 6th for her tireless dedication to the children at Metcalf School. Mrs. Barbour was nominated for the state award by the local Exeter Grange. I was happy to join Anne and her family, along with colleague Gina Kilday, to share in this very deserving recognition.

The PTA worked with our elementary schools to sponsor the second annual walk-a-thon, their biggest fundraiser of the year. Thank you to all who have supported this event. The PTA uses these funds to support supplemental programs and enrichment activities in our schools - and teachers are VERY grateful. All students at Lineham, Wawaloam and Metcalf participated along with their teachers and principals. Mrs. Marino dressed in her best bee outfit to share in the day's excitement.

Other Announcements:

As we approach the winter season (although hard to believe given the forecast for this week), I want to remind you to SIGN UP FOR THE RI BROADCASTERS ASSOCIATION ALERT SYSTEM PROGRAM.

The RIBA Alert Messaging Program is the best way to be informed about school closings, delays, and early dismissals due to weather conditions.

Visit your favorite radio or television website now to register for ALERT MESSAGING to your cell phone. Be notified immediately when there is a cancellation, delay or emergency message relating to your child's school. ALERT MESSAGING registration for the Rhode Island Broadcasters Association cancellation system can be found on radio and television stations home page or under the weather tab. 

EWG will hold a free flu clinic for staff, students and their families (age 3+) at Metcalf Elementary School on November 9th (Wednesday) from 4:00-6:30 PM. You may register for this event by visiting Help to keep our schools and our children healthy!