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.
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.