Faculty/Staff Appreciation Week: Next week, the PTO is honoring our faculty and staff with a celebration. Attached is what is happening each day. On Monday, stars were sent home for students to create for the various adults in the building. Additional stars are in the office if you need more. On Wednesday, students are asked to bring flowers to the faculty and staff. Students can make flowers or bring real flowers. The rest of the week’s activities are listed on the attached document.
Hearing Screening: On May 3 is our scheduled date. Hearing is important to your child's ability to learn and to progress satisfactorily at school. The State of Rhode Island Audiology Center- Rhode Island School for the Deaf, will be conducting hearing screenings for grades K - 3rd as mandated by the Rules and Regulations for School Health Programs. If your child has had ear pain within the last month, drainage from the ears, has had surgical tubes placed in the ears in the past 6-8 weeks or under the care of an ENT doctor, complete the attached form. ONLY complete the form if above conditions are present and return to the nurse. The form is attached below.
Town Meeting: Our next Town Meeting is scheduled for May 1 at 1:55. Class of the week is Mrs. Howard’s kindergarten.
Physical Education and Health Week: During the week of May 7, we will be celebrating PE and Health Week. We will be doing several different activities that week including jog-a-thon during Mr. Miller’s physical education classes, Project ACES (All Children Exercise Simultaneously), a hat day, and more. Watch for information being sent home at another time.
Earth Week: Each year, Sowams honors the Earth by having our students participate in various activities. Activities include planting flowers, walk to school, and more. We will be doing this during the week of May 14. Watch for information sent home about this.
Octoberfest: Yes, it’s time to be thinking about this big, family event and the biggest fundraiser by our PTO. Next year’s is scheduled for October 13, 2018. Here is an update from Shannon Sullivan, Octoberfest Chair: Spring is the time we move into action to plan our Octoberfest! We have several key chair positions open for next year, many of which begin their planning in the fall. If you are interested in either exploring or taking any of these chair positions, please contact the Octoberfest Email at firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible. Please remember that this event is only as successful as our parents volunteer efforts and without help, we can’t put on this event to raise money for our school and children. Chair spots available: Silent Auction, Sponsorship, Volunteer Coordinator, Bake Walk, Class Games and Prize Table, and Crafts and Face painting. Commitments include 1-2 meetings and lots of support from our PTO Board and Octoberfest co-chair. As always, like us on Facebook (Sowams School Octoberfest) and Instagram (sowamsoctoberfest) for updates.
Community Events: Attached below is a community event sponsored by Pop Warner. You can also access other community events here.
Other Bits of Information
Lunch Menu: The May lunch menu is attached below. Lunch information can also be found here.