Reading Week: Next week at Sowams, we will be celebrating Reading Week. There are various activities planned with our students starting on Monday with a book giveaway and ending the week with our Dress as Your Favorite Character. For the full list of activities happening next week, click here.
Sowams Sings!: Our annual school-wide concert is scheduled for Thursday, June 13 at 10:45 in the morning. This is an outdoor event. In case of rain, the concert will be moved inside but it will be standing room only. Chairs will not be set up for anyone to sit in due to fire regulations.
Outdoor Day/Cookout: Our annual Outdoor Day is scheduled for Monday, June 17. Our students will take part in a lot of fun outdoor activities in the morning. Our cookout, which parents are invited to, will take place at 12:00-12:45 on this day as well. Order forms are being sent home today for those who wish to purchase food at the cookout. The order form may also be found here if you need to print it out. (You are welcome to bring your own food as well.)
Third Grade Reception: Invitations were sent home last week for our annual sendoff to our third graders. It will be from 6:00-8:00 on the evening of June 19. This is an event for parents only with their third grader. Siblings and others are not invited to attend.
Kindergarten, First, and Second Grade Parents: Third Grade Reception Volunteers are needed. Typically, we have non-third grade parents assist on the night of the Reception so the third grade parents can enjoy the time with their third grader. If you are interested in volunteering with set up, clean up, or during the reception, please go into My School Anywhere or email Dani Kupperman (email is on the attached noticed). More information may be found here.
Author Visits: We have two authors visiting our school in June. On June 7, author Jean Taft will be here to visit with our kindergarteners and first graders. On June 14, author David Macaulay will be here to visit with our second and third graders. If you would like to have either author sign one of their books, information can be found here for Jean Taft and here for David Macaulay.
Book Swap: Want to find some books for your child to read during the summer? Mrs. Greene is having a book swap. Students can drop books off during the week of June 3 and then pick out “new to me” books the week of June 10. More information about this may be found here.
Other Bits of Information
Lost and Found: Next time you are at Sowams, please make sure you check the lost and found. Or, remind your child to take a look if you are missing something.
Community Notices: Parents Night Out is coming up. Information about that can be found here. Also, the high school is having a sneaker drive. Information about that may be found here. Other Barrington community notices can be found here.