Backpack Express

Good afternoon,

This week’s Backpack Express is ready for you to enjoy reading.

On behalf of all of us at Sowams School, thank you very much for spoiling us last week during our celebration of Faculty and Staff Appreciation Week.  Everything was greatly appreciated.

Also as you probably are aware from our Superintendent’s email last week, Sowams School has been designated as a “Lighthouse School” by Blue Ribbons Schools of Excellence.  This award supports the teaching and learning occurring at our school and validates the hard work our educators put forth each day for our students.  The evaluation for getting the award included parent, teacher, staff, and grade three student surveys and a visit from BRSE for almost two days to evaluate our school.  The visit includes focus groups and classroom visits/observations.  The evaluation looked at nine different standards that make a school successful.  We are all very proud of the work we do at Sowams each day and know we cannot do this work without our hard-working students and caring parents.  This award goes to everyone involved with Sowams School.

Other bits of information:

  • Bike Safety:  On May 20 at 10:00-1:00 will be a bike safety and repair program sponsored by the Barrington Police and other local organizations.  This event is free to those participating.  More information about this event may be found here.  

  • Tough Tiger:  On Sunday, May 21, 2023, Hampden Meadows School has their biggest fundraiser of the year:  the Tough Tiger.  This is a fun family event that has everyone running, going through obstacle courses, and getting very muddy.  More information about the Tough Tiger may be found here.  Volunteers are needed with this event.  Click this link for volunteering.

  • Community Notices:  The state of RI offers meals for children during the summer months.  Information on how to access the lunch program may be found here.  

Have a wonderful evening.


Jim Callahan