Backpack Express

Good morning,

Here’s this week’s Backpack Express for you:

  • Outdoor Day: Our field day celebration is Tuesday, June 20.  To show class spirit, classes may wear the following colors:

    • Mrs. Thorton: Orange

    • Mrs. Silva: Light Blue

    • Mrs. Howard: Red

    • Mrs. Felag: Stripes

    • Miss Lovegreen: Green

    • Mrs. Arguelles: White

    • Mrs. Tutt: Navy

    • Mrs. Promades: Yellow

    • Mrs. Rackliffe: Dark Purple Tie-Dye

    • Mrs. Fagan: Teal

    • Mrs. Gleason: Pink

    • Mrs. Adamson: Tie-Dye 

  • No School:  In celebration of Juneteenth, there is no school on Monday, June 19, 2023.

  • Last Day of School:  Our last day of school is Friday, June 23, 2023.

  • Volunteer Positions for 2023-2024:  There are already various opportunities for parents to volunteer next year with our PTO and for our Oktoberfest.  If you have questions or are interested,you can email the PTO at or here’s where you can find out more information and to sign up.

  • Third Grade Reception:  Wednesday, June 21 is our celebration of our third graders as they get ready to leave Sowams.  We need assistance before, during, and after the celebration.  It would be wonderful if parents of students in kindergarten, grade 1, and grade 2 could help out so that our third grade parents can enjoy the night.  If you are able to help, please sign up here.

  • Book Swap:  Mrs. Greene is hosting a book swap for our students.  Information about the swap may be found here.

  • Fun Friday:  To show some school community, the PTO would like everyone to wear tye dye on Friday if you have it.

  • Community Notice:  The Bayside YMCA and the Barrington Prevention Coalition are hosting a blood drive.  Information may be found here.  

Have a wonderful day.


Jim Callahan