Backpack Express

Good afternoon,

This week’s Backpack Express is below for you.  There is some really good information for you to enjoy.

  • Library:  Mrs. Greene has created a newsletter which has all of the latest library information.  You may access the newsletter here.

  • Second and Third Grade Play:  PTO and Arts Alive will be offering our yearly play for second and third graders.  Registration for the play opens on March 5, 2024, at 6:00 in the evening.  Once rehearsals start, students will participate on either Monday or Wednesday.  Much more information may be found on this information sheet from Arts Alive.

  • School-Wide Community Service Project:  From now through March 8, 2024, Sowams School is collecting various items for the Izzy Foundation located at Hasbro Children’s Hospital.  We are collecting craft items, new games, new puzzles, and travel-sized hygiene products.  There is a box in the foyer of our school for donated items.  More information about our community service project may be found here.    

  • PTO at URI Basketball Game:  Sowams PTO is sponsoring a family fun afternoon at a men’s URI basketball game on March 2.  Tickets are now on sale with a special price.  All of the information may be found here.  

  • PTO Meeting:  Our next PTO meeting is scheduled for Monday, March 4, 2024, at 7:00 in the evening.  It is a virtual meeting.  The link to the meeting will be sent out on Monday.

  • Kids Heart Challenge:  Once again, Sowams School is participating in the American Heart Association’s Kids Heart Challenge (formally Jump Rope for Heart).  Students will participate in this program during their PE/Health classes.  More information may be found here.  If you have specific information, you should reach out to your child’s PE/Health Teacher (Mr. Miller–; Mr. Cauchon–  

  • Kindergarten Registration:  Do you have a child or know a Barrington child who will be five years old by September 1, 2024?  If so, the child may register for kindergarten for the 2024-2025 school year.  Registration is now open for next year’s kindergarten.  How to register and what information is needed to register a child may be found here.  

I hope you have a wonderful rest of your day.


Jim Callahan