Backpack Express

Good morning,

This week’s Backpack Express is ready for your reading pleasure:

  • Yearbook:  It’s that time of year for the yearbook.  There are two different bits of information about the yearbook:

    • Yearbook Sales:  The yearbook is now available for purchase.  Orders are accepted online at  The cost of this year’s yearbook is $23.00.  Directions on how to order may be found here.

    • Yearbook Boosters:  Want to congratulate your child on a successful year?  Want to thank a special adult at Sowams? The boosters are the way to do it.  Boosters are on sale now through April 5, 2024.  Information about the boosters may be found here.

  • DEIB:  The district’s DEIB committee has put together information on various holidays and observances for each month.  You may access the April information here.

  • BMS Fundraiser:  The Barrington Middle School is having a spaghetti dinner fundraiser on April 5, 2024.  More information about this may be found here.  

  • Nayatt 5K:  This fun event is coming up.  April 6, 2024, is the date for this year’s Nayatt 5K.  Information about the 5K and registration may be found here.

  • No School Days:  The following are no school days in Barrington:

    • This Friday, March 29, 2024, is a no school day in observance of Good Friday.

    • There is no school on Tuesday, April 2, 2024, due to it being primary day in Rhode Island.

    • There is no school on Wednesday, April 10, 2024, in observance of Eid Al-Fitr.

  • PTO Meeting:  The next virtual PTO meeting will be held on Monday, April 1, 2024, at 7:00 in the evening.  A link to the meeting will be sent out Monday.

  • PTO/Arts Alive Play:  Second and third graders who are participating in the play will have auditions next Monday or Wednesday, depending on the day you signed up your child.  We will give a list of participants to the teachers so you do not have to send a note indicating your child is staying for the play.  If your child is NOT staying for the play on a given day, you need to send a note.  Otherwise, we will be automatically sending your child on the day of their audition/rehearsals.

Have a wonderful day.  For those of you celebrating Easter this week, have a very Happy Easter.


Jim Callahan


Sowams School Mission: Everyone learns every day.

Sowams School Vision: Sowams School will engage students to be their best selves.