Backpack Express--December 11, 2019

Upcoming Events

  • Providence Bruins:  Sowams night at the Providence Bruins is Sunday January 5th at 3:05 pm. Tickets are $22 and include hat, popcorn & a drink for all kids in the group.  The HMS chorus will also be performing the same night. The Sowams students will be invited to perform in a karaoke event on the jumbo-tron during the game. Please return registration and payment by Friday 12/13. Registration information may be found here.

  • Town Meeting:  Our next Town Meeting is December 17 at 1:40.  Mrs. Hunt’s class is hosting.

  • Third Grade Concerts:  Our Third Grade Chorus has several performances next week.  On December 18 at 1:30, they will perform for parents in our school’s multipurpose room.  (They will also perform for our students that morning.) On December 19 at 10:30 in the morning, the Chorus will perform at the Rhode Island State House.  The State House performance will be broadcast live on Capital TV ( ).

  • PTO Meeting:  The next PTO meeting is January 6, 2020.  The principal of Hampden Meadows School, Mrs. Tracey McGee, will be here to speak with third grade parents about the transition from Sowams to HMS.  The meeting beings at 7:00 pm.

  • Chess:  The before school PTO chess program will be starting up again after the New Year.  Due to the number of participants, the PTO would like to offer this two mornings--Wednesdays and Fridays.  However, in order to do this, we are in need of a volunteer for Friday mornings. If you have a background check and would like to volunteer to assist with chess, you may contact Kristin Brown at

Other Bits of Information

  • Holiday Shopping and the PTO:  This holiday season, please help earn money for Sowams School while you shop. Shop at Shutterfly or Tiny Prints and 13% of your purchase will be donated to our school if you use the Sowams PTO Storefront on their website ( for your purchases. 0.5% of your Amazon purchase will be donated to Sowams school if you shop on Amazon Smile (https// and select Sowams School PT Organization. Additional information may be found here.  

  • Lost and Found:  We have a lot of items in our lost and found, including winter jackets.  Please make sure you or your child check the lost and found. Items not claimed will be donated to Tap In.

  • Recess:  Snow has arrived...again!  Cold weather is soon to follow.  We will continue to go outside for recess throughout the winter.  The only time we do not go outside is when it is bitterly cold. Each day, your child should be prepared for outdoor recess.  They should wear jackets and have hats and gloves/mittens with them for recess. When there is snow on the ground, children who have snow pants and boots will be able to play in the snow.