Backpack Express

Good afternoon,

This week’s Backpack Express is below.  There is a lot of information in it so please read it all the way through.

  • Playground After School:  With the nice weather starting, more families are staying on the playground after school each day.  I have reminded our students that the expectations we have set during the school day should be followed after school as well.  Please make sure you are watching your child during this time.  Students should not be in the woods bordering the school and should not be going into neighbors’ yards.  (I have received a call about this.)  Students should not be on top of the shed near the baseball field as this is unsafe to do.  Playground equipment should be used properly.  I appreciate your assistance with this.
  • Yearbook:  It is time to order a yearbook if you would like to purchase one for your child.  The cost of the yearbook is $21.  Information on ordering a yearbook may be found here.  Yearbook orders will only be accepted online.  All orders must be received by April 26, 2022.  This deadline will not be extended.  Watch for information about how to purchase a booster to be placed in the yearbook.
  • Extended Day:  For those who wish to have your child participate in the PTO’s Extended Day program, sign ups start tonight at 7:00.  You will receive an email at 7:00 tonight with all of the information you need in order to sign up your child.  
  • PTO Meeting:  The May date for the PTO meeting has changed.  It will now be May 9, 2022, at 7:00 in the evening.  This meeting will take place in-person at Sowams School.
  • Sowams Family Poetry Celebration:  It’s not too late to sign up for our Family Poetry Celebration on April 28, 2022, right after school with Mrs. Greene (our school librarian).  The book title and sign up information may be found here.  Weather permitting, this program will be held on the picnic tables in back of the school.
  • PTO Calendar:  The PTO has put together a calendar for the month of April  You may access the calendar here.
  • Sowams Garden:  Looking for something to do during vacation?  The Sowams Giving Garden needs your help. We need help with weeding and getting the soil ready for planting.  More information on how you can help may be found here.

I hope you have a wonderful Wednesday.


Jim Callahan