Backpack Express

Good afternoon,

This week’s Backpack Express has a lot of information for you.  It’s long but informative.

  • Reading Week:  Each year, Sowams School celebrates a Reading Week.  This year, we will celebrate during the week of June 13, 2022.  During the week, we will have various activities occurring for the students.  Information about what is happening that week may be found here.
  • Book Swap:  During Reading Week, Mrs. Greene is having a Book Swap with our students.  Bring a book; get a book.  During the week of June 6, students may bring their gently used books in and earn Book Bucks.  During the week of June 13, students will then be able to “buy” their “new to me” books.  Information may be found here.  
  • Outdoor Day:  Outdoor Day at Sowams School is BACK! On Tuesday, June 21st, students will spend the morning outside participating in several fun activities with their classes (think relay races, parachute games, etc.). Outdoor Day will culminate with a barbeque for lunch before students return to their classrooms for the afternoon. We need volunteers to help with setup, running the stations, and cleanup (June 21, 8:30am-11:30am). If you are interested and able to volunteer, please submit your name and email address via this Sign Up Genius and PTO volunteers will be in touch with the details. 
  • Cookout:  On June 21, we will also have our cookout for students.  Unfortunately, this year we will not be able to include parents and family members.  Today, an order form was sent home if your child is going to participate in the cookout.  This needs to be returned by June 10 so we can place the order with Chartwells.  This takes the place of the regular hot lunch on June 21.  If you need another copy of the order form, you may access it here.  There is no charge to your child for the cookout.
  • PTO Calendar:  The PTO has put together a June calendar for you.  It has information about what is happening this month at Sowams.  You may access the calendar here.  Also, a hard copy of this will be sent home tomorrow.
  • Last Day of School:  Students’ last day of school is June 23, 2022.
  • Progress Reports:  The end of the year progress reports will be available at some point on June 23, 2022.  To access the progress report, you will need to know your Aspen username and password.  If you do not have this information, you need to email to request the information.  We do not have this information at school.
  • PTO Meeting:  The final meeting of the PTO for June is Monday night at 7:00.  It will be an in-person meeting at Sowams.
  • Barrington Education Foundation:  Our S.T.A.R (Staff Teacher Appreciation Recognition) certificate is the perfect end of the year gift!  This year has been challenging for our Barrington Education Community. Let's recognize our teachers, administrators and staff for being the STARS that they are! Make a tax-deductible donation to Barrington Education Foundation, and we will send each of your honorees a beautiful S.T.A.R. certificate.* (Min. of $10 per certificate.) See example of the certificate HERE . Orders are due by Friday, June 17th.  Click HERE to order your STAR.
  • Community Notice:  Information about a Kids Ride for the Pan Mass Challenge.

Have a wonderful night.


Jim Callahan