Daily Announcements

September 14, 2016

 

  • The first Google CSFirst Club meeting (computer coding using SCRATCH) is scheduled for Thursday, September 15 from 2:15-3 in room 209.  All are welcome - bring a friend!  Please see Mrs. Nangle for more information.

  • There will be an informational meeting of the Quidditch Club on Friday, September 16, 2016 after school in Room 308.  New members are always welcome.  Plan for rides at 3PM.

  • The first Mock Trial meeting of the year will be Thursday September 15th in Room 309 after school.  See Mr. Rafanelli with any questions.

  • The next NaNoWriMo meeting is TODAY, Wednesday, September 14 from 2:15-3PM in the library. Bring a notebook!  All are welcome.  Please see Ms. Sawyer in 204 for details.

  • The first YEARBOOK meeting will be held Wednesday 9/21 from 2:15 - 3 in Room 203. This is an informational meeting; you will not have to attend every meeting in order to join! See Mrs. Carnevale for more information.

  • Please join the chorus in singing “The Star-Spangled Banner

  • The Welcome Back Dance is Friday, September 16th, from 6:30-9 in the Cafeteria.Tickets are $8 and sold at all lunches.

September 12, 2016

 

  • The first Google CSFirst Club meeting (computer coding using SCRATCH) is scheduled for Thursday, September 15 from 2:15-3 in room 209.  All are welcome - bring a friend!  Please see Mrs. Nangle for more information.

  • There will be an informational meeting of the Quidditch Club on Friday, September 16, 2016 after school in Room 308.  New members are always welcome.  Plan for rides at 3PM.

  • The first Mock Trial meeting of the year will be Thursday September 15th in Room 309 after school.  See Mr. Rafanelli with any questions.

  • The next NaNoWriMo meeting will be Wednesday, September 14 from 2:15-3PM in the library. Bring a notebook!  All are welcome.  Please see Ms. Sawyer in 204 for details.

September 9, 2016

 

  • The first Google CSFirst Club meeting (computer coding using SCRATCH) is scheduled for Thursday, September 15 from 2:15-3 in room 209.  All are welcome - bring a friend!  Please see Mrs. Nangle for more information.

  • There will be an informational meeting of the Quidditch Club on Friday, September 16, 2016 after school in Room 308.  New members are always welcome.  Plan for rides at 3PM.

  • The first Mock Trial meeting of the year will be Thursday September 15th in Room 309 after school.  See Mr. Rafanelli with any questions.

  • The next NaNoWriMo meeting has been rescheduled to Wednesday, September 14 from 2:15-3PM in the library. Bring a notebook!  All are welcome.  Please see Ms. Sawyer in 204 for details.

Middle School Open House

 Please join us for Middle School Open House on Tuesday, September 6th from 6:00PM-8:00PM.     Each of the teams will be making a presentation that describes the upcoming school year.   Classrooms will also be open for people to explore.   You do not need to attend the entire two hour event.   Please schedule your time so that you can attend your child's team presentation and half about a half an hour to view the school.

 

Thanks and see you on Tuesday.

 

6:10PM 6th grade parents in the cafeteria

6:40PM Wildfires in the cafeteria

7:05PM Tsunamis in the cafeteria

7:05PM Nor'easters in 222

PARCC Results

 In the coming weeks parents will receive the results of their children’s Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC.) These results are for the Spring 2016 English Language Arts and mathematics state assessments in grades 3 to 10. The individualized reports will show how each student performed on the tests, and where those scores fall compared to the average scores for other students in Rhode Island and the district.

The reports will also show whether a student has met the standard in the assessed area, and will identify specific strengths and weaknesses based on the results.Individual students will receive PARCC scores for Mathematics and English-Language Arts. Scores show a student’s readiness for college and careers, using the scale below:
o Score of 5: Exceeded expectations
o Score of 4: Met expectations
o Score of 3: Approaching expectations
o Score of 2: Partially met expectations
o Score of 1: Did not meet expectations
 
North Smithfield Schools exceeded the state average at almost every level and showed significant improvement in participation. North Smithfield High School was recognized in the area of  mathematics in a press release from the RI Department of Education for improvement: "North Smithfield High School, up 29 points in achievement and 32 points in participation."
 
Administrators and teachers use this data to inform curriculum and instructional decisions. While we will continue to work towards improving student achievement meeting these more rigorous standards, we are pleased that NS Schools are making improvements. We certainly expect further improvements as we deepen implementation of rigorous standards.
Attachment: 

Exit Survey

 Please see the link below for an end of the year parent exit survey.   All responses will be recorded anonymously.   Thank you for your time.

 

docs.google.com/forms/d/1ZbdllXKiZ7RFLBkLePJ6pU7l6P9abR34ANl7PiXS5Fo/viewform

 

 

 

6/20/16

  • Attention 6th Grade parents: Students should be submitting any current physical exam that they received this school year (after 8/1/15) along with updated immunizations to me as soon as possible.This a mandatory requirement PRIOR to entry into 7th grade. The exception is for children who have a scheduled appointment in the fall. If so, please provide me with the scheduled appointment date. Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns.Thank you for your attention to this matter.
  • 6th grade students MUST submit 7th grade health requirements prior to the start of school August 29, 2016. This includes a physical exam dated 8/1/15 or later and up to date immunizations including: Meningitis, Tdap, and HPV. *The only exception is if the student has a scheduled appointment in the fall. Please contact me with the date of the appt.7th grade students are required to have their second dose of HPV by August 1, 2016, unless there is a signed exemption in place. Any leftover prescription medication must be picked up by a parent by the last day of school or it will be discarded. Over the counter medication will be sent home with the student by June 20th.Please contact me with any questions or concerns.

6/17/16

  • Attention 6th Grade parents: Students should be submitting any current physical exam that they received this school year (after 8/1/15) along with updated immunizations to me as soon as possible.This a mandatory requirement PRIOR to entry into 7th grade. The exception is for children who have a scheduled appointment in the fall. If so, please provide me with the scheduled appointment date. Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns.Thank you for your attention to this matter.
  • 6th grade students MUST submit 7th grade health requirements prior to the start of school August 29, 2016. This includes a physical exam dated 8/1/15 or later and up to date immunizations including: Meningitis, Tdap, and HPV. *The only exception is if the student has a scheduled appointment in the fall. Please contact me with the date of the appt.7th grade students are required to have their second dose of HPV by August 1, 2016, unless there is a signed exemption in place. Any leftover prescription medication must be picked up by a parent by the last day of school or it will be discarded. Over the counter medication will be sent home with the student by June 20th.Please contact me with any questions or concerns.

6/16/16

  • Attention 6th Grade parents: Students should be submitting any current physical exam that they received this school year (after 8/1/15) along with updated immunizations to me as soon as possible.This a mandatory requirement PRIOR to entry into 7th grade. The exception is for children who have a scheduled appointment in the fall. If so, please provide me with the scheduled appointment date. Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns.Thank you for your attention to this matter.
  • 6th grade students MUST submit 7th grade health requirements prior to the start of school August 29, 2016. This includes a physical exam dated 8/1/15 or later and up to date immunizations including: Meningitis, Tdap, and HPV. *The only exception is if the student has a scheduled appointment in the fall. Please contact me with the date of the appt.7th grade students are required to have their second dose of HPV by August 1, 2016, unless there is a signed exemption in place. Any leftover prescription medication must be picked up by a parent by the last day of school or it will be discarded. Over the counter medication will be sent home with the student by June 20th.Please contact me with any questions or concerns.

6/15/16

  • Attention 6th Grade parents: Students should be submitting any current physical exam that they received this school year (after 8/1/15) along with updated immunizations to me as soon as possible.This a mandatory requirement PRIOR to entry into 7th grade. The exception is for children who have a scheduled appointment in the fall. If so, please provide me with the scheduled appointment date. Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns.Thank you for your attention to this matter.
  • 6th grade students MUST submit 7th grade health requirements prior to the start of school August 29, 2016. This includes a physical exam dated 8/1/15 or later and up to date immunizations including: Meningitis, Tdap, and HPV. *The only exception is if the student has a scheduled appointment in the fall. Please contact me with the date of the appt.7th grade students are required to have their second dose of HPV by August 1, 2016, unless there is a signed exemption in place. Any leftover prescription medication must be picked up by a parent by the last day of school or it will be discarded. Over the counter medication will be sent home with the student by June 20th.Please contact me with any questions or concerns.
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