Save The Date! We have the RI State Police coming to Warwick Veterans Memorial Middle School on Monday, January 22nd to present "Internet Safety" to Warwick adults. This comprehensive and important presentation will begin promptly at 6 PM in the auditorium. Let us know if you plan on attending here: https://forms.gle/QbyQdCrWuchiNM6W7
Wishing you & yours a Happy Thanksgiving! 🍁🦃🥧🍏🍎
Reminder! Operation Thankful is taking place this THURSDAY evening at Hoxsie Elementary - This event is open to everyone. The goal is to create over 100 handmade Holiday Cards for Veterans in need right here in Rhode Island. Each card will accompany a handmade gift. If you are able, please pop in anytime between 5 & 7 PM. Light refreshments will be available. Please reach out to Mrs. Kadek with any questions. Let's come together to spread some cheer!
This week in STEM Club Oakland Beach 5th graders are exploring building with parameters using limited materials, in this case plastic cups and craft sticks. The rules: no cups can touch and adjacent levels must have a different design configuration-It was a challenge but they rose to the occasion! #handsonlearning #stemclub #afterschoolprograms #problemsolving #design
Who's up for some Frugal Fun this Monday at home? Below are some fun activities that feature inexpensive common household items! Crystal Leaves: https://frugalfun4boys.com/fall-leaf-borax-crystal-science/ Popsicle Gears: https://frugalfun4boys.com/build-working-gears-out-of-popsicle-sticks/ Carnival Games: https://frugalfun4boys.com/cardboard-carnival-games/ Candy Science: https://frugalfun4boys.com/candy-science-cool-experiments-for-kids/
We're Hiring! Lunch aides & bus monitors, $15.25/hr Apply Today! > Non-Teaching Vacancies > https://www.warwickschools.org/page/job-openings
RICAS results are released. Oakland Beach grew an incredible 14% in reading and 2.2% in math! Our reading growth was within the top groups statewide! Way to go Oakland Beach students & staff!
We hope you take the opportunity to join the conversation focused on understanding Individual Education Plans (IEPs) hosted by the Warwick Special Education Advisory Committee on the evening of November 7th at Vets MS. Please RSVP here: https://forms.gle/mCdyxAkAGLjUNjfe8
Title I Families, we have many wonderful things happening this fall! Be sure to check your November Newsletter located on your school's homepage for all the details & registration info!
Join Navigant Credit Union for a fun family workshop focused on money management skills, smart spending habits, and more! This child-friendly family workshop will take place at the Warwick Public Library at 6 PM on Monday, October 23rd. Please register for this event before 10/19 https://forms.gle/Vps8Ed9mKCG6LfjY6
K-8 students are finishing their beginning-of-the-year testing on our curriculum platform, iReady. What does this mean? Why is iReady My Path so crucial to individual learning growth? These questions and more are answered here: https://www.warwickschools.org/article/913040
Oakland Beach families, we are starting Donuts with Grown-ups this Thursday 9/28 at 8:30 a.m. Donuts with grown-ups is a regular opportunity for collaboration and conversation between school administrators and guardians! This is a great opportunity to become more involved in the school community by pitching ideas, discovering volunteer opportunities, modeling your commitment toward academic success for your children by being a consistent presence at their school, and more! Parents provide the most invaluable insight! All members of your child's support team are welcome to come. Principal Yates and I will be hosting this opportunity every month. The first Donuts with Grown Ups will be at Gorton in the cafeteria. Please park on Draper Ave. If you are facing the front of the school the door will be on the right side. Please enter through door D15. We're looking forward to seeing everybody!
There will be a FREE flu vaccine clinic happening in Warwick soon. Here’s some important information about the FREE flu vaccine clinic: • Register online at www.schoolflu.com to schedule an appointment. • Online registration is required to ensure the availability of the vaccine. • Insurance information will be collected, but the vaccine is FREE whether you have insurance or not. The flu is a serious, highly contagious, and sometimes deadly disease. Catching the flu means missing days of work and school. You might even have to spend time in the hospital. Don’t take the risk — the flu vaccine is your best protection against the flu. For more information, visit health.ri.gov/flu/, or call the Department of Health’s information line at 401-222-5960.
Oakland Beach Families, Open House this evening has been postponed. We are planning to have a Fall Festival next month in place of Open House, more details will be coming out soon. We apologize for the late notice, thank you for your understanding.
Your September Family Engagement Newsletter is available on your school's website & mobile app, go check it out! We look forward to seeing everyone at Open House, coming up soon. *Dates in the newsletter.
Oakland Beach & Norwood Elementary Schools are each looking for a coordinator to set up afterschool programming for students Monday - Thursday throughout the school year. This position will include reaching out to local organizations like the Zoo & Mobile Quest to facilitate afterschool programming for students as well as working with teachers who would like to run clubs for students. The hours are M-TH from early afternoon to early evening (while the programs are running, plus some planning time). These are part-time positions with a generous salary, are you interested? Apply today! https://warwickschools.tedk12.com/hire/index.aspx
LOOKING FOR BUS STOP INFORMATION? IT'S AVAILABLE ONLINE! 23/24 Bus Routes are available. **Please check in frequently to see if any changes or updates have been made before the first day of school.** Routes may be adjusted by stops and/or times. If you have any change requests, please visit the website and fill out the form https://www.warwickschools.org/page/bus-schedules If you have any further questions please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org bus routes for the 2023-24 school year are now posted on our website
Let's give a warm Oakland Beach welcome to Principal Yates! Also, we are looking forward to seeing everyone at the Back-to-school Bash tomorrow night, 5:30 - 7:00 PM. Walk-Thru schedule: PreK - 1st 5:30-6, 2nd & 3rd 6-6:30, 4th & 5th 6:30-7 PM. Come have a blast, meet our new principal, learn more about our home away from home, & more!
Title I is hiring several part time Family Engagement positions! Apply today, visit https://www.warwickschools.org/page/job-openings
While WPS' Technology Team works hard to complete the Aspen roll-over, parent accounts have been temporarily turned off - they are not broken - until mid to later next week. Thank you for your patience, and we hope you enjoy the last days of summer vacation!