Principal's Blog


Week Of 6-17-2018

posted Jun 17, 2018, 5:08 PM by David Brissette

6-17-2018


Last Week Of School 2018 ……


Happy Fathers Day to all of the Dads out there!


Summer Expectations-Please be on the lookout for packets about summer expectations that will be coming home this week or last week.  They will speak to our expectations about reading and math for the summer of 2018. Avoid that “Summer Slide.” More information soon on our website: http://callahan.bsd-ri.net8

Moving Up day for our 5th grade students will be held on Tuesday, June 19, 2018 Promptly at 9:30AM in the school gymnasium. Parents will be allowed in at 9:15AM. Please be sure to join us 5th grade parents!


6Th Grade Band-The middle school needs to know if your child is interested in band or chorus for next year. Please take a momnent to fill out this brief questionnaire about Band or Chorus next year: Grade 6 Band/Chorus Questionnaire

Lunch With Someone Special-Our annual “Lunch With Someone Special” will be held on Wednesday, June 20 at 11:30AM.  Please refer to the flyer for more information.  Please keep in mind that if you are ordering take-out that the area restaurants will be very busy on that day and parking will be at a premium.

From the Nurse

We will not send ANY medications home with students at the end of the school year.  If you wish to pick up medications (prescription meds, inhalers, epipens, etc.), please stop by the nurse’s office between 8:30am and 3:10pm during the last couple of days of school.  Medications not picked up by the last day of school will be properly disposed of.  Have a great summer !!!

Vic Moniz, RN, CSNT


PLEASE DO NOT HESITATE TO CALL THE SCHOOL WITH ANY QUESTIONS YOU MAY HAVE AT 401-568-1330

Breakfast Menu

Lunch Menu

***********************  PTF ****************************

There were some extra yearbooks purchased that will be on sale soon for $25 on a first come first serve basis.  Please make sure that the money is on an envelope with your child’s name and homeroom on it with cash or a check made payable to “Callahan PTF.”


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Negative Lunch Balance-The negative balance policy is in effect.  The new negative balance limits for full pay students is - $19.50 this price reflects the new increase allowing full pay students to charge up to five breakfasts and five lunches. The reduced limit remains at -$3.50. If your child’s account goes over this amount they will have an alternate lunch of that consists of two sides, milk and a sunny butter and jelly sandwich. Please visit the school district’s lunch program for more information:

http://bsd-ri.net/parents/lunch-menus

To add money to your child’s account electronically: https://www.myschoolbucks.com/index.jsp

Please visit our school website for important messages at:

http://callahan.bsd-ri.net/principal-s-blog



Week of 6-10-2018

posted Jun 9, 2018, 4:57 PM by David Brissette

6-10-2018


A friendly reminder…..about some upcoming dates:

Tuesday, June 19, 2018-5th grade Moving Up Ceremony 9:30 Sharp

Wednesday, June 20, 2018- Lunch with Someone Special 11:30 Sharp

Lunch with someone special forms are past due.  Please print a copy of the form and fill out and get back to your child’s classroom teacher.

If you are dismissing your child early on any day or are changing dismissal procedure, a note needs to be sent into the school on the day the change is taking place.  Phone calls will not be accepted as a way to change dismissal. Thank you in advance for your attention to this matter. It is done for the safety of all of our students.

PLEASE DO NOT HESITATE TO CALL THE SCHOOL WITH ANY QUESTIONS YOU MAY HAVE AT 401-568-1330

Breakfast Menu

Lunch Menu

***********************  PTF ****************************

There were some extra yearbooks purchased that will be on sale for $25 on a first come first serve basis.  Please make sure that the money is on an envelope with your child’s name and homeroom on it with cash or a check made payable to “Callahan PTF.”


***********************  PTF ************************

Negative Lunch Balance-The negative balance policy is in effect.  The new negative balance limits for full pay students is - $19.50 this price reflects the new increase allowing full pay students to charge up to five breakfasts and five lunches. The reduced limit remains at -$3.50. If your child’s account goes over this amount they will have an alternate lunch of that consists of two sides, milk and a sunny butter and jelly sandwich. Please visit the school district’s lunch program for more information:

http://bsd-ri.net/parents/lunch-menus

To add money to your child’s account electronically: https://www.myschoolbucks.com/index.jsp

Please visit our school website for important messages at:

http://callahan.bsd-ri.net/principal-s-blog



Week Of 6-3-2018

posted Jun 3, 2018, 1:02 PM by David Brissette

6-3-2018


Please remember that our annual Field Day 2018 will take place at Callahan on Tuesday, June 5, 2018 with a rain date of Wednesday, June 6, 2018. We know that the weather is not looking good for either day but we have rentals and food already bought for that day.  We will make the best of it regardless. A big thank you to the Callahan PTA for providing the waterslides and BBQ for our students.  Please make sure you children have a change of clothes for the slides and the potential weather issues.

For parents of students in chorus the students their end of the year concert will be held on Friday, June 8, 2018 at 10AM.

Lunch with someone special forms are due now.

PLEASE DO NOT HESITATE TO CALL THE SCHOOL WITH ANY QUESTIONS YOU MAY HAVE AT 401-568-1330

Breakfast Menu

Lunch Menu

***********************  PTF ****************************

There were some extra yearbooks purchased that will be on sale soon for $25 on a first come first serve basis.  Please make sure that the money is on an envelope with your child’s name and homeroom on it with cash or a check made payable to “Callahan PTF.”


***********************  PTF ************************

Negative Lunch Balance-The negative balance policy is in effect.  The new negative balance limits for full pay students is - $19.50 this price reflects the new increase allowing full pay students to charge up to five breakfasts and five lunches. The reduced limit remains at -$3.50. If your child’s account goes over this amount they will have an alternate lunch of that consists of two sides, milk and a sunny butter and jelly sandwich. Please visit the school district’s lunch program for more information:

http://bsd-ri.net/parents/lunch-menus

To add money to your child’s account electronically: https://www.myschoolbucks.com/index.jsp

Please visit our school website for important messages at:

http://callahan.bsd-ri.net/principal-s-blog



Week Of 5-27-2018

posted May 25, 2018, 1:52 PM by David Brissette

5-27-2018

No School Monday, May 28, 2018 Memorial Day.Thank you to all of our Veterans that have served our country.

Thank you to the families and students that showed up to work with our teachers to beautify the flower beds and school grounds at our school.  There were only a couple of families and we look forward to doing this again in the future…..Stay tuned.

Field Day 2018 will take place at Callahan on Tuesday, June 5, 2018 with a rain date of Wednesday, June 6, 2018. There will be a flyer coming home from the school on this coming week.  A big thank you to the Callahan PTA for providing the waterslides and BBQ for our students.

PLEASE DO NOT HESITATE TO CALL THE SCHOOL WITH ANY QUESTIONS YOU MAY HAVE AT 401-568-1330

Breakfast Menu

Lunch Menu

***********************  PTF ****************************

Any Kids Kreation Artwork that wasn’t picked up last week can be picked up in the office on Monday.  WE STILL HAVE A FEW. Please call ahead first.  Thank you!

The Callahan Ice Cream Social will take place on Friday, June 1, 2018 from 6:30-8:30PM at WLC Callahan School cafeteria. Tickets are for sale at the door. Please see the attached.

There were some extra yearbooks purchased that will be on sale soon for $25 on a first come first serve basis.  Please make sure that the money is on an envelope with your child’s name and homeroom on it with cash or a check made payable to “Callahan PTF.”


***********************  PTF ************************

Negative Lunch Balance-The negative balance policy is in effect.  The new negative balance limits for full pay students is - $19.50 this price reflects the new increase allowing full pay students to charge up to five breakfasts and five lunches. The reduced limit remains at -$3.50. If your child’s account goes over this amount they will have an alternate lunch of that consists of two sides, milk and a sunny butter and jelly sandwich. Please visit the school district’s lunch program for more information:

http://bsd-ri.net/parents/lunch-menus

To add money to your child’s account electronically: https://www.myschoolbucks.com/index.jsp

Please visit our school website for important messages at:

http://callahan.bsd-ri.net/principal-s-blog



Week Of 5-20-2018

posted May 18, 2018, 2:17 PM by David Brissette

5-20-2018

Students in grade 5 will be participating in the new NGSS Science Testing on May 22, 23, & 24.

Calling all Callahan Green Thumbs….On Wednesday, May 23, 2018 we are having a school beautification evening and looking for about 25 to 30 people to help out that afternoon. We are looking to clean up the school gardens. Many hands will make this work quick.  Please see the attached flyer for more information.

PLEASE DO NOT HESITATE TO CALL THE SCHOOL WITH ANY QUESTIONS YOU MAY HAVE AT 401-568-1330

Breakfast Menu

Lunch Menu

***********************  PTF ****************************

Any Kids Kreation Artwork that wasn’t picked up last week can be picked up in the office on Monday.  Please call ahead first. Thank you!

The Callahan Ice Cream Social will take place on Friday, June 1, 2018 from 6:30-8:30PM at WLC Callahan School cafeteria.

We would like to congratulate Ms Mikuklo's classroom for raising over $200 during our Pennies for Patients Drive this year to help the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. That means they have won themselves a Pizza Party!! We would also like to recognize Mrs. Auclair's classroom for 2nd place and Mrs. Dyer's classroom for coming in 3rd. W.L. Callahan raised over $1,200 together, Good job everyone!!

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Negative Lunch Balance-The negative balance policy is in effect.  The new negative balance limits for full pay students is - $19.50 this price reflects the new increase allowing full pay students to charge up to five breakfasts and five lunches. The reduced limit remains at -$3.50. If your child’s account goes over this amount they will have an alternate lunch of that consists of two sides, milk and a sunny butter and jelly sandwich. Please visit the school district’s lunch program for more information:

http://bsd-ri.net/parents/lunch-menus

To add money to your child’s account electronically: https://www.myschoolbucks.com/index.jsp

Please visit our school website for important messages at:

http://callahan.bsd-ri.net/principal-s-blog



Week Of 5-13-2018

posted May 12, 2018, 6:13 PM by David Brissette

5-13-2018

Students in grade 5 will be participating in the new NGSS Science Testing on May 22, 23, & 24.

Calling all Callahan Green Thumbs….On Wednesday, May 23, 2018 we are having a school beautification evening and looking for about 25 to 30 people to help out that afternoon. We are looking to clean up the school gardens. Many hands will make this work quick.  Please see the attached flyer for more information.

Progress Reports were electronically posted on Friday to skyward and there was an issue with some please try to log into skyward again to view them.

PLEASE DO NOT HESITATE TO CALL THE SCHOOL WITH ANY QUESTIONS YOU MAY HAVE AT 401-568-1330

Breakfast Menu

Lunch Menu

***********************  PTF ****************************

Any Kids Kreation Artwork that wasn’t picked up this past Friday can be picked up in the office on Monday.  Please call ahead first. Thank you!

***********************  PTF ************************

Negative Lunch Balance-The negative balance policy is in effect.  The new negative balance limits for full pay students is - $19.50 this price reflects the new increase allowing full pay students to charge up to five breakfasts and five lunches. The reduced limit remains at -$3.50. If your child’s account goes over this amount they will have an alternate lunch of that consists of two sides, milk and a sunny butter and jelly sandwich. Please visit the school district’s lunch program for more information:

http://bsd-ri.net/parents/lunch-menus

To add money to your child’s account electronically: https://www.myschoolbucks.com/index.jsp

Please visit our school website for important messages at:

http://callahan.bsd-ri.net/principal-s-blog



Week Of 4-29-2018

posted Apr 29, 2018, 6:31 AM by David Brissette

4-27-2018

Thank you to all of our families for sending your students to us ready for testing.  I was impressed on how hard they worked. Once again, thank you to all of you. NGSS Science testing is coming up soon.  Students in grade 5 will be participating on May 22, 23, & 24.

Our annual Learning Celebration  will be taking place this Thursday, May 3, 2018 from 5:00-6:30PM at WLC.  Your children will be coming home with a Yellow flyer last week.  Please turn that in if you are attending. We hope to see you all there.

Our annual reading week is coming up soon….Just to give you all a preview the following days will have the following themes (please see attached):

READING WEEK

Libraries Rock!

DAILY ACTIVITIES

Monday-May 7th

Crazy Hair-Rockstar hair day/ 80s hair band day


Tuesday-May 8th

Black and White Day- Everyone dress in black and white

No electronics day….books only


Wednesday-May 9th

Pj Day with Buddy Class Reading.


Thursday-May 10th

Dress as a Rock Star, Pop Star, or Country Star

You could also wear your favorite Music t-shirt


Friday-May 11th

Rooster Games for Grade 5: Wear your team color

Callahan Colt Day for Grades 2, 3, 4: Wear our school colors



Need a new mattress?? Consider supporting BHS sports programs and save yourself some money. Please see the attached about an upcoming opportunity to purchase a mattress right here in town.


PLEASE DO NOT HESITATE TO CALL THE SCHOOL WITH ANY QUESTIONS YOU MAY HAVE AT 401-568-1330

Breakfast Menu

Lunch Menu

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Rooster Games are almost here…. We need 5th grade parents who can volunteer to help out on Friday, May 11, 2018 from 9:30-1:15. This year’s events are taking place at SFE.  There will be free pizza to all involved after this event. If you are interested or have more questions, please contact Staci Mansolf:  mansolfs@bsd-ri.net

Field Day volunteer request forms went home last week.  If you are able to help us please fill out the form and get it back to our school.

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Negative Lunch Balance-The negative balance policy is in effect.  The new negative balance limits for full pay students is - $19.50 this price reflects the new increase allowing full pay students to charge up to five breakfasts and five lunches. The reduced limit remains at -$3.50. If your child’s account goes over this amount they will have an alternate lunch of that consists of two sides, milk and a sunny butter and jelly sandwich. Please visit the school district’s lunch program for more information:

http://bsd-ri.net/parents/lunch-menus

To add money to your child’s account electronically: https://www.myschoolbucks.com/index.jsp

Please visit our school website for important messages at:

http://callahan.bsd-ri.net/principal-s-blog



Week of 4-8-2018

posted Apr 6, 2018, 1:19 PM by David Brissette


April Vacation...Just a friendly reminder that our April vacation runs from April 16-April 20.

Just wanted to let our families know that this year testing window for the RICAS testing for grades 3, 4, & 5 is as follows:

  • ELA Testing Tuesday, April 10 & Wednesday, April 12

  • Math Testing April 25 & 26

PLEASE MAKE SURE YOUR CHILD HAS A GOOD BREAKFAST AND GETS A PLEASE DO NOT HESITATE TO CALL THE SCHOOL WITH ANY QUESTIONS YOU MAY HAVE AT 401-568-1330

Breakfast Menu

Lunch Menu

***********************  PTF ****************************

The WLC Science Night has been rescheduled for Wednesday, April 11, 2018. The event will take place at 6:00PM in the school gym.

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Negative Lunch Balance-The negative balance policy is in effect.  The new negative balance limits for full pay students is - $19.50 this price reflects the new increase allowing full pay students to charge up to five breakfasts and five lunches. The reduced limit remains at -$3.50. If your child’s account goes over this amount they will have an alternate lunch of that consists of two sides, milk and a sunny butter and jelly sandwich. Please visit the school district’s lunch program for more information:

http://bsd-ri.net/parents/lunch-menus

To add money to your child’s account electronically: https://www.myschoolbucks.com/index.jsp

Please visit our school website for important messages at:

http://callahan.bsd-ri.net/principal-s-blog



Week of 4-1-2018

posted Mar 30, 2018, 8:13 AM by David Brissette

WLC Annual Talent Show was an overwhelming success again this year.  We are very proud of our talented students. Thank you all for coming out and supporting this great annual event.

Just wanted to let our families know that this year testing window for the RICAS testing for grades 3, 4, & 5 is as follows:

  • ELA Testing April 10 & April 12

  • Math Testing April 25 & 26

Kindergarten registration is this Tuesday, April 3, 2018 from 4-8PM and On Wednesday, April 4, 2018 from 4-8PM at the AT Levy school.  If you have a child who will be registering for kindergarten next year, please see the attached.

PLEASE DO NOT HESITATE TO CALL THE SCHOOL WITH ANY QUESTIONS YOU MAY HAVE AT 401-568-1330

Breakfast Menu

Lunch Menu

***********************  PTF ****************************

The WLC Science Night has been rescheduled for Wednesday, April 11, 2018. The event will take place at 6:00PM

The last chance to order a yearbook is online this week.  You can order a yearbook online at ybpay.lifetouch.com. Use this code for our school: 2273418

***********************  PTF ************************

Negative Lunch Balance-The negative balance policy is in effect.  The new negative balance limits for full pay students is - $19.50 this price reflects the new increase allowing full pay students to charge up to five breakfasts and five lunches. The reduced limit remains at -$3.50. If your child’s account goes over this amount they will have an alternate lunch of that consists of two sides, milk and a sunny butter and jelly sandwich. Please visit the school district’s lunch program for more information:

http://bsd-ri.net/parents/lunch-menus

To add money to your child’s account electronically: https://www.myschoolbucks.com/index.jsp

Please visit our school website for important messages at:

http://callahan.bsd-ri.net/principal-s-blog



Week of 3-25-2018

posted Mar 23, 2018, 1:20 PM by David Brissette

3-25-2018

Just a friendly reminder…...There is no school on Friday, March 30, 2018 in observance of Good Friday.

WLC Annual Talent Show (Please see attached) will be held on Thursday, March 29, 2018 from 6-8PM at the BHS auditorium. There will be a rehearsal for students who are in the talent show on Tuesday, March 27, 2018 from 3-5PM at BHS auditorium. (For the students who have permission to stay)  The students will bussed to the High school but have to be picked up and signed out by a parent. Please call the school if you have any questions.

Just wanted to let our families know that this year testing window for the RICAS testing for grades 3, 4, & 5 is as follows:

  • ELA Testing April 10-April 12

  • Math Testing April 25-26

SurveyWorks Survey:  A Big Thank you to the 42 families that have responded to the Survey!! I know we have more than 42 families and we would love to hear from you and even though our window has passed by, we are still asking that parents complete the online SurveyWorks Survey.  This survey provides school districts with valuable information that can help to inform changes.  Your participation would be greatly appreciated! The survey can be accessed at: https://surveys.panoramaed.com/ride/login and our Family login code is 03107family.  All students have completed their survey in school during their technology classes.


Kindergarten registration is right around the corner.  If you have a child who will be registering for kindergarten next year, please see the attached.

PLEASE DO NOT HESITATE TO CALL THE SCHOOL WITH ANY QUESTIONS YOU MAY HAVE AT 401-568-1330

Breakfast Menu

Lunch Menu

***********************  PTF ****************************

The WLC Science Night has been rescheduled for Wednesday, April 11, 2018. The event will take place at 6:00PM

Personalizing a yearbook is coming to an end soon….Last chance to do this (Your child’s name on yearbook) will be on Thursday, March 29th.The last day to order a yearbook will be on April 4th. You can also order a yearbook online at ybpay.lifetouch.com. Use this code for our school: 2273418

***********************  PTF ************************

Negative Lunch Balance-The negative balance policy is in effect.  The new negative balance limits for full pay students is - $19.50 this price reflects the new increase allowing full pay students to charge up to five breakfasts and five lunches. The reduced limit remains at -$3.50. If your child’s account goes over this amount they will have an alternate lunch of that consists of two sides, milk and a sunny butter and jelly sandwich. Please visit the school district’s lunch program for more information:

http://bsd-ri.net/parents/lunch-menus

To add money to your child’s account electronically: https://www.myschoolbucks.com/index.jsp

Please visit our school website for important messages at:

http://callahan.bsd-ri.net/principal-s-blog



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