Principal's Blog


Week Of 2-17-2019

posted Feb 15, 2019, 1:41 PM by David Brissette

Friendly Reminder…..There is no school on Monday, February 18th (Presidents’ Day) and On Tuesday, February 19th (Winter Recess).  

The Six Flags Reading Log is due on Wednesday, February 27, 2019. Please remember that your child has to log 6 hours (360 minutes) in order to receive one free admission ticket to any participating Six Flags Parks.

Please remember to send a note to school with your child in the morning when you have a dismissal change for your child. Mrs. Perreault (Perreaults@bsd-ri.net) needs this information first thing in the morning. Please see the attached to help with that note.

February>>>>>Food Collection for the month of February for the weekend backpack program will be peanut butter (Plastic containers only please).  We were hoping you would consider donating some for our weekend backpack program. Any help will be appreciated. Thank you Callahan families for the donations so far!! Our Goal is 100 Peanut butter jars!! So Far 73 Jars!!!!

We are now collecting items for our Spring Breakfast Theme baskets.  Your child will be coming home with a Pink flyer Monday afternoon with their classroom theme.  Please consider donating to your child’s classroom basket. Click here to see your child’s theme.  Items are due on Friday, March 8, 2019. Please see attachment.

WLC Lunch and Breakfast Menu

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Forms for “Messages from the heart” and our popular “5th grade baby photo” section are being collected right now.  Please see the attached.

Yearbook forms are out. You can also order a yearbook online at ybpay.lifetouch.com. Use this code for our school: 2273419

The order deadline this year is April 5, 2019

The annual Callahan Spring Breakfast will be coming up on March 16, 2019….Ticket Presale sheet is attached…..Please note tickets will be available at the door.

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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 2-10-2019

posted Feb 8, 2019, 12:46 PM by David Brissette

2-10-2019

Friendly Reminder…..There is no school on Monday, February 18th (Presidents’ Day) and On Tuesday, February 19th (Winter Recess).  

Progress reports have been available for 2nd trimester. You will check them the same way you check the report cards. Please click here to log on and go to portfolio for your child.  If you have more than one child in the school system please select which child you want to view.

Thank you Callahan Families!! SurveyWorks Survey:  Thank you all so much for taking the time out to take the survey for our school.  As of this message, over 90 family members took the survey. We look forward to seeing the results and how we can make this school a better experience for you and your child.


REMINDER……………………………...

For those of you who signed up…..our Math and Writing night takes place on Monday, February 11th from 5:30 - 6:45. Please enter through the front or rear of the building and we will get you to your starting location.


February>>>>>Food Collection for the month of February for the weekend backpack program will be peanut butter (Plastic containers only please).  We were hoping you would consider donating some for our weekend backpack program. Any help will be appreciated. Thank you Callahan families for the donations so far!! Our Goal is 100 Peanut butter jars!! So Far 22 Jars!!!!

We are now collecting items for our Spring Breakfast Theme baskets.  Your child will be coming home with a Pink flyer Monday afternoon with their classroom theme.  Please consider donating to your child’s classroom basket. Click here to see your child’s theme.  Items are due on Friday, March 8, 2019. Please see attachment.

WLC Lunch and Breakfast Menu

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

Forms for “Messages from the heart” and our popular “5th grade baby photo” section are being collected right now.  Please see the attached.

Yearbook forms are out. You can also order a yearbook online at ybpay.lifetouch.com. Use this code for our school: 2273419

The order deadline this year is April 5, 2019

The annual Callahan Spring Breakfast will be coming up on March 16, 2019….Ticket Presale sheet is attached…..Please note tickets will be available at the door.

***********************  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 2-3-2019

posted Feb 1, 2019, 1:25 PM by David Brissette

2-3-2019

Progress reports are now visible for the 2nd trimester. You will check them the same way you check the report cards.

SurveyWorks Survey:  It’s that time of year where we ask all students, parents, and faculty to 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! We are asking that parents complete youthe survey anytime between January 28th and February 8th.  The survey can be accessed at: https://surveys.panoramaed.com/ride/login and our school login code is 03107family.  All students will be completing their survey in school during their technology classes.To learn more about the program, please go here. Way to go Callahan!!!! So far 54 family members have completed the survey (10 more than last year all together)!!



Are you looking for ways to help your child with writing or math homework? Do you wonder why your child is using different math strategies when the way you learned in school seemed to work just fine? Are you curious about how to help your child develop a good story?
Come to an information session on Monday, February 11th from 5:30 - 6:45. when teachers from WLC will be facilitating sessions on these very topics. Parents will be able to go to different rooms and hear from teachers at various grade levels about what strategies they are using to teach math and writing in the classroom. During this time school age students will be participating in some fun activities in the library.


February>>>>>Food Collection for the month of February for the weekend backpack program will be peanut butter (Plastic containers only please).  We were hoping you would consider donating some for our weekend backpack program. Any help will be appreciated. Thank you Callahan families for the donations so far!! Our Goal is 100 Peanut butter jars!!

We are now collecting items for our Spring Breakfast Theme baskets.  Your child will be coming home with a Pink flyer Monday afternoon with their classroom theme.  Please consider donating to your child’s classroom basket. Click here to see your child’s theme.  Items are due on Friday, March 8, 2019. Please see attachment.

WLC Lunch and Breakfast Menu

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

Forms for “Messages from the heart” and our popular “5th grade baby photo” section are being collected right now.  Please see the attached.

Yearbook forms are out. You can also order a yearbook online at ybpay.lifetouch.com. Use this code for our school: 2273419

The order deadline this year is April 5, 2019

The annual Callahan Spring Breakfast will be coming up on March 16, 2019….Ticket Presale sheet is attached…..Please note tickets will be available at the door.

***********************  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 1-27-2019

posted Jan 27, 2019, 1:24 PM by David Brissette

1-27-2019

SurveyWorks Survey:  It’s that time of year where we ask all students, parents, and faculty to 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! We are asking that parents complete youthe survey anytime between January 28th and February 8th.  The survey can be accessed at: https://surveys.panoramaed.com/ride/login and our school login code is 03107family.  All students will be completing their survey in school during their technology classes.To learn more about the program, please go here.

Sign ups for Burrillville Lacrosse sign ups are open right now.  PLease see attached for more information.

Math and Writing information night will be taking place on the evening of Monday February 11, 2019 from 5:30-6:45PM  Please see the attached for more information.  These will be coming home with your child on Monday afternoon.


LAST WEEK>>>>>>Food Collection for the month of January for the weekend backpack program will be juice boxes.  While we know that juice boxes can be expensive, we were hoping you would consider donating some for our weekend backpack program. Any help will be appreciated. Thank you Callahan families for the donations so far!!


WLC Lunch and Breakfast Menu

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

Forms for “Messages from the heart” and our popular “5th grade baby photo” section are being collected right now.  Please see the attached.

Yearbook forms are out. You can also order a yearbook online at ybpay.lifetouch.com. Use this code for our school: 2273419

The order deadline this year is April 5, 2019

The annual Callahan Spring Breakfast will be coming up on March 16, 2019….Ticket Presale sheet is attached…..Please note tickets will be available at the door.

***********************  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 1-20-2019

posted Jan 18, 2019, 10:35 AM by David Brissette

1-20-2019

No School Monday, January 21, 2019 in observation of Martin Luther King Day.

Our annual family survey for SurveyWorks RI will be coming home to our families electronically next week.  This is your opportunity to tell us how well or not so well we are doing our jobs. Callahan’s survey window is from January 28 through February 8.  More information will be out next week. To learn more about the program, please go here.


Food Collection for the month of January for the weekend backpack program will be juice boxes.  While we know that juice boxes can be expensive, we were hoping you would consider donating some for our weekend backpack program. Any help will be appreciated. Thank you Callahan families for the donations so far!!


WLC Lunch and Breakfast Menu

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

Forms for “Messages from the heart” and our popular “5th grade baby photo” section are being collected right now.  Please see the attached.

Yearbook forms are out. You can also order a yearbook online at ybpay.lifetouch.com. Use this code for our school: 2273419

The order deadline this year is April 5, 2019

The annual Callahan Spring Breakfast will be coming up on March 16, 2019…..Please plan ahead!  Stay tuned for more information.

***********************  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 1-13, 2019

posted Jan 11, 2019, 2:23 PM by David Brissette

1-13-2019

Our annual family survey for SurveyWorks RI will be coming home to our families electronically next week.  This is your opportunity to tell us how well or not so well we are doing our jobs. Callahan’s survey window is from January 28 through February 8.  More information to follow. To learn more about the program, please go here.


Our annual Talent show will be held on Thursday, April 11, 2019.  Sign up sheets went home to families and the deadline for the show and tryouts is on January 18th. Please see attached for more information.

Food Collection for the month of January for the weekend backpack program will be juice boxes.  While we know that juice boxes can be expensive, we were hoping you would consider donating some for our weekend backpack program. Any help will be appreciated.

A Friendly reminder that report came out on Tuesday, December 18, 2018 and will be able to be accessed on skyward through your child’s portfolio. The Cards were available at 4:00PM on that day.  Please make sure you know how to access your child’s skyward account. As of this message 188 0f 331 student’s families checked their child’s report card.  For more information, please click here.

WLC Lunch and Breakfast Menu

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

Yearbook forms are out. You can also order a yearbook online at ybpay.lifetouch.com. Use this code for our school: 2273419

The order deadline this year is April 5, 2019

The annual Callahan Spring Breakfast will be coming up on March 16, 2019…..Please plan ahead!  Stay tuned for more information.

***********************  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 1-6-2019

posted Jan 4, 2019, 1:23 PM by David Brissette   [ updated Jan 4, 2019, 1:27 PM ]

Food Collection for the month of January for the weekend backpack program will be juice boxes.  While we know that juice boxes can be expensive, we were hoping you would consider donating some for our weekend backpack program. Any help will be appreciated.

Our annual Pennies for Patients drive will be kicking off next week. We raised over $1300 last year, let's see if we can beat that!! Be on the lookout for more information coming home.

We attached a convenient form for any change in your child's dismissal for the day. Feel free to print and use this for any changes to your child's dismissal.

Please see the attached about an opportunity to meet an author at the Pascoag Library this Monday, January 7, 2019.

A Friendly reminder that report came out on Tuesday, December 18, 2018 and will be able to be accessed on skyward through your child’s portfolio. The Cards were available at 4:00PM on that day.  Please make sure you know how to access your child’s skyward account. As of this message a little over half of our families checked their child’s report card.  For more information, please click here.

WLC Lunch and Breakfast Menu

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

Yearbook forms are out. You can also order a yearbook online at ybpay.lifetouch.com. Use this code for our school: 2273419

The order deadline this year is April 5, 2019

The annual Callahan Spring Breakfast will be coming up on March 16, 2019…..Please plan ahead!  Stay tuned for more information.

***********************  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 12-30-2018

posted Dec 29, 2018, 9:51 AM by David Brissette

Hope you are all enjoying your holiday break!  Happy New Year to all of our Callahan Families. Thank you to all of you and your children for the gifts and cards. It was truly appreciated!

There have been a lot of calls to the office for changes in dismissal on a daily basis.  We understand that emergencies occur on occasion. If there is any change in your child’s dismissal please send them in with a note in the morning.  This will help us insure the safety of your children. Any issue please e-mail Mrs. Perreault ( perreaults@bsd-ri.net ) or Mr. Brissette ( brissetted@bsd-ri.net ) with any questions about this.

A Friendly reminder that report came out on Tuesday, December 18, 2018 and will be able to be accessed on skyward through your child’s portfolio. The Cards were available at 4:00PM on that day.  Please make sure you know how to access your child’s skyward account. As of this message about half of our families checked their child’s report card.  For more information, please click here.

Tardy and Absence Students Just a friendly reminder that school starts for students at 8:40AM and students are marked tardy any time arriving after that time. Dr. Notes are the only way to get an absence marked excused.  If you have any questions please contact Mr. Brissette.

WLC Lunch and Breakfast Menu

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Yearbook forms are out. You can also order a yearbook online at ybpay.lifetouch.com. Use this code for our school: 2273419

The order deadline this year is April 5, 2019

The annual Callahan Spring Breakfast will be coming up on March 16, 2019…..Please plan ahead!  Stay tuned for more information.

***********************  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 12-16-2018

posted Dec 14, 2018, 2:37 PM by David Brissette

12-16-2018

Yankee Candle Fundraiser distribution will be on  Thursday, December 20, 2018 from 3-7PM in the cafeteria.

A Friendly reminder that report will be coming out on December 18, 2018 and will be able to be accessed on skyward through your child’s portfolio. The Cards will be available at 4:00PM.  Please make sure you know how to access your child’s skyward account. For more information, please click here.

The Callahan Lost and found is up to four big boxes of coats and sweatshirts. Please come and see us in the office if your child is missing any items.  We point this out to students but the items are all still there. Items not claimed by Holiday break will be donated to a local clothing closet.

****LAST CALL THIS WEEKTo help our Weekend Backpack program here at Callahan we are asking families to consider donating box macaroni and cheese and single servings. We will be collecting this for the month of December. Thank you so much for your help!! LAST CALL THIS WEEK*****


Breakfast Menu

Lunch Menu

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Yearbook forms are coming out this week. You can also order a yearbook online at ybpay.lifetouch.com. Use this code for our school: 2273419

The order deadline this year is April 5, 2019.

Yankee Candle Fundraiser distribution will be on  Thursday, December 20, 2018 from 3-7PM in the cafeteria.

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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 12-9-2018

posted Dec 7, 2018, 12:58 PM by David Brissette

12-9-2018

Callahan Chorus Concert for the Holidays on Monday, December 10, 2018 at BMS Auditorium at 6:00PM. Hope to see you there.

The Callahan Lost and found is up to four big boxes of coats and sweatshirts. Please come and see us in the office if your child is missing any items.  We point this out to students but the items are all still there. Items not claimed by Holiday break will be donated to a local clothing closet.

To help our Weekend Backpack program here at Callahan we are asking families to consider donating box macaroni and cheese and single servings. We will be collecting this for the month of December. Thank you so much for your help!!

A Friendly reminder that report will be coming out on December 18, 2018 and will be able to be accessed on skyward through your child’s portfolio. Please make sure you know how to access your child’s skyward account.  For more information, please click here.

Please plan ahead for the free flu clinics to be held in Burrillville.  The following is more information for you and your family (See Attached):

CLINIC HOSTED AT:

Burrillville Middle School

2220 Bronco Highway

Harrisville, RI 02830


CLINIC (STILL ONE MORE CHANCE):

Tuesday 12/11/2018 4 - 6:30 PM



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

Breakfast Menu

Lunch Menu

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

Yearbook forms are coming out this week. You can also order a yearbook online at ybpay.lifetouch.com. Use this code for our school: 2273419

The order deadline this year is April 5, 2019.


***********************  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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