Principal's Blog


Week of 2-25-2018

posted Feb 23, 2018, 2:08 PM by David Brissette

2-25-2018

SurveyWorks Survey:  A Big Thank you to the 17 families that have responded to the Survey!! I know we have more than 17 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.

Thank you in advance for your support!

Interested in Substitute Teaching, please see attached letter…(THERE IS NO LONGER AN EVENING SESSION.)

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

Breakfast Menu

Lunch Menu

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

Please mark your calendars now…...On March 17, 2018 we are holding our annual Spring Breakfast at the BHS cafeteria from 8-10:30. Pre sale flyer went home this week. Please see attached for pre-sale tickets.   Please see the attached for your child's classroom theme basket.

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


Week Of 2-18-2018

posted Feb 16, 2018, 1:13 PM by David Brissette

2-18-2018

A Friendly Reminder….Winter Break for Burrillville will be Monday, February 19 & Tuesday, February 20.  There will be no school on these days.

Talent Show information…..

Talent show try-outs will be held Thursday, February 22nd in the afternoon. If your child is trying out, please make sure they rehearse before this try out and bring all props (if needed) to school this day. Not all students interested in the talent show will make it into the show due to a large amount of students trying out so PRACTICE, PRACTICE, PRACTICE.

SurveyWorks Survey:  Even though our window has passed by, we are still asking that parent still 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 school login code is 03107family.  All students will be completing their survey in school during their technology classes.  Please see the attached:

Thank you in advance for your support!

Interested in Substitute Teaching, please see attached letter.

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

Breakfast Menu

Lunch Menu

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

Please mark your calendars now…...On March 17, 2018 we are holding our annual Spring Breakfast at the BHS cafeteria from 8-10:30. Pre sale flyer went home this week. Please see attached for pre-sale tickets.  Please see the attached for your child's classroom theme basket.


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



Week Of 2-11-2018

posted Feb 9, 2018, 2:28 PM by David Brissette

2-11-2018

A Friendly Reminder….Winter Break for Burrillville will be Monday, February 19 & Tuesday, February 20.  There will be no school on those days.  

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!  Even though the window for our school has gone by, you can still take the survey.   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.   Please see the attached parent/guardian letter for more guidance.  

Thank you in advance for your support!

PLEASE See the attached message from our school nurse…….

Interested in Substitute Teaching, please see attached letter.

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

Breakfast Menu

Lunch Menu

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

Please mark your calendars now…...On March 17, 2018 we are holding our annual Spring Breakfast at the BHS cafeteria from 8-10:30. Look out for flyers and ticket pre-sale.  Please see the attached for your child's classroom theme basket. FLYERS FOR BASKETS WENT HOME THIS WEEK.

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



Week Of 2-4-2018

posted Feb 2, 2018, 1:35 PM by David Brissette

2-4-2018

Progress Report Access… You will be able to view your child’s report at the end of the day on Friday, February 2, 2018.  Please remember that this will be done through skyward. Please do the following:


  • To access your child’s report card, you will need to sign into Skyward and select “Portfolio” to view the report card attachment.

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 29th and February 9th.  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.   Please see the attached parent/guardian letter for more guidance.  

Thank you in advance for your support!

PLEASE See the attached message from our school nurse…….

The WLC 2018 Talent show tryouts will be taking place soon.  Please see attached for more information.


*ATTENTION* Weekend Backpack Program is in need of some food for the students that they support in Burrillville. Callahan  for the month of January we will be collecting any type of juice boxes.  Please consider helping us help others in need. They can turn these cans into their homeroom teachers.


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

Breakfast Menu

Lunch Menu

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

WLC Science night will be held this Wednesday, February 7, 2018 from 6-8PM.  Please see the attached for more information. No PTF Meeting for February.

Please mark your calendars now…...On March 17, 2018 we are holding our annual Spring Breakfast at the BHS cafeteria from 8-10:30. Look out for flyers and ticket pre-sale.  Please see the attached for your child's classroom theme basket.

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



Week of 1-28-2018

posted Jan 26, 2018, 2:23 PM by David Brissette

Progress reports will be delayed by a few days due to snow days.  The progress reports will be viewable on Skyward on February 2, 2018. You will be able to access these in the same place you access 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 the survey anytime between January 29th and February 9th.  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.   Please see the attached parent/guardian letter for more guidance.  

Thank you in advance for your support!


*ATTENTION* Weekend Backpack Program is in need of some food for the students that they support in Burrillville. Callahan  for the month of January we will be collecting any type of juice boxes.  Please consider helping us help others in need. They can turn these cans into their homeroom teachers.


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

Breakfast Menu

Lunch Menu

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

WLC Science night will be held on Wednesday, February 7, 2018 from 6-8PM.  Please see the attached for more information. No PTF Meeting for February.

Please mark your calendars now…...On March 17, 2018 we are holding our annual Spring Breakfast at the BHS cafeteria from 8-10:30. Look out for flyers and ticket pre-sale.

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


Week Of 1-21-2018

posted Jan 19, 2018, 11:50 AM by David Brissette   [ updated Jan 19, 2018, 11:51 AM ]


Mrs. Perrault wanted me to thank all of the parents for welcoming her at our school.  She also wanted me to let parents know that if you need to reach her in the office for anything hat she can be reached at 401-568-1330  ext- 100.  If you need to e-mail her anything, please email her at this address: perreaults@bsd-ri.net

Progress reports will be delayed by a few days due to snow days.  The progress reports will be viewable on Skyward on February 2, 2018.

Just as a reminder, we're completing SurveyWorks at WLC again this year and we are asking for parents to complete the survey as well. The window for parents to complete the survey is January 29-February 9. Please be on the lookout for more information soon.

Thank you in advance for your support!

Dr. Ken Wagner, the Commissioner of Education for Rhode Island will be visiting our district on Tuesday, January 23rd.  Please see the attached invitation for more information – hope to see you there!

Our annual Pennies for Patients ends this coming Friday, January 26, 2018. Please consider helping out for this great cause.


*ATTENTION* Weekend Backpack Program is in need of some food for the students that they support in Burrillville. Callahan  for the month of January we will be collecting any type of juice boxes.  Please consider helping us help others in need. They can turn these cans into their homeroom teachers.


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

Breakfast Menu

Lunch Menu

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

WLC Science night will be held on Wednesday, February 7, 2018 from 6-8PM.  Please see the attached for more information.

Please mark your calendars now…...On March 17, 2018 we are holding our annual Spring Breakfast at the BHS cafeteria from 8-10:30. Look out for flyers and ticket pre-sale.

Yearbook forms are out. 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



Week of 1-14-2018

posted Jan 12, 2018, 2:17 PM by David Brissette

1-14-2018

Just as a reminder, we're completing SurveyWorks at WLC again this year and we are asking for parents to complete the survey as well. The window for parents to complete the survey is January 29-February 9. Please be on the lookout for more information soon.

Thank you in advance for your support!

Dr. Ken Wagner, the Commissioner of Education for Rhode Island will be visiting our district on Tuesday, January 23rd.  Please see the attached invitation for more information – hope to see you there!

Our annual Pennies for Patients drive will be kicking off next week. We raised over $1500 last year, let's see if we can beat that!! Be on the lookout for more information coming home.


*ATTENTION* Weekend Backpack Program is in need of some food for the students that they support in Burrillville. Callahan  for the month of January we will be collecting any type of juice boxes.  Please consider helping us help others in need. They can turn these cans into their homeroom teachers.


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

Breakfast Menu

Lunch Menu

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

Please mark your calendars now…...On March 17, 2018 we are holding our annual Spring Breakfast at the BHS cafeteria from 8-10:30. Look out for flyers and ticket pre-sale.

Please be on the lookout for a Chipotle that went home last week.  Callahan will get 50% of sales with a flyer from that day. We have attached one for your convenience.

Yearbook forms are out. 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



Week of 1-7-2018

posted Jan 5, 2018, 10:46 AM by David Brissette

1-7-2018

Please remember that Mrs. Perrault replaced Mrs. Jenness.  Please welcome her back to our school. Her e-mail address is as follows: perreaults@bsd-ri.net

Please make sure your children are dressed appropriately for the winter months.  We will be having outdoor recess as weather permits.  Please make sure your child has a winter hat, coat and gloves.  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the school.

Our annual Pennies for Patients drive will be kicking off next week. We raised over $1500 last year, let's see if we can beat that!! Be on the lookout for more information coming home.


*ATTENTION* Weekend Backpack Program is in need of some food for the students that they support in Burrillville. Callahan  for the month of January we will be collecting any type of juice boxes.  Please consider helping us help others in need. They can turn these cans into their homeroom teachers.


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

Breakfast Menu

Lunch Menu

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

Please be on the lookout for a Chipotle flyer coming home this week.  Callahan will get 50% of sales with a flyer from that day. We have attached one for your convenience.

Yearbook forms are out. 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



Week Of 12-17-2017

posted Dec 15, 2017, 1:06 PM by David Brissette

12-17-2017

There will be a Holiday Concert on Wednesday, December 20, 2017 at 10:30. Families of students in chorus are welcomed to attend.

Just wanted to let our families know that Mrs. Jenness our school secretary is taking a new position at the Burrillville Middle School that will begin right after the holiday break.  We wish her well in her new endeavor and will miss her dearly.

Report Card Access… You will be able to view your child’s report at the end of the day on Friday, December 15, 2017.  Please remember that this will be done through skyward. Please do the following:

  • If you need assistance accessing the parent portal in Skyward, please follow this link: http://www.bsd-ri.net/for-parents-and-students/skyward


  • To access your child’s report card, you will need to sign into Skyward and select “Portfolio” to view the report card attachment.




See attached from Mrs. Mayhew about our new electronic report card and changes in our grading system.

Holiday Spirit Week 2017 Is this week

Monday, Dec. 18th

Wear green, red, and/or glitz to show your holiday spirit

Tuesday, Dec. 19th

Holiday Sweater Tuesday


Wednesday, Dec. 20th

Jammie Jam Wednesday


Thursday, Dec. 21st

Holiday Hat Thursday


Friday Dec. 22nd

Flannel Friday


*ATTENTION* Weekend Backpack Program is in need of some food for the students that they support in Burrillville. Callahan  for the month of December will be collecting things like Spaghetti O’s, Beefaroni, Raviolis, etc.  Please consider helping us help others in need. They can turn these cans into their homeroom teachers.

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 for more information):

A message from Our Friend Alan Shawn Feinstein…..

The Texas Roadhouse Restaurant in Cranston (sorry, Cranston only) is inviting our Jr. Scholars (show your card) to a free meal when accompanied by their parents.

I want to wish you all a wonderful holiday season and hope I can get to visit you in the near future.

As ever,

Alan Shawn Feinstein


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

Breakfast Menu

Lunch Menu

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

Next PTF Meeting Will be held on January 3.2018 at 6:00PM.

***********************  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 12-10-2017

posted Dec 8, 2017, 1:22 PM by David Brissette

12-10-2017

There will be a Holiday Concert on Wednesday, December 20, 2017 at 10:30.

Report Card Access… You will be able to view your child’s report at the end of the day on Friday, December 15, 2017.  Please remember that this will be done through skyward. Please do the following:

  • If you need assistance accessing the parent portal in Skyward, please follow this link: http://www.bsd-ri.net/for-parents-and-students/skyward


  • To access your child’s report card, you will need to sign into Skyward and select “Portfolio” to view the report card attachment.






See attached from Mrs. Mayhew about our new electronic report card and changes in our grading system.

Please Prepare for Our Holiday Spirit Week 2017

Monday, Dec. 18th

Wear green, red, and/or glitz to show your holiday spirit

Tuesday, Dec. 19th

Holiday Sweater Tuesday


Wednesday, Dec. 20th

Jammie Jam Wednesday


Thursday, Dec. 21st

Holiday Hat Thursday


Friday Dec. 22nd

Flannel Friday



Holiday Movie The BHS Students Taking Action Responsibly (STAR) will be showing the movie Elf at the Assembly Theatre in Harrisville on Friday, December 15, 2017 at 7:00PM. The fee to see the movie will be $5.00.  All money raised will be for the BHS STAR club.



*ATTENTION* Weekend Backpack Program is in need of some food for the students that they support in Burrillville. Callahan  for the month of December will be collecting things like Spaghetti O’s, Beefaroni, Raviolis, etc.  Please consider helping us help others in need. They can turn these cans into their homeroom teachers.

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 for more information):

CLINICS HOSTED AT:

Burrillville Middle School

2220 Bronco Highway

Harrisville, RI 02830


CLINIC DATES:

Tuesday 12/12/2017 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  ****************************

The Yankee Candle and Mixed Bag fundraisers will be available for pick up on Wedneday, December 13, 2017 from 4-7PM in the cafeteria.  Please enter through the rear of our building.

Next PTF Meeting Will be held on January 3.2018 at 6:00PM.

***********************  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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