Principal's Blog


Week Of 4-21-2019

posted Apr 18, 2019, 11:55 AM by David Brissette

Dear Parents/Guardians,

We hope you all had a great vacation……...Change in Lunch for Monday, April 22, 2019……..I just wanted to reach out to you and let you know that there will be a change in the second option for lunches on Monday 4/22.  Instead of Cheesy Stick, it will be Chicken patty.

RICAS testing will be finishing up this week on the at Callahan on the following date:

  • Math Testing-April 23 & 24

  • Grade 5 Science testing- April 30 &  May 1

Please Mark Your Calendars….

The Callahan Student Showcase Of Learning- Thursday, May 2, 2019 5:00-6:30PM see attached.....

Spring Grounds Cleaning- On Thursday, may 9, 2019 we will be holding our second annual Spring Cleaning at Callahan.  Help us weed the gardens and trim the hedges. Last year were done in a few hours. Please feel free to drop in and help us on that afternoon.  For more information please contact Mrs. Costa at costab@bsd-ri.net

End of year planning dates for Callahan Families:

Field Day: Wednesday, May 29, 2019 (Raindate Thursday, May 30, 2019)

Moving Up Day (Gr. 5): Friday, June 14, 2019 1:00PM

Lunch With Someone Special: Monday, June 17, 2019 @ 11:30


Rad Kids-Please consider this new and exciting opportunity for your children especially in the world they are growing up in. Please see the attached:        https://www.burrillville.org/home/news/new-radkids-personal-empowerment-safety-education-program-announced.  

 

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

 

WLC Lunch and Breakfast Menu

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Please remember that there will be plenty of opportunities for parents and guardians to volunteer at all of the end of year events.  If you intend on volunteering you need to have a BCI on file from this school year (not calendar year). By state law a parent/guardian has to have one completed each school year in order to volunteer in school or on field trips.  If you want to help out please do not wait until the last minute to get your BCI check finished.


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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 4-14-2019

posted Apr 12, 2019, 9:14 AM by David Brissette

Dear Parents/Guardians,

Please Enjoy your April Vacation!!!! School resumes on 4-22-2019

RICAS testing will be taking place this year at Callahan on the following dates:

  • Math Testing-April 23 & 24

Rad Kids-Please consider this new and exciting opportunity for your children especially in the world they are growing up in. Please see the attached (It has been revised):        www.sicg.solutions/radkids

Our annual Student Showcase Of Learning is coming up soon…...Please see the attached.


Week Of 4-7-2019

posted Apr 5, 2019, 1:07 PM by David Brissette   [ updated Apr 5, 2019, 1:08 PM ]

Dear Parents/Guardians,

RICAS testing will be taking place this year at Callahan on the following dates:

  • ELA testing-April 9 & 10

  • Math Testing-April 23 & 24


From The Talent Show Coordinators…….

Friendly reminder that talent show rehearsals will be on Tuesday, April 9th from 3:00-5:30 at the high school. Students will be bused from Callahan and will need to be picked up by an adult at 5:30. Please have your ID ready.

W.L. Callahan's annual talent show will be held on Thursday, April 11th at Burrillville High School. Doors open at 5:30. Tickets were sold in advance so please remember to bring them with you to show at the door. There are about 60 remaining tickets that can be purchased at the door. These will be sold on a first come first serve basis. There will be a concession stand and several raffles offered. All proceeds will go directly to Callahan.

Ms. Holly, Mrs. Mikulko, Mr. Barrows
and Mrs. Hopkins

Rad Kids-Please consider this new and exciting opportunity for your children especially in the world they are growing up in. Please see the attached:        https://www.burrillville.org/home/news/new-radkids-personal-empowerment-safety-education-program-announced.  

Please see the attached from Burrillville Youth Football:

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

 

WLC Lunch and Breakfast Menu

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Nothing at this time


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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 3-24-2019

posted Mar 22, 2019, 1:13 PM by David Brissette

Dear Parents/Guardians,

Book fair is being held during students library classes this week.  If you have any questions, please e-mail Mrs. Williamson ( williamsona@bsd-ri.net ) The fair will also be open during Parent Teacher Conferences.

Parent Teacher Conferences will take place this Wednesday, March 27, 2019 from 5-8PM.  Hope to see all of you there.

RICAS testing will be taking place this year at Callahan on the following dates:

  • ELA testing-April 9 & 10

  • Math Testing-April 23 & 24

From The Talent Show Coordinators…….

The first round of Talent show tickets Has ended! if anyone would like to purchase additional tickets, now is the time!
Tickets are selling fast so please make sure you send in the form and money (cash only) by Friday April 5th. If you have any questions or need an extra form please don’t hesitate to call the office or email me at shafferh@bsd-ri.net.

Ms. Holly, Mrs. Mikulko, Mr. Barrows
and Mrs. Hopkins

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

LAST CALL THIS WEEK……..March>>>>>Food Collection for the month of March for the weekend backpack program will be canned pasta meals like ravioli, Spaghetti O’s, Beefaroni, etc.  We were hoping you would consider donating some for our weekend backpack program. Any help will be appreciated. Thank you Callahan families in advance for your support LAST CALL THIS WEEK

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


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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 3-17-2019

posted Mar 15, 2019, 1:18 PM by David Brissette

Dear Parents/Guardians,

Thank you from all of us for those of you that attended our annual Spring Breakfast!

From The Talent Show Coordinators…….

The first round of Talent show tickets Has ended! if anyone would like to purchase additional tickets, now is the time!
Tickets are selling fast so please make sure you send in the form and money (cash only) by Friday April 5th. If you have any questions or need an extra form please don’t hesitate to call the office or email me at shafferh@bsd-ri.net.

Ms. Holly, Mrs. Mikulko, Mr. Barrows
and Mrs. Hopkins

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

March>>>>>Food Collection for the month of March for the weekend backpack program will be canned pasta meals like ravioli, Spaghetti O’s, Beefaroni, etc.  We were hoping you would consider donating some for our weekend backpack program. Any help will be appreciated. Thank you Callahan families in advance for your support!

WLC Lunch and Breakfast Menu

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Last Call for Personalized Yearbooks this Week…...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

Last call so please see the attached offer for a special Providence Bruins/Star Wars night.  This will be offered for March 22 and March 23.

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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 3-10-2019

posted Mar 8, 2019, 2:10 PM by David Brissette

Dear Parents/Guardians,

Friendly Reminder that Daylight Savings time begins Sunday……

The annual Callahan Spring Breakfast will be coming up this Saturday,  March 16, 2019.  Please note tickets will be available at the door. Please support this major school fundraiser.

We are in our last week for collecting items for our Spring Breakfast Theme baskets.   Items  were due on Friday, March 8, 2019. The parent group is putting together baskets on Monday, March 11 right at the close of the school day, so please send in any last minute items. Please see attachment for your child’s classroom theme.


From The Talent Show Coordinators…….

The annual talent show will be held Thursday April 11th at 5:30 at the Burrillville High School. Tickets can be purchased starting March 1st through March 15th. A flyer was sent home on Thursday February 28th. Please complete the form and send in as soon as possible since tickets are limited. Families will be allowed to purchase a maximum of four tickets, which includes children who need a seat. If there are seats remaining we will allow families to purchase additional tickets after March 15th. More information will be sent out at a later date if there are seats remaining. We ask for cash only for adult tickets and a canned good for child tickets. If your child is performing, you do not need to purchase a ticket for them. Thank you!
Ms. Holly, Mrs. Mikulko, Mr. Barrows
and Mrs. Hopkins

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

March>>>>>Food Collection for the month of March for the weekend backpack program will be canned pasta meals like ravioli, Spaghetti O’s, Beefaroni, etc.  We were hoping you would consider donating some for our weekend backpack program. Any help will be appreciated. Thank you Callahan families in advance for your support!

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

Please see the attached offer for a special Providence Bruins/Star Wars night.  This will be offered for March 22 and March 23.

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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 3-3-2019

posted Feb 28, 2019, 7:26 PM by David Brissette

Dear Parents/Guardians,

We are in our last week for collecting items for our Spring Breakfast Theme baskets.  Your child came home with a Pink flyer with their classroom theme.  Please consider donating to your child’s classroom basket. Items are due on Friday, March 8, 2019. Please see attachment for your child’s classroom theme.


From The Talent Show Coordinators…….

The annual talent show will be held Thursday April 11th at 5:30 at the Burrillville High School. Tickets can be purchased starting March 1st through March 15th. A flyer was sent home on Thursday February 28th. Please complete the form and send in as soon as possible since tickets are limited. Families will be aloud to purchase a maximum of four tickets, which includes children who need a seat. If there are seats remaining we will allow families to purchase additional tickets after March 15th. More information will be sent out at a later date if there are seats remaining. We ask for cash only for adult tickets and a canned good for child tickets. Thank you!
Ms. Holly, Mrs. Mikulko, Mr. Barrows
and Mrs. Hopkins

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

March>>>>>Food Collection for the month of March for the weekend backpack program will be canned pasta meals like ravioli, Spaghetti O’s, Beefaroni, etc.  We were hoping you would consider donating some for our weekend backpack program. Any help will be appreciated. Thank you Callahan families in advance for your support!

WLC Lunch and Breakfast Menu

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

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. Please support this major school fundraiser.

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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 2-24-2019

posted Feb 22, 2019, 2:03 PM by David Brissette

Dear Parents/Guardians,

From The Talent Show Coordinators…….

The annual talent show will be held Thursday April 11th at 5:30 at the Burrillville High School. Tickets can be purchased starting March 1st through March 15th. A flyer will be sent home on Thursday February 28th. Please complete the form and send in as soon as possible since tickets are limited. Families will be aloud to purchase a maximum of four tickets, which includes children who need a seat. If there are seats remaining we will allow families to purchase additional tickets after March 15th. More information will be sent out at a later date if there are seats remaining. We ask for cash only for adult tickets and a canned good for child tickets. Thank you!
Ms. Holly, Mrs. Mikulko, Mr. Barrows
and Mrs. Hopkins

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 that day.  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 97 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.

***********************  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 2-17-2019

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

***********************  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 2-10-2019

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



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