Week Of 3-1-2015

Post date: Mar 1, 2015 3:20:45 PM


As you know, Dr. Pallotta has decided to make up one of our snow days by adding 11 minutes to the end of each school day over a 6 week period. This was scheduled to begin on Monday, March 2nd. However, we are still awaiting approval from the Department of Education to implement this plan.

Therefore, the school schedule will remain the same until further notice. I will update you as soon as I receive confirmation that we can move forward.

My apologies for any inconvenience, and my thanks for your patience!

One of Callahan’s major fundraisers will be here soon. Please join us on March 14, 2015 for our Annual Spring Breakfast held at the Burrillville High School Cafeteria. A big part of the money we make on this day is the raffle of student made baskets. Please look for a flyer from your child’s teacher that will explain what their classroom theme is and how you can help out. Please see the attached list of themes by homeroom teacher.

PARCC Testing……

More information to follow soon…...but please keep these dates in mind (correction in date in bold underline for grade 3):

Grade 5 Testing

Mon, March 16- ELA Session 1

Tues, March 17- ELA Session 2

Wed, March 18-ELA Session 3

Thu, March 19- Math Session 1

Fri, March 20-Math Session 2

Grade 4 Testing

Mon, March 23- ELA Session 1

Tues, March 24- ELA Session 2

Wed, March 25-ELA Session 3

Thu, March 26- Math Session 1

Fri, March 27-Math Session 2

Grade 3 Testing

Mon, March 30- ELA Session 1

Tues, March 31- ELA Session 2

Wed, April 1-ELA Session 3

Thu, April 2- Math Session 1

Mon, April 6-Math Session 2

Please make every effort to have your child in school on these days. There is make-up time in the schedule but it is best that they test with their regular classmates.

Spring Breakfast-The annual Callahan Spring breakfast will take place on Saturday, March 14, 2015. A Flyer to pre-order tickets will be coming home soon. Please save the date.

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There are two flyers attached about the Yearbook. One is for 5th grade students to put their baby picture in the yearbook and the other is for all parents who want to add a “Messages from the Heart” in the yearbook(a personalized message for your child). Please contact the school if you have any questions.

*Yearbook forms are out. If you have any questions, please contact the school. If you would like to order online you may do so at the following website: YBPay.lifetouch.com with the Callahan yearbook code: 2273415

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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:


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

Please visit our school website for important messages at: