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Update for the Week of April 29th
Update for the Week of April 29th
Paul Barrette
Sunday, April 28, 2019

Hello OCRS families,

Important Information

Teen Rated Video Games and Elementary Students

We have been noticing more and more of our younger students, even in 1st grade, talking about Teen Rated Video Games while at school. While there are a lot of appropriate video games for younger children, it's also extremely easy for young children to find games that are not age-appropriate, especially if they share devices with older children. Unfortunately, some students have been discussing these games at school and repeating the language that they are hearing in the games without really understanding the words they are saying. This can be upsetting and scary for other students and their families.

As families, it can be difficult to figure out what types of content is included in video games, apps, movies, and TV shows. If families are looking for resources to turn to when considering whether or not a game, app, movie, or TV show is age appropriate, one great place to start is Common Sense Media at

East Smithfield Library May Newsletter

There are MANY exciting resources and events coming up at the East Smithfield Library in the month of May. Check them out in this newsletter at

Upcoming Dates and Events

PTA General Membership Meeting, May 2nd at 7:00 p.m.

The date of this meeting has been rescheduled! The PTA General Membership Meeting will be held on Thursday, May 2nd at 7:00 p.m. in the OCRS Library. All OCRS families are welcome and encouraged to attend!

YMCA “Healthy Kids Day”, May 4th from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

The Smithfield YMCA is hosting their 13th annual "Big Truck" & "Healthy Kids" Day on Saturday, May 2nd from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Smithfield YMCA. The event is open to the entire community and there will be a variety of activities, including music, face painting, and climbing on "big trucks". Mr. Barrette will be in the Dunk Tank from 11:30 a.m. until 12:00 noon! Check out more information at

PTA "Student Choice" Dance, May 5th from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

The OCRS PTA is hosting a "Student Choice" Dance on Sunday, May 5th from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at Crystal Lake Golf Course in Burrillville. The theme of the dance is "Under the Sea".

OCRS Teaching and Learning Night and Art Show, May 9th from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

The annual OCRS Teaching and Learning Night and Art Show will be held on Thursday, May 9th from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.  All OCRS families are invited and encouraged to stop by and check out the awesome learning that your students have been involved in, as well as the incredible student art!

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