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Update for the week of January 2nd
Update for the week of January 2nd
Paul Barrette
Wednesday, January 02, 2019

Happy New Year to all OCRS families! I hope that you all had an opportunity to relax and spend time with family during the holidays.

Important Information

"New Year's Resolutions" from Dr. Paolucci

The new superintendent blog post, "New Year's Resolutions," provides resolutions for the school district and a New Year's greeting to our school community. You can read the post at http://judypaolucci.edublogs.o...

District Newsletter for January 2019

The latest District Newsletter for January 2019 is available at https://docs.google.com/docume... There is important information in this newsletter regarding School Ratings, the selection of an "Owner's Project Manager" for the Elementary Reconfiguration Project, and how the state's formula for education aid will impact Smithfield in 2019-20.

"How to Help Children Calm Down" article

Over the holiday break, I spent some of my time reading and catching up on professional articles. One of the most interesting articles that I read was "How to Help Children Calm Down, Techniques for helping kids regulate their emotions and avoid explosive behavior". The author does a terrific job offering some concrete approaches to helping children regulate strong emotions and I thought that it was worth sharing with all OCRS families.
https://childmind.org/article/...

New Old County Road website

Just a quick reminder that the new Old County Road website was launched before the holidays and can be found at https://oldcounty.smithfield-ps.org. There is also a new app for your phone that will allow you to stay up to date on everything that is happening at OCRS and across the district. You can download the app from the Apple App Store (iPhone) and the Google Play Store (Android phone).

Upcoming Dates and Events

Showing of "Screenagers", January 24th from 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

All are invited to a screening of the documentary, “Screenagers: Growing Up in the Digital Age” on January 24th from 6:30-8:00 at SHS. The event is co-sponsored by our parent organizations. This award-winning documentary and the moderated discussion that follows address the challenges regarding tech time and social media and offers strategies to help our children navigate the digital world. Sign up today! https://bit.ly/2r4LX0d

Child Outreach Screening, January 22nd through 25th

WHO? - Children who are 3-5 years old and are residents of the town of Smithfield & some non-residence children are eligible to participate. Please call for more information.
What? - Vision, Hearing, Speech/ Language, Development & Social/ Emotional Skills
Where? - Smithfield School Administration Building, 2nd Floor, 49 Farnum Pike, Smithfield
When? - January 22nd through January 25th
For an appointment call 401-231-6608