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Update for the week of January 7th
Update for the week of January 7th
Paul Barrette
Sunday, January 06, 2019

Hello OCRS families! Here is the weekly update for this week:

Important Information

Reminder for students to order lunch

Since students have returned from the Holiday Break, our Food Service staff have noticed a number of students are forgetting to order lunch before school in the morning. This can cause problems with the availability of lunch options that students like, as well as the potential of there not being enough food available for all students. If your child receives their lunch at school, whether paid, reduced, or free, please remind them that they need to make sure to order lunch as soon as they arrive at school. Thank you for your help.

Please leave toys at home

Now that the Holiday Break is over, we know that many of our students are excited to bring toys and other personal items to school to show their friends. However, when students bring toys to school, it provides an additional distraction from learning, as well as there are often issues with special personal items getting lost or broken. We ask that all OCRS students please leave toys and special personal items at home, unless they have received permission from their classroom teacher for a specific reason.

Mrs. Lanzieri's appearance on The Rhode Show

Mrs. Lanzieri, our school social worker, was on The Rhode Show this past Friday morning to talk about her new book, "Roger Williams Makes a Big Wish". You can check out the video at https://www.wpri.com/rhode-show/local-author-wants-you-to-take-a-journey-with-roger-williams/1686288877. Please join me in congratulating Mrs. Lanzieri on the publishing of her latest book!

Upcoming Dates and Events

PTA General Membership Meeting, Tuesday 1/8/19 at 7:00 p.m.

A General Membership Meeting of the OCRS PTA will be held on Tuesday, 1/8/19 at 7:00 p.m. in the Old County Road School Library. All OCRS parents/guardians are welcome (and encouraged) to attend.

Special Education Parent Advisory Committee meeting, Thursday 1/10/19

A meeting of the Special Education Parent Advisory Committee will be held on Thursday, 1/10/19 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Anna McCabe Elementary School.

Local Food Ambassador Volunteer training, Tuesday 1/22/19 at 11:00 a.m.

The RI Healthy Schools Coalition and Farm Fresh RI are working together on a program called "Local Food Ambassador" to bring more locally grown food into school lunch programs. The goal of the LFA program is to raise awareness for Farm‐to‐School activities and encourage students to eat a greater variety of vegetables and fruits. If you are interested in possibly becoming a volunteer, attend a training session on Tuesday, January 22nd from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at LaPerche Elementary School.

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