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Update for the week of January 22nd
Update for the week of January 22nd
Paul Barrette
Monday, January 21, 2019

Hello OCRS families!

Important Information

Free and Reduced Lunch

We want to remind all families that you can apply for free and reduced lunches at anytime during the school year, especially when there's a change in income. The government shutdown has impacted many families. If you have knowledge of a family affected by the shutdown or just otherwise could use assistance, please encourage them to fill out a lunch application. Please find a copy of the attached to this message, as well as on the District website at http://smithfieldri.apptegy.us/o/smithfield-public-schools/browse/36683

Reflecting on Martin Luther King Day

As we enjoy the long MLK Day weekend, let us take some time to remember and reflect on the legacy of Martin Luther King and his role in the Civil Rights movement of our country.
https://youtu.be/smEqnnklfYs?t=12m7s

PTA Parent's Night Out

The OCRS PTA Parent's Night Out is February 15th 6:00-8:00pm. It's a great opportunity for parents to drop off the kids and enjoy a couple of hours out!. The PTA needs volunteers to make this event happen! Click this link to see the PTA SignUps on SignUp.com: http://signup.com/go/jXOhaxy

Upcoming Dates and Events

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, please see the attached flyer for more information and to sign up to 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

PTA General Membership Meeting "Bring a Friend", January 31st at 7:00 p.m.

Bring a friend night! Free entry into a raffle for door prizes for anyone that attends the meeting.