There will be NO SCHOOL tomorrow, March 4th, due to the anticipated snow storm. All after-school activities are also cancelled. Stay safe!
over 4 years ago, Paul Barrette
School closed due to weather
As a school community, Old County Road raised over $1,700 for the American Heart Association as part of the "Hoops for Heart" fundraiser. Here are the top three fundraisers claiming their prize, a chance to shave Mr. G's head! #HoopsForHeart
over 4 years ago, Paul Barrette
Starting to shave
Before shaving
Top fundraisers in each grade level
That is NOT a good look
Teachers and staff really got into "Cat in the Hat" day! #ReadAcrossAmerica
over 4 years ago, OCRS
Staff photo
Cat in the Hat
Participation has been high during "Red Fish, Blue Fish" day and "Fox in Socks" day! Remember, tomorrow is "Cat in the Hat" day and students are invited to wear their favorite hat to school.
over 4 years ago, Paul Barrette
Kindergarten "Thing 1"
Blue and Red
Cool socks
Twin socks
We are so proud of our 4th grade student, Eli Thimas, and all of the Smithfield students whose artwork was on display this afternoon at the R.I. State House! Such creativity, talent, and hard work on display!
over 4 years ago, Paul Barrette
Eli artwork
Smithfield artwork
Smithfield art work
Rhode Island State House
Thank you Mrs. Preston and Mrs. Barrette for organizing the first Smithfield 5th grade recital night! It was terrific to see our 5th graders have an opportunity to perform as soloists and we hope this will become an annual tradition.
over 4 years ago, Paul Barrette
Mrs. Preston and Mrs. Barrette
Getting ready to perform
Don't forget, tomorrow is "Red Fish, Blue Fish" day at OCRS to start our Dr. Seuss and Read Across America celebration! Show your school spirit by wearing RED or BLUE to school tomorrow (Wednesday, 2/27)
over 4 years ago, Paul Barrette
Red fish, blue fish
From Mr. Gruczka- As of 10:30 this morning as a school we have raised $1665 for the American Heart Association!! Those funds will go toward helping families and individuals dealing with heart related illness as well as fund research to provide additional help and support. In addition to helping those affected by heart disease, $160 will come back to our school in the form of certificates which can be redeemed for additional PE equipment. Thank you for all of your support for our students, our school and for The American Heart Association.
over 4 years ago, OCRS
Hoops for Heart
As part of "Hoops for Heart" week, some of our 5th grade students have been helping out the Kindergarten students practice and work on their skills in P.E. The younger students love working with their "big buddies"!
over 4 years ago, Paul Barrette
Shooting at the hoop
Shooting at the hoop
Running fast
High fives for the runners
From Mr. Gruczka- Hoops For Heart Week is upon us so now is the time to send in any donations in the Hoops For Heart Collection envelopes. All this week the students will be participating in Basketball themed activities in Physical Education to celebrate fitness and learning. We kicked things off first thing this morning with a surprise walking maze in the gymnasium when the students arrived! In addition to the activities they are also learning a song composed jointly by myself and Mrs. Erin Preston, our Music Teacher. Be sure to ask them to show you the corresponding movements and what they learned from the song. Thank you again from myself and everyone at the American Heart Association for all that you do to support this cause. Mr. G
over 4 years ago, OCRS
Walking maze in the gymnasium
Thank you to the members of the OCRS PTA and the volunteers for organizing and running a fun night for our students this past Friday night. Check out some of the attached pictures to see some of the fun!
over 4 years ago, Paul Barrette
OCRS PTA table
Kindergarten friends
2nd grade friends
2-HOUR EARLY DISMISSAL TUESDAY, 2/12 There will be a 2 hour early dismissal tomorrow, Tuesday, February 12th, due to the impending storm. There will be no after school activities.
over 4 years ago, Paul Barrette
Early Dismissal
Sometimes you just need to admire a good friend's new haircut. Hmmm, that haircut looks an awful lot like Mr. Barrette's...
over 4 years ago, Paul Barrette
Admiring haircut
Our 5th graders were working hard on Friday afternoon, in groups and independently
over 4 years ago, Paul Barrette
Working together
Today was the 100th day of school and our classrooms celebrated in a variety of ways. Mrs. Sisco's Kindergarten was creating necklaces using 100 beads and Mr. Barrette joined them. You can see that Mr. Barrette still has work to do on his necklace!
over 4 years ago, Paul Barrette
100th Day of School necklace
We are VERY proud of our two 5th grade super spellers. Great job this morning at the District Spelling Bee!
over 4 years ago, Paul Barrette
District Spelling Bee participants
OCRS Spelling Bee participants
In Art with Miss Burrows, 5th graders were challenged to design a prosthetic that would give people a specific "super power" and then present and explain their design to their peers. Such creative and thoughtful designs!
over 4 years ago, Paul Barrette
Swimming fin design
Rocket skates design
Henna hand design
Max jump design
Kindergartners choosing, reading, and sharing books during Library with Mrs. Swartz
over 4 years ago, Paul Barrette
Elephant and Piggie
Engrossed in a book
Sharing "Froggy" books
Our 5th graders are learning the "Power of Rock" in band with Mrs. Preston. We can't wait for the concert in March!
over 4 years ago, Paul Barrette
Trumpet players concentrating
Trumpet duo
Ready to play the bells
Kindergarten students working together #BeKind #BeRespectful #BeResponsible
over 4 years ago, Paul Barrette
Experimenting with groups
Two friends
Working on sight words
Building with blocks