Congrats NES for our 5 Star Rating from RIDE!
No School- Martin Luther King Day January 21st

*IMPORTANT-If your child is a PBIS ambassador, and you are picking them up at dismissal, they need to be picked up at the front door as all the other picks ups are. Please do not just take them from their post :) Thank you for keeping our kids safe.

In addition, PreK Parents picking up by the kindergarten door: please keep the children off the loading dock area. We have trucks that enter and this is a forbidden zone for their safety.
 JAN. 11TH
5:30-6:30PM 1ST SESSION
7:00-8:00PM 2ND SESSION

Unveiling of Art From the Heart January 12 at 2 pm at the Peace Dale library!
Everyone at the South County Art Association (SCAA) would like to thank you so much for participating in our Art From the Heart community mural. Our community is full of vibrancy and diversity and we are so glad you are a part of this beautiful mural...and our community!
Our mural is finished and we wanted to invite you to a public unveiling on Saturday, January 12th, 2019 at 2pm at the Peace Dale library! The snow date will be Saturday, January 19th at 2:00 pm.  The program will include a short story by Marc Levitt, local Storyteller, followed by the ‘unveiling' of the mural and refreshments. 
Each individual involved in this SCAA community art project expressed their artistic viewpoint of our community, and we are so happy to represent yours. The goal of the mural is to connect all of us in our community and beautify public space. The Peace Dale library has offered a permanent space for the community mural. A sense of place is the theme of the mural and will remain a permanent reflection of South County in its home in the lower stairway of the Peace Dale library.
This mural was made possible by a Rhode Island Foundation Community grant awarded to the South County Art Association to outreach organizations and the general public throughout South County to offer a community wide art making event. As you know, 4 x 4 canvas squares were painted, and are now joined together to create a repeating circle motif. The circles became a four foot mural and serve to highlight the importance of the individual in relation to their community. In addition to the Rhode Island Foundation, additional support was provided by the People’s Credit Union for materials. 
We are grateful to volunteers Richard Casagrande for framing the mural, Beth Casagrande and Paula Imbergamo for finishing and attaching all the squares. A warm thank you to Abigail Dandurand, who created the overall design and coordinated the details of the project.
We could not have done this project without you. You are a part of what makes South County such a great community and we thank you again for sharing your artistic perspective. We hope to see you there with us on Saturday, January 12! Have a wonderful holiday season.

The address of the Peace Dale library is  1057 Kingstown Road, Peace Dale, RI .

Thank you, Kathleen
Kathleen Carland
Executive Director
SurveyWorks will once again be administered this year to students, families, support staff, teachers and building administrators across Rhode Island.

RIDE is collaborating with Panorama Education to plan, administer, and collect feedback data. The survey dates are as follows:

Family Survey-Window open January 14-March 29
Student and Staff- Window open March 4-March 15

Work is already underway to help our school communities prepare. Be on the lookout for more information from your respective school on how to complete and thank you in advance.
NES PTO Meeting Jan. 15th

7:00-8:00pm NES LIBRARY

NAEP Grade 4
Dear 4th Grade Parent or Guardian:

Narragansett Elementary School will participate in the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) on February 14, 2019. NAEP is the largest nationally representative and continuing assessment of what students know and can do in various subjects. NAEP is administered by the National Center for Education Statistics, within the U.S. Department of Education. NAEP is different from our state assessments because it is a common measure of achievement across the country. The results are released as The Nation’s Report Card, which provides information about student achievement to educators, parents, policymakers, and the public.

Your child may be randomly selected to take an assessment in mathematics or reading. The information collected is used for statistical purposes only.
· Your child’s grades will not be affected.
· Students may be excused for any reason, are not required to complete the assessment, and may skip any question.
While the assessment is voluntary, NAEP depends on student participation to help policymakers improve education. However, if you do not want your child to participate, please notify me in writing by Friday, February 1, 2019.
We are excited that our school is participating in NAEP. We know that Narragansett Elementary School’s students will show what our nation’s students know and can do.
Differences between being rude, mean, or being a bully

Strings Portion: 6pm-7pm Cafe Band Concert: 7pm-9pm Gym
Best of luck to all the 3rd and 4th Grade Students who have worked so very hard.

We are all very proud of you!
Mrs. Hammell and Mrs. Chen

(snow date Jan. 31st)
Wednesday Jan 23rd is Wacky Hat Day!

All Staff and Students who participate in Wacky Hat Day are asked to bring in $.50 to donate to the NES PBIS account. The PBIS account provides special performances throughout the school year. All these events help to contribute to the positive atmosphere within our NES Community.
Differences between being RUDE, MEAN, or a BULLY
This was shared with teachers and staff and wanted to share it with all of you to help children understand the differences between someone being mean, someone being rude, and someone being a bully.

From the article “Rude, Mean, or Bullying? A Child Therapist Defines the Differences”