Washington Oak School Parents/Guardians:
I would like to take this opportunity to welcome you to the 2016-2017 school year. It has been an exciting summer for me as the new principal of Washington Oak. I have had the chance to meet many parents, staff, students and community members. It is clear to see the dedication and passion within our school community and I am honored to serve as the leader of Washington Oak Elementary School.
I strive every day to help each child be successful both inside and out of the classroom. I will continue that mission at Washington Oak. When it comes to the education of your child, I firmly believe that parents and staff need to act as a united team. I ask you to please join me in this endeavour, primarily by maintaining a strong level of communication, in order to maximize your student’s potential. I will be posting blog updates on happenings within the school at least once a month. These blogs will be posted on the Washington Oak website and also shared in our ListServ. Events will also be posted on the Washington Oak Google Community calendar. Washington Oak Community Calendar Link (https://goo.gl/TYO2h9)
A brief career history about me: I began my educational career 12 years ago as a classroom teacher and reading specialist, starting in Connecticut and eventually leading to Rhode Island. I spent the last three years as the assistant principal in Warren at Hugh Cole Elementary School. I look forward to continuing my educational career here in Coventry.
On the first day of school, you will receive some important paperwork that will need to be reviewed and returned to school. If you have any questions, please feel free to send me an email. Throughout the next two weeks, I will be adding current information on school lunches, the student handbook, afterschool programs and schedules to the school webpage. http://washingtonoak.weebly.com/
Classroom lists will be posted on the doors of the school building on Friday the 26th at 3pm. Please stop by the school to view your child’s assignment for the 2016-2017 school year. Our goal in this process has been to ensure balanced, heterogeneous class groupings that support the classroom teaching and learning environment.
Please join our ListServ to receive updates on school events and important information.
Please use the following link on the website to access the supply list of items that your child should bring on the first day of school. http://washingtonoak.weebly.com/important-information.html
Thank you to all the parents and community members for taking time to complete the quick survey. I will be sharing the results at the PTA meeting on September 20th and developing goals for the school year. If you haven’t had the chance to complete the survey yet, please find the link on the school website. http://washingtonoak.weebly.com/
Ice Cream Social
I would like to invite you to the Ice Cream Social on August 26th at 6pm. This is the first PTA event of the year. I look forward to meeting the students, parents and community members at this beginning of the year event (and also scooping ice cream for everyone)!
New Family Orientation
The new family orientation for new students entering grades 1-5 is on August 24th, at 10am. This orientation will give a short tour of the school, answer any questions and provide a brief overview of our PTA. I hope our new Washington Oak families can join us on the 24th.
Important Dates to Remember
August 24th - New Family Orientation
August 26th - Ice Cream Social (6:00pm - 7:30pm)
August 29th- First Day of School (Grades 1 - 5)
August 29th- Preschool Orientation AM Orientation 9:30-10:30 & PM Orientation 1:30-2:30
August 30th- First Day of School for Preschool
August 29th-August 31st- Kindergarten Screening Dates
September 1st- First Day of School (Kindergarten)
September 7th- PTA Meeting
September 20th- Open House
I look forward to an exciting year together! Please call or email with any questions or concerns you might have throughout the school year.