A Message from the Principal
Good Afternoon! I am wishing all the local Patriots fans a fun-filled evening. May the game be just close enough to provide that excitement but not be a nail biter!
There are many events and activities coming up that will be delineated in this newsletter. Be sure to mark your calendars so you can be there.
1. Please do not park on the side streets at pick up time in the afternoon. In an effort to keep the children safe, please use the Kent Street pick up line. It does move quickly.
2. It is cold and flu season. If your child will be out or tardy due to an appointment, please call the office prior to 9:15 AM. Do not send emails to teachers, myself or office staff. The phone is answered beginning at 7:15. It is important that we account for all children promptly.
3. We have a very large negative balance on our school bill to Chartwell's. Please check your My School Bucks account for any negative balances. I am willing to assist with free and reduced lunch status if needed. It is kept confidential.
4. IT IS WINTER IN NEW ENGLAND! Although winter here means cold weather, we all know the benefits of fresh air and exercise to children as well as ourselves! To that end, please be sure your child wears a coat to school, has a hat, mittens and scarf in his/her backpack at all times. I make every effort to send the children outdoors. Our playground is protected by three wings of the school. I do take temperature and wind chill into consideration.
Professional Development Day- February 5th
Screenagers Movie Viewing: Wednesday, February 6th 7:00pm Barrington Middle School
HMS Arts Alive! Auditions: Tuesday, February 12th and Thursday, February 14th
February Recess/NO SCHOOL: February 18th thru February 22nd
February PTO Meeting-Tuesday, February 26th 7:00pm - 8:00pm Babysitting available
School Improvement Meeting- Tuesday February 26th 6-7 Pm
Tough Tiger- Sunday May 5
The number of surveys we are asked to complete is overwhelming at times but provides so much pertinent data. Your children, the teachers and support staff, all administrators and parents are being asked to take part in this SURVEYWORKS survey. Hampden Meadows was spotlighted by Rhode Island Department of Education last year for such high levels of participation. The information gleaned allows us to make plans for children and families that align to specific needs based on data. Please use this link, to take the survey. surveys.panoramaed.com/ride Your ACCESS CODE to take it is : 01105family
Check backpacks for Spring Enrichment 2019 information. Online Registration opens on Thursday Feb 7 at 7:30AM. FIRST COME FIRST SERVED!! Follow instructions on the bottom of the flyer to access class descriptions and registration information.
HERE IS THE LINK!
Whooo's Reading Fundraiser
Friday was the start of WhooosReading, our big school read-a-thon fundraiser. Your child brought home a packet with a username and password to create his/her very own online reading log. Make sure to log in with your child this weekend to get started right away.
This year our goal is to read 400,000 minutes and raise $20,000 for the school - wow. It’s a lot of reading but HMS students are big readers.
We have a LOT of fun prizes this year, including a Sky zone package, Fort Day, books, and of course, the super exciting annual Half Sleepover with Mrs. McGee and Mr. S. Here’s the first incentive for this year’s WhooosReading. Any student who gets 3 or more sponsors by the end of the day on Thursday, Feb 7 and will be entered into a raffle to win the opportunity to Be Principal for a Day. Let’s get reading!
Family and Community Flyers
Click here to access the family and community flyers for Barrington. Click here.