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The Annual Christmas Tree Lighting will take place this evening from 4:30 pm - 8:00 pm at the gazebo in Arctic. There will be lots of events including the DMS Marching Band performance, Santa Claus will be there with a chance to take free pictures with him! The event will be covered live by WPRI Channel 12.
Annual College Financial Aid Workshop to take place on Monday, November 21, 2016 from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm at CCRI's Knight Campus in Warwick. The goal of the workshop is to prepare students and their parents for the financial responsibility of college, as well as to discuss financial aid opportunities available to Rhode Islanders.
The West Warwick School Department is joining efforts with several other community groups in West Warwick and participating in West Warwick’s PrepareAthon. This is a grassroots, community wide effort to get as many people as possible in our town better prepared for emergencies. Our main goal is to have individuals in West Warwick sign up to receive emergency notifications and to discuss and create their family emergency communications plan.
We are encouraging all our community members to register your contact information on our City’s emergency alerts system, which is called CodeRed. Please take a moment to register and tell your friends and family to do the same. This will only be used for emergency communications.
It is important that you register, so you can decide how to receive these messages. If you want, you can also download the app onto your SmartPhone.
The better informed you are about emergencies in our town, the better prepared you will be to take action. Don’t let this opportunity pass you. Register now and encourage your friends and family to do the same.
Here is the link to register to receive notifications: https://public.coderedweb.com/cne/en-US/BEC484D7FF38
And here is the link on West Warwick’s website. http://www.westwarwickri.org/index.asp?SEC=3BEBAD25-7B9F-48BE-BCFA-9638B09E0FE9&Type=B_BASIC
The below text can be used in the same message or in a separate message at a different date to spread the messages during the 30 days between
Discuss and create your family emergency communications plan
As part of West Warwick’s PrepareAthon, we are encouraging all the members of our community to discuss with your family how you will communicate with each other in the event of an emergency or natural disaster.
Please take time now to discuss now your family emergency communications plan.
Below are links to four different family emergency communications plans. Chose one of the templates, and fill it out with your family’s contact information. Then save the PDF, e-mail it to all your family members and print a copy to keep handy. In addition, take some time to encourage all your family members, in particular the children, to memorize key phone numbers. It is very important for all family members to memorize at least three different phone numbers to call in case of emergencies.
Here is another general template for parents: https://www.fema.gov/media-library-data/0e3ef555f66e22ab832e284f826c2e9e/FEMA_plan_parent_508_071513.pdf
WW Community Appreciation Day: On Saturday, October 22nd, from 4:00 - 9:00 pm, there will be a fall festival held at Riverpoint Park. There will be food truck, refreshments, and entertainment. The WWHS chorus and band will be performing, as well as The Driftwoods. Children are encouraged to participate in the Pumpkin Derby Race. Details and registration form linked here. The event will conclude with fireworks at 8:00 pm.
West Warwick High School's chapter of the Tri-M National Music Honor Society is proud to announce that we will be hosting our first Fright Night music spectacular on the evening of Sunday, October 30th!
To celebrate the Halloween spirit and the importance of music education to our community, Tri-M will turn West Warwick High School into a super spooky, fun-filled music hall! From 5:00pm to 7:30pm, bring your kids, friends and family to enjoy performances by the award-winning WWHS Jazz A Band, Concert Chorale, and multiple chamber ensembles throughout the night!
This event will take place at West Warwick High School, 1 Webster Knight Drive, on Sunday, October 30th, from 5:00 to approximately 7:30pm. Refreshments and baked goods will be available. There is no admission fee, but donations are highly encouraged and appreciated. Community support is necessary for West Warwick's music programs to thrive!
Thank you, and we hope to see you there!
Dear Parents of 2nd Grade Students at Greenbush Elementary School:
Student enrollment in grade 2 at Greenbush School is tight, and we're trying to confirm possible student attendance for the start of school next week. The WWPS is asking you to confirm your child's attendance at Greenbush School for the 2016-2017 school year by filling-out the online survey. Please access the survey from the WWPS website. This survey only needs to be filled-out for children that will be attending grade 2 in the fall. Thank you for your participation in this quick survey. It will allow us to effectively plan for the start of school.
Please fill-out the online survey at: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfabtdYnm4R0GHsXXMIYqPgqq7AFn2uodQ5LJzz1WTouBCVAw/viewform
You can also click the survey link.
Please open this post and click the following link to view: WWPS Elementary Handbook 16-17
Good evening, this is Jeff Guiot, Principal of Deering Middle School. I'm reaching out to all parents of students grades 5 through 8 to inform you of a few dates and events coming up with the start of school.
On Tuesday, August 23, from 6 to 7pm, we will be holding a 5th grade parent orientation in the cafeteria. Administrators and other school personnel will be on hand to present some information and answer any questions that you may have.
School will begin on Tuesday, August 30. As students report to school on our first day, all 7th and 8th grade students should report directly to homeroom. 5th grade students should report to the gymnasium, and 6th grade students should report to the cafeteria. Teachers will meet the students in both locations to help assist them with getting to homeroom. All homerooms will be posted on the front doors on Friday afternoon, August 26.
Parents will also have the opportunity to meet with the principal at our first coffee with the principal meeting scheduled for Thursday, September 8 at 9AM in the media center. These meetings will alternate between morning and evening meetings.
As the beginning of school draws near, please check our school website for updated back to school information.
I hope you enjoy the last week of summer vacation. Students are reminded to complete their summer reading this week. Thank you for listening and have a pleasant evening.
The Aspen Student and Family Portal is inaccessible to students and parents until the student schedules have been fully committed in Aspen. The scheduling process undergoes a lot of variation during the last few weeks of August. The portal will not reopen until student schedules are finalized on Friday, August 26, 2016.