Recently, a little one from Mrs Gattinella's Kindergarten stopped me on his way into school and said, "Ms. Tanner.” I knelt down in order to make certain that I could hear him as other students bustled by. Theron paused and then said, "Isn't it a beautiful day?" From most perspectives, the world can be pretty complicated. Nevertheless, the children of Captain Hunt and Robertson ALWAYS shine their light bright and reflect the inherent beauty and possibility of our world.
Eighty-four Captain Hunt students have returned their Kindergarten Registration forms in anticipation of a light-filled 2017-2018. If your child will be attending Kindergarten in Central Falls next year, thank you for returning your child's registration form as soon as possible. Registrations help us plan for next year and make certain that we have not only enough supplies but Kindergarten teachers as well. PLEASE REGISTER!!! J On the 16th of February, squeals of Pre-K joy echoed from Miss Mancini's Library at Robertson School as Steve the Magic Guy gave future Kindergartners a lesson in magic. More transition activities will follow over the next months as we work to help Captain Hunt Pre-K children and families to feel comfortable in the Central Falls Kindergarten building. Soon, Pre-K parents will have the opportunity to meet with Kindergarten teachers and then, in June, there will be tours of Robertson School for children and families followed by Kindergarten Camp, the Family BBQ and Family meetings over the summer.
On Friday, March 31, the Principals from Ella Risk and Veterans School will be present at our Robertson School Parent Coffee at 8:45am. Robertson School does not have First Grade and so, Robertson parents need to choose between the First Grade programs/classes at Ella Risk School and the First Grade programs/classes at Veterans School. Thank you for considering the possibility of attending the Parent Coffee in order to hear from First Grade teachers and administrators at each school. Both Veterans and Ella Risk learning communities are wondrous but different and so, the meeting might be helpful to give families additional information that will aide parents in making the best choice for each unique child & family. Additional transition activities will help for students rising to First Grade as well. Then in June, Kindergartners and families will have the opportunity to tour the schools. Ella Risk and Veterans both have Summer Programs and transitional activities. Stay tuned for more information.
In spite of our talk of transition, there is still so much to learn this year. #RhodyReaders, who are students from the University of Rhode Island, have begun to join Robertson on Fridays with the Second Step URI volunteers. The #RhodyReaders Volunteers work with students to help our early readers to learn to how to retell stories, rhyme, learn sight words and practice their letters and sounds. The volunteers are working with our children under the supervision of our Reading Specialist, Mrs. Heather Clark and Professor Kay Johnson from URI. If you would like to volunteer or know someone who would like to volunteer to implement this support program on any day other than Friday, please contact Miss Lucellis, our Home School Liaison, for more information. We need your help.
As I finish writing this letter, my phone says that it is 37 degrees outside; it is cloudy and gray. I can't help but think about Theron. "Isn't it a beautiful day?" Regardless of weather, Captain Hunt & Robertson little ones always shine their light on the best of our world.
Beth Tanner, MS Ed