Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Happy New School Year!

                   Our First Day.....
We've had a terrific first few weeks at Metcalf School! Grade two and three students and all the new teachers in our building are settling into their classrooms nicely. Take a look at the pictures below as our faculty and staff make sure our students are happy and comfortable on their first day!  So many smiling faces eager to see their friends from last year and excited teachers finally meeting their new students.  :)

FUN with DJ OOCH!!  We had a blast!

Thank you Mr. Flood, Mrs. Gardner, and children for sprucing up our playground before our first day of school! Thank you also to all the families that sent in sand toys, balls, and games. Metcalf students are loving all the new games. What a team we make!


-Don't forget to visit the Metcalf website for updated information at this link: Metcalf Website
-We have moved to a 6-Day Schedule.  The calendar on the Metcalf website marks each day so we all know if it's a day A, B, C, D, E, or F well in advance.
-Read and discuss the Student Handbook information located at the front of the student agenda with your child to make sure everyone is clear on the Metcalf rules, routines, and expectations.
-Please remember to send in the following items this week if you haven't already done so:

  • Updated Emergency Card information
  • Signed Technology Use Agreement
  • Five Dollars for the Student Agenda

-Sept. 7 - Open House grades 5 & 6, 6:00 - 7:00, we will begin in the cafeteria.
-Sept. 21 - Early Release Day (1:00) for students
-Oct. 4 - PTA sponsored Walkathon at Metcalf, see the information recently sent home.
-Oct. 4 - PTA Meeting @ Metcalf, 6:00
-RI Broadcasters Association Alert Messaging Program:  The best way to be informed about school closings, delays, and early dismissals is through the RIBA Alert Messaging Program. Visit your favorite radio or television website now to register for ALERT MESSAGING to your cell phone. Be notified immediately when there is a cancellation, delay or emergency message relating to your child's school. ALERT MESSAGING registration for the RI Broadcasters Association cancellation system can be found on radio and television stations home page or under the weather tab. Click here to signup through

We’re all in this together…
so let's work together to make it work!

Monday, June 19, 2017

June News

Thank You to our PTA!
I would like to thank our EWG PTA members for all your support and creative ideas during the school year.  It has been wonderful to work with such a kind and devoted group of volunteers to bring so many fun and exciting programs to our children!  Whether you made phone calls, prepared materials, chaired committees, volunteered to help at events, or came up with innovative ideas...the faculty and staff at Metcalf appreciates your time and effort to help make Metcalf such a dynamic place!

Music Educator Award
Please join me in congratulating Ms. Stacey Place on being a quarterfinalist for the 
National Music Educator Award!  
Ms. Place is one of only 197 music teachers from across the country being recognized for her outstanding contribution to music students everywhere! While teaching general music, chorus, and band, Stacey demonstrates her expertise and enthusiasm for all things musical!  But her contribution to our school does not stop there!!  As the leader of our School Culture Team, Stacey is responsible for community outreach, beginning and end-of-year activities, and educational programming that falls outside of our regular curriculum!  Thank you to the students that took part in the videos and projects that helped Ms. Place achieve this very special and prestigious honor!
We don't know how you do it all, Stacey! 
We are lucky to have you at Metcalf...and we are so very proud of you!  

End-of-Year Activities with our Specialists!
On Wednesday, June 21st, the Metcalf Specialists will be hosting a special field day for all Metcalf School students.  There will be a bouncy obstacle course, Del's Lemonade, and assorted fun games. Students should wear their Feinstein shirts, sneakers, and sunblock.  We will be outside for approximately one hour.  Thank you to Stacey Place, Maureen Unsworth, Kristen Allen, Sheri O'Neil, Sharon LaFrenay, and Alicia Skaggs for all your hard work putting together a wonderful day for our students to enjoy! Thank you to Mr. Feinstein for funding such a fun way to end our school year!!

Summer Learning
Don't let the summer slide get the best of you!   There are MANY ways to enjoy the beautiful weather and still keep your minds busy and learning!  Please see the following links to learn about our Reading and Math Summer Learning Programs:
Summer Reading
Summer Math

Community Announcements
Join us for Teen Night at the Exeter Public Library on June 21, 2017
Registration is open now for many EWG Youth Soccer programs:
-Fall 2017 Recreational Soccer (opening day August 26th) -
-Visit to find more information on all programs and links to register.
-Please email with any questions.

Sunday, April 30, 2017

May Flowers

Happy May to All! 
Let's bring on the sunshine and flowers!  
Thank you to the EWG PTA for putting on such a fabulous night at the 
Get Your Glow On family dance this past Saturday evening!  


As you can see, all our students were positively GLOWING!!!

Don't miss the opportunity to let your child's teachers know just how fabulous they really are all week long! Send in a note of thanks or a little something special to show our EWG teachers they are truly valued and appreciated!  Let's make sure they know how lucky we feel that we have such 
high quality, caring, and dynamic educators here at Metcalf School!   

6th Grade Parent Night
Monday, May 8th, 6:00-7:30 p.m. @ the JS High School Auditorium
Don't miss the upcoming 6th Grade Parent Night to learn more about your child's transition to the JS High School!  You will find more information at the following link:  6th Grade Parent Night

Camp Invention is back by popular demand!  
Metcalf Elementary School is pleased to offer the nationally acclaimed program beginning on June 26, 2017 with Catherine Colomb serving as Director of the Launch program!  Register on line by May 1st at the following link to receive $15 OFF the $250 base price!  Registration without a discount will still be available after May 1st, which is tomorrow, so register TODAY for this savings at:  Camp Invention Registration

An exciting, weeklong summer adventure awaits children entering grades K-6th with activities that explore connections between science, technology, engineering, and innovation while sharpening their 21st century learning skills. Camp Invention allows children to experience real-world problem solving, creative thinking, invention, and teamwork while rotating through several fascinating modules inspired by the Inductees of the National Inventors Hall of Fame. 
Young innovators will:
Invent their own duct tape creations and pitch them to mock investors 
Explore a distant new exoplanet and design inventions to create the next Earth 
Launch water rockets, build Bubble Blasters, and engineer giant castles
Create their own personal, ultimate Spy Gadget Alarm Box by taking apart and up-cycling everyday machines.

All activities give participants the opportunity to explore, discover, and achieve while having fun!

Local educators will facilitate program modules and enthusiastic high school students will serve as Leadership Interns ensuring that one program team member is in place for every eight children.

Receive $15 OFF the base price of $250 by registering on or before May 1, 2017 using promo code Discover15. Registration, without a discount, is still available after May 1 until the first day of camp. Every registration includes a complimentary Camp Invention t-shirt. Availability is limited, so visit or call 800.968.4332 to secure your child’s spot today!

The Kids Expo!
Have you heard about The Kids Expo coming to the West Warwick Civic Center on Sunday, May 7 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.?It's affordable family fun! Kids 13 and under are FREE! Tickets only $5 for adults. Plenty of FREE Parking. Meet Mickey and Minnie Mouse, demonstrations from the Coventry ROTC Navy Cadets Exhibition Drill Team, West Warwick Steelers Cheerleaders, Villari's Martial Arts, Thr3e Live Dance Company, Heritage Ballet, Mind and Body Studios. Plus Chris Herrick Magic, face painting, sand art and more! It's a ton of fun!! Miss Rhode Island Teen will also be speaking about bullying and cyber-bullying. You can find more information at the following link:        kidsexpo

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Reading Week!

Rooster Game Poster Night!

Rooster Games was a BIG SUCCESS!!

We Read All 20 Books! 

And the winners of Rooster Games 2017 are...
3rd Place!

2nd Place!

1st Place!
Congratulations to all our Metcalf participants!

Thank you to Mrs. O'Neill, Mrs. Kilday, Mrs. Sargent, Mrs. Barbour, Mrs. Labrecque for organizing such a fabulous day for our students! Thank you to all our guest readers! Thank you also to the following parents & community members that volunteered for the day: Mrs. DiPietro, Mrs. Letendre, Mrs. Paul, Mrs. Giarusso, Mr. & Mrs. Melanson, Mrs. Russito, Mrs. Horan, Mrs. Fichter, Mrs. Carroll, Mrs. Spira, Mrs. Geuss, Peg Fish, Mrs. Patty, Deanna Smith, Mrs. Ahljanian, Ms. Lazenby, Amy Neilson, and Superintendent Erinakes!
We couldn't have done it without you!  

Kits for Kids in Mrs. Barbour's class!
"Kits For Kids" was a community service project developed by a group of third graders in 
Mrs. Barbour's class.  Inspired by Haley's mom who works for DCYF, Haley and her committee came up with the idea to stuff backpacks with goodies for kids who have nothing to call their own.  Through the generosity of the teachers, students, and parents in our school community, they were able to stuff 37 backpacks with toothbrushes, crayons, coloring books, story books, 
stuffed animals, and new soft blankets to cuddle up with at  night! 
What a great example of being productive citizens!