Orders Due for The Zoo Animals’ Great Adventure

Orders for The Zoo Animals’ Great Adventure, the book the kiddos created with guest artist Steve Krassner a few weeks back, are due Tuesday. Order forms went home before break. The cost is $5 per book.

Reflections – Let Your Imagination Fly


The arts—and the National PTA Reflections program—support student success and serve as a valuable tool for building strong partnerships in your school community. Celebrate arts learning in your school community with Reflections.

National PTA Reflections welcomes all grades and abilities to explore and be involved in the arts. Annually, thousands of students will reflect on a common theme and create original works of art in the categories of dance choreography, film production, literature, music composition, photography and visual arts. 

The theme for the 2015-2016 school year is Let Your Imagination FlyThis theme—created by Rachel Sperry of Northwood, N.D.—was selected through the Reflections Theme Search Contest. When asked what inspired her theme, Rachel said, “I tell myself to let my imagination fly when writing and sketching.” The theme helps Rachel to explore her imagination and she hopes it will inspire others to be creative. Join the search for a future theme by entering the annual Theme Search Contest.  (http://www.pta.org/programs/artsineducation.cfm)

Check out this video for more information

Contact Tarin Byrne at amamom@hotmail.com or Jessica Moone at jessmoone@gmail.com

11/16/2014: Questions about Common Core

Support for Parents: 

English Language Arts by grade level:  Council of the Great City Schools  (also available in Spanish)

Mathematics by grade level: http://www.cgcs.org/Page/244 (also available in Spanish)


Rhode Island Common Core Initiatives

Math Standards

Support for Common Core 

RI PTA Information

Information from RI PTA website

Keep checking back, as this will be updated as more information becomes available.