Laurie Ratigan
Welcome back to all our Metcalf friends! We can't wait to see you on Monday! :) https://youtu.be/bTnr0rCz3Vg
19 days ago, Laurie Ratigan
Metcalf Admin
Bus Schedules have been published on the district website. https://www.ewgrsd.org/o/ewgrsd/browse/38289
20 days ago, Metcalf Admin
Laurie Ratigan
First: Supply lists are on the Metcalf website under "Current Families" and then "Parent Resources" but here is the direct link: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1WvwZ34NcDUYLkLwPThGgZEgX0cssV7Z9?usp=sharing Second: I will send out transportation information as soon as it is available. Third: I am the mom of four grown children so I completely understand how difficult the opening of our schools are this year. We're in this together my friends! :)
22 days ago, Laurie Ratigan
Laurie Ratigan
Dear Metcalf Families, I write to you today to provide as many updates and reassurances as I possibly can while we wait for the governor’s announcement on Monday. As Superintendent Erinakes shared at the last parent forum, reopening plans are being adjusted minute by minute to reflect our community’s needs and the most up-to-date guidelines available. I thank you for your patience and understanding as we work through this together. First and foremost, we miss our students and families very much! We can’t wait to start the school year even though we know it will look and feel different. We are focused on the health, safety, and hearty welcome of all our students, faculty and staff under whatever reopening plan the governor announces on Monday. While the current circumstances present challenges we have never before faced in public education, I believe that creative minds and the can-do spirit of our entire school community will continue to lift us up during this time. We will implement the reopening plan as designed, adjust where necessary based on current information, and work to ensure all students, faculty and staff stay healthy, safe, and fully engaged in learning. Through open communication and strategic planning we will meet the needs of our students together. Metcalf’s teachers have been absolutely amazing as they have transformed their classrooms to get ready for opening day. Our maintenance crew has worked non-stop to ensure we have the proper cleaning protocols and safety measures in place as well. Additionally, we have spent the summer reflecting back on our time distance teaching/learning last spring to prepare for the 2020-2021 school year. Based on what we learned and your input, we will spend the next few weeks engaged in valuable Professional Development (PD). The focus of some of this PD will be: the social/emotional needs of students and adults upon our return, identifying curriculum adjustments that may be necessary, health & safety protocols, and learning the online platform, Seesaw Remote, which is being implemented by all PK-6 teachers to provide consistency within our school community. Additionally, we are finalizing faculty and staff changes, In-person and Distance Learning (DL) class lists, transportation routes, and some details of our day-to-day logistics. Grade level supply lists have been updated and can be found under the “Parent Resources” tab on our website. Specific In-person and DL teachers may have additional requests as well. I will be sending out teacher assignments as soon as I possibly can in the form of an email to families. Please understand that with roughly 600 Metcalf students and still many moving pieces, placement is a very time consuming process. I expect teacher assignment emails will be sent to families on or about September 9th but we may need until that Friday to ensure everything is accurate in Aspen, our Student Information System. Again, I thank you for your patience and understanding. Some frequently asked questions and answers that you might find helpful: -Are lunchboxes and backpacks permitted? Yes, these will be kept in classrooms instead of lockers. -Will the parent drop off and pick up routines change? Yes, this information will be sent out to all families before the first day of school. -Will children have “mask breaks” built into their day? Yes, we are working out those details. -Are gaiters allowed or do children need to wear specific masks? We are not recommending a specific face covering. We do ask that at least one spare be sent with your child in a ziplock bag and that all face coverings be labeled with your child’s name. -Will children share materials? Students will use their own materials. I hope to be able to see you all in person before too long. In the meantime we will partner together to ensure our students have an exciting and successful school year. Kind regards, Mrs. Ratigan :)
about 1 month ago, Laurie Ratigan
Laurie Ratigan
7/28/2020 Dear Metcalf Families, I hope you are well and finding ways to enjoy the summer months. It is certainly a different kind of summer that we’re all experiencing where we try to find creative ways to enjoy our beautiful state. That being said, we are also anxious about the coming school year and working hard to find answers to our questions. I thank you for your patience and understanding as we’ve worked together to create the first draft of the Metcalf reopening plan in hopes of providing some of the information you need. I also thank you for completing the parent surveys that Superintendent Erinakes sent your way so we can begin to get a sense of how our families feel, the questions and suggestions you have, and the information that you still need. In the coming days/weeks we will receive feedback from RIDE regarding the reopening plan and make the necessary adjustments. We will also analyze the recent parent survey results to make changes that reflect the needs specific to Metcalf School and the district as a whole. I am providing the following link if you have not yet completed the most recent survey: https://forms.gle/1saxypm6idgAfQfJ8. Please note that there will be an opportunity for you to provide us with your final decision in August regarding schooling your child(ren) based on the updated information from RIDE, decisions on reopening schools from Governor Raimondo, and our reworked reopening plan. In the meantime, please know that we are working incredibly hard to address all questions and concerns in a timely fashion. Additionally, the team at Metcalf has been hard at work all summer. We have spent time carefully researching Distant Learning (DL) platforms in an effort to find one DL program to ensure we all “speak the same language” across our schools, grade levels, classrooms and families. We will be providing more information and family tutorials on this topic, as well as “video tours & welcomes” to our students as opening day approaches. I hope these things will help ease anxiety and keep things running smoothly in the event we need to implement DL during the school year. Our team is also working to create class lists that equally balance our Exeter and West Greenwich students across classrooms. This will allow us to implement the Partial In-person Learning Plan, if directed to do so by Governor Raimondo, with minimal disruption to the Metcalf community. With changes to schedules and routines likely, we are also committed to placing grade level siblings in the same class to ensure consistency for families during the upcoming school year. I hope these bits of information help alleviate some of the unsettled feelings you may be having this summer. Again, I want to thank you all for your support during these unprecedented times. I will continue to keep in touch and share updates as more information becomes available. While it is not easy to plan for the unknown we are all fortunate to be part of such a wonderful and caring school community. Kind regards, Laurie Ratigan
about 1 month ago, Laurie Ratigan
Laurie Ratigan
Happy Summer and Happy Reading Metcalf friends! Let's pass along our favorite books! https://drive.google.com/file/d/1T85VDfo9AFCNooI2wUlFEcrmVWSMY5GD/view
3 months ago, Laurie Ratigan
Laurie Ratigan
Hi Metcalf Students and Families- How is your summer going? We hope well! Reminder - This summer, Metcalf is partnering with Exeter and Louttit (WG) Libraries for our Summer Learning initiative. Summer Learning is about so much more than old-fashioned worksheet packets - learning happens in so many fun ways and we want all children to enjoy learning this summer! 1. Register for Exeter Library's Summer Reading Challenge or Louttit Library's Summer Activity Challenge (or both). Both Library Challenges are completed at home and logged virtually and include all kinds of activities for students to earn virtual badges and possible rewards. They both have adult versions, if you want to play along, too! 2. Metcalf students can share what they are learning and doing this summer on our summer Padlet at tinyurl.com/SummerLearningMetcalf and check out what others are doing, too! 3. Check out other ideas and resources for Summer Learning Fun at the Metcalf Summer Learning Website: https://tinyurl.com/MetcalfSummerLearning. If you lose this link, you can always access it throught Parent and Student Resources on the Metcalf Website: https://www.ewgrsd.org/o/metcalf-school 4. This is a great time to get started reading the books for the 2021 Rooster Games (Grades 3-5) and Book Battle (Grades 6-8). Get details at the Metcalf Library or Summer Learning Websites. Have a safe, fun summer! -The Metcalf Rooster Games & Summer Learning Team
3 months ago, Laurie Ratigan
Laurie Ratigan
We're happily and virtually at the beach today! More pictures coming soon! :)
5 months ago, Laurie Ratigan
Laurie Ratigan
Mackenzie, Madison & their puppy are wishing it was summer! Don't forget that it IS summer tomorrow at Metcalf & Wawaloam!
5 months ago, Laurie Ratigan
Laurie Ratigan
WOW!! Check out this fantastic Earth Day Math Project by Evan S. in Mrs. Barbour's class! Keep up the great work, Evan! :)
5 months ago, Laurie Ratigan
Laurie Ratigan
Friday Beach Day!
5 months ago, Laurie Ratigan
Laurie Ratigan
A truly inspiring day participating in #MakeItHappenRI today!
10 months ago, Laurie Ratigan
Laurie Ratigan
Please visit my blog at http://metcalfprincipal.blogspot.com/
12 months ago, Laurie Ratigan
Beth Roman
Thank You Miss Place for the amazing video. https://youtu.be/mWkV9qdnIPQ
over 1 year ago, Beth Roman
Beth Roman
Thank you Mr Levett for always supporting 6th grade scientists. We appreciate you!!
over 1 year ago, Beth Roman
Beth Roman
AMGEN Big Brothers Big Sisters Science Showcase @ewgmetcalf @bethroman14 #marvelousmetcalf
over 1 year ago, Beth Roman
Beth Roman
Winner of the Washington County Coalition for Children’s Feelin’ Groovy Bookmark Project..... Announcing 2nd Grader Natalie M. For more information on resources and supports on supporting children’s mental health, go to www.washcokids.org @ewgmetcalf #marvelousmetcalf
over 1 year ago, Beth Roman
Beth Roman
Supporting Metcalf Students everyday. We appreciate you Mrs Murray. #marvelousmetcalf
over 1 year ago, Beth Roman
Beth Roman
Thank you amazing PTA for providing heathy snacks during RICAS testing. You are the Best! @ewgmetcalf. @bethroman14
over 1 year ago, Beth Roman
Beth Roman
5th Grade Band Concert is a full house:). @ewgmetcalf
over 1 year ago, Beth Roman
Beth Roman
Rooster Games at Metcalf @ewgmetcalf #magnificentmetcalf
over 1 year ago, Beth Roman
Beth Roman
More Metcalf CreAtive Arts Night
over 1 year ago, Beth Roman
Beth Roman
Creative Arts Night was Remarkable! Thank you to Ms Picchette, Ms Place, Mrs Lawhead, Mrs Bressler, Mr Buco Mrs LaFrenaye and the rest of the amazing Metcalf staff, students, and families that helped to make it amazing!
over 1 year ago, Beth Roman
Beth Roman
March Madness at Metcalf
over 1 year ago, Beth Roman
Laurie Ratigan
Proof that Grade 6 Science Rocks!
over 1 year ago, Laurie Ratigan
Beth Roman
AMGEN Big Brother Big Sisters Partnership
over 1 year ago, Beth Roman
Beth Roman
Lucy Calkins Training
over 1 year ago, Beth Roman
EWG Amateur Radio Club
Join the EWG Amateur Radio Club for the School Club Roundup at Metcalf School this week. Open to students, parents, staff and community members, no amateur radio license required. Wednesday from 5-7, Thursday & Friday from 3:15-5. http://ewgarc.myewg.org
over 1 year ago, EWG Amateur Radio Club
Beth Roman
6th Grade Food Drive was AMAZING!
over 1 year ago, Beth Roman
Beth Roman
Dance Party to celebrate over 100 compliments on the 100th day of school.
over 1 year ago, Beth Roman
Beth Roman
Celebrating the 100th Day of School
over 1 year ago, Beth Roman
Laurie Ratigan
100th Day Fun at Metcalf!
over 1 year ago, Laurie Ratigan
Laurie Ratigan
Happy Super Bowl weekend to all! Please visit my blog at http://metcalfprincipal.blogspot.com/ for Metcalf's latest updates and important information.
over 1 year ago, Laurie Ratigan
Beth Roman
National Honor Society Candidates talking to third graders about core values.
over 1 year ago, Beth Roman
Laurie Ratigan
Hello Metcalf Families, Please visit my blog at the following link : http://metcalfprincipal.blogspot.com/ Students are invited to wear any and all Patriot gear they have to school tomorrow to celebrate our big win this weekend! Next stop...Super Bowl LIII, GO PATS!! :)
over 1 year ago, Laurie Ratigan
Laurie Ratigan
Lucy Calkins Writing Workshop is going strong at Metcalf School!
over 1 year ago, Laurie Ratigan
Laurie Ratigan
Don't miss the fabulous Holiday Bazaar going on this afternoon at Metcalf School!
almost 2 years ago, Laurie Ratigan
Beth Roman
Blended Learning in 2nd grade using the IPads.
almost 2 years ago, Beth Roman
Beth Roman
Our Big Brother Big Sister program with AMGEN is already a success. Thanks to our students and the amazing volunteers.
almost 2 years ago, Beth Roman
Beth Roman
It doesn’t take being a Superhero to be courageous. A day celebrating courage at Metcalf. #SELAwarenessweek #Marvelousmetcalf
almost 2 years ago, Beth Roman
Beth Roman
World Kindness Day was a success:) Thank you to the Metcalf Community.
almost 2 years ago, Beth Roman
Laurie Ratigan
We salute Mrs. Fournier's father, Mr. Albert Denman, for visiting Mrs. Hanley's class today to share his experiences as a United States Veteran! Thank you, and all veterans for your service!
almost 2 years ago, Laurie Ratigan
Beth Roman
Don’t forget our book fair celebration tonight!!! Get some holiday shopping done:)
almost 2 years ago, Beth Roman
Beth Roman
Metcalf Celebrating The Scholastic Book Fair Week of Oct 29th!
almost 2 years ago, Beth Roman
Beth Roman
A successful walkathon at Metcalf. Don’t forget donations can still be made. Every little donation makes a difference for our students!
almost 2 years ago, Beth Roman
Beth Roman
Powerful Book Discussions can transform teaching and learning. Thank you Metcalf teachers for your dedication to making our school better everyday! 👏👏
almost 2 years ago, Beth Roman
Beth Roman
An amazing Title 1 breakfast. Thank you to the Title 1 team and all the families for coming to support your students:)
almost 2 years ago, Beth Roman
Beth Roman
Welcome to all our parents and families coming for conferences. We are happy to have you. Home + School = Collaborative Education
almost 2 years ago, Beth Roman
Metcalf Admin
about 2 years ago, Metcalf Admin
Metcalf Admin
Metcalf Family Movie Night Friday, September 28, 2018 5:30-8pm EWG JSHS Courtyard https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0B02Zykx6FhJWSWo3cWR1X252RGs
about 2 years ago, Metcalf Admin
EWG District Admin
This summer, EWG is offering its first annual STEAM camp at Metcalf for students entering grades 2, 3 or 4 in the 2018-19 school year. Two SHS students have been working very hard as part of their senior project requirements to put together a fun, week-long educational opportunity for students to explore Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math. Thank you to Kierra Giarusso and Catherine Hood for making this amazing idea a reality for our students!
over 2 years ago, EWG District Admin
Metcalf Admin
Metcalf school completed the Next Generation Science Assessment yesterday. The 5th graders made short work of the test. Great work!
over 2 years ago, Metcalf Admin