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Social Emotional Learning at Nayatt
Community Bulletin Board - Family & Student Engagement
Thursday, March 22nd, students can make posters for peace at BHS for the Friday celebration of a "Day without Hate". This event is being facilitated by the BHS Chain Reaction Club. Students are asked to wear white on Friday, March 23rd, and to promote acts of kindness.
Important Messages from School and Transportation
Did you know that you can receive Text Messages with Important Updates from your elementary school principal? To sign up go to https://www.remind.com/send_the_app follow instructions to sign up, and enter code @e74ff8 for Hampden Meadows, @phsfami for Primrose Hill, @nayatt for Nayatt School, @sowams for Sowams, @BMSFam Barrington Middle School, and @BHSeagle for Barrington High School.
Did you know the Safe Stop App is now free to Barrington families? Ocean State Transit, in partnership with SafeStop, offers a mobile App which allows you to track your child's bus in real-time along its daily route to/from school. http://www.safestopapp.com/
Community Safety Forum
The Public Forum on Safety in Our Community held on March 28th at Barrington High School was well-received by community members in attendance. Panel members included Superintendent Michael B. Messore, Town Manager James Cunha, Barrington Police Chief John LaCross, Sergeant Kevin Igoe, School Resource Officer Josh Melo, School Psychologist Lee Markowski, Barrington Middle School Principal Dr. Andrew Anderson, Sowams School Principal James Callahan, and Barrington High School Principal Joseph Hurley. Members of the School Committee, Town Council, Committee on Appropriations, Barrington Police Department, and School and District Administrators were also present. To learn more about Officer Melo and his role in our schools click here.
The Forum was live streamed and can be viewed by clicking: http://bit.ly/2E3pvIH
At the forum, Chief Lacrosse welcomes students, parents and community members to use the anonymous tip line tip line
Health and Wellness Update
Nayatt School will celebrate Health and Wellness Week from May 7th-May 11th. Student will participate in a variety of activities throughout the week. The annual Jog-a-thon will be on Friday, May 11th, from 8:30-11:30 AM. Students will walk with their classes. We will be looking for parent support with this event. Watch for a Sign-Up Genius on MySchoolAnywhere.
Nayatt School is the recipient of a Playworks Grant from Blue/Cross and Blue Shield of RI to train the principal, recess staff and the PE Teacher in cooperative games and other health recess activities. Nayatt and Sowams join Primrose Hill as recipients of this grant to promote positive social interaction and cooperative play at recess. This grant that provides training supports the Social/Emotional Learning efforts in the Barrington Public Schools.
Students were recently surveyed about their progress in the use of the 5 Point Scale, how to identify their emotional state on a 5 Point Scale and how to choose a strategy to respond to their emotional state. The one on the scale indicates that a student is feeling good and ready to learn. Their emotional state is positive and productive. A student feeling at a five on the scale needs to access calming strategies so they are ready to learn. Strategies such as deep breathing, stretching, a movement break, a quiet activity such as drawing allow the students to regroup and refocus.
Mrs. Brousseau recently shared the progress with staff and it was also shared with the School Committee on February 15th.
The Nayatt School Social/Emotional Goal is:
By June 2018, 100% of the students will be able to identify their emotional state on the 5 Point Scale and 90% will be able to identify a conventional self-regulation strategy in response to their emotional state, and 50% will be able to implement a strategy as measured by a survey given at the beginning, middle, and end of the year.
The MidYear Student Survey Results:
100% know the 5 Point Scale, up from 28% in October
62% have used the 5 Point Scale, 12% used the 5 Point Scale in October.
61% found the 5 Point Scale helpful, 8% found it helpful in October.
86% can implement a conventional strategy to use in response to their emotional state, up from 36% in October.
The SEL (Social/Emotional Learning) Competencies were adopted by the Rhode Island Department of Education in the Fall of 2017. The Competencies are-Self-Awareness, Self-Management, Social Awareness, Relationship Skills, and Responsible Decision Making. It is the expectation that schools will monitor student progress in these competencies.
RICAS ELA Testing-Grade 3, April 25th and 26th
Hearing Screening at Nayatt, Monday, April 30th, 8:30 AM
Grade 2 Field Trip to RIC-Theater Performance, May 2nd
Grade 3 Field Trip to the Preservation Society, May 4th
Indian Dance Group visits Nayatt in celebration of the school wide theme of Asia, May 4th.
HMS Tough Tiger-May 6th
Grade 1 Field Trip to Biomes in North Kingstown, May 7th
Health and PE Week-May 7th-May 11th
Nayatt School Jog-a-thon, Friday, May 11th, 8:30-11:30 AM
Grade 1 Field Trip to Roger Williams Park Zoo, May 15th
Lynn Lyons-BHS-May 16th-Helping Anxious Kids
RICAS Math Testing- Grade 3, May 16th and 17th
Grade 3 Field Trip to Slater Mill in Pawtucket, May 22nd
MAC Blue Field Trip to the Audubon in Seekonk, May 31st
Third Grade Send Off-Monday-June 4th, BHS, 6:30 PM
Grade 3 Field Trip to the Rhode Island State House, June 5th
Nayatt School Variety Show-Friday, June 8th, 10:30 AM-12 PM, in the Nayatt Garden
HMS Orientation for Incoming 4th Graders-Parent Event-May 10th
Field Day, Tuesday, June 12th, Rain date, June 13th
Grade 3 Students visit HMS, Thursday, June 14th, 9:30 AM
Student and Staff BBQ, Thursday, June 14th
Kindergarten EOY Celebration, Friday, June 15th,10:30 AM-Multi-Purpose Room
MAC Blue Day to Remember Event, Friday, June 15th, 1:30 PM
Last Day of School for Students, June 21st
Strategic Planning Forums Beginning 10/3
Library Card Sign Ups 10/4 at BHS
Social Emotional Learning in the Home” on October 18