Empowering All Students to Excel


Dear Families,

We hope you enjoyed the weekend.  Please see the information below for important news and events taking place this week.  Special thanks to Mrs. Slusarz and Mrs. Charette for their wonderful work organizing the Nayatt PTO Fall Family Fun Night.  It was a wonderful opportunity for families to get together. We loved being at the New Barrington MS. We hope you will join Sowams School for their annual Oktoberfest on Saturday, October 19th, from 10 AM-3 PM.

Upcoming Events:

  • Tuesday, October 8th-School Picture Day with Coffee Pond.  Forms were sent home and parents can send in or go online to www.coffeepond.com.

    • Go to the order school portraits tab.

    • Enter Barrington RI and Nayatt School

    • Enter student information and place order

  • Wednesday, October 9th, No School students.  The Barrington Public Schools are closed in observance of Yom Kippur.

  • Thursday, October 10th, Barrington Flu Clinics

    • 4:30-6:00 PM

    • Sowams School

    • 364 Sowams Road 

Important Updates:

  • Saturday, October 19th, 10 AM-3 PM-Sowams School Oktoberfest.  Fun, food, raffles, and more for families.

  • Friday, October 25th, Nayatt PTO School Store, 11 AM-1 PM

    • Items are between $.25 and $3.00.

    • Students should bring money in an envelope marked, “School Store”.

    • Proceeds benefit the Nayatt PTO.

Teaching and Learning:

At last Thursday’s PTO Meeting, Ms. Taft and I facilitated a workshop with parents around the RULER Approach out of Yale University’s Center for Emotional Intelligence being implemented in the Barrington Public Schools.  This was a follow up to the Open House Presentation on September 24th.

RULER is an acronym for the 5 skills of Emotional Intelligence:

  1. Recognizing

  2. Understanding

  3. Labeling

  4. Expressing

  5. Regulating

RULER is an approach to creating a positive learning climate and the development of emotional skills of all adults and students within a school.  Most classrooms at Nayatt have implemented the first RULER Anchor Tool, the Charter. The Charter is developed collaboratively with the teacher.  Students identify 5 ways they want to feel at school and they commit to behaviors that will help them to feel those emotions at school. Teachers will be sending a picture of their Classroom Charter home via See Saw so that parents are able to discuss with their children.

This year, the Nayatt School Improvement Team will assess the implementation of RULER and Parent Communication to continue to improve the climate and culture at Nayatt School.  If you are interested in joining the Nayatt School Improvement Team, please visit https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScQWqfgYYUQeH3iF9JFW3uX4u4V-Dutxl2DskNWeu16SNwbaQ/viewform  and submit your application by Friday, October 11th.  Thank you for your time and attention.

Have a great week!

Tracey Learned