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FOR THE WEEK OF OCTOBER 2, 2017

COMMUNITY SCHOOL IS THE FIRST CUMBERLAND PUBLIC SCHOOL TO BE DESIGNATED AS A BLUE RIBBON SCHOOL!

CONGRATULATIONS TO COMMUNITY SCHOOL FACULTY, STAFF AND STUDENTS!

National Blue Ribbon Schools Program

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Three RI Schools Receive
National Blue Ribbon Awards

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – The U.S. Department of Education today announced three Rhode Island schools as National Blue Ribbon Schools for 2017, based on their overall academic excellence or their progress in closing achievement gaps.

The schools receiving this honor are Classical High School in Providence,Community Elementary School in Cumberland, and Fishing Cove Elementary School in North Kingstown.

“Providing challenging, high-quality, and engaging learning experiences is what our public schools are called upon to do, and our Blue Ribbon Schools set the bar high,” said Governor Gina M. Raimondo. “Our success as a state, economically and otherwise, relies on education, and our Blue Ribbon Schools serve as a model for how we can improve outcomes for all schools and all students. Congratulations to these school communities on this exciting achievement.”

“Being recognized as a Blue Ribbon School is a tremendous accomplishment. It takes strong leadership, dedicated educators, hard-working students, and a school culture that inspires excellence,” said Barbara S. Cottam, Chair of the Board of Education. “Thank you to Classical, Community, and Fishing Cove Schools for your commitment to great teaching and learning.”

“It is no small feat what these schools have accomplished, and I want to offer my sincerest congratulations to the students, families, and educators at each of our newest Blue Ribbon Schools,” said Daniel P. McConaghy, Chair of the Council on Elementary and Secondary Education. “This distinction puts you in an elite group of high-performing schools across the nation, and I look forward to seeing your continued hard work, creativity, and exemplary performance.”

“This level of achievement requires incredible commitment at every level, from the school and district leaders to the classroom teachers and to the families supporting students at home. Each has a role to play in supporting student success and closing achievement gaps, and each has contributed to this distinction,” said Ken Wagner, Commissioner of Elementary and Secondary Education. “I am so proud of our winners, and I wish them continued success as leaders in education.”

According to the U.S. Department of Education, the National Blue Ribbon Schools program honors public and private elementary, middle, and high schools where students either achieve very high learning standards, or are making notable improvements in closing the achievement gap. Classical High School and Community Elementary School were designated as Exemplary High Performing Schools, and Fishing Cove was designated as an Exemplary Achievement Gap Closing School.

Now in its 35th year, the National Blue Ribbon Schools Program has recognized more than 8,500 schools. This year’s honorees will be celebrated at an awards ceremony in Washington, D.C., on November 6 and 7.

WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 4TH, IS NATIONAL WALK TO SCHOOL DAY.

To honor the day we will be participating in a school wide walk down Sun Valley, across Teakwood and up Sleepy Hollow. Mrs. Jacinto has arranged to have police to assist with safety.

Remind students that they should wear sneakers for the walk.

BULLYING AND HARASSMENT OF STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES:

Bullying and Harassment of Students with Disabilities: What Parents and Educators Need to Know!

A special Unity Day Presentation!

UNITY DAY: Together against bullying. United for kindness, acceptance and inclusion. Wednesday, October 25, 2017.
Studies have shown that students with disabilities are two to three times more likely to be bullied than their peers without disabilities. Being bullied can directly impact their education. Participants will learn about their legal rights, self-advocacy and the IEP as a useful tool in a plan to prevent bullying.

http://www.supersaas.com/schedule/ripin_workshops/Workshops/19557937

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

OCTOBER 18TH @ 7:00

CSA Meeting in the cafeteria.

OCTOBER 3RD SEAC MEETING

Cumberland​ ​Special​ ​Education​ ​Advisory Committee

Tuesday, October 3, 2017 6pm

Hayden Center at the Cumberland Public Library

MEETING​ ​AGENDA

1. Call meeting to order

2. New business: a. Why are Special Education Advisory Committees (SEAC) needed?; presented by: Katie Torres from Rhode Island Parent Information Network (RIPIN)

3. Old business:

a. Communication improvement survey

b. Policy for inclusion within the Parent Teacher Organizations (PTO)

4. Special Education Director Update

5. Comments/concerns

6. Adjournment

Next ​Meeting: ​Tuesday, ​December ​5, ​2017