Principal's Blog


Week Of 5-26-2019

posted May 24, 2019, 2:37 PM by David Brissette   [ updated May 24, 2019, 2:51 PM ]

Dear Parents/Guardians,


Happy Memorial Day

WLC Events…...

Field Day- Please remember that our field day 2019 is this week.  This day runs smoothly because of all of our parent volunteers.  Please consider volunteering (Please See Below) for this day and the rain date:

Field Day: Wednesday, May 29, 2019 (Rain Date Thursday, May 30, 2019)

Field Day Flyer: See Below


Moving Up Day- Our Moving up day is for our 5th grade students and their families.  It is being held on Friday, May 14, 2019 at 11:15AM. Families will be allowed in at 11:00AM.  This is about a 45-60 minute casual event to honor our 5th grade students. Parents are welcome to join us on this day.  After the event the students get to sign their t-shirts and take pictures with their families. After families leave the students will be treated to a pizza and ice cream party by the Callahan PTA.  If you have any questions, please feel free to call.


End of year planning dates for Callahan Families:

Field Day: Wednesday, May 29, 2019 (Raindate Thursday, May 30, 2019)

Ice Cream Social- Friday, May 31, 2019 in the Callahan Cafeteria

Moving Up Day (Gr. 5): Friday, June 14, 2019 @ 11:15

Lunch With Someone Special: Monday, June 17, 2019 @ 11:30


 

Please remember to send a note to school with your child in the morning when you have a dismissal change for that day.  Mrs. Perreault (Perreaults@bsd-ri.net) needs this information first thing in the morning and please follow up with a phone call.  Please see the attached to help with that note.IF YOUR CHILD IS TAKING A DIFFERENT BUS THAN THEIR OWN YOU MUST CALL DATTCO TO GET PERMISSION. SOME BUSES ARE FULL AND THEREFORE OTHER STUDENTS WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO RIDE THOSE BUSES.

 

WLC Lunch and Breakfast Menu

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Callahan Ice Cream Social- Please join us on Friday, May 31, 2019 from 6:30-8:30PM in the Callahan Cafeteria.  This year’s theme is Dr. Suess. Please see attached.

Yearbook pre-sales have ended. There will be a limited number of copies available for purchase once they arrive to us in early June. They Will Cost $25 and given out on a first come first serve basis. Please put money in envelope with the following information:

  • Your Child’s name

  • Grade

  • Homeroom number or teacher name

  • Date you are sending it in

  • Cash or Checks and checks should be made payable to Callahan PTA


Calling all parents for Field day….Field Day is being held on Wednesday, May 29, 2019...We cannot run this event without the help that our parent volunteers provide…..Please see attached.

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Negative Lunch Balance-The negative balance policy is in effect.  The new negative balance limits for full pay students is - $19.50 this price reflects the new increase allowing full pay students to charge up to five breakfasts and five lunches. The reduced limit remains at -$3.50. If your child’s account goes over this amount they will have an alternate lunch of that consists of two sides, milk and a sunny butter and jelly sandwich. Please visit the school district’s lunch program for more information:

http://bsd-ri.net/parents/lunch-menus

To add money to your child’s account electronically: https://www.myschoolbucks.com/index.jsp

Please visit our school website for important messages at:

http://callahan.bsd-ri.net/principal-s-blog



Week Of 5-19-2019

posted May 19, 2019, 8:59 AM by David Brissette

Dear Parents/Guardians,


WLC Events…...

Field Day- Please remember that our fiel day 2019 is coming up soon.  This day runs smoothly because of all of our parent volunteers.  Please consider volunteering (Please See Below) for this day and the rain date:

Field Day: Wednesday, May 29, 2019 (Raindate Thursday, May 30, 2019)


Moving Up Day- Our Moving up day is for our 5th grade students and their families.  It is being held on Friday, May 14, 2019 at 11:15AM. Families will be allowed in at 11:00AM.  This is about a 45-60 minute casual event to honor our 5th grade students. Parents are welcome to join us on this day.  After the event the students get to sign their t-shirts and take pictures with their families. After families leave the students will be treated to a pizza and ice cream party by the Callahan PTA.  If you have any questions, please feel free to call.


End of year planning dates for Callahan Families:

Field Day: Wednesday, May 29, 2019 (Raindate Thursday, May 30, 2019)

Ice Cream Social- Friday, May 31, 2019 in the Callahan Cafeteria

Moving Up Day (Gr. 5): Friday, June 14, 2019 @ 11:15

Lunch With Someone Special: Monday, June 17, 2019 @ 11:30


 

Please remember to send a note to school with your child in the morning when you have a dismissal change for that day.  Mrs. Perreault (Perreaults@bsd-ri.net) needs this information first thing in the morning and please follow up with a phone call.  Please see the attached to help with that note.

 

WLC Lunch and Breakfast Menu

***********************  PTF ************************

Callahan Ice Cream Social- Please join us on Friday, May 31, 2019 from 6:30-8:30PM in the Callahan Cafeteria.  This year’s theme is Dr. Suess. Please see attached.

Yearbook pre-sales have ended. There will be a limited number of copies available for purchase once they arrive to us in early June. They Will Cost $25 and given out on a first come first serve basis.


Calling all parents for Field day….Field Day is being held on Wednesday, May 29, 2019...We cannot run this event without the help that our parent volunteers provide…..Please see attached.


Please remember that there will be plenty of opportunities for parents and guardians to volunteer at all of the end of year events.  If you intend on volunteering you need to have a BCI on file from this school year (not calendar year). By state law a parent/guardian has to have one completed each school year in order to volunteer in school or on field trips.  If you want to help out please do not wait until the last minute to get your BCI check finished.

***********************  PTF ************************

Negative Lunch Balance-The negative balance policy is in effect.  The new negative balance limits for full pay students is - $19.50 this price reflects the new increase allowing full pay students to charge up to five breakfasts and five lunches. The reduced limit remains at -$3.50. If your child’s account goes over this amount they will have an alternate lunch of that consists of two sides, milk and a sunny butter and jelly sandwich. Please visit the school district’s lunch program for more information:

http://bsd-ri.net/parents/lunch-menus

To add money to your child’s account electronically: https://www.myschoolbucks.com/index.jsp

Please visit our school website for important messages at:

http://callahan.bsd-ri.net/principal-s-blog



Week Of 5-12-2019

posted May 12, 2019, 8:30 AM by David Brissette

Dear Parents/Guardians,

On behalf of the Callahan School Staff, Happy Mother’s Day to all our Callahan mothers and those who serve as mothers for our students. We hope you had a relaxing day!


Please Mark Your Calendars….

Reading Week 2019- Reading week 2019 will be held from May 13-May 17. Please see the attached for the daily themes for that week.

Slogan Contest-Has your child come home trying to think of a great slogan to represent W.L.C.? We are  asking each homeroom to come up with slogan that will be motivational and inviting to be hung in our gymnasium. Once each homeroom submits a slogan one will be chosen and the winning slogan will be announced at the end of the year assembly. We can't wait to see what great ideas our students can come up with!


End of year planning dates for Callahan Families:

Field Day: Wednesday, May 29, 2019 (Raindate Thursday, May 30, 2019)

Moving Up Day (Gr. 5): Friday, June 14, 2019 @ 11:15

Lunch With Someone Special: Monday, June 17, 2019 @ 11:30


 

Please remember to send a note to school with your child in the morning when you have a dismissal change for that day.  Mrs. Perreault (Perreaults@bsd-ri.net) needs this information first thing in the morning and please follow up with a phone call.  Please see the attached to help with that note.

 

WLC Lunch and Breakfast Menu

***********************  PTF ************************

Yearbook pre-sales have ended. There will be a limited number of copies available for purchase once they arrive to us in early June. They Will Cost $25 and given out on a first come first serve basis.


Calling all parents for Field day….Field Day is being held on Wednesday, May 29, 2019...We cannot run this event without the help that our parent volunteers provide…..Please see attached.


Please remember that there will be plenty of opportunities for parents and guardians to volunteer at all of the end of year events.  If you intend on volunteering you need to have a BCI on file from this school year (not calendar year). By state law a parent/guardian has to have one completed each school year in order to volunteer in school or on field trips.  If you want to help out please do not wait until the last minute to get your BCI check finished.

***********************  PTF ************************

Negative Lunch Balance-The negative balance policy is in effect.  The new negative balance limits for full pay students is - $19.50 this price reflects the new increase allowing full pay students to charge up to five breakfasts and five lunches. The reduced limit remains at -$3.50. If your child’s account goes over this amount they will have an alternate lunch of that consists of two sides, milk and a sunny butter and jelly sandwich. Please visit the school district’s lunch program for more information:

http://bsd-ri.net/parents/lunch-menus

To add money to your child’s account electronically: https://www.myschoolbucks.com/index.jsp

Please visit our school website for important messages at:

http://callahan.bsd-ri.net/principal-s-blog



Week of 5-5-2019

posted May 3, 2019, 1:51 PM by David Brissette

Dear Parents/Guardians,

Progress Reports were electronically posted on Friday to skyward.

WLC Teacher Appreciation Week is Monday, May 6-Friday, May 10 with Teacher appreciation day falling on that Tuesday, May 7, 2019.  Please take a moment that week and thank the great teachers we have here at Callahan.


Please Mark Your Calendars….

Reading Week 2019- Reading week 2019 will be held from May 13-May 17. Please see the attached for the daily themes for that week.

Slogan Contest-Has your child come home trying to think of a great slogan to represent W.L.C.? We are  asking each homeroom to come up with slogan that will be motivational and inviting to be hung in our gymnasium. Once each homeroom submits a slogan one will be chosen and the winning slogan will be announced at the end of the year assembly. We can't wait to see what great ideas our students can come up with!


Spring Grounds Cleaning- On Wednesday, May 8, 2019 we will be holding our second annual Spring Cleaning at Callahan.  Help us weed the gardens and trim the hedges. Last year were done in a few hours.  Please feel free to drop in and help us on that afternoon. Bring the kids! For more information please contact Mrs. Costa at costab@bsd-ri.net

End of year planning dates for Callahan Families:

Field Day: Wednesday, May 29, 2019 (Raindate Thursday, May 30, 2019)

Moving Up Day (Gr. 5): Friday, June 14, 2019 TBA

Lunch With Someone Special: Monday, June 17, 2019 @ 11:30


 

Please remember to send a note to school with your child in the morning when you have a dismissal change for that day.  Mrs. Perreault (Perreaults@bsd-ri.net) needs this information first thing in the morning and please follow up with a phone call.  Please see the attached to help with that note.

 

WLC Lunch and Breakfast Menu

***********************  PTF ************************

Yearbook pre-sales have ended. There will be a limited number of copies available for purchase once they arrive to us in early June. They Will Cost $25 and given out on a first come first serve basis.


Calling all parents for Field day…..Please see attached.


Please remember that there will be plenty of opportunities for parents and guardians to volunteer at all of the end of year events.  If you intend on volunteering you need to have a BCI on file from this school year (not calendar year). By state law a parent/guardian has to have one completed each school year in order to volunteer in school or on field trips.  If you want to help out please do not wait until the last minute to get your BCI check finished.

***********************  PTF ************************

Negative Lunch Balance-The negative balance policy is in effect.  The new negative balance limits for full pay students is - $19.50 this price reflects the new increase allowing full pay students to charge up to five breakfasts and five lunches. The reduced limit remains at -$3.50. If your child’s account goes over this amount they will have an alternate lunch of that consists of two sides, milk and a sunny butter and jelly sandwich. Please visit the school district’s lunch program for more information:

http://bsd-ri.net/parents/lunch-menus

To add money to your child’s account electronically: https://www.myschoolbucks.com/index.jsp

Please visit our school website for important messages at:

http://callahan.bsd-ri.net/principal-s-blog



Week Of 4-28-2019

posted Apr 26, 2019, 2:14 PM by David Brissette

Dear Parents/Guardians,


5th Grade testing will be finishing up this week on the at Callahan on the following dates:

  • Grade 5 Science testing- April 30 &  May 1

Please Mark Your Calendars….

Slogan Contest-Has your child come home trying to think of a great slogan to represent W.L.C.? We are  asking each homeroom to come up with slogan that will be motivational and inviting to be hung in our gymnasium. Once each homeroom submits a slogan one will be chosen and the winning slogan will be announced at the end of the year assembly. We can't wait to see what great ideas our students can come up with!


Join teachers and students on Thursday, May 2 from 5 - 6:30 at WLC for our annual Showcase of Student Learning. Visit different classrooms to hear first hand from students about what they have been learning throughout  the year. We hope to see you then!

The Callahan Student Showcase Of Learning- Thursday, May 2, 2019 5:00-6:30PM

Spring Grounds Cleaning- On Wednesday, May 8, 2019 we will be holding our second annual Spring Cleaning at Callahan.  Help us weed the gardens and trim the hedges. Last year were done in a few hours.  Please feel free to drop in and help us on that afternoon. Bring the kids! For more information please contact Mrs. Costa at costab@bsd-ri.net

End of year planning dates for Callahan Families:

Field Day: Wednesday, May 29, 2019 (Raindate Thursday, May 30, 2019)

Moving Up Day (Gr. 5): Friday, June 14, 2019 time TBA

Lunch With Someone Special: Monday, June 17, 2019 @ 11:30


 

Please remember to send a note to school with your child in the morning when you have a dismissal change for that day.  Mrs. Perreault (Perreaults@bsd-ri.net) needs this information first thing in the morning and please follow up with a phone call.  Please see the attached to help with that note.

 

WLC Lunch and Breakfast Menu

***********************  PTF ************************

Yearbook pre-sales have ended. There will be a limited number of copies available for purchase once they arrive to us in early June.

Please remember that there will be plenty of opportunities for parents and guardians to volunteer at all of the end of year events.  If you intend on volunteering you need to have a BCI on file from this school year (not calendar year). By state law a parent/guardian has to have one completed each school year in order to volunteer in school or on field trips.  If you want to help out please do not wait until the last minute to get your BCI check finished.


Please see attached


***********************  PTF ************************

Negative Lunch Balance-The negative balance policy is in effect.  The new negative balance limits for full pay students is - $19.50 this price reflects the new increase allowing full pay students to charge up to five breakfasts and five lunches. The reduced limit remains at -$3.50. If your child’s account goes over this amount they will have an alternate lunch of that consists of two sides, milk and a sunny butter and jelly sandwich. Please visit the school district’s lunch program for more information:

http://bsd-ri.net/parents/lunch-menus

To add money to your child’s account electronically: https://www.myschoolbucks.com/index.jsp

Please visit our school website for important messages at:

http://callahan.bsd-ri.net/principal-s-blog



Week Of 4-21-2019

posted Apr 18, 2019, 11:55 AM by David Brissette

Dear Parents/Guardians,

We hope you all had a great vacation……...Change in Lunch for Monday, April 22, 2019……..I just wanted to reach out to you and let you know that there will be a change in the second option for lunches on Monday 4/22.  Instead of Cheesy Stick, it will be Chicken patty.

RICAS testing will be finishing up this week on the at Callahan on the following date:

  • Math Testing-April 23 & 24

  • Grade 5 Science testing- April 30 &  May 1

Please Mark Your Calendars….

The Callahan Student Showcase Of Learning- Thursday, May 2, 2019 5:00-6:30PM see attached.....

Spring Grounds Cleaning- On Thursday, may 9, 2019 we will be holding our second annual Spring Cleaning at Callahan.  Help us weed the gardens and trim the hedges. Last year were done in a few hours. Please feel free to drop in and help us on that afternoon.  For more information please contact Mrs. Costa at costab@bsd-ri.net

End of year planning dates for Callahan Families:

Field Day: Wednesday, May 29, 2019 (Raindate Thursday, May 30, 2019)

Moving Up Day (Gr. 5): Friday, June 14, 2019 1:00PM

Lunch With Someone Special: Monday, June 17, 2019 @ 11:30


Rad Kids-Please consider this new and exciting opportunity for your children especially in the world they are growing up in. Please see the attached:        https://www.burrillville.org/home/news/new-radkids-personal-empowerment-safety-education-program-announced.  

 

Please remember to send a note to school with your child in the morning when you have a dismissal change for that day.  Mrs. Perreault (Perreaults@bsd-ri.net) needs this information first thing in the morning. Please see the attached to help with that note.

 

WLC Lunch and Breakfast Menu

***********************  PTF ************************

Please remember that there will be plenty of opportunities for parents and guardians to volunteer at all of the end of year events.  If you intend on volunteering you need to have a BCI on file from this school year (not calendar year). By state law a parent/guardian has to have one completed each school year in order to volunteer in school or on field trips.  If you want to help out please do not wait until the last minute to get your BCI check finished.


***********************  PTF ************************

Negative Lunch Balance-The negative balance policy is in effect.  The new negative balance limits for full pay students is - $19.50 this price reflects the new increase allowing full pay students to charge up to five breakfasts and five lunches. The reduced limit remains at -$3.50. If your child’s account goes over this amount they will have an alternate lunch of that consists of two sides, milk and a sunny butter and jelly sandwich. Please visit the school district’s lunch program for more information:

http://bsd-ri.net/parents/lunch-menus

To add money to your child’s account electronically: https://www.myschoolbucks.com/index.jsp

Please visit our school website for important messages at:

http://callahan.bsd-ri.net/principal-s-blog



Week Of 4-14-2019

posted Apr 12, 2019, 9:14 AM by David Brissette

Dear Parents/Guardians,

Please Enjoy your April Vacation!!!! School resumes on 4-22-2019

RICAS testing will be taking place this year at Callahan on the following dates:

  • Math Testing-April 23 & 24

Rad Kids-Please consider this new and exciting opportunity for your children especially in the world they are growing up in. Please see the attached (It has been revised):        www.sicg.solutions/radkids

Our annual Student Showcase Of Learning is coming up soon…...Please see the attached.


Week Of 4-7-2019

posted Apr 5, 2019, 1:07 PM by David Brissette   [ updated Apr 5, 2019, 1:08 PM ]

Dear Parents/Guardians,

RICAS testing will be taking place this year at Callahan on the following dates:

  • ELA testing-April 9 & 10

  • Math Testing-April 23 & 24


From The Talent Show Coordinators…….

Friendly reminder that talent show rehearsals will be on Tuesday, April 9th from 3:00-5:30 at the high school. Students will be bused from Callahan and will need to be picked up by an adult at 5:30. Please have your ID ready.

W.L. Callahan's annual talent show will be held on Thursday, April 11th at Burrillville High School. Doors open at 5:30. Tickets were sold in advance so please remember to bring them with you to show at the door. There are about 60 remaining tickets that can be purchased at the door. These will be sold on a first come first serve basis. There will be a concession stand and several raffles offered. All proceeds will go directly to Callahan.

Ms. Holly, Mrs. Mikulko, Mr. Barrows
and Mrs. Hopkins

Rad Kids-Please consider this new and exciting opportunity for your children especially in the world they are growing up in. Please see the attached:        https://www.burrillville.org/home/news/new-radkids-personal-empowerment-safety-education-program-announced.  

Please see the attached from Burrillville Youth Football:

Please remember to send a note to school with your child in the morning when you have a dismissal change for that day.  Mrs. Perreault (Perreaults@bsd-ri.net) needs this information first thing in the morning. Please see the attached to help with that note.

 

WLC Lunch and Breakfast Menu

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Nothing at this time


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Negative Lunch Balance-The negative balance policy is in effect.  The new negative balance limits for full pay students is - $19.50 this price reflects the new increase allowing full pay students to charge up to five breakfasts and five lunches. The reduced limit remains at -$3.50. If your child’s account goes over this amount they will have an alternate lunch of that consists of two sides, milk and a sunny butter and jelly sandwich. Please visit the school district’s lunch program for more information:

http://bsd-ri.net/parents/lunch-menus

To add money to your child’s account electronically: https://www.myschoolbucks.com/index.jsp

Please visit our school website for important messages at:

http://callahan.bsd-ri.net/principal-s-blog



Week Of 3-24-2019

posted Mar 22, 2019, 1:13 PM by David Brissette

Dear Parents/Guardians,

Book fair is being held during students library classes this week.  If you have any questions, please e-mail Mrs. Williamson ( williamsona@bsd-ri.net ) The fair will also be open during Parent Teacher Conferences.

Parent Teacher Conferences will take place this Wednesday, March 27, 2019 from 5-8PM.  Hope to see all of you there.

RICAS testing will be taking place this year at Callahan on the following dates:

  • ELA testing-April 9 & 10

  • Math Testing-April 23 & 24

From The Talent Show Coordinators…….

The first round of Talent show tickets Has ended! if anyone would like to purchase additional tickets, now is the time!
Tickets are selling fast so please make sure you send in the form and money (cash only) by Friday April 5th. If you have any questions or need an extra form please don’t hesitate to call the office or email me at shafferh@bsd-ri.net.

Ms. Holly, Mrs. Mikulko, Mr. Barrows
and Mrs. Hopkins

Please remember to send a note to school with your child in the morning when you have a dismissal change for that day.  Mrs. Perreault (Perreaults@bsd-ri.net) needs this information first thing in the morning. Please see the attached to help with that note.

LAST CALL THIS WEEK……..March>>>>>Food Collection for the month of March for the weekend backpack program will be canned pasta meals like ravioli, Spaghetti O’s, Beefaroni, etc.  We were hoping you would consider donating some for our weekend backpack program. Any help will be appreciated. Thank you Callahan families in advance for your support LAST CALL THIS WEEK

WLC Lunch and Breakfast Menu

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Yearbook forms are out. You can also order a yearbook online at ybpay.lifetouch.com. Use this code for our school: 2273419

The order deadline this year is April 5, 2019


***********************  PTF ************************

Negative Lunch Balance-The negative balance policy is in effect.  The new negative balance limits for full pay students is - $19.50 this price reflects the new increase allowing full pay students to charge up to five breakfasts and five lunches. The reduced limit remains at -$3.50. If your child’s account goes over this amount they will have an alternate lunch of that consists of two sides, milk and a sunny butter and jelly sandwich. Please visit the school district’s lunch program for more information:

http://bsd-ri.net/parents/lunch-menus

To add money to your child’s account electronically: https://www.myschoolbucks.com/index.jsp

Please visit our school website for important messages at:

http://callahan.bsd-ri.net/principal-s-blog



Week Of 3-17-2019

posted Mar 15, 2019, 1:18 PM by David Brissette

Dear Parents/Guardians,

Thank you from all of us for those of you that attended our annual Spring Breakfast!

From The Talent Show Coordinators…….

The first round of Talent show tickets Has ended! if anyone would like to purchase additional tickets, now is the time!
Tickets are selling fast so please make sure you send in the form and money (cash only) by Friday April 5th. If you have any questions or need an extra form please don’t hesitate to call the office or email me at shafferh@bsd-ri.net.

Ms. Holly, Mrs. Mikulko, Mr. Barrows
and Mrs. Hopkins

Please remember to send a note to school with your child in the morning when you have a dismissal change for that day.  Mrs. Perreault (Perreaults@bsd-ri.net) needs this information first thing in the morning. Please see the attached to help with that note.

March>>>>>Food Collection for the month of March for the weekend backpack program will be canned pasta meals like ravioli, Spaghetti O’s, Beefaroni, etc.  We were hoping you would consider donating some for our weekend backpack program. Any help will be appreciated. Thank you Callahan families in advance for your support!

WLC Lunch and Breakfast Menu

***********************  PTF ************************

Last Call for Personalized Yearbooks this Week…...Yearbook forms are out. You can also order a yearbook online at ybpay.lifetouch.com. Use this code for our school: 2273419

The order deadline this year is April 5, 2019

Last call so please see the attached offer for a special Providence Bruins/Star Wars night.  This will be offered for March 22 and March 23.

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Negative Lunch Balance-The negative balance policy is in effect.  The new negative balance limits for full pay students is - $19.50 this price reflects the new increase allowing full pay students to charge up to five breakfasts and five lunches. The reduced limit remains at -$3.50. If your child’s account goes over this amount they will have an alternate lunch of that consists of two sides, milk and a sunny butter and jelly sandwich. Please visit the school district’s lunch program for more information:

http://bsd-ri.net/parents/lunch-menus

To add money to your child’s account electronically: https://www.myschoolbucks.com/index.jsp

Please visit our school website for important messages at:

http://callahan.bsd-ri.net/principal-s-blog



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