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

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

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


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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 3-17-2019

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



Week Of 3-10-2019

posted Mar 8, 2019, 2:10 PM by David Brissette

Dear Parents/Guardians,

Friendly Reminder that Daylight Savings time begins Sunday……

The annual Callahan Spring Breakfast will be coming up this Saturday,  March 16, 2019.  Please note tickets will be available at the door. Please support this major school fundraiser.

We are in our last week for collecting items for our Spring Breakfast Theme baskets.   Items  were due on Friday, March 8, 2019. The parent group is putting together baskets on Monday, March 11 right at the close of the school day, so please send in any last minute items. Please see attachment for your child’s classroom theme.


From The Talent Show Coordinators…….

The annual talent show will be held Thursday April 11th at 5:30 at the Burrillville High School. Tickets can be purchased starting March 1st through March 15th. A flyer was sent home on Thursday February 28th. Please complete the form and send in as soon as possible since tickets are limited. Families will be allowed to purchase a maximum of four tickets, which includes children who need a seat. If there are seats remaining we will allow families to purchase additional tickets after March 15th. More information will be sent out at a later date if there are seats remaining. We ask for cash only for adult tickets and a canned good for child tickets. If your child is performing, you do not need to purchase a ticket for them. Thank you!
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 ************************

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

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

***********************  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 3-3-2019

posted Feb 28, 2019, 7:26 PM by David Brissette

Dear Parents/Guardians,

We are in our last week for collecting items for our Spring Breakfast Theme baskets.  Your child came home with a Pink flyer with their classroom theme.  Please consider donating to your child’s classroom basket. Items are due on Friday, March 8, 2019. Please see attachment for your child’s classroom theme.


From The Talent Show Coordinators…….

The annual talent show will be held Thursday April 11th at 5:30 at the Burrillville High School. Tickets can be purchased starting March 1st through March 15th. A flyer was sent home on Thursday February 28th. Please complete the form and send in as soon as possible since tickets are limited. Families will be aloud to purchase a maximum of four tickets, which includes children who need a seat. If there are seats remaining we will allow families to purchase additional tickets after March 15th. More information will be sent out at a later date if there are seats remaining. We ask for cash only for adult tickets and a canned good for child tickets. Thank you!
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************Forms for “Messages from the heart” and our popular “5th grade baby photo” section are being collected right now.  Please see the attached.*************Last Call

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

The annual Callahan Spring Breakfast will be coming up on March 16, 2019….Ticket Presale sheet is attached…..Please note tickets will be available at the door. Please support this major school fundraiser.

***********************  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 2-24-2019

posted Feb 22, 2019, 2:03 PM by David Brissette

Dear Parents/Guardians,

From The Talent Show Coordinators…….

The annual talent show will be held Thursday April 11th at 5:30 at the Burrillville High School. Tickets can be purchased starting March 1st through March 15th. A flyer will be sent home on Thursday February 28th. Please complete the form and send in as soon as possible since tickets are limited. Families will be aloud to purchase a maximum of four tickets, which includes children who need a seat. If there are seats remaining we will allow families to purchase additional tickets after March 15th. More information will be sent out at a later date if there are seats remaining. We ask for cash only for adult tickets and a canned good for child tickets. Thank you!
Ms. Holly, Mrs. Mikulko, Mr. Barrows
and Mrs. Hopkins

The Six Flags Reading Log is due on Wednesday, February 27, 2019. Please remember that your child has to log 6 hours (360 minutes) in order to receive one free admission ticket to any participating Six Flags Parks.

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.

February>>>>>Food Collection for the month of February for the weekend backpack program will be peanut butter (Plastic containers only please).  We were hoping you would consider donating some for our weekend backpack program. Any help will be appreciated. Thank you Callahan families for the donations so far!! Our Goal is 100 Peanut butter jars!! So Far 97 Jars!!!!

We are now collecting items for our Spring Breakfast Theme baskets.  Your child will be coming home with a Pink flyer Monday afternoon with their classroom theme.  Please consider donating to your child’s classroom basket. Click here to see your child’s theme.  Items are due on Friday, March 8, 2019. Please see attachment.

WLC Lunch and Breakfast Menu

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

Forms for “Messages from the heart” and our popular “5th grade baby photo” section are being collected right now.  Please see the attached.

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

The annual Callahan Spring Breakfast will be coming up on March 16, 2019….Ticket Presale sheet is attached…..Please note tickets will be available at the door.

***********************  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 2-17-2019

posted Feb 15, 2019, 1:41 PM by David Brissette

Friendly Reminder…..There is no school on Monday, February 18th (Presidents’ Day) and On Tuesday, February 19th (Winter Recess).  

The Six Flags Reading Log is due on Wednesday, February 27, 2019. Please remember that your child has to log 6 hours (360 minutes) in order to receive one free admission ticket to any participating Six Flags Parks.

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

February>>>>>Food Collection for the month of February for the weekend backpack program will be peanut butter (Plastic containers only please).  We were hoping you would consider donating some for our weekend backpack program. Any help will be appreciated. Thank you Callahan families for the donations so far!! Our Goal is 100 Peanut butter jars!! So Far 73 Jars!!!!

We are now collecting items for our Spring Breakfast Theme baskets.  Your child will be coming home with a Pink flyer Monday afternoon with their classroom theme.  Please consider donating to your child’s classroom basket. Click here to see your child’s theme.  Items are due on Friday, March 8, 2019. Please see attachment.

WLC Lunch and Breakfast Menu

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

Forms for “Messages from the heart” and our popular “5th grade baby photo” section are being collected right now.  Please see the attached.

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

The annual Callahan Spring Breakfast will be coming up on March 16, 2019….Ticket Presale sheet is attached…..Please note tickets will be available at the door.

***********************  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 2-10-2019

posted Feb 8, 2019, 12:46 PM by David Brissette

2-10-2019

Friendly Reminder…..There is no school on Monday, February 18th (Presidents’ Day) and On Tuesday, February 19th (Winter Recess).  

Progress reports have been available for 2nd trimester. You will check them the same way you check the report cards. Please click here to log on and go to portfolio for your child.  If you have more than one child in the school system please select which child you want to view.

Thank you Callahan Families!! SurveyWorks Survey:  Thank you all so much for taking the time out to take the survey for our school.  As of this message, over 90 family members took the survey. We look forward to seeing the results and how we can make this school a better experience for you and your child.


REMINDER……………………………...

For those of you who signed up…..our Math and Writing night takes place on Monday, February 11th from 5:30 - 6:45. Please enter through the front or rear of the building and we will get you to your starting location.


February>>>>>Food Collection for the month of February for the weekend backpack program will be peanut butter (Plastic containers only please).  We were hoping you would consider donating some for our weekend backpack program. Any help will be appreciated. Thank you Callahan families for the donations so far!! Our Goal is 100 Peanut butter jars!! So Far 22 Jars!!!!

We are now collecting items for our Spring Breakfast Theme baskets.  Your child will be coming home with a Pink flyer Monday afternoon with their classroom theme.  Please consider donating to your child’s classroom basket. Click here to see your child’s theme.  Items are due on Friday, March 8, 2019. Please see attachment.

WLC Lunch and Breakfast Menu

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

Forms for “Messages from the heart” and our popular “5th grade baby photo” section are being collected right now.  Please see the attached.

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

The annual Callahan Spring Breakfast will be coming up on March 16, 2019….Ticket Presale sheet is attached…..Please note tickets will be available at the door.

***********************  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 2-3-2019

posted Feb 1, 2019, 1:25 PM by David Brissette

2-3-2019

Progress reports are now visible for the 2nd trimester. You will check them the same way you check the report cards.

SurveyWorks Survey:  It’s that time of year where we ask all students, parents, and faculty to complete the online SurveyWorks Survey.  This survey provides school districts with valuable information that can help to inform changes.  Your participation would be greatly appreciated! We are asking that parents complete youthe survey anytime between January 28th and February 8th.  The survey can be accessed at: https://surveys.panoramaed.com/ride/login and our school login code is 03107family.  All students will be completing their survey in school during their technology classes.To learn more about the program, please go here. Way to go Callahan!!!! So far 54 family members have completed the survey (10 more than last year all together)!!



Are you looking for ways to help your child with writing or math homework? Do you wonder why your child is using different math strategies when the way you learned in school seemed to work just fine? Are you curious about how to help your child develop a good story?
Come to an information session on Monday, February 11th from 5:30 - 6:45. when teachers from WLC will be facilitating sessions on these very topics. Parents will be able to go to different rooms and hear from teachers at various grade levels about what strategies they are using to teach math and writing in the classroom. During this time school age students will be participating in some fun activities in the library.


February>>>>>Food Collection for the month of February for the weekend backpack program will be peanut butter (Plastic containers only please).  We were hoping you would consider donating some for our weekend backpack program. Any help will be appreciated. Thank you Callahan families for the donations so far!! Our Goal is 100 Peanut butter jars!!

We are now collecting items for our Spring Breakfast Theme baskets.  Your child will be coming home with a Pink flyer Monday afternoon with their classroom theme.  Please consider donating to your child’s classroom basket. Click here to see your child’s theme.  Items are due on Friday, March 8, 2019. Please see attachment.

WLC Lunch and Breakfast Menu

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

Forms for “Messages from the heart” and our popular “5th grade baby photo” section are being collected right now.  Please see the attached.

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

The annual Callahan Spring Breakfast will be coming up on March 16, 2019….Ticket Presale sheet is attached…..Please note tickets will be available at the door.

***********************  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 1-27-2019

posted Jan 27, 2019, 1:24 PM by David Brissette

1-27-2019

SurveyWorks Survey:  It’s that time of year where we ask all students, parents, and faculty to complete the online SurveyWorks Survey.  This survey provides school districts with valuable information that can help to inform changes.  Your participation would be greatly appreciated! We are asking that parents complete youthe survey anytime between January 28th and February 8th.  The survey can be accessed at: https://surveys.panoramaed.com/ride/login and our school login code is 03107family.  All students will be completing their survey in school during their technology classes.To learn more about the program, please go here.

Sign ups for Burrillville Lacrosse sign ups are open right now.  PLease see attached for more information.

Math and Writing information night will be taking place on the evening of Monday February 11, 2019 from 5:30-6:45PM  Please see the attached for more information.  These will be coming home with your child on Monday afternoon.


LAST WEEK>>>>>>Food Collection for the month of January for the weekend backpack program will be juice boxes.  While we know that juice boxes can be expensive, we were hoping you would consider donating some for our weekend backpack program. Any help will be appreciated. Thank you Callahan families for the donations so far!!


WLC Lunch and Breakfast Menu

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

Forms for “Messages from the heart” and our popular “5th grade baby photo” section are being collected right now.  Please see the attached.

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

The annual Callahan Spring Breakfast will be coming up on March 16, 2019….Ticket Presale sheet is attached…..Please note tickets will be available at the door.

***********************  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 1-20-2019

posted Jan 18, 2019, 10:35 AM by David Brissette

1-20-2019

No School Monday, January 21, 2019 in observation of Martin Luther King Day.

Our annual family survey for SurveyWorks RI will be coming home to our families electronically next week.  This is your opportunity to tell us how well or not so well we are doing our jobs. Callahan’s survey window is from January 28 through February 8.  More information will be out next week. To learn more about the program, please go here.


Food Collection for the month of January for the weekend backpack program will be juice boxes.  While we know that juice boxes can be expensive, we were hoping you would consider donating some for our weekend backpack program. Any help will be appreciated. Thank you Callahan families for the donations so far!!


WLC Lunch and Breakfast Menu

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

Forms for “Messages from the heart” and our popular “5th grade baby photo” section are being collected right now.  Please see the attached.

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

The annual Callahan Spring Breakfast will be coming up on March 16, 2019…..Please plan ahead!  Stay tuned for more information.

***********************  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



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