Steere Farm Elementary School


FROM THE DESK OF MRS. FRANCIS

October was filled with many highlights! Our curriculum is off and running and students are focused on learning! Teachers are also preparing for parent/teacher conferences on Thursday, November 10th from 12:15-3:00 and 5:00-8:00 p.m. Students will have an early release day and will be dismissed at 11:15 a.m. Lunch will be provided for those who order using the form below. Your response is needed by the end of the day on Monday, November 7th! Thank you! Click here to complete the order form.


On behalf of Steere Farm School, I would like to recognize the unconditional dedication of our PTA members. With the support of SFE families, the PTA covers the costs of buses for field trips, special classroom supplies, assemblies, and more. Our PTA also plans events that create meaningful and special memories for our students. To date, they have sponsored and coordinated the Bronco Fun Run, Trunk or Treat, and painted stencils on the black top for recess! They also plan restaurant nights to help raise funds for the school. A special thanks to our PTA officers, Steph Arpin, Shannon Luttge, Jessica Hancock, and Heather Reifler! The school community looks forward to a continued partnership with our supportive parent group!


November promises to be another month filled with exciting learning opportunities and reasons to be thankful. As always, I encourage you to reach out with any suggestions, questions, or concerns.


Warm Regards,

Mrs. Francis


francisc@bsd-ri.net

(401)-568-1350

Safety is a Top Priority! Steere Farm will continue to stay vigilant with regards to school safety each and every day. We will continue our fire and lockdown drills, we will continue to check identification of all who enter our school.

The Importance of Attendance School attendance is super important to the academic achievement of our students. The school year is 180 days, and if a student is absent 18 days, he or she has missed 10% of the school year! That's a lot of time! That's 18 days of missed instruction, hands-on experience, and important discussion about learning. Absences should be used for illnesses, which are inevitable. While family vacations are great fun, missing school immediately puts students behind. Please plan vacations for times when school is not in session - this will help our kiddos to stay on track!

Wright's Farm Wright's Farm has been our business partner for 23 years, and we are so grateful and appreciative for all they do for our students and staff! Our greatest thanks to Wright's Farm for so many years of support!

Steere Farm Elementary School 915 Steere Farm Road Pascoag, RI 02859(401) 568-1350, Fax: (401) 568-1353Courtney FrancisPrincipal

What do we mean by Respectful, Responsible, and Ready to Learn? These are our school rules. We are a Positive Behaviors and Instructional Supports (PBIS) school, and we work to highlight positive behaviors in order to change negative behaviors. Our students earn SuperStar tickets throughout the various areas of the school, and they can use those tickets to "purchase" small items or activities each week. There is a home matrix as well, so that our families can use these same structures in the home.

Bullying

Please see Burrillville School Department's policy on bullying and how to report it.


The Burrillville School Department does not discriminate on the basis of age, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, race, religion, national origin, color, creed, political affiliation or disability in any of its educational programs and activities, and in employment and application for employment, as required by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1965, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, and other federal and state laws that prohibit discrimination. Inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies will be handled by: Director of Pupil Personnel Services(DPPS), 2300 Broncos Highway, Harrisville, RI 02830. Telephone: (401) 568-1301; Email: nondiscriminationinquiries@bsd-ri.net. Inquiries may also be made directly to: Office for Civil Rights (Boston Office), U.S. Dept. of Education, 8th Floor, 5 Post Office Square, Boston, MA 02109-3921, Telephone: (617) 289-0111; Fax: (617) 289-0150; Email: OCR.Boston@ed.gov. If you require an accommodation to attend a meeting or program at a school, call the DPPS at least two business days in advance of the meeting or program.