Archive for November, 2011

Providence schools has posted a schedule on-line and instructions for registering your child for kindergarten. These can be found at:


http://www.providenceschools.org/media/159414/registration dates for new kindergarten students.pdf


Note that if you are seriously interested in your child attending your neighborhood Providence Public school, you stand the most chance of getting your child into the school if you apply when your child enters Kindergarten. Once seats are filled, regardless of whether a child is from the neighborhood or outside the neighborhood, the only way to get your child into your neighborhood school (eg. in first grade) will be to fill seats empty by attrition.


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Please come support our school and our PTO at the Mills Tavern Fundraiser!
Tuesday, November 15, 2011 | 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm | 101 North Main Street

Mill's Tavern
$25 Per Person suggested donation         Hors D’oeuvres & Drink Ticket Included

Tickets will also be available at the door.

The money raised from this event will go directly toward enrichment for students at Nathan Bishop Middle School.  Your support will help promote teaching and learning by providing critical educational materials and opportunities for both students and teachers.
For information e-mail: nciniglio@gmail.com

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Apeiron Institute for Sustainable Living to host the 2011 Sustainable Schools Summit on November 16th at Nathan Bishop Middle School in Providence.


The Apeiron Institute for Sustainable Living will host the 2011 Sustainable Schools Summit on Wednesday, November 16th at Nathan Bishop Middle School in Providence from 1:00 pm to 6:00 pm.  The Summit will bring together teachers, students, parents, administrators, facilities managers, and other members of school communities from across the state to showcase successful local initiatives and to provide participants with the knowledge, resources, and support network to move their school toward greater sustainability.


The event, now in its fourth year, is made possible through partnership with the Rhode Island Department of Elementary & Secondary Education, Rhode Island College, Providence Public Schools, Aramark, and Sodexo. Agenda highlights include Opening Remarks by Commissioner Gist and Providence Schools Superintendent Lusi, as well as a Keynote Address by RI’s Teacher of the Year, Shannon Donovan.


Participants will have the opportunity to attend hands-on workshops addressing topics ranging from “School Green Teams in Action” to “State and National Curricular Models” and visit a variety of exhibitors offering resources and programs to improve school sustainability.


The event will close with a presentation on the Green Ribbon Schools Program in RI and an evening panel sharing the inspiring story of Nathan Bishop, a school whose community rallied to restore and improve the building and is now showcased as one of the State’s leading high performance schools!


For more information about the event or to register go to www.apeiron.org.

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A reminder that tonight, November 8, 2011, at 6:30 PM, Superintendent Lusi will be at Hope High School along with our East Side City Councilors to meet with the community.

The Superintendent will make a presentation about Providence Schools initiatives and the strategic outlook for the district.

This follows on a similar presentation made at Nathan Bishop Middle School last week. Dr. Lusi had received a number of questions in advance from ESPEC, and answered these as well as numerous other questions from the audience.

A synopsis was posted recently on Councilman Zurier’s website:


We would encourage everyone to attend this meeting. While our Elementary and Middle Schools are thriving, Hope needs our attention and support.

Hope to see you there!

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