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Superintendent's Message Fall 2023

The school opening was a wonderful series of events which prepared both our
students and staff for the work at hand. During the last week of August, Melrose
School welcomed our new Pre K and K students and their parents/guardians to
meet their teachers and become acquainted with their classrooms. The annual “Ice
Cream Social” welcoming families new to Jamestown, particularly our military
families, was held on August 28 with strong participation from many local
organizations and clubs. That same day, principal Nate Edmunds toured new
students around Lawn School. And then, on August 30 and 31, our staff returned for
Professional Development activities and workshops. A highlight of those days was
an Artist Workshop led by our Teacher of the Year Erica Connolly in which she
shared many activities which could be incorporated into classrooms. Staff
celebrated our return with the recognition that the Arts have an important place in
our schools for both our students’ and our own Wellness and Social Emotional

September 5 brought both our students and our community to school as
Congressional District 1 voted in a special primary election to select candidates to
run on November 7 to replace long time US Representative David Cicilline. The heat
joined us as well for the entire first week, but the energy of the students did not
wane as they became acquainted with new teachers and new friends. I must say
that the transition from summertime to school time was seamless. Students easily
and enthusiastically remembered routines and procedures and day 1 actually
looked like they had been in school for weeks!

Please join us in the coming weeks for Open House … Oct 3 at Lawn and Oct 4 at
Katherine Sipala
Interim Superintendent of Schools

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