Monday, July 30, 2012
Anyone interested in helping military kids can visits the Web sites below.
- BACK TO SCHOOL
Monday, July 30, 2012
The following is from a press release. Operation Homefront, the national non-profit that provides emergency financial and other assistance to military families and Wounded Warriors, has announced its annual Back-to-School Brigade program to collect school supplies for military kids. Operation Homefront, and its organizations and volunteers, across the nation will begin collecting donated school supplies, along with monetary donations, that they will distribute to the children of service members at the beginning of the school year in the fall. This year marks the sixth annual campaign by Operation Homefront to give the children of military families the opportunity to start school with all the supplies they need to be successful. Anyone …
Tuesday, September 6, 2011
Share your back to school photos and stories with us!
Calling all proud parents! Whether you spent the morning trying to hold back tears over how much your son or daughter has grown or if you spent the day cleaning up the mess from the mad-dash out the door on Tuesday morning, we want to hear about it! Use the comments section to tell us how you did on your child's first day. And don't forget to upload your own photos of your whiz kids in their back to school gear in our photo gallery.
Mixed emotions for both students and parents as summer ends and school year begins.
Despite Tuesday morning’s wet weather, students and parents were up and out early for the first day of school. “I don’t want to see him go. I’ll miss his company,” said Tracy Mullen of her son Christopher DeCosta. The two were waiting on Main Street in Warren for the school bus to pick up a small group of rain-drenched kids and deliver them to Hugh Cole School. DeCosta, like many of the other students, was excited to see who was going to be in his fourth grade class. “But I think I know everybody,” he said. DeCosta’s buddy, Drew Maynard, was also happy to start fourth grade. He had heard his teacher, Mrs. Vacchelli, was “really nice.” Plus, he was looking forward to spelling and science, his favorite subjects. Nearby, five-year-old …
Going back to school isn't just hard on the kids. It's tough for the parents, too.
Sending a child off to school every fall can be a tough transition for many parents. But the parents of Colt Andrews School's kindergarten students received a little reassurance Tuesday morning during a "Boo-Hoo Breakfast." After dodging the morning rain and ushering children to their classrooms, watery-eyed parents gathered in the multipurpose room in Andrews School to let out their first day of school sobs. Other parents and faculty members were there to lend support. Jen Davies held her composure after dropping her daughter off at her classroom. Then she began talking about what the first day of kindergarten meant to her. "It's the reality that she's five years old now," she said, while starting to cry. "She's already going to school…
With kids attending school from the middle school down to kindergarten, we can only accomplish so much.
The first day of school preparations began at 8:00 pm Monday. We had repeated discussions the past few nights about kindergarten for my five-year-old. He had gone to preschool last year and had visited Rockwell Elementary countless times for his three older brother’s affairs. The school was familiar to him, and we began naming all the kids he already knew at the school. He admitted to being nervous, even though he his excitement was more obvious. While we watched television, the kids went through their backpack for the umpteenth time, and I put their names on their snack bags. We went upstairs to set out their clothes for the big first day. I ironed their shirts before I ushered them off to bed 9:20 pm, annoyed that it was already so late…
Incoming freshmen and more experienced members of the Mt. Hope High School Marching Band spent the weeks before school preparing for upcoming performances.
The sound of drums, trumpets, flutes and clarinets drifted upon the morning breezes at Mt. Hope High School a few weeks ago as members, both new and old, of the school's marching band practiced their tunes for the start of the new school year. The Marching Band performs at all school football games and dances, as well as the Eastern States Exposition, coming up in September. This doesn't leave much time for newcomers to learn the music and routines, which is why summer band camp is so important. Diane Davis is in her 31st year of volunteering with Mt. Hope's Marching Band. She began as a parent volunteer, but is now a grandparent volunteer – her granddaughter Gabrielle Davis is the section leader of the color guard. Davis, along with other…
See if you can recognize these young faces.
Take a look through these photos submitted by some prominent people in our area and see if you can recognize their young faces. After you are done looking, take a stroll down memory lane and submit your own photos. Do you remember your first day of Kindergarten? Getting your first car in High School? Your first time falling in love? The first time you bunked class? Well take a moment to share your photos and memories of your school days!
Wednesday, August 31, 2011
You won't hear me complaining about the delayed school year.
I know I’m going to get a lot of disagreement with this one, but I think my least favorite advertisement of all time has to be that Staples back to school ad that co-opts the Christmas holiday song "Most Wonderful Time of the Year.” I haven’t had to see it in ages, mainly because the Red Sox are pretty much all I tune in to during the summer. If you are like me and have watched nothing but NESN since Memorial Day, you probably think Cialis is the only consumer product buying ad space these days. And I am fresh out of E.D. acronyms for the kids. But I’m getting off-topic. I’m going to just say it: I hate that ad because I hate sending the kids back to school. I know that parents with structured schedules have a tough time juggling the …
Adjusting to college life is a very difficult process. Exploring the campus and all it has to offer while making new friends can make a nightmare into a dream you never want to leave.
College can be one of the best experiences in a person’s life. Homework and tests are just a small price to pay for the fun times, independence, and self-growth gained throughout the years. Most people go to college but not everyone has the same experiences or reacts in the same way. Despite the positive aspects of college it is sometimes a difficult road to cross. My first week at Roger Williams University was a blur and to be honest I don’t remember most of it. All I remember is being in constant motion between finding classes, going to my room, going to work, and then doing an endless amount of homework. When you begin college, you leave behind everything you know and are comfortable with and are forced to deal with new experiences and …
Tuesday, August 30, 2011
The official first day back to school in Bristol and Warren will be Tuesday, September 6.
Students who expected to start the school year on Tuesday, August 30, may have been relieved to hear that school was postponed to Wednesday. But now, students who are dreading going back to school get a chance to bask in the sun for an additional week before hitting the books again. According to the Bristol Warren Regional School District, schools have postponed opening in light of the damage and power outages caused by Tropical Storm Irene. Schools in the Bristol Warren school district will open for the first day on Tuesday, September 6. Note: Mt. Carmel School is also scheduled to start school on Tuesday, September 6.