Edgewood Highland School160 Pawtuxet Avenue Cranston, RI 02905-4044 Main Office Telephone: 401-270-8065 Main Office Fax: 401-270-8534

Principal: Marlene R. Gamba
Office Secretary: Gail Broadbent
If you wish to have color copy of our Feinstein Newsletter you can print a copy the link is on our Feinstein Newsletter page

Please read the April/ May Newsletter on this page

Edgewood Highland-Feinstein Leadership School Update

The students at Edgewood Highland participate in the Feinstein Junior Scholar
Program. Feinstein Junior Scholars make the world a better place. They are ambassadors of good will and do good deeds whenever possible throughout the year. They participate in the fight against hunger in Rhode Island by organizing canned food drives to benefit local community agencies. They contribute good
deed examples for school wide publication twice a year

There are many benefits to being a Feinstein Junior Scholar. Some of those benefits include: positively impacting the lives of others (intrinsic reward), receiving Junior Scholar Cards which include free admission to amazing places, including Mystic Aquarium, (extrinsic reward) , a free t-shirt and college scholarship opportunities. In the spring our students will be going to Mystic Aquarium. The bus to be paid for by the Feinstein Foundation and their Feinstein Junior scholar Cards afforded them free admission.
Edgewood Highland holds food drives have helped local families and agencies, such as
Cranston Family Center and Cranston Community Action Program. As a result of being a Feinstein Leadership School we-have received matching donations to benefit the school for each food item collected up to $1000, $1000 donation for our January Newsletter, a yearbook grant and community partnerships. Our generous staff and families provides necessities for needy families.

We also hold spirit weeks and the students have donated to the American Cancer Society and Leukemia Foundation. We emphasize good deeds and kindness with our bulldog paw program. The theme for school year 2016-2017 “Always be humble and kind!” We currently are sharing our kind deeds on our “kindness garland” that is strung in the lobby.

We have used the donated funds to purchase items which will benefit the entire learning community. So far, we have purchased 25 Chrome Book computers, two 70 inch large screen TV’s for classroom lessons and mini laptops to be. We also updated our computer lab with new computers and chairs. We are very grateful to Mr. Feinstein and his organization for their continued support of Edgewood Highland. Mr. Feinstein is certainly humble and kind!!!

Encourage your Feinstein Junior Scholar to continue to make a
difference in the community.


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Upcoming activities-Edgewood April/May Newsletter

Dear Edgewood families,

Many of you have noticed and expressed gratitude that Edgewood Highland was able to erect a new flagpole. Families told me that when the building was originally built, there was a flagpole and were happy to see it replaced. We were able to fund the flagpole, due to the generosity of Mr. Alan Shawn Feinstein. We will be having an official ceremony, with the students, staff and Mr. Feinstein The date to be announced and families are welcome. We will display the flag daily, weather permitting.
Many parents reported to me about the animal owners, who continue to walk by the school and do not clean up after their pets. I have taken immediate action. Signs will be posted on the fence which will make it clear that there is camera surveillance and, by law, you must pick up after your pet.
Students in Grades 3, 4 & 5 will be beginning to take the PARCC assessment on Monday, April 10th. Please make sure your child reports to school on time. Our students are excited to begin and their behavior during past assessments have been exemplary. Grade 4 will be taking the NECAP Science in May.
Our Data Team has already begun working on our School Improvement Plan for 2017-2018. Our focus will be on creating positive mindsets and continuing to increase student engagement.
Important Dates

April 7th – 1:00 Pep Rally - Rock the PARCC Grs. 3 - 5

April 10th – April 14th – PARCC assessments Grs. 4 & 5

April 14 -April 21st - Vacation - Spring Recess

April 24th - April 28th – PARCC assessments Grs. 4 & 5

May 2nd – May 5th – PARCC assessments Gr. 3

May 5th – Field Trip Children’s Museum - Kindergarten

May 9th – May 12th – PARCC assessments Gr. 3

May 9th – Grs. 3-5 –Famous Hula Huts Tournament – to be held at Park View Middle School 6:00 – 8:30 p.m.

May 9th – May 11th – NECAP Science Gr. 4

May 19th – Gr. 4 Tennis Hall of Fame Field Trip

May 25th – 6 p.m. Band Concert CHSE

Volunteering and BCI checks!
link for volunteer forms

Link to Elementary School Discipline Code Book

Principal's letter for 2016-2017 on this page and the link to our School Improvement Plan


Edgewood Becomes a Feinstein Leadership School

Feinstein Newsletter for Fall/ Winter 2015 is on the Feinstein Newsletter Page..please feel free to print it in color. Thank you

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Dear Edgewood Families:

Our school will be having a major face lift this summer our heating and air conditioning system will be replaced with a new modern system. This update will improve our educational climate.

Our action plans for the 2016-2017 school year have been updated, we will continue to use data to differentiated instruction in the area of reading and math. School wide, we will continue to prioritize writing in our classes. Our action plans are posted on the school website. We will continue to support the common core which will help students to become successful digital citizens.

Our list serv for parents was very successful. We hope more parents will join this year. Throughout the year, our family involvement committee will be looking for support and volunteers to help us provide the best educational experiences for our children and their families. Please contact Robin Gervais at the Cranston Family Center
__270-8495__ to become more involved, we need your input.

First bell is at 8:15-students gather in multipurpose room for morning exercises at that time. School hours are 8:25-2:40-Any student who arrives after 8:25 will be marked late. All students will receive letters in August from their new classroom teacher.

Monday, AUGUST 29 -5:30-6:30 PM-Meet and greet the teachers at Edgewood Highland
First Day of school is Thursday,September 1, 2016Monday September 5- No school Labor DayTuesday, September 13- Primary Day no school
Fall Pictures-Friday September 16-all day foyer
Open House- Wednesday, September 21 -6:30-7:30
Book Fair September 19-September 22

Lunch and recess schedule :
Lunch / Recess Grades K, 1& 2 – 11:25-11:50 lunch- recess 11:50-12:10
Lunch/Recess Grades 3, 4, & 5- 12:10- 12:35 lunch-recess 12:35-12:55

Thank you
Mrs. Marlene R. Gamba

Link to School Improvement Plan 2016-2017

If you want to find out what ACES stands for check out the principal's page

Link to PTO Website