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

Dear Edgewood families,
I would like to thank the students and parents in Grades 3, 4 & 5 for completing the SurveyWorks. This is used to help improve school climate, professional development and student learning.

Cranston Public Schools has commissioned FNI which stands for Fielding Nair Internationals. This company are architects and change agents for creative learning communities. This exciting endeavor will be used to improve the Cranston Public Schools.

Each school building will be visited and assessed for space, improvements and overall school facility design. Teachers, students and parents will be asked to share their comments and ideas so that we are able to accommodate the 21st century child. We will review the technological and cultural evolution and how it has impacted the strategies for educating this generation of school children.

Therefore, it is very important for Edgewood teachers, parents and students to participate in the community workshop to be held at Cranston High School East on April 24th from 6:00-8:00 p.m. Notices will be going home to remind parents to attend and sign up for the workshop. The district web page contains more information and you are able to sign up to attend.

Grades 3, 4 & 5 only – attached to this newsletter is information about the Rhode Island Comprehensive Assessment System (RICAS).


April 4th – FNI tours school building

April / May – every Tuesday & Wednesday – grades 3 & 4 participate in the STEM project after school

RICA ELA Testing
April 10th & 11th – Grades 4&5
April 25th & 26th- Grades 3

April 16 – 20th – spring break – no school

April 24th – FNI Community Workshop Cranston East 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

April 30th – May 4th – Book Fair in the Library

May 3rd – Science Night – 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. – all parents and students will visit the classrooms and will also be able to purchase books at the Book Fair

May 4th – Alef Beats singing group – assembly 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. – all grades

RICAS math testing
May 15th & 16th- Grades 4&5
May 17th & 18th- Grades 3

May 28th – Memorial Day – no school



Volunteering and BCI checks!
link for volunteer forms

Link to Elementary School Discipline Code Book

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Dear Edgewood Families: 2017-2018

Our school’s air quality has significantly improved with the new heating and air conditioning system. Our school was recognized by state officials, who honored us with a special award.

Our action plans for the 2017-2018 school year have been updated and we will emphasize student engagement. We will continue to prioritize writing and math in our classes. The plans are posted on the school website. Our mission is to support the common core which will help students to become successful digital citizens.

This year we are encouraging parents to use our list serv. In an effort to become more efficient with communication, we will be announcing your child’s teacher for next year in an email to be delivered the second week of August. In case you do not belong to a listserv you can contact the school.

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.

Thursday, AUGUST 31 -5:30-6:30 PM-Meet and greet the teachers at Edgewood in the multipurpose room
Tuesday, September 5-first day of school
Open House- Tuesday, September 26 -6:30-7:30

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

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

Link to PTO Website