James R. D. Oldham School

James R. D. Oldham School

Preschool

Operating as usual

11/17/2022

Reminder tomorrow is a half day. There will be Am Pre-K classes no pm classes for the half day program. And full day is a half day

08/20/2022

Welcome to PreK! We are getting ready for all our new friends and can't wait! We wanted to send out a reminder about our Orientation scheduled for Wednesday, August 24th at 5:30 at Martin Middle School for both Oldham& Martin locations starting in the cafeteria and continuing into the auditorium for a presentation. We'll provide some background information on the program, and you'll be able to ask any questions you may have. The information is geared towards parents and can get a little lengthy.

The EPPD will also be available to run a BCI check for families who may want to come into volunteer or attend certain events throughout the year. The cost is $5.00 and can be paid by check or cash. Monthly family engagements do not require a BCI check to attend.

The YMCA will also be in attendance to assist families who need before and after care. You can contact them by phone at 1-508-336-7103 or by emailing [email protected]. At This time Oldham is still assessing the need for before and after school care.

We will be out of the building until August 18th, after which we will be happy to assist you in any way. We look forward to meeting you and your child on the 24th!

Photos from James R. D. Oldham School's post 04/15/2022

Take & Bake Pizza Night πŸ•πŸ•

03/06/2022

Beginning on Monday, March 7, 2022 the East Providence School Department will no longer require that masks be worn in school buildings or buses. This decision coincides with the school department mask policy that was passed on September 14, 2021 (EPSD Mask Policy) and the latest CDC guidelines. Students and staff have the option to continue to wear a mask at school and on the bus.
In addition, the RIDOH is recommending that schools no longer conduct contact tracing. As a reminder please continue to monitor your child for symptoms and keep them home when they are sick. We will continue to keep other mitigation factors in place, such as increased cleaning and promoting good hygiene practices.

02/01/2022
Photos from James R. D. Oldham School's post 11/23/2021

We had a surprise visit today 🐾 Thank you Officer Jay and Officer Marty for stopping by to make us smile and for keeping our students safe everyday !!! The Tiny Townies love you !

11/12/2021

Reminders for next week
17th and 18th Parent Teacher conference's.
Half day on the 18th @ Oldham and Martin.
Friendsgiving the 17th @ Oldham and the 19th @ Martin.
Have a great weekend.

Photos from James R. D. Oldham School's post 10/29/2021

Getting ready for the pumpkins

10/27/2021

Just a reminder tomorrow's pumpkin event was moved to our rain date Thursday !! Your classroom Teachers will keep you updated 😊

Photos from James R. D. Oldham School's post 10/23/2021
10/22/2021

Cant wait to see all our TINY TOWNIES from Martin and Oldham tonight at the parade !!

10/21/2021

Picture Day Tomorrow !

PIE: Partners in Education Interest Form 09/28/2021

Good Afternoon families.

We just wanted to remind you about our upcoming PIE (Partners in Education) meeting, happening this Wednesday, September, 29, at 6:00 in the Martin Middle School cafeteria. Please join us for this important meeting as we will be discussing & starting to plan out events for the school year. This is a great opportunity to become involved in your child's school, and help out in different ways. Please take a moment to fill out the link below. We look forward to seeing you Wednesday!

https://forms.gle/xc7cFYCyQQxdR1156

PIE: Partners in Education Interest Form Hello families! If you are interested in PIE, please complete the form below. Thank you in advance for your support!

08/19/2021

The Integrated Preschool Program at Oldham will be holding a Orientation for our new buddies on Thursday, September 2nd @ 3:15. The first day of school for our buddies is Tuesday, September 7th. There is a welcome packet being sent out today for all of our new students.

08/10/2021

The link for our buddy program application is currently not working please email [email protected] and we can send you an application!

Photos from James R. D. Oldham School's post 06/24/2021

So long Pre-K it's been fun look out kindergarten here we come !! Good luck in Kindergarten Oldham will miss you ❀

Photos from James R. D. Oldham School's post 06/19/2021

Oldham Pre-K Carnival Continued 🎈πŸŽͺ🎑

Photos from James R. D. Oldham School's post 06/18/2021

Pre-K Carnival Day ! Everyone had so much fun ! Thank You to our amazing Oldham Staff for doing an amazing job. More pictures to come 🎑

06/01/2021

Rhode Island State Pre-Kindergarten Classes
Enrollment is now open for the State Pre-K classes. Due to the significant program demands, students must be selected for enrollment through a RIDE supervised lottery.
What you will need to apply:
β€’ An active email address
β€’ Working phone number
β€’ Child's legal name
β€’ Child's date of birth (Must be 4 years old by September 1, 2021)
Child's address
β€’ Monthly household income (Lottery is not income dependent)
UUICOS
To be eligible for enrollment:
β€’ Your child must turn 4 years of age by September 1, 2021
β€’ Live in the community in which the RI Pre-K program is located
A copy of the child's birth certificate
Proof of residency
β€’ Family total income will be vertified to match what is reported in this application

Photos from James R. D. Oldham School's post 05/01/2021

The Oldham Pre K is proud to announce our Teacher of The Year Mrs. Gail Ramos!
We love you Mrs.Ramos

James R.D. Oldham School Teacher of the Year 2021

The James R.D. Oldham School Teacher of the Year 2021 is Gail Ramos. Gail is an Early Childhood Special Educator who serves the developmental needs of East Providence children ages 3, 4 and 5. She has been a teacher in the East Providence School District for 32 years and holds a Masters of Arts in Education and Human Development.

There is much good to say of Gail! She is a passionate, dedicated, loyal and kind person. She embodies the true qualities of an exceptional educator. Gail values each of her colleagues, respects all students and communicates in an exemplary manner with parents. Many years after moving on from pre-k, parents will ask about Mrs. Ramos, and request that best of regards be sent to her.

Gail has recently become an author and illustrator of a children’s book. The book, entitled, I Matter is explained by Gail as, β€œI wrote this book for our youngest children of color as a way to enhance their self-esteem and empower them as they learn and grow.” This truly inspirational book reminds children that they are very important and, β€œI Matter for so many reasons.”

We, at Oldham School are honored to call Gail a member of our school family. We are proud to recognize her as our Teacher of the Year, 2021.

Thank you,
Donna Peluso

03/23/2021

The James R.D. Oldham School Improvement Team met on Monday evening, March 22, 2021, at 6pm, virtually. In attendance were D. Brodin, L. Andrade, M. Moon, R. Belasco, D. Turbitt, S. Gaudreau, and D. Peluso. The meeting was one hour in length.

Discussed was the progress being made toward accomplishing the 2020-2021 golds set forward in the Oldham School Improvement Plan. In Goal A: Academic Excellence:
At least 81% of children assessed by the Teaching Strategies Gold Program have improved widely held expectations in cognitive development which includes logic and reasoning skills, memory, attention and cognitive flexibility. In Goal B: Social/ Emotional Learning: Students have (under Conscious Discipline strategies) increased utilization of breathing techniques and commitments leading to self-regulation under the guidance of staff who are committed to talk, listen and encourage student expression. In Goal C: Staff have completed professional development opportunities that support district initiatives, school focus activities and best teaching practices. Finally, importantly, in Goal D: School Self-Assessments, surveys, and various school/home communications being used within the school to promote opportunities to involve parents and community members to volunteer, participate in learning of school initiatives, classroom strategies and shared decision-making practices within the school were discussed. School Attendance was also discussed in the context of this COVID period.

A subcommittee of the team decided to create a parent survey to assess the effectiveness of school/parent interactions and communication during this school year. A draft will be reviewed at the next SIT Meeting on April 12, 2021. Data relating to school attendance will also be discussed.

02/01/2021

Monday, February 1st 2021
Anyone who would like to pick up breakfast or lunch today due to distance learning, may do so from 8:30am - 10am today at the high school 2000 Pawtucket ave

01/13/2021

Oldham Pre-K School
Family Newsletter
January 2021
Welcome to the 2021 Year!
Dear Parents and Friends,
The staff and I are very happy to have returned to In-Person Learning! We would like to thank you for all your support while we were at home during this holiday time; it is wonderful to see how much our little friends have grown! May I ask if you have any questions or concerns for us at this time?
This month of January promises to be a quick one. As you know, next Monday, January 18, 2021, is Martin Luther King Jr. Day, and there will be no school. We hope that this day will be a family day full of happiness and fun – sunshine outdoors, too!
On Monday, January 25, 2021, teachers will be attending professional development workshops so there will be no in-school learning. All children will have a special packet to complete with Mom or Dad, along with a new book to read!
As you know, each month we take a close look at one of the RIELDS Domains. This month we will focus upon Social Studies where we are learning about how our children relate to their family and community. Our story this month talks about being kind to each other. We hope you will enjoy it with your child.
Our Nurse Sue has a message for you all…
Happy New Year!
I hope you are all well. Please continue to update me with any isolation/quarantine situations you may have. Students who are experiencing COVID symptoms can be tested at any K -12 testing site. To schedule a test call (844) 857-1814 7 days a week 7:30 am -9:30 pm. BinaxNow testing offers results in 15 minutes for asymptomatic individuals. Visit portal.ri.gov for scheduling and locations. If you have any questions please feel free to call me at 433-6209 ext 2.
Thank you,
Sue Mungovan RN

Thank you, Nurse Sue! Importantly, during the first two weeks of February, we are asking that you complete a short survey from the Rhode Island Department of Education. It is called SurveyWorks. If you have an older child, you may be familiar with it since all public school parents complete it each school year. This survey is an effort to gather information that will help improve the quality of schools across Rhode Island. It will help educators understand and act upon what students, teachers, support professionals, administrators and parents say about climate, culture, and learning environments in our school. You will complete it online. We will be sending you a separate link to join and an access code to enter to open the survey online within the next week. We are very appreciative that you take your valuable time in support of this.

Please remember, I remain available to you always at your convenience. Again, Happy New Year!

Donna M. Peluso, Principal

01/07/2021

District Lunch In Person & Distance Learning January 11 - 22


1/11
Breakfast
Cereal
Breakfast
Kit

Lunch
Build Your Own
Sun Butter & Jelly
Sandwich
String Cheese
Baby Carrots
Fresh Fruit
Milk
1/12
Breakfast
Shri Bark
Granola Round
Breakfast Kit

Lunch
Italian Grinder
Pasta Salad
w/Fresh Veggies
Apple Slices
Milk
1/13
Breakfast
Cereal
Breakfast
Kit

Lunch
Chicken Salad
w/ a Bulkie Roll
Garden Salad
Fresh Fruit
Milk
1/14
Breakfast
Shri Bark
Muffin
Breakfast Kit

Lunch
Chicken Caesar
Salad
Dinner Roll
Apple Sauce Cup
Milk
1/15
Breakfast
Cereal
Breakfast
Kit

Lunch
Yogurt Parfait
Vanilla Yogurt
W/ Blueberries
Granola
Fresh Veggie Sticks
Fresh Fruit
Milk

1/18

No School

M. L. King Jr.
Day





1/19
Breakfast
Shri Bark
Granola Round
Breakfast Kit

Lunch
Yoplait Yogurt
Cheddar Cheese Goldfish Crackers
Baby Carrots
Broccoli Bites
Ranch Dip
Fresh Fruit
Milk







1/20
Breakfast
Cereal
Breakfast Kit

Lunch
Mini Sliders
Ham & Cheese
Scooby Grahams
Side Salad
Fresh Fruit
Milk



1/21
Breakfast
Shri Bark
Muffin Kit
Breakfast Kit

Lunch
Chef Salad
Dinner Roll
Fresh Fruit
Milk



1/22
Breakfast
Cereal
Breakfast
Kit

Lunch
Roast Turkey
Sandwich
Marinated
Cucumber & Tomato Salad
Fresh Fruit
Milk





















Meals include 1% white, and / or fat free chocolate milk

Menu subject to change based on product availability

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

01/04/2021

Good Morning, just a reminder this week is distance learning. In person begins again January 11th.

12/10/2020

Dear Parents and Guardians:

The East Providence Public Schools will be on full Distance Learning from December 14, 2020 to January 4, 2021.
Beginning on December 14th through to December 23rd, the EP School Dept, partnering with Chartwells and Ocean State Transit will deliver student breakfasts/lunches to our community school sites and bus stops across the city. The sites and bus stop times are attached. The bus staff will be distributing the meals, so there is no need to go into the buildings.
Special note: This coming week meal offerings will include 3 or 4 hot lunch items (beginning on Tuesday).
We thank you for your cooperation during this time. Stay well.
The following site is also available along with the schools and bus stops.
East Providence High School Student Parking Lot
2000 Pawtucket Ave.
East Providence, RI 02914
8:30 – 10:00 AM

RUMFORD BUS 1
Meal Pick Up Time


MYRON J FRANCIS
9:00 AM
HOYT AVE @ BARBERRY RD
9:30 AM
BISHOP AVE @ FERRIS AVE
9:45 AM
BARNEY ST @ RAY ST
9:50 AM
BISHOP AVE @ REDLAND AV
9:55 AM
FERRIS AVE @ TRYON AV
10:00 AM
DEER ST @ INMAN ST
10:05 AM
FERRIS AVE @ WEEDEN AV
10:10 AM
CIRCLE ST @ NIMITZ RD
10:15 AM
FERRIS AVE @ RAY ST
10:20 AM
TAYLOR DR @ EAST DR
10:25 AM
PAWTUCKET AVE@MCGARTLAND RD
10:30 AM
DEER ST @ TONER ST
10:35 AM
VISTA DR @ DIANA DR
10:40 AM
ROGER WILLIAMS AVE @ LEAHY ST
10:45 AM
N BROADWAY@CADORNA ST
10:50 AM




RUMFORD BUS 2
Meal Pick Up Time


MYRON J FRANCIS
9:00 AM
ANAMA AVE @ GREEN LANE RD
9:30 AM
New Road @ Baily
9:40 AM
PAWTUCKET AVE @ WEBSTER AVE
9:45 AM
ROGER WILLIAMS AVE@PILGRIM AVE
9:50 AM
ROGER WILLIAMS AVE @ ARCADIA AVE
9:55 AM
ROGER WILLIAMS AVE @ NELSON ST
10:00 AM
GREENWOOD AVE @ NEWMAN AVE
10:05 AM
N BROADWAY @ ALGONQUIN RD
10:10 AM
CENTRE ST @ CARRIE AVE
10:15 AM
CENTRE ST @ CHAUNCEY AVE
10:20 AM
HOOD AVE @ SHAW ST
10:25 AM
MILLER ST @ PAWTUCKET AVE
10:30 AM
PAWTUCKET AVE @ BARBARA CIR
10:35 AM
PLEASANT ST @ MORRA WY
10:40 AM
PLEASANT ST@SYLVAN RD
10:45 AM
PAWTUCKET AVE @ CHAFFEE ST
10:50 AM
PAWTUCKET AVE @ HOPE ST
10:55 AM
PAWTUCKET AVE @ SAINT MICHAELS CT
11:00 AM





RIVERSIDE BUS 1
Meal Pick Up Time


KENT HEIGHTS
9:00 AM
PAWTUCKET AVE @ MERRITT RD
9:30 AM
PAWTUCKET AVE@ABERDEEN RD
9:45 AM
CUMBERLAND RD @ BOYDEN BLVD
9:50 AM
VILLAGE GRN N @ SQUIRE LN
9:55 AM
SQUIRE LN @ VILLAGE GRN S
10:00 AM
IVAN AVE @ BUCKTHORNE DR
10:05 AM
WAMPANOAG TRL @ GARDEN DR
10:10 AM
WAMPANOAG TRL @ JILL CT
10:15 AM
40 REARDON AVE
10:20 AM
DAISY DR @ ARGYLE AVE
10:25 AM

11/20/2020

Oldham Pre-K School Improvement Team News
The Members of the Oldham Pre-K School Improvement Team are:
Leslie Andrade, Pre-K Teacher
Rebecca Belasco, Community Member (Little Red Schoolhouse Child Care)
Dana Brodin, OT
Liz Dias, Parent
Stephanie Gaudreau, Administrative Assistant
Mylissa Moon, Early Childhood/Outreach Coordinator
Susan Mungovan, School Nurse
Melissa Natusch, Special Education Teacher, Early Childhood
Donna Peluso, Principal Educational Coordinator
Deborah Turbitt, Teacher Assistant

The School Improvement Team has now begun a regular schedule of virtual meetings. They are: November 16, 2020; December 15, 2020; January 13, 2021; February 3, 2021; March 22, 2021; April 12, 2021; and May 12, 2021. All meetings are held at 6pm except April 12, 2021 which is at 1pm.

Meeting Notes:

July 21, 2020 and August 6, 2020:
The Oldham School Improvement Team began its charge during the summer of 2020 by creating a Reopening 2020 School Document, noting COVID guidelines and plans. We continue to create and draft the James R.D. Oldham School Improvement Plan of the 2020/2021 School Year.
November 16, 2020:
The Oldham School Improvement Team met virtually to review data from the 2019-2020 School Year along with the Reopening Plan of 2020 to create an update to the James R.D. Oldham Pre-K School Improvement Plan. All members were present except Liz Dias. Stephanie Gaudreau and Dana Brodin took notes and formatted the plan electronically as it was created and modified.

The discussion by the team focused on improvement goals that included Academic Excellence; Social & Emotional Learning/Collaboration; Professional Development; and Partnerships/Safety. Virtual Meetings/Technology, Student Attendance, Social and Emotional Learning and Support; as well as Family Engagement were topics strategized.

A draft of the James R.D. Oldham Pre-K School Improvement Plan was written and submitted to the Superintendent of Schools, Mrs. Kathryn Crowley, on November 20, 2020 for review and approval. When this is complete, the Plan will be posted to this website for the Learning Community’s information.

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Wednesday 8:30am - 3:15pm
Thursday 8:30am - 3:15pm
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