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Starting January 27th MMS is no longer being used for attendance or for Semester 2 grading. 

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  • Congratulations to the Boys and Girls Club
    "Congratulations to the Pawtucket Boys and Girls Club! Groundbreaking ceremony took place  March 14, 2014 to expand the club which will double the number of children and teens who can participate in the club. The Pawtucket School Department thanks our community leaders at The Boys and Girls Club  for all they do for our children of Pawtucket!"

     
       
     Shea and Tolman students speak at groundbreaking ceremony.

Backpackers to Fight Hunger

BACKPACKERS TO FIGHT HUNGER

In response to a need in our community among our student families, the Pawtucket Backpackers came together to provide supplemental foods to students in need.  Students, who were coming to school hungry and whose families needed a little extra help.
Beginning September 2013 the Pawtucket Backpackers began providing supplemental foods on the weekends to 150 students in our elementary schools.  Word of the available help spread and we soon received requests from our Jr/Middle and Sr. High Schools.  Today, we provide 250 students with weekend assistance. 
Packed in white plastic grocery bags and placed into the backpacks of those in need of a little assistance are two breakfasts, two lunch/dinners and two snacks.  It currently costs $3 - $4 Per bag, per student, per week. 
While we have received generous and heartfelt contributions from the community, administrators, staff, students, family and friends, we do not have enough funds to fulfill the needs through this school year.  It is our hope to keep this program sustainable as long as there is a need and a community willing to help though monetary contributions, foods and/or of service.
We need your help!  From January 13, 2013 through February 14, 2014 the Pawtucket Backpackers will host a fundraiser in our community.  THE POWER OF 1 ~ AND A CARING COMMUNITY. 
We are asking each of our students, staff, family and caring friends to contribute $1.00 to our cause to help sustain the program.  $1.00 will make a difference.  If everyone who cares contributes, we will be able to sustain the Pawtucket Backpacker’s through this school year and provide a base for the following school year.
The Pawtucket Backpackers is discreet and anonymous.  The volunteers do not know who the bags go to.  There is a representative in each school handling the distribution.
When asking for comments from recipients, I’ve heard a number of times; food runs out and we don’t have enough food until the next pay day or my parents wait until we eat before they do.  Now, we can all eat as a family and my parents don’t have to go hungry.
No child should go hungry!!  No family should struggle with no help and no hope!!
The backpackers are working to help those students and families.  Please, if you care and it won’t present financial hardship, consider contributing $1 to the Pawtucket Backpackers and be part of the solution.  As a community, we can make a difference.  We will make a difference in the lives of our students. 
Donations can be dropped off at the office of any school.  Just tell them it is for the Backpackers or, mail your contribution to Pawtucket Backpackers, 286 Main St., Pawtucket, RI  02860
The Pawtucket Backpackers is a non-profit 501(c)(3) in cooperation with the Back to School Celebration of RI.  All contributions are tax deductible.  Please feel free to contact the Pawtucket Backpackers with any questions, comments or concerns at bonolloj@verizon.net
On behalf of our students and families, staff and Pawtucket Backpacker volunteers, thank you for your help and for caring.

Joanne Bonollo,
Pawtucket School Committee, Deputy Chair                                                                                      
Pawtucket Wellness Committee, Chair
Pawtucket Backpackers to fight hunger, Coordinator


Connect2Compete

What is Connect2Compete? 
Connect2Compete (C2C) is a national nonprofit initiative, aiming to bring students and families online by 
providing $9.95/month high‐speed Internet, low‐cost refurbished computers and free digital literacy 
training to families nationwide. For 2 years, there are no price increases, no activation fees, and no 
equipment rental fees associated with the high‐speed Internet program.  
 
Who is eligible for the $9.95 Cox high‐speed Internet through C2C? 
Families with at least one child receiving free school meals through the National School Lunch Program 
(NSLP) are eligible for the $9.95 Cox home Internet service. In addition, families cannot have subscribed 
to Cox Internet service within the last 90 days, have any outstanding debt or unreturned equipment 
with Cox. Families who do not meet these criteria may be directed to connect2compete.org to learn about other 
offers that may be available to them.  
 
How should families apply for Cox’s low‐cost Internet service through C2C? 
Eligible families can apply online by visiting www.connect2compete.org/cox or calling toll free 1‐855‐
222‐3252. 


Connect2Compete is a program to provide home Internet service and computers for families.  It is not a school program, and is not endorsed or required by your school. Your school is not responsible for Connect2Compete accounts.  
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