East Providence School District

    2016 National Blue Ribbon School

    January, 2017

    Happy New Year All!!!

    We are 3 weeks into the New Year and the second quarter is quickly coming to an end on January 25th.  This year is flying by.

    We have a number of exciting things going on as we head into the 3rd quarter... 

    We have just completed Kindergarten's first use of the IReady program.  We will use this information to provide specifically targeted interventions and enrichments opportunities for your children.  We are also getting ready to begin the mid year assessment for students in grades 1-5.  This will provide us with more detailed information regarding your child's progress, strength's and needs.  More information will follow regarding the IReady program and the data collected on your child's academic progress once we have completed the assessments. 

    Last Friday we held professional development for the 3-5 grade teachers regarding goggle classroom.  As we increase access to technology for students you can expect some very exciting learning opportunities for your child.  More information will follow.

    We also have two more professional development opportunities planned for teachers this month; writing on Monday, January 23 and math practices on Wednesday, January 25.  It has been a very busy month and we will continue to work to improve our practice to ensure that your child receives the best possible education.  I think its important to note that these opportunities were planned using the IReady Data, Classroom Assessments and PARCC data. 

    Our before school Math and STEM Clubs are in full swing.  I am always amazed to see our students so excited to be here an hour before school starts.

    Other activities that have begun or will begin very soon:  Chance to Dance, Girls on the Run and Jump Rope for Heart.

    Survey Works is back.  For those who are not familiar with Survey Works,  this is an informational survey that parents, teachers and students complete.  This survey is sponsored by RIDE and provides the school with important information that will help us improve and meet the needs of our school community.  More information will follow.

    Below you will find a few links to important information regarding January programs at the library, substitute teaching positions and Kindergarten registration.

    Kindergarten Registration

    Substitute Teaching


    Stephen E. Prew

    December 2, 2016

    Principal's Note

    A very Special thank you to our Kent Heights School Community...  We collected just over 2000 canned food items!!!  Absolutely amazing! Thank you to all who were able to help.

    Thank you to our incredible PTA for their relentless fundraising efforts.  Yankee Candle, Lularoe, Uncle Tony's, Chipotle and Parents Night Out!!! and that is just in the first 3 months of the school year.  If you can find the time please try to get involved.  Every little bit of help goes a long way to helping this great school community. 

    December East Providence Public Library Events. (Click on Hyperlink)

    Upcoming Events

    Friday December 2:  Parent Night Out

    December 5-16: 5th Grade Friends for Lunch

    December 6-9:  Holiday Shop, Tuesday, December 6, Holiday Shop from 5:30-6:30

    Wednesday, December 7: Chipotle Fund raiser

    I hope everyone had a very enjoyable Thanksgiving.  Remember today from 3:30 to 7:30 the KHS PTA is holding a fundraising event in the KHS Library.  Get some Holiday shopping done and purchase some Lularoe Apparel.  A percentage of all purchases will be donated to KHS. 

    Below is the a link to a letter from the Superintendent.  Please review when you have a moment

    Superintendents Letter

    November 2016

    As a Feinstein Leadership School the KHS School Community came together to Donate over 1000 canned food items last year during the Holiday Season.  This year we would like to continue that tradition.  Our goal once again, is 1000 canned food items.  Please click on the link below!!!

    Food Flyer

    Thank you KHS!!!

    Thank you to all who were able to donate to our Hope and Faith Drive!!!


    PTA News October, 20, 2016

    • Due to the conflict with the Townie Pride Parade, the Harvest Hop has been rescheduled to Friday November 18th (same time 6-8pm).

    • Wear your red & white and come celebrate Townie Pride at the annual Townie Pride Parade on Friday October 28th at Pierce Field. More details to follow.

    • Our Yankee Candle Fall Fundraiser is underway! Orders are due no later than FRIDAY OCT 28th. Orders may also be taken online at www.yankeecandlefundraising.com using our Group #: 99385910. The Top Selling Grade wins an Ice Cream Party! The Top Seller wins a $25 Target Gift card!  For every 2 items sold, your child’s name will also go into our raffle! The success of last year’s fundraiser helped us bring in the Mad Science Assembly as well as the upcoming STEAM Museum in-house field trip on Weds Nov 9th!  As we are not having the Silent Auction this year, the success of this fundraiser is crucial to fund our regular programs, including class field trips.  Please help us continue to help our students achieve success!

    Thank you for your support! Kent Heights PTA


    The Hope & Faith Drive supports local families in times of need. In addition to providing

    groceries, they also provide personal care items when available. Please help us fill Hope &

    Faith’s closet during this special one day toiletries drive on Friday, October 14.

     We are asking Kent Heights families to donate any of the following items:            

    Soap or Body Wash Shampoo and Conditioner

    Laundry Detergent Powder (For Adults and Babies)

    Toothbrushes and Toothpaste Deodorant

    Shaving Supplies Toilet Paper

    All items should be brought to school on Friday, October 14. There will be a special bin

    outside of the office for your donations. Thank you for supporting our community!

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                               Date:  September 28, 2016



    U.S. Secretary of Education, John B. King, Jr., announced today that Kent Heights Elementary School has been named a 2016 National Blue Ribbon School.  Kent Heights School is one among 279 public and 50 private schools receiving this honor. 

    Schools are nominated for the award by the state department of education, and then complete a comprehensive application about school practices. Schools may apply for status as Exemplary High Performing—among the top schools in a state—or Exemplary Achievement Gap Closing—schools making the fastest progress in their state in closing achievement gaps among student subgroups.  

    Dr. Celeste Bowler, Assistant Superintendent of East Providence Schools, Stephen Prew, Principal of Kent Heights School, and Fatima Avila, Former Principal of Kent Heights School, will represent Kent Heights School at a two-day awards ceremony in Washington, D.C., to celebrate their hard-won achievements.

    For more information about Kent Heights School, please contact the Superintendent of Schools, Kathryn M. Crowley, at 401-431-4640.  For more information about the National Blue Ribbon Schools program, please visit http://nationalblueribbonschools.ed.gov/


    Congratulations to the entire Kent Heights School Community!!!  Students, Parents, Staff, Teachers, Administrators, and Community Leaders coming together with one common goal!!!  The Education of Our Children!  Great Job Kent Heights School Community!  You should all be very proud.  Thank you for all that you have done, are doing and will continue to do to make Kent Heights one of the BEST SCHOOLS IN THE NATION!!!

    S. Prew

    Principal News

    Great Science Opportunity for Students at the Riverside Library

    Science Flyer

    Friday, September, 30th


    School Compact

    Click on the Link above to download and review the Compact.  Please sign and return

    September 6, 2016

    The first few days of school have passed and I am very excited about the start of the school year.  While we've had a few glitches with the busses, please understand that we will do everything that we have to ensure that your child/children get home safe.  Please remember to send in a note or call if there will be a change in the way that your child get's home at the end of the day.  We cannot make that change without confirmation from you.

    Few points to mention:  For those parents dropping their child/children off in the morning,

    Please understand that I do not have the ability to safely supervise students prior to 8:30 a.m.  whether it is inside the building or in the playground.  

    If you are dropping off your child off prior to the start of the school day please do so on Howland Ave. Wannamoisett Road is for bus students only.

    Over the next few weeks we will begin assessing students in grades 1 - 5  using the new District, IReady diagnostic tool.  For those who have been with us, IReady replaces Dibbles and Easy CBM.  The purpose of this assessment is to provide us specific information regarding students academic strength's and needs  You will be receiving more information about the IReady tool soon. 

    Please remember that "Meet the Teachers Night" is scheduled for Wednesday, September 14th.

    Below you will find some links for you to review.

    Have a great Week!!!

    Welcome Back Letter

    2016-2017 School Improvement Plan

    2016-2017 Elementary Handbook

    How to Apply for Free/Reduced Lunch

    August 22, 2016

    Good Morning,

    There have been a number of inquires regarding the classroom supply list that was sent home in June.  Please click on the link to review, Student Supply List for the 2016/2017 school year. 

    A special thank you to Josh and BridgePoint for putting on an incredible event on Saturday and showing their Townie Pride.

    For our incoming Kindergarten Parents...  If you have not scheduled a screening on either Wednesday, August 31 or Thursday, September 1, please contact the school for your appointment.

    For continued updates and information please visit the Kent Heights PTA Facebook page.

    August 2016

    Can you believe that the start of school is just around the corner!!!  I'm  excited to welcome you and your children back to this amazing school. 

    For those new to us Welcome!!!  We have a strong tradition of family involvement and look forward to joining our community. 

    As you can see, Save the Date 2016-2017, we have a many great family events that are always well attended.  Our PTA is extremely active and are always looking for parents to be involved as much as they can.  The PTA is a great way to stay active in the school and in your child's education. 

    For those parents returning to us we have several new teachers and staff.  I'd like to welcome Julie Szala (5th grade), Stacey Croteau (4th grade), Anne Souza (4th grade), Sara Chamberlain (special education), Sara Yassine (Reading Specialist) and Cheyanne Viveiros (1st grade) to the Kent Heights Family!!!

    Lastly a couple of dates to remember: 

    Saturday, August 20th from 9-noon, BridgePoint back to school fair at East Providence High School. 

    Wednesday, August 31st, First day of school for students.

    Wednesday August 31 and September 1, Kindergarten Screenings

    Friday, September 2, First full day for Kindergarten Students.  If you have not scheduled an appointment for a screening please contact the school after the 17th for your appointment.

    Enjoy the last few weeks of summer!!!

    Stephen E. Prew


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    Title 1 Information

     Click here to view the Title One Parent Informational Power Point Presentation

    Visit the Kent Heights Facebook Page @ www.facebook.com/pages/Kent-Heights for information regarding events and activities

    The calendar below has school events listed.

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    Contact Information

    Stephen E. Prew Principal


    @stephenprew on Twitter

    Principal Prew on Facebook

    Stacy Bentz, Secretary

    2680 Pawtucket Avenue
    East Providence, RI 02914
    Phone: 401-435-7824 401-435-7824
    Fax: 401-435-7839

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