• Multilingual Learning Multilingual  Learning (MLL)

  • Week of 11/15-11/19/2021

    Hello MLL Families,

    First quarter ended on Tuesday, November 9.  Parent/teacher conferences are scheduled for  Wednesday, November 17.  Report cards will go home on Friday, November 19.

    Thanksgiving break is schedule for November 24-26.

    Please feel free to contact me at bmelillo@westerly.k12.ri.us or 401 348 2296 (ext. 5359)with any questions or concerns.

    Best,

    Ms. Melillo

     

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  • Week of 11/1-11/5/2021

    Hello MLL Families,

    Today is Day of the Dead.  

    There are some dates to note this month. Veterans' Day is November 11.  There is no school in observance of our Veterans.  Thanksgiving break is November 24-26.  There is no school in observance of Thanksgiving.

    First quarter ends on Tuesday, November 9.  Parent/teacher conferences are on Wednesday, November 17.  Report cards will go home on Friday, November 19.

     On Saturday, November 6, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Elks Lodge on 1 Dixon Street, there will be a Holiday Craft Fair.  Admission is free.

    On Sunday, November 7, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., the Westerly Armory will have its third annual Armory Show.  It will feature  hand-made crafts, antiques, and Rhode Island authors.  Admission is free.

    Please feel free to contact me at bmelillo@westerly.k12.ri.us or 401 348 2296 with any questions or concerns.

    Best,

    Ms. Melillo

     

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  • Week of 10/22/2021-10/29/2021

    Hello MLL Families, 

    On Sunday, October 24, it is Family Day at the Providence Bruins game.  

    On Tuesday, October 26, Springbrook Elementary School will host its Virtual Open House from 6:00-7:00 p.m.

    There will be a car wash at WHS, Ward Building, in the parent drop-off loop on Friday, October 22, from 2:00-4:30 p.m.  The raindate is Saturday, October 23.

    The Ocean Community Chamber of Commerce is hosting a Spooky Nature Trail on Friday, October 22, from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Nature Center.  The tickets cost $12 for children(ages 3-12), $8 for adults (ages  13+), and free for children (age 2 and under).

    If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me at 401 348-2296 extension 5359 or bmelillo@westerly.k12.ri.us.

    Best,

    Ms. Melillo

     

     

     

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  • Week of 10/11-10/15

     

    Dear MLL Families,

    Have a wonderul long weekend!  There is no school on Monday, October 11.

    On Saturday, October 16, Springbrook will host its Trunk or  Treat at Springbrook Elementary School form 4:00-5:30 p.m.

    Friday, October 8, is mid-quarter at WHS.  Progress reports will be posted in Skyward for Wednesday, October 13.

    Sprinbrook Elementary School will have its Open House on Tuesday, October 26.  it will be virtual.  More information will be coming.

    If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me at 401 348-2296 extension 5359 or bmelillo@westerly.k12.ri.us.

    Best,

    Ms. Melillo

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  • September 27-October 1

    Hello MLL Families,

    Hope everyone is doing well!

    There are some upcoming events at Springbrook.

    October 1st- Lifetouch photos

    October 6-8th -Scholastic Book Fair 

    October 7th, 5-7 p.m. Family Book Fair/Fall Fest 

    October 16th, 4-5:30 p.m. - Trunk or Treat

    October 24th, 2 p.m.- Family Day- Providence Bruins

    Letter have been sent home regarding the above activities.

    At WHS, students have an upcoming community service opportunity.  On Saturday, October 2, from 7:00-11:00 a.m. on the track, there is a Heart Walk.  Students can help with set up, breakdown, spirit stations for walkers, and  directing people from the parking lot to the event space.  If students are interested, they should contact Mrs. Fallon.

    Please feel free to contact me at 401 348-2296, extension 5359, or at bmelillo@westerly.k12.ri.us if you have questions or concerns.

    Have a wonderful week!

    Ms. Melillo

     

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  • Hello MLL Families,

    Welcome Back!  Hope your children and you have had a great start!  It's been wonderful seeing everyone back at school.

    Kindergarten and Pre-K students will start school on Monday, September13.

    Students will continue to wear masks and socially distance at school.

    Two upcoming events at Springbrook are PTO meeting on Monday, September 13th at 5:00 p.m. and the Scholastic Book Fair on  October 8-10.

    Please feel free to call me at (401) 348-2296 or email me at bmelillo@westerly.k12.ri.us with any questions or concerns.

    Best,

    Ms. Melillo

     

     

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  • Week of 6/14-6/18/2021

     

    Dear MLL Families,

    There have been some changes to the Fun Day schedule due to the weather this week.  Here are the updated days and times.  Unfortunately, Fun Day is only for students this year due to COVID restrictions.

    Wednesday:  9:30-11:00 a.m. - grade 3;

                       12:30-2:00 p.m.-grades K and 1

    Thursday:  9:30-11:00 a.m. - grade 4 followed by grade 4   cookout;

                     9:30-11:00 a.m.- grade 3

     

    Thank you-Ms. Melillo

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  • June 14, 2021-June 18, 2021

    Hello MLL Families,

    Congratulations to our WHS Seniors who graduated on Friday, June 11!

    This week MLL students who have not finished MODEL testing will be finishing up.

    Grade level Fun Days will taking place at Springbrook.  Unfortunately, this event is only for students due to COVID restrictions.  Please find the dates and grade levels listed:  June 14th- K& gr. 1,  June 15th- gr. 2,  June 16th- gr. 3, and June 17th-grade 3.

    Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns at bmelillo@westerly.k12.ri.us

    Have a great week!-Ms. Melillo

     

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  • June 7- June 11, 2021

    Dear MLL Families,

    MLL students in grades K-4 will be progress monitored this week using the MODEL test.

    Fourth grade students who qualified by reading the required number of books at Springbrook will participate in the Battle of the Books and a kickball game on Friday, June 11, 2021.

    On Friday, June 11, 2021, the Senior class will graduate from Westerly High School. Congratulations!

    Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns at 401 348-2296 extension 5359 or bmelillo@westerly.k12.ri.us.

    Have a great week!- Ms. Melillo

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  • June 1-June 4, 2021

    Dear MLL Families,

    Last week the fourth grade students enjoyed a field trip to Westerly Middle School and the Taste of Rhode Island.  Both were wonderful opportunities for the fourth graders at Springbrook.

    Best,

    Ms. Melillo

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  • Week of 5/24/2021-5/28/2021

    Dear MLL Families,

    There are a few events happening at SES.

    Today is the Farmer's Market.

    The fourth grade events at SES are 6/3-WMS Trip, 6/4- Taste of RI, 6/11- Battle of the Books, 6/17- Fun Day and Cookout, and 6/24- Stepping up.

    We will be progress monitoring the MLL students at WMS on 6/3 and at SES on 6/8 and 6/10 for in person learners and 6/9 for distance learners.

    MLL students at WHS were progress monitored on 5/25.

    Friday, 5/28, is half a day.

    Enjoy your Memorial Day weekend!-Ms. Melillo

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  • Week of 5/17/2021-5/21/2021

    Hello MLL Families,

    Tomorrow is an asynchronous day for all students.  There will be no live meets.  Work will be posted in the teachers' classrooms.

    Make-up RICAS testing at SES is on Wednesday, May 19.

    Upcoming 4th grade events at SES:  June 4th- Taste of RI,  June 17th- Fun Day & Cookout, June 24th- Stepping Up (6/25- rain date).

    Grade level Fun Days- June 14th- K& gr. 1, June 15th- gr. 2, June 16th- gr. 3

    May 24- June 4-  AIMSWEB Plus at SES

    Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns at 401 348-2296 extentions 5359 or bmelillo@westerly.k12.ri.us.

    Have a great week!

    Ms. Melillo

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  • Week of 5/10/2021-5/14/2021

    Hello MLL Families,  

    I hope you all had a wonderful Mother's Day!

    RICAS testing for distance learners will be on Wednesday, 5/12.

    There is no school on Thursday, 5/13, in observance of Eid al Fitr.

    MODEL testing will begin on May 25 at WHS, June 3 at WMS, and June 8,9 and 10 at SES.

    Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns at 401 348 2296 extension 5359 or bmelillo@westerly.k12.ri.us.

    Have a great week!-Ms. Melillo

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  • Week of 5/3-5/7

    Hello MLL Families,

    Thank you to everyone who supported and attended Multicultural Night!  It was great to see everyone there!

    This week RICAS testing continues.

    DL Math RICAS is on Wednesday from 9:00-11:00 a.m. 

    Fourth grade RICAS math testing is on Thursday and Friday from 9:30-11:00 a.m. in school.

    There is no school on Thursday, May 13.  Monday, May 17, is an asynchronous learning day.

    If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to email me at bmelillo@westerly.k12.ri.us or to call me at 401 348 2296 extension 5359.

    Have a great week!-Ms. Melillo

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  • Week of April 19-23, 2021

    Hello MLL Families,

    Happy Vacation!  I hope you and your children have a wonderful week off.  We will see your children on Monday, April 26.

    The third quarter closes Thursday April 15.

    Report cards will go home/be posted to Skyward on Friday. April 30.

    RICAS testing will continue after April vacation followed by Aimsweb testing.

    Thank you to those students who contributed to Multicultural Night.  The event is scheduled for Friday, April 30, at 5:00p.m.

    If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to email me at bmelillo@westerly.k12.ri.us or to call me at 401 348 2296 extension 5359.

    Best, Ms. Melillo

     

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  • Week of 4/11-4/16/2021

    Hello MLL Families,

    Monday, April 11, is an asynchronous learning day.

    April 19-April 23 is vacation.

    The Multicultural Night Showcase will be in the Springbrook Family Engagement Google Classroom on Friday, April 30. at 5:00 p.m.

    Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns at bmelillo@westerly.k12.ri.us or 401 348-2296, extension 5359.

    Have a great week!-Ms. Melillo

     

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  • April 2-April 9

    Hello MLL Families,

    Today is a day off.

    RICAS testing begins next week.  Students in third and fourth grades will be testing on April 7-9.

    Monday, April 12, will be an asychronous learning day.

    Happy Easter and Passover to those people celebrating these holidays!

    Enjoy your weekend!-Ms .Melillo

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  • Week of March 29-April 1

    Hello MLL Families,

    Students continue to prepare for RICAS testing in grades 3 and 4.

    Please send any work for Multicultural Night to me by Thursday, April 1.  The Multicultural Night Showcase will be in the Springbrook Family Engagement Google Classroom on Friday, April 30 at 5:00 p.m.

    Wednesday is an asynchronous day for fourth grader students.  Teachers are in a professional development meeting.

    We do not have school on Friday, April 2.

    Please contact me with any questions or concerns at bmelillo@westerly.k12.ri.us or 401 348-2296, extension 5359.

    Have a great week!-Ms .Melillo

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  • Week of 3/19-3/26

    Dear MLL Families,

    Happy St. Joseph's Day!

    Reading Week start on Monday, March 22 at the elementary schools.  Please see the information below.

    READING WEEK

    March 22nd - March 26th

    Westerly Elementary Schools

    Introduction: Malcolm Mitchell (former NFL Patriots player) and now the author of 2 children’s books is the inspiration for this year’s STREAM week.  “When Mitchell went to college at the University of Georgia, he quickly realized he struggled with reading.  He knew he needed to do something, so he started from scratch, reading children’s books and teaching himself to read better and faster.  He soon developed a passion for learning and literacy that ultimately changed his life.  Recognizing the transformative effects of books in his own life, Mitchell launched Read with Malcolm, a youth literacy initiative dedicated to promoting the benefits of books to students in underserved communities.”  

    The full article can be found here: Patriots’ Malcolm Mitchell is helping children learn to read

    Monday: Teachers will read the book My Very Favorite Book in the Whole Wide World aloud to their class and discuss.  You at home can listen to the book by clicking on  the link on Youtube of Malcolm Mitchell reading his book if you don’t have the book

    My Very Favorite Book - Author Read a Loud 

    Tuesday - Thursday:

     Goal Post S.T.E.M Activity - all students will be getting the directions and a small football.

    Classroom teachers can decide if this is something they can make at home or in school. Your choice!

    Build a reading fort at home. (video by Mrs. Bonner)  Students can share pictures of their creations 

     Community Readers’ Favorite Books: (this will be updated as all the videos are added) 

    Local community members have shared their favorite children’s book (or excerpt from a chapter book) and discuss why reading is important to them.  

    Friday: -Teachers will show the video Malcolm Mitchell | Life is Good Stories (3:23) to wrap up the week.  Remember the whole theme is Rise to the Challenge.  Overcoming adversity and knowing the importance of reading is his message.  Take the opportunity to have conversations about this.   Classrooms can discuss or show each other, their very favorite book in the whole wide world!  Celebrate!!

     
    RICAS is coming up too.  Please read the letters that have been sent home with your children and are posted in the teachers' Google Classrooms.  Students in grades 3, 4, 5, and 8 will be tested.


     
    Have a great weekend!-Ms. Melillo
     
     
     
     
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  • Week of 3/16/2021-3/20/2021

    Hello MLL Families,

    ACCESS testing continues as we are trying to make sure all of the MLL students are tested.

    Monday, March 15, is an asynchronous learning day.  Lessons will be posted in the teachers' Google Classrooms.

    If you are interested in participating in Multicultural Night, videos should be submitted by Saturday, March 27.

    Happy St. Patrick's Day and Happy St. Joseph's Day!

    Please feel free to contact me at bmelillo@westerly.k12.ri.us or 401 348-2296 extension 5359 if you have any concerns or questions.

    Have a great week!

    Ms. Melillo

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  • 3/8-3/12/2021

    Hello MLL Families,

    In the next couple of weeks, we should be finishing up ACCESS testing across the district.  Thank you for your help with this.

    On Monday, March 15, students will have an asynchronous learning day.  Teachers have professional development.

    RICAS testing is coming up.  Students are preparing.

    Please feel free to contact me with questions or concerns at bmelillo@westerly.k12.ri.us.

    Best,

    Ms. Melillo

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  • 3/1-3/5/2021

    Hello MLL Families,

    ACCESS testing continues across the district.  Thank you for your assistance with this.

    At Springbrook Elementary School, Dr. Seuss' birthday will be celebrated with a Spirit Week from March 2-5.  Each day students and adults are encouraged to dress up.

    Monday, 3/1:  Green Eggs and Ham Day- In honor of Green Eggs and Ham, dress in green and  white for Dr. Seuss and Springbrook Spirit Day!

    Tuesday, 3/2: The Cat in The Hat Day- Children and adults are encouraged to wear a fabulous hat for the day.

    Wednesday, 3/3:  In honor of The Lorax, children and adults are encouraged to wear a mustache.

    Thursday, 3/4: In honor of Fox in Socks, children and adults should wear their zaniest sock combinations.

    Friday, 3/5:  In honor of The Sleep Book, wear your pajamas and robe to school. 

    The MLL Committee at Springbrook is planning a Multicultural Virtual Showcase.  We would love to have our students, their families, and our  Springbrook staff participate by creating cultural videos, Jam boards, pictures, etc.  Your cultural contribution could be reading in a native language and English,  performing a traditional dance, singing a song, teaching students how to greet someone in another language, a musical experience, a cooking demonstration, a cultural PowerPoint, etc.  The videos and cultural contributions  would need to be  submitted by Saturday, March 27, 2021 at 12:00 p.m.  

    Please feel free to contact me at 401 348-2296, extension 5359 or at bmelillo@westerly.k12.ri.us with any questions or concerns.

    Have a great weekend!-Ms. Melillo

    Multicultural Night translated in Spanish

    Multicultural Night in English

     

     

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  • Week of 2/22-2/26

    Hello MLL Families,

    ACCESS testing continues throughout our district with testing at Springbrook, WMS, and Dunn's Corners this week.

    ACCESS testing is schedule for State Street on March 1 and 2.

    Dr. Seuss' Reading Week begins next week on Monday, March 1 at Sprinbrook Elementary School.

    Report cards were sent home on Friday, February 12.  The families of distance learners can access their report cards through Skyward.

    Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns, bmelillo@westerly.k12.ri.us.

    Best,

    Ms. Melillo

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  • February 12, 2021

    Dear MLL Families,

    Happy Chinese New Year!   Tonight, we will have a Chinese New Year Celebration in our SES Family Engagement Google Classroom.  Here is the link, Chinese New Year Celebration  It begins at 6:00 p.m.

    ACCESS testing will continue when we return to school after February vacation.

    Dunn's Corners  February 22 and 23

    Springbrook  February 24

    WMS  February 25 and 26

     

    If you have any questions or concerns, please call me at 401 348-2296 extension 5359 or email me at bmelillo@westerly.k12.ri.us.

     

    Have a wonderful vacation!

    Ms. Melilo

     

     

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  • 2/1/2021-2/5/2021

    Dear MLL Families,

    ACCESS testing will begin at Dunn's Corners on February 1. It will begin for distance learning MLL students at Springbrook on February 3.  For in person MLL students at Springbrook, it will begin on February 4.

    On February 2, Author and Newberry Award Winner, Matt de la Pena, will visit Springbrook Elementary School.  An order  form went home for student who would like order the book.

    If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me at 401 348-2296 extension 5359 or bmelillo@westerly.k12.ri.us.

    Have a great weekend!  -Ms. Melillo

     

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  • 1/25/2020-1/29/2020

    Hello MLL Families,

    Monday, January 25, is an asynchronous learning day.  Students will find their assignments posted in their teachers' Google Classrooms.

    ACCESS Testing Schedule

    Dunn's Corners:  February 1 and 2

    Springbrook: February 3 and 10 for Distance Learning MLL students / February 4, 5, and 8 for in person MLL students

    WHS:  February 9 and 11

    State Street:  February 22 and 23 and March 1 and 2

    WMS:  February 25 and 26

    Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns at 401 348 2296 or bmelillo@westerly.k12.ri.us.

    Have a great week!  Ms. Melillo

     

     

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  • 1/18-1/22/2021

    Hello MLL Families,

    There is no school on Monday, 1/18, in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

    ACCESS testing begins this week.

    Here is the ACCESS testing schedule.

    Dunn's- January 21-22
    State- January 28-29
    SES- February 4, 5, 8- in person/DL February 3 and 10
    WMS-February 25 and 26  and March 1 and 2
    WHS- February 9 and 11
     
    Have a great weekend!
    Ms. Melillo
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MLL Staff Contacts

  • Springbrook Elementary School

    (401) 348-2296 extension 5359

    Ms. Melillo, MLL Coordinator/Teacher

    Ms. McCool, MLL Teacher

    Mrs. Russell, MLL Teacher

    Mrs. Fontana, MLL Teaching Assistant

    Mrs. Wong, MLL Teaching Assistant

    Westerly Middle School  (401) 315-1601

    Mrs. Cardinal, MLL Teacher

    Mrs. Young, MLL Teaching Assistant

    Mrs. Diaz, MLL Teaching Assistant

    Westerly High School   (401) 315-1501

    Mr. Guglielmo, MLL Teacher