• Multilingual Learning Multilingual  Learning (MLL)

  • 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.


    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.


    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.


    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. Byrne, MLL Teacher

    Mrs. Fontana, MLL Teaching Assistant

    Mrs. Wong, MLL Teaching Assistant

    Westerly Middle School  (401) 315-1601

    Mrs. Cardinal, MLL Teacher

    Mrs. Martin, MLL Teaching Assistant

    Mrs. Young, MLL Teaching Assistant

    Westerly High School   (401) 315-1501

    Mr. Guglielmo, MLL Teacher