EG Calendar: Spring Rec Signups Begin, Town Council Meeting

by | Mar 14, 2022

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Monday, March 14

EG Rec Spring Registration opens –The EG Community Services Department has added a few programs to our listing that you won’t see in the brochure but are online and open for registration on Monday, including a monthly Thursday night, Create! Floral Workshop – March will be Tulips. They have also added a Mushroom Hunting workshop. This will be a two part workshop on Tuesday nights in May. In addition, they will host their first Pickleball Tournament, “Swingin’ for a Cause.” This tournament will raise funds for EG Youth Recreation Scholarships so please be sure to grab a partner and come have some fun! Get the full program HERE

In-Person Kindergarten Registration – For families who are unable to schedule an individual appointment or submit the enrollment forms electronically, you can sign up at Meadowbrook Farms Elementary School from 8 a.m. to  3 p.m. Appointments for the in-person registration event can be made through this Calendly link.

Town Council Meeting – The panel will discuss the town’s options regarding legalization of recreational marijuana, which is before the General Assembly this session. It will also designate Town Council members to sit on the School Building Committee. They meet in Council Chambers at Town Hall but you can also attend the meeting online. Find the agenda (and Zoom link) HERE

Tuesday, March 15

RIPTA West Bay Workshop – RIPTA will discuss proposed service changes to Routes 13 and 29, as well as the creation of two new routes – Route 16 and Route 23 – during a virtual session. New Route 16 would provide service between CCRI Warwick and Quonset Industrial Park in North Kingstown while also serving Bald Hill Road, New England Tech and East Greenwich. Route 23 would serve Warwick CCRI to Center of New England. 6 p.m. Find the Zoom link HERE. To join by phone, call +1 646 558 8656; Meeting ID: 875 9060 8200; Passcode: 406221.

School Committee meeting – The panel will hear the technology budget, then hold a budget hearing for FY2023. This is remote-only meeting starts at 7 p.m. Find the full agenda, including the Zoom link, HERE. Find backup materials for the session HERE.

Business After Hours – The EG Chamber of Commerce is holding its monthly Business After Hours at Healthtrax, 1000 Division St., from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Members, $5, guests $10. Advance registration appreciated: [email protected].

Thursday, March 17

‘Outside In’ Opening Reception – Warwick Center for the Arts is hosting Outside In, a juried exhibit featuring artwork influenced by our outside environment. Inspired by the plein air tradition, this show challenges you to bring the beauty of the outdoors inside our gallery. The outdoors never ceases to delight and invigorate. Through April 2. The opening reception is free and open to the public at 6 p.m. At 3259 Post Rd., Warwick. For further information: www.warwickcfa.org or 401-737-0010.

Friday, March 18

Cribbage – A group plays Cribbage every Friday morning from 9 to 11:30 a.m. at Swift Community Center on Peirce Street. New players are welcome, but some knowledge of the game is needed. For more information, contact Barbara at 401-737-6477 or Cam at [email protected]

Saturday, March 19

Memorial for Olivia Passeretti The Rhode Island Martial Artist community will be holding a memorial for the loss of our sister in the Martial Arts community Olivia Rose Passeretti. Olivia, daughter of Janine Passeretti-Molloy and stepdaughter of Shihan Dennis Molloy will be remembered for her dedication and love of the Martial Arts. State of the Arts Karate and Wellness Center in Warwick at 2 p.m. If you’d like more information, contact Joe Gelineau 401-413-7363.

‘Our Town East Greenwich’ – The RI PBS special about East Greenwich – made from stories, photos and videos from East Greenwich residents – will be broadcast at 6:30 p.m. on WSBE Rhode Island PBS (Digital 36.1 | DirecTV 36 | Dish Network 36 | Cox 08/1008HD | Verizon FiOS 08/508HD (RI) 18/518HD (MA) | Comcast 819HD. It’s also available for streaming within the local broadcast area: watch.ripbs.org/livestream. It will be available for on-demand viewing April 1: watch.ripbs.org/show/wsbe-our-town/.

Looking Ahead

Monday, March 21

In-Person Kindergarten Registration – For families who are unable to schedule an individual appointment or submit the enrollment forms electronically, you can sign up at Meadowbrook Farms Elementary School from 8 a.m. to  3 p.m. Appointments for the in-person registration event can be made through this Calendly link.

Tuesday, March 22

Comment Session on State High School Requirements at CCRI – Rhode Island Department of Education’s effort to reimagine the high school experience and revise the statewide high school graduation requirements, it has launched the period of public comment for the updated regulations. Seven public comment sessions will be held across Rhode Island beginning on March 22 and going through early May.

RIDE hosted engagement sessions to craft the proposed regulations and brought the proposed revisions roposal  to the Rhode Island Council on Elementary and Secondary Education in February so that panel could initiate the minimum 30-day public comment period. Public comments are accepted both in the form of writing, and in the form of verbal testimony during RIDE public hearings. The session at CCRI Warwick goes from 4 to 6 p.m.  or register HERE to access the virtual (Zoom) meeting link. You can submit written comments via email to Olivia Smith at [email protected]

Thursday, March 24

EGHPS  Meeting ‘An East Greenwich Plane Crash’ – Half a century ago, a small plane crashed into the swamps of East Greenwich, killing one and injuring five. The upside-down wreckage has remained wedged between the trees ever since. We’ll examine the East Greenwich plane crash and compare it with similar crash sites in New England to gain some perspective. If you wish to attend this Zoom presentation please email us at [email protected] and we will send you the Zoom link. 

Friday, March 25

Cribbage – A group plays Cribbage every Friday morning from 9 to 11:30 a.m. at Swift Community Center on Peirce Street. New players are welcome, but some knowledge of the game is needed. For more information, contact Barbara at 401-737-6477 or Cam at [email protected]

Ongoing Events

EGSD Kindergarten Registration – Information about the ongoing registration process and submission of forms can be found here. You can make an appointment at this Link or submit the required documents by scan or email to Ms. Robitaille at [email protected] Find student enrollment fillable forms here (and check out this video on how to fill out a fillable form). An in-person kindergarten registration event is scheduled for March 14, at Meadowbrook Farms Elementary School from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.  for those families that are unable to schedule an individual appointment or submit the enrollment forms electronically. Appointments for the in-person registration event can be made through this Calendly link.

Deadline April 1
Greenwich Bay Women’s Club Grant Applications Open – The Greenwich Bay Women’s Club, a community service organization, is now accepting applications for its annual grant award.  Residents from East Greenwich, North Kingstown, Coventry, Warwick, and West Warwick who are active volunteers are eligible. Applicants from those communities who have been involved in community service and who desire to attend or return to an accredited institution to continue their education. The deadline for applying for this grant is April 1, 2022.  If you have any questions or would like an application, please email [email protected].

 

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4 Comments

  1. MF

    Can someone please explain why the East Greenwich School Committee is not meeting in person and only remotely?

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    • Elizabeth McNamara

      Working on an answer for that …

      Reply
      • MF

        Did you ever get an answer?

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    • Elizabeth McNamara

      Sorry, yes. They will meet remotely through March, then return in April to the hybrid model they were using last fall. This is from Chairwoman Anne Musella earlier this week: “We’re meeting remotely because we can; it is better logistically for us given that we are seven, and have so many additional meetings this month; and our in-person meetings (which are hybrid) do not generate more public engagement than remote meetings.”

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