Principal's Page

Dear Parents/Guardians,

On behalf of the entire Matunuck Elementary School community, we welcome you to the start of the 2016-2017 school year!  For many of you, this fall will be your first September with us; for others, the rhythm and expectation of this season are very familiar.  Students and teachers alike are eager to return to the classrooms, to reconnect, and to share learning discoveries.  

As the start of the year approaches, we would like to make you aware of the many events planned.  Please mark your calendar with the following dates:

Aug 23



Kindergarten Orientation: With children in your child’s classroom

New Student/Family Orientation: Students in grade 2, 3, 4 ONLY

Please call 360-1276 if you plan to attend.  We will arrange for Student Ambassadors to greet and tour with new students

Aug 29


1st Grade Orientation: With children in your child’s classroom

Aug 31


1st Day of School!

Sept 8


Open House: Parents/Guardians ONLY. Flyers will include more information

Sept 15


Welcome Back Picnic: Flyers will include more information

The South Kingstown district-wide policy requires BCI checks for any parent/guardian that wishes to supervise field trips and/or work in classrooms.  

Some friendly reminders: Please complete and return beginning of the year school forms sent home with your child. Be mindful of your penmanship, as it is easy to misread information we put into our school database.  We ask that you notify the main office of any address, email, or phone number changes as soon as they happen.  As a resource, I have copied the Arrival/Dismissal Protocol on the back on this letter.  Additionally, all medical documents must be up to date with our School Nurse Teacher, Donna Lennon.  All medication(s) must be delivered to Mrs. Lennon via an adult.

I look forward to communicating the happenings around our school via Twitter (@MatunuckSchool), Facebook ( and through our school’s website (  There will be relevant forms, news, and happenings posted frequently.  By the start of year, our website and School Handbook will be updated and ready to go.

I am grateful and honored to be part of an outstanding school community.  I look forward to sharing with you the joy, learning, and unlimited possibility of the new school year at Matunuck Elementary School.


Elizabeth McGuire