• January Newsletter

    Francis J. Varieur Elementary School

    Newsletter--January, 2021

    Dear Varieur Families, 

    I hope you had a wonderful holiday with your family and friends.  I would like to wish you all a very Happy New Year.  I know that the holiday season was different for everyone this year.  I hope you and your family are and remain safe and healthy.  

    The children have started taking the i-Ready diagnostic test this week.  They are working on Math this week.  The following week they will work on ELA.  The children will be given extra time if they need it.  Once  the testing window is closed, your child’s teacher will be able to share the results with you.  

    Please make sure your child is reading for at least 20 minutes a night.  This is very important so they may continue to build upon the comprehension and fluency skills they are gaining.   Many children are earning points and climbing up into the AR point club.  

    You will be receiving an email from me on January 19th in regards to Survey Works.  I will be sending you a code so you can sign into Survey Works.  This is an initiative by the Rhode Island Dept of Education.  The survey will help the district and the school improve in areas of climate, and cultural awareness among other things. 

    This is a reminder that February 3, 2021 is the end of the first semester.  Please know that SKYWARD is the portal that we are currently using to inform you of grades and general academic progress.  In order for you to access your child's grades, it is preferred that you set up a parent portal in SKYWARD.  We realize that many of you have been using your child’s SKYWARD account, but there are many features that can only be accessed through a parent account.  Please take a moment to set up an account using the email you have on file with us at school and in SKYWARD.

    I would like to take a moment to thank the Varieur  parents for all the hard work you are putting into helping the children while on distant learning.  I have spoken to so  many of you on the phone and I understand this is not easy.  Please continue to call me with any questions you may have.  I will try to answer them the best I can.   We will see what is decided in the coming days in regard to reopening schools.  Continue to be safe and stay well.  

     No School on the following days:

    January  18, 2021 Martin Luther KingDay

    January 25, 2021 Professional Day (Distance  Learning for students)



    Ms. Boucher, M. Ed                                                    


  • Progress Update Directions

Mission Statement

Our mission is to cultivate academic excellence, individual excellence and individual strength by creating a partnership among students, staff, parents and the community dedicated to high standards in a supportive environment that fosters respect for the rights of others to ensure that each child becomes a responsible, productive member of the global society.


Principal News

  • Letter from Dr. McWilliams
    Please click on the link below to see a message from Dr. McWilliams regarding the reopening of schools.


    Letter from Dr. McWilliams 

  • Free and Reduced Online Lunch Application


    Pawtucket School Department now gives families the opportunity to fill out a free & reduced application online. 

    Please visit and search by state or zip code to find Pawtucket Schools and begin the application process.  

    If you have any questions or issues throughout the online application process you can call 401-729-6299 to speak with an Aramark representative who will assist you.

School Improvement Plan

Parent Handbook


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