News Week of May 11, 2015


The date and time of last meeting of the PTO for the school year will be announced next week.  We are accepting nominations for PTO Officers (President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer) as well as Board Members.


Thanks to all who donated items or helped in any way for the Teacher and Staff appreciation.  It was a tremendous success!!!! Here is a note that was received –

Dear Parents,

On behalf of the Nathan Bishop faculty and staff we extend our sincere thanks and gratitude for the wonderful Teacher and Staff Appreciation event. It was a perfect way to end the week! The PTO has overextended itself to help us in so many ways this year  and for that we are grateful. It was a beautiful event which allowed  all of us to mingle and enjoy each other. The partnership that has been formed continues to strengthen and bring a smile to our children and the Bishop community. Thank you for your continued support.


Nathan Bishop Faculty, Staff, and Administration

Alice – A New Musical!

The weekend of Nathan Bishop Drama Club’s highly anticipated production is finally upon us.  Performances on Friday and Saturday nights at 7 p.m. and on Sunday at 2 p.m.  Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students/seniors.

From our School Librarian – Jim Barrett

Hello Everyone,

I’m raising funds for Graphic Novels for our library. I have just created a request for these at

(Please “right-click” this link for more information).   Reading Graphic is Great!!

If you would like to make a donation, please try to do by May 17, 2015 and this donation will be automatically doubled thanks to Just enter the code SPARK on the payment page and you’ll be matched dollar for dollar (up to $100).

Thank you for your consideration and generosity!


From Social Studies Teacher Leader Chris Audette

I want to spread some good news about our students who competed in the state competition for National History Day.  This group has been researching, preparing , and designing all year for the event.  This was our first time competing, and the students did extremely well.   The event was held last Saturday May 2 at Providence College.  Students presented and defended their projects to a panel of judges through several rounds of competition.


The following students were recognized with special merit awards for their outstanding performance in demonstrating expertise on their topics…


David Salizillo (individual exhibit on the Constitutional Convention)


Corwin Almo, William Milonas-Milligan, Reese Sock (group exhibit on the Architectural Legacy of the Parthenon)


The following students placed in the top three of all state-level entry participants.  This is a HUGE accomplishment, and quite impressive for a group of sixth graders who have never competed in the competition before…


Mirnada Birnbaum, Ana Galaragga, Betty Hasse (group website on the Neolithic Revolution)


Zoe Nierman worked really hard and did an excellent job on an individual website on Coco Chanel and the Feminist movement. but was unable to attend the event.





The University of Rhode Island’s Center for Nonviolence and Peace Studies announced that Nathan Bishop Middle School eighth grade student, Jillian Brosofsky was chosen as one of four statewide recipients of the Gandhi Award for Compassion and Selfless Service.  She has demonstrated qualities that represent the true meaning of compassion and service to others.  Way to go Jillian!!!!!


City Wide Meeting at Nathan Bishop Middle School

Mayor Jorge Elorza will be holding a city wide meeting at Nathan Bishop Middle School on Monday, June 15 from 6 to 8 p.m.  This is an excellent opportunity for the Nathan Bishop school community to ask questions regarding the resignation of Superintendent Lusi and about the school budget.  MARK YOUR CALENDARS!


Friday, May 15 7 p.m., Saturday, May 16, 7 p.m., Sunday May 18, 2 p.m. – Alice – A New Musical!!!!
Monday, May 18 – Citywide Music Concert, Nathanael Greene Middle School, 7 p.m.
Monday, May 25 – No School – Memorial Day Holiday
Thursday, June 4 – Art Night/Talent Show – details to follow
Monday, June 15 – Mayor Elorza’s City Wide Meeting at Nathan Bishop (in the cafeteria) 6 – 8 p.m.
Thursday, June 18 – History Night (showcase of student work) – 5:30 – 7 p.m. (details to follow)
Thursday, June 25 – 8th Grade Commencement
Friday, June 26 – Last Day of School (as announced by PPSD)