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One School, One Book: ONLY ONE YOU


Mrs. Littlefield is excited to announce this year’s shared book: Only One You by Linda Kranz which celebrates uniqueness, because “there's only one you in this great big world. Make it a better place. Adri's mama and papa share some of the wisdom they have gained through the years with their eager son. Their words, simple and powerful, are meant to comfort and guide him as he goes about exploring the world.”


Like the book’s illustrations, students will be painting their own unique rock, which will be placed in the gardens at the entrance of our school. Because there really is Only One You!


ONLY ONE YOU ROCK PAINTING PROJECT We’re thrilled to kick off a schoolwide rock painting project to support One School, One Book. We need a few volunteers to help, so take a look at the timeline, and email Mrs. Littlefield for specific details. [email protected] 


Step 1: Collect Rocks (Week of May 9th)

Go on a rock hunt! We’re collecting approximately 400 rocks this week that will be painted. We’re looking for rocks that fit in the palm of a student’s hand, and are smooth and mostly flat. All donated rocks will be randomly re-distributed when it is time to paint them. Send rocks in to school with your student. There will be a collection container in the lobby.


Step 2: Wash the Rocks (Friday, May 13th) 

We need volunteers to give all our donated rocks a good scrubbing to prepare them for painting. If you’d like to help, email Mrs. Littlefield for specific details. [email protected] 


Step 3: Prime the Rocks (Week of May 16th) 

We need volunteers to apply a primer coat of paint to tops of each rock. If you’d like to help, email Mrs. Littlefield for specific details. [email protected] 


Step 4: Paint the Rocks (Week os May 23rd)

Students will develop an art plan and beginning painting a rocks in Art Class with Mrs. Chiasson. 


Step 5: Create a Rock Garden in the Narragansett Flower Beds 

Once all the rocks are painted, students will create a rock garden in our flower beds, that everyone can enjoy for years!


If you’re unable to donate your time, but would like to support this project, were looking for: 

  • black sharpies (standard size) 
  • cans of clear (gloss) Rust-Oleum Universal Advanced Formula spray paint to prevent UV-caused yellowing
  • a few potato scrubbers