Welcome to the Claiborne Pell Elementary School. CDR Diane Quattrone and her husband, Mr. Jeffrey Florence, serve as Military Liaisons for the Pell Elementary School. As Military Liaisons they are available to answers your questions about attending Pell Elementary, serving at Naval Station Newport and being a resident of Newport, RI. Together they have served in the U.S. Navy for 30 years and stationed in Newport, RI four times, most recently at the U.S. Naval War College. They have three children, two in the Newport Public School system, one at Thompson Middle School, one at Pell Elementary and one attending a local preschool. If you will be moving to the Newport area and have questions, please email them at firstname.lastname@example.org
Rhode Island Operation: Military Kids (OMK) is a shared initiative of the US Army Child, Youth & School (CYS) Services and funded by the Army National Guard and Army Reserve. The program is delivered in collaboration with The University of Rhode Island's College of the Environment and Life Sciences' Cooperative Extension 4-H Program.
The mission of OMK is to deliver educational, recreational, and social opportunities to military kids impacted by the deployment of their loved ones. We partner with the Rhode Island National Guard Child and Youth Program, NAVSTA Newport Child and Youth Program and community Partners statewide to bring resilience-building programming to Rhode Island's military kids in their own hometowns. Read all about us in our new Program Brochure. We are also deep in planning for our SIXTH annual FAMILY CAMP, scheduled to be held here at the University of Rhode Island's Kingston Campus. Check out the brochure HERE. You can also learn all about the camp at the URI 4H page, see the link below.
We offer workshops, camps, Yellow Ribbon programming, field trips and more to military kids of all branches and components. All of our activities are meant to give military kids opportunities to meet each other, try new things, and build skills that help them cope with the stresses of military life.
We are always looking for more partner community organizations and would love your input on our planning team.