Wilbert Snow Elementary School
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Principal’s Newsletter for March 2014
Parent Conferences are right around the corner on Wednesday, March 26, Thursday, March 27, and Friday, March 28. I want to strongly encourage all families to either attend the parent conferences or conduct a phone conference with your child’s teacher. This is a great opportunity to hear how your child is doing and to work with the teacher on how to help your child improve. There will be early dismissal at 1:15 p.m. on those days and lunch will be served.
We are encouraging all children to attend the conferences with their families. Your child can describe his/her goals and can show you the progress they have made in their actual work. The teachers work very hard at challenging children and differentiating their instruction so children whom need extra help receive it in school. If you have any questions or concerns, communicating with the teacher is the best way to address any issues.
The Cross Street Academic and Tutoring Center (860) 344-9527 located at Cross Street Church across the street from Snow School is organizing tutoring after school. Tutors from Wesleyan University and Middlesex Community College are prepared to help your child with their homework and weaknesses.
The tutoring is from Monday – Thursday from 4:00pm – 6:00pm. The fee is only $50.00 per school year. Payment plan options are available and no child will be turned away due to financial need. Scholarships are available.
For more information call Patricia Alston, (860) 344-9527 – email: CSTAC@comcast.net
Parent Surveys: School Surveys will be available for all families to complete on our website. We are kindly asking if all families can take a few minutes to complete the online surveys. We want to hear your feedback and opinions and want to know what you like about Snow School and what can be improved. The surveys for all eight elementary schools in Middletown are identical.
The surveys can be found at www.middletownschools.org and all survey responses are anonymous. The surveys will be available for your completion until April 4, 2014. During parent conference week, there will be computers available in the school for parents to use.
Thank you for your input and support in this important initiative.
DAD’S CLUB: Our next Dad’s Club meeting is Tuesday, March 25, at 7:00 pm at Snow School. We will be sharing ideas on possible upcoming activities and events. In the past, we have celebrated earth day and organized an outdoor spring cleaning event. New ideas are always appreciated! All families are welcome to attend and participate - the more, the merrier!
District Art Show at the Zilkha Gallery, Wesleyan University
We are extremely proud of many of our students for having artwork on display at the annual district art show at Wesleyan University! Celebrating children’s creativity is important, and this showcase will truly highlight the talents of Snow School students!
Families can visit the Zilkha Gallery on …
Monday, March 10 – Friday, March 14 from 12-7 pm
Saturday, March 15 from 1-4 pm We hope all families can attend!
Minds in Motion, March 8, 2014
Thank you to all the presenters, assistants, parent volunteers, Snow School teachers, staff, and custodians, Middletown High School, Mercy High, Keigwin Middle School and Independent Day School student volunteers, Keigwin teachers, MIM Steering Committee members, and everyone else who helped make this event successful! Over 219 children from kindergarten – grade 8 visited Snow School and participated in exciting hands-on activities that challenged children to think. The smiles on the children’s faces were worth all of the hard work.
Thank you to our Presenter/Exhibitors, Vendors, and Donors! Without them, Minds in Motion would not be possible!
A special thank you deserves to go to Parents and Volunteers Laura Driscoll, Gina Driscoll, Jennifer Hadley, Kate Tsahalis , Jim and Melinda Brainerd, and John Pellino for all of their help in organizing the event and setting up and cleaning up.
Snow School’s Minute to Win It
On Friday, March 28, starting at 6:00 pm, we will have a fun family event! If you have ever seen the game show, A Minute to Win It, you will enjoy laughing and having fun as children, families, and teachers are given one minute to complete unusual tasks. This will be a fund-raiser for the school, as the basket raffle will also take place. Last year’s event was filled with laughter and many memorable moments. WE HOPE YOU CAN COME WITH YOUR FAMILY!!!!!
Please join us for fun! If you would like to volunteer to help organize the event, please contact the principal at 860-347-2579 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Preschool Open House – check out our amazing program
Middletown Public Schools Preschool Program will be having an Open House on April 3rd from 4:00-5:00 at Snow School. All 3 and 4 year old Middletown children and their parents are encouraged to come visit the program and learn about the 2014-2015 openings!
District Climate Committee Meeting
Tuesday, March 25, 4:00 – 6:00pm
Woodrow Wilson Middle School, 370 Hunting Hill Ave.
4 - 5 pm - Book Discussion with Jo Ann Freiberg, Ph.D., School Climate Specialist
5 - 6 pm - District Climate Committee Updates
- Parent Survey – brief update
- Staff Survey – Questions?
- Meeting in May to look at parent survey data
- What would you think about a “Wonder” book talk for our last meeting of the year (June?)
Snow School’s Parent Involvement Committee
Our next meeting is scheduled for Thursday, March 13, starting at 6:00 pm. We will analyze suspension and bullying behavior data and look at data related to math and reading in kindergarten – grade 5.
We will also discuss the outcomes of the surveys with parents and staff regarding allowing food in the classrooms. Finally, we will look at the parent survey that we are hoping all families complete.
New ideas and new faces are always welcome. Light snacks will be served.
Facebook: Wilbert Snow PTO
Statement of Non-Discrimination
The Middletown Board of Education is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer, and it does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious creed, age, marital status, civil union, military or veteran status, national origin, sex, ancestry, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, or past or present physical or mental disability in any of its education programs, activities, or employment policies. All educational programs and offerings, including vocational education and extracurricular activities, subscribe to this policy. Elizabeth K. Nocera, Director of Grant Services, has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the district non-discrimination policies and may be reached at 311 Hunting Hill Avenue, Middletown, CT 06457; phone (860) 638-1414.
If any families know of any great activities, academic websites, or apps that you think would be fun for other children, please write them down and share with your child’s teacher or Mr. Gaudreau. We will compile a list based on what we receive. We will also distribute a list of books that children recommend for summer reading.
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