Wilbert Snow Elementary School
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Minds in Motion Middletown 2013 is an afternoon of fun, hands-on workshops designed to inspire curiosity and a love of learning in students, as well as introduce them to new skills. Children’s workshop range from art to circus to robotics to zombie makeup to physics. This year’s MIM will take place at Snow School on March 2nd . There is also a program for parents, including a keynote address “Reading Your Way Through Life! Ways to Connect Kids and Books” and other workshops. To view this year’s workshop selection and register for the program, go to http://www.ctgifted.org/website/publish/newsroom/index.php?38 . The full brochure is available directly at http://www.ctgifted.org/website/cmsAdmin/uploads/2013-MIddletown-Brochure-rev1.pdf. Financial aid is available for any family with financial need. For further information, contact email@example.com.
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Principal’s Newsletter for March 2013
Parent Conferences are right around the corner on Tuesday, March 26, Wednesday, March 27, and Thursday, 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 1:05 p.m. on those days.
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.
Here are some common questions you may want to ask the teachers about your child:
- What is my child doing well?
- What does my child need to improve?
- How can I help support at home what you are teaching in school?
- What specific things does my child need to do in order to be on grade level?
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.
I want to thank all of the families who came and volunteered and supported the Super Bowl Breakfast sponsored by Snow School’s Dad’s Club. We are very appreciative of the families who donated items, helped to cook, prepared food, and cleaned, and all who came to play in our touch football game. We are very fortunate to be a part of such a caring, supportive community. The Dad’s Club raised $120 that will go toward new playground equipment at recess. I want to give special thanks to the families who helped organize the events: thank you to the LaRoche Family, the Taft Family, the Czaja Family, the Holmes Family, and the Young Family.
Our next Dad’s Club meeting is Thursday, March 14, at 7:00 pm at Snow School. We will be brainstorming ways to save energy, how to teach children about saving energy and recycling, celebrate earth day, and organize an outdoor spring cleaning event. 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 11 – Friday, March 15 from 12-7 pm
Saturday, March 16 from 1-4 pm We hope all families can attend!
Organizing the School Yearbook
Thank you to all of the teachers and parents who sent in pictures from this year’s events and classroom activities. We are still looking for more pictures, so if you have a disk or memory card that we can use to find great pictures, please send them into the office, attention Linda Petras.
In next week’s Tuesday folder, you will be able to pre-order the yearbooks, which will only cost $10 for 48 pages of color photos. Please look for this form.
Volunteers Needed: during parent conference week, we are looking for parent volunteers who can promote pre-ordering yearbooks. We are looking for help on March 26, 27, or 28 from 1:30 – 4:00 pm. If you can help, please contact the principal at 860-347-2579. Thank you!
Minds in Motion, March 2, 2013
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 200 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!
ArtFarm* Barefoot Books
Bon Appetite at Wesleyan University Hun Wong Asian Grill, Colchester
BRAIN-athon Emporium Central Connecticut Yoga/Yoga with Liz
Cool-ology* Community Health Center*
Connecticut Association for the Gifted* Eli Whitney Museum*
Elite Educational Resources* Independent Day School*
Ignite Creative Learning Studio/Sparkitivity* Jerry’s Pizza
Kids Artspace* Ladybugs Custom Cakes and Cupcakes*
Oddfellows Playhouse Youth Theater* Pizzeria DaVinci of Connecticut
Play-Well TEKnologies (Teaching Engineering to Kids) Recess Rocks*
Puerto Vallerta, Middletown Revival Circus*
Scholar Search Associates ShopRite of Bristol
Society of Physics Students, Wesleyan Chapter* Summer Institute for the Gifted*
Talcott Mountain Science Center, Avon* Vinnie’s Jump & Jive*
Wesleyan University* YMCA Camp Ingersoll*
A special thank you deserves to go to Parents Jennifer Hadley, Jen Kriksciun, Melinda Brainerd, Laura Taft, Tami Kapacziewski and Family, and Jeri McMakin for all of their help in organizing the event and setting up and cleaning up.
Snow School’s Minute to Win It
On Friday, April 5, starting at 6:30 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.
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.
Pennies for Patients Results 2013
As a school we raised money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society by collecting coins. It is amazing to see how much money was raised by each class. We want to thank all of the families, children, and teachers who supported this wonderful collection. A huge thank you deserves to go to Mrs. Bates and Miss Taroli for organizing the collection.
EDUCATIONAL FORUM FOR FAMILIES WITH INTELLECTUALLY CURIOUS STUDENTS
March 17, 2013 at the Exley Science Center, Wesleyan University in Middletown
We will be offering, with Wesleyan University Pre-College Study, an Educational Forum for all families with intellectually curious students. The Forum offers presentations on subjects that range from the practical (college admissions with Wesleyan’s Dean of Admission, acquiring skills for success), to the helpful (developing creativity, motivating capabilities), to the informational (G/T solutions in public schools, early college alternatives). Best of all, this event is free and open to all.
Presentation offerings extend well beyond the examples we mentioned with interactive workshops specifically for students in third grade through high school. To reserve spaces go to www.scholarsearchassoc.com and click on the Wesleyan Forum image. Then “Sign up and Reserve your Spaces” noted on the red horizontal menu bar. Only by making reservations can one sign up and guarantee spots for the student sessions.
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SPRING AND SUMMER BROCHURE IS AVAILABLE ON LINE
MIDDLETOWN PARKS AND RECREATION SPRING AND SUMMER BROCHURE 2013 IS AVAILABLE ON OUR WEBSITE: WWW.CITYOFMIDDLETOWN.COM
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VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR SCHOOL EVENTS
BOOK FAIR: we are looking for parents to volunteer to help children pick out books and to cover the cash register. The Book Fair is from Dec. 3 – 7, 2012, during school hours and after school. Please contact Tammy, the Book Fair organizer, for times. Her e-mail address is firstname.lastname@example.org.
DELIVERING BREAD: The Wesleyan students who bring bread to Snow every Friday are almost done with this semester of school. We need parents to volunteer to travel to Cromwell to pick up the weekly bread. We need help from Dec. 14 – Feb. 2. If interested, please contact Jim at 860-347-2579 or email@example.com.
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