Wilbert Snow Elementary School
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Principal’s Message for June 2014
Talent Shines Bright at Snow School
Our annual talent show will be on Friday, June 13, starting at 6:00 pm in the auditorium. Dozens of children have been working hard to prepare for this fun night, so I hope you and your family can come and support them. THE EVENT IS FREE TO ATTEND! The PTO will be selling snacks and water for those interested. There are many fantastic volunteers who are working hard to make the Talent Show successful! Let’s thank our amazing DJ’s, Parents Wendy Berry and John Corvo. Let’s thank the PTO and the parents who helped to plan the show, Tammy Czaja, Heather Holmes, Nathalie Beland, Christine Kline, Melanie Czerwonka, Rebecca Cochrane, and our custodial staff.
This has been a fantastic year filled with dozens of examples of what a special community we have here at Snow! The Father’s Club is in full swing and attendance at all of our family events (curriculum night, spring clean up, Family Fun Night, Pot Luck Dinners, Pizza Bingo, etc.) has been excellent. Many of our teachers and parents have shown a lot of leadership as they coordinate meaningful activities for families (book clubs, Minds in Motion, Career Fair, After School Clubs like Drama Club, Karate, and Builder’s Club, summer reading events, etc.). Your participation and attendance at Parent Conferences is a reflection of how much you value your children’s education – we had 98% of families attend! Businesses in the community and Wesleyan University have been especially helpful to Snow as well this year. A school is a reflection of the community it serves, and our community is one of support and love.
Please look for very important notices coming home in the Tuesday folder next week! Snow School’s Summer Reading Goals will be sent home in the Tuesday folder. Please work with your child on supporting their summer reading goals and encouraging them to read every day. We are also asking all children to keep a reading log of all the books they have read. Special recognition will be given to children who meet their goals and keep a reading log.
SUMMER CALENDAR OF EVENTS AT SNOW – 2014
THE LAST DAY OF SCHOOL may be June 20, but fun and learning will not stop this summer. Several parents and teachers have helped me to coordinate some fun and educational events for you and your children throughout the summer. ALL OF THE EVENTS ARE FREE!!!!!
To encourage reading every day, we will have free books for children at all events. If your child wants to swap books, please bring them to the events so that other children can benefit from your books. We always accept donations of books, so if you have any extra books, please bring them to the school.
A detailed description of each event will be in next week’s Tuesday Folder.
SNOW SCHOOL BOOK SWAP ON THURSDAY, JUNE 19! Would you like some new books to read over the summer? Please bring in any books that you would like to swap. For each book you bring in from home, you will get to pick out another book to bring home. Children can bring in books on Thursday, June 19. FREE!
FIFTH GRADE GRADUATION
Our talented fifth graders will be graduating on Friday, June 20. To celebrate their hard work, we will hold a graduation assembly at 11:00 am on June 20. The graduation will be followed by a cake reception organized by parent volunteers! Please join us in celebrating our fifth graders!
YEARBOOKS ARE STILL ON SALE
If you would like to purchase a yearbook, there are still some on sale for $10. You or your child can bring the $10 to the office. I want to give a huge thank you to Parent Tammy Czaja for organizing the yearbook this year. Running the yearbook is a huge task, and the quality of what Tammy put together is amazing!!!!! I also want to thank all of the parents and teachers who took pictures at different events and trips throughout the year. Your pictures truly enhanced the yearbook! THANK YOU VERY MUCH!!!!
Teacher Assignments for the 2014-2015 school year will be mailed home to all families the week of August 18, 2014. All families will have an opportunity to meet their children’s teachers on the evening of August 25, 2014, for our Open House – more details to follow.
The teachers and tutors are putting together summer packets for families who request summer work and for children who would benefit from daily practice. Sight words, math facts, and learning all letters and sounds are some of the activities you may want to practice. Please call your child’s teacher if you would like some work sent home.
Enjoy the summer!
Jim Gaudreau, Principal
At Middletown High School a Family & Consumer Science class is offered that allows high school students to work with preschoolers. For the class, my students are planning lessons that are appropriate for children 3-5 years old. From the end of October to June, my students will be running the preschool program. If you need any other information please feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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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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