Wilbert Snow Elementary School
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James Gaudreau, Principal
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May 2015 Calendar of Events
Principal’s Newsletter for May 2015
I want to thank all of the families and teachers who supported our Spring Clean Up at Snow School on Sunday, April 26, 2015. We pulled thousands of weeds and covered large areas of our front entrance and parking lots with mulch. This was a huge team effort that was led by our amazing Dad’s Club! I want to thank all of the families who came and worked hard. This positive activity went well because we all worked together as a team.
The Holmes Family The Czaja Family
The LaRochelle Family The Gioco Family
The Colombo Family The Guo Family
The Tsahalis Family The Vardal Family
The DiPietro Family The Taft Family
The Kerr Family The Takiff Family
The Szpakowski Family
Our Jump Rope for Heart fund-raiser was a gigantic success this year! Our school raised $1,795 for the American Heart Association, which is about $1000 more than last year. Snow School is such a giving community, so thank you for your donations.
National Bike and Walk to School Day is Wednesday, May 6. We encourage children and families to walk or bicycle to school. Let’s get our hearts pumping!
Our School Safety & Climate Committee met in April and discussed many upcoming events and upgrades to our school. Snow School will continue to practice evacuation drills, secure the perimeter drills, and lockdowns. Additionally, we have received a grant to upgrade some of the security features in the school. We will have new and improved cameras installed at the front entrance and throughout the school. Many of our windows will be treated with a special film to improve security and many of our blinds will be replaced. These upgrades are expected to be completed by Fall 2015.
We are looking for families to help to plan summer reading initiatives and fun family activities that will motivate children to read over the summer. Our school data shows that many children lose reading and math skills over the summer, so we want to discuss creative ways to encourage children to keep up their studies and skills over the summer. If you have any ideas, please contact your child’s teacher or me at firstname.lastname@example.org or 860-347-2579. I would like to discuss some of your creative ideas at the next PTO meeting on May 12, 2015, at 6:30 pm.
Here are some activities we have done in the past:
Book Swaps Campfires
Summer Field Day Music Performances
Story-tellers Reading to Dogs
Science Assemblies Animal Shows
Clowns Visit Camping
IMPORTANT UPCOMING DATES:
May 6: Nurse’s Day – join in celebrating and appreciating
Mrs. Clay & Mrs. Rand
Saturday, May 9: District-wide Unified Sports Day at high
school 10:00 – 12:30
May 13: Evening Performance for Drama Club @ 7:00 pm
May 28: Last Day for all Snow School – based after school clubs
May 29: Talent Show @ 6:00 pm in auditorium
June 2: K-5 Field Day
9:30 – 11:30 am 2:00 – 3:00 pm
June 5: Spring Music Concerts
9:30 am K-2 11:00 am grades 3-5
June 16: LAST DAY OF SCHOOL
Gr. 5 Promotion starting at 11:00 am
Connecticut State Department of Education Smarter Balanced Portal
The CSDE Smarter Balanced Assessment Portal is now available. It will house all test administration resources for Test Coordinators, Test Administrators, Technology Coordinators, as well as for parents and families. The portal also displays Recent Annoucements and allows users to register for E-mail Alerts when new resources and announcements are added to the portal. The 2014 Field Test Portal will not be functioning for the operational test so it should not be utilized anymore.
High School Students Working with Preschool
At Middletown High School a Family & Consumer Science class is offered that allows high school students to work with preschoolers. For the class, the students are planning lessons that are appropriate for children 3-5 years old. From the end of October to June, the students will be running the preschool program. If you need any other information please feel free to email Kristen at email@example.com.
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, 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.
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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