Wilbert Snow Elementary School
If you need to change your child(ren)'s dismissal plans, please submit a written note to the child's teacher. For security reasons we do not take telephone calls for changes in dismissal plans. If a change must occur and no note has been sent, you must either fax us a note with your signature, come to school to provide a written note, or email a note to firstname.lastname@example.org AND email@example.com in order to make the change.
Changes must be made before 2:30 P.M.
Welcome to our School!
Principal’s Message for October 2014
We have had an exciting last few weeks as school has been busy with many fun activities and the children have been getting used to the routines. The teachers are very excited about their new classes, and quite appreciative of all of the families who prepared food or made donations for the Welcome Back to School breakfast! All of the teachers and I want to thank all of the families who helped with the Welcome Back to School breakfast. Your support means a lot to all of us!
Every year our school practices safety procedures and protocols in case of emergencies. We have already practiced our fire drill procedures throughout September and we will now be practicing our lockdown procedures. A practice lockdown drill will occur on Wednesday, Oct. 15, at 9:30 am. The children will be told that this is practice. If you are interested in learning about school safety procedures, please join us at our school safety and climate committee meetings. Our next meeting will be on Tuesday, October 21, at 6:00 pm at Snow School. All families are welcome to attend.
Upcoming Activities and Informational Meetings for Families
Oct. 14 6:30 pm PTO Meeting – Grade 4 Teachers will attend and talk about curriculum
Come and learn about upcoming activities like Pizza Bingo
Oct. 16 8:15 am Meet & Greet and Breakfast with Mrs. So and Kindergarten -
Kindergarten families can come and meet the new kindergarten teacher
Week of October 20 Winter Clothing Drive organized by the Dad’s Club
We are collecting new and/or gently used winter clothing for families. You can drop the clothing off in the auditorium. Thank you!
Oct. 23 7:00 pm Dad’s Club – meeting will be at Mattie’s Restaurant on South Main St.
Looking for adult male role models from the home to get together. Plan Fall Snow School Clean Up and activities for children. All are invited to share ideas!
Oct. 24 6:00 – 8:00 pm PIZZA BINGO pizza served from 6:00 – 7:00 pm in cafe
BINGO starts at 7:00 pm – all children will win a prize. Children are encouraged to come dressed in costumes
Oct. 26 11:00 – 1:00 pm Fall Snow School Clean Up Organized by Dad’s Club
Help us rake leaves, pull weeds. Many fun activities for children. We need rakes, leaf blowers, wheel barrows. Make scarecrows, leaf art
Reminders about Children Arriving to School: School starts at 8:45 am every morning. Please drop your child off before 8:45 so he/she can walk to class on time. If your child arrives late to school, he/she must be signed in at the office. We are asking families to come into the office and sign their children in to school. Thank you! Jim Gaudreau, principal
Setting Important Routines for Children
Encouraging your children to read every night is an important goal! Snow School teachers are working hard at helping your children learn to decode words, practice reading comprehension strategies, and be able to answer questions about what the children read. A very important part of reading is helping children find the books that will motivate them to want to read every night. If we put good books in their hands, the children will want to read. If your child tells you that they do not like reading or that reading is boring, please tell your child’s teacher. We can help them find the perfect book for them.
Here are a few suggestions for making reading time successful at your homes:
Select a specific time each night for the 20-30 minutes of reading. Children love routines and set schedules.
Let your child read in a quiet spot away from the television and possible distractions. It would be great to have the entire family all read at the same time so that you as parents can model the importance of reading.
Young children love to be read to. As children get ready for bed, find some snuggle time to have your young child read books they are familiar with and to explore new books that you read to them.
All children love to have something that is special to them! Have them start a mini library in their room on a bookshelf with their favorite books. Book stores and tag sales are often filled with affordable books for children, so add to the collection. Your children will love “owning” their own books.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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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