Friday Flash Forward

Focusing on the Future - October 26th to 30th

SCHEDULE

Monday, October 26th

  • A Day
  • 1:51 pm - Individual Faculty Meetings - Your own classroom to work on your grades due to excess wheels of death so far this year.

Tuesday, October 27th

  • B Day
  • Morning vision screening - Villa Nova
  • 1:51 pm - Subject Area Meetings

Wednesday, October 28th

  • A Day
  • Morning vision screening - Villa Nova
  • 1:51 pm - TDT
  • 7 pm - School Committee meeting - Hamlet
Thursday, October 29th
  • B Day
  • 5 pm - 7 pm - Halloween dance
Friday, October 30th
  • A Day
  • Last day of the Quarter

UPCOMING DATES

October 30th to November 4th

  • Report Card Input
November 6th
  • Report Card Distribution
November 9th
  • 3:30 - 6:30 Flu Clinic at Villa Nova for all students/family/staff

Professional Development and AESOP

If you have district approved professional development, please put no sub required when putting it in AESOP. Linda Filomeno sets up all the coverage with the teaching partners. We need to ensure that everyone does this otherwise we end up paying for a substitute when one isn't needed. Thank you!

Student ID Issues

Please ensure that you have given a list of any issues about IDs to the main offices in each building. We need students' names and the issues. They are compiling a list to give to Lifetouch.

November Family Newsletter News Needed

Please email Tonya any news that you'd like included in the November Family newsletter by October 29th.

PARCC Reports Preview Webinars for Teachers

If you wish to learn how to read/understand the PARCC reports that are soon to be released, sign up for one of the following webinars.


PARCC Reports Preview for Teachers

Oct 29, 2015 3:30 PM EDT: Please register at https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6398086019697150210
Nov 3, 2015 4:00 PM EST: Please register at https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/230600943571389442

Calendar Events Wanted

Please email Tonya about all field trips, dances, and/or fundraiser dates so that they can be put on the school calendar on our school web site.

You've been booed!!!

It's so exciting to see all the mystery treats being left and all the boo signs throughout the schools. Be sure you keep the chain reaction going.


Each teacher then boos two more teachers with treats for their classes. Please post up the poster showing that your room has already been booed.


Click here to print the poster and card.

ANNUAL WINTER CLOTHING DRIVE

The CCC has reserved November 14 from 8 am to 11 am for the annual winter clothing drive. We would appreciate any donations of new or gently used WINTER apparel such as boots, coats, mittens, hats, sweaters, long pants, etc in any and all sizes for males and females. Donations can be dropped off at Hamlet's or Villa Nova's main offices. Any questions, please contact Lisa DeSante in Hamlet or Mary Silva in Villa Nova.

Summer Reading Celebration - NAMES NEEDED ASAP

Please compile a list of all students who completed their summer reading and submit the list to Tonya in Villa Nova and Claire in Hamlet. Details about the celebration will be coming as soon as the prizes are on their way including a Kindle Fire per grade per building to raffle off. We hope to have the party in about 2 weeks.

WMS Skyward Help Desk

New how-to videos have been added! Email Tonya questions or topics you would like a Screencast for. Chances are someone else has the same questions.

Click here for link to updated Skyward Screencast videos folder.

Tech Bytes of the Week

If you are interested/need help with how these sites/apps work or how to best integrate them into a lesson, email Mike Sexton at msexton@woonsocketschools.com to set up a meeting during a prep or TDT.

Advisory Idea of the Week

Topic #1:

Digital Citizenship


Essential Questions:

What does it mean to have digital citizenship?

Am I being a good digital citizen?


Digital Citizen Survival Kit

5 Videos for Digital Citizen including Netiquette

Cybersmart games

#GameOn Videos: showing how kids get caught up in doing the wrong thing online and how to solve it

US Government Kids for all topics

Connect Safely


If you have a topic/lesson you'd like to share, please email it to administration.

Academic Language Learning Conference

RITELL is holding a conference for Academic Language Learning. The conference will focus on building academic vocabulary for ELLs but the strategies will benefit all students. The conference is on November 7 from 8:30-12:30 at Rhode Island College.


Click here to register.

It is important that you revisit these memos throughout the week. It is a living document and can be updated as needed.