Word From The Woods

Bishop Woods School Newsletter - 11.8.2020

Greetings Bishop Woods Families,

I hope this message finds you well and that you are managing to find time to enjoy this autumn season. It was a perfect weekend to enjoy the foliage and the warm weather!

As you are aware, our hybrid opening is delayed indefinitely. The New Haven Health Department is working in collaboration with the our Superintendent Dr. Iline Tracey and Mayor Elicker to determine when it is safe to reopen. Please remember to practice safe habits, such as wearing your mask at all times in public, staying 6 feet apart from others, and washing your hands often.

This Wednesday, November 11th, there will be no school in honor of Veteran's Day. Please be sure to thank a veteran for their service to our country.

First marking period ended on Friday, November 6th. Teachers have until Monday, November 16th to input and update grades, so what you see in PowerSchool might not yet be accurate. If you have any questions, be sure to reach out to your child's teacher.

Marking period 1 report card conferences are scheduled for Wednesday, November 18th. Look for more information regarding a time selection from your child's homeroom teacher this week. The majority of our students are finding success with remote learning. If your child was not successful first marking period, there is still time to turn it around. Please reach out to let us know what supports are necessary.

Lastly, please be sure to check out the flyers below for information on our Virtual After-School Program, and our Reverse Parade.

Have a wonderful week ahead.

Your Proud Principal,

Mrs. Natalino

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Sun. 11/8 - Edwin C. (Grade 7)

Mon. 11/9 - Taina T. (Grade 4), Mr. Chuck (Building Manager)

Tues. 11/10 - Justin C. (Grade K), Anthony S. (Grade 7)

Wed. 11/11 - Eliana B. (Grade 1), Mrs. Montone (Early Childhood Coach)

Thurs. 11/12 - Daniel C. (Grade 7), Aliana M. (Grade 5), Alexa P. (Grade 1)

Sat. 11/14 - Aiyana D. (Grade 7)

Sun. 11/15 - Kylee C. (Grade 1), Adrianna T. (Grade 2)

Wed. 11/18 - Muhammed N. (Grade 1)

Thurs. 11/19 - Sofia W. (Grade 1)

Fri. 11/20 - Stephanie H. (Grade 8)

Sat. 11/21 - Alexis H.. (Grade 6)

Virtual After School Program

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Save the Date!

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Highlight of the Week: Outdoor Learning at Bishop Woods!

At Bishop Woods, we know that Outdoor Learning is really important. Why?

  • School performance increases when children learn outdoors
  • Learning outdoors is healthy
  • Learning outdoors is active and increases students’ physical, mental and social health.
  • Learning outdoors supports child development
  • Teaching and learning outdoors is fun
  • Learning outdoors helps develop a sense of place and civic attitudes and behaviors
  • Outdoor education engages families and the community
Click on THIS BUTTON to visit our outdoor learning site

Check out the mural project page to see what is happening in grades 3 & 8!

Members of our Bishop Woods family cleaning up our school-yard last weekend!

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National Nacho Day Poll Results!

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Friday, November 6th was National Nacho Day! We conducted a school-wide poll, and CHEESE was the favorite topping for almost 50% of our Bishop Woods family members that took the poll! Sour cream and guacamole came in 2nd and 3rd place!

And the winner of the Chipotle gift card is...Kenneth G. in grade 5! Congratulations Kenny!!

PBIS Awards

Congratulations to our students that were awarded for being PREPARED!

Gabriel S. - Ms. Lavorgna's Class

Dhani E. - Ms. Hampton & Ms. O,Mara's Kindergarten

Luis T. - Ms. Wright & Ms. Estes' Kindergarten

Jensiel D. - Ms. Laughlin & Ms. Chase's 1st Grade

Damir W. - Ms. Stevens & Ms. Simmons' 1st Grade

Jaylene R. - Ms. Garceau's 2nd Grade

Isabella R. - Ms. Lynch's 2nd Grade

Natalie V. - Ms. Lehner's 3rd Grade

Saniyah W. - Ms. Roberts' 3rd Grade

Ja'Mar S. - Grade 4

Kenneth G. - Grade 5

Esmatullah M. - Grade 6

Danyelle M. - Grade 7

Kamia N. - Grade 8

We are so proud of you! Keep on being PREPARED and ready to learn each day!

Congratulations to our students who were awarded for being PRODUCTIVE!

Anthony P. - Ms. Lavorgna's Class

Justin C. - Ms. Hampton & Ms. O'Mara's Kindergarten

D'Niyra W. - Ms. Wright & Ms. Estes' Kindergarten

Yvonne A. - Ms. Laughlin & Ms. Chase's 1st Grade

Trayden H. - Ms. Stevens & Ms. Simmons' 1st Grade

Madison M. - Ms. Garceau's 2nd Grade

Alexander E. - Ms. Lynch's 2nd Grade

Anakin S. - Ms. Lehner's 3rd Grade

Eduan C. - Ms. Roberts' 3rd Grade

Trevon M. - Grade 4

Isaac S. - Grade 5

Juliana C. - Grade 6

Jeremy S. - Grade 7

Dayvannee Z. - Grade 8

We are so proud of you! Continue to work hard and focus on being the best student you can be!

PBIS Awards: Next 2 Weeks

We will continue to recognize students that are exhibiting the 5Ps each week through remote learning! We will recognize one student per grade level (grades 4-8) and per homeroom (grades K-3) focusing on one P each week. We will hold our marking period one 5P's assembly on Friday, November 20th! Please see pics of our Bishop Woods Hawk below demonstrating the Ps we will be focusing on over the next two weeks!
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Stay Tuned: PBIS Virtual Awards Ceremony for Marking Period 1 - Friday, November 20th!

Ms. Wright's Kindergarten BLUE Spirit Day!

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Gersch Grrrls Science You Tube Channel

Students in Action! (Newsletter Contributions)

Please share any videos, images, quotes, or successes with remote learning each week to our Padlet!

  1. Click the link to the Padlet: https://padlet.com/cara_campo/58q8knqx4rgib18q
  2. Click the plus sign in the bottom right hand corner of your screen.
  3. Please be sure to add your child's first name, last initial, and grade level to the title of the Padlet. (i.e. Londyn A., Grade 1)
  4. You will have the option to upload or add anything you would like to share with the Bishop Woods school community!
  5. Please submit all entries by Thursday of each school week so we can share in our Sunday Newsletter!

Opportunities From Our Community Partners

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Family Resource Padlet

Rather thank keeping all of this information on the newsletter each week, I have created a Bishop Woods Family Resource Padlet to house all of the important information and resources I have been sharing. The link is below:


Adult Education Programs for High School Diploma and English for English Language Learners.

Do you or someone you know want to return to school to receive your High School Diploma, improve your English or receive your Citizenship?

Registration is open now at the New Haven Adult and Continuing Education Center for on-line classes. Chromebooks available to borrow for registered students, first come. First, serve basis. Please visit website at: www.nhaec.org to register for classes which include: High School Credit (day & evening classes), GED, ESOL, and Citizenship. Classes are FREE for New Haven residents.

Remote Learning Reminders

  • The expectation is that every student logs in to Google Meet with their homeroom teacher at 8:45am every morning (Monday - Friday). The Google Meet link can be found in the banner of the Google Classroom under the Stream tab. Attendance is taken through homeroom. The schedule for the day is also shared at this time.

  • Remember that your child is attending school. He/she should be dressed appropriately, and seated to access instruction. Students should not be attending class while lying in bed!

  • We encourage that your child's camera is on. It is helpful for teachers and students to see one another.

  • Please be cognizant that your child's mic is on, and we can hear what is going on in the background. Even if you think your child's mic is off, it may have been turned on by your child or his/her teacher.

  • The Google Meet links may not be visible when the class is not in session. Teachers activate the meet link during their teaching block, and deactivate on off hours. If you can not find the link outside of scheduled class time, that may be why.

  • Parents should not be present in the video or talking to teachers during instructional time. If you have questions or comments, please contact your child's teacher during his/her office hours.

Attendance - Excused Absences

During remote learning, if your child is ill and unable to access Google Classroom and/or Google Meet, please be sure to email our attendance clerk, Ms. Jacinta Dabney, and Cc your child's homeroom teacher. Ms. Dabney's email is below:


It is important that all excused absences are in writing. A phone call will not suffice.

Thank you for adhering to this protocol.