Wynford Elementary Newsletter


From the Desk of Mrs. Nutter

Seeing the sun shine on a daily basis is really such a positive thing for us all--now if only the warm temperatures would stick around!

Testing season is almost over: once all the state required AIR testing is done, 4th through 6th graders will take their final round of MAP testing. Then, it will be full tilt to the last day of school!

May is full of field trips, assemblies, leadership activities and celebrations. Before we know it, we will be on summer break!

This has been a great year for us as a building, we continue to make great academic progress and our students are showing their leadership qualities daily.

Thank you for your continued support as we wrap up the 2017-2018 school year!

Leadership and Empowerment Summit

Wynford Elementary applied to be a site visit for the Leadership Summit that will be taking place in Tiffin on May 14th and 15th.

We applied to be a site visit, have student leaders be a part of the opening ceremony and share in breakout sessions--we were granted all three!

On May 14th, 50 educators will visit our school to see what Leader in Me looks like in action.

Two of our students, Miriam and Hannah McMurray, will be speakers at the opening ceremony.

And, we have two break out sessions--one student led and one with a team of staff members.

We are honored to have been chosen to be part of an amazing event that recognizes how important the principles behind The Leader in Me are and to showcase the awesomeness that occurs in our school.

Upcoming Events

May 2nd--3rd Grade Field Trip

May 3rd--2nd Grade Field Trip

--3rd Grade Spelling Bee

May 4th--Final Club Day of the year

May 7th--Right to Read Week

--5th grade through 12th Grade Band Concert

May 8th--Sam Drazin in for an Assembly

May 9th--6th Graders leave for Outdoor Camp

May 10th--Jason Tharp in for an Assembly

--Last day for the After School Program

May 11th--PTO Fun Night

May 12th--PTO Color Run

May 14th--1st Grade Field Trip

--Leadership and Empowerment Summit Site Visit

May 15th--5th Grade Field Trip

--Leadership and Empowerment Break Out Sessions

--6th Grade DARE Graduation Celebration

--PTO Meeting--6th Grade Featured

May 16th--DARE Rally for 6th Graders

May 17th--Kindergarten Field Trip

--4th Grade Field Trip

--3rd and 6th Grade Music Program

May 18th--Field Day

May 21st--Preschool Graduation

May 22nd--Student Led Celebration Day

May 24th--Last Day of School

--6th Grade Graduation

--Two Hour Early Release

--School's Out for Summer!

Leader in Me--Habit 6--Synergize

To put it simply, synergy means "two heads are better than one." Synergize is the habit of creative cooperation. It is teamwork, open-mindedness, and the adventure of finding new solutions to old problems. But it doesn't just happen on its own. It's a process, and through that process, people bring all their personal experience and expertise to the table. Together, they can produce far better results that they could individually. Synergy lets us discover jointly things we are much less likely to discover by ourselves. It is the idea that the whole is greater than the sum of the parts. One plus one equals three, or six, or sixty--you name it.

When people begin to interact together genuinely, and they're open to each other's influence, they begin to gain new insight. The capability of inventing new approaches is increased exponentially because of differences.

Valuing differences is what really drives synergy. Do you truly value the mental, emotional, and psychological differences among people? Or do you wish everyone would just agree with you so you could all get along? Many people mistake uniformity for unity; sameness for oneness. One word--boring! Differences should be seen as strengths, not weaknesses. They add zest to life.

Student Led Celebrations

We hope you have marked your calendar for Tuesday, May 22nd! The day will be dedicated to students sharing their Data Binders.

Students will be able to share their academic and personal goals for the year, sharing the action steps they have taken, the results they have achieved and the celebrations they have had throughout the year.

If you are not able to make it, we will make sure that all students have someone to share with, whether it is staff, high school students or parent volunteers.

What a great opportunity to wrap up the year for the students!