Whitney Wolves Weekly

April 28, 2023



  • Smarter Balance Assessment continues: Math and makeups
  • Week of 5/8- Teacher Appreciation Week
  • 5/8 5th Grade JFK Trip- NEWSIES
  • 5/11 Principal, Vice Principal, and Chief of Staff for the Day!
  • 5/12 JFK Visitation Trips
  • 5/16 3-3rd grade classes to Dinosaur Park
  • 5/18 PJ's for Enfield K-9 Unit
  • 5/19 JFK Visitation Trips
  • 5/22 BOOK FAIR week, Spring Picnic, 5/23 rain date
  • 5/24 Early Release
  • 5/25 4th grade trip to Science Center
  • 5/26 3-3rd grade trip to Dinosaur Park
  • 5/26 Band Concert 9:00 am, parents of band members invited to attend
  • 5/29 No School
  • 5/30 HMS- 2nd grade transition visit- This a a revised date
  • 5/31 Author Visit, One Book-One School Culmination Activity

June Sneek Peek:

  • 6/1 3rd grade Fire Dept. visit (3 classes), 5th grade Math Olympics
  • 6/2 5th grade Sturbridge Village Field Trip, 3rd and 4th grade Math Olympics
  • 6/2 Tree House in-school field tri w/Buddy Bison Program-3rd gradae
  • 6/5 EPD- K9 Presentation for all grades
  • 6/6 HMS- 2nd grade transition visit (rescheduled to 5/30- Students and staff only)
  • 6/6 Spring Concert
  • 6/7 Awards Ceremony, parents of sstudent receiving awards will be notified
  • 6/7 5th grade class picnic
  • 6/8 Field Day, volunteers needed
  • 6/9 Field Day rain date
  • 6/14 Early Release
  • 6/15 Early Release, Last day of school, Report cards emailed home
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Students wrote a message or drew a design on each infinity symbol describing or depicting an action of acceptance in celebration of Autism Acceptance Month.

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Book Tasting in Room 4

Art Throbs: New Artist Club, run by Ms. Nugent, Ms. Liquori, and Ms. Gonyea

...I have been working with Ms. Emily and Ms. Kassy to create a space for students who have an interest in drawing and are willing to help create the first ever Eli Whitney comic strip, through the eyes and minds of our students.

Art Throbs will be students who have a unique and creative mind and who can use drawing and coloring as their expressive language. These students exemplify very innovative creations just using a piece of regular paper and a pencil. These students also crave an outlet to be as expressive with their feelings, options, and ideas through a familiar form. Art; the love of Art. Art Throbs.- Ms. Nugent

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Arbor Day: 5th grade students will be gifted a sapling to bring home for planting. If you prefer to not have your child participate in planting a tree at home, please call the office and we will make sure that your tree is gifted to another.

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American Red Cross Blood Drive: Thank you to all of the volunteers and donors!

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SBAC Testing Continues For All Grades

Math Testing will be held on Monday, 5/1; Wednesday, 5/3; Monday, 5/8; and Wednesday, 5/10.

Grades 3 and 4 will test in the morning. Grade 5 will test in the afternoon.

SBAC Reminders

Testing will be conducted on the days listed above. There may be situations where students will be testing outside of these times.

We have headphones available for all students, but students may choose to bring their own headphones.

Cell phones and smart watches/devices are not permitted in the room while testing.

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Curriculum....What's coming:

Fourth Grade What is Next:

Reading- Historical Fiction Unit

Writing- Students will be researching and writing their own Historical Fiction story!

Math- Decimals/Comparing Decimals. Up next Unit 5 Measurement and Data

Science- Transfer of Energy Unit

Social Studies- The Southwest Region

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HMS & Whitney Day at the Hartford Yard Goats - June 25th Kick off summer with Whitney friends at the Hartford Yard Goats! Tickets are $12 each, and a portion of every ticket sold goes back to our school! Visit https://enfieldpto.com/whitney to order tickets. There are 125 seats reserved for Whitney families.

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Thursday, April 27th

6:00pm to 7:30pm

Please RSVP at https://www.signupgenius.com/go/508054CAEAD2FA4F49-rsvp

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Hello Whitney Chorus Families,

This is a reminder our Spring Concert is Thursday, May 25th, 6:30 p.m. at Enfield High School Auditorium! Student groups participating will be chorus, band and strings. Invite as many people as you’d like! There are no tickets required to attend as the show is free for anyone who’d like to watch. All students will need to arrive at the Enfield High School choir room no later than 6:00 pm. It is imperative that students arrive on time so we can warm up and prepare to go on stage. This is a very exciting experience for our students and I know they are excited to share what we’ve accomplished this year!

I also want to remind that students should wear black bottoms, black shoes, and a plain white or black top (or Enfield Music shirt). Students will be sitting with their ensemble for the duration of the concert when they are not on stage to show support for the other musicians performing. Students will meet up with their families and friends in the auditorium at the end of the concert after they have retrieved their belongings from the band room. If anything changes, I will let you know.

Please don’t hesitate to email me with any questions or concerns you might have. I look forward to seeing everyone there!

Musically yours,

Miss Liz Gagnon

Edgar Parkman Intermediate School

General Music and Chorus

Eli Whitney Intermediate School Chorus

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Summer Music Program

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The purpose of this email is to share a new resource for families from the Connecticut State Department of Education.

Educational, Safety, Mental Health, and Food Insecurity Resources

As required under Public Act 21-46, the CSDE has updated Educational, Safety, Mental Health and Food Insecurity Resources for Families and Students.

This resource also includes Support & Services | Wrap CT (connectingtocarect.org)developed by the Connecticut Department of Children and Families (DCF).

Please note: Public Act 21-116 requires each local and regional board of education to distribute the Support & Services information at least semi-annually to the parents and guardians of each student in the school district and to any student taking a course in health and safety and make the link available on its website.


Mark Dube

Coordinator of Health and Physical Education

Enfield Public Schools

(860) 763-7585

May LUNCH Menu

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Please Consider Donating Your Gently Used Children’s Books to EW PTO!

Please Consider Donating Your Gently Used Children’s Books to EW PTO!

Eli Whitney PTO is collecting gently used books suitable for 3rd-5th grade reading levels.

Donated books will be gifted to Whitney students who are unable to shop our Spring Scholastic Book Fair.

Help us ensure every student gets to bring home a “new to them” book!

A collection bin is located in the main office. Please send in book donations by May 12th.

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Notes from the nurse:

Please contact the school nurse, Jackie Rustic at (860) 763-7543 or at jrustic@enfieldschools.org with any health-related questions. Please notify the nurse as well with any specific health issues/concerns if you send the information to the classroom teacher. This includes new symptoms your child is experiencing, new health related concerns, and/or medication issues. No prescribed or OTC medications can be sent into school with student/backpack. They must be dropped off by a parent/guardian and a physician’s order must be provided to be administered in the nurse’s office. This includes cough drops. If you give your child permission to have cough drops in school, they need to be dropped off by parents with a note from the parent giving your child permission to have the cough drop in the nurse’s office only. Please provide your child with a reusable water bottle each day. Students are not allowed to drink from water fountains around the school, but they may fill their water bottle at them. We encourage our students to drink water throughout the day. Drinking plenty of water helps alleviate many complaints of headaches, stomachaches, and sore throats. Breakfast and lunch remain free and available to any student through the end of the month. Please remember to provide your child with a snack each day. We are unable to provide snacks for the children. Every classroom has a special time for snack daily.


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