Word From The Woods

Bishop Woods School Newsletter - 2.21.21

Greetings Bishop Woods Families,

I hope everyone enjoyed the snow, and the snow day last week!! As we enter the last week in February, I am now hopeful for 7 uninterrupted weeks of instruction between now and April break. I also look forward to some of our middle school students returning to our building for in person instruction on March 4th! Middle school parents...please see below for more details.

Also, our pie and cookie dough fundraiser was extended until THIS TUESDAY as a result of the snow. This is a hard deadline. More details are below.

New Haven Public Schools will be receiving an ESSER II Grant which is providing us with $37.8 million over the next 2.5 years. We want to hear your ideas on how to spend this funding! Please see below for focus group dates and links to register to attend these sessions. Please do your best to attend...I want as many voices from our Bishop Woods family represented as possible.

Our district is sponsoring A Day of Hope & Healing THIS Wednesday, February 24th. This day is designed to provide families and staff with opportunities to learn, meditate, heal, and more. Presenters are very excited to volunteer their time as a thank you to you for all that you have done during these challenging times. Please take advantage of this event and the numerous opportunities that it brings! See flyer and link below for more details.

Lastly, if you have not yet had your marking period 2 conference with your child's teacher, it is not too late. Please reach out to schedule a mutually convenient time to meet.

As always, please do not hesitate to reach out if you need anything.

Your Proud Principal,

Mrs. Natalino

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Saturday, 2/20 - Ki'lon B. (Grade 5)

Monday, 2/22 - Ta'lahni B. (Grade 3), Naty'lee D. (Grade 4)

Wednesday, 2/24 -Sarai M. (Grade K)

Thursday, 2/25 - Na'Vea V. (Grade 4), Melany Y. (Grade 7)

Friday, 2/26 - Zy'nique B. (Grade 5), Cataleya R. (Grade K)

Saturday, 2/27 - Raymond V. (Grade 7)

Middle School Hybrid Option

As you are aware, our middle school students have the option to return to school with the hybrid model on March 4th. We had requested that parents completed the survey by last Friday to assist with planning. If you have not yet done so, please get this done today! Here is the link to the survey:


All families have the option to keep their children full remote. If you select the hybrid option, your child will attend in person 2 days/week:

Last Names A-L - Monday & Tuesday

Last Names M-Z - Thursday & Friday

*All students are full remote on Wednesdays to allow for deep cleaning of our school building.

**Based on our return numbers, this plan is subject to change.

Please see the links below for the hybrid presentation. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to reach out to me or any school staff member for more information.

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Due to the snow, we have extended our pie & cookie doe fundraiser until THIS TUESDAY, 2/23. This is a hard deadline, as the funding is due to the company on this date.

Frozen pies and cookie dough will be delivered on Wednesday, March 24th in the morning and early afternoon. Please mark this date on your calendar, as the order will need to be picked up at this time as we don't have freezer space to store them.

Below, you can find the order forms and fliers for any additional information! Please print a copy of the order form. Drop off the order form and payments to Mrs. Giammattei at school by Tuesday. Order forms are available at school as well if you would like to pick one up.

Order form page 1: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1fw1qmUhIvvv0E00fIdygIhY-T38mbkSx/view?usp=sharing

Order form page 2: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1jnQhwZPI5wLfDk-CWlL1OO246Nw3GdxT/view?usp=sharing

The student or staff member that brings in the most money will win a prize!

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ESSER II Focus Groups for Families

Pre-registration is required. Please click this link to get to the live form: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1ZlelnboqLupIsHFjLeu_hU-XDfr8n2Tb/view?usp=sharing
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A Day of Hope & Healing - THIS WEDNESDAY, 2/24

Our district is sponsoring A Day of Hope & Healing THIS Wednesday, February 24th. This day is designed to provide families and staff with opportunities to learn, meditate, heal, and more. Presenters are very excited to volunteer their time as a thank you to you for all that you have done during these challenging times. Please take advantage of this event and the numerous opportunities that it brings!

Links for sessions will be sent on Tuesday, February 23, 2021.

Here is the link to the flyer, where you will be able to access workshop options.


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Attention 8th Grade Families...

The Magnet Application is now available for your students to apply to our magnet high schools. Please check out the website for more details and to determine the dates of each school's virtual open house. If you need any assistance with the process, or have any questions, please reach out to our school counselor, Mrs. Nuterangelo, at 475-220-7313 or maria.nuterangelo@nhboe.net
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February Lunch Menu: The Next 2 Weeks

Gersch Grrrls Science You Tube Channel

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Healthy & Safety Protocols

You MUST pre-screen your child prior to sending him/her to school (Please see forms below). If you are keeping your child home, you MUST fill out the sick day for at the link below prior to 10am. If we do not hear from you, someone from our main office will be contacting you to check in.

Student Absence Form:


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Community Learning Hubs

Community Learning Hubs are safe spaces for children to go during the school day for supervised distance learning with high-speed internet access, social support, and enrichment, in a small cohort of no more than ten children. Children eligible to attend a Hub must be New Haven residents in 1st through 9th grades, registered for the New Haven Public Schools, and demonstrate high need. Space is extremely limited and families with the greatest need will receive priority, so if you are interested, apply ASAP. There is no cost to families.

Application: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe2W7k5DCjjLr2OQiIlaxf9gVLl849pMLYVGk6X5xVGsPpJxQ/viewform

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Young King's Boys Group - Middle School Males (Grades 6-8)

Starting soon, Mr. Ray Wallace will be offering online Zoom groups to boys in 6th, 7th and 8th grades. His group, The Young Kings, has been offered in the past at Bishop Woods as a place for students to gain confidence, connection, and leadership and life skills through group discussion, volunteering, visits from guest speakers, and ongoing mentorship. These groups will be offered during lunch, so as not to impede on academic activities.

SCHEDULE: Tuesdays - 11:40 am -12:10 pm

I hope our young men can take advantage of the is mentorship opportunity, and time to socialize with their peers. If you give permission for your child to participate in this offering, please fill out the form below at the link below. Thank you!

Young King's Permission Form:


Virtual After School Program - Register Now!

Any family interested in the Boys & Girls Club After School Program should fill out the application at the following link: https://forms.gle/3fXDtPHsQzwy5mMG6
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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: