Wynford Elementary


From the Desk of Mrs. Ratliff

Fall is here! The weather is finally feeling like it is fall, so please make sure your child is dressed appropriately for outside recess. As a reminder, we will have outside recess as long as the temperature/windchill is 20' or higher.

Our Mumkin Sale was a huge success! We sold 2,011 items and made $9,604.45 in profit. This money is earmarked for Leadership Activities in our building--student clubs, holding leadership brunches, holding leadership days, attending outside leadership event, needed supplies, and almost anything that will allow teachers to help "find the genius in every child!" Thank you for your continued support!

We have an upcoming Leadership Day on Thursday, November 8th. The day will start at Bucyrus Elementary, lunch will be served there and then the afternoon will be spent in our building. Educators from around the state and local stakeholders will be in attendance to experience what the 7 Habits look like in each of our buildings and how they have impacted our students, our lessons and our day to day workings. If you are interested in attending, you can find the registration form on our website. There is a fee for attending, the fee covers lunch and costs that are incurred for this event and future events. We are proud to showcase our leaders and take part in this unique opportunity to syngerize with Bucyrus Elementary.

As always, the connection between home and school is an important one. If you have concerns, please contact us via note, email or phone call. Communication is key to success. Conferences are this week and next, I hope you sign up!

Yours in Education,

Nelle Ratliff

419.562.4619, ext 302


Fire Prevention Program

On Friday, October 12th, firefighters from several of the area fire departments visited the classrooms of the preschool through second grade classrooms to discuss fire safety. Students also got to see the equipment that was brought in, watch MedFlight land and a smoke trailer was used to show how to escape from a burning building.
We appreciate the support from the Bucyrus, Dallas, Holmes, Lykens and Wyandot East Fire Departments! Every year we look forward to their visits.

Parent - Teacher Conferences

Conferences are scheduled for Thursday, October 25th from 5:00-8:30 and Monday, October 29th from 4:00-7:30.

We are using the online scheduler again. A direct link can be found on the Wynford Elementary Facebook page, the district webpage and through this link:


Please call the office if you need assistance getting signed up!

Upcoming Events

October 19th--Community Brunch put on by Student Lighthouse Team

**End of 1st Quarter

October 23rd--Fall Session of Third Grade ELA Assessment

October 24th--Unity Day--Students encouraged to wear Orange

October 25th--Fall Session of Third Grade ELA Assessment

**Parent Teacher Conferences--5:00-8:30

October 26th--Halloween Parties--2:15 parents allowed in the building, please park in the back

**4th Grade--Flashlight Friday in the Gym

**Report cards sent home with students

October 29th--Parent Teacher Conferences--4:00-7:30

October 30th--PTO Fundraiser Kick Off

November 2nd--First Friday--Student Club Day

November 6th--No School--Election Day

November 8th--Shared Leadership Day with Bucyrus Elementary

November 9th--Veteran's Day Assembly--2:30 (Guests may enter at 2:15)

November 13th--PTO Meeting--6:00 in MPR

November 16th--Community Brunch

November 19th--PTO Paint Night--7:00 in MPR

November 20th--First Quarter Academic Award Assembly--9:00

**2 hour early release

November 21st through 23rd--No School--Happy Thanksgiving

November 26th--Classes Resume

7 Habits Review--Habit 2--Begin with the End in Mind

Begin with the End in Mind means to begin each day, task, or project with a clear vision of your desired direction and destination, and then continue by flexing your proactive muscles to make things happen.

One of the best ways to incorporate Habit 2 into your life is to develop a Personal Mission Statement.It focuses on what you want to be and do. It is your plan for success. It reaffirms who you are, puts your goals in focus, and moves your ideas into the real world. Your mission statement makes you the leader of your own life. You create your own destiny and secure the future you envision.

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From the Desk of Mrs. Amy Taylor-Sheldon

Excessive Absences and Truancy Fast Facts for Families:

It is important for your child to attend school every day. When your student misses a significant amount of school, even if the absences are excused, the child misses critical instruction time and learning opportunities. This often has long-term, negative effects on a child, such as lower achievement and a greater chance of not graduating on time.

A new state law defines excessive absence and truancy:

Excessive absence: a student misses 38 or more hours of school in a single month, or 65 or more hours in one school year, with or without a legitimate excuse.

Truancy: a student is absent from school without legitimate excuse for 30 or more consecutive hours, 42 or more hours in one school month, or 72 or more hours in a school year.

Being tardy counts towards the total hours for absences.

Please make sure to call the office when your student is absent, and also send a note to the office as a follow up. All absences require a note from home or the doctor in order to be excused.

Halloween Parties

We will have Halloween Parties on Friday, October 26th.

Parents will be allowed to enter the building at 2:15 and are to park in the back parking lot.

You will receive a visitor's sticker upon entering the building.
Cars will not be released until the buses have left the lot.