Word From The Woods

Bishop Woods School Newsletter - 12.6.2020

Greetings Bishop Woods Families,

I hope everyone had an enjoyable week. As we enter this holiday season, our children may be filled with excitement, but also anxiety, as this year may be different for many of our families. Please be sure to reach out to us if you have any concerns or are in need of supports. You can also make a referral to our SSST (please see info. highlighted below).

December is a difficult month for students to stay focused when we are in person, so I anticipate this will transpire to remote learning as well. Let's continue to work as a team to help our children be successful.

Please note that our Supply Distribution Event was RESCHEDULED to Saturday, December 12th from 9-11am (see flyer below). All families that attend will have the opportunity to win gift cards and prizes!

Save the Dates: In celebration of the holiday season, we will have an Ugly Sweater Contest on Friday, December 18th and PBIS Spirit Pajama Day on Wednesday, December 23rd.

Have a wonderful week ahead.

Your Proud Principal,

Mrs. Natalino

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Wed. 12/9 - Amayiah S. (Gr. 3),

Thurs. 12/10 - Ava R. (Gr. 6)

Fri. 12/11 - Brandon C. (Gr. 1), Vyvyana C. (Gr. 3), Jacob R. (Gr. 5)

Sat. 12/12 - Maylanie S. (Gr. 3)

Sun. 12/13 - Mennana S. (Gr. K)

Mon. 12/14 - Adriana C. (Gr. 1)

Tues. 12/15 - John M. (Gr. 8), Christian P. (Gr. 8)

Fri. 12/18 - Astrid J. (Gr. 3)

Sat. 12/19 - Asma L. (Gr. 2)

Congratulations to our students that made HONOR ROLL for Marking Period 1!

Congratulations to our students in grades 5-8 that made the Honor Roll for first marking period! This was not easy feat, especially as we transitioned to a new way of learning. Please join me in congratulating these students on this accomplishment...we are so proud of you!

  • High Honors with Distinction - Straight As
  • High Honors - All As and Bs
  • Honors - All Bs
  • Honorable Mention - All As and Bs and one C
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New Information

SSST Referral Information

We are very much hoping that you and your family are healthy and doing well!

We also want to provide you with just a bit of information. Bishop Woods has a Student and Staff Support Team (SSST). This team is made up of professionals who can provide support or strategies for students who are experiencing significant challenges (such as learning, social, behavioral, or emotional challenges). Typically, students who do not receive special education services can be referred to the SSST. If you would like more information or to make a referral, please contact the following:

Stephanie Willis, School Social Worker

Sarah Northrop, School Psychologist

Maria Nuterangelo, School Counselor

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.

6th Grade Boys: Mondays - 11:15-11:45 am
7-8th Grade Boys: 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:


New Haven School Lunch Challenge...We Need ALL Families!

Take the "NHPS School Lunch Challenge" -- looking to recognize all who take part, every student, every family, the class with the most orders, the school with the most orders -- everyone please get involved...our school lunch program depends on it!

School lunches are for children 18 and under - teachers can pick up meals for their children too!

HERE'S HOW IT WORKS - We challenge you to get as many people out to the schools daily to get lunch and breakfast OR to order a meal box by calling: 475-220-1612.

THEN, repost this and ADD YOUR PICTURE of you, your family, AND/OR your Zoom classroom eating your lunch -- remember the more we eat, the stronger we get, and the more money we receive to feed everyone -- every student can do it! HELP OUR MEAL PROGRAM! It's easy.


Spotlight On K-8 Resource Project!

Here are the links to the K-8 Resource Project we wanted to share with our Bishop Woods Families in this month’s newsletter. A school newsletter is a powerful platform to use to showcase not only student work but their aspirations. Our students are all so different and we celebrate that every day! However, it is truly amazing to see that despite the wide range of ages, learning styles and temperaments it is refreshing and inspiring to know that one thing that holds them together is the ability to dream! We shared a video: A Million Dreams from the Greatest Showman and asked our students to exam the millions of dreams out there and how they can change everything for the better. The discussions were lively and very revealing! See for yourself. Dream On Bishop Woods!




Mrs. Wright's & Mrs. Estes Kindergarten Class - Hats & Headbands 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!


Homework Help Hotline: NHPS Students and Families

NHPS has started a Homework Help Line to support students. The Homework Help Line is a collaboration effort with Yale University. If your child is having a problem understanding their homework assignment , they can connect to https://meet.google.com/iur-dbux-zsm

The line is open from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Sunday to Thursday.


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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Support Our Holiday Fundraiser!

Go to www.giftitforward.com to place your order! Enter fundraising code: BISHOPCT002 and your student's name as referring member. Please be sure to share this information with family and friends as well!
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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: