Whitney Wolves Weekly

May 26, 2023

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Family Equity Survey: Please share your thoughts and opinions by completing the survey below.

This year Enfield Public Schools is working with CREC Resource Group to review our current programming. The findings will assist with the development of a Strategic Equity Plan. One component of the program review is a survey. This survey will provide information to assist with ensuring educational equity, cultural responsiveness, and support for our District Equity Statement. Family members and guardians are asked to complete and submit the survey within two weeks of receiving it. If you do not have home Internet access, you are welcome to complete the survey at your child’s school. Students in Grades 3-12 will complete a survey at school. Thank you!

Click here => Family Survey

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Exciting News!

Eli Whitney is pleased to announce that our beloved Ms. Fitzsimons, Assistant Principal, has been appointed as the new principal at Hazardville Memorial, effective July 1, 2023. While we all will miss her, Ms. Fitz is excited to begin her next educational leadership role with primary-level students. Fortunately for Eli Whitney, HMS is our sister-school and we will be collaborating a great deal to develop strong working relationships with students, families and the community. We are extremely excited to plan joint activities where students and families feel connected and like famiiy at both schools, lessening transition anxiety from 2nd to 3rd grade.

For famillies with children at HMS, you are lucky to have a new and wonderful leader. Your children will love her! We wish Ms. Fitz the best in her new role, but until school ends this year, please know that she is working hard to see your children happy and successful everyday.


Mrs. Flanaghan

4th Grade Science Center Trip:



  • 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 trip -3rd grade
  • 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 student 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


  • Incoming 3rd graders and students new to Whitney may contact office and schedule a personal tour of our school.
  • Three dates over the summer will be offered to come into Eli Whitney School, tour the building, and meet the administration staff: August 15th, August 16th, and August 17th


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

Juneteenth is coming, June 19th!!!


The Fourth of July is widely known as a holiday dedicated to celebrating independence, however many people also celebrate Freedom Day- Juneteenth. Juneteenth takes place annually on June 19th to commemorate that day in 1865 when enslaved Texans first learned of their freedom as directed by the Emancipation Proclamation, announced by President Abraham Lincoln back on January 1, 1863. Federal orders read in Galveston, Texas stated that all previously enslaved people in Texas were free. This was an important day in history.

Known also as America’s second Independence Day, the holiday has periodically been celebrated within African American communities with cookouts, parades, reunions, and so much more, but not recognized in the wider culture. That changed in 1980, when Texas established Juneteenth as a state holiday. Since then, many other states followed suit in acknowledging the importance of this anniversary. Finally on June 17, 2021, Juneteenth was established as a federal holiday. Teaching about Juneteenth can be not only an exploration of American history and civil rights, but also a chance to inspire students’ reflections and creativity.

This year Juneteenth is Monday, June 19th. Happy Juneteenth everyone!

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INCOMING 6th Graders to JFK INVITE...

Good Morning,

The administration at John F. Kennedy Middle School would like to invite all parents/guardians of incoming Grade 6 students to an informational night on Tuesday, May 30, 2023, from 6:30pm - 8:00pm. Please complete the Microsoft Form below so that we have an idea of the number of parents/guardians attending as well as providing any questions or topics you would like addressed. If you aren't able to attend, the form will bring you to an area to ask any questions. I will respond to any questions through the month of June (not sure of how many questions I will get so please understand I will respond as fast as I can). We look forward to having you all at our informational night. Please park on the Red House side of the building and enter through the Auditorium entrance (this is by the back of the building near the basketball courts).


Sarah Brown

Grade 6, White House Assistant Principal

John F. Kennedy Middle School

155 Raffia Rd.

Enfield, CT 06082


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May and June LUNCH Menus

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Arts program instructions:

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Summer Music Program

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For Information below: Contact Mrs. Julie Carroll, Director of Pupil Services @ 860-763-4709

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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

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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