Parent & Guardian Update
Windsor School PreK-12, December 9, 2022
Dear Parents and Guardians,
We are thankful for our growing parent PTO group. The recent PTO-sponsored book fair was a huge success by bringing much joy to our students, raising funds for the PTO to support school events, and offering free Scholastic dollars to teacher's classroom libraries. Thank you to all who volunteered.
We are also sending good luck wishes to our Windsor Cross Country runners, Liam Attwood and Natalie Ranney, competing in Texas this weekend.
December 13: K-5 Holiday Concert 6:00 pm
December 14: 6-12 Holiday Concert 6:00pm
December 14 & 15: NHS Holiday Bazaar to take place during school day for elementary students.
December 20: WHS MS theater production of Twelfth Night, 6pm
12/20 Last day of HACTC before break
12/21 Windsor Early release at noon
Colleen, Kate, and Sergio
MRA Leader In Me Survey
Our supervisory union is moving forward with our Leader In Me implementation plan. Leader In Me is a process that teaches 21st-century leadership and life skills to students and creates a culture of student empowerment based on the idea that every child can be a leader. We are looking for parent, student ( grades 3 and up) and staff feedback on this leadership program and ask that you please complete the parent survey link below. Also, if you do not wish for your child to participate in the student portion of the survey, please refer to the opt-out section of the attached letter and contact an administrator. Students will complete the student survey in the next week during the school day.
Opt out letter for student survey
We are looking forward to our first Elementary School concert of the year next Tuesday 12/13! We hope all of our families and caregivers can come celebrate our music program and the hard work our team and students have put in getting ready! Students, please arrive at 5:45 pm in the theater. Families, the show begins at 6:00 pm. A huge shout out to our PTO for a successful book fair this past week! Always exciting to see students digging into books and reading!
🎉Middle School News
Spirit Week - The middle school team will be celebrating school spirit days, Monday 12/12 - 12/21.
Another field trip to Hartford Area Career & Technical Center (HACTC) will be coming up on Thursday, January 26. If your 8th grade student did not get a chance to go to the last visit and would like to go in January, please contact school counselor, Mrs. Vivian - email@example.com
🏆High School News
Parking lot - Reminder that all high school students are to park in the back lot. If you do not have a permit, please see Wendy. This is a friendly reminder that parking at school is a privilege. Please be courteous of each other and our neighbors. There has been an uptick in revving engines in the early hours.
Congratulations to the Math Team: Congratulations to the math teams for a solid performance in this week's math meet. The 11th/12th grade team and the 7th/8th grade both placed 3rd in their respective divisions. Special congratulations to Jacob Adams who was recognized as one of the top scorers in the senior division.
Flexible Pathways Update: Featured This Week - Local Programs
Did you know there are many local programs that are available to our students? Both the Windsor Fire and Police Department have student Cadet programs that teach the students many skills they need for these professions and keep students involved in their community. If interested, please reach out to Kim Gogan or the Fire and Police Chiefs directly.
Attendance Protocol Update
Our school protocol requires us to track absences and to notify parents regularly. We send notices to parents or guardians at the following intervals:
The student has a combination of 5 or more absences in a 12-month period
The student has a combination of 10 or more absences in a 12-month period
and a coordinated service plan meeting may be held.
The student has a combination of 15 or more days absent in a 12-month period
The student has 20 or more unexcused absences, the Windsor School staff will make a report to the local DCF office and may complete a Truancy Affidavit to file with the State’s Attorney office.
* Our school day begins at 7:50am grades 6-12 with the first warning bell, and 8am for K-5. Please help your child to be on time to school.
PTO Parent Teacher Organization
Ann Griffing, PTO President
The Windsor Area Booster Club is a small and committed group of parents and community members, striving to support our students inside & outside the classrooms. All funds raised support the Science Fair, March Intensives, many other events and annual senior scholarships. Student clubs and teams can work our concession stands so that funds can be shared and returned directly to their group. For more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Leader in Me - Educational & Student Leadership Programs & Curriculum
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