Warren School

Regional School District No. 6

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Principal's Message for February 11th, 2016

Dear Parents, Guardians and Community Members,

I had the privilege of engaging with the staff and students as they celebrated the 100th day of school with 100 minutes of activities in the gym on Tuesday afternoon. After Friday's snow day, many emails flew back and forth among the teachers. Originally we had planned the celebration for Monday afternoon. Now, with the snow day, they wanted to know if we would still be able to celebrate. And, would we celebrate on Monday, which was now the 99th day of school, or wait until Tuesday? Then, there was an early release on Monday and a delay on Tuesday due to more snow. The teachers were not to be deterred, and so we figured out a way to fit the celebration into our shortened day on Tuesday. I wondered, "Why so much fuss?" It would have been so easy to cancel the event and move on. Once I entered the gym, I understood. As usual, the Warren teachers went above and beyond to make learning fun and meaningful for their students. Stations were set up around the gym, and children were encouraged to move about and participate in every station that interested them.

One area was set up as a reading room, complete with a bookcase, bean bag chairs, and a plant. Students were challenged to read 100 books in 100 minutes. At another station, students used red solo cups to build the tallest towers they could. In another area, students recorded tally marks as they counted how many licks it took to get to the center of a Tootsie Roll Pop. Other activities included: use 100 toothpicks to create a sculpture, make a necklace out of 100 beads, dribble a basketball 100 times while counting in Spanish, make a poster with 100 pictures of coins stamped in groups of 10.

I was so impressed with the dedication of the teachers, and the high level of energy and engagement among the students. What a great way to celebrate 100 days of learning! To view more photos, click here, or check out the new Warren School Facebook page.

Northwest Chamber Read Aloud

Thank you to the volunteers who traveled to Warren School on a snowy morning to read to us. Every class is so grateful for their time, and for the donation of all of the beautiful books from The Chamber of Commerce!

Warren L.I.F.E. is for Everyone - February 17th - 6:30 PM - 7:15 PM

L.I.F.E nights are a great opportunity for our Region 6 families to come together across the district to meet and enjoy a story with new friends. Students and their families in preschool through grade 2 are welcome to attend any or all of the events across the district. The first event will be next Wednesday, February 17th, at Warren School. Please see the flyer below for more information. We hope to see you here!

Preschool/Kindergarten Registration

Regional School District No. 6 is accepting applications for the 2016 – 2017 Early Childhood Learning Center for children living in Warren, Morris and Goshen. Children must be 3 years of age on or before December 31st of this year to be eligible for preschool enrollment this fall.

For more information and to receive the 2016-17 Preschool Registration Packet for students that will be three years old by December 31st, 2016, please call Mrs. Wanda Wiig at 860-491-6020. The Early Childhood Learning Center Preschool Activity Day is scheduled for May 11th, 2016 11:00 - 11:45 a.m. More information to follow.

For Warren students that will be four years old by December 31st, 2016, please contact Michael Gabriel-Deveau at 860-868-2223. The Warren PK/Kindergarten Registration Activity Day is scheduled for May 12th, 2016 2:00 - 2:45 p.m. More information to follow.

All applications are due by April 1, 2016.

Message from Wamogo:

In order to advance world language studies in high school and to give our students a more rigorous language experience, we will be changing our current 7th grade exploratory format. Beginning in September 2016, seventh grade students will begin world language class upon entering Wamogo and will attend world language classes every other day for the entire year. They will continue to follow this pattern through the eighth grade, completing a whole year of foreign language before entering high school. Students will gain knowledge and experience in developmental guidance, study skills and the Agricultural Science Technology Education program on the days they are not in world language. This new format will create advanced opportunities for our students in world languages and other subject areas. Students currently in sixth grade will be asked to select their language during spring registration.

Students wishing to pursue Latin studies may continue to do so through online learning with Middlebury Interactive. Middlebury Interactive comes with an instructor that students can access for support. Just as with French and Spanish, students will be able to complete Latin I by the time they enter high school.

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Minds in Motion

Region 12 will host their first Minds in Motion event on Saturday, February 27th. There will be fast-paced, hands-on workshops for students in grades K-8 and informative workshops for parents and educators. Adults can attend, free of charge. Click here for more information, and click here to register.

Please note the following:

2/15 & 2/16 No School - President's Day Weekend

2/17 L.I.F.E. Program at Warren School 6:30-7:15 PM

2/24 Parent Ed Talk with the Superintendent at 9:00 AM

2/25 Friends of Warren Meeting at 7:00 PM

2/27 Minds in Motion Program at Shepaug, 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM

3/1 Parent Ed Talk with the Superintendent at 6:00 PM

3/5 Sixth Grade Pasta Dinner (Help is Needed! See flyers below for more information.)

3/8 Friends of Warren meeting at 5:30 PM at Wamogo

3/9 Early Release - Teacher Work Day

3/10 Friends of Warren meeting at 7:00 PM

3/11 Marking Period ends

Please feel free to contact me at any time with questions, comments or concerns.

Best wishes,

Angela Rossbach

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