The Wildcat

Wamsley Elementary School Newsletter - October 2021

Important Dates

October 11th - PTAC Butter Braid Sales Begin

October 14th - Preschool Pictures & Picture Retakes Day

October 18th-21st - PTAC Scholastic Book Fair

October 19th & 20th - Student Led Parent Teacher Conferences

October 25th - PTAC Butter Braid Orders Due

October 27th - 1st & 2nd Grade Music Program (time to be announced)

October 28th - Halloween Parties in Classrooms

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From the Principal

Dear Wamsley Wildcat Families!

As October arrives, fall is finally in the air and we are enjoying the cooler weather and moisture. Please send your children prepared for cool mornings outside and warm days. Also, please make sure to label your child’s clothing with their first and last name. This helps find lost articles quickly.

Experiential Education or “EE” is off to an AMAZING start! Your students have been hiking, studying animal habitats, cooking bagels and dehydrating fruit. It’s also finally time for some field trips! Kindergarten and first grades are headed to a pumpkin patch while the rest of the grades will be going on some longer hiking excursions. With all these experiences happening at school, we are expecting that your children learn a skill or concept when they are completing the experience. Please ask them what they “learned” from their experiences in “EE” during the week.

Effort = Achievement! This is again a major focus for us here at Wamsley! We have progressed from Why Try lessons to WE TRY lessons every week. Recently, your students took the iReady beginning of year assessment which helps us know what to focus on in math and reading. Students that showed effort or achievement on the assessment earned a reward. The reward this time was “scootering” to the Rocket Park. We have enough scooters and helmets left from summer school for an entire grade to scooter all at once. Ask your student if they participated in this fun reward and look around town because you may see some wildcats scootering to the store to buy supplies for EE or scootering to other places for some learning time. :)

Thank you for your patience with our transition to masks again this year! Your children are doing a great job with this new expectation. Please remember that our top priority in Garfield RE2 is keeping our students and staff safe; our mission is to keep kids in-person with uninterrupted learning with their teachers.

By wearing masks in school, it helps to eliminate quarantines and:

  • We keep kids in school learning with their teachers because we rarely have to quarantine in homeroom settings when a positive Covid case arises;

  • We keep teachers teaching in school and not online because our students can participate in uninterrupted, in-person learning with their teachers;

  • We keep parents working to support their families because our parents do not have to choose between child care and work because their child is in a quarantine;

  • We support local businesses during an already tight employee market;

  • We keep our schools open.

Thank you for sharing your children with us and for all you do to help make our school a great place! Please check the Sunday weekly email for important information and details about all our upcoming events! As always, call or stop in and let us know how we are doing.

Kathi Senor, Principal

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