Wakefield Hills Elementary School

Weekly Staff Update: March 21st-25th, 2016

Happy Spring! Oh, and..Happy Snow Day! Thank you for a great week last week. I never doubted that we have an awesome school community but our strength really showed that week. Again, I cannot thank you enough for your support, patience and cooperation during a difficult week. I hope you all have a wonderful short week and a very Happy Easter weekend.

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Happening this week...


*Snow Day!

*Marvelous Marvin has been cancelled.


*IEP Team Meeting Day

*I am attending the RIDE Evaluation Calibration Summit. (Kathleen Moroso will be principal for the day. I am also available via email and phone.)


*I am attending the RIDE Evaluation Calibration Summit. (Kathleen Moroso will be principal for the day. I am also available via email and phone.)


*Megaskills Parent Event: 6:30-7:30pm in the WHES Media Center.


*No School: Happy Good Friday!

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Important events, deadlines, etc...

*Attendance Reward: I have decided to reschedule this day. We have a large number of students who have met the attendance expectations (decided by the RTI team) for the trimester 2 reward. Students must have 5 or less unexcused absences, tardies and/or dismissals. Class lists with qualified students will be distributed at the end of this week. The reward day will be Friday, April 1st. The RTI team will send time details etc. at the end of this week.

*Good Friday: March 25th: No School

*Trimester 2 report card distribution will be on Tuesday, March 29th.

*Half-Day Release: March 30th: Schedule can be found here: https://docs.google.com/a/westwarwickpublicschools.com/document/d/1DJ-uwQ_TUCT29Xglz5HRoVE-S6K-peNhrW-LdsZdE2w/edit?usp=sharing

*Kindergarten Registration for the 2016-2017 school year begins on April 2nd-8th, 2016.

*Next WHES BLC Meeting will be held on Monday, April 4th from 2:45-3:15pm. The sign-up sheet is here: https://docs.google.com/a/westwarwickpublicschools.com/document/d/1R31diWmtMywBKe72aGjP6_CND5T5hLJBpOzz7BCd9g8/edit?usp=sharing

*The Rhode Island Black Storyteller, Len Cabral will present for an assembly on Monday, April 4th. 9:15am for grades K and 1 (cafeteria), 10:15am for grades 2,3 and 4 (gymnasium).

*Tasty Tuesday celebration for Paulette Rainey-Brown's retirement will be held on Tuesday, April 5th. Please see Jill Lepage to sign her card and make a donation towards a gift.

*Storytellers Share Event at WHES: Tuesday, April 5th 6:30-7:30pm.

*Storytellers Celebration at West Warwick High School: Thursday, April 7th 6:00-7:30pm.

*Next SIT meeting will be held on Wednesday, April 6th in the WHES Media Center from 2:45-3:45pm.

*Reading Week at WHES will be April 11th-15th! Thank you to our reading interventionist, Mrs. Martini-Proulx and Mrs. Petrarca for your work to plan this great week!

*WWPS School Committee meeting: Tuesday, April 12th at 6:30pm in the Deering Media Center.

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***Help Wanted***

*As a collective group the elementary principals are working to create a district Elementary School handbook for families. Please let me know if you have any thoughts/feedback regarding good topics to be included in the new handbook. (feel free to email me).

*School Improvement Team: Please consider joining the SIT team or a SIT subcommittee. This is your school and your input is critical!

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