Dolphin Dispatch

Week of April 11, 2016

A Word From Principal Haynes

Dear Welleby Family,

It's been a busy week since I've been back and we have even busier weeks ahead. We are about half way through our testing season (before it picks up again in May) and I want to thank our teachers for being here every day to test with your students. Your presence has an amazing impact on our students so I thank you for being there for them.

Report cards go home on Thursday. You will receive them in your box by Wednesday--they will be printed for you. As far as the dental cleanings go--I'm not really sure what to expect. I will get a sub for Tuesday and Wednesday who will assist in transitioning the students especially since we have testing going on. Once we know exactly how many students will be seen, we can have a more concrete schedule. Thank you for your flexibility.

Tentative grade placements will not be given until after my budget conference at the end of the week. Please know and understand that all grade placements are given careful thought and consideration. A teacher's strengths and weaknesses are all considered as well as what's in the best interest of the children of Welleby. Thank you to those teachers who have asked to do things differently (grade changes, class composition, etc.) all in the name of doing what is best for students. All of these things will be considered and grade assignments can be expected around April 25th.

I will be transitioning to Outlook at the end of the week. All principals are being trained this week and the staff will be transitioning next month. If you use Hotmail for your personal email account, the change probably won't really be a big deal for you in some respects. I will keep you abreast of my journey!!


Have an AMAZING week!!

The Week Ahead

FSA Testing for 4th and 5th Graders this Week!!
PLEASE have students here on time!


April 12th
  • 4th Grade FSA Testing: ELA--Computer Based Testing
  • 5th Grade FSA Testing: Science--Paper Based Testing
  • Dental Cleanings Begin

April 13th
  • 4th Grade FSA Testing: ELA--Computer Based Testing
  • 5th Grade FSA Testing: Science--Paper Based Testing
  • PLC Meetings

April 14th
  • 5th Grade FSA Testing: ELA--Computer Based Testing
  • Report Cards Go Home

April 15th
  • 5th Grade FSA Testing: ELA--Computer Based Testing
  • Dolphin Depot: K-2 (encourage students to spend $$, we will have a BOGO Sale in May)

FINAL UPCOMING TESTING DATES

5th Grade FSA Mathematics Test begins April 19th



Calendar Events Subject to Change

CURRICULUM CORNER

Speaking and Listening

Part of the ELA standards include speaking and listening. If you haven't looked into those standards, don't over look them. These standards are extremely helpful for all of our students but especially our ELL students. The short video below shows how using open ended questioning is so powerful--it's short, please watch.

Words to Live By

Kudos to you!

Welleby Warriors: They are back at it! Thank you Ms. Dart for keeping this rolling as Mr. Favata and I have been inundated with close out tasks! Keep pressing on--we will be back soon!


Front Office Staff: Excellent job handling our new parents registering for kindergarten with such care and patience. YOU are our front line--it's here in the front office where people will know that "at Welleby we CARE!!" Thank you for your hard work.


2nd Grade Teachers: You made it through THREE straight days of testing!! Job well done!! Get ready for "Round 2" in May!!


Team Leaders: Thank you for pitching in on Friday and assisting with Kindergarten Round Up--it takes all of us to make things happen and we appreciate your support.


Science Academy Teachers: Thank you for all of your hard work in preparing our students each Saturday--fifth grade teachers I know your work will pay off this week during the FCAT Science Test. I also know that our 4th graders have a foundation now to begin 5th grade as stronger science students.

Coming Soon....

FSA Testing for 5th Graders this Week!!
PLEASE have students here on time!


April 19th
  • 5th Grade FSA Testing: Mathematics---Computer Based Testing
  • Interims are due to Administration

April 20th
  • 5th Grade FSA Testing: Mathematics---Computer Based Testing
  • PTA-Menchie's Family Night

April 22nd
  • 1st Grade Field Trip: Coral Springs Center for the Arts
  • Dolphin Depot: 3rd-5th Grade



Calendar Events Subject to Change

Laughter is the Best Medicine

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