Word From The Woods

Bishop Woods School Newsletter - 2.7.21

Greetings Bishop Woods Families,

I hope everyone had a wonderful week! Please note that this week there will be an early dismissal on Friday, February 12th. Our bus dismissal will begin at 12:50pm. K & 1 Families... Please make sure someone is there to receive your child off the bus. The staggered pick-up schedule is below:

12:40 - Walkers and grades 4 & 5

12:45 - Grades 2 & 3

12:50 - Grades K & 1

Friday will also be our PBIS Spirit Day! All student should wear red or pink to show their school spirit!

Next week we will have February break. There will be no classes on Monday, February 15th or Tuesday, February 16th. On Wednesday, February 17th, students will return for a full remote day. We will resume our hybrid schedule on Thursday, February 18th.

Thank you to the many families who engaged in report card conferences last Wednesday. If you were unable to connect with your child's teacher, please reach out to schedule an appointment. Marking period 2 report cards are available on PowerSchool, and will be mailed home this week.

Once again, it is very important that you complete our Student Absence Form if your child is an in-person learner who is absent from school or selecting to join remotely for a day. Here is the direct link, but this form is also available on our webpage:


Lastly, we are running two fundraisers that we need your support with! All fundraising money is used for our students and school's needs. More information is below.

As always, please do not hesitate to reach out if you need anything.

Your Proud Principal,

Mrs. Natalino

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Sun. 2/7 - Tijun M. (Grade 2), Alayah R. (Grade 3), Ja'Mar S. (Grade 4)

Mon. 2/8 - Jocelynn S. (Grade 7)

Wed. 2/10 - Mrs. O'Mara (K Paraprofessional)

Fri. 2/12 - Muhammad F. (Grade 8), Elrond H. (Grade 2)

Sat. 2/13 - Victor C. (Grade 6), Thiago Z. (Grade 1)

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Pie & Cookie Dough Fundraiser

To support Bishop Woods, we are selling Easter pies and goodies! This fundraiser runs from February 5th-February 19th. All items are $18. Order forms and payments must be submitted by February 19th. Frozen pies and cookie dough will be delivered on Wednesday, March 24th in the morning and early afternoon. Please mark this date on your calendar, as the order will need to be picked up at this time as we don't have freezer space to store them.

Below, you can find the order forms and fliers for any additional information! Please print a copy of the order form. Drop off the order form and payments to Mrs. Giammattei at school any day between now and February 19th (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday's between 8:30 and 3PM). Order forms are available at school as well if you would like to pick one up.

Order form page 1: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1fw1qmUhIvvv0E00fIdygIhY-T38mbkSx/view?usp=sharing

Order form page 2: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1jnQhwZPI5wLfDk-CWlL1OO246Nw3GdxT/view?usp=sharing

The student or staff member that brings in the most money will win a prize!

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Elm City Market Fundraiser

This is an easy one! Just shop at Elm City Market (in person or online) on Saturday, February 20th and a portion of the proceeds go to Bishop Woods School! Please post this flyer on your social media accounts to share with family and friends!
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Attention 8th Grade Families...

The Magnet Application is now available for your students to apply to our magnet high schools. Please check out the website for more details and to determine the dates of each school's virtual open house. If you need any assistance with the process, or have any questions, please reach out to our school counselor, Mrs. Nuterangelo, at 475-220-7313 or maria.nuterangelo@nhboe.net
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Gersch Grrrls Science You Tube Channel

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February Lunch Menu: The Next 2 Weeks

February PBIS Spirit Day!

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Healthy & Safety Protocols

You MUST pre-screen your child prior to sending him/her to school (Please see forms below). If you are keeping your child home, you MUST fill out the sick day for at the link below prior to 10am. If we do not hear from you, someone from our main office will be contacting you to check in.

Student Absence Form:


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Community Learning Hubs

Community Learning Hubs are safe spaces for children to go during the school day for supervised distance learning with high-speed internet access, social support, and enrichment, in a small cohort of no more than ten children. Children eligible to attend a Hub must be New Haven residents in 1st through 9th grades, registered for the New Haven Public Schools, and demonstrate high need. Space is extremely limited and families with the greatest need will receive priority, so if you are interested, apply ASAP. There is no cost to families.

Application: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe2W7k5DCjjLr2OQiIlaxf9gVLl849pMLYVGk6X5xVGsPpJxQ/viewform

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Young King's Boys Group - Middle School Males (Grades 6-8)

Starting soon, Mr. Ray Wallace will be offering online Zoom groups to boys in 6th, 7th and 8th grades. His group, The Young Kings, has been offered in the past at Bishop Woods as a place for students to gain confidence, connection, and leadership and life skills through group discussion, volunteering, visits from guest speakers, and ongoing mentorship. These groups will be offered during lunch, so as not to impede on academic activities.

SCHEDULE: Tuesdays - 11:40 am -12:10 pm

I hope our young men can take advantage of the is mentorship opportunity, and time to socialize with their peers. If you give permission for your child to participate in this offering, please fill out the form below at the link below. Thank you!

Young King's Permission Form:


Virtual After School Program - Register Now!

Any family interested in the Boys & Girls Club After School Program should fill out the application at the following link: https://forms.gle/3fXDtPHsQzwy5mMG6
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Family Resource Padlet

Rather thank keeping all of this information on the newsletter each week, I have created a Bishop Woods Family Resource Padlet to house all of the important information and resources I have been sharing. The link is below: