Wynford Elementary

November--2018

From the Desk of Mrs. Ratliff

Did you know that the Wynford Education Foundation offers grants to the teachers in our district every year? Teachers have the ability to apply for funds that are to be used to support students in their classrooms or grade levels. Of the $11,600 available, Wynford Elementary teachers were awarded $10,306.05! The teachers used these funds for computers, headphones, online programs, games, books, and storage units for their classrooms and students. We cannot thank the WEF enough for supporting our students and teachers. If you are willing to donate to them, please contact our office, we will give you the information needed!


Did you know that WES had a joint Leadership Day with Bucyrus Elementary?

Wynford Elementary School and Bucyrus Elementary School hosted a joint Leadership Day on November 8th. This was a unique opportunity to see two different schools from a wide variety of perspectives. We spent the day celebrating our teachers’ and students’ successes. Guests were at Bucyrus in the morning and Wynford in the afternoon. Our classrooms were open for visits, people were able to discuss best practices with teachers, and students shared how Leader in Me has impacted their lessons and lives. Visitors had the opportunity to ask questions at our panel discussions, tour our buildings to see how Leader in Me is celebrated throughout the school, and be our guests at lunch.



Leadership Day was a special opportunity for our school to open our doors to the community to show off the great things that are happening. Through implementing The Leader in Me process we have built a unique environment where the principles, practices, and habits of The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People® are embedded into our culture. The Leader in Me process defines our school operations, permeates instructional practice and curriculum, and is the basis of a vibrant leadership development approach for both students and staff.


If you would like an invitation to one of our Community Brunches, please email me!

ratliff.nelle@wynfordroyals.org


As we gear up for the holiday season, we wish you all the happiest and healthiest holidays yet!

Yours in Education,

Nelle Ratliff

419.562.4619, ext 302

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The Ticket Booth for the Polar Express!

PTO Christmas Around the Halls

On Wednesday night (November 28th), starting at 6:00 pm, the PTO will be holding a family event that includes the following:

*Second graders will sing carols as we light the Royal Tree

*You can tour the building to see how the grade levels have decorated their doors

*Visit with Mr. and Mrs. Claus

*Enjoy hot chocolate

*Decorate Christmas cookies

*Watch a Christmas movie

*Make a Christmas craft

*Help wrap gifts for our Wynford families in need


**We hope to see you there!**

Upcoming Events

November 28th--PTO's Christmas around the Halls--6:00 start

December 4th--String Quartet Performance

December 7th--1st Graders sing The National Anthem at the Girls' Basketball Game

December 10th--Winter iReady testing week

December 11th--3rd Grade Music Program--7:00

December 14th--Community Brunch

December 17th--School Spelling Bee--1:30

December 18th--PTO Meeting--4:00

December 20th--School sing-a-long and Early Dismissal

No School--December 21st through January 2nd

January 3rd--Classes Resume

January 10th--Crawford County Spelling Bee

7 Habits Review--Habit 3--Put First Things First

To live a more balanced existence, you have to recognize that not doing everything that comes along is okay. There's no need to overextend yourself. All it takes is realizing that it's all right to say no when necessary and then focus on your highest priorities.
Habit 1 says, "You're in charge. You're the creator." Being proactive is about choice. Habit 2 is the first, or mental, creation. Beginning with the End in Mind is about vision. Habit 3 is the second creation, the physical creation. This habit is where Habits 1 and 2 come together. It happens day in and day out, moment-by-moment. It deals with many of the questions addressed in the field of time management. But that's not all it's about. Habit 3 is about life management as well--your purpose, values, roles, and priorities. What are "first things?" First things are those things you, personally, find of most worth. If you put first things first, you are organizing and managing time and events according to the personal priorities you established in Habit 2.

How can you put first things first to accomplish your goals for 2018?

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