Wakefield Hills Elementary School

Weekly Staff Update: April 4th-8th, 2016

What a crazy weekend of weather we have had! I really hope that spring arrives soon to stay. Please be sure to sign-up for a BLC session (for tomorrow) if you have not done so yet.

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Happening this week...

*All Week* Kindergarten Registration: 9:00am-1:00pm in the main office and front foyer areas.


*RI Black Story Tellers: Len Cabral (9:15am: Grades K-1 in the cafeteria)(10:15am Grades 2-4 in the Gymnasium).

*BLC meeting: 2:45-3:15pm at the sign-up location of your choice.

*WHES PTO Meeting: 6:30pm in the Media Center


*IEP Team Meeting Day

*Tasty Tuesday: Lunchtime Celebration for Paulette Rainey-Brown

*Storytellers Preview Night: at WHES 6:30-7:30pm


*RTI Meeting: 8:10-9:10am

*SIT Meeting: 2:45-3:45pm in the Media Center


*Storytellers Celebration: at West Warwick High School Auditorium: 6:00-7:30pm


*WHES Reading Protocol Meeting Day! (This has been changed from 4/11).

*PARCC Test Administrator Trainings during 3rd and 4th grade prep periods and after school. All trainings will take place in the conference room. Please bring your chromebooks and test administrator manuals.

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Important events, deadlines, etc...

*Teacher Assistants: I need to complete your annual evaluations by May 1st. I will be observing you during the week of April 11th. If you have a time preference for the week please send it to me and I will do my best to see you during that time. I will schedule a meeting with you to discuss the evaluation during the week of April 25th.

*Parent-Teacher Conferences: Please submit a list of your conferences to me with parent attendance after you have held all conferences. (If you have not done so yet.)

*Tomorrow is our next WHES BLC Meeting 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

*Storytellers information: Please review this updated storytellers agenda with information about the events this week. https://docs.google.com/a/westwarwickpublicschools.com/document/d/1jvk5terjVdkfj2ZEoves6pvbeO4oraRx5tqT_7HPSZI/edit?usp=sharing

*4th grade Special Education Case Managers will attend a meeting with Mr. Guiot (DMS principal), Mrs. Wahl (DMS Special Ed. Dept. Chair) and myself on Wednesday, April 6th at 10:00am. I will contact you with a specific schedule. The purpose of this meeting is to discuss your LRE predictions for our 4th grade students who will be attending DMS next year.

*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!

*Reading Protocol Meetings for our next session of reading intervention will be held on Friday, April 8th. The schedule can be found here: https://docs.google.com/a/westwarwickpublicschools.com/document/d/1-k2Rv-rEuMpjIX50EbHFOQlc0AJrBoH8WF_1fhJ95tw/edit?usp=sharing

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

*Spring Pictures will be held on Thursday, April 14th.

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***Help Wanted***

*Please remind your students (2nd-4th grade) that they are not to use the side or back stairwells without an adult. If a special situation arises please notify the office.

*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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