Colt Family Communicator

Welcome to the William Wells Brown Monthly Newsletter!

October 2021

Mission: We, The Promise Academy at William Wells Brown, are a caring, committed

community with high expectations, accountability, growth mindset and

positivity empowering confident learners and leaders of tomorrow in

an evolving global society.

Vision: We, as leaders of today, will achieve excellence and uplift the community

through “OUR PROMISE” to build resilient scholars and create leaders of


“Be the Change…Change the World!"

Volume 2 Issue 2

Mrs. H's Corner!

Happy Fall!

Fall is a time when we see the leaves changing to warmer colors. Autumn is also the time when farmers gather their crops from their season of growing. This is also true for us!

We have been growing scholars, and now is the time when we are beginning to see the fruits of our labor. We are able to see the learning coming out of our students.

All of our scholars have been working extremely hard the past couple of months. If you were able to attend Open House, you were also able to see the physical transformation our school is going through! Our goal is to make WWB a warm and welcoming environment that releases learning throughout. We want to create a student centered environment where our scholars will learn and grow together! In this newsletter you will see all of the amazing things we have going in our school that show our students at the center!

C.O.L.T.S. Time!

C.O.L.T.S. Time stands for Creating Organizing and Learning Towards Success Time. This is a time for our students to apply their knowledge of reading, writing and their passions to create a final project. The purpose is to engage and inspire students to reach their highest potential through a safe, challenging and positive learning environment. The students had the chance to watch their teacher's commercials, and choose which class they will attend for C.O.L.T.S. Time. At the end of each C.O.L.T.S. Time session, approximately 6 weeks, each class will display their final project at our Exhibition Night (similar to a science fair)! We are excited to see our student's learn and grow through this process. They already experienced some project based learning as they completed their Outdoor Classroom projects. Check out the teacher commercials below!
K 1 COLTS Time Commercials!
2 3 4 Colts Time Commercials!

Students of the Month for October!

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Looking Ahead...Please Note Our 2021-2022 District Calendar!

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October 7-8: Fall Break--NO SCHOOL!

October 13: UK Women's Basketball Clinic @4:45pm

October 14: PTA Meeting in Cafeteria @5:00 (Please bring our $4 membership fees!)

OCTOBER 20--NO SCHOOL! Staff Development Day!

October 27: Family Night SEL @5:00-6:00pm

October 28: Financial Literacy Night 5:00-6:00pm

November 1: School Picture Day!

November 3: Parent Teacher Conferences

Principal Book Club is Starting!

The first round of the Principal's Book Club is starting! After Fall Break, students will get a chance to complete an 'application' to be a part of the Principal's Book Club. We will meet once a week, during their lunch period, in the Principal's Reading Nook outside of the cafeteria. There will be 3 groups: K/1st grades, 2nd/3rd grades, 4th/5th grades. The books and application forms will be available on the bookshelves of the Reading Nook! Encourage your scholar to apply! If your student doesn't get in this time, we will have a couple more rounds!

Standards Based Grading

Why Standards Based Grading?

At The Promise Academy at William Wells Brown Elementary School, we are committed to maintaining rigorous performance and achievement standards for all students and to providing a fair and consistent process for evaluating and reporting student progress that is understandable to students and their parents and relevant for instructional purposes. Reporting of student achievement should reflect student progress toward mastery of key academic concepts and identify multiple pathways to deeper learning. Learning is valued as a process. Standards-based grading reports what students should know and be able to do within each content area at each grade level.

e purpose of standards-based grading is to identify what a student knows, or is able to do, in relation to those learning targets – as opposed to simply averaging grades/scores over the course of the grading period, which can mask what a student has learned or not learned. A standards-based grading system measures a student’s mastery of grade-level standards by prioritizing the most recent, consistent level of performance.

Final grading will be based on the student’s progress toward master at the time of the end of the grading period. Grade level standards are often repeated at various times of the year, giving students multiple opportunities to achieve mastery of standards.

Kindergarten through 2nd grade students have traditionally been graded using Standards Based Grading. Starting this year, ALL students will be grading using this grading method.

4 – Exceeds Standards (ES): The student knows the skill, concept, or standard so well he/she could explain it to others, or extend it to new situations

3 – Meets Standards (MS): The student knows the skill, concept, or standard well enough to have mastered the grade-level expectation.

2 – Progressing Towards Standards (PTS) :The student is still working towards the grade-level expectation, and getting closer.

1 –Area of Concern (AC):The student does not understand the skill, concept, or standard and needs extra support to perform in the specific area.

0 – Not Assessed (NA): The student does not attempt to answer the question, complete the assignment, etc.

Send Us Your Team Schedules!

We LOVE to support our Colts both in and out of the classroom! If your student plays a sport, dances, etc., outside of school, please send us your child's schedule(s)! You never know who might pop up!😊

Email to the Principal at

COVID Reporting

We are following all COVID-19 precautions throughout the building. We need you to partner with us! If you, or a family member tests positive for COVID-19, in order to keep all of our students and staff safe, you will need to report it in one of the following places:

Call: (859) 381-FCPS (3277)
Complete the online form:

If your child is exposed to COVID-19, they will be required to quarantine for 10 days. They can test out of quarantine, with a negative test result, after the 6th day.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact us in the front office!

Colt Family Meeting!

Each morning we start our day together in our Colt Family Meeting! Below you will see our daily theme rotation. In addition, we recite our School-wide Expectations, learn a Spanish phrase from Ms. Seda, read 'I Promise' and recite the Pledge of Allegiance.

Our 'Final Friday' celebration occurs on the Final Friday of every month! We recognize students and classes with our Golden Horseshoe Awards, Students of the Month for each grade, highest and most improved in reading and math for each grade level.

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First Friday Celebration!

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On the first Friday of each month, our school gathers to celebrate the month's achievements of our scholars!

  • Golden Horseshoe awards for Special Area Classes and other areas.
  • Individual awards for Highest and Most Growth in Reading and Math
  • Student of the Month Awards
  • Birthday Song for birthdays during that celebrated month
  • Team Building activity

We learn lots, but want to have fun as well! Our First Friday Celebrations are a way for us to celebrate our accomplishments while learning to cheer on our classmates!

Greetings From the Clinic!

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Hello from the WWB School Based Clinic!

Did You Know?!: Another way to decrease your chances of getting sick this fall is to make sure you are drinking 8 glasses of water a day, getting 8 hours of sleep at night, and taking a daily multivitamin. This keeps your immune system healthy and able to fight off germs that come your way.

REMINDER: HealthFirst Clinic at William Wells Brown is open 8am-4pm Monday- Friday. We offer sick visits, COVID testing, sports physicals, well child check-ups, immunizations, and behavioral health care to any children 0-18, even if your child does not have insurance. Please call us at 381-3172 with any questions.

Meet the staff:

Clinic Clerk: Kathy Brooks

Nurse Practitioner & APRN Lead: Lauren Bauer, APRN

Nurse Coordinator: Emily Moore, RN, BSN

Behavioral Health Therapist: Nahtahna Hering, LCSW

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Nahtahna Hering, LCSW

Greetings from your friendly clinic therapist, Nahtanha Hering, LCSW. I wanted to take the chance to reach out to all of you now that we have gotten a few weeks of virtual learning behind us. I know from working with some of my patients that many families and students are experiencing issues or stress from doing virtual learning, such as keeping kids focused and on task during the class sessions, getting the work completed, and dealing with emotional/behavioral issues in the home. If anyone has concerns about a specific child or family feel free to refer them to me. I would be happy to reach out to the family and discuss starting services. I am able to assist students with issues such as ADHD, depression, anxiety, and anger. I can also work with parents on developing good behavioral modification strategies to use in the home. Please reach out to the clinic if you have any questions or need to contact me. Thanks.

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