Colt Family Communicator

Welcome to the William Wells Brown Monthly Newsletter!

September 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 1

Mrs. H's Corner!

Welcome Back!

We are so excited to have all of our scholars back!

The first 3 weeks of school, students have been in 'Orientation'. During Orientation, students and staff go over our 3 school expectations; I am Respectful, Responsible and Safe. During this time, we went over 55 ways to SHOW how to be respectful, responsible and safe not only at school, but anywhere our students might go.

Below you will see a graphic of our School-Wide Behavior Plan. One of the top ways of communication is through Class Dojo. Our school and classrooms send daily and weekly important messages to families, along with communication of your scholars' behavior. Students have the opportunity to earn positive Dojo points throughout the day for various things. For a student to get a negative Dojo point, points taken away, a student has received 3 warnings from that teacher. (To put it in perspective, if a student has 2 negative Dojo points, the teacher has spoken to that student 6 times.) We truly believe that behavior is best corrected through instruction, just like we do with reading and math! We want to focus on the positive behaviors and reward students for the amazing things they are doing.

During Open House this month, you will have a chance to sign a 'Family Commitment', showing our school to home partnership. We know that we NEED YOU! Thank you for being who you are! We couldn't do it without you!

We are looking forward to an amazing year!

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

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September 4--UK Football Game!

September 6--Labor Day, No Classes for Students!

September 22--No Classes for Students

September 30--PICTURE DAY!

Open House!! *Date to be determined!!

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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!

Meet our Staff!

Each month, we will feature some of our staff members so you can get to know us!

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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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.

Connect With Us!

School Dojo:

Instagram Pages:

School Page: @wwbcolts

Ms. Melear: @wwbmath

Preschool: @wwbprekpals

Ms. Bellman: @wwbspeechlanguage

STEM w/Ms. Yates: @wwbstem

Ms. Doyle: @1stgrade_funtimes

Facebook: William Wells Brown Elementary School

Twitter: @Ehutch613