Wrightsboro e-News

August 30, 2020

Spotlight On - 5th Grade!

5th grade has been working hard to establish strong classroom communities and to get to know students and their families. We’ve introduced hyperdocs and other interactive projects to help students become comfortable using a variety of Google apps and tools. We’ve also focused on goal setting and developing reading identities.

This picture is a student made quote and letter to her future self that was part of a Hopes and Dreams hyperdoc activity!

Specialist Corner

Welcome to guidance! We are Mrs. Shelton (K-2) and Ms. Hauss (3-5). Guidance classes work on supporting students' Social Emotional Learning. Our lessons are aligned with the Sanford Harmony curriculum which uses CASEL standards. Some of the topics that we will focus on are: Diversity and Inclusion, Empathy and Critical Thinking, Communication, Problem Solving, and Peer Relationships. For the beginning of the school year we have been working on the Diversity and Inclusion section of the curriculum. Right now, our lessons are focused on students introducing themselves and understanding and valuing the opinions and differences in others. They learn about each other's personal interests through questions and allowing fellow classmates to respond back to what is being said by others. Moving forward we plan to have students demonstrate a talent or teach a skill that they do well for others in their class to learn. We look forward to getting to learn more about our students and for them to get to know us.

We look forward to the 2020-2021 school year! Let us know any way we can support our students in the classroom or individually.

Wrightsboro Elementary School’s Plan C Library Book Checkout

Cool Cat Readers can begin checking out library books for curbside pick up beginning Monday August 24, 2020! Put your books on HOLD in Follett Destiny Discover and Ms. Tew will message you in Class Dojo when they are ready for pick up at our front entrance. Additionally, Ms. Tew will be holding afternoon book pick-up times each Wednesday from 4:30-6:00.

Link to Library Catalog

Readers may check out 2 books each week. Try a fiction and a nonfiction book!

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iReady Reading Update

This year all K-3 students will take the i-Ready Reading diagnostic. This is an adaptive assessment that adjusts its questions to suit your student's needs. The purpose of the diagnostic is not to give your student a score or grade, but instead to determine how best to support your student's learning. Students will take this assessment three times this year to measure growth.

The iReady Reading diagnostic window for the beginning of the year (BOY) is September 1st- 29th. Your student's teacher will provide more details about how and when the diagnostic will be administered, as well as provide support to families and students before taking the diagnostic.

Linked below are resources to help families as they administer this assessment at home.

Family Resource Page

Virtual Academy Update

All students participating in Virtual Academy have 14 days to decide to switch back to the district’s remote learning plan.

NHCS Updates Virtual Academy Application Process

Parent Contact Updates

Please make sure your child’s teacher has updated contact information. You can communicate updated addresses, phone numbers, and email addresses by calling the school.

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Our School's Why

School Mission:

The mission of Wrightsboro School is to establish and promote a caring, engaging, and supportive environment that enhances learning and leadership for all.

School Vision:

Today we learn. Tomorrow we lead.

School Beliefs:

We believe children want to learn and lead and will take responsibility to actively meet goals that will help them succeed in the future. We believe teachers inspire success, and encourage a love of learning by providing a supportive environment that fosters leadership through instruction to meet the unique needs of each child. We believe families that work together with our school contribute to successful learning for every child.