Woodridge Elementary School, 2014-2015


Today, after some collaboration and much excitement, our W.O.W staff appreciation notebook has launched. I presented it to Mrs. Taylor Scott on Friday. This week in collaborating with Mrs. Taylor-Scott she showed herself to be humble, collaborative and supportive. She showed these characteristics not just toward the student, but also the parent. KUDOS Mrs. Taylor-Scott! You are appreciated!! It is my hope that the W.O.W. program takes a life of its own as it travels around our school building. Special thanks to Ms. Marsillio for our W.O.W design.
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I sincerely just can't get enough of how great we are at Woodridge Elementary School! With that being said, in line with the W.O.W notebook we will have a Magical Moments Wall. If you've been past my office this week, you saw the sparkly blue pot on the outside wall. I'll have stars in a pocket this week for you to share any W.E.S Magical Moment that you experience. I can see it now... a wall overflowing with the magic that happens at Woodridge Elementary School. Kudos to Mr. Johnson for designing the pot and Ms. Marsillio for designing the Magical Moments Banner and Stars.
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All staff members will receive 50 WildCat Cash Dollars on Monday. After giving the program some additional thought, each WildCat cash will be worth $1.00. They should be distributed to students that show the following.

  • Citizenship
  • Positive Behavior in classroom, hallway, lunchroom and on the playground
  • Hard Work
  • Improvement in academics or behavior
Please let me know if there are any additions that you think will make this program the most effective.
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Generating Outstanding Leadership Development (G.O.L.D.) is an elementary school initiative that focuses on developing leadership, communication and problem solving skills. The Student Affairs/Safe and Drug-Free Schools Office encourages your continued support of this program by ensuring that our school establishes a G.O.L.D. committee and selects a student to attend the quarterly meetings. The student selected should demonstrate leadership potential, maturity, and responsibility.

Do we have a G.O.L.D student?

Selection Criteria for Elementary School G.O.L.D. Representative and Alternate

A. Current 5th or 6th grade student

B. Desire to participate in school improvement initiatives

C. Willingness to complete school make-up work

D. Concern for the well being of others

E. Has demonstrated leadership potential

Please contact me with the names of any student that exhibit any of the "G.O.L.D" criteria.

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In the month of October I will begin doing Personal Education Plans with all students in the 1st and 4th grades. This process supports and encourages goal setting at an early age for students and families. I will work hard at not removing students during instructional time. Thank you in advance for your support and collaborative spirit.
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We are 4 weeks into our classroom guidance groups. We have covered:

  • The Role of The School Counselor
  • Getting To Know You (Strengths & Weaknesses)
  • Building positive relationships(Friendship Soup)
In order to best serve our school community via small groups and individual support, I have created a needs assessment survey. I sent the survey to each staff member via google docs but there seems to be a glitch. Please allow me until Monday to repair the glitch and resend it. Please complete the survey and submit it by October 1, 2014. Thank you for your patience and support.
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  • Hispanic Heritage Awareness Month, September 15 - October 15
  • Men Make a Difference Day, October 13, 2014
  • Clean Up Green Up - October 18, 2014
  • Red Ribbon Week - October 23-31, 2014

Details for all activities will be forthcoming