Patriot Peek at the Week

October 26-30

A MESSAGE FROM THE PRINCIPAL

Hello Patriot Families!


We are gearing up for Red Ribbon week! Students will be learning all about how to stay healthy and drug free throughout the week while also participating in fun activities and dressing up. Our Junior High Student Council chose our dress-up days and made the video below to explain them to you. We hope you will join in the fun each day!


On Friday, students will be encouraged to wear a costume. Please be sure that your child's costume is appropriate for school. This will be a full day of school. Students will still be going to recess, PE, and learning in their costume. Costumes should adhere to our school dress code, not be too scary/gory for our younger learners, and be easy enough for students to take on/off without assistance. Please see below for more details about this special day.


Families will also have the opportunity to participate in our first StoryWalks of the year. Wolf Ridge has teamed up with the Bunker Hill Library to host two StoryWalks in our town next week. Read more about this great activity below.


Let's make it another SWEET week at Wolf Ridge!


Sincerely,

Mrs. Ronen

Mrs. Ronen's Virtual Office

Click here to go to Mrs. Ronen's Virtual Principal's Office! Check out the new video announcements for the week. Each week, I will begin inviting special student guests to join me.

JOIN US FOR RED RIBBON WEEK

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Red Ribbon Week

JOIN US FOR A STORYWALK

StoryWalk® is an innovative and delightful way for children — and adults! — to enjoy reading and the outdoors at the same time. Laminated pages from a children's book are attached to wooden stakes, which are installed along an outdoor path. As you stroll down the trail, you're directed to the next page in the story. Check out the flier below for more information about our Bunker Hill StoryWalks for October 25th-31st. This is a safe way for us to encourage families to stay active and read together. Please maintain social distance while reading the stories along our paths and HAVE FUN! Be sure to post pictures on social media with #StoryWalk #BHill8 #BHLibrary or email pictures to sronen@bhcusd.org.
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Class Parties on Friday, October 30th

Students in all grades will be encouraged to wear a costume on this day. Please be sure that your child's costume is appropriate for school. This will be a full day of school. Students will still be playing at recess, going to PE, and learning in their costume. Costumes should adhere to our school dress code, not be too scary/gory for our younger learners, and be easy enough for students to take on/off without assistance.


Each student will receive a treat bag filled with goodies safely prepared by our cafeteria staff and Parents for Kids. These bags are made possible with the many donations from our BHCUSD8 staff and families. If you would like to donate, there is still time! Send your monetary donation in an envelope marked "PFK" to the Wolf Ridge Office or click on the link below to see the letter from PFK for more information about electronic donations. Any additional funds will be used for future classroom parties and events.


While we will not have our traditional costume parade this year, students will still participate in fun activities in the classrooms with their teachers. I plan on taking lots of pictures and videos to post on social media and share with you through this newsletter.

PFK DONATION INFORMATION LETTER

Click on this button to view the PFK Letter that was sent home with more information about how to donate for our treat bags and class parties this school year.

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PREK FAMILIES ENJOYED PUMPKIN DECORATING

Our preschool families were invited to a family event last Friday. Each child was able to invite a special adult to help them decorate a pumpkin, learn about color mixing, and listen to the story, The Little Old Lady Who Wasn't Afraid of Anything. We would like to thank everyone that was able to join us for this event. While we needed to stay six feet apart, wear masks, and be outdoors, this event was another great example of how we can still include our families in a safe way. Our preschool students really enjoyed sharing this learning experience with you!

Social Emotional Learning (SEL) Activities

We understand the great importance of teaching the whole child. Therefore, at Wolf Ridge, we focus on both academics and social-emotional learning. Students' mental health, overall well-being, and social skills are being addressed in many ways this school year.


Our teachers are spending the first fifteen minutes of each day focusing on simply building a strong classroom community and supporting students' social-emotional learning. We want our students to know that we truly care!


Ms. Trista Manar is our Family and Student Advocate. She is here to support our families and help with needs outside of school that may impact your child. She checks-in with students that need reminders or a positive affirmation to keep them on the right track. Ms. Manar also visits each of our classrooms weekly to provide instruction on social skills and various character traits using our Second Step curriculum. This week, students went on a StoryWalk to read I am Enough. Students then wrote what they liked about themselves most on our special wall. If your child hasn't already talked to you about what they are learning with Ms. Manar, be sure to ask them!


Did you know your child can receive counseling services from Maple Street Clinic right here at Wolf Ridge? We currently have two counselors that visit our school twice a week to provide counseling for students during school hours that have registered for it. If you feel your child would benefit from counseling, please email tmanar@bhcusd.org. We will then send home paperwork that should be completed in order to obtain permission. These services are completely FREE to our students when receiving counseling at school. This is just another way that we are working to meet the needs of the whole child.

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- TODAY = 1st Quarter Report Cards

Report cards are available for viewing/printing on Teacher Ease for the 1st Quarter. You can access your child's report card on the Teacher Ease App by clicking "More" at the bottom of the screen and then "Report Card". You can also access your child's report card by going to teacherease.com and clicking "Report Card" to the left in the quick links section.


PreK and Kindergarten students will receive a paper copy of their report card since they do not receive traditional grades. Email your child's teacher if you have any questions.

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- OCTOBER 26th-30th = RED RIBBBON WEEK

We will learn about ways to stay drug free, participate in fun dress-up days and end our week with a celebration by wearing our costumes.
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- FRIDAYS AT WOLF RIDGE = SPIRIT DAY

Don't forget to show your Patriot pride

WEAR YOUR COSTUME THIS FRIDAY TO PARTICIPATE!


Teachers will count the number of students that participate in their class each Friday. This includes our remote learners, too. The class with the most spirit for the week will be announced each Monday. This class will then receive a whole class reward of their choice. Choices may include an extra recess, game time, special snack, dance party, or prize!

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- November 3rd = Election Day-No School

- November 11th = Veteran's Day-No School

- November 25th-27th = Thanksgiving Break

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