This Week at Winsor

Our Weekly Highlights

End of Year Celebrations

Although June is months away, we want our families in Grades K and 5 to have plenty of notice regarding our end of year festivities. Our Grade 5 Moving Up/DARE celebration will take place on Monday, June 8th at 12:30pm in the Winsor Cafeteria. Our K Stepping Up ceremony will take place on Thursday, June 11th at 9am. Please be sure to hold these dates if you have a student or students in one (or both) of these grades.


Unification Meeting

This past week, families and staff from Winsor and McCabe gathered to craft a vision for our future school community. By beginning to integrate our families and cultures now, we provide an excellent opportunity for partnership going forward. We have many ideas of how we can connect going forward, ranging from school based events to PTO sponsored activities, and community organizations. There are, and will continue to be, chances to join our group. Even if you could not attend our first meeting, please contact Lisa Petrone at lpetrone@smithfield-ps.org if you would like to join.


Surveyworks

One excellent way to offer feedback on our school is to participate in Surveyworks. This platform covers everything from academics to safety to instruction to culture. We greatly value your feedback. We do review the results annually and use the input to make potential changes, so please make your voice heard. I have sent out the school code via email earlier this week. I f you cannot find it, please call the school and we can provide it to you. The direct link to the survey is here:

https://surveys.panoramaed.com/ride/login


Indoor Recess Cart

In an effort to make Indoor Recess more fun during these cold winter months (or anytime we have bad weather and can't go outside), the Winsor PTO is creating Indoor Recess Carts! These carts will be packed with activities for Winsor students to enjoy when they can't get outside.

Donations collected from Wacky Wednesday Spirit Days will go towards purchasing items. Also the Ninivaggi Family has offered to utilize their Hasbro Employee discount to help us purchase Hasbro games at a discounted price and Mike Brennan has generously offered to donate his Dell Technologies charitable donation stipend to support this cause. But we could use your help too! If you have gently used games or activity items that your family is no longer using please consider donating them. Please don't feel you have to go out and buy new items.


We are looking for any of the following items to help create some fun indoor recess days for our Winsor Students. If you can donate any of the following items please send them in by Thursday, January 23rd.


Spelling Bee Winners

Congratulations to our classroom spelling bee top finishers:

Luca Savastano

Ella Handweger

Mia Howard

Shayna Londono

Ava Levesque

Logan Mendoza

Levi Foster

Tianna Cost


These students will compete in our school bee next week, with the top two finishers moving on to the district bee. Way to go!


School Improvement Team

Please join us on February 6th at 6:30pm for our School Improvement Team meeting. Please note this date change. We will review our School Improvement Plan at the meeting. Even if you have been unable to attend previous meetings, we hope you can join us. Thank you!


Lost and Found

While many items have been claimed, there are still several items remaining. As such, we have made an extension to our pick up date: Items remaining past Tuesday, January 21st will be donated to Big Sisters of Rhode Island.


Post Card Contest

The American Heart Association is sponsoring a postcard contest.All postcards that are submitted will be entered into the Winsor contest as well as the American Heart Association’s Contest (details have been sent home with students). There will be a winner chosen for each grade level at Winsor. Winners will be announced and celebrated at the Family Wellness Celebration on Wednesday, January 29 at 5:30 at Smithfield High School.


In order to be entered into the Winsor contest, postcards must be returned to school by Monday, January 27.


No School Monday

In observance of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, there is no school on Monday. We look forward to the return of our students on Tuesday, January 21st. Have a wonderful weekend!

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