Wakefield Hills Elementary School

Weekly Staff Update 9/19/16-9/23/16

We had a wonderful Open House last week with many families in attendance! I heard many positive comments about our school community. I am very excited that our Mascot now has a name: Timber B. Wolf! This week we gear up for our first five day week! Let's have a wonderful week.

I had the pleasure of attending the RIDE Technology Innovation conference this past Saturday! It was great to see how school district around our state are integrating technology into their classrooms. A very special congratulations to our very own: Heather Roberti, guidance counselor at WHES and GBS who won the Classroom Digital Champion Award! What an amazing honor!!

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Happening this week...

Monday: *IEP Meetings after 11:30am this afternoon.

*Cookie Dough Sales Kick-Off Assembly (9:00am grades K-2 in the Cafeteria, 9:30am grades 3 and 4 in the Cafeteria)

Tuesday: *Fundations Parent Night: 6:30-8:00pm in the WHES Media Center.

*IEP Team Meetings today!

Wednesday: *Steve Krasner Assemblies in the music room. Schedule can be found here.

Thursday: *Voluntary DEP Evaluation meeting with Paul Bovenzi: 2:40-3:40pm in the Media Center.

Friday: Happy Friday!

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Important events, deadlines, etc...

*Thursday, September 29th Steve Krasner will perform a family night at WHES. 6:30-7:30pm.

*WHES Fall Book Fair will be held the week of October 3rd! Look for details from Mrs. Harris over the next few weeks!

*The MegaSkills parent program will be offering sessions again this year with Mrs. Lynn Dion and Mrs. Donna Martini-Proulx. Each session will focus on a different aspect of support for parents.

*10/10/16: Columbus Day- No School

*Tuesday, October 11th: 6:30pm West Warwick School Committee Meeting in the DMS Media Center.

*Wednesday, October 12th: Math Family Night (for grades K-2) featuring Marvelous Marvin at 6:30pm

*Tuesday, October 18th: Math Family Night (for grades 3-4) featuring Marvelous Marvin at 6:30pm

*Thursday, October 13th 4:00-6:30pm WHES Flu Clinic

*Monday, October 24th: WHES BLC Unconference Meeting 2:45-3:15pm

*Wednesday, October 26th: WHES Picture Day! Schedule to follow.

*Thursday, October 27th: Coffee with the Principal 8:30-9:30am: An opportunity for parents to interact with Mrs. Bessette (me) in an informal setting.

*Thursday, November 3rd at 6:30pm will be our Title One/PARCC Report Family Night: PARCC student reports will be sent home to families the week before this night.

*Please feel free to contact me with any other questions or concerns.

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Keynote speech from the Innovation Conference this weekend! It is worth watching to the end!

iNACOL National Conference 2015 Keynote Ted Talk