Winskill Weekly

Together, we are better

Welcome to the Best Tuesday of the Week!

Meeting students as they were arriving each morning last week, my greeting of "Welcome to the best ______ of the week!" was returned with huge smiles of enthusiasm and choruses of "It's going to be an awesome day!", "I can't wait to see what we'll do today!" and "I love being back!" Seriously, how could anyone have a bad day after a start like that? Not convinced? Feel free to join me out front!

Speaking of "out front" , based upon the weather forecast, it looks like we may have our first chance to utilize the "Cone Plan" tomorrow morning. We will be placing a cone out in front of the Presentation Room entrance, as well as the 4K and front office, as a signal to students that they will be inside due to inclement weather. Please be sure to review with your students what activities they may do during Inside Recess, remembering that we do not want to rely upon movies as an activity. Board games, free drawing, etc... are options to explore.

Mark Bezos: A life lesson from a volunteer firefighter

Positive Parent Contact

As we enter our second week of the new school year, I would like to challenge each of you to make a positive family contact EVERY day. You cannot believe what it does for the student, the family, and yourself. Carve out 5 minutes each day to reach out - you won't regret it.

That doesn't mean that you shouldn't contact parents if there is an issue, but once parents understand that you see the good in their child, they are much more likely to be supportive when there is an issue that needs to be addressed. Please be sure to keep track of your parent contacts in whatever format works best for you.