Whitney Wolves Weekly Dec. 17th

Merry everything!


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Due to the cancellation of the Winterfest, we at Eli Whitney are creating a video of our students creativity with researching cultures, traditions, and celebrations around the world. Please look forward to our mini choral and decorated doors presentation. We are sure that you will enjoy viewing the students as much as they enjoyed participating in these learning activities.
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Has Your Contact Information Changed Recently?

Dear Caregivers,

There's nothing sadder than having a sick student in the nursing office all day because we weren't able to reach their family. Never mind the fright caused when the student isn't on the bus home or we can't reach a family during an emergency.

Please, please check that your information is up to date in our system. It is important to update your information any time there is a phone number change or change of address. You can check your current information and update it if necessary, in the PowerSchool Parent Portal and through School Messenger. Both can be found halfway down the District's homepage: http://www.enfieldschools.org/

Safety Protocols for Identification of Close Contact w/Positive Case

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All progress reports will begin to be sent home electronically, beginning January 7th. Instructions for accessing your child's(rens) progress report will be available in the first newsletter of the new year. Please make sure to update your email/contact information. The link is provided above and can also be found on the District webpage.


PJ Day for the Kids 2021

Coats and Cold Weather Attire

Now that the mornings are chilly and school days are starting in the 20's, it's time to pull out coats and the rest of your child's cold weather attire! While most days are still warm during midday recess, our frequent mask breaks mean that students get some outdoor time throughout the morning when it's still chilly. I always recommend that families put their child's name on the tag of their winter gear to help avoid mix ups with other students' like colored gear.

If you need a hand with cold weather gear for your child, please reach out to the FRC. They are wonderful and will help point you in the right direction. https://www.enfield-ct.gov/375/Family-Resource-Center

LOST and FOUND has been filling up. If your child has lost a coat, sweatshirt, hat, pair of gloves, vest or any other item, please have them stop by our office and look for it in our lost and found.

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We are all living through a hectic time and plugging in an iPad overnight can be easily overlooked. However, in order for students to fully participate, we need to make sure that iPads are coming to school charged and ready to go!


Technology Update

Computer Science Education Week is held each year in recognition of the birthday of computing pioneer Admiral Grace Murray Hopper (December 9, 1906) who invented the first compiler and coined the term “bug” (an error in a program) after removing an actual moth from a computer in 1947. The initial goal of CSEdWeek was to raise awareness about the need to increase computer science education at all levels & make known the need for computing in all careers.

Our students have recently participated in the Hour of Code which takes place every year during Computer Science Education Week. The Hour of Code introduces students all over the world to computer science, encourages them to learn more, break stereotypes & leaves them feeling empowered. Students in grades 3-5 spent time on various coding activities with fun themes like Star Wars, The Grinch and Minecraft. When you have a moment, visit the Hour of Code website & see what the excitement is all about! https://hourofcode.com/us/learn

More information about Computer Science Education Week and the Hour of Code can be found by visiting: https://www.csedweek.org/ https://hourofcode.com/files/hoc-one-pager.pdf

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Congratulations Robotics Award Winners!

Please help us congratulate these Whitney students on winning the Robotics Award at the LEGO First League Competition this weekend.

Logan Flores

Cameron Nason

Hayley Tarnowicz

Landon Dube

Tommy Foster

Brooke Thompson

Kalina Kurgan

John Taylor

Joe Wierzbicki

My Le

Arielle Flores

Wreaths Across America Parade Celebration!

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Hartford Families:

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EPS: Employment opportunities throughout the district

Enfield Public Schools is always looking for people passionate about working with kids to join our team. Follow the link below to see what kinds of positions we have available around the district.