Whitney Wolves Weekly News

9/18/2020 Stretch your thinking...

Principal message...

Week two, SUCCESS! Students arrived for both cohorts A and B with smiles on their faces. Distance learners joined us via TEAMs. Each day is getting easier, and each day we are learning new ways of engaging in learning.

Thank you to all our families for helping this year get off to a great start.

Have a wonderful weekend.

-Mrs. Flanaghan

Important Updates:

  1. Technology is now in the hands of all students. As per the Student/Parent iPad Agreement, please do not load or delete any software/applications to or from the iPad. Messages has been disabled on all student accounts. Please do not add any personal accounts, being the devices are school issued and intended for the sole purpose of school related applications.
  2. Picture Day: Cohort A 11/2/2020, Retakes for Cohort A 12/8/2020
  3. Picture Day Cohort B 10/30, Retakes for Cohort B12/10
  4. PTO Meeting 9/30 @6:00 Zoom
  5. I Ready Math and Ready assessments continue

Upcoming in October:

  1. No School 10/12-10/13
  2. October 28th Early Release

Attendance Information for Parents:

For Parents/Guardians:

· Please make sure to call the Absentee Line at (860) 763-7497 if your child is going to be Absent on any given day.

· If your child is a Remote Learner and is not going to be logging in, please call the office.

· If your child is expected to be attending class in person based on his/her cohort, but will be logging on to class from home instead, please call the office and provide a reason for Attendance purposes (i.e. not feeling well, medical appointment, missed bus, etc.)

· If your child is a Remote Learner and needs to miss a portion of the day due to a medical appointment, please contact your student’s teacher.

· If your child is a Remote Learner, or Distance Learning based on his/her cohort, and is having Technical Difficulties, please reach out to the teacher through TEAMS. If the teacher is unavailable, please call the office.

We want to make sure that we are recording Student Attendance accurately based on this new way of attending school. We are always here to help, so if you have any questions or issues, please feel free to reach out to the Office at (860) 763-7540.


ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Modified Hybrid/In School LUNCH & BREAKFAST MENUS Elementary breakfast and lunch will be served to the student in the classroom. We will now be adding a different third choice of meals to the Elementary Lunches. The third choice will change every 2 weeks.

***COLD LUNCH MEAL PLATE*** Updated Menu for Week of September 23- October 4, 2020 Wrapped tray contains all 4 components: Protein, Grain, Vegetable, Fruit Choice of Milk is served separately.

CHOICE OF ONE MEAL: ▪ Turkey & American Cheese Sandwich ▪ Cheese Sandwich ▪ Chewy Soft Pretzel with String Cheese All meals include the following: Crunchy Raw Vegetable of the Day (For example: baby carrots or cucumber slices) Fruit of the day (for example: apple slices or peach cup) Milk - choice of white or chocolate.

LUNCH PRICE = $1.75 Paid status, $.40 Reduced status, $0 for Free Status MILK CAN PURCHASED IF BRINGING A LUNCH FROM HOME $ .50


Breakfast Bag consists of: Cereal, Fruit Punch 100% Juice, Graham Crackers Choice of Milk is served separately: White or Chocolate Additional fruit choice is available, changes daily. Cereal in bag: • Monday & Thursday: Cinnamon Toast Crunch • Tuesday & Friday: Cinnamon Toast Crunch, then Cocoa Puffs available starting Friday September 18th Unfortunately, bags are made up before students arrive so, there is no choice available.

BREAKFAST PRICE = $1.00 Paid status, $.25 Reduced status, $0 for Free Status

PAYING FOR MEALS: ONLINE PAYMENTS ARE HIGHLY RECCOMMENDED, however, if you must send cash or check, we will take payments brought to school if they are in a sealed envelope marked with the students first and last name, homeroom and what the money should be used for ( lunch, milk breakfast...) NO CHANGE WILL BE GIVEN BACK; THE FULL AMOUNT YOU SEND IN WILL BE APPLIED TO THE STUDENTS ACCOUNT. *****MENU IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE AT ANY TIME*****


This week in history:

Suffrage isn’t Simple

August 18, 1920. In the third row of the legislative chamber in Nashville, Tennessee, 24 year-old Harry Burn sits with a red rose pinned to his lapel. He's there to vote on the 19th Amendment, which will determine if women nationwide will be able to vote. Burn’s shocking, unexpected vote, “yes,” will turn the tides of history, even though women had already been voting for decades before 1920, and many women still won't be able to vote for decades to come. So, what did the 19th Amendment actually do for women in America? And what, on this 100th anniversary, does it show us about our own right to vote today? Courtesy of the History Channel

To Fight a Virus, and Win

May 14, 1796. Edward Jenner puts a theory to the test: can contracting one disease save you from another? Jenner goes down in history as the man who brought us one of the greatest advances in modern medicine: the vaccine. Its discovery led to the eradication of smallpox, a virus that killed an estimated 300 million people in the 20th century alone and one of two diseases to ever be defeated. But the story of that first vaccine begins long before Jenner was even born. How did an unlikely trio in Colonial America pave the way for Jenner’s life-saving innovation? And how did a strange sequence of events help us defeat one of the oldest and deadliest diseases in human history? Courtesy of the History Channel

Freedom Summer, 1964

June 21, 1964. James Chaney, Michael Schwerner and Andrew Goodman, three civil rights activists in their early twenties, are reported missing in Mississippi. They are part of the first wave of Freedom Summer, a massive voter registration campaign in the racist heart of the South, Mississippi. The first interracial movement of its kind, the project was led by black southern organizers and staffed by both black and white volunteers. The movement’s leader, Bob Moses, joins this episode to explain how the disappearance of those three men brought the Civil Rights movement into the homes of white Americans – and what Freedom Summer can teach us about moving the wheels of progress today.Courtesy of the History Channel