This Week at Winsor

Spotlight: Spring Into Health Day & 5th Grade Flava

Healthy Students Learn Best

This past Thursday, our entire school came together for Spring Into Health Day. This whole school event educated our students on the value of healthy eating, making nutritional food choices, sustainable planting practices, and eating a balanced diet. Students were treated to a cooking demonstration this morning, displayed on our overhead projector for everyone to see at Morning Meeting. Students then experienced a station rotation; a dietician taught each student group how to read a food label, identifying healthy and unhealthy choices. Students had the opportunity to play the "My Plate" Game- using this new found nutritional information to build a healthy meal. Chef Laurie treated student groups to reading and following a recipe, exposing even our youngest students to the concept of making healthy choices and using healthy ingredients in our food. A very special thank you to Monica Driscoll and David Foster, proud Winsor parents that taught students how to plant a seed that will go into our very own garden to germinate in the spring. Miss Shayna worked with students on sampling fruits and vegetables at the health bar in the cafeteria, teaching students fun food facts along the way. Students also had the opportunity to test their memory skills in the Seed Memory Game in our library. This event supports our policy of health and wellness for all Winsor students and captured key components of our health curriculum; all brought to life in a fun and engaging day of teamwork and school spirit. It is events like these that makes Winsor a true community of learners. Thank you to all of our teachers, staff, our partners at Chartwells, and parent volunteers for making this event come to life.


5th Grade Flava

On Tuesday, our Grade 5 students performed 5th Grade Flava for both a school and parent audiences. This interactive program, incorporating dance, music, art, and movement provides our students with a chance to integrate key elements of the curricula as a showcase for the skills students have learned this year. Students practiced for several weeks leading up to this event, highlighting the value of persistence and grit, two key elements of a Growth Mindset, a focal point for students this trimester. Grade 5 students also grappled with the real life skill of performing in front of an audience, something students will be asked to do as they progress up the grade levels. We are so proud of our Grade 5 students; their hard work truly paid off in the form of two amazing shows. Way to go!


News and Notes

For Grade 5 Families- Please save the Date: Thursday, May 16th: Visit to GMS @ 6:30pm. More information coming soon.


March 14th- Winsor Concert (SHS @ 5:30pm)

March 16th- State Spelling Bee (Lincoln Middle School)

March 20th- School Improvement Team @ 3:30 (Winsor Library)

March 20th- PTO Meeting @ 7:00pm (Winsor Cafeteria)

March 30th- Winsor Gala

April 2nd & April 3rd- ELA RICAS Assessment (Grades 3,4, & 5)


SurveyWorks Update

Thank you to the 45 families that have taken the time to offer feedback through Surveyworks. Please, if you have not done so already, complete the Surveyworks questionnaire. The window closes on March 31st. Please use the password previously sent. We are seeking 100% family participation this year. Please help us reach our goal. You may access the survey here:


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


Your feedback is essential to our constant, continual efforts towards improvement.


Smithfield Education Foundation

The Smithfield Education Foundation is seeking new members. Please attend the next meeting, scheduled for Monday, March 11th in the media center at Smithfield High School. Please see the link below for more information about this important organization.


http://smithfieldtimesri.net/2019/03/smithfield-education-foundation-seeks-members/



School Improvement Update

Our SIT meeting on March 20th will focus on planning efforts for the 2019-2020 school year. It is hard to believe that we are close to entering the spring season and our third trimester. Our trajectory for full implementation of this year's goals remains on-track. Therefore, we need to focus our planning efforts on our major goals and objectives for next year. We are looking to expand our Responsive Classroom practitioners group. Our early adopters did an outstanding job laying the foundation for our second cohort group, scheduled to train this upcoming August. Educators across all grade levels continue to utilize the Collins Writing Approach. We are eager to see further progression as we plan for year two of this program. Please join us for more conversation on March 20th.


Thank you for your continued partnership. Enjoy the weekend!

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