Celebrating a New Year at Wadsworth

Wadsworth Warrior News

A Letter from the Principal

Dear Parents and Guardians,

We are off to a smooth start to the New Year. This year, we have many fun and exciting new things going on at Wadsworth. Please make sure to mark your calendars...it is going to go by quickly!
1. Second marking period report cards were sent home on Friday, January 8th. Please make sure to review your child's progress, sign the report card, answer the question about parents being in the armed forces during the 2015-2016 school year and return the report cards to school by Wednesday, January 13th.
2. Over break, Wadsworth was fortunate to receive new, hi-def cameras to replace the old system. These cameras were part of a three year plan. The high/middle schools and Ready Elementary school were part of years one and two. Beiriger and Wadsworth were part of year three. These cameras will help ensure the safety and security of your children at Wadsworth.
3. Our PTC and Student Council have been hard at work planning many wonderful events for the remainder of the school year. Please check these events out and let us know if you are interested in volunteering to make these events the best they can be for our students. I hope everyone enjoyed their holiday break and are ready for the New Year!
4. Congratulations to our students and their families for helping Wadsworth get to 97.07% attendance rate for the first semester! We had seven classes that tied for having a 98% attendance rate for the first semester! These classes will receive a popcorn and movie party for their hard work. Let's keep up the good work this nine weeks and shoot for 98%! We can do it!
5. Congratulations to Mrs. Shiperek's fifth grade class for earning 1200 blue ribbons on Study Island. They have been working very hard during the first semester to earn their blue ribbons. Keep up the good work! We cannot wait to see how many blue ribbons they earn this semester!

Educationally yours,

Mrs. Melanie McClure

Mark Your Calendars for these Exciting Upcoming Events

Penny Wars

Monday, Jan. 11th, 8:30am to Friday, Jan. 15th, 2:30pm

600 North Jay Avenue

Griffith, IN

Our Student Council and PTC have partnered together to sponsor a Penny War Challenge to help raise money for a Wadsworth family. These family recently found out that their father has brain cancer and will be undergoing treatments in Chicago this year. Please help us support these students and their family by participating in this wonderful event. Students can bring in change of all types and dollars to try to raise the most money. There will be one winner in the primary hall and one winner in the intermediate hall. Thank you for your help and support in this great endeavor!

No School...Martin Luther King Day

Monday, Jan. 18th, 8:30am-2:30pm

600 North Jay Avenue

Griffith, IN

There will be no school on Monday, January 18th in observance of Martin Luther King day. If we have a snow day prior to Monday, this is a make-up day in our calendar, and we will have school.

Box Tops Collection

Monday, Jan. 11th, 8:30am to Wednesday, Feb. 17th, 2:30pm

600 North Jay Avenue

Griffith, IN

There will be two winners, one class in the primary hall and one class in the intermediate hall. Please help raise money for our school and students by bringing in box tops to your homeroom teachers.

Pop Tabs for Riley Children's Hospital

Monday, Jan. 11th, 8:30am

600 North Jay Avenue

Griffith, IN

Our Student Council is sponsoring an event in support of Riley Children's Hospital. Please turn in pop tabs or tabs from soup containers to your homeroom teachers. These tabs will in turn raise money for Riley Children's Hospital. This is a great cause for a great organization. Wadsworth Elementary School has many students and families that go there every year for medical care. Thank you for your help and support!

Plastic Caps for a Buddy Bench

Monday, Jan. 11th, 8:30am

600 North Jay Avenue

Griffith, IN

Our school is collecting plastic caps from water bottles, laundry detergent, plastic containers, pop bottles, etc. to get a bench made from these recycled materials. We will be collecting caps over the next few months and then will compete with local area schools to see if we have collected the most caps for a bench. Our hopes are to win one of the benches and turn it into a buddy bench that will go on our playground. Please help support this great event that will benefit our students here at Wadsworth!

Mid-Winter Break

Friday, Feb. 12th, 2:30pm to Monday, Feb. 15th, 2:30pm

600 North Jay Avenue

Griffith, IN

There will be no school on Friday, February 12th and Monday, February 15th due to mid-winter break. If there are snow days, these are make-up days in our school calendar.

ISTEP+ Applied Skills

Monday, Feb. 29th, 8:30am

600 North Jay Avenue

Griffith, IN

Third through sixth grade students will participate in the Applied Skills portion of ISTEP+. Please make sure that your child/ren are getting a good nights sleep and eating a good, healthy breakfast. We appreciate your help and support as our students take these important tests!

IREAD-3 Test

Monday, March 14th, 8:30am to Friday, March 18th, 2:30pm

600 North Jay Avenue

Griffith, IN

Our third grade students will participate in the IREAD-3 test during this week. This test determines whether or not your child will move on to fourth grade. Please make sure that your child/ren are getting a good nights sleep and eating a good, healthy breakfast. We appreciate your help and support as our students take these important tests!

Daddy Daughter Dance-A Night in Paris

Friday, March 18th, 5-7pm

600 North Jay Avenue

Griffith, IN

Our PTC is in the planning stages for our Daddy Daughter Dance. The theme this year is a Night in Paris. Tickets will cost $30/couple and $5 for each additional child. We will hav ea photo booth there to capture all of the memories from the night! Please attend this wonderful event for all of our dads and their daughters out there!