Colt Family Communicator

Welcome to the William Wells Brown Monthly Newsletter!

January 2022

Mission: We, The Promise Academy at William Wells Brown, are a caring, committed

community with high expectations, accountability, growth mindset and

positivity empowering confident learners and leaders of tomorrow in

an evolving global society.

Vision: We, as leaders of today, will achieve excellence and uplift the community

through “OUR PROMISE” to build resilient scholars and create leaders of


“Be the Change…Change the World!"

Volume 2 Issue 2

Mrs. H's Corner!

Welcome back, Colt Families!

The new year has started off cold and snowy! We were so excited to see our students back this week! We've missed everyone. As the new year, and new semester starts, we want to continue to engage our families. We have a lot of fun and exciting evens coming up this semester:

  1. Basketball League and Little Dribbler's Clinic Game
  2. Exhibition Night #2
  3. Coffee and Dinner with the Principal
  4. Family Learning Nights
  5. Student Lead Family Conferences

We can't wait to see you again soo!

Here are some Positive Parenting Tips for January:

Remember to Have Fun!

Laughter is the glue that keeps families together, so try to find something fun or funny to share with children at least once a day. Ideas: try a knock-knock joke, watch a cartoon (appropriate for kids) together, find a funny video to share.

Have a Special Meal Together at Least Once a Week:

This doesn’t have to be fancy or expensive – how about a picnic lunch (or supper) on a blanket (or plastic tablecloth) on the living room floor? A fancy “dress-up” meal at the table by candlelight? Pick your pizza (toppings – you can buy prepared pizza crusts and sauce and let everyone make suggestions for toppings)? A backwards, upside down, crazy meal: dessert is first –upside down cake (of course!), then exotic foods like octopus steaks (really chicken), green spaghetti (really – it’s made with spinach), and far out fruit (how about trying a fresh pineapple, coconut, or mangoes) – the possibilities are endless and fun. . . and usually edible!

Take Time for Yourself

Plan for and set aside some time to take care of you! Whether that is asking a friend to watch the kids for a couple of hours so you can have a long, peaceful, (and most importantly) uninterrupted bath, going out with your partner or friends, or just taking time to do something you enjoy – you can’t meet children’s needs consistently if you don’t take care of yourself!

Have a Happy, Safe, and Warm January!!!

Dress Code

WWB is a dress code school. Students should be in dress code Monday through Thursday, unless they have a dress down pass. Friday is a dress down day! There are many benefits of a dress code in school:

  1. A dress code promotes a more serious school atmosphere which emphasizes academics and promotes good behavior.
  2. Dress codes have proven to increase student achievement by encouraging students to concentrate more on their studies and less on what they're wearing.
  3. Dress codes reduce social conflict and peer pressure that may be associated with appearance.

These are just a few benefits. We have relaxed the dress code since the dress code was first started. Below is a short list of our dress code:

  1. Any collared shirt (solid, stripes, design, etc.). As long as it has a collar, it is allowed.
  2. Khaki material pants--ANY color.
  3. Girls may wear uniform dress or jumper.
  4. No hoodies allowed!
  5. Leggings, jeggings, and tights can be worn under school uniform clothing.
  6. School t-shirts may be worn as a dress code shirt, but students must still wear the appropriate dress code pants, skirts, etc. on the bottom. Special Casual days will be scheduled throughout the year.

We also talk to our students about no matter what we do, there is a dress code. If you're a doctor or nurse at a hospital, you will see them in scrubs. If you are a judge, you will be in a robe. If you work at a restaurant, you may have a certain shirt or dress code attire to wear. Having a dress code is something that will last with our scholars for the rest of their lives.

Our staff will be enforcing dress code to keep consistency among students. If you need assistance with dress code clothing, please reach out to our Family Resource Coordinator, Ms. Walters or your child's teacher.

A Little Fun Before Winter Break!

Looking Ahead...Please Note Our 2021-2022 District Calendar!

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*2nd-5th Grade Basketball League starts this month!

Tuesday, January 11: 4:30pm PreK-1st Grade Basketball Clinic

5:30pm PreK-1st Grade Basketball Game!

Wednesday, January 12: NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS!

Monday, January 17: MLK Day--No School!

Little Dribblers' Basketball Game!

Tuesday, January 11 we will have our first Little Dribbler's basketball games!

The doors will open for families to enter the gym at 5:20. We will start games right at 5:30. Families will be required to wear masks and social distance on the marked off tape on the bleachers. Each child participating will receive a team shirt and certificate.

Come out and cheer on your basketball player!

WWB In-House Basketball League!

Our In-House Basketball league will begin this month!

Each team's coach will be reaching out to each player regarding practices. Information will be going home with students who have signed up next week. Families, please make sure to drop your child off on time and pick up on time for each practice.

We will send home the basketball schedule home with all families soon. Please come out to support!

Send Us Your Team Schedules!

We LOVE to support our Colts both in and out of the classroom! If your student plays a sport, dances, etc., outside of school, please send us your child's schedule(s)! You never know who might pop up!😊

Email to the Principal at
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COVID Reporting

We are following all COVID-19 precautions throughout the building. We need you to partner with us! If you, or a family member tests positive for COVID-19, in order to keep all of our students and staff safe, you will need to report it in one of the following places:

Call: (859) 381-FCPS (3277)
Complete the online form:

If your child is exposed to COVID-19, they will be required to quarantine for 10 days. They can test out of quarantine, with a negative test result, after the 6th day.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact us in the front office!

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First Friday Celebration!

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On the first Friday of each month, our school gathers to celebrate the month's achievements of our scholars!

  • Golden Horseshoe awards for Special Area Classes and other areas.
  • Individual awards for Highest and Most Growth in Reading and Math
  • Student of the Month Awards
  • Birthday Song for birthdays during that celebrated month
  • Team Building activity

We learn lots, but want to have fun as well! Our First Friday Celebrations are a way for us to celebrate our accomplishments while learning to cheer on our classmates!

Greetings From the Clinic!

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Hello from the WWB School Based Clinic!

Did You Know?!: Another way to decrease your chances of getting sick this fall is to make sure you are drinking 8 glasses of water a day, getting 8 hours of sleep at night, and taking a daily multivitamin. This keeps your immune system healthy and able to fight off germs that come your way.

REMINDER: HealthFirst Clinic at William Wells Brown is open 8am-4pm Monday- Friday. We offer sick visits, COVID testing, sports physicals, well child check-ups, immunizations, and behavioral health care to any children 0-18, even if your child does not have insurance. Please call us at 381-3172 with any questions.

Meet the staff:

Clinic Clerk: Kathy Brooks

Nurse Practitioner & APRN Lead: Lauren Bauer, APRN

Nurse Coordinator: Emily Moore, RN, BSN

Behavioral Health Therapist: Nahtahna Hering, LCSW

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Nahtahna Hering, LCSW

Greetings from your friendly clinic therapist, Nahtanha Hering, LCSW. I wanted to take the chance to reach out to all of you now that we have gotten a few weeks of virtual learning behind us. I know from working with some of my patients that many families and students are experiencing issues or stress from doing virtual learning, such as keeping kids focused and on task during the class sessions, getting the work completed, and dealing with emotional/behavioral issues in the home. If anyone has concerns about a specific child or family feel free to refer them to me. I would be happy to reach out to the family and discuss starting services. I am able to assist students with issues such as ADHD, depression, anxiety, and anger. I can also work with parents on developing good behavioral modification strategies to use in the home. Please reach out to the clinic if you have any questions or need to contact me. Thanks.