Wynford Elementary Newsletter


From the Desk of Mrs. Ratliff

Have you set goals for the New Year? Have you been sticking to your action steps? We have talked a lot at school about goals we want to reach at home, at school and in our personal lives. Students in grades 3-6 often meet with their accountability partners during morning meetings in order to check in with one another, cheer each other on and encourage each other to keep working towards success!

As many of you know, illness has been running rampant in the district. Several fliers have been sent home about how to keep your students from getting sick and when to keep them home from school. It would take 30% of the school population to be absent in order to consider closing the school. We appreciate that you keep students home when they are sick, and they are excused as long as you call the office.

Conferences are in February, information for the online sign up will be sent home soon. We look forward to meeting with you, please take time to make an appointment with your child's teacher!

Students have been getting monthly Leadership Logs to fill out. Each student who turns it in will get a spirit stick and the chance to win additional prizes. The first one was sent home over the holidays and 167 students turned their's in, with kindergartners turning in the most. January's Leadership Log is due to the school by this Friday, February 7th. Throughout the year we will track how many are turned in, always hoping to get more turned in each month. The winning grade level will win a final prize. The goal of the Leadership Logs is to have students use the 7 Habits at home and help you, as families, use them, too!

Please contact us with any questions or concerns!

Yours in Education,

Nelle Ratliff

419.562.4619, ext 302


From the Desk of Mrs. Taylor-Sheldon

The Good News Club, sponsored by Child Evangelism Fellowship of Morrow-Ashland-Richland-Crawford-Knox counties, is being conducted by our art teacher Doug Lillo and our reading intervention teacher Lynne Fisher after school every Monday! A blue permission slip came home for you to grant permission for your child to attend from after school until 4:45, when they are picked up at the flagpole.

Good News Club includes: Bible lessons, singing, verse memorization and other activities. A snack will be provided after school.

If you have questions, please contact Amy Taylor-Sheldon or Doug Lillo at school.

We hope to see you next Monday!

7 Habits Review--Habit 4--Think Win-Win

Most of us learn to base our self-worth on comparisons and competition. We think about succeeding in terms of someone else failing--that is, if I win, you lose; or if you win, I lose. Life becomes a zero-sum game. There is only so much pie to go around, and if you get a big piece, there is less for me; it's not fair, and I'm going to make sure you don't get anymore. We all play the game, but how much fun is it really.

Win-win sees life as a cooperative arena, not a competitive one. Win-win is a frame of mind and heart that constantly seeks mutual benefit in all human interactions. Win-win means agreements or solutions are mutually beneficial and satisfying. We both get to eat the pie, and it tastes pretty darn good!

A person or organization that approaches conflicts with a win-win attitude possesses three vital character traits:

  1. Integrity: sticking with your true feelings, values, and commitments
  2. Maturity: expressing your ideas and feelings with courage and consideration for the ideas and feelings of others
  3. Abundance Mentality: believing there is plenty for everyone

Wynford Elementary

Serving students preschool through 6th grade

Finding the Genius in Every Child!

Every Child...Every Day...Every Dream...Is our Passion!

Wynford Local Schools Mission Statement

We have Royal Pride!






Upcoming Dates

Monday, Feb 3--Clubs and Smoothie Sale for the 4th grade fundraiser towards "Shoes that Grow"

Friday, Feb 7--District Wide Winter Pep Rally

Wednesday, Feb 12--3rd Quarter Mid-Term

Friday, Feb 14--9:00 Valentine’s Party, 10:00 2nd Quarter Honor’s Assembly

Mid-terms sent home with students

Monday, Feb 17--No School--Presidents’ Day

Tuesday, Feb 18--Crawford County Park District Puppet Show for PK-2

Parent-Teacher Conferences--4:00-7:30

Wednesday, Feb 19--PTO Meeting--4th grade featured

Thursday, Feb 20--Board of Education Meeting--5:30

Friday, Feb 21--Kick off for Jump Rope for Heart

Thursday, Feb 27--Parent-Teacher Conferences--5:00-8:30

School-Wide Fundraiser

This year, we are focusing our efforts to support, "Shoes that Grow."

Over 1.5 billion people suffer from soil transmitted diseases worldwide.

Without shoes we are vulnerable to soil-transmitted diseases and parasites that can cause illness and even death.

Since children’s feet grow so quickly, they often outgrow donated shoes within a year

Shoes that Grow can help with outgrown shoes





Already the first graders have collected $525 from their annual cookie sale. The fourth graders sold smoothies to support this effort and raised $264 and plan to make smoothies for the remainder Club Days.

We thank you for your continued support!

Title 1 Information

The survey that was sent home at the beginning of the year yielded the following results:

-96% of you feel that the school encourages you to be involved in your child's education.

-92% of you feel welcome in the school.

-77% of you know about volunteer opportunities at the school.

-99% of you feel that the school encourages you to work with your child at home.

-74% of you would like other ideas on how to help your child at home.

If you have suggestions on how to improve these percentages, please send them to