Whitney Wolves Weekly Update

Focus and Effort. We control both. 4/30/21

Upcoming Events

5/3: Ducks in a Row Challenge Kick-Off

5/3: Progress Reports go home

5/3-5/7: Teacher Appreciation Week

5/5: Loteria BINGO Night

5/3-5/24: SBAC testing continues


We had a great first week of SBAC!

A couple of reminders as we move into week 2:

1. It is very important that all students are in school by 8:40 on testing days.

2. Please make sure that your child's iPad is fully charged when they come into school.

3. See below for this week's testing schedule.

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Remote SBAC

Thank you so much for your patience with us as we navigated the first week of remote SBAC. We have been working tirelessly with the district and state to get the technology issues solved. We are hoping that we have resolved these issues.

If your child is completing the SBAC remotely, please view this video: https://web.microsoftstream.com/video/7145d90e-fbe7-4412-bf59-6be54ce34f95 and make sure that the process outlined in the video has been completed.

The times listed for SBAC testing are set for all students. Please make sure that your child has eaten breakfast or lunch before beginning testing. We need them to remain totally focused on their testing. Students will not be able to leave the testing session once it begins. Please plan your daily schedule with these times in mind. We appreciate your flexibility.

Please remind your child that they are not to hit pause on their test unless instructed to by their teacher. There are set guidelines for when pauses can occur in the test and these must be followed by staff and students.

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Whitney Wolves Bulletin Board

A huge Whitney Wolf Howl to Sofia Mozo in room 27. She designed this amazing bulletin board for our building depicting our different wolves. She designed the Super-Alphas (our teachers and staff), Alphas (5th graders), Wolves (4th graders), and Pups (3rd Graders). A huge thank-you to Mrs. Spielmann for helping us bring this bulletin board to life! Great job, Sofia!
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Arbor Day!

A big thank you to Connecticut Mulch for the donation of saplings for each of our 5th grade students.

A special thank you to Mr. Ragnauth and Ms. Sugrim of Tarnow Nursery for their donation of the beautiful tree that we planted on the playground today.

Thank you to Mrs. Lindeland and the 5th grade team for organizing this experience for our students and to Mr. Longey and Mr. Kruzel for joining us today for the tree planting ceremony.

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Save the Date! Eli Whitney's Virtual Book Fair Starts May 3rd!

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Dear Parents and Families:

The Scholastic Book Fair is back! While the Fair will be held online this spring, we still plan on making it a fun and joyous experience for our kids. Our Virtual Fair features:

  • A fully Virtual Fair so you and your kids can experience the joy of the Book Fair experience! Browse nearly 300 titles by grade, meet popular authors, watch book videos, and discover the magic of reading

  • Direct access to over 6,000 additional titles with family-friendly prices at the Scholastic Store Online

  • Every dollar you spend will benefit our school directly (25% back in rewards for every purchase!)

Save these dates and view our school’s Fair site:

Fair Dates: May 3rd to May 16th

Virtual Store: https://www.scholastic.com/bf/eliwhitneyelementaryschool1

Teacher Wish List: https://1drv.ms/x/s!AirVh28ImiHLhyRcDX-Dxdm8A3oC?e=MdcmVN

We can’t wait to “see” you at the Fair!

Celebrating Eli Whitney’s SUPER Staff!

Please be on the lookout for a TOP SECRET packet coming home today filled with all of the details for our upcoming Staff Appreciation Week, beginning Monday, May 3rd. In the packet you will find the daily themes, optional activities students can complete to help show their appreciation for our amazing staff, and ways your family can support your teacher. And don’t forget, Friday May 7th all staff and student’s are invited to wear their favorite superhero shirt or cape! Please email ewpto@yahoo.com if you have any questions.

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1 Book 3 Schools!

Today begins 1 Book, 3 Schools. Today all of our students were able to watch the book trailer for this year's book, Restart by Gordon Korman. Each of our students received a copy of the book today. We are looking forward to reading it together this month!
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Ducks in a Row

Our last Math Path Challenge of the year begins on Monday! Stay tuned for more details!
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Words of the Week

*The Word of the Day for Monday, April 26th was RARE. For something to be rare is it not often found or seen, not common. It is something that is unusual or uncommon.

*The Word of the Day for Tuesday, April 27th was POLYGON. A polygon is a plane figure with at least three straight sides and angles. In geometry, a polygon can be defined as a flat or plane, two dimensional closed shape with straight sides. It does not have curved sides.

*The Word of the Day for Thursday, April 29th was MAGNIFICENT. Something that is described as magnificent is exceptional or amazing in appearance. It is beautiful or impressive. You might call something magnificent if it is grand in size or splendid in beauty.

*The Word of the Day for Friday, April 30th was TRIANGLE. A triangle is a plane figure with three straight sides and three angles. There are various types of triangles. A right triangle is a triangle with a right angle, an isosceles triangle is a triangle with angles smaller than 90 degrees, an equilateral triangle is a triangle with three sides of equal length. How many triangles can you find today?

Enfield Unplugged

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Dive into Diversity

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Summer School Survey

We are in the process of beginning to plan summer school opportunities for our current elementary and middle school students. The sessions would be 3.5 hours a day (8:00-11:30), four days a week (Monday-Thursday).

Summer school would begin Tuesday, July 6, 2021 and run through Thursday, August 12, 2021.

Transportation (if needed) WILL be provided.

Please complete the following survey for EACH student you currently have in Kindergarten through Grade 8.

Thank you for your participation. Please complete by Monday, May 3rd. The link can be found below or on our main page @ www.enfieldschools.org