Whitney Wolves Weekly
June 2, 2023
Family Equity Survey: Please share your thoughts and opinions by completing the survey below.
This year Enfield Public Schools is working with CREC Resource Group to review our current programming. The findings will assist with the development of a Strategic Equity Plan. One component of the program review is a survey. This survey will provide information to assist with ensuring educational equity, cultural responsiveness, and support for our District Equity Statement. Family members and guardians are asked to complete and submit the survey within two weeks of receiving it. If you do not have home Internet access, you are welcome to complete the survey at your child’s school. Students in Grades 3-12 will complete a survey at school. Thank you!
Click here => Family Survey
IMPORTANT UPDATES TO OUR JUNE SCHEDULE:
6/7- The Awards Ceremony is planned for outside and all are welcome. Please bring your own chairs. In case of rain, we will need to hold the ceremony in the gym and ask that only immediate caregivers of award recipients attend due to limited space. Recipient families have been notified already.
6/8- Light rain will allow us to continue with Unity Day, as we have planned several water games. In the event of heavy rain, we will postpone until 6/9. In case of heavey rain on both days, outside Unity day will be cancelled.
- 6/5 EPD- K9 Presentation for all grades 1:00. Aeriel Photo-wear grade level colors 10:00
- 6/6 Spring Chorus Concert 2:05
- 6/7 Awards Ceremony, parents of students receiving awards have been notified
- 6/7 5th grade class picnic: 3rd and 4th students will have alternate recess- inside or in courtyards
- 6/8 Field Day, volunteers needed, contact Mr. Crandall
- 6/9 Field Day rain date
- 6/14 Early Release
- 6/15 Early Release, Last day of school, Report cards emailed home
- Incoming 3rd graders and students new to Whitney may contact the office and schedule a personal tour of our school.
- Three dates over the summer will be offered to come into Eli Whitney School, tour the building, and meet the administration staff: August 15th, August 16th, and August 17th, 10:00-2:00.
Juneteenth is coming, June 19th!!!
The Fourth of July is widely known as a holiday dedicated to celebrating independence, however many people also celebrate Freedom Day- Juneteenth. Juneteenth takes place annually on June 19th to commemorate that day in 1865 when enslaved Texans first learned of their freedom as directed by the Emancipation Proclamation, announced by President Abraham Lincoln back on January 1, 1863. Federal orders read in Galveston, Texas stated that all previously enslaved people in Texas were free. This was an important day in history.
Known also as America’s second Independence Day, the holiday has periodically been celebrated within African American communities with cookouts, parades, reunions, and so much more, but not recognized in the wider culture. That changed in 1980, when Texas established Juneteenth as a state holiday. Since then, many other states followed suit in acknowledging the importance of this anniversary. Finally on June 17, 2021, Juneteenth was established as a federal holiday. Teaching about Juneteenth can be not only an exploration of American history and civil rights, but also a chance to inspire students’ reflections and creativity.
This year Juneteenth is Monday, June 19th. Happy Juneteenth everyone!
Room 6 Science Center Field Trip
June LUNCH Menu
DEAR FAMILIES AND CAREGIVERS OF EPS STUDENTS,
The purpose of this email is to share a new resource for families from the Connecticut State Department of Education.
Educational, Safety, Mental Health, and Food Insecurity Resources
As required under Public Act 21-46, the CSDE has updated Educational, Safety, Mental Health and Food Insecurity Resources for Families and Students.
This resource also includes Support & Services | Wrap CT (connectingtocarect.org)developed by the Connecticut Department of Children and Families (DCF).
Please note: Public Act 21-116 requires each local and regional board of education to distribute the Support & Services information at least semi-annually to the parents and guardians of each student in the school district and to any student taking a course in health and safety and make the link available on its website.
Coordinator of Health and Physical Education
Enfield Public Schools