Word From The Woods

Bishop Woods Newsletter September 18, 2022

Hello Bishop Woods Family!

Good Evening Bishop Woods Families,

This is Ms. Crisci with your weekly updates. I hope everyone had a relaxing weekend. The weather was perfect.

This Wednesday, Sept. 21st. 4:300-7:00- is our annual Open House meet the teacher night.
At 4:30, all who are interested in discussing the creation of the Bishop Woods PTO are welcome to join us for a brief meeting in the cafeteria. We look forward to hearing your input and ideas.

We will have 3, 30 minute sessions for parents to attend their child’s class presentation. Having sessions at different times will give parents who have children in more than one grade the opportunity to hear that presentation.
Session 1 - 5:15-5:45
Session 2 - 5:50-6:20
Session 3 - 6:25-7:00


Prior to the classroom presentations, there will be tables set up in the lobby with all the school services being offered.
FHHC - Health Clinic
FHHC- Dental Clinic
Band
Clifford Beers and Care coordination
Alive Program
Boys and Girls After School Program
On the 2nd Floor Gym Lobby tables will be set up for
Gym
Theater
Art
It will be an exciting night for all.


Below is the link to our parent student handbook. I am urging all parents to review the handbook with their child/and or children. ESPECIALLY- Dress Code, Cell phone policies, Behavior and Vandalism.


https://docs.google.com/document/d/1IvE0bNvhgmMmQziKTaQGVsDOphTExX_k7ojAGfuareY/edit?usp=sharing

It is unfortunate that vandalism is occurring in the 3rd floor boys and girls bathrooms. Walls are being written on with markers, soap and towel dispensers are being broken off the wall and a pipe was busted on the boys urinal flooding that bathroom. This is being investigated and parents of students involved will be notified.

Students in all grades are consistently reminded to wear Solid color pants and shirts. No writing or images, Solid hoodies can be worn in the classroom, hoodies with writing or images must be kept in their lockers. Belly shirts, spaghetti straps, boys pants below the waist are not allowed. Below is the Code taken straight from the handbook.

XII. Bishop Woods is a DRESS CODE School
Dress Code
Bishop Woods Architecture & Design Magnet School is no longer requiring a uniform However, we are implementing a strict dress code policy. All students are expected to follow the dress code daily. Parents will be called to bring their child a change of clothes, if they do not follow the NON-NEGOTIABLES

Grades K –4: THE NON-NEGOTIABLES
Students can wear any SOLID COLOR pants including jeans. The pants can have no rips, tears, patches, holes of any kind. (No pajama bottoms)
Students can wear SOLID COLOR shorts with no rips, tears, patches or holes of any kind. (THEY CAN NOT BE SHORT, SHORT)
Students can wear a solid color shirt with no writing or images of any kind, if you have a problem finding these colors please contact the office.
Students can wear dresses, jumpers, skirts (THEY CAN NOT BE SHORT SHORT)
Pants must be worn on the waist with a belt. Sagging pants below the waist are not allowed
Shoes must be worn(NO SLIPPERS)

Grades 5– 8: THE NON-NEGOTIABLES
Students can wear any SOLID COLOR pants including jeans. The pants can have no rips, tears, patches, holes of any kind. (NO PAJAMA BOTTOMS
Students can wear SOLID COLOR shorts with no rips, tears, patches or holes of any kind. (THEY CAN NOT BE SHORT, SHORT)
Students can wear ANY SOLID COLOR shirt with NO writing or images
NO BELLY SHIRTS and NO SPAGHETTI STRAPS
Students can wear dresses, jumpers, skirts (THEY CAN NOT BE SHORT SHORT)
Pants must be worn on the waist with a belt. Sagging pants below the waist are not allowed
Gym gray sweatshirts, sweatpants or gray tee-shirt no writing or images
Shoes must be worn(NO SLIPPERS)
NO HATS, DURAGS, BANDANAS, HOODS, OR any head covering.

PARENTS WILL BE CALLED TO BRING STUDENT A CHANGE OF CLOTHING IF DRESS CODE IS VIOLATED.

Parents, during our SEL lessons, we are teaching the children about rules, respect and empathy. We really need your help. Please talk to your child about the importance of following the dress code, behaving appropriately, cell phone policy and damaging school property. We are a team and we all need to work together in order to be on the same page.

In our lessons, we talk about what happens if you break a rule in the community, and how there are consequences for those actions. The same applies to the dress code, damaging property and behaving inappropriately. If rules are broken, and/or not followed, consequences will be issued.

We are entering our 4th week of school, everyone knows these expectations.
Thank you to all who comply and/or come to school to bring the change of clothes.

If for any reason, you have difficulty with complying to the dress code, please call me so we can address and solve your concern together.

Huge Shout outs to all families for arriving at school on time. Remember if your child needs to leave early, you must send a note or call the school by 1:00, so we can get a message to your child’s teacher. We can not call classrooms for early dismissals. The phone calls truly interrupt the learning for all students.

Dates to Remember-
Monday- Sept. 19- SPMT 3:15 in Design Lab
Wed.- Sept. 21- Open House and PTO meeting- 4:30-7:00

If you have any questions or concerns please call the office so we can assist you.

I would like everyone to enjoy the rest of the evening and looking forward to seeing all of you tomorrow.

Support Services Newsletter - Click below

From the Desk of Ms. Hayden - School Guidance Counselor

Calling all 8th graders!

My name is Maddie Ardito and I write to you today wearing my favorite hat at the Eli Whitney Museum & Workshop, coordinating our Apprentice Program. If we have met, hello again!

The Apprentice Program is a paid educational program for students in 8th grade who are 13 years and up.

Apprentices come to us with a wide range of interest in areas of focus, career opportunities, and academic paths. They learn how to research, design, and produce projects ranging from electronics, to video game design, engineering architectural feats, bringing to life ancient cultures, and much much more- then then learn how to teach those projects to younger students.

Apprentices work alongside the museum staff and guest artists and educators to explore their interests and to be trained on tools and techniques to make those interests come to fruition. They also gain invaluable life skills by being urged to communicate openly, problem solve, and collaborate with others through a variety of challenges. Our team is dedicated to mutual growth with our apprentices- they learn from us and we learn from THEM!

We will be opening another round of applications for our Fall 2022 cohort after a Mandatory Zoom Informational Session on September 18 from 4-5PM for applicants and their families.

Prospective applicants can sign up for this zoom session HERE.

  • Please note: Student emails often get bounced back because of security restrictions, students should use their personal emails to sign up for this info session.

Please forward this email directly to students, families, and other educators- we are dedicated to apprentice representation from all surrounding towns!

I am here to answer any question folks may have- ma@eliwhitney.org or 203-777-1833 ask for Maddie!

School Year 2022-2023 Orientation Letter & Important Information!

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Please complete the survey below to help is identify topics for information sessions this year.

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BAND!

See Ms. Dooley for Band Information

erin.dooley@new-haven.k12.ct.us

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Happy Birthday!!

9/12 JAYLEN SANCHEZ

9/12 SER'RENITY SMALLWOOD

9/12 NYLA BRUNSON

9/14 JALIYAH SINGH

9/14 JAYLANIS GONZALEZ

9/15 LEANNA IZZARD

9/16 JUAN GARCIA

9/18 AIZIEL MARTINEZ

9/18 ALANA THAMES PASQUALE

9/19 JAI'DEN WALKER

9/19 AYA ELGARRAB

9/19 NOAH ALVARADO

9/20 JORDAN LEE

9/21 ZIYAH REAVES CLOUGH

9/21 ZOILA REAVES CLOUGH

9/22 KHRIS RINCON

9/22 ZOE CORCHADO

9/22 KAYALEYA CARRION

9/23 JHOSEMAR HERAS ABAD

9/23 LEXIE MEARS

9/24 TERRANCE PAIGE

9/24 ISABELLA HORN

9/25 MAELYS PIMENTEL

9/26 KEVIN RODRIGUEZ

9/27 JESIAH FELICIANO

9/28 JAYLIANA VAZQUEZ

9/30 RUTH JORGE LUGO

9/30 MAYSEN CRUZ

9/30 MILA HENNAH

Save The Date!

September 21st - Open House/Meet The Teacher Night - 5:00 - 7:00pm

September 26th - No School - Rosh Hashanah

October 5th - No School - Yom Kippur

October 10th - No School - Indigenous People Day



DISTRICT CALENDAR SY2022-2023

Here is the direct link to the district calendar on the NHPS website. I have also provided a photo below.

https://www.nhps.net/domain/131

COVID Updates

Please visit the NHPS webpage for all updated COVID guidance.

https://www.nhps.net/coronavirus

or visit our webpage at

http://www.bishopwoodsschool.com

and click on the 2022 Important Parent Information Page

Sign up for Remind texts!

Remind will allow you to receive important text information from the school. To sign up:

Text @bwfam to 81010