On February, 16th, our Winsor Family is celebrating Formal Day. We are looking for family members, that have been trained in formal dancing, to volunteer your time to share your talent with our students. This fine form of dance is unfamiliar to many of our students. On our special Formal Day, we would love to show off some of our talented Winsor dancers. If you are interested in participating in our very own Dancing with Smithfield Stars, please email Gayle Mooney at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Winter in New England is upon us, please be sure that your child wears a coat, hat, and gloves or mittens each day. We will do our best to have our students go outside for recess as long as the “feels like” temperature is 20°F degrees or warmer and not excessive ice on the blacktop. It is very important for them to get fresh air and have time to release pent up energy!
Student drop off begins at 8:00 a.m., students may not be dropped off prior to this time as supervision is limited in the morning. Any student arriving after the 8:20 a.m. bell must be signed in by a parent in the office. Parents may not drop off children at main entrance without signing in the child as a late arrival. Parents will be called and asked to return to school to sign in any child arriving after 8:20 a.m.
For those that are picking students up at dismissal should arrive no earlier than 2:45pm. Please park in the back parking lot with the car off. For the safety of everyone involved, cars need to remain parked until ALL students have been dismissed and are safely in vehicles; a faculty member will motion that it’s clear to exit the parking area.
Parents should inform the school, in writing, if their child is to be dismissed early. In an emergency situation, a telephone call or an email to Mrs. Ross at email@example.com will suffice. If someone other than the parent is picking up the child, we must be notified of the person’s name and they will be asked to produce a license before the child is released to them.
When deviating from the normal school dismissal procedure, parents should notify the school in writing. A note must be sent to school in the morning; an email to Mrs. Ross at firstname.lastname@example.org is also an acceptable form of notification. Unless an emergency, please do not make changes to a child’s dismissal after 12pm.
School Improvement Team: The school improvement team is looking for members of the school to join faculty subcommittees. The School Improvement Team will look at all facets of the school, including curriculum, assessment, climate, culture, and technology. We meet as a team to determine where we stand in each area and where we stand with regard to the District Strategic Plan. We then set goals for our school, specific action items, and timelines for meeting these goals. It is important that our work aligns with the District Strategic Plan. The Team will meet monthly, after school. If interested reach out to Mr. Ackerman at email@example.com to participate. Group meeting will begin in the upcoming weeks. The more connections we have the better for all!
PTO Update: In case you missed it: at our December PTO meeting, we held a vote as to whether weretain our status as a PTO (Parent Teacher Organization) or change to a PTA (Parent Teacher Association). We want to share that the vote was to retain our status as a PTO. We appreciate the involvement of our parents and your interest in helping the PTO identify options that benefit our school community!