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October 22, 2017 3:54 pm

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Leading with Compassion

Much of the western world is reeling from the news, if not the actual impact, of all the recent natural and weather disasters.  Hurricanes, flooding, fires, earthquakes–we can understand why many of us experience compassion fatigue.  Even the most caring adults struggle to feel afresh our concern for those affected when every day seems to […]

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Parent Survey comments

For at least the 17 years I’ve been in this district, WWS has worked hard to invite parent feedback.  For many years, that effort included year-end paper surveys.  Several years back we moved to an online survey, a move which has been popular with our families.  Last year we had 158 surveys completed, representing nearly […]

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Meet the Teacher Night (s!)

Washington Woods Families, We are looking forward to Meet the Teacher Night for grades 1-4 on Monday, August 8, 5:30-7:00.  (Remember that Kindergarten Meet the Teacher Night is Aug. 4.)  The PTO Ice Cream Social begins at 5:30, and classroom visits are 6-7 P.M. Our construction work has significantly reduced our available parking, so here […]

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Our Whole-School Service Day

Since the 2000-01, our school has traditionally had a whole-school field trip.  Our school has a rich history of arts participation, and these field trips have played a big part in that.  But this year, we are going in a new direction. Our work with The Leader In Me brings a focus on student leadership and […]

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Developing Our PTO’s New Mission

     Our meeting Tuesday, 2.16, about the mission of our PTO was a tremendous first step.  This is an issue that really does matter to students, families, and staff.   Our school continues to grow along the Leader in Me path, and we recognize that the PTO needs to be part of that journey.     The […]

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Otis and Archie

One of the many joys at school  is when Otis and Archie visit. We participate in Paws to Read, which for us means that these sweeties come each week and listen to some of our students read.  Otis, rumored to have some Burmese Mountain and St. Bernard in him, and Archie, pure Labradoodle, are gentle, […]

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Learning, Baking, Sharing

Back in March, a parent let us know about a project that might be of interest.  The King Arthur Flour Co, through its foundation arm, offers a free program called Learn, Bake, Share.  The company sends one presenter and all the materials needed for a group of students, 4th grade or older, to learn to […]

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Reaching a Milestone

We have dedicated a significant chunk of time and energy this school year on Leader in Me fund-raising.  We began the year with a commitment to pursue this goal but with no real sense of how.  (In some ways, I’m reminded of our desire to instill non-cognitive skills in our students before we discovered Leader […]

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Thinking about TLIM

My career in education parallels the use of computers and newer digital technologies in the classroom.  A lesson I learned early on was that there were basically two ways to introduce a technology to a group of students: hold off letting students touch it until the teacher achieved a comfort level, or let everyone–students and […]

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Parent Survey Results

We are always seeking feedback from our families.  What you tell us helps us serve you better.  At the end of each school year, all schools in the district conduct an online survey.  Our results are posted so that you can get a better sense of how we are doing from our parents’ perspectives and […]

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