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August 22, 2017 12:27 am

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Decision Made–the New PTO Mission Statement

The process that began back in January with a great coming together of minds has now produced results.  We’ve had our Mission Statement survey open for more than a week and a half, and lots of families and staff have given thoughtful consideration to the various versions of a mission statement that you all have […]

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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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Aligning our Missions

Our PTO has made an exciting decision.  After a year of consideration, the PTO is planning to re-align its work and mission with The Leader In Me.  This is a powerful and important direction for our school community, and we need you to be part of the next step. On Tuesday, Feb. 16, 6:30-7:30 P.M., […]

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2nd Annual Chili Challenge

Just over a year ago we were looking for a good way to involve and inform our families in the TLIM work we’d be doing.  Our idea was to warm up a chilly January night with a Chili Challenge, offering a chili cook-off and a student-led program.  Last year’s event was well-received, but we were […]

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Sharpening the saw school-wide!

On the Tuesday before Thanksgiving Break–since here in Westfield we get the Wednesday off!!–we held one of our mini-convocations.  Our new Student Lighthouse Team helped us plan a way to celebrate all that we learned and accomplished on Nov. 5.  The plan was fun and I want to share it. One of our talented teachers […]

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Spelling with a Mission

A hard-working group of fourth graders and their coaches have been preparing for last week’s Spell Bowl competition.  At the Spell Bowl event the students sit with a proctor and write out the words as they are announced.  Here’s an account of the competition sent to me by a parent. At first, the proctor signaled […]

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A nice note

Our Premier Leadership Day on November 5 was a tremendous experience–for students, for staff, and, we trust, for our nearly 200 registered guests.  Our client partner with FranklinCovey, Rachael Whitlock, sent us this very nice note that I have to share. To the amazing Washington Woods family!  I wanted to send a heartfelt thank you […]

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Our Premier Leadership Day

In two days we will be hosting Muriel Summers, principal of A.B. Combs Magnet Elementary and the creator of the Leader in Me model.  About 15 years ago she asked Dr. Covey what would happen if an elementary school taught its students the 7 Habits.  His reply has gone down in history as, “I don’t […]

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Into the Lions’ Den

The President of the Westfield Lions Club recently invited us to present on Leader in Me at their monthly meeting.  (As I write, that meeting is just 90 minutes away.)  Of course, we are pleased to continue forging the school/community partnership that has played such a key role in our progress so far, but that’s […]

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