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October 22, 2017 3:55 pm

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Three Woods Minutes

We are always looking for new ways to connect with our parents.  Newsletters, emails, texts, flyers sent home in children’s hands . . . all ways are good, nothing is perfect.  We try to keep up with new ideas, so we’re on Twitter (@WWESLeaders and @27swilliams27), I write this blog, and now we have something […]

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Top Ten 4th Grade Questions

At the end of Day One of the school year, our 4th grade teachers gathered their four classes together to see what questions these new 4th graders might have.  What had they heard, wondered about, worried about–ask away! You might be interested in what was on their minds, so here are the first ten questions […]

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First day 2017-18

We are excited and pleased to welcome you to the 2017-18 school year.  We hope that your first days have met your expectations.  From our perspective, we’re really happy with the smooth start and with how well students are stepping up to their new responsibilities. Our school opens this year with 50+ more students than […]

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Student-led Conferences

A major part of our leadership work is preparing and allowing students to lead their own parent conferences.  With a little bit of organization, this is much easier than one might imagine.  All students currently have leadership binders, the place where they keep track of academic growth and goals.  Since they keep that up-to-date regularly, […]

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Your thoughts on our service day

Please share your thoughts on any or all of these statements about our whole-school service day.  Just write in the comment box below.  Thank you!   Overall, student reaction to the whole-school service trip was positive. Strongly agree       Agree          Unsure                Disagree         Strongly disagree    This kind of service day aligns well with The […]

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A great day for WWES and our community

420 students, five community locations, countless lives touched–Our student leaders rocked the whole-school service day!  Here’s one parent’s perspective: My husband and I wanted to thank you and all those who planned and coordinated the school’s service activities last Friday for providing our children with the wonderful opportunity to serve in their community.  Our children  […]

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Whole-School Service Day Projects

The earlier post tells about our plan for a whole-school service day on April 15.  Here are the projects planned for each grade level. Kindergarten travels to Maple Park Village near our high school.  Students will visit with the people living there, “helping people who are like our grandparents.”  Students will make crafts and placemats […]

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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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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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PLD Panel Questions and Answers

At the Premier Leadership Day on Nov. 5, we featured two panels of students, staff, and parents.  The audience submitted questions, and we’ve collected many of them here.  The answers come from different members of our Lighthouse Team and, while not comprehensive, represent a good range of our thoughts and experiences.  Each bullet point is […]

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