June 24, 2018
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Important Dates: 

August 23 : Kindergarten screening
more information to follow

August 28 : First day of school grades 1-5
no school for pre-k or kindergarten

August 29 : Pre-k and Kindergarten Open House
parents & students visit classrooms

August 30 : First day of school for pre-k and kindergarten

Positive Achievements Acknowledged @ W.R.S.

While most of you are familiar with our School-wide Behavior Plan, many of you are not aware that many students throughout the year are referred to my office with a “Positive Office Referral” for demonstrating tremendous effort at school and progress or growth over time.  When this happens, the student and I call the parent and the student expla...


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5th Grade Celebration

Each year we hold a 5th Grade Celebration for our students who will transition to the Hartford Memorial Middle School next school year.  I’m so proud of our fifth graders for their ongoing work ethic, for being dedicated students, for the daily acts of kindness shown towards each other and for consistently helping out our younger students.  I...


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New Staff Members Hired at W.R.S.

As most of you know from the newsletter that I sent a couple of weeks ago, we have several staff retiring or moving on from W.R.S.  I want to take time once again to thank the following people for their years of dedicated service to the Hartford School District and the children at W.R.S.: Melissa Hecsh- retiring: Mrs. Jessic...


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Report Cards with Next Year’s Teacher Named

Please look inside your child’s folder/backpack for her/his report card.   The report card reflects the growth that your child has made this year. Based on my analysis of the Fountas and Pinnell Reading Benchmarks, the Primary Number Operations Assessment and the STAR assessments, we have much to celebrate!  I’m so proud of our students for thei...


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Spring Assessments in May

All of our students will complete assessments in May. Our students in grades k-2 will complete two assessments in a 1:1 setting with their teacher: Fountas & Pinnell Reading Benchmark Assessment and the Primary Number Operations Assessment (Math). Your child’s teacher will have substitutes on the days when these tests are administered since ...


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Great Turn-out at our P.T.A. Meeting This Month!

At our P.T.A. meeting earlier this month I reviewed some of the initiatives that we are embracing in the Hartford School District and at the White River School. We included an opportunity for attendees to think about and give input on specific topics including: ● more participation at P.T.A. ● Academic Proficiency am...


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