August 25, 2017

Wyandot Families:

We finished our first full week of school. Our staff is working hard to get to know all of our students during these first few weeks of school. As I have been walking around and visiting classrooms, I have seen students working on collaboration and thinking activities, sharing interests, challenges, and fears during get to know activities. I have seen students creating classroom expectations and rules, laughing and smiling as we learn more about each other every day! Over the next few weeks we will also be learning about our students academically. We will be giving several assessments in Math and Reading as we prepare to meet the individual needs of each student. You will learn more about your child’s classroom during curriculum night.

Our curriculum nights will be held next week. Curriculum night is a time to come and learn about your child’s classroom. The teachers will talk about expectations, daily schedules, workshop model, flexible thinking and learning. Curriculum night is not meant for individual student conferences. In order to be respectful of the teacher’s time on curriculum night, I will be holding a short “Time With Principal” meeting from 5:40-5:55. We will be discussing changes to Wyandot, changes to report card timelines, and answering general questions you may have about Wyandot. “Time with the Principal” will end promptly at 5:55 so parents have time to get to their child’s classroom by 6:00. The curriculum night schedule is:

  • August 30 - Preschool, KIndergarten, 1st and 2nd Grade: 5:40 - 5:55 Time with Principal and 6:00 - 7:00 (or when teacher is finished) in the classroom

  • August 31 - 3rd, 4th and 5th Grade: 5:40 - 5:55 Time with Principal and 6:00 - 7:00 (or when teacher is finished) in the classroom (5th graders will be meeting in an alternate location).

I hope everyone is enjoying the start of the 2017-18 school year. The Wyandot staff will continue to learn and grow with your child throughout the school year. This staff is the best! If you have questions, highlights or concerns, please ask or share.

Your partner in education,

Mrs. Schwartz

Looking for a way to be in contact everyday? Follow us on twitter @wesdcsd.

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Morning Drop-Off:

Our students are permitted into the building at 8:55 am. Students who are dropped off before this time will be not be supervised by an adult until 8:55 am. Please do not drop your children off before this time.


News from the Library Learning Center

One of Dublin’s district goal this year, for the libraries, is to focus on Voice and Choice. As a vibrant and diverse district we have families who have very different values and beliefs. It is the goal of the library to reflect all of our students in our collection. Each and every one of our students should have their voice heard and reflected. We also want our students making their own choices about what they read. So although I will certainly have discussions with them about making good reading choice, as do their teachers, ultimately it will be their choice. Please discuss with your child the kinds of book you would like to see them bring home. If you have concerns about what your child is checking out, please review with them the books they have chosen.

1st thru 5th grade comes to the library every four days and are given 15 minutes of every class to check out books. Students with overdue books will not be allowed to check out books so please help by reminding your child to bring them back on time.

We have some really great new books that have arrived and more are on the way! Thank you to everyone who supports the library through Celebration books and Book fairs. Wyandot has a truly amazing library collection and we continue to be able to buy the books our students are excited about because of your support.

Thank you,

Dr. Henderson Murphy

Wyandot Teacher/Librarian

Let Me Run BOYS – Fall Registration opens on 8/28

Attention 4th and 5th grade BOYS! We are excited to bring the Let Me Run program to Wyandot again for its 4th season! It is for 4th and 5thgrade BOYS. In Let Me Run, the boys will run and participate in fun activities, as well as be guided through lessons on teamwork, sportsmanship, nutrition, and respect. Fall season is starting soon!! Registration will open up this Monday- 8/28 at 8am online at www.letmerun.org. Practices will begin the week of September 25th and end with a 5k run on November 12th. We will practice on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:45-5:15pm. Please make sure to register early as there is a limit to the number of students on a team and it is on a first come, first serve basis.




Girls on the Run at Wyandot!

If you have a daughter in 3rd - 5th grade, she is welcome to join! Girls on the Run is a transformational physical activity based positive youth development program for girls in 3rd-5th grade. We teach life skills through dynamic interactive lessons and running games. The program culminates with the girls being physically and emotionally prepared to complete a celebratory 5k running event. The goal of the program is to unleash confidence through accomplishment while establishing a lifetime appreciation of health and fitness.

Meeting Days & Times:

Monday & Wednesday 3:50-5:05

Group size is limited to 15 girls and registration is a lottery. Girls must attend both days each week. The fall season will start Sept. 11 and finish Nov. 18. The 5K will be Nov. 18.

Registration is online August 28-31. https://www.girlsontheruncentralohio.org/Register-Now

There is a fee associated with Girls on the Run.

Questions? Contact Betsy Gingher at betsygingher@gmail.com

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One to one technology initiative

Get the latest on the District’s one to one technology initiative in grades six and nine from Coordinator of Educational Technology Lindie Schweitzer. You can read her article at this link.


Enrollment growth update

Dublin City Schools added more than 60 students the week of Aug. 7 and our registration department remains busy. Get the latest on enrollment growth at this link.


Dublin City Schools named top 5 District in the United States of America

Niche.com has named Dublin City Schools the fifth best district in America. You can see the list at: https://www.niche.com/k12/search/best-school-districts/



UPCOMING EVENTS


Sept. 7-Coffee with Dr. Hoadley, 10;30 a.m.-noon, 6665 Panera Bread, Perimeter Loop Rd.


Sept. 13-Technology and Social Media Awareness for Middle School Parents, 6:30 p.m., Karrer Middle School

(This Parent University session is open to all parents of students in grades 4-8, No registration required.)

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