Wow! What a lot of snow this week! Special thanks to our wonderful custodial and maintenance staff and Wrentham's Department of Public Works for their wonderful efforts in cleaning up the snow so our students could return safely on Thursday.
On Monday, the entire school gathered to make a 25 second video to upload to Channel 5’s “EyeOpener” site in the hopes of getting it on the air this week. The students certainly did their part! Here is the link to see the video: http://ulocal.wcvb.com/mediadetail/21462958-Wrentham-Elementary-Schools?gid=76459&uid&sort=upload
Students in Miss White's sixth grade class worked independently or with a partner to choose a Greek and Latin root from a list, and use their knowledge to design a new superhero or villain. The students were required to not only use the root word in the name of the character, but also describe his/her ability related to the meaning of the root word through a descriptive story. Awesome job!
Thank you to all the people who attended this morning's Principals' Coffee. We enjoyed the opportunity to go through strategies to assist your children with literacy homework. Special thanks to ELA coach, Dr. Judy Neville for presenting. Our next Principals' Coffee will take place on Friday, March 27th at 8:30 AM in the Vogel Auditorium. We will be discussing the 2015 2016 placement process. We hope to see you there!
One area that was mentioned at today's Principals' Coffee was the amount of new words/terms that are mentioned at school and brought home by children. I have decided from time to time to include a word/term and its definition so families can better assist their children at home. If you ever think that a word/term would be beneficial to include please send it along. This week's word:
rubric - a paper that states the expectations for an assignment by listing criteria, or what counts, and describing levels of quality.
The Wrentham Public Schools has decided to dedicate its second Spirit Day to raising awareness and money for the Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children, (MSPCC). Lukas, a fifth grade student, created a stunning calendar which includes artwork created by students at the Roderick School.
Calendars can be purchased for $10.00. Order forms have been sent home with each student, and forms can also be picked up in any of the offices. The date to hand in order forms and money has been extended to Friday, February 6, 2015. All checks should be made out to the Wrentham PTO.
In addition, the Student Council encourages all students to dress as their favorite book or movie character on Friday, February 6, 2015. All costumes and accessories must be appropriate for school. Please consider participating in this spirit event; however, participation is voluntary.
Our sixth graders enjoyed a wonderful evening of skiing last night.
Our next School Council meeting will be on Tuesday, February 3rd at 3:00 PM in the Roderick Office.
As always thanks for reading! Have a great weekend!
Stephen S. Grenham
Stephen S. Grenham
Stephen S. Grenham, Principal