Teacher of the Year Nominations- Now Being Accepted! Do you know an educator who embodies the values of our school community? Consider nominating a teacher for this year’s Teacher of the Year. To nominate a Smithfield educator, provide their name and school as well as an explanation for what makes them worthy of this year’s award (300 words or less) in an email or through the mail to me (put TOY in subject line) by April 28th. Nominations will be reviewed by a committee and an awardee will be announced in May. If there's a year when educators deserve as much recognition as possible, it's this one! Please email Dr. Paolucci directly: firstname.lastname@example.org
See our slideshow from this week: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1wEQ8VpBJe6mu2hpLmjRpJywfGreevDfD_cOxVdCr-2Q/edit#slide=id.g72f901a819_1_143
Please find this link for Tech support during Virtual Learning: https://www.smithfield-ps.org/o/smithfield-public-schools/page/online-support-faqs Please use this link to communicate issues directly to the tech department: email@example.com
I just wanted to send a message of hope and encouragement to our school community. Things are different right now, but we have a great team and will make a positive experience for all of our educational stakeholders. Please remember to send me pictures of virtual class spaces for a little morale lift!
Important Notice: The Governor, RIDE, and RIDOH are moving the April vacation from April 13-17 to this coming week, March 16 -- 20. This is to give school and central office staff time to finalize long-distance learning plans and prepare for potential virtual learning weeks. We have asked teachers to distribute any packets they have developed for virtual learning as well as Chromebooks for students in grades 3-5 in preparation for potential virtual weeks. Our custodians will also be giving our classrooms a deep cleaning next week. Until further notice, all extra-curricular activities are suspended, including interscholastic athletics. The Commissioner & the Director of DOH indicated that the decision to close schools will be made on a week-to-week basis. We will let you know everything we know as we know it. Please enjoy your week as much as you can and attend to your own mental health. This is a stressful time for all of us. Thank you for your partnership in the important work that we do. Our ability to serve our students to the greatest degree, despite the situation, is due the support we have from our families and community.
Please find the Superintendent's Update regarding COVID-19: http://smithfieldri.apptegy.us/article/205594?org=smithfield-public-schools
Illness Prevention Update: In response to the Coronavirus, please know Winsor is continuing to have students regularly wash their hands. Also, students are frequently reminded to practice good hygiene habits such as coughing into one's sleeve. In addition, our entire staff is being especially vigilant with washing and cleaning classroom areas. By being proactive, we help keep students safe and healthy. We will continue to monitor the news and make any needed adjustments to our protocols.
In response to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) February 25th press conference, which updated the country on the current status of the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV), we are sharing information and tips to help prevent the spread of illness within our community. To echo the CDC, there is not currently a Coronavirus pandemic in the United States and no diagnosed cases in Rhode Island. We are, however, continuing to monitor developments and how they determine our course of action. We welcome your active participation in sharing with children the importance of daily health practices to combat the spread of sickness. They include: Get your flu shot and encourage the people around you to do the same. Wash your hands often throughout the day. Use warm water and soap. If soap and water are not available, use alcohol-based hand gel. Cough or sneeze into your elbow. Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth. Get plenty of sleep, be physically active, manage your stress, drink plenty of fluids, and eat nutritious foods. Keep surfaces (especially bedside tables, bathroom surfaces, and toys) clean by wiping them down with a household disinfectant. Keep children home if they have a temperature above 100°F, or showing other signs of flu, (We ask that students show 24 straight hours of non-medicated good health before returning.) We continue to work closely with our town officials and the Rhode Island Department of Health in planning potential responses should the virus begin to spread in the United States. Thank you for your support and we will keep you updated on any changes to upcoming events or school activities if needed. For your convenience, we have provided a flyer linked below from the Rhode Island Department of Health and their website landing page with more information. https://health.ri.gov/diseases/respiratory/?parm=163 https://health.ri.gov/publications/factsheets/novel-coronavirus.pdf
Chromebook Night- Grade 3 is TONIGHT. Please be reminded that we would love for our Grade 3 families to join us at 5:30pm this evening.
Please offer us feedback via Surveyworks. The school code was recently emailed. Should you be unable to find it, please contact the school. Thanks! https://surveys.panoramaed.com/ride/login
Good luck to Luca Savastano and Ella Handwerger! Tomorrow is the District Spelling Bee. Let's wish Luca and Ella the best. We know both students will represent Winsor quite well.
Please offer feedback for our school via Surveyworks at this link: https://surveys.panoramaed.com/ride/login The code has been emailed. Please contact me with questions or concerns.
Please take a few minutes and offer feedback about our school here: https://surveys.panoramaed.com/ride/login The access code is in the email I just sent to our school. If you cannot find the access code, please let us know.
Happy Thanksgiving Winsor! We hope everyone has a wonderful Thanksgiving. We look forward to the return of our students on Monday, December 2nd. Thank you!
Winsor's Report Card: We are pleased to report that we have, once again, earned four of five stars. To access the report, please go to the homepage, scroll to the bottom of the page, on the bottom left corner click documents. The report card is under the School Improvement Plan tab.
Picture retakes are on November 5th.
Thank you Mr. Holden and Mr. Rylander! Today is National Custodians Day. While we regularly recognize the great work our teachers and support staff do, it is important for everyone to know that "Mr. Brent" and Mr. Rylander are key players in our success. Our building always looks great and we are appreciative for all that our custodial staff does. Thank you!
Smithfield Elementary Families: Join us on October 8th at 6:30 in the SHS Library to learn helpful tips for building resiliency, promoting mental health, navigating social media, and starting the conversation about substance use. Register: https://forms.gle/NW5q1qXJZV3V2iSp6 view image
The telephone provider for several RI schools is experiencing technical issues & our phones at the schools have been periodically affected. Please email your school if you have to contact them about an issue today & we will update you when Cox Communications resolves the issue.
Please find all bus route information here: https://www.smithfield-ps.org/o/smithfield-public-schools/page/transportation--244
Class Placements 2019-2020 School Year: Please be advised an email to all parents regarding class placements will be sent on Friday, August 16th. We are, in an effort to conserve resources, moving away from traditional, paper letters. Thanks for your understanding. We are so excited to welcome our students back soon!
Class Lists for 2019-2020: Posted on the website- start on home page, scroll to bottom of page, click documents tab on bottom, left hand side of the page, and the lists are there. Thanks!
Families of incoming Kindergarten students: Please check your email as screening appointment dates and times have been sent to all. Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions and/or if you have not received this communication.
Summer Work Opportunities: https://summer.smithfield-ps.org/home This link may also be found in the documents section of the website. Thanks!
Summer Learning Opportunities: Please see the link below for ways to keep skills fresh over the Summer. https://summer.smithfield-ps.org/home
Good Afternoon, For our Kindergarten Stepping Up Ceremony tomorrow morning, please be reminded of the following: 1. As the ceremony begins at 9:00am, please do not arrive prior to 8:45am, as we need to allow for the transition of our other students into the school. 2. Parking is available in the rear of the building at Winsor and at the Greenville library. We look forward to seeing you tomorrow. Thank you.
Carnival Tonight- Please join us, rain or shine for the Winsor Carnival, from 6:00pm-8:00pm. A DJ, Kona Ice, Games, and more!
Play tomorrow: Students in tomorrow's play should remain at school and not go home prior to the 4:00pm parent performance. Thanks.
Hello! SHS is looking for feedback on an Academic Honors Proposal recently shared with the Smithfield School Committee. Please take a moment to share your thoughts and feedback. The form will close on May 17th. Thank you! Full proposal and frequently asked questions may be found at: http://bit.ly/shsacademichonors School Committee slide deck may be found at: http://bit.ly/shshonorsslidedeck Feedback Form
School Improvement Team- Please join us for the May SIT meeting on Tuesday, May 14th in the Winsor Library. We will work on the plan for next year. We hope to see you then!
Pennies for Patients Update; Please have all pennies boxes to school by Monday, April 29th. We will total our contributions and see if we met our $2,000 goal. Thanks!
Please be reminded that, as the weather gets warmer, Mr. Marino will be holding PE classes outdoors. To ensure he has a full class period, please do not arrive for parent pick up until 2:40pm .Also, as students will be outside before school, a sweatshirt on cool mornings helps. Thanks!
William Winsor Family Event Saturday, May 18th, 4:15pm McCoy Stadium, Private BBQ Event What: Private Winsor BBQ Event, Paw Sox Baseball Game followed by Fireworks show “Most Improved Student Night”(all students in attendance can walk in a parade through the outfield prior to the start of the game….name, grade and school will be announced), Green Tent Private BBQ Space (all you can eat: chicken, hot dogs, burgers, mac & cheese, potato salad and an Ice Cream Bar) Parking lot near tent is first come first served, and our group is invited to sit on the field to watch the fireworks show after the game. When: Saturday, May 18th, BBQ Starts at 4:15pm, Game Starts at 6:15pm Where: McCoy Stadium, 1 Columbus Ave, Pawtucket, RI 02860 Cost: $15 adults / $10 kids (ages 12 and under), all of the above included, please return the portion below to Jennifer Ross at William Winsor by April, 12th with a cash or check (made payable to William Winsor PTO) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Seeking parent volunteers. As part of the Recess Rocks initiative, Winsor is seeking parents to join us at recess. If you have the time and availability between 11:30 and 1:00pm, please email Mr. Ackerman at email@example.com We will pick a training time soon. Thanks!
SIT Meeting Wednesday, March 20th at 3:30pm. Please join us as we discuss the end of the 2019 school year and begin plans for the 2019-2020 school year.
Please help Winsor! The Surveyworks window closes soon. Please take a few minutes and give us feedback here: https://surveys.panoramaed.com/ride/login The code was recently emailed. Thank you.
Please be reminded that Kindergarten registration for the 2019-2020 school year remains open. Please see the link below. Feel free to contact the main office at 949-2059 if you have any questions. Thanks. http://smithfieldri.apptegy.us/o/smithfield-public-schools/page/registering-a-new-student
Kindergarten registration remains open: Kindergarten Registration for the 2019-2020. Please click here to begin: http://smithfieldri.apptegy.us/o/smithfield-public-schools/page/registering-a-new-student
There is a Camp Fair on Saturday, March 23rd at GMS from 10:00-1:00pm. Please consider attending to find out about summer options: SATURDAY MARCH 23RD - 10AM-1PM • Meet & Greet: Enrichment, Sports, Day/Overnight Camp Staff • Kids can visit booths and participate in hands-on activities • Parents: Get all your camp questions answered! • Some camps will offer sign up discounts • Opportunities for kids ages 4-14, plus some summer job opportunities for teens!
The Smithfield Education Foundation is seeking new members. Please consider attending the next meeting, scheduled for March 11th at 7:00pm in the high school media center.
For Grade 5 Families- Please save the Date: Thursday, May 16th: Visit to GMS @ 6:30pm. More information coming soon.
Winsor You are cordially invited to attend... William Winsor Elementary School Spring Music Concerts Thursday, March 14th, 2019 Smithfield High School Auditorium Grades K, 1, and 2 at 5:30-6:15 p.m. Grades 5, 3, and 4 at 6:30-7:30 p.m. Please join us for a fantastic evening of music presented by all children in grades K through 5! *There will be an intermission from 6:15-6:30 p.m. *Children may wear their best spring clothes to the concert. (Please do not feel obligated to purchase new clothes for this event.) *Children will sit with their family in the audience until it is time for them to come up to perform. We ask that children please be seated with their family in the auditorium at the above listed times. *5th Grade Band Members will set up on the stage at 6:15 during intermission. Thank you so much for your cooperation! *Admission is free, however donations for the music program will be gladly accepted. Concert- March 14th
There will be NO SCHOOL tomorrow, March 4th, due to the anticipated snow storm. All after-school activities are also cancelled. Stay safe!
PLAY PRACTICE UPDATE: Vacation on Mars rehearsals will be held every Monday (until further notice) from 3-4:15. Please bring a snack and your script. If your child needs to leave early, please send a note. Thanks!
The Little Mermaid is Coming! Smithfield High School Music Department proudly presents “The Little Mermaid” a beloved musical about a young mermaid longing for love & life above the sea. Friday, March 8th at 7 PM Saturday, March 9th at 7 PM & Sunday, March 10th at 2 PM Tickets are just $10 per person and are available at the door. Children under 4 are $5.00 There will be many raffle prizes to support the SHS Music Dept! Come and enjoy our talented Smithfield Music students! Thank you for your support!
No PTO This Evening. A new date and time will be coming soon.
Good Morning, Thank you to all of those 3rd, 4th, and 5th Graders that tried out for the play. You really impressed the directors! If you weren’t able to come, it’s not too late. Please come to the follow up audition on Feb. 25. Everyone that wants to be in the play should come, whether they attended the Feb 11 audition or not. Parts will be announced on March 1. Please bring your scripts. All practices are 3:10-4:15. If your child needs to leave early, please send a note so your child will be ready for you. Surveyworks is live. Please take a few minutes to provide feedback so that Winsor can continuously improve. Our family code was recently re-emailed to our families The link is here: ttps://surveys.panoramaed.com/RIDE/login Please click the link, enter the code provided, and answer the questions.
Good Morning, Please be reminded that play auditions are today, beginning right after school. Families should pick up students at 4:15pm in the rear parking lot. Thanks!
Hey kids in 3rd, 4th, and 5th grades! Are you interested in being in a Winsor play? Do you like to speak, dance or perform in front of an audience? Auditions will be held on Feb. 11 from 3:10 to 4:15. Practices will be held on Mondays from Feb. 25- April. The play will be performed in April for students as well as families. The directors are 3 former Winsor students; Abby Trainor, Tori Richard, and Dana Lee Harrington. The Winsor staff will be assisting the directors during the audition and practices. Let’s go on a Vacation to Mars!
No Typing Club today. We will resume club activities next Monday. Thanks.
Please be reminded: 1. SIT meeting this afternoon- 3:30pm in the Winsor Library. Our focus will be a midyear review of our School Improvement Plan. 2. Typing Club for Wednesday, February 6th is cancelled. The club will resume meeting on Monday, February 11th.
Grade 4- NAEP Assessment on Wednesday. We look forward to our Grade 4 students taking the NAEP assessment on Wednesday. Please, if our families have a question regarding the assessment or the letter sent home a few weeks back, contact the school.
Please take a few minutes to help our school become even better by completing the Surveyworks questionnaire, found here: https://surveys.panoramaed.com/ride/login The code for Winsor is in the email sent last week. If you need assistance, please email or call the school and we will make sure you have what you need.
We want to remind all families that you can apply for free and reduced lunches at anytime during the school year, especially when there's a change in income. Please fill out a lunch application at, http://smithfieldri.apptegy.us/o/smithfield-public-schools/browse/36683
Smithfield Public Schools will be on a one hour delay for Tuesday, January 22, 2018 due to prepare for icy conditions around our schools. 12 month employees should report on time.
PTO Meeting: Please join us at 7:00pm on Wednesday, January 16th for our monthly PTO meeting in the cafeteria. Thanks!
Last Call for Acts for Winsor's Got Talent! This year's production is shaping up to be amazing! So far we have dancers, singers, drummers, comedians, scientists and more(!) that are getting their acts ready for a fun filled night on Friday, February 1st. (Remember - dress rehearsal is scheduled for Wednesday, January 30th at GMS 5:00-8:00pm) Is your child still debating if they want to show off their talent? We are extending the deadline for registration to Monday, January 14th to allow the students another weekend to think about it... Also, we have a number of group acts with only partial registration (some of the members of the act have not yet sent in their registration form). Remember that there is a $5 fee per performer, so please get those registration forms in by Monday, January 14th!
SIT Meeting on February 5th at 3:30pm. Please join us as we will discuss our progress towards completion of the 2018-2019 School Improvement Plan. It is hard to believe but our school year is almost halfway over; a great time to do a progress check.
Kindergarten Registration for the 2019-2020 school year opens soon. Please click here to begin: http://smithfieldri.apptegy.us/o/smithfield-public-schools/page/registering-a-new-student
The Smithfield Education Foundation is hosting an ‘Open House’ Meeting on Monday, January 14, 2019, at 4pm in the Smithfield High School Media Center. Come learn about the Smithfield Education Foundation’s mission and how we support the Smithfield Public Schools by awarding grants to teachers. The Smithfield Education Foundation is looking for new volunteers. If you are interested but cannot attend, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We hope to see you on January 14th!
Thank You- Holiday Shop Volunteers! Our students had an amazing two days.
Substitute Teacher/Paraprofessional Opportunity on December 17th at 1:00pm. Please join us for more information.
School Improvement Team (SIT) meeting next Thursday- December 13th at 3:30pm in the library. Join us!
Parent Teacher Conferences- This Thursday. We hope to see you then.
Thank You PTO! Our pottery painting last Friday night was a tremendous success. Students had a great time
Welcome to our new site. We hope that this new portal will be a great way to connect with our community.