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Welcome Back! Winfield Elementary Back to School Night August, 2013.

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1 Welcome Back! Winfield Elementary Back to School Night August, 2013

2 Background: First Grade Teacher Fourth Grade Teacher Assistant Principal at the Regional Institute for Children and Adolescents in Baltimore Assistant Principal at Winfield Principal at Mechanicsville Elementary Principal at Winfield Elementary My values: Hard work Teamwork/collaboration Learning Reflection Integrity-Do what is best for kids at all times.

3 Schedule for Tonight 6:15 Volunteer Training 7:00 Introductions 7:05 Principal and PTO Presentation 7:25 Transition to Classrooms 7:30 Teacher Presentations

4 “Yes you can, and never give up.” -Rick Hoyt Link to ESPY Award

5 Introductions Administration: Nick Shockney, Principal Ms. Sikorski, Assistant Principal Office Staff: Ms. Cathy Brown, Secretary Ms. Mary Dickson, Secretary Ms. Debra Broadrick, Secretary Ms. Jill Millison, School Counselor Ms. Annette Cremens, Nurse Ms. Kelli Eger, Cafeteria Manager

6 Our Mission Winfield Elementary is a community of motivated learners working together to achieve each individual’s highest potential.

7 What Makes Winfield Elementary Unique? Enrollment of around 575 students Serve the Winfield Community and beyond Autism Program for students with special needs Additional resource and support staff Amazingly supportive community Dedicated professionals committed to every student Our kids set the example!

8 Principal Priorities for 13-14 Establish meaningful relationships with students, staff, families, and the community. Winfield Family. Implement changes associated with CCSS and the new Teacher/Principal Evaluation System while empowering instruction. Together We Can

9 School Hours 15 minutes earlier this year Doors open at 8:45 AM School starts at 9:15 AM Dismissal begins at 3:45 PM A.M. ECSN / Pre-K 9:15 AM-11:45 AM P.M. ECSN 1:15 PM-3:45 PM

10 Attendance Students need to be in their seats by 9:15 AM to avoid being marked tardy (late). If your child is absent, a note must be sent in when your child returns. If a note is not received, the absence will be marked as unverified. After a period of time, unverified absences are coded as unlawful. Students who leave prior to 3:45 will be marked tardy for the afternoon. Extended absences require prior approval.

11 Transportation Thank you for your support this week! Please use CCPS transportation. We have a very small parking lot. Please help us decrease the volume of traffic in our loop. Please help our green school initiatives. If you need to pick-up/drop-off, please follow procedures.

12 Cafeteria Lunch guests must sign in at the office and receive a guest sticker. We must have a note in advance for anyone other a parent or guardian requesting to have lunch with a student (Grandparents, etc.). Please consider pre-paying for lunches. This can be done for a few meals, the month, or the year. Pre-pay forms can be found on the WIN website. Breakfast available daily. Ms. Kelli Eger, Cafeteria Manager.

13 Lunch Prices Student lunch: $2.25 Milk: $0.60 Ice cream $0.75 Student breakfast $1.25

14 Birthday Celebrations/Special Activities Please be aware and sensitive of students with food allergies. Please do not send in food items for Birthdays. Special activities involving food items must be pre-approved by the Teacher and coordinated with the School Nurse.

15 Student Dress Please make sure students are dressed appropriately and comfortably for learning. Student dress should not be a distraction to the student or other students. Appropriate shoes should be worn daily. Students will be going outside daily for recess and PE. Coats during the cold months.

16 Parent and Guardian Involvement PTO meetings, activities, and events Classroom volunteers Help at home Field trips Guest speakers Volunteer training We need your help!

17 Winfield is a Green School! REDUCE/REUSE/RECYCLE Paperwork through Alert Now and on Website Contact office for requests for paper copies. Recycling projects Send lunch items in plastic containers instead of baggies Gardens Curricular connections Please have your children ride the bus to conserve fuel and help reduce emissions!

18 Partnerships Professional Development School McDaniel College Student Teachers High School Students from the Carroll County Career and Technology Center CHANGE Volunteers

19 Winfield Website: Staff Calendar News and Information School Improvement Plan Cafeteria Closings Media Parent and Student Resources Link to PTO Website School Counseling School Supply Lists Summer Learning Resources Link to CCPS Website

20 PBIS Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports ROAR Expectations ROAR tickets Over 30,000 CARE tickets awarded last year Student incentives and recognition

21 Misc. Information Alert Now email system Update contact information when changes occur Home Access Center Field trips Chaperones (volunteer training) Please no “shadowing”

22 Thank You! We are looking forward to a wonderful year! Please feel free to contact us at school if you have any questions.

23 Winfield PTO Mr. Mike Yokay, President PTO Presentation

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