Winooski School District

Cloudy, and 68 °F | 2017-07-28

2017-07-28

Principal Raabe

Friday, June 16, 2017

Dear Families,

Happy Last Day of School! It is amazing how quickly this school year has gone. So many wonderful things happened this year. Students made amazing growth academically, socially, and emotionally. Be sure to take some time today to talk to your student(s) about what went well this year for them.

This morning was move up day. Students went to their new classroom and met their teacher for next year. The teachers took an extensive amount of time to balanced lists. If you have questions or concerns about your student’s placement, please get in touch with me by June 23rd. Email may be the best way to catch me (sraabe@winooski.k12.vt.us). After June 23rd class lists will be considered finalized for the 17-18 school year.

The students are leaving today, but the staff is here next week until Tuesday. We will be here working on wrapping up this year, and doing some things to get ready for next year. Over the summer, the custodial and maintenance staff is here working incredibly hard to get everything ready for the upcoming school year. I am also working for the majority of the summer, either at JFK or at professional development.

Summer School is ready to go for this summer. Summer School starts July 5th, and for that week runs the 5th, 6th, and 7th. For the weeks of July 10th, 17th, and 24th, summer school will run Monday through Thursday. Summer school is 8-12am each day it runs.

Fresh, healthy meals will be served for children 18 and under at the Winooski Memorial Library Tuesday – Friday 12-5 and Saturdays 10-2 starting June 21st. In addition, WSD will be serving breakfast and lunch each day during summer vacation.

If your children are growing out of their clothes and you need summer clothes, St Vincent Depaul Center, located behind St. Francis Church on Weaver St., sells gently used clothing. Most items are $0.50. They have a large selection of children’s clothing. Their hours are Tues/Wed from 9 am to 3 pm.

Thank you for an amazing year at JFK Elementary. It has been a great year, and I am excited for a fantastic 17-18 school year!

Have a wonderful summer.

Sara Raabe

JFK Principal


Friday, June 2, 2017

Dear Families,

June has arrived! We have two weeks of school left. A lot happens during these last two week!

The school is working on finalizing class lists for the 17-18 school year. Students will find out who their teacher is for next year during Move Up Day on the 16th. We do have some new teachers for next year, and we are working on having the new teachers at move up day physically or electronically. We do have one more position to hire for, but here is the teacher list for next year:

Kindergarten Caroline Bell Courtney Bryan Lisa Bushey Sarah Lothrop  

(New Hire)

1st Grade Regan Charron Nan Johnson Lois Thompson To Be Hired
2nd Grade Casey Hogan Angela Moulton Dave Muir Andy Schlater
3rd Grade Joan Benjamin Kari Bohlin

(New Hire)

Tiffany Demore

(New Hire)

 
4th Grade Lynn Garcia Amanda Mormile Jessica Perotte *Teachers are content specific in grades 4 and 5. Students will have a homeroom teacher but will be taught by all three teachers for different content areas.
5th Grade Sally Bissonette Jacie Knapp Jenny Wright


I have updated the list of dates below of upcoming events at JFK. I will try to keep the list updated each week so that everyone can be on the same page.

Important Upcoming Dates

June 2nd – 3rd Grade to Waterbury; 4th Grade to Jay Peak

June 7th – 1st Grade Big Blue Trunk at JFK

June 8th  – Kindergarten to Essex Cinemas; 3rd Grade to Smuggler’s Notch; 5th Grade BBQ

June 9th – All School Celebration (Rain Date the 12th)

June 12th – 2nd Grade to Echo

June 13th – 5th Grade Northern Lights

June 14th – Preschool Last Day

June 16th – Move Up Day; Kindergarten Performance; Last Student Day 11 am Dismissal

Have a wonderful weekend.

Sara Raabe

JFK Principal


Friday, May 26, 2017

Dear Families,

A huge thank you to the WSD PTO for the potluck dinner last night. The food was delicious, and it was wonderful to see so many families there. Thank you!

After the potluck dinner, the health office gave a presentation on the school-based health center that will be starting at JFK in September, will be open two days a week, and will be staffed with clinicians from UVMMC-Peds and other local practices. The goal of the school-based health center is, as a district, to reduce absenteeism, tardiness and early dismissals while keeping students healthy enough to stay in school and continue learning. In the school-based health center, the doctor can treat acute illnesses if your child gets sick at school, for example:

  • Flu
  • Ear infections/Sinus infections/Strep Throat
  • Urinary Tract Infections
  • Rashes

The school-based health center doctor can also check on your child several days after an illness to make sure your child is feeling better! This is not instead of your regular doctor – this is together with your regular doctor. If a child gets sick at school, a doctor can see them right there so that parents do not have to leave work, children do not have to miss as much school to go to the doctor, and instead can stay in class and continue learning. If a child has a chronic health condition, the SBHC doctor can work alongside the regular doctor to prevent the child from getting sick. SBHCs help create an overall healthier school environment for the students.  

After the presentation, we had the 4th and 5th-grade concert. The band and chorus students did an amazing job! A huge thank you to Randy and Hilary for all their hard work with our students.

I have updated the list of dates below of upcoming events at JFK. I will try to keep the list updated each week so that everyone can be on the same page.

 

Important Upcoming Dates

May 26th – Early Dismissal – NO Early Dismissal Activities for students  Pick-up 12:15

May 29th – No School

June 2nd – 3rd Grade to Waterbury; 4th Grade to Jay Peak

June 7th – 1st Grade Big Blue Trunk at JFK

June 8th  – Kindergarten to Essex Cinemas; 3rd Grade to Smuggler’s Notch; 5th Grade BBQ

June 9th – All School Celebration (Rain Date the 12th)

June 12th – 2nd Grade to Echo

June 13th – 5th Grade Northern Lights

June 14th – Preschool Last Day

June 16th – Move Up Day; Kindergarten Performance; Last Student Day 11 am Dismissal

Have a wonderful long weekend. We will see everyone on Tuesday!

Sara Raabe

JFK Principal


Friday, May 19, 2017

Dear Families,

It has been another busy week at JFK. This week, students in grades 3rd-5th were finishing their SBAC testing, and 4th grade was finishing Science NECAP.  We are almost done with the mandated assessments!

Kirsten Kollgaard, our ELL and Curriculum director, welcomed her second son on Thursday. Kirsten was at work on Thursday, and Samuel arrived Thursday afternoon! Kirsten will be out for the rest of the school year and will be returning mid-August. Please contact the main JFK office is there is anything you need that Kirsten would normally help with.

I have updated the list of dates below of upcoming events at JFK. I will try to keep the list updated each week so that everyone can be on the same page.

Important Upcoming Dates

May 19th – 1st Grade to Shelburne Farms

May 22nd – 3rd Grade to Shelburne Museum

May 25th – 5pm-6:30pm International Potluck, 5:40pm-6:00pm presentation about school based

health clinic, 6:30pm-7:15pm JFK Concert

May 26th – Early Dismissal – NO Early Dismissal Activities for students  Pick-up 12:15

May 29th – No School

June 2nd – 3rd Grade to Waterbury; 4th Grade to Jay Peak

June 7th – 1st Grade Big Blue Trunk at JFK

June 8th  – Kindergarten to Essex Cinemas; 3rd Grade to Smuggler’s Notch; 5th Grade BBQ

June 9th – All School Celebration (Rain Date the 12th)

June 13th – 5th Grade Northern Lights

June 14th – Preschool Last Day

June 16th – Kindergarten Performance; Move Up Day; Last Student Day 11 am Dismissal

 

Have a wonderful weekend.

Sara Raabe

JFK Principal


Friday, May 12, 2017

Dear Families,

This past week was Staff Appreciation week. As many of you have seen, the exit door on the JFK side is covered in post-it notes. Students and Staff wrote post-it notes to adults at school that they appreciate. Please stop by and take a look at the wonderful notes your students wrote. Feel free to add one of your own!

It is the time of year where events start to pile up. I have listed some dates below of upcoming events at JFK. I will try to keep the list updated each week so that everyone can be on the same page.

Important Upcoming Dates

May 13th – PTO Spring Vendor/Craft Sale 9am-4pm Winooski School

May 19th – 1st Grade to Shelburne Farms

May 22nd – 3rd Grade to Shelburne Museum

May 25th – 5pm-6:30pm International Potluck, 5:40pm-6:00pm presentation about school based

health clinic, 6:30pm-7:15pm JFK Concert

May 26th – Early Dismissal – NO Early Dismissal Activities for students  Pick-up 12:15

May 29th – No School

June 2nd – 3rd Grade to Waterbury; 4th Grade to Jay Peak

June 7th – 1st Grade Big Blue Trunk at JFK

June 8th  – Kindergarten to Essex Cinemas; 3rd Grade to Smuggler’s Notch; 5th Grade BBQ

June 9th – All School Celebration (Rain Date the 12th)

June 13th – 5th Grade Northern Lights

June 14th – Preschool Last Day

June 16th – Kindergarten Performance; Move Up Day; Last Student Day 11 am Dismissal

Have a wonderful weekend.

Sara Raabe

JFK Principal