Reminder: K-4 Curriculum Night this Thursday, September 14th

Our annual Curriculum Night for parents/guardians of students in Kindergarten through Grade 4 is Thursday, September 14th. Please see schedule below for format of the evening.

6:00-6:30 Kindergarten-Grade 2 parents/guardians meet teachers in classrooms for individual presentations

6:40-6:55 ALL Kindergarten-Grade 4 parents/guardians meet in the auditorium for a brief presentation

7:00-7:30 Grades 3-4 parents/guardians meet teachers in classrooms for individual presentations

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School Fair Raffle Winners!

And the winners are…

Congrats to all the winners of the Teacher Raffle prizes from last night’s school fair! Contact teachers directly for activity prizes; if you won an item, it will be delivered to you if you have not already received it:

Raffle Winners from the School Fair 2017

Play with the Wolkats – Samya Kanwar/Mrs. Clayton

Sweet Frog with Senora Malaver – Sasha Belabe/ Mr. Brouse

Books signed by the Author– Jaylailia Nyugen /Mrs. Sabastianelle, Christopher Nyguyen /Mrs. Jastrzebski

Ice Cream Social with 1st Grade Teachers – Isha Khanna/Mrs. McKenna

Pizza Party with 3rd teachers – Luke Rubino/Mrs. Sabastianelle, Isla Ciciotte/Mrs. O’Neil’s, Bridget Feeney/Mrs. Clayton, Evan Goldfarb/Mr. Feeney

Ice Cream Social with Kindergarten Teachers – Teddy Seifel/Mrs. Jastrzebski

Fuse Art Magnet with 2nd grade – Grace Minahan /Mrs. Clayton

Basketball with Mr. Feeney – Nolan Trent/ Mrs. Stanish

Lazer Tag with Mr. Dicks – Sawyer Bloom/ Mrs. Raynis

Mini Golf with Mrs. Mori – Max Palazzotto/Mrs. Mori

Hoop it Up with Mr. F – Grace Rubino/Mrs. Raynis & Mason Carges/Mrs. Clinton

Matt Ball Game with Mrs. Glasier – Guerri Fandozzi/ Mrs. Raynis

Nail Painting with Mrs. Fagan – Veide Krist/Mr. Brouse & Ariasty Motos/Mr.Dicks

Chalkboard Gift Card donated by Mrs. Clayton – Charlotte Peters /Mrs. Clayton

Principal for the Day – Shannon Dalton/Mrs. O’Neil

Lunch with Mrs. Fisher – Vincent Collard/Mrs. Benton

Fidget Spinners from Mrs. Raynis – Bryce Goldfarb/Mrs.Jastrzebski’s. Will Rankin & Jaylailia Nyugen /Mrs. Sabastianelle

Iscream Party with Mrs. Stanish – Ava Cashman, Nia Phu, Ghidera Chukwura /All Mrs. Stanish & Audrey Hall /Mrs. Benton’s class

Drum Lessons with Mr. Ranaudo – Charlie Eddy/Mrs. Kropp’s class

School Fair is Jun 2nd: Many Volunteers Needed!

It’s almost time for the Wolcott Spring Fair (Friday, June 2 from 5-8 PM) and there are lots of opportunities for volunteering!! We’ll have bounce houses, an obstacle course, facepainting, food, and lots of games. There will also be the cakewalk, teacher raffle and new games including a Flash Splash game to splash the teachers, a ring toss, and a monster knock down game! Lots of help will be needed to be sure than fun will be had by everyone!!

Sign up today at Sign up Genius: http://www.signupgenius.com/ go/30e094fa4ae2fa1fd0-wolcott

Many Volunteers Needed for Run A Muck!

Spring Forest Clean UP-May 6th (rain date 5/13)

Looking for volunteers to help clean the forest in preparation for the Spring Run A Muck. Please bring: string trimmers, rakes, clippers, etc t help remove overgrowth, clear paths, spread mulch, clean up trash.  Sign up here: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0d45aaaf2da02-spring1 

Contact: Aileen Bastos @ aileen.bastos@gmail.com for questions


Set Up Crew 2017 Run A Muck-Sat. May 20th (for event on 5/21)

Brains and Brawn needed for the 2017 Run a Muck Set up crew. Come be a warrior and hang for the day or simply give an hour or two to get a piece of the race set up action.

Many hands make light work and we need YOU to make this happen! Sign up here: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0d45aaaf2da02-setupcrew

Contact Aileen Bastos or Jenn Trent with questions: aileen.bastos@gmail.com, cmjennt@hotmail.com


Volunteer Crew for Run A Muck Event on Sunday, 5/21

Volunteers needed to help our kids “Run a Muck” through Wolcott Children’s forest. This year we are looking for commitment from each grade to help manage obstacle oversight throughout the course.

1 hour slots available. Bring your racer and watch from an obstacle to help support the event.

Questions: Contact Aileen Bastos or Jenn Trent @ aileen.bastos@gmail.com or cmjennt@hotmail.com

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0d45aaaf2da02-runamuck1

Wolcott School Night at the new Yard Goats Stadium!

Lots of buzz surrounding the Yardgoats Stadium opening in Hartford. If you have not had a chance to go here is your opportunity to attend with your school community. Friday May 12 will be Wolcott School night. The game begins at 7:05 PM, with gates open at 6:05 PM.

Tickets are $12 each and a portion of your ticket purchase supports  the Wolcott PTO.  As an added bonus, the Wolkatz will be playing a number on the field that night and there will be fireworks after the game. It does not get much more exciting than this!!!

Ticket order deadline is Friday, April 28th. See flyer for more details.

Flyers should be coming home with your children; you can also find the PDF of the flyer below:

Wolcott Night at the Yard Goats Flyer

Volunteer Spotlight on: Aileen Bastos

The Wolcott PTO sponsors multiple events and activities in support of our scholars, our families, and our staff. Throughout the year, we will be “spotlighting” some of the volunteers who contribute to bringing these events and activities to life.

A variety of volunteer opportunities, big and small, inside and outside of school hours, are available all year long. Be sure to check the “Volunteer” section of the website regularly for info on available opportunities. We’d love for the next spotlight to be on you!  🙂

In this month’s spotlight: Aileen Bastos!

Spring Box Top Collection is On!

Let the Spring Box Tops Collection begin!

Which class will be victorious this time? Will Mr. Brouse’s 5th grade class prevail again?

Our goal is to collect 6,000 Box Tops which would earn our school $600.00.

Please remember to send in the Box Tops you collect in a plastic bag clearly marked with your teacher’s name.

Start sending in your Box Tops today! Submissions are due no later than Friday, May 5th. Thank you!

The class with the most Box Tops will receive our traveling trophy and bragging rights, of course!

If you have any questions about the Box Tops program, please visit the General Mills website: www.BoxTops4education.com

Wolcott Running Club Sign-up Deadline is Friday, April 7 [non-PTO post]

The deadline to sign-up for running club is this Friday April 7 th. Don’t miss this fun opportunity for you kids!

WOLCOTT RUNNING CLUB
Grades 1 – 5 SPRING 2017

We are excited to announce our new partnership with West Hartford Leisure Services. This partnership will allow our after school running club to be more sustainable for the future! Both the spring and fall seasons of 2016 were hugely successful, attracting well over 100 enthusiastic runners who committed to the twice weekly, 7 week season. We had 60% of our runners compete in the culminating races at the end of both seasons!

Our culminating goal is the Celebrate! West Hartford 5K or kids ½ mile run on Sunday, June 11th.

We guarantee 11 of the 13 practices, if we miss more than three due
to inclement weather, we will announce make-up days.
Practices will be cancelled due to inclement weather.
All cancellations will be sent via email by noon that day.
No busing after this program. Parent/guardian will be responsible for pick-up.
GOALS OF THE PROGRAM
► Foster high self-esteem, self-confidence, and self-discipline.
► Promote goal setting and goal achievement.
► Inspire positive attitudes and respect for others.
► Develop positive values and life skills that will enhance students’
preparation for an active and healthy life.
► Enter a ½ mile or 5K race at Celebrate! West Hartford on Sunday, June 11.

YOU CAN CHOOSE TO ATTEND ONE OR BOTH DAYS

✓ PROGRAM #:​414325A​Mondays & Thursdays
✓ PROGRAM #:​414325B​Mondays only
✓ PROGRAM #:​414325C​Thursdays only

Grades​1 – 5 only​

Age range: 6 – 11

Date:​April 24 – June 8, 2017 (No class: Monday, 5/29)

Time:​3:20 – 4:15 p.m.

Fee:​$25 Mondays & Thursdays /$14 Monday or Thursday (One day only)

Location:​Wolcott School
Deadline: Interested parties must register with Leisure Services no later than April 7th.

Register On-Line at www.WestHartfordCT.gov/leisureservices
Choose on-line registration, use your user ID and Password
Go to Shop in Title Bar, choose Activity Enrollment and enter the Program #
or register in person, mail or FAX to West Hartford Leisure Services,
50 South Main Street, West Hartford, CT 06107. FAX number 860-561-7519