Rethinking School Start Times – Message from Principal Dunn

Dear Wolcott Families:

As you know, for the past year and a half, the West Hartford Board of Education has been studying the benefits and challenges of changing the start and end times of our schools. On November 20, 2018, the Board will hold a vote on this issue. After reviewing four options, the Board has narrowed their decision to two options.

Change School Start Times (Board of Education Option 2)
High School starts/ends 40 minutes later
Middle School starts/ends 20 minutes earlier
Elementary School starts/ends 10 minutes later

M, T, R, F W
High Schools 8:10-2:55 8:10-1:30
Middle Schools 7:40 – 2:30 7:40-1:10
Elementary Schools 8:45 – 3:30 8:45-2:10

No Change to School Start Times (Board of Education Option 4)
Retain the current school start/end times for all schools.

M, T, R, F W
High Schools 7:30-2:15 7:30-12:48
Middle Schools 8:00-2:50 8:00-1:30
Elementary Schools 8:35-3:20 8:35-2:00

We will be in communication with you once we know the outcome of this vote.

Thank you for our partnership,

Forest Clean Up Thank You!

Thank you to all of the volunteers who cleaned the forest on Saturday. It looks amazing and ready for Friday’s movie – The Dog Who Saved Halloween! See you there at 6:30pm.


Wolcott Earns with the Stop & Shop A+ Program

Are you a Stop & Shop Rewards Customer?

By shopping at Stop & Shop and using your rewards card you can generate more $ for Wolcott. All you need to do is register your card with the A+ program. This costs nothing, is simple to do online, and carries over each year without doing anything extra. You can also register more than one school so if there is a sibling at another school you can donate points to both schools. Please take a moment to check that your card is registered to Wolcott with the A+ program and encourage family, neighbors and friends, too. Last year we raised over $780 for Wolcott!
Stop+Shop A+

Wolcott PTO October Events/Activities


October is a busy month at Wolcott! Check out some of the upcoming events and activities sponsored by the Wolott PTO:

10/9: School picture day
10/6: Haunted Forest Cleanup 7:30 am – 10:00 am
10/12: Movie Night in the Forest 6:30 pm
10/18: PTO Meeting 7:00 pm
10/20: Haunted Forest 5-8 pm

Wolcott Forest Cleanup Day: October 6

Help us get ready for movie night and the haunted forest by cleaning up the paths and debris. Meet us at the forest with your rakes and gloves on Saturday, October 6th from 7:30 am – 10:00 am.

Movie Night in Wolcott Forest: October 12 movie-night-2

Grab a blanket or lawn chair and join us for Movie Night in the Forest on Friday, October 12th at 6:30 pm in the Wolcott Children’s Forest. Free for all Wolcott Families including free popcorn. Movie feature: The Dog Who Saved Halloween.

October PTO Meeting: October 18

The next PTO meeting will also be on Thursday, Oct 18th at 7:00 pm in the library. We hope to see you all there! As always, free babysitting will be provided for all school age children.

Haunted Forest: October 20

Haunted Forest is scheduled to take place on October 20, 2018. However, before you start planning your outfit for that night we need volunteers to ensure the event can happen. This event is a major fundraiser for the PTO and takes lots of generous souls to make it happen. We are counting on you!!! Please visit the online signup sheet to reserve your volunteer spot. First and foremost we need scene commitments. To signup:
Questions? Contact the event coordinator, Brooks Fischer.

Wolcott Haunted Forest Scene Signup


Hey Wolcott!!! The Haunted Forest needs YOU!! Yes YOU!!! Scenes are needed for this year’s forest. Friday October 12 is the “dead”line to signup to do your scene. We need 12-15 scenes or the event will be laid to rest for 2018.

So please, sign up to volunteer for a scene, we are happy to give you ideas if needed!!!  Click the link below to sign up:

Haunted Forest is scheduled for Saturday, October 20, with a rain date of October 27th. Questions? Contact the event coordinator, Brooks Fischer.

Haunted Forest Informational Meeting

boo2_0.jpgThe first meeting for Haunted Forest is this Thursday 9/20 at 6:30pm at the school before the PTO meeting. We are seeking volunteers who are interested in creating a scene, forest clean up, refreshments, ticket sales, and security. A Signup Genius will be soming soon.
For questions or more info, contact Brooks Fischer or Rob Oliver. Hope to see you there!!

First PTO Meeting on Thursday at 7pm

Please join us in the library for our first PTO Meeting to meet the new Board and Volunteers, learn about the planned activities and fundraising, and hear an update from Principal Dunn. We will also have light refreshments to chat more after the meeting. We can’t wait to see you all again!
As always, school age child care will be provided.

Welcome Back, Wolcott!

60240688-welcome-back-text-in-colorful-polka-dot-design.jpgHi Wolcott Families! We hope you have enjoyed the beautiful summer and are as excited as we are for the 2018-2019 school year. We have lots of great PTO events and activities planned for the coming year!

We look forward to seeing you again at the Open House next Tuesday, 8/28. New students 2:00-2:30 and returning students 2:30-3:00.

SAVE THE DATE: Don’t forget to add these September events to your calendar!

  • Curriculum Night / Grades K-4 (parents only) – Thursday, 9/6 6:00-7:30
  • PTO Ice Cream Social – Friday, 9/7 3:30 -5:00
  • Curriculum Night & Colebrook Meeting / Grade 5 (parents only) – Thursday, 9/13 6:00-7:30
  • September PTO Meeting – Thursday, 9/20 7:00
    Meet the new PTO Board, learn about the planned events, sign up for a committee/volunteer and join us for refreshments with the Board following the first meeting. School age child care will be provided.