WOLF SWAMP ROAD ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

62 WOLF SWAMP ROAD | LONGMEADOW | MASSACHUSETTS | 01106 | P 413-565-4270 | F 413-565-4273


"Our mission is to provide a safe, caring, respectful learning community that encourages every child to achieve his or her learning potential."

"All students, regardless of race, color, sex, gender identity, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, or homelessness, have equal access to the general education program and the full range of any occupational or vocational programs offered by the district."

SCHOOL HOURS 8:30 AM - 2:45 PM

TO REPORT AN ABSENCE

PLEASE CALL 413-565-4270

SUMMER HOURS 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM

ANNOUNCEMENTS

WOLF SWAMP ROAD SCHOOL K-8 HANDBOOK available now under the Parent Tab!

or click on this link :

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1zWfDDuI2kp7PjW7RE0K_rP88KFZjzJ1K/view?usp=sharing


Important:

School Hours for K-5 will be 8:25-2:45. Students will be marked tardy at 8:35.

Beth Nelson, Principal

Wolf Swamp Road School

Class Assignments

Returning families will have access to the Powerschool Parent Portal on Thursday, August 23, 2018 at 9:00 a.m. to view your child’s class assignment. Kindergarten families will receive a letter in the US Mail on or around August 23, 2018 with their child’s class assignment. New families to Wolf Swamp will be able to get their child’s class assignment during the New Student Orientation on August 23, 2018 at 2:00 p.m..

New Student Tour

August 23, 2018

2:00-3:00 p.m.

Kindergarten Playdate

August 30, 2018

10:00-10:45

we will meet on the Playground


School Supplies for 2018-19 School Year:

5th Grade Supplies

· Case-it Mighty Zip Tab 3-Inch Zipper Binder

· 1 pair of headphones (for computer, similar to side photo)

· 3 single subject 70 pg wide ruled notebooks

4th Grade Supplies

· Case-it Mighty Zip Tab 3-Inch Zipper Binder

· Personal headset ( similar to side photp, or earbuds)

· 2 single subject 70 pg wide ruled notebooks

· 3 hole punched 8 tab dividers

3rd Grade

· 2” 3 ring Binder (cloth preferred)

· 1 pair of headphones (for computer and ipad, similar to side photo)

· 1 single subject 70 pg wide ruled notebook

2nd Grade

  • 1 pair of headphones (for computer and ipad, similar to side photo)

· 1 single subject 70 pg wide ruled notebook

1st Grade

· 1 pair of headphones (for computer and ipad, similar to side photo)

· 2 single subject 70 pg wide ruled notebooks

Kindergarten

· 1 pair of headphones (for computer and ipad, similar to side photo)

· 1 single subject 70 pg wide ruled notebook

We welcome the following donations:

· Lysol Dual Action Disinfecting Wipes (purple wipes, yellow plastic lid)

· Hand Sanitizer wipes (fragrance free)

· Wet Ones for Sensitive Skin (fragrance and alcohol free)

For some fun summer math ideas, click here to get to Mrs. Moriarty's Math Website.

https://nmoriarty6.wixsite.com/wolfswampmath

2018 Pioneer Valley Excellence in Teaching Award Winner

Rebecca Powell Grade 1 Teacher at Wolf Swamp Road School

Math Night - Wednesday, May 16th

6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.



Interesting facts about Longmeadow School lunches


Wolf Swamp staff showing off their support

for Autism Awareness

New offering (1).pdf

New lunch item offered!

Save the date for Math night!

Whitsons Menu Icon Announcement Flyer.pdf

Whitson's update:

Here are our new menu icons that indicate certain details on the menu, such as organic, vegetarian, or contains pork.

March 6th: 7:00 LHS Please join us for a community conversation focusing on the factors that contribute to our over scheduled lives, how we measure true success and happiness, and strategies for achieving family balance. The event features a talk by Dr. Ned Hallowell, a highly recognized international speaker and author of Crazy Busy: Overstretched, Overbooked, and About to Snap! He will help us understand how to "unsnarl our frenzied lives."

Screenagers the documentary was recently viewed by the Longmeadow Community at Longmeadow High School in late January. The response was very positive and we are able to show this documentary again on April 23 at 6:30 p.m. at the Glenbrook Middle School Auditorium.

March 9, 2018 will be the Flood Make Up Day at Wolf Swamp Road School. This was previously a scheduled day of Professional Development for staff. We will make up the lost day of instruction on March 9, 2018. Students will have a half day of school on March 9, and be dismissed at 11:30a.m.. The additional day lost by Preschool and Kindergarten, will not have to be made up.

Our Winter Walking School Bus has been rescheduled to March 8, 2018. Like our previous Walking School Bus, we will meet at the corner of Kenmore and Wolf Swamp Road at 8:20 a.m. on Thursday, March 8, 2018. If you typically drop your child off in the carline, feel free to either park your car and join us, or drop your child off on Kenmore, and they can walk up with their classmates, school staff and the Longmeadow Police Department. Our PTA will graciously provide Swiss Miss Milk Chocolate Hot Chocolate to our students, while supplies last. If your child has an allergy, we ask that you please check the label of this hot chocolate to ensure the safeness for your child’s consumption.

Jetta Bernier, Executive Director of MassKids, will be coming to Longmeadow High School On Monday, March 26, 2018 at 7PM. Massachusetts Citizens for Children (MassKids) is the oldest state-based child advocacy organization in the country. We hope that this forum will give parents the basic knowledge, skills and words they need to teach their children about personal sexual safety.

Ned Hallowell, March 6, 2018 7PM at LHS Auditorium

Please join us for a community conversation focusing on the factors that contribute to our overscheduled lives, how we measure true success and happiness, and strategies for achieving family balance. The event features a talk by Dr. Ned Hallowell, a highly recognized international speaker and author of CrazyBusy: Overstretched, Overbooked, and About to Snap! He will help us understand how to "unsnarl our frenzied lives."


CLOSE Community event

All parents are invited to CLOSE Community's next event: The New Face of Substance Use in Longmeadow, a panel and community discussion:

Where: Storrs Public Library Longmeadow, MA

When: Wednesday, January 31st at 7pm

Presenters:

Dr. Al McKee, MD - Pain Management Specialist

Shelly Warren, LICSW - LPS’ Substance Abuse Response Coord.

Michael Simmons - Recovery Comm. & former LHS Student

What: Substance use and the human condition Its potential impact on the transitioning young- adult community in Longmeadow. Group discussion and Q&A to follow.

Refreshments provided.

@closecommunity01106 or (413) 565-4200 ext 4043 for more information.




CLOSE Storrs Event Flyer 1.31.18_Millenials:Senior Edit.pdf

Kindergarten Screening

The Kindergarten screening dates for the incoming Kindergarten Class of 2018-2019 will be held on May 9 and May 10 in the Pupil Services Offices located at 535 Bliss Road, Longmeadow, MA. Kindergarten Orientation will be Friday, May 18.


Wolf Swamp Report Card.docx
2017 Wolf Seamp Overview.pdf

Wolf Swamp Road School's "report card"

Don't forget!

All parents are invited to a special screening of "Screenagers: Growing Up in the Digital Age" on Tuesday, January 23rd at 7pm in the LHS Auditorium. There will be a panel discussion after the film featuring local experts, including elementary, middle and high school staff, a pediatrician, and our School Resource Officer. Please see the attached flyer for more information.

Wolf Swamp Road School will be closed on Tuesday, January 2, 2018. (ONLY Wolf Swamp Road school)

2017-2018 Celebration of Winter Holidays.mp4

2017 Celebration of Winter Holidays

Announcement:

All parents are invited to a special screening of "Screenagers: Growing Up in the Digital Age" on Tuesday, January 23rd at 7pm in the LHS Auditorium. There will be a panel discussion after the film featuring local experts, including elementary, middle and high school staff, a pediatrician, and our School Resource Officer. Please see the attached flyer for more information.

Picture Retake Day!

PICTURE RETAKE DAY

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 7

9 TO 11 AM


Picture Day- Picture Day is this Tuesday, October 3. Color brochures were sent home this past week, with your child(ren). Please pre-order online (send the receipt in with your child) or pay by check on picture day. Any questions can be answered at www.grynnandbarrett.com

Longmeadow Elementary Schools iWalk to School Day Wednesday October 4th

Join Wolf Swamp students, families, school leaders, and partners around our community to celebrate the benefits of walking/biking to school on International Walk to School Day.

Children who walk or bike to school, Captain Gary Fontaine, Assistant Superintendent Tom Mazza and members of your Wolf Swamp School family will meet on the corner of Kenmore Drive and Wolf Swamp Road at 8:20 a.m. Let’s create the longest “walking school bus” in MA! If you walk a different route to Wolf Swamp, we’ll meet you in front of the school with a special acknowledgement for each participant! Visit http://www.walkbiketoschool.org/ for additional information about the event and for safety ideas for walkers and bikers! Get your sneakers ready and we'll see you next Wednesday!! Rain date is October 6th.

John O'Sullivan of the Changing the Game Project. All parents are invited to attend the evening presentation on October 24th.

Good evening Wolf Swamp Families,

We look forward to welcoming you tonight, September 28 for Back-to-School Night from 6:00-7:00PM.


Please join us for the Annual Back-to-School Picnic on Wednesday, September 13 from 5-7pm on the Wolf Swamp Road School playground. Bring your own picnic and blanket! We will provide popcorn, cotton candy, tattoos, face painting, hula hooping fun, bounce house, and a bounce house obstacle course! We will be accepting cash, checks, and credit cards on the night of the picnic ONLY. Admission is $3.00pp or $12/family. Finally, we need 25 MORE VOLUNTEERS! Please sign up for an hour slot if you have the time. Thanks so much! www.SignUpGenius.com/go/30E0D4FABA92EA3FB6-volunteers

Sincerely,

Wolf Swamp PTA

IMPORTANT DATE CHANGE

Family Picnic- September 7, rain date September 13.

Powerschool Portal

On Friday, August 18 at 3:00 p.m. you will be able to log into the PowerSchool Student and Parent Portal to see what homeroom your child has been placed in for the upcoming school year. Your login and password were sent home with your child on Monday, June 19, 2017. Logging into the Portal will be the only way you will be able to see who your child's teacher is for the 2017-2018 school year. All veteran or returning parents can access the portal by visiting the Parent Portal at https://powerschool.longmeadow.k12.ma.us/public/. I’ve included a screenshot at the bottom of this email, that will provide some visual of what you are looking at to find your child’s homeroom teacher.


Upcoming Events

Preschool Orientation

Preschool orientation will take place on Friday September 1, 2017 from 10:00 AM -11:00AM for morning preschool Pre-K and 1:00 PM -2:00PM for afternoon preschool.


Kindergarten Play Date

August 31, 2017 from 10:00-10:45 is the kindergarten play date. We will meet on the playground at 10:00. The expectations are that we will play and socialize. Around 10:15, the parents and teachers will huddle up while the students keep playing to review the first day procedures and norms. Lastly, the students and parents will visit the classroom.


First Grade Open House

You are invited to stop by the classroom on Wednesday, August 30, 2017 any time between 9:00 AM-10:00 AM. Please bring your school supplies from the wish list and the dismissal form that will be mailed to you from the first grade team (on or around August 16).


New Student Orientation

The new student and family orientation will be held on Wednesday, August 23, 2017 from 2:00 PM-3:00 PM. We will take a tour of the building and talk about what to expect come the first day of school. Please note teachers will be unavailable during this time.

Upcoming Events

9/28/17 Back to School Night 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.

10/3/17 Picture Day (retakes 11/7/17)