Principal's Message

Principal
Megan Lee-Wilfong
mlee@apslearns.org
330-761.7937

5/18/2020

Dear Windemere Families,


This certainly is not how we expected to end the 2019-2020 school year.  Normally, we are so busy with events and activities at the building at this time of year that the calendar is bursting.  Now, we are busy with trying to keep up with Google Classrooms and iReady.  It’s all going to be ok.  We are Windemere, and we are strong!  While this isn’t what we wanted, it’s what we will endure together as a community.  We will get through this together.  When the time is right, we will be reunited again back at our beautiful building.  We will miss the chance to say farewell to our 5th graders as they move on to middle school.  Again, it’s going to be ok.  We aren’t going anywhere.  Our community will remain united, and those 5th graders know that they have our utmost respect, support and love as they move on.  Check in with your child’s teacher in regards to grades and attendance.  Everything still counts.  Your children matter to us, and we are looking out for them daily.  Finish strong - everyone!  We have a few weeks left to put forth our best efforts online.  Let’s have all of the Windemere Stars Shine!!  


Please know that we are here to support you and help you in any way possible.  Call or email me.  I am at school most mornings now:  330-761-7937 or mlee@apslearns.org.


Be safe.  Stay well. Wash your hands.


Take care of each other,

Mrs. Lee-Wilfong




May...
Happy May 4th!! Here is a fun Read Aloud from Mrs. Lee for you today!
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March Principal's Message

Hello Families!

We are busy, busy, busy!!  As time continues to fly by, we are realizing how close we are to OST testing.  For students in 3rd, 4th, and 5th grades, the window for OST testing opens on March 23rd and lasts until May 8th.   We will test for ELA and Math for all students. Then our 5th graders also take a Science test. During testing, please limit appointments and any other interruptions to the school day so that we can give our students the best testing environment possible!  Also, please talk to your student about doing their absolute best on these tests. This is how we are “graded” on the state report card, and we want to make sure that everyone in the district and the state sees how intelligent our Windemere students really are!  MAP testing for grades KG-3rd will finish this week. Results will be shared with you as soon as possible. As the weather begins to warm up, the tendency to want to play outside grows. We encourage all of our students to enjoy the warmer weather, but not at the expense of getting their homework finished and getting to bed on time.  The end of the third grading period is March 19th.  Then we only have one more grading period to go to finish this school year successfully!! 

February's Principal's Message Dear Parents,

Let’s talk Attendance.  In order for us to avoid a demotion from the state on our state report card due to Chronic Absenteeism we must achieve a high attendance rating.  We are shooting for 96%! Every week on the announcements we are congratulating the classrooms that are meeting that goal. It used to be almost every classroom, but for the past few weeks we have only been able to congratulate a few rooms.  We really need all students at school, ON TIME, every day. Yes, tardies and early sign-outs count against your child’s individual attendance and against our school-wide attendance as a whole. Of course, if your child has a fever or is vomiting, he/she needs to stay home in order to get better.  The typical cold; however, is not usually something that requires a day off of school.  

Please, please, please do your very best to get your child to school on time each and every day!

 

Thank you,

Mrs. Lee-Wilfong

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January Principal's Message:
Dear Parents,

Happy New Year! It was so wonderful to see the school bustling with happy and energetic faces again! I am truly blessed to work with such amazing adults and children! There are a few things to keep in mind. Please make sure that you are encouraging your child to do his/her homework. Homework is typically practice or review work that is necessary for the students to master the material. Not completing homework can have a drastic effect on school performance.  Your child should also be reading nightly at home.  Don’t forget to ask them about the story as they read.  Conversations about what they are reading are just as important as the reading itself!  Remember, our theme for this school year is “We’re All Wonders.”  Talk to your child every day about how he/she chose kindness at school and how they appreciate the differences in others.  For parents who pick up their children in the parking lot every day, please remember if you want to pick up your child at the door you must park in the parking lot. There is no parking in the pick-up lane. If you are in the pick-up lane, please continue to pull your car forward until you are at the back of the car in front of you. Gaps in the line make it difficult to keep everyone moving. If you do see a gap in the line, please don’t let that person’s mistake affect your choices. Do not get out of line and cut in front of everyone else.  

As always, please reach out to us and let us know if you have any questions or concerns!

Mrs. Lee-Wilfong

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December Principal's Message:
Dear Parents/Guardians,

Brrrr! It’s getting very cold outside. Please make sure that your child has appropriate winter clothes for outside recess. This includes our young ladies who need to have tights on under their dresses or skirts. We will go outside for recess unless the temperature drops below 20 degrees or if the playground is covered in snow or sopping wet. 

All students should be reading at home every night. This is an expected part of their homework and for many it counts as part of their grade in class. Please ask questions about what your child is reading. Things like: Tell me about the story. Who is the main character? What other book is this one like and why? If your child/ren hesitates or stumbles in providing the answers, then there’s a good chance they are not reading for understanding, and they might need to read it again.

If I don’t see you between now and winter break, please have a safe, happy and wonderful time with your family and friends over the holiday!

Mrs. Megan Lee-Wilfong

------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ November Principal's Message: Hello Families!

I simply cannot believe that it is November already!  We are so very busy working and learning each and every day that time is truly flying by. The first grading period has come to an end. Report cards have come home. 

As the holidays draw closer, we will have a lot of activities here at school. Please make sure that you are checking backpacks every night.  Please make sure that you are filling out and sending in the RSVP’s to our events when they are due. We would hate to run out of materials or food due to people coming who have not RSVP’d. 

We are continuing to focus on “Choosing Kind” this school year.  This year we have added the focus that “We’re All Wonders.” This means that we are choosing kind because we appreciate how different we all are.   Please continue to reinforce with your child the importance of what they say to their peers. Words cannot be taken back, and so it’s incredibly important that we are teaching our students to think before they speak.  Please continue to talk to your child about that concept at home. This also applies for social media. If your child has any social media access, please be mindful of what they say on social media as it does leave a digital footprint that can’t be erased.

Thank you for your continued support, and don’t forget to reach out if you ever have any questions or concerns!

Mrs. Lee-Wilfong

Principal, Windemere CLC

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October Principal's Message: Hi Families!

We are really flying through this school year. The end of the first grading period is Oct. 25th.  Report cards will come home around Nov. 6th. For parents of students in grades 2-5, don’t wait for interims and report cards to check your child’s progress.  You can do that every day using Home Access. If you aren’t familiar with Home Access, please call Mrs. Ake in the office and she will gladly help you get that set up.  For the month of October we kicked off Anti-Bullying Month by wearing blue shirts on Oct. 1st. We are celebrating our school theme that “We’re All Wonders” this year by embracing our differences and choosing to be kind.  On Oct. 24th, we are showing our support of Breast Cancer Awareness by wearing pink. Don’t forget that you can buy bracelets for $1 every Wednesday to support this cause as well.  

At any time if you have any questions, comments, or concerns, please feel free to reach out to your child’s teacher or myself.  We are here to help and we are committed to working together as a team to see each of your children grow and thrive!

Thank you,

Mrs. Lee-Wilfong


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