Kathleen E. Goodwin
Elementary School - News & Events

 

Principal - Heston Sutman

HESTON SUTMAN, PRINCIPAL

80 Old Boston Post Road
Old Saybrook, CT 06475
860-395-3165  Fax: 860-395-3360
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As communicated this week via email, the Goodwin daycare that was offered on the PD half days will no longer be available. Starting Friday, January 4, 2019 and for the remaining Friday half days (February 1, April 5, and May 3, 2019) the YMCA will be offering care starting at 12:30 on these days for a small fee. More information will be shared next week.

Como se comunicó esta semana por correo electrónico, la guardería Goodwin que se ofreció en los días de clases de DP ya no estará disponible. A partir del viernes 4 de enero de 2019 y durante los restantes medio viernes (1 de febrero, 5 de abril y 3 de mayo de 2019), el YMCA ofrecerá atención a partir de las 12:30 en estos días por una pequeña tarifa. Más información será compartida la próxima semana.

The Box Tops deadline is fast approaching. Be sure to send Box Tops in by next Friday December 14th. Don’t forget to include the teacher’s name on the bag or sheet you are sending in! The classroom with the most Box Tops submitted will win an extra session on the Whittle in January.

La fecha límite de Box Tops se acerca rápidamente. Asegúrese de enviar Box Tops el próximo viernes 14 de diciembre. ¡No olvide incluir el nombre del maestro en la bolsa o en la hoja que está enviando! El aula con la mayoría de los Box

Tops presentados ganará una sesión adicional en el Whittle en enero.

Looking for something fun to do on a cold, winter day?  Planning your activities for Winter Break?  Why not visit the CT Science Center in Hartford!  Burn off some energy in the KidSpace!  Check out the new Butterfly Exhibit or the Engineering Lab.  Tickets will be sold November 26th through December 7th and a portion of the sale proceeds are paid to the PTA.  Flyers will be sent home this week with details.  Don’t miss out! 

¿Buscando algo divertido para hacer en un frío día de invierno? ¿Planeando tus actividades para las vacaciones de Navidad? ¿Por qué no visitar el CT Science Center en Hartford? ¡Quema algo de energía en el KidSpace! Echa un vistazo a la nueva Exposición de Mariposas o el Laboratorio de Ingeniería. Los boletos se venderán del 26 de noviembre al 7 de diciembre y una parte de los ingresos de la venta se pagará al PTA. Los volantes serán enviados a casa esta semana con detalles. ¡No te lo pierdas!

This coming Monday, Mrs. Mariol will join the Goodwin Staff as our French Teacher.  For the first half of her career, Mrs. Mariol was a 4thgrade teacher in Ohio.  She enjoys engaging children, creating hands on lessons, incorporating multiple intelligences, and emphasizing the arts.  All of these attributes were evident during her sample lesson.  Mrs. Mariol also has experience as a Principal and Director of Curriculum.  After moving to Connecticut, she is anxious to jump into the role of World Language Teacher.  We are excited for to share her vast experiences and to engage our students in a strong French Curriculum.  Welcome Mrs. Mariol!

El próximo lunes, la Sra. Mariol se unirá al personal de Goodwin como nuestra profesora de francés. Durante la primera mitad de su carrera, la Sra. Mariol fue maestra de 4º grado en Ohio. A ella le gusta involucrar a los niños, crear lecciones prácticas, incorporar inteligencias múltiples y enfatizar las artes. Todos estos atributos fueron evidentes durante la lección de muestra aquí. La Sra. Mariol también tiene experiencia como Directora y Directora de Currículo. Después de mudarse a Connecticut, está ansiosa por pasar al papel de World Language Teacher. Estamos entusiasmados por compartir sus vastas experiencias y por involucrar a nuestros estudiantes en un fuerte currículo de francés. ¡Bienvenido señora Mariol!

When dropping students off at the student drop off location, please let student out on the curb side only.

Cuando deje a los estudiantes en la ubicación de los estudiantes, déjelos solo en el lado de la acera.

Thank you to all of the parents who attended the Raising Respectful Children roundtable discussion.  If you would like a copy of the handouts, please contact the office.

Gracias a todos los padres que asistieron a la mesa redonda de Raising Respectful Children. Si desea una copia de los folletos, comuníquese con la oficina.

Channel 8 visited Goodwin School yesterday to highlight our high school interns.  If you would like to see the segment, follow this link: https://www.wtnh.com/on-air/whats-right-with-schools/what-s-right-with-schools-old-saybrook-hs-internship-program-at-the-goodwin-school/1600025927

 

El canal 8 visitó Goodwin School ayer para destacar a los internos de la escuela secundaria. Si desea ver el segmento, siga este enlace: https://www.wtnh.com/on-air/whats-right-with-schools/what-s-right-with-schools-old-saybrook-hs -internship-program-at-the-goodwin-school / 1600025927

Silly Sock Day will be held on December 7th

Silly Sock Day se llevará a cabo el 7 de diciembre.

Thank you to Seana Nygard for organizing the pies in the teacher’s room today. What a treat!

Gracias a Seana Nygard por organizar las tartas en la sala de profesores hoy. ¡Qué lujo!

All Goodwin students honored Veterans today at our annual Veterans day assembly.  Some children asked them questions about their service, while others made them cards and gifts.  Mrs. Geer, our music teacher, taught each grade from PK - 3 a special patriotic song to sing for our special guests.  

Todos los estudiantes de Goodwin honraron a los Veteranos hoy en nuestra asamblea anual del Día de los Veteranos. Algunos niños les hicieron preguntas sobre su servicio, mientras que otros les hicieron tarjetas y regalos. La Sra. Geer, nuestra profesora de música, enseñó a cada grado de PK - 3 una canción patriótica especial para cantar para nuestros invitados especiales.

Coming home today in backpacks is information regarding an on-line resource for keyboard practice called Typing Agent.  Via a password, students can access Typing Agent both at home and at school.  Keyboarding has become a necessary skill in today’s world and practice is the “key” to success.  Any questions, please feel free to contact Robyn Webb, Computer Teacher.

 Llegar a casa hoy en las mochilas es información sobre un recurso en línea para la práctica del teclado llamado Typing Agent. A través de una contraseña, los estudiantes pueden acceder a Typing Agent tanto en casa como en la escuela. El teclado se ha convertido en una habilidad necesaria en el mundo de hoy y la práctica es la "clave" para el éxito. Cualquier pregunta, no dude en ponerse en contacto con Robyn Webb, profesor de informática.

Parents, please remember that if your child is sick, and/or is going to be out of school, please call the office at 860-395-3165 to report the absence as we are required to keep accurate records for the state.

Teachers are beginning to build report cards, therefore, the Powerschool parent portal will be closed until November 12th. If you need help with your childs' lunch account balance, please call the office.

Just a gentle reminder that School Policy states your child MUST remain home 24 hours post fever without Tylenol or Motrin to prevent the spread of illness to others. Rule of thumb is to keep them home the next day so that they are completely well and ready to learn when they return. This also applies to children with vomiting and diarrhea as well.

The staff was welcomed this morning to an array of treats provided by the PTA. There is nothing like a sweet treat to kick of the start of the holiday season. Thank you PTA.

Raising respectful children workshop on Monday November 12 from 5:30-7 p.m. at Goodwin. Speakers will be Alicia Farrell Ph. D. and Heston Sutman. Childcare will be provided. 

There have been several documented cases of Flu in the State. Now is a good time to get your child immunized as well as yourself in the event the flu spreads quickly through the
State. While it is difficult to predict what type of Flu season we will have this year, please get immunized as soon as reasonably possible to ensure immunity and that Flu shots will still be available. It takes on average 2 weeks to build immunity after the shot is received. If you cannot get into the doctor, the Connecticut River Area Health District is open from 7a.m.-7p.m. at (860) 661-3300.

The PTA Fall Festival was a giant success! Goodwin families and families from around the state attended. Children enjoyed interacting with the vehicles and earning game prizes. These events don’t materialize on their own. We are so fortunate to have the PTA and parents collaborate for the good of our children. Thank you!

We have seen 6 cases of Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease also known as the Coxsackie Virus. It is a very mild, highly contagious virus that includes the following symptoms:

  • Fever, sore throat, runny nose, cough.
  • Blisters in the mouth, hands and feet.
  • nausea, vomiting, diarrhea.

Children must stay home for 24 hours, be scabbed over, and fever free with no drainage. Please follow up with your child’s MD and let me know if they are diagnosed with this virus so I can track it in the school.

Prevention includes frequent sanitizing of surfaces, covering sneezes and coughs, and frequent handwashing.

  • Plan costumes that are bright and reflective. Consider adding reflective tape or striping to costumes and “Trick or Treat” bags, so motorists can see you. (Remember to put reflective tape on bikes, skateboards and brooms too!)
  • Carry a flash light or a glow stick so you can be seen as you walk from house to house.
  • Accept your treats at the door, and NEVER do into a strangers house or car.
  • Always “Trick or Treat” in a group led by a responsible adult-NEVER ALONE!

The South African Choir visited Goodwin School on Tuesday. Our students not only learned African Culture, but also participated in many dances.

As we enter into October, now is the perfect time for you and your family to get a flu shot. Please be advised that flu shots are mandatory for all pre-K students per State Statutes. October is the recommended time for your child to receive a flu shot as it takes several weeks for immunity to be achieved. While we cannot predict the effectiveness of this year’s vaccine, any protection is better than none at all. Please consider a flu shot if your child has a chronic medical condition such as asthma to prevent flu related complications such as pneumonia. If your child receives a flu shot, please remember to drop off proof of this to the nurse’s office ASAP. Families have until 12/31/2018 to have their Pre-K student immunized before they are no longer allowed to attend school.

A big thank you to all of our families for attending parent night. Mr. Sutman would welcome any suggestions.

Today was our first Goodwin Garhering. Todays’s emcees were Mia Hanover and Jacob Potter, they did a fantastic job.

Thank you to Lois Geer for organizing the performances.

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