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Back-to-School Message from Principal

 
Dear Wexford Families:
 
Pine-Richland staff members are celebrating the opening of the 2019-2020 school year at Wexford Elementary School with enthusiastic greetings and messages for our incoming elementary students. Each classroom community will be on the RAMS Way path filled with learning new routines and participating in opportunities to build friendships and mindful practices. The first week of school kicks off our RAMS Way, school-wide positive behavior support for students in all grades.
 
Learning occurs inside and outside of the classroom community at varying levels and will be seen through several initiatives including: 
 
RAM Time: This year our schedule allows for intentional time to differentiate strategies and resources for learning for every child every day. RAM Time frames our support and enrichment around this daily design of each grade level’s schedule.
 
Amplify Science Resources: The new Amplify science resources are unpacked and ready to engage students in hands-on investigations. Our students’ curious attitudes will be sparked by the carefully planned lessons for developing critical thinking skills.
 
Math Resources: We are centering our attention on strengthening student use of mathematical practices and making their connections to our math resources. New technology devices, such as iPads, were also added to the classroom space to access Red Bird Math and Splash Math digital tools.
 
Sustainability: The continuation of the Wexford Green Ribbon practices will not only be in the spotlight in our Learning Garden but also throughout the entire building. Our approach to a healthy school environment begins with robust experiences for our students. Last year’s PROF grant has fostered the expansion of our student involvement along with community volunteers.
 
We had a busy summer preparing for the opening of school. New staff members are looking forward to jumping into their roles within the Wexford Elementary Team.  Together we are ready for a school year filled with exciting Pine-Richland memories! 
As you prepare your child for back-to-school, remember our new start time for Wexford Elementary is 9:20 a.m. Review our new start times FAQ document that is available at www.pinerichland.org/starttimes
 
We look forward to seeing you soon.
 
Sincerely,
Kelly Gustafson
Wexford Elementary Principal
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