• A Message from Mr. Pollard

    January 19, 2020  

    Dear Winslow Families,  

    We had an assembly this past Wednesday that focused on being caring and showing acts of kindness.  Students listened to Superintendent Bo Wright read a story about being kind and our ambassadors shared with students ways to be caring.  This month we are having a caring challenge where staff can catch students being caring and students can recognize each other. This is called Caring Cubs Who Show Kindness.  A large bucket is hung on the cafeteria wall to allow students to visually see how their classmates are modeling the Winslow Way. Here is a link with more information and pictures about our assembly and challenge.  

    Here are some additional informational items and upcoming events for you to know:

    PBIS Book of the Month

    This month’s PBIS Book is "What Does it Mean To Be Kind?" As you are reading the book this month, take a quick picture (or 10 second video) of you and your child reading the book together and submit through the attached Google Form. The pictures and videos you submit may be shown in a school assembly, or through other forms of communication (Facebook, School News, Etc.)

    STEM Night

    Mark your calendars!  Winslow's STEM Night is February 12th from 6:15-7:45 PM.  We will have fun STEM challenges, community presentations and student work displays.  

    Winslow Students- Showing What They Know

    Over the next couple weeks, Winslow students will be showing us what they know and how much they have grown since the beginning of the school year.  Students will take some reading, writing, and math assessments including our computer-based NWEA MAPs assessments. The NWEA MAPs reading and math assessments help us measure how our students are progressing in comparison with students nationwide.  They are administered three times a year. Take a minute to encourage your child(ren) to try hard and persevere on these assessments so we know what they know and so we know where to help them grow. As always, if you have any questions on how your students’ are progressing please contact their classroom teacher. 

    Primary Student Art Show

    I had the chance to visit the art show last week.  Wow, we have some amazing and creative artists roaming the halls of Winslow.  Be sure to check out our Winslow artists at the Elementary Art Show. The artwork will be on display at Marketplace Mall until January 30, 2020.  The show is located in the middle of the mall, near the food court.

    January Principal Newsletter

    Be sure to check out my January Principal newsletter.  It addresses how we are transforming learning experiences through the use of instructional technology, how we are teaching students to be digital citizens, and ways to create a healthy media diet at home.  

    Flu Season

    Flu season is here and is in our area. The CDC says "Take 3" actions to fight the flu: 1. Get the flu vaccine. 2. Take action to prevent the spread of germs. 3. Take flu antiviral medication if your Provider prescribes them. More information can be found in the linked flu letter.

    From the PTO

    Thanks for your interest in the Winslow PTO Talent Show.  At this time, the show is full and no more acts will be accepted. Students who have been accepted have been or will soon be contacted by the PTO with an acceptance email and a link to sign up for a rehearsal slot. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Heather Perry on Facebook messenger, WPTOwinslow@gmail.com or 585-576-5959.

    Did You Know… 

    RH has Guides for Student Learning for each grade level?  These guides are rich with information about specific skills and content that students are expected to learn by the end of the year.  Over the next few weeks, we will encourage you to check out one section. This week, take a look at what students should demonstrate by the end of the school year in the area of English Language Arts.  Here are the direct links to these guides:

    Kindergarten / Grade 1 / Grade 2 / Grade 3

    Ways You Can Help at Home:

    Speaking and listening are two areas of ELA that we do not highlight enough.  As we increase our use of technology including using abbreviations and brevity in text messages, we need to ensure our students know how to speak in full sentences and know how to be patient, committed listeners.  Here are some suggestions:   

    1. When you are having a family discussion, encourage turn taking and not interrupting. 
    2. When appropriate, encourage your child to ask and/or answer questions in complete sentences.   
    3. Ask your child open ended “why” questions.   
    4. Have your child repeat a question a couple times to you so they are sure they are asking the right question in the correct way.  
    5. Remind your child to fully listen to the speaker, with eye contact, and response when they finish talking. 
    6. Read to your child as much as possible and have conversations about the story.


    Winslow PTO Facebook:  Winslow PTO Henrietta

    Winslow Webpage: www.rhnet.org/winslow

    District Facebook: Rush-Henrietta CSD  

    District Webpage: www.rhnet.org

    Upcoming Events

    1/20- No school for students and staff

    1/24- Grading Day- No school for students

    2/7- Progress Reports Sent Home

    2/17-2/21 - February Recess (Schools Closed)

    As always, please contact me at 359-5090 or jpollard@rhnet.org if I can be of assistance to you or your child.  

    Jeff Pollard
    Jeff Pollard