• Welcome Back!

    Posted by Carolyn Segal on 8/17/2018 10:00:00 AM

    Greetings to Woodrow Wilson Students and Families,

    Welcome back to the 2018-2019 school year.  It is with great pride and pleasure that I can lead Woodrow Wilson as your principal and am determined to make this our best school year yet.  Here are some highlights of what will be happening as you walk into school on September 6:

    • Continuation of our Leader in Me program with the 7 Habits: 
      • Focus on how students can "lead themselves" to make good choices both behaviorally and academically
      • Celebrations of students who are going above and beyond to practice the Habits through monthly school-wide assemblies
      • Implementation of the Student Lighthouse Team for the second year, which will put leadership in the hands of our students (applications taken in September)
    • Focus on Literacy:
      • Continued implementation of our Reading Workshop program in all classrooms, where students engage in reading books on their level each day for 30 minutes or more
      • AR Program - setting individual goals and self-monitoring each day to see progress toward the goal, and celebrating school-wide when progress is made

    Please make note of our important September events that will be taking place:

    • PTO Meeting: 5:45pm on Wednesday, September 12
      • Bring $5 to join the PTO and see what it is all about!  We welcome all parents to attend.
    • Open House: 6:30pm on Wednesday, September 12
      • Join Ms. Segal in the gym for a presentation and then meet your child's teacher following the presentation.  This night is so important for starting the year out on the right foot and to start a connection with your child's teacher.
    • Welcome Back Ice Cream Social on Thursday, September 20
      • Join teachers and staff as we enjoy sundaes and music outside on the lawn in the back of the school!  Music by DJ Mr. Schulz and lawn games will take place.  We hope to see many families there!

    I look forward to a successful and exciting school year, full of celebrations of student achievement.  We always focus on the whole child - social, emotional, and academic.  If you have any questions as we begin the year, please do not hesitate to reach out.  You can call the school office anytime at 716-891-6419.


    Ms. Segal


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  • Message From Mrs. Segal

    Posted by Mrs. Segal on 8/17/2017

    Welcome back to the 2017-2018 school year!  Teachers and staff have been busy getting ready for the first day of school with students.  As part of the District Capital Project, there have been many renovations taking place at Woodrow Wilson this summer.  Classrooms have been updated with new floors and ceilings and there will be a brand-new kitchen for our cafeteria staff to serve lunches out of.  We are always working hard to keep the 100 year old building updated and current.

    This year, we are adopting a new reading program called Reading Workshop.  Using this model, teachers instruct a short mini-lesson to all students in their class on the rug.  Then, students independently read on their own level for the remainder of the reading time, while teachers conference with students and work with small groups.  This model is proven to show great gains in reading and increase time that students have reading books on their level.  Teachers have had extensive training and each classroom will be equipped with hundreds of new books for students to read during Reading Workshop.  You will learn more about this new model at Open House.

    Another continued focus is on The Leader in Me and the 7 Habits.  It will be our second year of implementation at Woodrow Wilson and this year, we will be forming a Student Lighthouse Team consisting of student leaders.  Students will continue to practice the habits each and every day.  The impact on the school environment was so positive after last year and I know it will continue this year.  

    I am pleased to announce that after carefully reviewing the daily schedule, I was able to add 20 minutes of recess each day following lunch for all students.  This will allow for increased movement and physical activity.  Research has proven that students do better academically when movement is infused into the day.  We are excited to allow for daily recess starting on the first day of school.

    Parents, please be aware of the following: 

    • The Weekly Menu will be sent home each Friday with students and posted on the school's website.  This contains important information about after school activities, the lunch that will be served each day and other important announcements.  Be sure to review this so that you are aware of all activities and events that are taking place.
    • All students have an agenda where they write their daily homework.  This is a great way to communicate with your child's teacher as well.  Be sure to check the agenda each day to ensure that your child is completing all homework.
    • Students need to master their multiplication and division facts.  They can use flashcards, games on the computer, or any other way to memorize their facts.  They have the opportunity to become "Math Masters" by taking quizzes at school.  Please help your child at home to know their facts!
    • Students are required to read 20 minutes each day at home.  Please ensure that this is taking place and encourage your child to read daily.

    Please always feel free to contact the office if you have any questions.  I am always here to help and support all students and families.  By working together and having a positive partnership, students at Woodrow Wilson will have great success.  I look forward to working with all students throughout the 2017-2018 school year!


    Mrs. Carolyn Segal

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