Wolcott Public Schools

Frisbie Elementary School

24 Todd Road

Wolcott, CT 06716

203-879-8146

 

Mrs. Kimberly Murtaugh - Principal

Mrs. Shannon Gomez - Teacher

 

January 2018

Happy New Year! We have so many celebrations as we enter 2018!  Frisbie had ten students honored at the Fire Prevention Poster Contest in December.  In fourth grade, Frisbie swept the podium, including first place winner Ava Gugliotti who will be representing Wolcott in the state competition.  Congratulations to the fourth and fifth grade chorus and band students who presented two wonderful programs on December 21st.

Students, staff, and parents were treated to a variety of holiday songs.  Chorus students sung their hearts out to a program they helped to create with Mrs. Deloy's assistance. All their hard work and practice all paid off. Grade 2 students performed a medley of poems along with some musical songs. Students showed off their talent by accompanying the singers with various instruments.  Thank you to the teachers for all their assistance in making these programs run smoothly.  

We are very excited about some upcoming events in January.  On January 17th, we will be holding our second annual STEM Night for Frisbie families.  STEM is an approach students can use to explore and engage in their surroundings.  Teachers have designed stations that incorporate science, technology, engineering, and math where families will work together to build exciting projects and solve real world problems.  We hope you can join us for this Frisbie community event.  

Renata Bowers, author of the Frieda B. series of children's books, is coming to Frisbie for an author visit with students and staff on Friday, January 19th. The Frieda B. series received Gold for Best Picture Book Series from the 2015 National Moonbeam Children's Book Awards.  Through her books, Renata encourages kids of all ages to use their imaginations, and to believe that - just like the main character, Frieda B. - they, too, are free to be the very important and unique story they carry inside. The key, she says, is helping boys and girls believe in their inherent worth - and in the worth of others.  In this light, Renata and her company, Frieda B., LLC, have just launched a program for families and schools called Frieda B. The Whole Child.  Learn more and access free resources at FriedaB.com/TWC.  Thank you to the Frisbie PTO for sponsoring this wonderful opportunity for our students.  Please look for book ordering forms in your child's folder on Monday.  

Due to the increasingly colder temperatures, please have your child bundled up with a winter jacket, hat, and gloves for school.  Students will be going outside if the temperature is above 32 degrees.  Every day a student is absent from school is a lost opportunity for learning. Therefore, please dress your child appropriately.  

As principal, my door is always open.  Please do not hesitate to contact me with any celebrations or concerns.  

Sincerely,

Mrs. Kimberly Murtaugh - Principal