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Kindergarten Parent Presentation
This presentation provides all the information for parents of our incoming Kindergartners for the 2017-18 school year. Welcome to the Class of 2030!
Incoming Kindergarten Student Registration Materials
Attached is the packet of registration materials for children who are eligible for Kindergarten in the 2017-2018 school year
Recess, Recess, All About Recess
There are several beliefs about recess that are universal in all schools. No child believes that there is enough recess in the school day. All children believe that their teachers’ watches are broken and that they do not time the recess correctly. Everyone believes in a different… Continue
There are several beliefs about recess that are universal in all schools. No child believes that there is enough recess in the school day. All children believe that their teachers’ watches are broken and that they do not time the recess correctly. Everyone believes in a different temperature at which it’s “too cold” to be outside. In our experience, these are the beliefs held by most students. However, even if we cannot reconcile these beliefs with fact, we do think there should be consistency among the Reading elementary schools in terms of recess time. Last year, the elementary principals embarked on a mission to standardize the school day across the schools and as a result, increased overall recess time in the elementary schools. The following recess standard was adopted by all the Reading elementary schools: • Full day kindergartners through fifth graders have 120 minutes of recess time each week. • Full day and half day kindergartners have 100 additional minutes of play each week. While we set a common standard for minutes, we did not set a common way that time is spent. Each building has its own building-based programs and specialists allocation which present different scheduling challenges between the schools. In some schools recess is scheduled in 15-minute blocks and in others in 30-minute blocks. Some schools schedule recess on Wednesday (our short day) while others do not. Recess is a crucial and necessary component of a child’s development and plays a significant role in promoting the overall development of the whole child (American Academy of Pediatrics, 2013). The benefits of physical education and physical fitness are well-recognized, leading to improved personal and academic performance. We continue to look at our practices and focus on meeting the needs of all students. Elementary Principals ~ Julia Hendrix, Joanne King, Heather Leonard, Sarah Leveque & Eric Sprung
Family Resource Center has much to offer
The Family Resource Center was created with the help of Theresa Wiggins, Lora Brown, Lisa Norcross, and the PTO to provide a selection of articles and books for parents to borrow. The materials included in the center were selected to promote an understanding of the whole child an… Continue
The Family Resource Center was created with the help of Theresa Wiggins, Lora Brown, Lisa Norcross, and the PTO to provide a selection of articles and books for parents to borrow. The materials included in the center were selected to promote an understanding of the whole child and the important connection between home and school. The idea was inspired by the work of Jackie Peffer, former kindergarten teacher, who always had books available for parents to share. In this spirit, we hope our families will be enriched by these resources. Please stop by and feel free to check out a book!
August 9, 2016
News and information for Wood End families

Wood End Elementary School
85 Sunset Rock Lane | Reading, MA 01867
Phone: (781) 942-5420 | Fax: (781) 942-5428

Calendar All Events

Dec
13
Active Parenting of Children Workshop
Category School Calendar
Dates & Times 12/13/2016
6:00 pm -to- 8:00 pm
Location Reading Police Community Room
Summary This program is geared to parents of children ages 5-12 and takes place on three Tuesday evenings
Dec
20
Active Parenting of Children Workshop
Category School Calendar
Dates & Times 12/20/2016
6:00 pm -to- 8:00 pm
Location Reading Police Community Room
Summary This program is geared to parents of children ages 5-12 and takes place on three Tuesday evenings
Dec
24
Winter Holiday Vacation
Category School Calendar
Dates & Times Starts: 12/24/2016 @ All Day
Ends: 01/2/2017 @ All Day
Dec
25
Winter Holiday Vacation
Category School Calendar
Dates & Times Starts: 12/24/2016 @ All Day
Ends: 01/2/2017 @ All Day
Dec
26
Winter Holiday Vacation
Category School Calendar
Dates & Times Starts: 12/24/2016 @ All Day
Ends: 01/2/2017 @ All Day

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We are learning about what Rotary does and enjoying another great story from Mr. Bonsey! @MissNLibraryhttps://t.co/U4fP79ybV4
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@MissNLibrary We are so lucky at Wood End to have such amazing families!
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Thank you Mr. Traniello for guest reading! We are excited for our book bags! @ReadingMaRotary @MissNLibraryhttps://t.co/tFz68G3jT2
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