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DESE Report Card 2016
Attached is a link to the 2016 DESE “Report Card” for the Reading Public Schools. The state report cards answer important questions about our schools’ overall performance and contain specific information about student enrollment and teacher qualifications, student achievement, ac… Continue
Attached is a link to the 2016 DESE “Report Card” for the Reading Public Schools. The state report cards answer important questions about our schools’ overall performance and contain specific information about student enrollment and teacher qualifications, student achievement, accountability, how a school is performing relative to other schools in the district and the state, and the progress made toward narrowing proficiency gaps for different groups of students. Wood End has a lot to be proud of!
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
January 16, 2017
Here's a new look to the Principal's weekly Family Newsletter for the New Year!
April 20, 2016

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

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RT @WoodEndSch: Officer Gooley, another of Reading's finest police officers, visited Wood End friends at summer school today. https://t.co/
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RT @MrsPelusi: Fun Fact! Did you know that Officer Gooley from @ReadingPolice went to college w/ Mrs. Pelusi? They're both @WestfieldState
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