School and District News

  • Westbrook Board of Education Receives Leadership Award at Major Education Convention in Connecticut

    The Westbrook Board of Education was presented with the Connecticut Association of Boards of Education (CABE) Leadership Award during the annual CABE / CAPSS (Connecticut Association of Public School Superintendents) Convention held at the Mystic Marriott. “CABE believes that Boards of Education which exhibit the most effective leadership are characterized by their ability to work together as teams.” The CABE Board of Education Leadership Awards are designed to recognize boards which work effectively in this manner. In order to be considered for this award, boards had to fulfill 22 of 30 criteria in four areas; community relations, board operations, policy and board member professional development. A minimum of three criteria in each area had to be met in order to receive the award. 

    As part of the nomination and application process, the Westbrook Board of Education reflected on their collaborative work over the last few years to develop a shared, community vision of educational priorities and Westbrook Board of Education goals to support all students, working closely with district and school leadership, school community stakeholders, and Westbrook Town leadership. The Westbrook Board of Education has developed goals focused on: teaching and learning; communication and community relations; leadership and professional growth; and budget development and fiscal management.  The Westbrook Board of Education has actively participated in professional development opportunities and created a structure to support the achievement of these important goals: “The BOE has become more effective because of our response to public input, collaboration on shared and district goals, increasing participation in BOE member professional development, and reorganizing the Board subcommittee structure (including adding new subcommittees-BOE Teaching and Learning and BOE Budget and Fiscal Committee and restarting the BOE Communications and Marketing Committee).” 

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  • Westbrook High School Hall of Fame Award Nomination

    Nominations and applications are now open for the newly reestablished Westbrook Hall of Fame Award. Westbrook Public Schools is looking to recognize and celebrate the accomplishments of our graduates as a model for our current and future students. We are proud of our graduates and look forward to sharing and honoring their accomplishments with our community as well as with our graduating Class of 2023 as they consider their own future after graduation and how they will contribute to their profession and community. 

    For information on nominating a candidate, visit https://www.westbrookctschools.org/hall_of_fame

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  • Westbrook Portrait of a Graduate

    During the 2021-2022 school year, the school community and the community of Westbrook collaborated to share their perspectives and values about educational priorities for all students in Westbrook Public Schools.  At the June 2022 Westbrook Board of Education meeting, the Board approved the Westbrook Portrait of a Graduate.  It is with great excitement to share our final work and to communicate our appreciation to all who assisted in the development of this important vision for our students. We are proud of the inclusive nature of our community discourse and confident that this vision represents well the educational values and beliefs of the Westbrook community for the youth of Westbrook.  The Westbrook Portrait of a Graduate includes six priority attributes that describe the Westbrook High School graduate: critical problem-solver, creative thinker, effective communicator, perseverant, socially aware, and responsible decision maker.  

    To view the final result, visit https://www.westbrookctschools.org and scroll down to view the six priority attributes as well as supporting documents that helped us through the process.

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  • Daisy Newsletter to Families--October 28, 2022

    Dear Daisy Families,

    I can't thank you all enough for the support that you have shown our children, staff members and school this past week!

    We so appreciate your support of your children's education by coming to Parent/Teacher Conferences, where you met with teachers and support staff who care so deeply about our students.  We appreciate the support of our Daisy Book Fair and loved welcoming so many families back to in-person events like our Family Night at the Book Fair.

    It was also incredible having so many students and families, as well as staff members, join us for the Walk/Bike to School event this morning.  As our students streamed into our doors this morning, we saw a lovely sea of blue and yellow to recognize Down Syndrome Awareness.  

    We wish all of our families and staff members a wonderful, safe weekend.  As we prepare to come back to school on Monday, please know that we will have a Fall Fun Parade at 2 pm in the front circle, weather permitting.  If students and staff members would like to dress in fall colors or costumes, they are welcome to do so.  We ask that, in order to keep everyone as safe as possible, that those participating refrain from any dangerous props or Halloween-style masks that fully cover their faces.  Participation is optional and if you would prefer that your child not participate nor view the parade, please let me know as we will also provide alternative activites during that time.  If family members would like to come to view the parade, you are welcome to do so, again following the same safety guidelines mentioned for students and staff.  If the weather is inclement and an outside parade is not feasible, we'll parade through the school for our students to enjoy seeing each other, but we won't have room for guests.

    As always, thanks for all you do to support your children's education.  At Daisy, we work hard and we play hard and we certainly enjoy each other's company.  Thank you so much for sharing your children with us!

    Sincerely,

    Ruth W. Rose, Principal

    Daisy Ingraham School

    Daisy Ingraham Elementary School
  • Safe Return to In-Person Instruction and Continuity of Services Plan

    View the following document to learn more about Westbrook Public Schools Safe Return to In-Person Instruction and Continuity of Services Plan for the 2022-2023 school year.

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Upcoming Daisy Events

  • Presidents' Day - Schools Closed

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  • April Break

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  • Memorial Day - Schools Closed

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  • Pending Last Day of School

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      Principal: Ruth W. Rose

Email: rrose@westbrookctschools.org

 Daisy Ingraham School

105 Goodspeed Drive, Westbrook, CT 06498 

Office Phone: 860-399-7925

 

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Making a Child's Birthday Special

Recognizing a child's birthday is a very special part of growing up and this can be done in a thoughtful way in school, without the need for sugary treats to be sent in from home.  We will help our students celebrate their special day in a variety of ways, which may include:
  • Giving the birthday child a special responsibility or classroom job that day.
  • Having birthday stickers or crowns for the birthday child, as is age appropriate.
  • Recognizing the child with thoughtful messages from peers and teachers during Morning Meeting and/or illustrating and writing special messages, etc.
  • Gifting the birthday child with a choice of a "Birthday Book" from the office.
  • Any other special ideas to help the child feel extra-special on that day that teachers may devise.
Please note that:
  • Edible treats cannot be sent in from home.
  • We don't expect families to send in any items, but some may choose to send in individual bubble containers, stickers, pencils or other inedible items that children can enjoy.
  • Our school cannot send home birthday invitations to families for events that may be planned outside of school.

Parents/Guardians, thank you so much for trusting our Daisy Educators to make every day special for our children!

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