Daisy Events

  • Daisy PTO Meeting: 6-7 pm

    Daisy Ingraham Elementary School
  • No School - Teacher Professional Development

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  • 1 pm Dismissal for P/T Conferences

    Daisy Ingraham Elementary School
  • WHS Library

    BOE Mtg.

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  • Early Dismissal - Conferences and Professional Development

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  • 1 pm Dismissal for P/T Conferences

    Daisy Ingraham Elementary School
  • No School - Columbus Day - Buildings Closed

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  • No School - Teacher Professional Development

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  • WHS Library

    BOE mtg.

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  • Early Dismissal - Conferences and Professional Development

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  • Early Dismissal - Thanksgiving Break

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  • No School - Thanksgiving Break - Buildings Closed

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  • No School - Thanksgiving Break - Buildings Closed

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  • WHS Library

    BOE mtg.

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  • Early Dismissal - Holiday Recess

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"Educate, Challenge, Inspire!"

Our mission at Westbrook Public Schools is to  "Educate, Challenge and Inspire"....both our students and the adults in our community.  Social and emotional learning  are just as important as academic achievement and Positive School Climate and Restorative Practices are foremost in our philosophy.   I am always available to discuss our mission with you!

Ruth W. Rose, Principal, Daisy Ingraham Elementary School

rrose@westbrookctschools.org

105 Goodspeed Drive, Westbrook, CT  06498; Phone: 860-399-7925

  

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  • DPH Advises CT Residents to Take Extra Precautions to Prevent Contracting Eastern Equine Encephalitis

    The Connecticut Department of Public Health today is urging residents to continue personal preventive measures to avoid mosquito bites and reduce the chance of contracting eastern equine encephalitis (EEE) virus. Residents are advised to protect themselves and their children by minimizing outdoor activity from dusk to dawn, when mosquitoes are most active. The mosquitoes that carry the virus are active until the first heavy frost.


    The EEE virus has been identified in mosquitoes in 12 towns and in horses in two other towns. Westbrook has not been identified and no cases have been reported in Westbrook.  Information shared herein comes as a result of talking with the First Selectman and the Executive Director of the Public Health Dept. in Westbrook.  All are working diligently and preventively to limit town-wide exposure to mosquitoes.  Please see the attached flyer from the CT State Dept. of Public Health.  These are precautionary best practices that the schools follow for any outdoor activities including athletic competitions.  Further, we monitor the condition of our outdoor facilities to spot and eradicate puddles or other standing water sources.

    Thank you.

     Patricia A. Ciccone

    Superintendent

    860-399-6432

    Westbrook Public Schools
  • Superintendent's Welcome Back Letter to Parents/Guardians

    Dear Parents/Guardians:


    On Wednesday, August 28th, your students will be welcomed back to their new school year by their administrators, teachers and staff. While we all lament the winding down of summer, the first day of school is an exciting day for students to reconnect with one another and with their principal, teachers, counselors and other support professionals. This year, major programming and facilities improvement projects that have been completed over the summer will also add to the excitement of returning to school. Thanks to the efforts of our Board of Education, our elected town officials/boards & committees as well as our school district professionals; this is truly a grand opening. Here are just a few of the changes and improvements that our students and staff will enjoy.


     Our expansion of Pre-K opportunities has led to our Westbrook becoming a Universal Pre-K district. All four-year-old children now have access to full-day Pre – K.


     Our EL population continues to rise and with it our diversity percentages are providing positive impacts on our culture and climate. To more effectively serve our EL students, we have added to our bilingual support professionals and now have two full time certified faculty and several teachers with added credentials to meet the needs of our EL population.


     High School students will have access to greater career exploration opportunities and placements as part of their programming through the auspices of our new Career/College Readiness Center and the efforts of our new Coordinator who has joined the Guidance Dept.


     Last year’s growth in athletic programming for students has resulted in the outcome for which we had hoped. We are seeing an impressive rise in the number of students coming out for sports teams and showing interest in becoming multi-sport athletes.


     Our school buildings are in great shape, with specific upgrades including, fire and chemical safety inspection adjustments & repairs, new high school safety/security doors, tennis courts resurfacing, improvements to field turf conditions and, final improvements to the high school auditorium. Daisy Ingraham and the high school now have new generators with back-up alternative fuel sources.


    The aforementioned improvements aside, we understand always that student success and mastery is a journey. We are committed to giving students the individual support they need on their personal journey to acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to realize their hopes and aspirations; always measuring our own performance relative to theirs.


    Again, it is exciting to plan for and welcome our students every school year and we welcome your involvement as well. Please plan to join us often for individually planned visits, conferences and events, festivities and celebrations, and as always, please contact me with any questions or concerns.

    Welcome to school year 2019 - 20! You have my sincere best wishes for a wonderful year.


    Patricia A. Ciccone

    Westbrook Public Schools
  • Important New Pick-Up Procedures at Daisy Ingraham

    We look forward to welcoming our students to the first day of school on Wednesday, August 28th!

    Parents/Guardians please read about an important change in Pick-Up Procedures, plus everything you need to know about Morning Drop-Off and Afternoon Dismissal at Daisy.

    Thank you!

    Ruth W. Rose, Principal

     

    Daisy Ingraham Elementary School
  • WELCOME TO THE NEW SCHOOL YEAR, 2019-2020!

    Please read this important letter from Principal Rose with all the details about the start of school, Kindergarten and Pre-School Orientation and more!

    School starts on Wednesday, August 28, 2019, with a full day from 8:30 am - 3:00 pm.

    Orientation for Kindergarten  and Pre-School will take place on the morning of Tuesday, August 27.  Please read the letter for all the details.

    We look forward to welcoming our students, families and staff back to school for a fabulous new school year!

    Warmly,

    Ruth W. Rose, Principal

     

    Daisy Ingraham Elementary School
  • Bus Routes Available

    Bus routes have been made available within the parent and student portal of PowerSchool.  To view this information, please login to the PowerSchool portal and and look for the section labeled "Bus Information" on the main screen.  For bus route questions, please contact the main office of the school where your child is enrolled.

    Westbrook Public Schools
  • New Sunscreen Law

    July 1 presents us with many new laws.  Of those that are effective on July 1, the laws briefly described below, referencing sunscreen and access to HIV prevention drugs, impact the health and well-being of our school-aged children.

    https://www.courant.com/politics/hc-pol-new-laws-connecticut-july-2019-20190701-djf4skoikzfs7jwnwscb3kopo4-story.html

    Sunscreen for school children

    Students who are 6 and older will now be allowed to carry and apply sunscreen before outdoor activities at school ⁠— provided they have a written note from a parent or guardian. Prior law treated sunscreen the same as other over-the-counter medications, meaning it required a doctor’s note and had to be administered by the school nurse. “Use of sunscreen at a young age is a critical and necessary component of skin cancer prevention,” the SUNucate Coalition, which advocated in favor of the bill, wrote to legislators. Connecticut joins 22 other states that have similar laws, according to the group.

    Youth access to HIV prevention drugs

    Minors will no longer need parental consent to obtain HIV prevention medication, commonly referred to as pre-exposure prophylaxis, or PrEP, and sold under the brand name Truvada. State law already allowed minors to be treated for HIV or AIDS without their parents being notified. Youth ages 13-24 account for 22 percent of all new HIV infections in the U.S., according to Rep. Raghib Allie-Brennan,  one of the bill’s chief sponsors. If youth are required to receive parental consent to obtain PrEP “we are effectively requiring that they choose between their right to privacy and their right to medical treatment,” Rep. Jeff Currey, an East Hartford Democrat and another co-sponsor of the bill, wrote in testimony submitted to state legislators.

    Westbrook Public Schools
  • Wishing You a Wonderful Summer, Full of Reading and Math Games!!!

    Daisy Families,

    We are extremely proud of how much our students have accomplished this school year, with incredible growth academically, socially, emotionally and physically!

    We wish you a wonderful, safe summer and hope that you will take time to read with your children and to play math games with them.  Please check out the Governor's Summer Reading Challenge and the Commissioner's Summer Math Challenge at:

    https://portal.ct.gov/SDE/CTRead/Connecticut-Reads

    https://portal.ct.gov/SDE/Math/Summer-Math-Challenge

    Our school office is open throughout the summer and we look forward to hearing from you.  In the meantime, please enjoy a most fabulous summer and we look forward to seeing you in the 2019-2020 school year!

    Warmly,

    Ruth W. Rose, Principal

    Daisy Ingraham Elementary School
  • IMPORTANT DATES!

    Daisy Parents/Guardians and Staff,

    Please save the following dates and join us for:

    ---Tuesday, June 11, 3:15-4:45 pm: Third & Fourth Grade Talent Show

    ---Wednesday, June 12, 8:30-9:30 am: Volunteer Breakfast & Parade

    ---Friday, June 14, 9:15-10:15 am: Fourth-Grade Promotion

    Please remember that school dismisses at 1 pm on June 13, 14 and 17.

    The last day of school for students is June 17.

    Wishing all a safe and wonderful summer!

    Ruth W. Rose, Principal, Daisy Ingraham School

     

    Daisy Ingraham Elementary School
  • Health and Safety Tip

    Dear Westbrook Families:

    A very recent sighting of a small bat in the lower parking lot of Daisy Ingraham reminds us that there are simple steps to follow to be safe when any small or large animals or birds are found to be out of their habitat, sick or infirmed.  The first step is never to approach or touch any unfamiliar animal or bird and to report its presence to the authorities. While we have had no reports of any children or parents touching the bat in the parking lot, the potential for any safety concerns prompts us to share the information that our medical professionals would advise.  For more information regarding keeping yourself or your children safe when in the vicinity of any unfamiliar animals during the day or at night, please click on the link recommended by our medical professionals .  Thank you.

    https://www.cdc.gov/rabies/index.html  

     

    Patricia A. Ciccone

    Superintendent

    860-399-6432

    Westbrook Public Schools
  • PLEASE JOIN US FOR DAISY'S ANNUAL ART SHOW, FRIDAY, APRIL 26, 5:30-7:30 pm

    Please join us TONIGHT, Friday, April 26, for Daisy's Annual Art Show, at any time between 5:30 and 7:30 pm.  It is a drop-in, open house format with art available for viewing any time during that time period.

    The Ice Cream Social will take place from 6:00-7:30 pm.  This is sponsored by the Daisy PTO and donations will be gratefully accepted.  A basket raffle will also be featured at this year's event.

    Come one, come all to enjoy the fabulous artistry of our students!!!

    Many thanks to Joe Biegaj, our incredible Art Teacher, for encouraging our students' talents every day and for making this event possible!

    Daisy Ingraham Elementary School
  • KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION FOR 2019-2020 SCHOOL YEAR

    Kindergarten Registration is currently underway for the 2019-2020 School Year!

    All children who reside in Westbrook and who will be five years old by the end of the 2019 calendar year are eligible for entry into Kindergarten for the 2019-2020 School Year.

    Parents/Guardians, please call the Daisy office to set up an appointment to register your child.  Please also let your neighbors of Kindergarten-age children know about registration, which is ongoing.

    If you have any questions or concerns, please call our school office at 860-399-7925.

    Thank you,

    Ruth W. Rose, Principal

    Daisy Ingraham Elementary School
  • 2019-2020 Calendar

    The 2019-2020 School Year Calendar has been published.  It is available at https://www.westbrookctschools.org/20192020_school_year_calendar or by clicking the "2019-2020 School Year Calendar" link in the calendar menu on the district website.

    Daily Planner

    Westbrook Public Schools
  • Information Regarding Internet Video Concerns 2/28/2019

     Dear Westbrook Families:

    Today several children expressed concern as a result of feeling uncomfortable and scared after having seen or heard about an Internet pop up or video called the “Momo Challenge.”

    Some children’s videos and cartoons online, especially those visible on YouTube Kids, have been infiltrated with a scary-looking creature.  This animated creature has exaggerated features and is at times reportedly encouraging watchers to do harm to themselves or others. This appears to school officials to be the most recent in a series of these unfortunate animations and grotesque creatures that surface from time to time.

    We want to provide all of our families with this information to alert everyone to the recommended precautions.  Brought to our attention today, we have listened to our students and have reassured them that they are safe in school and at home.  We have encouraged them to tell an adult, immediately, if something is uncomfortable or scary to them and we appreciate that many have followed this process.  We hope you will encourage the same in your homes.

    We also want to assure families that our students are constantly monitored while online at school and no instances of scary pop-ups have been reported in our school locations.  However, students are talking about this phenomenon and we are asking all families to be vigilant in following these recommended steps while your children are on any online devices at home.

    • Provide proper supervision.
    • Limit their Internet access to child or age-appropriate material.
    • Limit the amount of screen time.

    We are certain that by working together, we can keep children safe and knowledgeable while managing their use of technology.  As always, if you have further questions or concerns, you can contact your child’s school administrator.

    Westbrook Public Schools
  • Join us for "Cozy Up and Read" Literacy Night on Feb. 28, 2019, from 6:00-7:30 pm

    Daisy Families,

    Please join us for our Annual Literacy Night on Thursday, Feb. 28, from 6:00-7:30 pm!

    The theme is "Cozy Up and Read!" and you are invited to come in your pajamas, students and adults, alike!  We will share winter stories and each child will also receive a book to take home.  We have a very special storyteller joining us that evening as well.

    Please join us!

    Warmly,

    Ruth W. Rose, Principal

    Daisy Ingraham Elementary School
  • "One School, One Book" Kindness Day--Monday, February 4, 2019

    Our culminating event for "One School, One Book" project will take place on Monday, Feb. 4.  All students will be involved in a day of art, music, movement, Yoga, reading and writing activities focusing on a theme of kindness.  An all-school assembly will take place at 2:15 pm in the gym and families are welcome to attend.  In honor of our preschooler, Jack Livernoche, and his family, we are collecting toys for Yale New Haven Childrens Hospital Toy Closet and Child Life Program.  Donations will be accepted at school through February 14, 2019.

    Daisy Ingraham Elementary School

Daisy Ingraham School Climate Survey Results