School and District News

  • 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.

    Westbrook Public Schools
  • New Student Software Approval

    Quizizz has been approved for use in the classroom. For the most up-to-date list of available software, visit https://www.westbrookctschools.org/groups/5665/technology/privacy_information.

    Technology
  • OPEN HOUSE at Daisy, Wed., Aug. 31, 2022

    Students & Parents/Guardians are invited to attend informal, drop-in Open Houses on Wednesday, August 31st, according to the following schedule:

    PreK: 1:00-1:30 pm

    K:  1:30-2:00 pm

    Grades 1 & 2: 2:00-2:30 pm

    Grades 3 & 4: 2:30-3:00 pm

    Please come to the front entry and staff members will direct you to classrooms.

    We look forward to your visit!!!

    Daisy Ingraham Elementary School
  • Superintendent's Family Welcome Back Letter

    August 25, 2022

    Dear Westbrook Families,

    One week from today we begin the start of the 2022-2023 school year.  With great excitement for the year ahead, we will welcome back more than 600 students PK-12 on Thursday, September 1st, including more than 20 new students and their families joining our Westbrook community and 31 new preschool students.

    Our work together as a school community continues to be focused on providing engaging, student-centered, personalized learning opportunities for all of our students. We are committed to providing learning experiences in a supportive, nurturing, and inspiring school environment that supports not only student growth as individuals and as members of a community, but encourages our students to aspire to excellence in all that they do. We have incredible opportunities in all of our academic areas, including robust and comprehensive offerings in college courses, vocation and career courses, art, music, STEM, robotics, theater, athletics, and after-school activities to encourage personal growth and exploration for our students as they learn more about who they are, what they love to do, and what they are passionate about. And most importantly, we have a caring and supportive school community of educators and staff committed to the success and wellbeing of each and every student in Westbrook schools.

    Last year, our school community developed a Westbrook Portrait of a Graduate with input from our students, staff, parents, alumni, Board of Education, community leaders, and community members. At the June 2022 Westbrook Board of Education meeting, the Portrait and learning priorities were officially approved by the Westbrook Board of Education.  We thank you, our families, and the community of Westbrook for contributing to the development of this important portrait and district vision. We look forward to a continued open and collaborative partnership to provide the best learning experiences and opportunities for all students. For the new school year, we will develop lessons, activities, rubrics, and assessments PK-12 aligned to the following priority skills and attributes identified in the Westbrook Portrait of a Graduate:

    Critical Problem-Solver: A Westbrook graduate who is a critical problem-solver systematically and strategically resolves a variety of complex issues.

    Creative Thinker: A Westbrook graduate who is a creative thinker explores existing ideas, products, or designs to innovate and create in imaginative or novel ways.

    Effective Communicator: A Westbrook graduate who is an effective communicator conveys a clear message while being respectful, receptive, and responsive to the input of others.

    Perseverant: A Westbrook graduate who is perseverant holds oneself responsible to reflect, revise, and grow through critical feedback and setbacks regardless of the challenges encountered.

    Socially Aware: A Westbrook graduate who is socially aware recognizes and understands the feelings of diverse individuals and groups with the ability to show compassion when considering norms for behaviors in a variety of settings.

    Responsible Decision-Maker: A Westbrook graduate who is a responsible decision-maker demonstrates awareness of self and others as one considers responsible choices and consequences while making decisions to benefit self and community.

    We thank our families and community for your continued partnership to ensure that the Westbrook Portrait of a Graduate continues to be a meaningful and genuine reflection of our community’s commitment to all students. In the coming months, we will be reaching out again to solicit input and ideas about a district image to complement our new Westbrook Portrait of a Graduate and to share our progress in integrating these priorities in the day to day learning environment.

    As the start of the 2022-2023 school year nears, my family is also preparing for the transition from summer days to action packed school days, after school activities, and sports. My oldest begins the final year of high school as a senior who hopes to attend art school to become a concept artist for the game design industry and my youngest is a rising 7th grader who loves math, coding, and all things science related. Schedules have not yet been released for our hometown, so I am still the parent refreshing the PowerSchool app over and over again in the hope of catching a glimpse of what their school year will look like day to day. As a family, we enjoyed the beautiful New England summer days outdoors reconnecting with neighbors and family, but we are very much looking forward to the start of the new school year- new teachers, new courses, new and old friends, art studio time, college planning and tours, and, of course, the youth ice hockey season.  

    As we begin the new school year, we open our doors to students, staff, and families in a more normal return to school than we have seen in the last few years- planning to fully welcome our families in person into our schools for events, orientation, conferences, and activities. As we transition into more normal routines and protocols as it relates to illness and COVID 19, we will follow the updated recommendations of the Center for Disease Control, Connecticut Department of Health and the Westbrook Health Department as it relates to testing, face masks, and quarantine protocols communicated in the new Launching Into Health Learning and Test, Mask, and Go guidelines. Students, staff, and school community members who are not feeling well, will be encouraged to stay home until they are feeling better.  When individuals experience mild respiratory symptoms that are similar to COVID 19 symptoms (cough, congestion, sore throat, etc.), they may continue to attend school if they have tested negative for COVID 19, wear a mask while symptomatic, are fever free, and have not had close contact with a confirmed positive case in their household.  If an individual has a fever or is experiencing more significant symptoms, they will be required to stay home until they are fever free, symptoms improve, and they have tested negative for COVID 19 after a 5 day quarantine period (in most cases). We will continue to be flexible and responsive to any changes in health conditions in our area. The health and safety of our students, families, and staff will always be the highest priority. If conditions change, as it relates to COVID-19, we will continue to work closely with the Westbrook Health Director, Zachary Faiella, and the Connecticut River Area Health District, to guide any changes in protocols or school operations to keep our school community safe.

    We are excited and eager to welcome back our students PK-12 to the new school year and we are committed to making it an amazing year for all!

    Your partner in education in service to the students and families of Westbrook,

    Kristina J. Martineau, Ed.D.

    Westbrook Superintendent of Schools

    Superintendent's Office
  • PowerSchool Outage - Update

    PowerSchool services have been restored.

    Technology
  • New Student Software Approval

    Wonder Workshop has been approved for use in the classroom. For the most up-to-date list of available software, visit https://www.westbrookctschools.org/groups/5665/technology/privacy_information.

    Technology
  • New Student Software Approval

    Pixton has been approved for use in the classroom. For the most up-to-date list of available software, visit https://www.westbrookctschools.org/groups/5665/technology/privacy_information.

    Technology
  • PowerSchool Upgrades 11/24/2021

    We will be installing PowerSchool updates over the weekend.  Service may be unavailable at times while the process is completed.  Updates to the status will be posted on our technology maintenance page available at https://www.westbrookctschools.org/groups/5665/technology/technology_maintenance__scheduled_downtime.

    Technology
  • PowerSchool Updates

    Update:  Upgrades have been completed.  Full access to PowerSchool has been restored.

    We will be installing PowerSchool updates over the weekend.  Service may be unavailable at times while the process is completed.  Updates to the status will be posted on our technology maintenance page available at https://www.westbrookctschools.org/groups/5665/technology/technology_maintenance__scheduled_downtime.

    Technology
  • New Student Software Approval

    iCivics has been approved for use in the classroom.  For the most up to date list of available software, visit https://www.westbrookctschools.org/groups/5665/technology/privacy_information.

    Technology
  • New Student Software Approval

    CodeHS has been approved for use in the classroom.  For the most up-to-date list of available software, visit https://www.westbrookctschools.org/groups/5665/technology/privacy_informationOpens in a new browser tab.

    Technology
  • Website Update

    We are pleased to announce that we have updated the look of our District Website available at https://www.westbrookctschools.org.  While the design may be different, the content remains the same.  To view the content, simply scroll down the page or use the menu structure which was not modified.

    Technology
  • New Software Approval

    Rosen Digital has been approved for use in the classroom.  For the most up to date list of available software, visit https://www.westbrookctschools.org/groups/5665/technology/privacy_informationOpens in a new browser tab.

    Technology
  • FCC Emergency Broadband Benefit

    The Federal Communications Commission has launched a temporary program to help families and households struggling to afford Internet service during the COVID-19 pandemic.  The Emergency Broadband Benefit provides a discount of up to $50 per month toward broadband service for eligible households and up to $75 per month for households on qualifying Tribal lands. Eligible households can also receive a one-time discount of up to $100 to purchase a laptop, desktop computer, or tablet from participating providers.

    Eligible households can enroll through a participating broadband provider or directly with the Universal Service Administrative Company (USAC) using an online or mail in application.

    You can learn more about the benefit, including eligibility and enrollment information, by visiting  www.fcc.gov/broadbandbenefit, or by calling 833-511-0311  

    Technology
  • New Software Approval

    Microbit has been approved for use in the classroom.  For the most up to date list of available software, visit https://www.westbrookctschools.org/groups/5665/technology/privacy_information.

    Technology
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Daisy Events

  • Daisy Early Dismissal 1 pm

    Teacher Professional Development

    Daisy Ingraham Elementary School
  • No School for Students

    Professional Development Day for Teachers

    Daisy Ingraham Elementary School
  • Columbus Day - Schools Closed

    Westbrook Public Schools
  • Daisy School Photo Day

    Daisy Ingraham Elementary School
  • Daisy Early Dismissal at 1 pm for Parent Teacher Conferences

    Daisy Ingraham Elementary School
  • Daisy Early Dismissal at 1 pm for Parent Teacher Conferences

    Daisy Ingraham Elementary School
  • Daisy PTO Meeting 6:30 pm

    6:30-7:30 pm

    Daisy Ingraham Elementary School
  • Thanksgiving Holiday Break

    Westbrook Public Schools
  • Daisy PTO Meeting 6:30 pm

    6:30--7:30 pm

    Daisy Ingraham Elementary School
  • Holiday Break

    Westbrook Public Schools
  • Martin Luther King Day - Schools closed

    Westbrook Public Schools
  • February Break

    Westbrook Public Schools
  • Presidents' Day - Schools Closed

    Westbrook Public Schools
  • Good Friday - Schools Closed

    Westbrook Public Schools
  • April Break

    Westbrook Public Schools
  • Memorial Day - Schools Closed

    Westbrook Public Schools
  • Pending Last Day of School

    Westbrook Public Schools
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CONTACT INFORMATION

      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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