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Welcome to Eli Whitney School

September 2, 2014


Dear Parents and Guardians:

We are loving our first day back to school at Whitney!  The busses arrived this morning and it was such a pleasure to see so many happy faces. We embraced our returning students and welcomed our new students.  The parent drop off area went fairly well.  We will work to smooth out a few details and we look forward to a quick and safe drop off/pick up area for all.

Teachers have spent numerous hours these past few weeks preparing their classrooms for your children. The classrooms look great and we are off to a wonderful start there as well.

We started our day with a short assembly where I introduced students to our new staff.  We have had several changes over the summer.   Please join us in welcoming the following staff members:

·        Art:                  Mrs. Early-Alves

·        Music:             Ms. Luddy

·        Technology      Ms. Tait and Ms. Aloisa

·        Grade5:          Mrs. Horton

·        Grade3:          Mrs. Ruggerio

·        Grade4:          Ms. Santos

·        Grade5:          Mrs.Horton

·        Psychologist:  Mrs.Mangerelli

·        AcademicCoach:  Mrs. Flanaghan

To help promote a smooth dismissal, I would ask that parents and guardians call the school prior to 2:00 with any dismissal changes.  This is especially important at the start of the school year.   Things get very busy in our main office at the end of the day.  We want to be certain all students get home safely.  Thank you for your understanding.

I am also asking the drivers of vehicles dropping off and picking up students to be respectful of the driveways located in this area.  Please do not block driveways.  We love our school neighbors and want them to love us as well!

Finally, I have two important dates for your calendar.  Our annual school picnic will be this Friday,September 5th from 6:00-7:30.  Come enjoy a picnic dinner with the Whitney School community.   Families often bring grinders, home made sandwiches or take out foods.  Please bring a picnic blanket or chairs.  We will provide playground equipment, music and friendly faces.   This gathering is a nice way to end the week and to meet some of your child’s classmates and their families.

The second event occurs on Monday evening, September 8th.   At this time we welcome parents and guardians to our annual open house.  This is a time for you to learn more about grade level expectations and to meet your child’s teacher.   Officer Frank, our school counselor, specials teachers and other staff will be here as well.    This event will run from 6:00 – 7:30.  A detailed flyer will go home later this week.

Take some time this afternoon or evening to speak with your child about their day at school.  We are only a phone call or email away.  Please,do not hesitate to contact us with any concerns.  Looking forward to a wonderful year at Whitney!



Sandie Ingalls





School Entry Security Protocol

    Our kids safety comes first!
The following protocol is to be used in all Enfield Public Schools facilities. This protocol is for persons responding to the buzzer entry system or working as a monitor at the entry of an EPS facility.
  1. Ask the person to state their name and reason for their visit before granting entry.
  2. Ask all visitors to report directly to the office after they are allowed in.
  3. All employees must show their ID badge or they must be treated as a visitor.
  4. All visitors must show a Driver’s License or a photo ID.
  5. All visitors must leave the Driver’s License or photo ID at the office during their visit.
  6. All visitors must sign-in on the EPS Entry Log.
  7. All visitors must wear a visitor badge while in the facility.
  8. All visitors must sign-out (Initial column of Entry Log) and return badge when they leave.
  9. Return the Driver’s License to visitor after they initial out.

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The Elementary Library Service has once again purchased Grolier Online Encyclopedia for your use. It is invaluable for reports as well as fun news and activities
You can access it through our website:
The user name is: ewhitney
The password is: Grolier
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