In Every Classroom
You're invited to an Applebee's Flapjack Fundraiser breakfast to support Natchaug School PTO Tickets are $6.00. Saturday December 9th, 2017 at the Applebee's Neighborhood Grill & Bar 93 Storrs Rd Mansfield CT (Eastbrook Mall)
Wear your pajamas to school Friday, December 8th in support of patients at Connecticut Children’s Medical Center!! Students and staff of Natchaug School are invited to wear their PJ’s to school in honor of kids at Connecticut Children’s Medical Center. Thousands of children each year spend days, weeks or longer in PJ’s at the hospital while receiving care. PJ Day for the Kids will help us show our support for these brave kids! Wear your pjs and make an optional donation of $1 or more. Donations will be collected at school on Friday, December 8th. For more information and to locate your team/school online to make a gift visit: give.connecticutchildrens.org/pjday
On Thursday December 7th, 2017 from 4pm-7pm we're one stop shop for all your Christmas needs!! We've got it all from beauty to bling to tasty dog treats and so much more!! Winning a little something extra for yourself with our raffle baskets!! Keep it local.....Come out to support your local PTO and Vendors too!!
A letter from Supt. Patricia Garcia about the vote on the referendum November 7
Here is the Fall, 2017 issue for you to enjoy.
Participate in a community dialogue to discuss district initiatives and accomplishments, ask questions, and share your vision for Windham Schools.
The artwork created by Natchaug 3rd graders through the STORYLINE project is up at the Legislative Office Building in Hartford. The artwork will be on display until April 17th 2016. So proud of our Natchaug 3rd graders!
Time: 8:15 AM – 9:51 AM
Location: Sweeney Elementary
60 Oak Hill Drive, Willimantic
Time: 4 PM – 5:30 PM
Time: 4 PM – 6 PM
As many of you know, October is Bullying Awareness Month. In our after school program, we decided to host mini group discussions throughout a whole week, talking about what is bullying and what can we do to prevent it. We also gave students the opportunity to express their own testimonials about hard times that they have went through, having them connect on a whole other level. We concluded our Anti-Bullying Discussion by making a banner with our hand prints to give a sign saying that we rise up against bullying. The students also signed a card where they took a pledge to not be a bully and to stand up for those we see getting bullied. Attached you will find some pictures. I hope that you enjoy them. Have a blessed weekend,
Mrs. Reed and Mrs. Sager class had the opportunity to visit the Eric Carle Museum.At the Eric Carle Musuem of Picture Book Art, the 3rd grade was able to browse the art collections of Eric Carle, David Wiesner and other modern picture book artists. Students learned about different types of art including collage and watercolor painting. They also participated in a workshop where they were able to use the concept of collage to create their own puppets.
Mrs. Reed's 3rd Grade class got to meet children’s author and illustrator, Bob Shea who uses graphic design in his illustrations, at the Kerri art gallery. Bob read them 2 of his stories and taught the kids how he uses basic shapes to draw his characters, and really helped kids understand that anyone can be an illustrator as long as they know how to draw shapes. Then the students went to the public library and got to make their own illustrations which will be put in an art show at the gallery in january and then moved to the capital to be on display for a little while!
On October 19th 2017, Natchaug School had an Hispanic Heritage Night hosted by the Events Committee at Natchaug School. It was such a fun filled night where students from all grades got to sing in front of their parents all thanks to our very own June Burns our music teacher! We also had an amazing potluck dinner in which we got to taste all different flavors and different cultural foods. To cap the night off we had the pleasure in bringing in a mariachi band to play for our Students, Parents, and of course our Staff. The bands name was Mexico Antiguo and they did a fabulous job! We want to also give a special shout-out to our local restaurants who donated food for our event! We would like thank Tacos La Rosa, Coyote Flaco, and Guiuliano's! Thank you for your very kind donations! Very much appreciated. Gracias.
1st Grade students had the chance to visit the textile museum and learned about the history of Willimantic! They got to see historic pictures and listened to historic stories as well about Willimantic.
Mrs. Sager's class went to the Kerri Art Gallery listened to a story and drew with illustrator Barbara McClintock. After, they went to the town library and looked through books for inspiration. They then drew a picture that will later be displayed in the Kerri gallery.
The students in kindergarten at Natchaug School also went to the post office. The students got a tour of what a post office looks like in the back. They got to go on a mail truck, weigh packages, and see the sorting process. We ended our trip by mailing our own letters to our parents.