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Thursday, January 22, 2015

Another great tradition is coming this Friday night - the Mother-Daughter Hollywood Night!  Thanks to all our parents who support the PTG, so they can provide wonderful nights like this, where little girls and their moms can get all dressed up and have a fun night together.  The memories created at events like the Mother-Daughter Hollywood Night, Father-Son Campout, Mother-Son Event, and Father-Daughter Sweetheart Ball are priceless, and we're grateful to all the parents - and our PTG Board - for the effort they put into making them so much fun.  Hollywood Night is Friday, Jan. 23, 6:30-8:30, in our auditorium.

John Garner

Principal, Wrightwood Elementary School




Snow Sports Program

The Wrightwood Snow Sports Program began on Thursday, Jan. 15, and it runs every Thursday for through Feb. 19.  The Snow Sports Program is one of the most popular and unique activities that we're able to offer the students of Wrightwood Elementary.  Students who signed up before Christmas are able to take advantage of our proximity to the Mountain High Ski Resort, and they are allowed to leave school early to get up to the mountain and get a ski or snowboard lesson before heading off for the rest of the evening in the snow.  Thank you to Mrs. Ramirez and Mrs. Hoglin for making this program possible.

Little Free Library

The Little Free Library was installed in front of the school in December, but the official ribbon cutting and unveiling was on Jan. 8.  The Little Free Library is the inspiration of our teacher, Mrs. Premo, and her brother, Andy Laich, who built and installed the LFL.  All students, parents, and community members are invited to use the LFL with a "take one, leave one" approach.  The goal is to support reading and literacy for our entire community - a Community of Readers!  Huge thanks to Mrs. Premo and Andy for their effort to make this great addition to our community a reality!

The Young Authors Contest is always very popular for our students.  Stories must be submitted at the end of January.  Talk to your teacher about when they would like to receive your child's story, so they can meet the Jan. 30 deadline.

Pre-school Openings

The Wrightwood School State Preschool program has two openings remaining.  Preschool is a great way for kids to assimilate to the school environment, to socialize with their peers, and get prepared for kindergarten.  Registration paperwork is available in the school office.

Technology Instruction

Mr. Jeff Larson is a member of the Wrightwood community who has offered his time to teach technology skills to our students.  This was an area our staff identified as a need in our School Plan, but we didn't quite know how we could best deliver that instruction.  Enter Mr. Larson!  Using our staff's input, Mr. Larson identified skills that our students needed to learn at each grade level, and he has developed an on-going plan to deliver that instruction to our students on a weekly basis.  We are extremely grateful to Mr. Larson, and we want to welcome him to the Wrightwood School family!