Principal's Message

                                                                                                 

 Dear Explorer Families,

On behalf of the faculty and staff at Wicklow Elementary Magnet School for Global Pathways, I welcome you and your child to the 2023-2024 school year. There are numerous choices both inside and outside of the public school system and we appreciate the trust you have placed in us to be your child’s educational partner for the 2022-2023 school year. At Wicklow, we will “GO WILD” by “Answering the Call for Learning!”

The world is at our fingertips and there is so much to learn and see! Therefore, having an Explorer mentality will be useful for successfully navigating the challenges of a global community. It is our contention that a high-performing school is more than just one that shows high student test scores. We believe that to be a high-performing school, scholars must be provided opportunities to grow and learn across a transdisciplinary curriculum. As an authorized International Baccalaureate (IB) Primary Years Programme World School, Wicklow Elementary prepares scholars to be lifelong learners through a focus on ten IB Learner Profile attributes.

Inquirers

Open-minded

Knowledgeable

Caring

Thinkers

Risk-takers

Communicators

Balanced

Principled

Reflective

 

There is no doubt that the last few school years have been difficult for students and families. Unfortunately, the global pandemic is still showing its effects on all schools and our scholars are not an exception. At Wicklow this year, we strive to provide a safe environment and encourage a renewed sense of family engagement.  We know that a strong partnership with families is what is needed to promote student success and build community relations. Throughout the school year, we will be hosting Academic Parent Teacher Teams (APTT) evening events. Please look for more information with details. Expect increased engagement in the home/school partnership

Scholars will be provided instruction in the FLORIDA B.E.S.T. Standards through the six IB Units of Inquiry-

“Who We Are”

“Where We are in Place and Time”

“How the World Works”

“How We Organize Ourselves”

“Sharing the Planet”

How we Express Ourselves”

 

Our scholars will also be given targeted help and/or enrichment during WIN (What I Need) time each day. Learning needs to be individualized and differentiated to truly help all students grow. Please pay particular attention to Wicklow’s Expectations for Reading, Writing, and Algebraic Thinking to understand your child’s present level of performance and where he/she will need to go.  

A new school year is an exciting time in your child’s life. To get your child (and you) ready for this big adjustment, we have included the following items in the Communication Folder:

  • Wicklow Family Handbook- (Important Information about Our School)
  • Dismissal Information
  • Severe Weather Dismissal Information
  • Health Services Emergency Card and Code of Conduct Parent Acknowledgement Form (Please complete and return.)   
  • Elementary Release Form (Please complete and return.)
  • Wicklow Elementary Security Card (Please complete and return.)
  • Wicklow Elementary Headphone and Device Agreement Form (Please complete and return.)
  • Emergency Contact Information
  • School Lunch and Breakfast Information- Red Apple Dining
  • Student Insurance Information
  • APTT- Save the Dates
  • PTA Information

If you are new, we welcome you to the Wicklow Explorer Family! If you are a returning family, we welcome you back! We are looking forward to an amazing school year and we believe that with your support, our scholars will “Answer the Call for Learning.” Go WILD Wicklow!

Sincerely,

Daniel H. Windish, Ed.D.

Principal

 

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