Yearbook Orders!
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3y ago
Whew! I can tell it's been a very busy year - not a lot of time for blog posts :)  We've been busy making memories! Don't forget to order your 2018-2019 Yearbook! Yearbooks are $12.00. Please send form (or if lost, an envelope with your child's name on it) with cash or check to the main office. Yearbooks will be distributed on Field Day, Thursday May 23rd.  ​ The kids love looking at them! Order your yearbook today ..read more
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New and improved school hours
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3y ago
Beginning in August 2018, DMPS will implement new bell times – or school hours – throughout the district. The new hours, compared to the current hours, are: Wright's hours next year will be 7:30am - 2:25pm. For more information: https://www.dmschools.org/school-hours-at-dmps ..read more
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SUMMER SUPPORT GROUPS
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3y ago
This time of year I receive information regarding several different summer opportunities for students' emotional/social growth and healing. Here is some information about a few programs; if you are interested in any I would be happy to send you more information :)  Young Children's Sexual Abuse Group. Child Guidance Center. (For children ages 3-7 who have experienced sexual abuse). June 25th-August 27th 3:30-4:30PM Camp Brave. For youth ages 8-14 whose life has been impacted by crime. Week long camp June 24th-June 30th. LOTUS Creative Expressions. Young Women's Resource Center. For girls ..read more
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Winter weather and school closing informoation
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3y ago
Reblogged from https://www.dmschools.org/2018/01/winter-is-here/ Dear DMPS Families: Winter is officially here. And while the change in weather may have been a little later than usual to arrive, the snow and cold is now here and a part of our school days. As Superintendent, a top priority of mine is always the safety of our students, staff and families. And when it comes to inclement weather, everyone’s health and well-being drives my decisions. I also understand that Iowa winters bring challenges each year; despite the cold and snow, life must go on and we all must change our daily routines ..read more
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Important Attendance information
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3y ago
Part of my job is to review student attendance, which is the foundation for learning and achievement. I am here to work with you and help problem-solve any issues preventing you from getting your child to school. October is when I begin to see absences start adding up, so there are a few things I want every parent to know regarding our district's attendance policy for elementary students: - 5 or more absences in a semester (unexcused AND excused) are considered excessive. When a student has 5 or more absences, I will review them and consider attendance interventions and problem-solving with y ..read more
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The power of routines
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3y ago
Its hard to believe we have been in school for 3 weeks! Students have learned our school and classroom expectations, and routines are in full swing. Do you have routines and a schedule at home? Routines play an important role in your child's development. Check out these 7 benefits of routines, and for more information click here! Seven Benefits of Using Routines with Your Kids Routines eliminate power struggles. Routines eliminate power struggles because you aren't bossing the child around. This activity (brushing teeth, napping, turning off the TV to come to dinner) is just what we do at t ..read more
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Welcome back!
Mrs. Hogan | Professional School Counselor
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3y ago
It's going to be a great year! My husband, daughter, and I welcomed our son Jameson in spring of last school year, so I have been enjoying spending time with him all summer! I can't wait to see all our students again and hear about summer adventures : ) There have been lots of changes taking place at Wright over the summer! Here are a couple updates regarding counseling: *My office has moved! It is a much larger space and is located almost right across the hall from my old office. *Classroom counseling will now take place every OTHER week, instead of every week ..read more
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Happy New year!
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3y ago
Wishing all our Wright families a happy and healthy 2017 ..read more
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Cold weather ahead!
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3y ago
The following message from our Des Moines Public Schools Superintendent can be found here: http://www.dmschools.org/2016/11/winter-is-coming-weather-and-school-decision-making/ "Dear DMPS Families: The official start of winter is still more than a month away, but the weather doesn’t rely on a calendar. In fact, northwest Iowa is seeing snow today and the temperatures are dropping here in Des Moines. As Superintendent, a top priority of mine is always the safety of our students, staff and families. And when it comes to inclement weather, everyone’s health and well-being drives my decisions ..read more
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District bullying policy
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3y ago
With October being National Bullying Prevention month, I thought it appropriate to post the Des Moines Public School District's policy regarding bullying and harassment. While all grade levels learn about bullying during October and November, specific portions of the District bullying policy were discussed with 5th graders this unit- particularly emphasizing that bullying includes electronic communication (social media, email, text, etc.).  The District policy states: For the policy in its entirety, or to view the DMPS Elementary Schools Handbook, please click here ..read more
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