Track and Field Day

Grades 1 and 2 Track and Field Day!

On Thursday, June 7th from 9:00 to 12:50 (approximately), children from Grades 1 and 2 will participate in Track and Field at Winona Elementary School.

During the morning block (9:00-10:30), the students will be participating in jumping events. Then they will have a 40 minute nutrition break. In the middle block (11:10-12:50), they will be completing the running events. Parents and guests are welcome to watch and cheer on participants. All visitors must check in at the office if they will be entering the school building.

Students should wear shorts, a t-shirt and running shoes. Bring a hat, sunscreen, water and, if necessary, warm clothing. Students may also bring a blanket (or towel) to sit on when they are spectators. We are looking forward to an active and exciting Primary Track and Field Day!

The purpose of Track and Field Day is to help students develop sportsmanship skills and to practice the skills they have learned during Phys Ed. on a larger scale. Students are encouraged to do their own personal best and to cheer on their fellow students. Please re-inforce what good sportsmanship looks like and have a conversation about the “big feelings” that may come out of not coming in first or getting a ribbon. We want to praise the effort students put into their events and the enjoyment of participating over the end result of earning a ribbon.

Looking for Materials for Simple Machines Project

After March Break, our class will be designing and building mechanisms for our Movement and Simple Machines unit in Science.  We are looking for the following items for this project:

  • Cereal boxes/tissue boxes/other boxes
  • Styrofoam trays
  • Spools
  • Empty cartons
  • Paper towel rolls
  • String/yarn
  • Popsicle sticks
  • Any other recyclable materials/creation materials that you can think of

If you have anything that you could send in for this project, please start sending them to school over the next couple of weeks.  We will collect items until March 19th so we can start this project right after March Break.  Please ensure all items sent in are clean. Thank you for your help!

Good Shepherd Donations

Please donate to the Good Shepherd!

Justin and Jevyn are collecting for the Good Sheperd on behalf of their NYB Basketball Team.

Please donate the following:

– Household Items (tissue, cleaners, paper towels, etc)
– Food Items (non-perishable)
– Winter Clothing (gently used)

Important – Morning Drop-off at Winona

As posted on our Winona Elementary website:

Dear Parents and Guardians,

I would like to share with you some concerns that I have related to student morning arrival at school.  Please be aware that classes begin at 8:30 a.m. each day at Winona Elementary School.  Arriving after the start of the Instructional Day means students are late for school.  Over the past several weeks, we have noticed that we still have lines of cars pulling into the “Kiss and Drop” lane well past 8:30 a.m. and as late at 8:40 a.m.

We ask for your support in the following areas:

  • If you are driving your child(ren) to school, please have them dropped off by 8:30 a.m. at the latest.
  • Playground supervision outside runs from 8:15 – 8:30 a.m.  To ensure the safety of children during arrival, we have teachers on duty in the “Kiss and Drop” Lane during this time period only.
  • Instructional Time begins at 8:30 a.m. so the teachers are in the classrooms and no longer on duty outside including the “Kiss and Drop” Lane.
  • To ensure a seamless flow of traffic and to prevent congestion, please consider leaving your home 5-10 minutes earlier.

We appreciate your consideration of this important matter.


Mr. T. Illman, Principal