Jennifer Galik
5th Grade Celebration Information!! Hope to see you all there! #Polk #Quassy
11 days ago, Jennifer Galik
Jennifer Galik
Our Polk yearbooks have arrived! There is a curbside pick up Monday, June 29 from 5-7. Pull into the front loop, a PTO member will come to your car, confirm your child's name, and give you your yearbook. Please remember that the PTO purchased yearbooks for all 5th graders.
21 days ago, Jennifer Galik
Jennifer Galik
Check out the farewell videos for our Polk fifth graders! We will miss you tremendously and wish you the best of luck at Swift! #Polk #WatertownCares https://flipgrid.com/+polk5th
27 days ago, Jennifer Galik
Jennifer Galik
Polk students didn't let a little thing like distance learning get in the way of Field Day!! Check out the fun they had! #Polk #FieldDay2020 #VirtualFieldDay
28 days ago, Jennifer Galik
Jennifer Galik
Check out our talent show act! https://drive.google.com/file/d/1ZMlnAqGir29yzlAUnJZHvQOwE2Xtaky6/view?usp=sharing #Polk #AnythingforourKids
29 days ago, Jennifer Galik
Jennifer Galik
Student Material Pick-Up
about 1 month ago, Jennifer Galik
Jennifer Galik
How cute are our Polk special area teachers!?! #PolkStrong #ProudPrincipal #BetterTogether
2 months ago, Jennifer Galik
Jennifer Galik
We miss our Fifth Graders! #Polk #WatertownCares #DistanceLearning #BetterTogether
3 months ago, Jennifer Galik
Jennifer Galik
We miss our Fourth Graders! #Polk #WatertownCares #DistanceLearning #BetterTogether
3 months ago, Jennifer Galik
Jennifer Galik
We miss our Third Graders! #Polk #WatertownCares #DistanceLearning #BetterTogether
3 months ago, Jennifer Galik
Jennifer Galik
Some people took Twin Day to a whole new level with their actual twin! #Polk #SpiritWeek #TwinDay
3 months ago, Jennifer Galik
Jennifer Galik
And we rounded out our Spirit Week with Twin Day, my personal favorite! #Polk #SpiritWeek #TwinDay
3 months ago, Jennifer Galik
Jennifer Galik
Stuffed animal day during our Polk Spirit Week made distance learning a little more fun! #Polk #SpiritWeek
3 months ago, Jennifer Galik
Jennifer Galik
Creative students and teachers showed off their wild hairstyles for our Crazy Hair Day! #Polk #SpiritWeek #StudentCouncil
3 months ago, Jennifer Galik
Jennifer Galik
Staff and students all got in the spirit for crazy hair day! #Polk #SpiritWeek #StudentCouncil
3 months ago, Jennifer Galik
Jennifer Galik
More Pajama Day fun this week! #Polk #DistanceLearning #SpiritWeek #PajamaDay
3 months ago, Jennifer Galik
Jennifer Galik
Check out the cuteness from our virtual spirit week. Day 1: pajama day! Thanks to our student council for putting this together! #Polk #DistanceLearning #SpiritWeek #PajamaDay
3 months ago, Jennifer Galik
Jennifer Galik
‪When your staff is amazing & can’t be with kids, you get creative. So proud to work w/ fantastic teachers! #Polk #WatertownCares https://www.rep-am.com/local/localnews/2020/03/26/we-just-really-missed-our-kids-watertown-school-conducts-a-teacher-parade-photo-gallery/
4 months ago, Jennifer Galik
Jennifer Galik
Hi Polk Families! Tomorrow at 10 we kick off the Teacher Car Parade! See route below. While we tried hard to get to every neighborhood because we love and miss you all and genuinely want to see you, it was just not possible. We did the best we could and hope everyone will be able to see us at some point in our travels. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE practice safe social distancing if you're coming outside. Be mindful of staying 6 feet apart from anyone else who has come outside and do not join groups at bus stops! The staff at Polk school is excited to see you tomorrow! 😀 https://docs.google.com/document/d/1ZDRq22mkKadJmn-hvX0zuMPwEcLQngEXYTE7GUDa7s0
4 months ago, Jennifer Galik
Jennifer Galik
Good evening, Polk Families. We are busy preparing for the launch of distance learning on March 30th. Please check your email or the Polk website for important information from Dr. Harrison. If you did not receive an email, we may not have updated contact information for you. Please feel free to email me at galikje@watertownps.org with a parent/guardian email that can be checked regularly. Thanks! Be well! Jen Galik
4 months ago, Jennifer Galik
Jennifer Galik
Don’t forget! We’re open 10-1 today for essential items! There’s a table set up outside for “drive through” books if you need some materials for your kids.
4 months ago, Jennifer Galik
Jennifer Galik
Good evening, Polk Families. I hope this message finds you all well and staying healthy! Just a reminder that our building will be open tomorrow, Monday, March 16th. Staff will be permitted to enter the school from 8:00-10:00 am, and students may pick up essential items from 10:00-1:00 pm. If you need to collect any medication from the nurse, please come to the main office and we will get it for you. All students must be accompanied by an adult. Our supplemental learning materials may be accessed on the district website-https://www.watertownps.org/o/watertown-public-schools/page/covid-19-supplemental-learning. If you’re in need of a Chromebook, they will be available for pick up on Wednesday at WHS. Please be sure to complete the survey on the district website to indicate you’re in need of one. For any family in need of books, we will have a table set up in the drop off loop tomorrow and you’re welcome to come by to collect some to enjoy at home while we’re closed. We will also continue to post resources on Twitter (@PolkESPrincipal). Please remember, if you or your child is experiencing flu-like symptoms, please do not come to school on Monday. Thanks and be well! We miss you all! Jennifer Galik
4 months ago, Jennifer Galik
Dorothy Rinaldi
How to log into your school Google Account
4 months ago, Dorothy Rinaldi
Jennifer Galik
So proud of our students for their team work and perseverance in working through the challenge! #Polk #EscapeRoom
4 months ago, Jennifer Galik
Jennifer Galik
Polk Families give us an opportunity to build community and work with peers and teachers that we might not get the opportunity to otherwise. This month we did an Escape Room Challenge that combinated academic skills, problem solving and collaboration. #Polk #EscapeRoomChallenge
4 months ago, Jennifer Galik
Jennifer Galik
More escape room challenge fun from yesterday! The students loved this activity and were so focused! #Polk #EscapeRoomChallenge
4 months ago, Jennifer Galik
Jennifer Galik
Our Polk Families this week participated in an escape room challenge! The kids practiced skills such as team work, collaboration, and problem solving to beat the clock! #Polk #EscapeRoom
4 months ago, Jennifer Galik
Jennifer Galik
Ms. Wernery’s students were thrilled to kick off Read Across America week with some schoolwide reading time and pajama day! #Polk #ReadAcrossAmerica
4 months ago, Jennifer Galik
Jennifer Galik
Congratulations to our two finalists- Lahndon and Sammie- on a job well done!! #Polk #inventionConvention @miss_agraham
5 months ago, Jennifer Galik
Jennifer Galik
Our students demonstrated their creativity, problem solving skills and perseverance as they presented their final projects to the judges. #Polk #InventionConvention @miss_agraham
5 months ago, Jennifer Galik
Jennifer Galik
So proud of all of our students who participated in the Invention Convention tonight!! They blew the judges, and me, away!! #Polk #InventionConvention @miss_agraham
5 months ago, Jennifer Galik
Jennifer Galik
Voting in the Valentine’s Day box contest in Ms. Wernery’s class was serious work for Ms. Lampron and me! #Polk #thirdgrade
5 months ago, Jennifer Galik
Jennifer Galik
Just a few of the amazing teachers who braved the cold to greet our wonderful students (and their parents too!) with music, dancing, high fives and hugs! Best way to start the day!! #Polk #FaceLiftFridays #WatertownCares #RelationshipsMatter
5 months ago, Jennifer Galik
Jennifer Galik
Loved spoiling our wonderful teachers today! #ValentinesDay #Polk
5 months ago, Jennifer Galik
Jennifer Galik
Valentine’s Day was #1! #Polk
5 months ago, Jennifer Galik
Jennifer Galik
Mrs. Cheezic’s brilliant mathematicians show off their learning by using multiple strategies to solve problems. #Polk #MindsonMath #WatertownLearns
5 months ago, Jennifer Galik
Jennifer Galik
Happy 100th Day!! #Polk
5 months ago, Jennifer Galik
Jennifer Galik
Our third graders practice 100 acts of kindness in honor of our 100th day of school tomorrow!! #Polk #WerneryWorkers #Kindness #WatertownCares
5 months ago, Jennifer Galik
Jennifer Galik
More Polk Family fun! Students created cards for children at CCMC to spread some love. #Polk #WatertownCares
5 months ago, Jennifer Galik
Jennifer Galik
Our Polk Families met again Friday and learned how one small act of kindness can spread joy. Students and staff made Valentine’s Day cards for children at CCMC. #Polk #SpreadKindness #WatertownCares
5 months ago, Jennifer Galik
Jennifer Galik
Polk teachers complete a gallery walk during today’s staff meeting and finish work on our RULER charter. #Polk #RULER
5 months ago, Jennifer Galik
Jennifer Galik
So proud of Faith!! Not only was she a town winner in the fire prevention poster contest, but she also won for Litchfield county and will now compete at the state level! #Polk #FirePrevention
5 months ago, Jennifer Galik
Jennifer Galik
Gavin was astounded to learn he also won at the town level for the fire prevention poster contest! Such great work!! #Polk #FirePrevention
5 months ago, Jennifer Galik
Jennifer Galik
Fire Marshal Kim Calabrese presents Mariah with her certificate as a town winner for the fire prevention poster contest! Way to go Mariah!! #Polk #FirePrevention
5 months ago, Jennifer Galik
Jennifer Galik
A super exciting day as we honor 3 of our Polk students for winning the town fire prevention poster contest! Congratulations to Faith, Gavin, and Mariah! #Polk #FirePrevention #Art
5 months ago, Jennifer Galik
Jennifer Galik
Ms. Wernery’s students read A Hero in the Making, an article about Martin Luther King, Jr.’s life experiences, today and discussed his important contributions. #Polk
6 months ago, Jennifer Galik
Jennifer Galik
Students in Mrs. Eckerlin’s class earned “fort day” for filling their class’ Polk Perks bucket! Students were so excited to build forts and work inside them today! #Polk #PBIS
6 months ago, Jennifer Galik
Jennifer Galik
Our 5th grade chorus presented a beautiful concert tonight! Many thanks to Ms. Cummings for all of her hard word and to our 5th grade teachers for their support! #Polk #music
6 months ago, Jennifer Galik
Jennifer Galik
The culmination of our snowball fight tournament- kids vs teachers!! Mrs. Barlow’s class loved the challenge and the teachers were fierce! #Polk #PBIS
6 months ago, Jennifer Galik
Jennifer Galik
So proud of our students for showing Respectful, Responsible, and Safe behavior. Loved surprising them with this school wide reward today! #Polk #PBIS
6 months ago, Jennifer Galik
Jennifer Galik
Polk students earned an indoor snowball fight tournament today for filling up our Polk Perks bucket! #Polk #PBIS
6 months ago, Jennifer Galik
Jennifer Galik
“Snow” much fun today during our school wide reward- a snowball fight tournament! #Polk! #PBIS
6 months ago, Jennifer Galik
Jennifer Galik
Mrs. Barlow’s students use Google classroom to explore different activities about coordinate planes. #Polk #Math #WatertownLearns
6 months ago, Jennifer Galik
Jennifer Galik
Students in Mrs. LaPlante’s class practiced multiplication facts with a fun partner game. #Polk #Math #WatertownLearns
6 months ago, Jennifer Galik
Jennifer Galik
Polk students raised over $300 for our friends at #CCMC as part of our pajama day spirit day! #WatertownCares #Polk
7 months ago, Jennifer Galik
Jennifer Galik
So much fun yesterday at our holiday sing-a-long! My two littles, Bryan and Ben, joined us too and loved seeing Mommy’s school! #Polk
7 months ago, Jennifer Galik
Jennifer Galik
Loved spoiling our Polk teachers yesterday! A special cart loaded up with hot cocoa, coffee and delicious snacks to brighten their day! #Polk #WatertownCares #Community
7 months ago, Jennifer Galik
Jennifer Galik
Yesterday Polk students who celebrated a birthday so far this year selected a special book to honor their birthday and encourage them to keep reading! #Polk #Reading
7 months ago, Jennifer Galik
Jennifer Galik
How cute are these #Polk teachers in their matching #HarryPotter jammies? #PJDayfortheKids @CCMC
7 months ago, Jennifer Galik
Jennifer Galik
These Polk Families got in on the pajama day fun! #Polk #PJDayfortheKids @CCMC
7 months ago, Jennifer Galik
Jennifer Galik
More pajama day fun! #Polk #PJDayfortheKids @CCMC #WatertownCares
7 months ago, Jennifer Galik
Jennifer Galik
Some of the absolute cutest jammies ever seen! #Polk #PJDayfortheKids @CCMC #WatertownCares
7 months ago, Jennifer Galik
Jennifer Galik
Time spent with their #Polk Families helps students build connections with teachers and students across the building. Today’s work also focused on spreading cheer to the Senior.Center. #CommunityBuilding #WatertownCares
7 months ago, Jennifer Galik
Jennifer Galik
Today our Polk Families met, read stories about winter, and discussed their favorite winter traditions. Then students created holiday cards for our friends at the Senior Center. #Polk #CommunityBuilding #WatertownCares
7 months ago, Jennifer Galik
Jennifer Galik
#Polk Families- bring your children and show them what we raised money for on Veterans Day this year!
7 months ago, Jennifer Galik
Jennifer Galik
Mr. Dave raises our new flag, courtesy of the American Legion Post 195. @AmericanLegion #Polk
7 months ago, Jennifer Galik
Jennifer Galik
Our wonderful paraprofessionals- our school wouldn’t be the incredible place that it is without their help and influence! #Polk
7 months ago, Jennifer Galik
Jennifer Galik
Even our amazing teachers got in on the fun today! #Polk #SpiritDay
7 months ago, Jennifer Galik
Jennifer Galik
A few more pictures of our first spirit day today! #Polk
7 months ago, Jennifer Galik
Jennifer Galik
Fire Marshal Kim Calabrese presents about fire safety. #Polk #FirePrevention
7 months ago, Jennifer Galik
Jennifer Galik
More pictures from our spirit day! #Polk
7 months ago, Jennifer Galik
Jennifer Galik
Our Polk students certainly looked festive today for our first spirit day! #Polk #SpiritDay
7 months ago, Jennifer Galik
Jennifer Galik
Students in Mrs. Wilson’s class work in cooperative groups to analyze and classify shapes, create different types of graphs, and then develop two-part questions. #Investigations #Polk
7 months ago, Jennifer Galik
Jennifer Galik
Polk Families- please remember today is our first spirit day for December and all students are invited to wear a holiday hat/headband or holiday colors. The suggested donations is $1 for all three spirit days.
7 months ago, Jennifer Galik
Dorothy Rinaldi
Peek at Polk 11/25
8 months ago, Dorothy Rinaldi
Jennifer Galik
More pictures of our #Polk School Families sharing reasons they’re #thankful! #WatertownCares
8 months ago, Jennifer Galik
Jennifer Galik
After talking about things they are #thankful for, teachers and students wrote letters to special people in their lives to share why they are grateful for them. #Polk #RelationshipsFirst #WatertownCares
8 months ago, Jennifer Galik
Jennifer Galik
Our #Polk School Families met again yesterday and discussed all the things they are #thankful for! #RelationshipsFirst
8 months ago, Jennifer Galik
Jennifer Galik
Students in Mrs. Eckerlin’s class practice their multiplication fact fluency by playing games with partners. #Polk #Math
8 months ago, Jennifer Galik
Jennifer Galik
Such fun at #TurkeyBingo! Look at how happy our winners were with their prizes! Thanks @LaBonnes!! #Polk
8 months ago, Jennifer Galik
Jennifer Galik
#TurkeyBingo was a huge success last night! Over 100 #Polk community members came out to try to win a turkey. Thanks to @LaBonnes for making this event possible!
8 months ago, Jennifer Galik
Jennifer Galik
#Polk students learned about Wreaths Across America as part of our Veterans Day assembly and raised $215 dollars to purchase 14 wreaths! #WarertownCares @wreathsacross #PlayAPart2019
8 months ago, Jennifer Galik
Jennifer Galik
Veteran Scott Andarowski taught us important lessons about what it means to be a veteran. A few students tried on his old parachute! #Polk #VeteransDay
8 months ago, Jennifer Galik
Jennifer Galik
Highlights from our #Polk Veterans Day assembly! 5th graders presented a readers theater skit to teach about the history of this important day.
8 months ago, Jennifer Galik
Jennifer Galik
A reminder for our Polk students and staff: Tomorrow is our Veterans Day assembly. Everyone is encouraged to wear red, white, and blue and the suggested donation of $1 will be donated to Wreaths Across America. Thank you!
8 months ago, Jennifer Galik
Jennifer Galik
#Polk teachers proudly participated in #JeansforTroops to support the @GIGoFund today! #WatertownCares
8 months ago, Jennifer Galik
Jennifer Galik
5th grade students show off their final character “autopsies” where they analyzed character traits based on their reading. #Polk #WatertownLearns
9 months ago, Jennifer Galik
Jennifer Galik
Students in Mrs. Milo & Mrs. Schulte’s classes did “surgery” on characters to dig deep, get to know them better, & find text evidence to support ideas. Special props made the learning so much fun! #Polk #WatertownLearns
9 months ago, Jennifer Galik
Jennifer Galik
The #Polk #PTO Halloween party tonight was a huge success! Many thanks to all who worked hard to put together a great evening for our students!
9 months ago, Jennifer Galik
Jennifer Galik
More fun with our school families today while we played favorite games! #Polk #WatertownCares
9 months ago, Jennifer Galik
Jennifer Galik
Meeting with their school families gives students the opportunity to build connections with different students and adults. Today’s meetings focused on playing games. #Polk #RelationshipsMatter
9 months ago, Jennifer Galik
Jennifer Galik
#Polk students met with their school families today. They met in circles to share their favorite games and then played games together. #WatertownCares #RelationshipsFirst
9 months ago, Jennifer Galik
Dorothy Rinaldi
Let's Get our Pink on Polk! 10/25 Wear Pink and donate $1 to the American Cancer Society!
9 months ago, Dorothy Rinaldi
Jennifer Galik
3rd graders enjoyed classes in Spanish & French! They learned words to describe families, colors & animals. They read books in French & played mini- golf using Spanish words. #Polk @TaftSchool
9 months ago, Jennifer Galik
Jennifer Galik
Domenic couldn’t wait to teach Mrs. Danaher and me about the creatures living in the fish tanks at Taft! #WatertownLearns #Polk @TaftSchool
9 months ago, Jennifer Galik
Jennifer Galik
Polk 3rd graders loved their visit to Taft today! They played soccer & floor hockey and learned to read in French. #Polk #WatertownLearns @TaftSchool
9 months ago, Jennifer Galik
Dorothy Rinaldi
Check out the new way to collect Boxtops! Click on the Parent Section on the website for more info.
9 months ago, Dorothy Rinaldi
Dorothy Rinaldi
WHS - National Honor Society - Safe Halloween 10/29
9 months ago, Dorothy Rinaldi
Dorothy Rinaldi
Sunday Oct. 20th - Jumpin' Jack Football!
9 months ago, Dorothy Rinaldi
Dorothy Rinaldi
Online Clothing Sale Information
9 months ago, Dorothy Rinaldi
Dorothy Rinaldi
Check out the Halloween Party Info.!
9 months ago, Dorothy Rinaldi
Jennifer Galik
Polk students enjoyed a Literacy Alive Reading Celebration this week!
9 months ago, Jennifer Galik
Dorothy Rinaldi
Polk Families - A reminder that "Make Up Picture Day" is this Thursday 10/10!
9 months ago, Dorothy Rinaldi
Dorothy Rinaldi
On Friday, September 27th, Polk School will be joining with schools across the country by participating in the Sandy Hook Promise Organization’s Start With Hello Week. Please wear green this Friday to show your support!
10 months ago, Dorothy Rinaldi
Lisa Fekete
Back to school bash at Polk tonight 5:30-7:30. Hope to see you there.
10 months ago, Lisa Fekete
Lisa Fekete
Hooray grade 5.
about 1 year ago, Lisa Fekete
Lisa Fekete
Field Day Reminder - so far we are a go for tomorrow. If something changes due to weather I will send out a mass email by 4:00.
about 1 year ago, Lisa Fekete
Lisa Fekete
Congrats to May golden bucket winners.
about 1 year ago, Lisa Fekete