Superintendent's November Newsletter
Superintendent's November Newsletter
Paula Nadeau

Dear Cromwell Community,

With our ongoing commitment to maximize the potential of our district, staff, and students, it is important that we foster frequent and open communication opportunities to ensure a strong school-home partnership. To that end, I would like to invite you to our monthly Community Conversations that will allow us time to delve deeper into relevant topics that are integral to our global success. With many important initiatives occurring in the classroom and across the district, we want to ensure you are not only hearing from us, but we are hearing from you. Please join us at 6:00 p.m. on October 30th for our first Community Conversation which will be focused on Student Achievement in Cromwell. During this hour, we will share an overview of our teaching, learning, and assessment practices as well as open the dialogue for other topics that may be of interest to you.  If you are in need of babysitting services to attend this month's meeting please contact me.  Listed below you will find the dates, times and topics for the November and December meetings.  

 Connect to Your Child’s Google Classroom

 Did you know that you could receive a summary of your child’s work from their Google Classroom?  The Guardian Summary will include any missing work, upcoming work, and any class activity (announcements, assignments, questions) that teachers have posted to their Google Classroom.

 All you have to do is submit your email address to one of your child’s teachers and they can add it to your child’s profile. The system will then send you an invitation to start receiving your summaries via email. No Google account is required to receive these summaries, but if you want to adjust your settings, you will be required to create an account.

 You have 120 days to accept the invitation. Once you click accept, you, your child and the teacher who invited you will each receive an email confirmation.

 Work Summary of Child's Google Classroom Example

For more information on Guardian Summaries please visit the following support information.


National Merit Scholar

Cromwell High School Principal Fran DiFiore is pleased to announce that Cromwell High School student, Merry Wang, has been named a National Merit Semi-Finalist.  About 16,000 students, or approximately one-third of the 50,000 high scorers, are notified that they have qualified as Semifinalists.  These students are the highest scoring entrants in the nation.  Mrs. DiFiore also announced that Mikaela Emilsson received a Letter of Commendation in recognition of her outstanding academic promise.  Nationally about two-thirds of the approximately 50,000 high scorers on the PSAT/NMSQT receive letters.  Congratulations to both students on their academic achievement.

2018-2019 Budget Process

The Leadership Team has begun to prepare the proposed budget for the 2018-2019 school year.  Cromwell schools continue to try to provide the best educational opportunities for our students while maintaining a fiscally responsible budget.  The reduction of grant funding and the prospects of reduced state funding continue to push us to be creative with each dollar we receive.  We will actively pursue grants and look to keep any increases to a minimum as we progress through the budget process.

Community Conversations

  • Monday, October 30 - 6:00 pm - Cromwell's Commitment to Student Growth - CHS Library/Media Center

  • Monday, November 20 - 8:00 am - Math - WIS Library/Media Center

  • Monday, December 11 - 3:00 pm - Literacy in Cromwell - CMS Library/Media Center

Dates to Remember

  • November 6 - CMS/CHS Parent Conferences

  • November 9- CMS/CHS Parent Conferences

  • November 28 - ECS/WIS Parent Conferences

  • November 30 - ECS/WIS Parent Conferences

We value your input, feedback, and suggestions. Please feel free to contact us directly with your thoughts pertaining to items in this news bulletin as well any other items that may be on your mind. Stay tuned for dates and times of parent and community meetings where we can engage in more detailed conversations about the Cromwell Public Schools.


John T. Maloney, Jr.