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Testing Tips to Help Kids
If the thought of taking a test makes your heart race, imagine how your child feels. The National Association of Elementary School Principals has created some guidelines for parents to support their child's physical, emotional, and mental health during these stressful times. To h… Continue
If the thought of taking a test makes your heart race, imagine how your child feels. The National Association of Elementary School Principals has created some guidelines for parents to support their child's physical, emotional, and mental health during these stressful times. To help alleviate stress for your child, check out this article.
Check Out Our Latest Music Video
Students in Grades 3-5 created an amazing music video to go along with our theme for this year's Read Across America Celebration. With lyrics written by our students and a dance choreographed to Katy Perry's song, Chained to the Rhythm, our team of specialists worked with student… Continue
Students in Grades 3-5 created an amazing music video to go along with our theme for this year's Read Across America Celebration. With lyrics written by our students and a dance choreographed to Katy Perry's song, Chained to the Rhythm, our team of specialists worked with students to create Chained to the Book for 2019! Special thanks to Lisa Norcross, Melissa, Steiger, Christina Erb, and Chris Bauer for all their efforts! Be sure to keep an eye out in the video for our School Resource Officer, Matt Vatcher!
Kindness Matters at Wood End!
At a recent All-School Meeting, K-1 students taught our school community some very important lessons about kindness. We listened to a story about two children who learned the value of kindness through jelly doughnuts. Students then created paper doughnuts with their book buddies … Continue
At a recent All-School Meeting, K-1 students taught our school community some very important lessons about kindness. We listened to a story about two children who learned the value of kindness through jelly doughnuts. Students then created paper doughnuts with their book buddies by writing acts of kindness on paper sprinkles! We have a feeling they will be "sprinkling" those around them with kindness for many days to come! Be on the lookout for our kindness doughnuts in the halls of Wood End! Kindergarten and first grade students also read a Pledge of Kindness to the audience as well as some meaningful quotes about kindness. We ended with a song about kindness! If you are interested in continuing the conversation about the value of kindness at home, check out our book list of some stories about kindness that you can read and discuss together as a family. Enjoy and remember to BE KIND!
What Every Parent Should Know About Cyberbullying
Despite all the good that the Internet has brought to students, parents, and teachers alike, there are people who use it with malicious intent. And just as bullying has existed since the dawn of time, virtual bullying has existed since the beginning of the Internet. This guide on… Continue
Despite all the good that the Internet has brought to students, parents, and teachers alike, there are people who use it with malicious intent. And just as bullying has existed since the dawn of time, virtual bullying has existed since the beginning of the Internet. This guide on cyberbullying from Maryville University Online will help you learn everything you need to know about cyberbullying, from relevant facts and statistics to helpful resources, so you can keep your teen safe online.
Classroom Libraries
By providing engaging books covering a wide variety of genres and topics, our students have become more excited about reading. To learn more about how these classroom libraries are benefiting our students (and teachers) check out the presentation 4th grade classroom teacher, Keri… Continue
By providing engaging books covering a wide variety of genres and topics, our students have become more excited about reading. To learn more about how these classroom libraries are benefiting our students (and teachers) check out the presentation 4th grade classroom teacher, Keri DiNapoli, created to inform and thank our PTO for their generous support!
Child Safety Seats
Child passenger safety has dramatically evolved over the past decade; however, motor vehicle crashes continue to be the leading cause of death for children 4 years and older. The American Academy of Pediatrics has developed guidelines on evidence-based practices designed to optim… Continue
Child passenger safety has dramatically evolved over the past decade; however, motor vehicle crashes continue to be the leading cause of death for children 4 years and older. The American Academy of Pediatrics has developed guidelines on evidence-based practices designed to optimize safety in passenger vehicles for children from birth through adolescence. Read the full article here.
Communities Stand Up Against Hate
Unfortunately, as a country we are faced with another horrific tragedy. As a school community, we have resources and adult support to help students who may have heard about and are talking about the anti-Semitic attack on the Tree of Life Synagogue in the Squirrel Hill neighborho… Continue
Unfortunately, as a country we are faced with another horrific tragedy. As a school community, we have resources and adult support to help students who may have heard about and are talking about the anti-Semitic attack on the Tree of Life Synagogue in the Squirrel Hill neighborhood of Pittsburgh. Shielding young children from media and violence is important because of their limited capacity to make sense of violence they see in the media. However, some children may have seen news footage, or overheard others talking about these events. If children are talking about the event it’s important to assure children of their safety and point out the adults who help to keep them safe. Other suggestions include keeping your answers simple if children pose questions and to maintain normal routines and schedules. We have provided a couple of resources below if you’re looking for more information. At the same time, tragedies like this remind us of the importance of standing up to hate and teaching children how to be allies, upstanders, and to embrace differences. As a community, we have seen a rise in graffiti incidents and hateful dialogues and symbols that do not represent our core values of being respectful, responsible, honest, engaged & safe. We have also seen the Reading community come together during a unifying rally, creating a collective voice of peace. We must continue to promote a dialogue that addresses these messages, showing our children that we stand by our core beliefs and becoming caring citizens. Our children need to hear messages of acceptance, love and respect in all avenues of their lives. At Wood End, we seek to teach and share these messages every day and through our Open Circle curriculum. Our all-school meetings are designed to teach students what being an upstanding citizen looks and sounds like in young children. As a community it is important for us to acknowledge the grief, sadness, and anger that many are feeling, and the wonderful acts of courage, bravery and support that came during and after this awful act of hatred. As adults we have a our own unique ways of processing and dealing with this information. Please remember that some children may be aware of what happened in Pittsburgh while others might not know anything has happened. The most important thing we can communicate to our children is that the adults around them keep them safe. We will continue to teach them the power of their actions and words. We all need to take time to care for ourselves and our families while supporting those affected by these events. Please feel free to contact us if you are looking for more support in helping you or your family process the latest events. https://www.adl.org/education/resources/tools-and-strategies/5-tips-for-talking-with-children-about-the-shooting-at-the

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May
27
Memorial Day
Category School Calendar
Dates & Times 05/27/2019
All Day
Summary No school for students
Jun
2
RMHS Graduation
Category School Calendar
Dates & Times 06/2/2019
All Day
Summary Congratulations to the Class of 2019!
Jun
3
School Council Meeting
Category School Calendar
Dates & Times 06/3/2019
All Day
Location WE Conference Room
Summary 3:15-4:15 PM
Jun
4
Final Box Tops Collection & Contest Deadline
Category School Calendar
Dates & Times 06/4/2019
All Day
Jun
4
Final PTO Meeting
Category School Calendar
Dates & Times 06/4/2019
7:00 pm -to- 9:00 pm
Location TBD
Summary Elections & Celebration
Jun
7
Young Authors' Day
Category School Calendar
Dates & Times 06/7/2019
9:00 am -to- 10:00 am
Summary Reading & Writing Celebration, K-5
Jun
21
Tentative Last Day of School
Category School Calendar
Dates & Times 06/21/2019
All Day
Summary If all 5 snow days are used, 11:00 dismissal

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