FOR THE WEEK OF OCTOBER 23, 2017
|WEEK OF 10/16/17 AT-A-GLANCE|
THIS WEEK’S NEWS & NOTES:
Two weeks ago, with your copy of Wonder, we sent home an envelope of Kindness Strips (just a few strips of construction paper!). We’ve had some questions about what to write/draw on them so please see this example.
WONDER FAMILY BOOK DISCUSSIONS
As part of our #ChooseKind campaign, please join our Librarian, Edna Auerfeld, for a series of book discussions at lunch. Please see this flyer for more information, as there will be two more opportunities to have lunch with your child to discuss the text. The next opportunity is this Tuesday, 10/24 during your child’s lunch/recess time.
Ashokan participants received a letter with important information. For your reference, here is a copy of the letter. As a reminder, the Ashokan trip is this week, 10/25–10/27.
WEAR RED DAY:
To end our Red Ribbon Week, we are asking students to wear red on Friday, 10/27!
Oct. 23-Oct.27 Red Ribbon Week
Oct. 24 Wonder Family Book Discussions, MS (Library) @ Your Child’s
Oct. 25-Oct. 27 Ashokan, Grades 5 and 6
Oct. 30 Parent Coffee: Let’s Talk About #Bullying, MS (Cafe) @ 9:00 AM
Nov. 2 Parent Coffee: Let’s Talk About #Bullying, MS (Cafe) @ 1:00 PM
Nov. 3 Wonder Family Book Discussions, MS (Library) @ Your Child’s
Nov. 9 Wonder Parent Book Club Meeting, MS (Cafe) @ 9:00 AM
Nov. 9 Parent Coffee: Let’s Talk About #Bullying, ES (Cafe) @ 7:00 PM
Nov. 9 PTSA Meeting, Elementary School (Cafe) @ 7:00 PM
Nov. 15 Wonder Parent Book Club Meeting, MS (Cafe) @ 1:00 PM
IMPORTANT NOTES FROM WEEK’S PAST:
LET’S TALK ABOUT #BULLYING
Guidance Counselor, Matt Friedler, School Psychologist, Heather Greenberg, and I will be hosting a parent coffee to discuss what is (and what isn’t) bullying and how we can work together to support your children at school. All sessions will be the same and will take place on the following dates/times:
- Monday, 10/30 @ 9:00 (Middle School Cafeteria)
- Thursday, 11/2 @ 1:00 (Middle School Cafeteria)
- Thursday, 11/9 @ 7:00 (Elementary School Cafeteria at the PTSA Meeting)
HIGH SCHOOL CHOICE
Beginning in November, the 8th graders will begin the exciting, yet often difficult task, of exploring the individual high school options for next year. We have field trips for the students to visit Warwick on November 1st and Chester on November 3rd. During these visits students will be able to visit classrooms, speak with students and faculty, explore facilities, and see first hand the culture and individuality of each school. Furthermore, there will be a parent informational meeting on the evening of November 1st for Warwick and in Chester on November 6th. Finally, you will see a letter from Matthew Friedler, our school Guidance Counselor, encouraging you to reach-out to him if you have any questions or concerns. Attached to that letter will be the form for you and your child to complete in order to note your high School decision.
YANKEE CANDLE TIME
The 8th Grade Class is once again running the Yankee Candle Fundraiser through the month of October. This fundraiser will go directly to the 8th grade students’ Washington, DC trip in May. Please help support our students with this fantastic fundraiser.
The website is: www.yankeecandlefundraising.com The Group ID is: 990104817