Rocket News

March 2019

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Social Studies in First Grade: Jobs, Work, and Volunteerism

In our new first grade Social Studies Unit, students explore how members of a community contribute in a variety of ways. There are many different jobs that produce goods and services for communities and students will investigate a wide variety of both jobs and volunteerism. An important understanding is that people work to meet their economic needs, to find personal fulfillment, and to serve others in need. Throughout the unit we are welcoming parents to join us to share their careers and volunteerism with our students. It has been such a wonderful experience to learn through this powerful home-school collaboration. We are very thankful to all of the parents that have volunteered to participate. They have made this unit come to life!

Pictured: Mrs. Graves teaches Mrs. Carmilani's class about goods and services as well as wants and needs. The students had the chance to make their very own banks out of mason jars! Thank you, Mrs. Graves!

Allergy Awareness Day

We're happy to announce our 2nd annual Allergy Awareness day on Wednesday, March 27, 2019. We have two wonderful presenters who have helped us plan an informative and fun day for the children at Reynolds School. This presentation given by Dr. Sherman and Mrs. Shamus will include a cartoon video, facts about allergies, and tips on how to be a good friend to children with allergies.

We are asking that all the children wear teal (or blue) to school on Wednesday, March 27th to show their support for allergy awareness. Knowing how to prevent a child from being exposed to their allergen is the best way to keep our children safe. Thank you for supporting this special day at Reynolds School!

We are very thankful to Dr. Sherman, Mrs. Shamus, Mrs. Kotz, Mrs. Santos, Mrs. Slacin, and Mrs. LoPiccolo for coordinating such an important event.

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World Read Aloud Week- One School, One Book Recap

World Read Aloud Week is always an exciting time at Reynolds School. For a second year, we participated in One School, One Book. The week kicked off with a PTO sponsored Music Assembly all about reading. Mrs. Jarvis played music while the children sang and danced. We revealed that our mystery book was Ling and Ting: Not Exactly the Same!

Throughout the week, the children enjoyed a variety of special activities. We read together as a school community for Drop Everything and Read time, mystery readers from the school and community visited each classroom, we read with stuffed animals, and we decorated our doors in the theme of celebrating differences.

We value reading at Reynolds School and hope that this week inspired our children and strengthened their love of literature. A special thank you to our Co-Chairs Mrs. Cucci and Ms. Policastro and the entire committee: Mrs. Levitt, Mrs. Biglin, Mrs. Mende, Ms. Titunick, Mrs. Whitmore, Ms. Cohen, Mrs. Lavelle, Mrs. Jarvis, Mrs. Barone, Mrs. Vega, Mr. Walis, and Mrs. Cook, Mrs. Maginnis, Mrs. Dolan, Mrs. Topolosky, and Mrs. D'Ambola. We are so lucky to have such a special group of teachers that went above and beyond to plan an exciting and motivational week for our school community!

Please use this link to share your feedback regarding One School, One Book:

*Note: The survey will close on March 1st

February Highlights

Safety Visit from Officer Pulizzano

Ptl. Anthony Pulizzano started visiting all Reynolds classrooms to speak to our students about a variety of safety topics. It was wonderful to see how much the students enjoyed their safety lessons. They were very engaged and asked good questions of Officer Pulizzano. We look forward to having him visit again soon.

100th Day of School

We celebrated the 100th day of school at Reynolds on February 15th. In addition to special activities within their classrooms, students enjoyed finding 100 hearts around the building. It was an exciting celebration of all of the learning that has taken place at Reynolds so far this year.

Kids Heart Challenge

At Reynolds School, we supported the American Heart Association by participating in the Kids Heart Challenge during the Week of February 25th - March 1st. Mr. Ramirez and Mr. Walis taught students all about having a healthy heart throughout the month of February leading up to this culminating event.

Spring is Approaching!

It is hard to believe that spring is right around the corner. During this time of year, many people experience watery eyes and runny noses. Please remember to notify the Health Office if your child has any special needs. It is important that you note the BOE policy that children are not permitted to carry medications to school at any time. Written authorization from the parent and physician giving permission to administer prescribed medication is required. A medication form is on the Nurse's Office web page. Along with this statement, the medication in the original container, properly labeled, is to be brought to the health office by the parent. If you have any questions, please call the Health Office @ 961-6374.

Upcoming Events in March

March 22nd- Books vs. Badges Game

March 27th- Allergy Awareness Day

March 28th- Kdg. Field Trip Sr Valley Cultural Center

March 29th- Report Cards Distributed

*Please see the Reynolds Calendar for additional dates.