DWS Newsletter

January 2019

Happy New Year! Welcome 2019!

Wishing you and your families a very Happy New Year!

In case you didn't know...

Every day, I meet with the entire student body at 8:20am in the gym. We recite the flag salute and sing a song. Then every day, I pose a situation to the students. Here is a glimpse of the week:

"Math Problem Monday" I share a math problem that students are to solve/discuss in class.

"Thoughtful Tuesday" I share a kindness thought/activity for the students to do/discuss in class.

'Weehawken Wednesday" We all wear Weehawken gear or colors, red & black. I share a fact about the DWS staff or the Weehawken Community.

"Think About It Thursday" I share a real life problem for students to solve/discuss in class.

"Fun Fact and Feel Good Friday" I share a whimsical fact and "feel good" phrase to share throughout the day.

My goal is to build a strong, school community and build character skills. If your child has been late to school on a regular basis, they have been missing this great experience. Let this be a motivation to start the day earlier and get to school on time to be part of this experience.

Congratulations to our 1st and 2nd grade classes on a wonderful winter concert!

Digital Assessments happening in the 2nd Grade...

Message from Nurse Anna Twardowski...

To recap the presentation from Nurse Anna at our December PTA meeting:

1. To keep illnesses from spreading in our primary school, please keep students who are sick with fever home 24 hours after a fever breaks.

2. Please do not medicate your child with Advil or Tylenol and send them to school. By 11am, it will wear off and and symptoms may return.

3. At this time of year, there are increase cases of head lice. Please discourage your child from sharing hats, head gear, combs, etc. Check heads frequently. Please report any cases to school as soon as possible.

4. Encourage frequent hand washing.

Please don't hesitate to contact Nurse Anna with health questions or concerns.

Special thanks to the American Liberty Ballet Company on their Nutcracker Performance to DWS students!

Upcoming events...

Thursday, January 3- PTA Meeting 7pm

Monday, January 21- No School- In observance of Martin Luther King's Birthday