News and Updates from Mrs. Adelman - February 12, 2021
Friday, February 12th: Early dismissal day - Staff Development
Monday, February 15th: CBSD closed - Presidents' Day
Tuesday, February 16th: Middle School Virtual Parent Orientation - more information below
Wednesday, February 17th: Rescheduled virtual picture day
LLS Hero Squad Spirit Week - more information below
Tuesday, February 16th: Strengths Day: Wear your favorite color
Wednesday, February 17th: Gratitude day
Thursday, February 18th: Thoughtfulness Day
Friday, February 19th: Hero Day
From the Desk of Mrs. Adelman
Hi Warwick Bears!
As we approach the long weekend with Valentine's Day and Presidents' Day, I wanted to share one of my favorite books: In My Heart: A Book of Feelings by Jo Witek. You may have listened to this story during our special guest read alouds with my girls, Ella and Olivia, at the beginning of our Winter Reading Challenge. Ella, Liv, and I love everything about this book (the words, illustrations, heart cut outs, and meaning).
This weekend, the girls and I will spend extra time reading, making heart cuts outs for our windows, and I can't wait for Ella to share her thoughts and connections as we read this book and other books together.
I hope that you have a wonderful weekend and can carve out extra family time!
Mrs. Amy Adelman
Black History Month Spotlight
Leukemia & Lymphoma Hero Squad Fundraiser
We are Halfway Through!
We are heading into the second week of participating in the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s (LLS) Hero Squad program! We are so very appreciative of everyone’s support so far – thank you!
Our School Helps Heroes Like 7 Year Old Madelina!
Madelina was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia in November of 2014 at 23 months of age. She endured 4 rounds of chemotherapy at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh between November of 2014 and April of 2015. Madelina also endured 5 bone marrow biopsies as well as countless blood and platelet transfusions. As of July 2020, Madelina is considered 5 years cancer free and has moved to the Survivorship Clinic at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh.
If you would like to donate to this cause, please follow the Warwick specific link. Warwick Elementary School (lls.org)
Next week our school will participate in a spirit week, please see below!
Thank you, families, for your support of our Hero Squad! Every hero needs a squad!
Holicong 6th Grade Parent Orientation - SAVE THE DATE!
Dear Future Holicong Parents,
Greetings from Holicong Middle School! We are asking you to reserve the date and time of February 16th, 2021 at 7:00 PM for our 6th Grade Parent Orientation. We will be holding the parent orientation that evening through Microsoft Teams and it is open to all parents.
We realize our 6th graders have half of the year left with their elementary schools and want them (and you) to fully appreciate this time and focus on this. If you would like to learn more about Holicong during this time, we invite you to do so by visiting our website and the links below - it does not give an entire picture of who and what we are (but there is a lot to see).
– A variety of video pages for you to “see and hear”!
– Posted daily & weekly.
– Presentations this year are recorded and posted in PowerPoint.
The above links and this communication is just a start. For those of you who have students who have come through Holicong we hope you feel that we pride ourselves on communication with our community…and that we are always looking to improve in every area of what we do.
Please look for a communication in the next few weeks with more specific information for our 6th grade parent orientation. It will look a bit different from past year’s due to our current situation, but I can assure you that we are dedicated to making sure you have all the information you need about the transition to Holicong and what we stand for as a school community.
Kevin Shillingford, Principal
Mike Canelli, Assistant Principal
…on behalf of the entire Holicong Faculty & Staff
Health Check Reminder
1. Please monitor your child daily for fever and/or other signs of COVID-19. Be sure to keep students home if they have one of the following symptoms –cough, shortness of breath, difficulty breathing, new lack of smell or taste; or two of the following symptoms – fever, sore throat, runny nose/congestion, chills, muscle pain, nausea or vomiting, headache, diarrhea, and fatigue.
2. Students with fever/symptoms/with no known COVID-19 exposure may return to school when asymptomatic and fever free for 24 hours without fever reducing medication; or confirmation of alternative diagnosis by health care provider.
3. Families are required to report confirmed or suspected cases of COVID-19 to the School Nurse.
4. Students who exhibit signs or symptoms of COVID-19 during the school day will be placed in isolation and masked until arrangements are made for dismissal.
5. Students with positive COVID-19 test may return to school after 10 days have passed since the symptoms first appeared and being fever-free for 24 hours without fever reducing medication. The student will need to produce the Isolation Release Letter from the Bucks County Department of Health.
6. Students returning after COVID-19 infection will be checked by the School Nurse prior to returning to the classroom.
7. If a student is exposed to a person with a positive COVID- 19 test, the student will have to quarantine for 10 days. If the student becomes symptomatic, they will be treated as a positive COVID-19 case and will need to isolate at home for 10 days from the date that the symptoms began.