CDW Weekly Wrap-Up
March 25, 2022
A Message from Ms. Santa
Time Flies When You're Having Fun!
One of the biggest challenges a middle school student faces is time management. How does a student do well in school, while doing well at extracurricular activities, and having a fulfilling social life?
"Time flies when you're having fun" is a popular idiom that applies to a variety of life situations, but how does your child manage his/her time? Below are some easy steps in guiding students to manage their time wisely and efficiently.
- Use an agenda.
- Eliminate distractions.
- Set goals, both long term and short term.
- Make a plan on how to reach those goals.
- Prioritize tasks.
- Work on one thing at a time.
- Study in shorter bursts.
- Break tasks into shorter, manageable parts.
- Take breaks.
- Get at least 8 hours of sleep.
At the bottom of each CDW Weekly Wrap-Up are upcoming, important dates!
Grade 5 Literary March Madness
CDW Film Festival
Grade 8 Language Arts
Using the letters as a primary source to find key points and evidence, the students completed a graphic organizer. The students were engaged and did a wonderful job using their analytical skills!
Dr. Fowlin Assemblies
Golden Knights Softball Camp- Spring Training 2022
The NVOT Golden Knights will be hosting a softball camp for players in Grades 3-8 during Spring Break. See the flyer below for more details. There will be copies in the CDW Main Office for your child(ren) to pick up as well! If you have any questions, contact Coach Landeck at email@example.com.
Mr. L's Updates
Reminders and Updates from CDW's Student Manager
Grade 7 Child Assault Prevention Program
Next Tuesday, during periods one through three, our seventh-grade students will participate in the Child Assault Prevention "TeenCAP" project. TeenCAP aims to prevent assault against teens by training them to recognize and deal with potentially dangerous situations. *The National Assault Prevention Center developed TeenCAP as a response to the violence in the lives of adolescents.
TeenCAP 's community approach includes:
* A parents/guardians program
* Classroom workshops for students
The adult program, which typically goes out to parents/guardians first, provides information on assault against teens, identification of assault victims, reporting of abuse, and crisis intervention skills. Please see the Zoom Meeting details below in preparation for Monday's Parent Zoom Meeting.
When: March 28, 2022
Where: Zoom Meeting
Topic: TeenCAP Old Tappan parent
Time: 6:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 846 0449 3404
Intramural Sports Program
Ms. Brock - Intramural Dates & Activities
April - BASKETBALL
May through June - RECREATIONAL ACTIVITIES
Remember, the intramural program runs throughout the year so medical information can be submitted when your child wants to join. Please submit all PPE / HHQ documents to Mrs. McCarthy (McCarthy@nvnet.org) and forward all intramural-related emails to Ms. Brock (Brockl@nvnet.org).
All of this information can also be found in the Student Handbook.
CDW Musical~ April 8th and 9th
CDW Musical: Donations Needed
CDW’s production of Fiddler on the Roof Jr. is looking for donations to create props, scenery, and costumes. Donations can be dropped off at the main office. Please make sure to indicate that the items are for the musical so that the office knows where to send them. We thank you in advance for your support!
Look at the list of items needed HERE.
Student Government Sock Drive
Charles DeWolf Middle School’s Student Government is hosting a Sock Drive!!!
Where: CDW lobby (there will be labeled boxes)
When: Wednesday, March 23rd- Wednesday, April 6th
How to participate:
Bring unused, tagged/in-bag socks.
Put the socks in a Ziploc bag with:
First and last name
Homeroom number & teacher
Number of pairs of socks in the bag
If you donate 5 or more pairs of socks following all the steps above, you will be awarded a HOMEWORK PASS!
Questions?: Ms. Cohen, Student Government Advisor, can be reached at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Donation Drive for Ukraine
Chromebook Usage and Safety
Our school-issued Chromebook device damage rates are on the rise and very high. Please remind your chid(ren) to keep his/her Chromebook in his/her school-issued case. It is highly recommended that you purchase insurance for your child(ren)'s school-issued Chromebook. Please refer to the information below if you have not purchased the insurance yet.
Nex-Trex Plastic Recycling Challenge Ends April 15th!
As of March 14th, we have 1,480 lbs. of plastic!!!
Grades 5, 6, 7 Parents
Mrs. Richardson can be reached at 201-664-1475 ext 2203 or email@example.com. Speaking with Mrs. Richardson first will ensure a smooth application process.
Volunteers play a huge part in the PTO, and what they are able to offer our students and teachers. Without volunteers, many of the programs that students, teachers, and families enjoy will not be able to happen. Volunteer descriptions can be found at: OTPTO.org under "More Info" and then "Flyers."
If you have interest in joining the PTO Board, joining or running a committee, or just want to learn more- please reach out to the PTO by visiting OTPTO.org and selecting "Contact Old Tappan PTO" under the Help tab.
If Your Child is Not Feeling Well
- has a fever. Students should be fever-free for 24 hours without medication prior to returning to school.
- is nauseous or is vomiting.
- has diarrhea
Due to Covid-19, if your child comes to school with the following symptoms, Mrs. McCarthy, our school nurse, will call you to pick up your child from school:
- At least two of the following symptoms: fever, chills, rigors, myalgia, headache, sore throat, nausea or vomiting, diarrhea, fatigue, congestion or runny nose; OR
- At least one of the following symptoms: cough, shortness of breath, difficulty breathing, new olfactory disorder, new taste disorder.
Any student who falls into one of the categories above will be required to have a negative Covid-19 test to return to school. If your child has a chronic illness with one or more of the above symptoms, please contact Mrs. McCarthy so she is aware.
Anytime your child is not feeling well, and will not attend school, please contact Mrs. McCarthy at 201-664-1475 ext. 2103.
Travel Quarantine Requirements- updated
The CDC has updated its guidelines regarding international travel. Starting November 8, students who travel internationally will not be required to quarantine following their return to the United States. The United States is requiring a negative Covid-19 test to re-enter the US (from any international destination), so quarantine will not be required. We still ask for families to monitor their child(ren) for symptoms upon their return and quarantine if symptoms surface.
You may visit the CDC Travel Website HERE.
Mark Your Calendar
Wednesday, March 30th-Friday, April 1st~ 8th Grade Trip
Thursday, April 7th~ Marking Period 3 Ends
Friday, April 8th~ CDW Musical 7:00 PM in the Lynch Gym
Saturday, April 9th~ CDW Musical 1:00 PM and 7:00 PM in the Lynch Gym
Wednesday, April 13th~ CDW Coffee House 7:00 PM in the Lynch Gym
Thursday, April 14th~ Marking Period 3 Report Cards are available in the Genesis Parent Portal at 12:00 PM.
Friday, April 15th~ Good Friday- School Closed
Monday, April 18th-Friday, April 22nd~ Spring Recess
Tuesday, April 26th~ The PTO Meeting is at 7:00 PM in the CDW Media Center.
Thursday, April 28th~ The BOE Meeting is at 8:00 PM in the BOE Conference Room.