Woodland School Newsletter
WHAT'S HAPPENING AT WOODLAND...
8th Grade VS. Faculty Dodge Ball
5th Grade Science
Mr. Nelson Thompson
Ms. Petitt's 6th Grade Science Class
Petitt's 6th grade Science class.
STEAM Opportunities for Students
Engineering For Kids® brings the wonder and excitement of STEM education (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) to children ages 4-14 through a variety of hands-on learning experiences. Please click the link below for more information.
5th Grade Computer Class
Spring Arts Showcase
On Wednesday, May 25, the Arts were the main event at Woodland School. Woodland student art was displayed throughout the building for spectators to enjoy. Some art styles featured were graffiti art, Day of the Dead masks, message art, and more. Following the Art Show was the Spring Concert. The band clubs started the performance off with a range of pieces from marches to film music. The choir clubs followed by performing musical favorites along with folk/rock classics. The evening ended with the pop hit “Brave” by Sara Bareilles.
April Students of the Month
5th Grade: Teigan Bradley, Jeremiah Kelley, Dominic Scheets, & Adam Stevens
6th Grade: Richard Bergeron & Kayla Stuart
7th Grade: Leah Gibson & Dylan Sykes
8th Grade: Devin Robenolt & Kaie Scarpato
Notes from the School Nurse
According to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America:
Asthma Action Plans have information and instructions on how to manage your child’s asthma, including an emergency plan. If your child does not have an Asthma Action Plan or if you plan to have it updated over the summer, download and print this form.
Have your doctor complete it and then return it to the school nurse.
Have concerns? Note when your child uses his/her rescue inhaler and call your provider if he/she does any of the following:
*Does he/she take his/her quick relief inhaler more than 2 times a week?
*Does he/she awaken at night with asthma more than 2 times per month?
*Does he/she refill his/her quick relief inhaler more than two times a year?
The most common allergy symptoms can simply make you uncomfortable. Most people
associate allergy symptoms with watery eyes, runny nose, sneezing, a rash or hives, but many experience headaches or sore throats as well.
The best prevention for any allergy is avoidance of allergens. Over-the- counter antihistamines and nasal sprays are often effective at relieving and sometimes preventing symptoms. These medications can be taken at home before or after school for better comfort during school hours. Always consult with your family doctor when deciding the best treatment.
Other more serious symptoms, like trouble breathing and swelling in your mouth or throat, may be a life-threatening reaction called anaphylaxis. If your child has a known food or bee/wasp sting allergy, it is important to prepare and have an allergy action plan. Below is a link to a sample food allergy and anaphylaxis emergency care plan http://www.foodallergy.org/file/emergency-care-plan.pdf
Key points from the CDC’s “Voluntary Guidelines for Managing Food Allergies in School and Early Care and Education Programs”:
*Children with food allergies and their parents have first hand experience with allergic
reactions and are most familiar with a child’s unique signs and symptoms. Parents should give the school documentation that supports a doctor’s diagnosis of food allergy, as well as information about prior history and current risk of anaphylaxis.
*Some students, especially adolescents, can take responsibility for managing their own food allergies, including carrying and using epinephrine when needed. When medication is required by students who have chronic health conditions, especially when medication
may be lifesaving, it is best practice to encourage and assist students to become
educated and competent in their own care.
*Use appropriate hand-washing procedures that emphasize the use of soap and water.
Hand sanitizers are not effective in removing food allergens.
Hunger Doesn’t Take a Vacation!
The federal summer meals program provides a solution to summertime hunger for kids.
But last year, just 19 percent of eligible NJ kids received these meals.
Click here for more information:
Barnes & Noble Night
Interested in Playing Field Hockey?
Are you a field hockey player or interested in becoming one? Check out the website for registration and more information! You can also either stop by the nurse’s office or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org for details regarding the Haddon Heights Field Hockey Club’s summer camp and upcoming fall season.
8th Grade Dance
Saturday, June 4th, 7pm
109 Shreve Avenue
Save the Date...
June 1st: WPTG Meeting 7:00pm (Avon Media Center)
June 1st: Green Team, Student Council, NJHS, Peer Mediators Field Trip (FunPlex)
June 3rd: 5th Grade Field Trip (Franklin Institute)
June 3rd: 6th & 7th Grade Dance (Auditorium)
June 4th: 8th Grade Dance 7:00-9:00pm (VFW)
June 7th: 5th Grade - D.A.R.E. Graduation
June 9th: Field Day
June 9th: Barnes & Noble Night 6:00-8:00pm
June 10th: "The Outsiders" Play 7:30-9:00pm (Auditorium)
June 11th: "The Outsiders" Play 7:30-9:00pm (Auditorium)
June 13th: BOE Meeting 7:00pm (Avon Media Center)
June 14th: 12:35pm Dismissal for Students
June 14th: 8th Grade Picnic 11:30-1:30pm
June 15th: 12:35pm Dismissal for Students
June 16th: Last Day of School for Students
June 16th: School Awards Ceremony 9:30am
June 16th: 12:35pm Dismissal for Students
June 16th: Final Report Cards Posted Online
June 16th: 8th Grade Graduation