The Warwick Weekly

Respect - Responsibility - Cooperation - Excellence

Thursday, June 25, 2015

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Happy Beginning of Summer!!

Hard to believe it's already been a week! I don't plan on sending these out every week throughout the summer. It's likely I won't send another newsletter out until early August. The below is a bit of a recap of our last week and some more summer info to keep your children engaged in reading and math throughout the summer months. Thank you for another year of excellence at Warwick Elementary School, congratulations to our 6th graders who promoted to Holicong, and we look forward to welcoming everyone back for the 2015-2016 school year in August.

Progress Reports

I hope that you all enjoyed reviewing your child's progress reports. I know the staff spent a great deal of time creating documents that were accurate and specific to each child. Remember, this is accessible through the Parent Portal - Campus Backpack. If you have any questions about accessing your child's progress report please contact Mrs. Taggart in the Warwick office.

Staffing Information for 2015-2016 School Year

There are a few updates from the last list I shared:


Classroom:

  • K: Mrs. Holtzman
  • EDK: Mrs. Falcone
  • 1st: Mrs. Dougherty, Ms. Emery (soon to be Mrs.Melvin) , Mrs. Jacobs, Mrs. Jaffe
  • 2nd: Mr. Cresswell, Mrs. Hartzell, Mrs. Reed, Mrs. Unsihuay
  • 3rd: Ms. Fornwald, Mrs. Lee, Mrs. Wetzel, Mrs. Collins
  • 4th: Mr. Heine, Mr. Sidelinker, Ms. Wismer
  • 5th: Mrs. Egan, Mrs. Long, Mrs. Willett
  • 6th: Mrs. Donohue, Mr. Endy, Ms. Tagye, Ms. Shoap

Learning Support:

Mrs. Gallagher, Mrs. Miller.

Mrs. Scott and Mrs. Smith are scheduled to be on leave during the 1st semester. Their two vacancies are still to be determined.


Autistic Support:

Mrs. Levari (welcome back), Mrs. Kazatsky, Mrs. Parks


Specialists:

  • PEN: Mr. Fillette
  • Library: Mrs. Kehan
  • Speech: Mrs. Goldburd
  • School Nurse: Mrs. Merrill
  • Psychologist: Ms. Marshall
  • Student Support Counselor: Mrs. Sleicher
  • Art: Ms. VanHouten and TBD
  • PE: Mr. Bocklet and Mr. Battis
  • String: Mrs. Herrshaft
  • Band: Mr. Losch
  • Reading: Mrs. Ela and Mrs. Butler
  • QUEST: Mr. Merrill and Mrs. Brevic
  • Music: Mrs. Kelley


We will update the staffing list on the website throughout the summer, and by the time the portal opens in August I am confident I will have a complete staff list available.

A Glimpse Into our Closing Assembly

Reviewing Our Year-Long Goal of Feedback!

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Power Paw Pride Program Back-Patting!!

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Some Recent Tweets!

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New Student Art Work Hanging at Warwick

We have several areas where we proudly display student art work. The Principal's office, the conference room, and the library hallway all provide wonderful places to show-off the tremendous work our students create during Art.


As 6th graders promote, we return their piece with thanks for letting us display their work and replace the frame with some new student art work.


Special thanks to Mrs. Alderfer and Ms. VanHouten for selecting and matting our Art work. Please be sure to enjoy during your next visit to Warwick.

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Summer Reading Incentive from Mrs. Ela

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Doylestown Library Reading Program

The Doylestown Library also has a fantastic summer reading program where children can track minutes and enter to win a Kindle Fire - and if enough minutes are read by all of the children participating, a special SECRET GRAND-PRIZE will be announced later in the summer.


I hope you make time to stop by the library this summer and energize your children to keep reading consistently throughout the summer! All four of mine are tracking minutes (it gives us a few blocks of quiet in the house too!!!)

Summer Math Practice

You can sign up to use Xtra Math and Tenmarks this summer with your children. It's so easy, and provides much needed basic facts and applied mathematics practice for students.


Best of all, IT'S FREE!!


Tenmarks:

http://www.tenmarks.com/


Extramath:

https://xtramath.org/


Please consider signing up this summer and build it in to your summer routine: read for at least 30 minutes each day, and practice math for at least 30 minutes each day.

Box Tops Success!! Thank you, Mrs. Stark!

Thank you Warwick for an awesome Box Tops collection year!! We collected 33,928 Box Tops since the beginning of the school year. This is a new Box Tops record for our school!


In addition, our final contest ended on June 10th and we collected 9419 Box Tops during this time!! The following classes submitted over 600 Box Tops during this contest:

  • Mr. Endy’s sixth grade - 927 Miss Emery's first grade – 775
  • Mr. Cresswell’s second grade – 685
  • Mrs. Lee’s third grade - 668
  • Mrs. Jaffee’s first grade - 649

Mr. Endy’s class was treated to a fun pizza party and all the other classes received ice pops!!

Congratulations are also in order to the following classes that submitted OVER 1800 Box Tops for the entire year:

  • Mr. Endy’s 6th grade – 2533
  • Mrs. Egan’s 5th grade - 2513
  • Miss Fornwald’s 3rd grade – 2295
  • Mrs. Hartzell’s 2nd grade – 1877
  • Mrs. Lee’s 3rd grade – 1844
  • Mrs. Reed’s 2nd grade - 1830


We also had a great response to the Box Tops collection sheet…... Including 198 sheets (for 1998 Box Tops) that were collected at the Family Fun Picnic and submitted for raffle basket tickets.


Just because summer is coming, do not stop collecting Box Tops. Please continue to clip and save them for our collection starting in the fall. Please see the attached collection sheet to help keep your Box Tops organized during the summer....please feel free to make multiple copies.


I am looking forward to collecting even more Box Tops next year and plan on running lots of exciting contests. If you would like to help or have any ideas for future contests, please feel free to contact me at any time.

Perri Stark (ronperr@aol.com

News from Transportation

Beginning with the 2015-2016 school year, bus cards will only be mailed to those families with children in kindergarten and grade 1. Information for students in grades 2-12 will be available through the Transportation tab in the Parent Portal.

Important Volunteer Information

To All Central Bucks School District Volunteers,
Effective July 1, 2015
, volunteers must have their clearances on file with the CBSD Human Resources Department prior to starting volunteer work.

All volunteer coaches (Head Coaches and Assistant Coaches) are asked to begin the process of obtaining clearances immediately.

Please see the Volunteer Information Packet below for complete information and carefully follow all instructions.
Volunteer coaches may stop by the Administration Center at 20 Welden Drive to drop off their paperwork ONLY* during the following times:
Monday: 2:00 pm-4:00 pm
Tuesday: 8:00 am-12:00 noon and 2:00 pm-4:00 pm
Wednesday: 8:00 am-12:00 noon and 2:00 pm-4:00 pm
Thursday: 8:00 am-12:00 noon and 2:00 pm-4:00 pm

*If your schedule prohibits you from coming to our office during these times, please contact Tracy Van Houten at 267-893-2010 to make an appointment.
PLEASE NOTE: Beginning the week of June 22, 2015, District offices and buildings will be CLOSED on Fridays. Regular hours will resume the week of August 24, 2015.

If you have any questions, please contact the office of Human Resources at hr@cbsd.org

Volunteer Required Paperwork

Thank you for volunteering your services with the Central Bucks School District!

In order to volunteer in a Pennsylvania public school, you must complete several forms and clearances which must be on file in the Human Resources Department before you begin you volunteer work - please see above message for details.

Click the Volunteer Information Packet for complete information and links to the required clearances.

Note, the "Volunteer Affidavit" must be notarized.

Please click Frequently Asked Questions for additional information.

- See more at: http://www.cbsd.org/Page/355#sthash.zSCyFiNa.dpuf

Looking Ahead!

Every other year, Warwick Elementary School has raised funds to support the efforts of our Parent-Teacher-Organization (PTO) through the Race for Education. This is a fun, active, and successful way to engage our students in a worthwhile activity, while also fostering financial support for additional experiences for our students.


The Warwick PTO does SO much for our school. I feel so very fortunate to work with such a supportive school community. The PTO helps reduce field trip costs, provides reimbursements to teachers for classroom supplies, helps provide additional books for our library (like the new releases from the Reading Olympics list each year), additional laptops for our classrooms, and supports numerous family events including our Family Fun Picnic and various Warwick Night Outs. In sum, they are amazing! And it is due to your continued support and generosity.


The Race has been so successful that we have used the proceeds to fund TWO years of our PTO budget. This means we only "actively" fundraise every other year and fund TWO years worth of support. We plan on continuing this successful practice in the 15-16 school year.


Additionally, I have been working with our Student Council and we are interested in replacing one of our pieces of playground equipment. Through our work (including iPad photography and data collection of playground elements) we have found a piece we are really interested in purchasing. The target piece is around $35,000, some of which we already have ear-marked through PTO funds. To help us raise the remaining funds, there will be a Designer Bag Bingo evening in the Spring. As I understand it, these are increasing in popularity and can be quite fun. Needless to say I don't have much personal experience with it - but those that do speak very highly of the events! The proceeds from this event will go directly to our playground efforts and are completely separate from the Race for Ed purposes and funds.


In the fall I am hopeful I can share more about the numbers because I want to make sure you understand why we are holding two active fundraisers in one year. I look forward to the year ahead and working with our new PTO board to continue to serve this school community.


Mr. Watters

Races From Past Years

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Our Target Piece

This piece has some new overhead elements - which our data shows we need more of on our playground. This piece can also connect (through floating stones) to other playground pieces we already have on our playground.


We get to choose the overhead elements and the elements along the sides of the more traditional piece (left front). In all, we have around 10 decisions to make in designing our piece for the future. The Bag Bingo's sole purpose is to raise the additional funds needed to finish the funding of the playground piece. Our target install date is the summer of 2016 and will replace the central most piece in our current playground. The dimensions of this piece also fit perfectly with the space available after subtracting required fall zones.


The kids are I are pretty excited about making decisions about the 10 elements, and the potential of adding this to our playground in the future.

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June Backpack Newsflash

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9/11 Heroes Run

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Library Newsletter for June

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Upcoming Events....................

August 13th

  • Summer Tours, New Families, 9:00-10:30

August 28

  • Open House, 11:00

August 31

  • 1st Day of School

September 1

  • Back to School Night, Grades 5 & 6, L/S & A/S @ 5:45/General Assembly @ 6:30, Classrooms @ 7:00

September 2

  • Back to School Night, Grades 3 & 4, L/S & A/S @ 5:45/General Assembly @ 6:30, Classrooms @ 7:00

September 10

  • Back to School Night, Grades KA, KP, 1 & 2/ KA @ 5:30, General Assembly @ 6:30, Grades KP, 1 & 2 @ 7:00

September 21

  • 6th Grade Trip to Camp Adventure

September 22

  • 6th Grade Trip to Camp Adventure

September 30

  • Picture Day, Barksdale Studios

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The Warwick community will promote a culture of academic and personal excellence through respect, responsibility, and cooperation.

Warwick Elementary School

1340 Almshouse Road

Jamison, PA 18929

267-893-4050