The Strawbridge Story

April 3, 2016

What's coming up?...

Warmer weather is here! Please continue to send in water bottles daily, our rooms still don't have AC!

PTA, 6:30pm*

Living History, April 8: The Great American Road Trip*

April 13, Early dismissal day

April 11-15, PARCC testing, Grades 3-5

Beginning Monday, April 11, the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers Test (PARCC) will be given to students in grades 3- 5. Students will take the test on their iPads. Testing will take place during the morning hours.

Please help your child(ren) have a great start by getting a good night’s sleep, having a nutritious breakfast and getting to school on time.

Students whose parents have opted them out of the test will be reading, completing fun book projects and working on Math games in the APR.

April 18, Phase 2 of renovations begins; more info to follow this week

April 19, JRFH, 12:30-2:45pm

April 29, Spirit Day

*PTA sponsored event

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With the warmer weather this past week the kids were sporting their shorts and their faces were bright red after recess. I decided it was a good time to reiterate proper school attire for safety and comfort.

UNSAFE footwear should NOT be worn:

* Shoes/sandals with open toes

* Shoes with large heels

* Flip Flops


* Shirts that show midriffs should NOT be worn.

* Shorts should WELL cover one’s backside- the finger tip rule is the one to follow

(I noted some shorts out this past week were short and small- maybe from last season?)

* Spaghetti strap tops should NOT be worn.


* Hats are a good thing to wear outside during recess and TPE.

* Water bottles are encouraged.

Please refer to your Parent handbook under DRESS CODE for further clarification. Thank you for your support.

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Playground rules:

Parents, please reiterate with your children that whenever they play on the playground- during recess, teacher PE, after school, during SACC or on the weekends, the rules remain the same.

1. Go down the slide, not up. Do not jump off the slide. Do not dive on the slide the wrong way. One child going down at a time.

2. Do not climb on top of slide awnings.

3. No running, pushing or shoving - no rough-housing

4. Use play equipment properly

5. Adult directions should be followed

If your child is on the playground after school, and he/she is spoken to by an adult (including the SACC supervisor), he/she should listen to the adult directive about safety.

Some children have responded, when spoken to with, "I'm not in aftercare, so I don't have to follow those rules." OR "I'm not in aftercare today, so I don't have to follow those rules today." They do, as it is about safety. The teachers have spoken with their classes about this issue as well, but I want you also to be aware and help us keep things safe. Our playground is much smaller these days and thus it is much easier to bump into one another or equipment.

Thank you in advance for your assistance.

"Oh the Places You'll Go" Dr. Seuss

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Photo #6- Did you know where you were? If you said Cuyahoga Valley National Park In Ohio you were correct.
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¿Donde está esto?

Photo #6...

Living History, this Friday, April 8!

On Friday, April 8, Strawbridge School will be transformed by PTA parents for the Great American Road Trip! Be sure to ask your children about their event-filled day and 'Oh the places they went!'