Slackwood News

Thursday, February 11, 2016

UPCOMING EVENTS/IMPORTANT DATES

Friday, February 12 - No School - Teacher Inservice

Monday, February 15 - No School - President's Day

Tuesday, February 16 - Reminder - No Eagles or Destinations

Friday, February 19 - Teddy Bear Day

PTO Event - Brain Wash Game Show 6:30 PM

Did You Know.....

Each week I try to call out one thing about our school or staff that parents and students may not know...


Ms. Liwacz, although new to Slackwood, has been teaching for over 18 years. She is teaching in our first grade and she has three dogs.

This weeks Slackwood News Video by James Lyons in Miss Cook's First Grade Class

As you know, some lucky students won the auction to star in Mr. Billy's weekly newsletter. This weeks star is James Lyons . I hope you enjoy1
Newsletter 2/11/16

Independent Reading Time is a key part of our Reader's Workshop

One important facet of teaching reading is giving students actual time to read. During Independent Reading Time, students are given the choice to read their self-selected materials while the teacher walks around and conferences with students or meets with small groups. In the picture below, Mrs. Liwacz's class has found comfortable reading areas and you'll notice the engagement. This is why, students at Slackwood love to read! Giving students choice of materials and location makes reading fun!
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Fun Stuff At Slackwood This Week

The Great Kindness Challenge

Slackwood students participated in the Great Kindness Challenge at the end of January http://www.greatkindnesschallenge.org/School/event.html Students had the opportunity to share some of their kind acts by writing them on the Golden Hearts. Mrs. Seaman made a mural of all of the Golden Hearts

Slackwood Students Get A Chance To Cheer

The Slackwood PTO sponsored a cheer clinic run by the Lawrence High School Cheerleaders. About 20 of our students learned cheers and got a good workout and will get to perform at the basketball game tomorrow night (Friday) at 5 PM at the HS.
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Join Our St. Baldrick's Team

The St. Baldrick’s Foundation is a volunteer-powered charity committed to funding the most promising research to find cures for childhood cancers and give survivors long, healthy lives. This year's Lawrence event will be held at Amalfi's on March 12, 2016.


Slackwood is sponsoring a team and Mr. Billy is the captain. We would love to have more of our Slackwood families involved. Please click on this link to join our team or donate to this amazing cause.

https://www.stbaldricks.org/teams/mypage/103346/2016


Check out this video with Hayden Clark (former Slackwood Student) who was the force behind starting our team years ago https://youtu.be/hgJEO_ayBOc



I know Mr. Billy doesn't have any hair but he promises to let it grow for a month before the event so you can see it all shaved off on the day.


If you want to donate to Mr. Billy having his head shaved, please click here: https://www.stbaldricks.org/participants/mypage/812482/2016

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We Need Your HELP!

As you know, the school day starts at 8:00. Students actually have work beginning at 7:45. We need your help to make sure that students get here on time. If they arrive at 8 or later, they are missing out on instruction and are interrupting other students and staff. Just the other day we had 12 students arrive late and have to sign in. Five of them are kindergarteners. That means that someone has to stop the work they are doing and walk them out to the modular.


Please try to get your students here early. If they are here right at 8 o'clock we will accept them but they are actually late because work starts at 8. At 8:01 they must come to the front door and a parent must sign them in. THANK YOU!

Slackwood Represents and Celebrates

Each year Slackwood School participates in the township Memorial Day Parade. This year, the Township is celebrating the 75th Anniversary of Pearl Harbor and the 25th Anniversary of Desert Storm. If you are a Slackwoodian parent, grandparent or family member, we and the Township would like to recognize you during the parade. Please contact me at jbilly@ltps.org and we will make you part of this celebration.

Missing something? Check out the Lost and Found!

Each day I walk by the Lost and Found, which is directly across from the library and I wonder, "How could someone not know that they are missing a winter jacket?" Do you wonder that too? If you are missing clothing, including gloves, hats, sweatshirts, gloves, etc. make sure that you check out the Lost and Found.


One way to avoid having things fall into the abyss is to make sure you write your child's name on clothing items. If there is a name on it, we'll be sure to get it back to them. Put it on the inside tag or collar. Anywhere we can find it will be helpful.

Slackwood Elementary School

Slackwood is the oldest school in the Lawrence Township Public Schools. We provide education for students in grades Kindergarten through third grade.