WAJ Guidance Update April 2020

The Good News Newsletter

Virtual Spirit Week Reminder

Don't forget to join us virtually for a fun Spirit Week!

Monday March 30th - Pajama Day

Tuesday March 31st - Costume Day

Wednesday April 1st - Show Off Your New Work or Recess Space Day

Thursday April 2nd - Crazy Hair Day

Friday April 3rd - Blue and White School Spirit Day

Go Warriors!

Feel free to send your teacher a picture of you celebrating Spirit Week.

April Warriors of the Month

Congratulations to 6th grader, Thomas Alberti and 9th grader Liliana Pranzo for being chosen as the April Warriors of the Month!

Thomas was nominated by his teachers for being kind, motivated, hard working and caring.

Liliana was nominated by her teachers for being mature, conscientious, caring and kind.

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College Acceptances

Congratulations to our amazing seniors on their college acceptances. This week students received acceptances to Boston College and Union College. Way to go!

Updates from College Board

Please check https://www.collegeboard.org/ College Board for changes in SAT test dates as well as modifications to 2019-2020 AP Exams.

Free Meals for Students in Need

WAJ will continue to provide "Grab and Go" free meals to students in need. The meals will be available for pick up at the Windham Community Food Pantry at the Hope Restoration Church on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10-12 and Saturdays from 9-12. If you have any questions please contact Nicole Baldner at nbaldner@wajcs.org or 508-314-9406.

Feeling Overwhelmed? Try This

5,4,3,2,1 Exercise

(As seen on the Today Show)

If you are feeling a little anxious at any point in the day,

take a deep breath and do this exercise.

Find 5 things that you can see

Touch 4 things around you

Listen for 3 different noises

Name 2 things you can smell

Taste 1 thing you like

Pre K Registration

If you have a child who is eligible for WAJ's Pre-Kindergarten program for the 2020-2021 school year please contact Nicole Baldner at nbaldner@wajcs.org or 508-314-9406. Children must be four years old by December 31st, 2020.

Watch this short story on kindness with your child and enjoy!

A short story on - kindness must see

How To Get Your Kids to Listen

Having trouble getting your kids to do their work at home? Aren't we all! Remember that the 123 Magic Program, which all of your children are familiar with, works! The basic principle is counting.

If your child is doing something that you would like them to stop you say, "That's 1".

If the behavior continues you say, "That's 2."

If you get to 3 they get a 5 minute time out without toys or electronics.

The most important rules for parents to remember are there is no other talking/discussing/explaining and after the time out the child gets a fresh start.

Check out this quick video from Dr. Phelan the creator of the 123 Magic Program about how to introduce counting at home. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NLC87wGrlJQ or check out www.123magic.com for more tips.

RMH Read-a-thon Update

Fantastic job everyone! We have raised $825 in online donations for the Albany Ronald McDonald House! If you would still like to make a donation, it's not too late. Visit https://give.rmhcofalbany.org/campaign/read-for-ronald-mcdonald-house-2019-2020/c242030 The read-a-thon ends on March 31st, but keep reading each day. If you have cash or check donations, please hold on to them for now. Thank you for your participation!
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