Eastwood Elementary Update

April, 2019

State testing will begin soon

State testing is a week away and students and staff are working hard to prepare for them. I am including all the testing dates. Encourage your child to work hard and have the grit to work through these challenging tests. We have built into the schedule make-up time, so if your child is not feeling well the day of the test, please do not send them. We will have time for students to make up tests.


April

9th-4th ELA-part 1

10th-5th ELA-part 1

11th-4th ELA-part 2

12th-5th ELA-part 2

16th-3rd ELA-part 1

17th-3rd ELA-part 2

24th-4th Math-part 1

26th-4th Math-part 2

30th-3rd Math-part 1

May

1st-5th Math-part 1

2nd-3rd Math-part 2

3rd-5th Math- part 2

7th-5th Science-part 1

8th-5th Science-part 2

Security

The district is implementing a new security feature called Raptor. Raptor requires individuals to swipe their driver’s license, and the system screens the individual by pinging several state databases. The district intends to use Raptor to provide a minimal background check for school visitors and those who plan to chaperone field trips. It is the intention to use Raptor to screen for field trips starting in May, and system wide for all visitors starting next school year. Individuals who are flagged by the system will be required to meet with administrative personnel and may have their access limited or prevented.

Understand that this implementation is to help ensure the safety of the students and staff within the buildings and is not a response to any incident.

4th Grade News

Pictured on the left is the group of 4th grade students that received the Enthusiasm Award for the March character trait. The next picture is the group of fourth graders who received the Service Award which is the character trait we are looking for in April. The last picture is a 4th grader helping with the Energized Guys assembly.

3rd Grade News

3rd Graders performed text feature surgery. The students read case studies of “patients” who could only be healed with a prescription of a text feature. Then, the students looked through magazines to find the necessary text feature prescription.

2nd Grade News

Mrs. Lingenfelder shared the BABES program with second grade classes. This program helps enable children to learn and practice life skills and make positive early decisions about alcohol and drugs.
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Mrs. Schaffner's Math Class

Second graders learned how to estimate and measure objects to the nearest centimeter.

Kindergarten News

The Kindergarten kicked off March by celebrating Dr. Seuss's birthday as part our our Read Across America celebration on March 2nd! We read lots of our favorite Dr. Seuss books and graphed our favorite! The Cat in the Hat was a clear winner!

Our science unit on Weather was highlighted by a visit from 13abc Chief Meteorologist Jay Berschback . He showed us some cool weather instruments that he uses to forecast the weather. We reviewed our safety procedures here at school and at home in case of dangerous weather. We even made it on the news as the "Bright Spot" of the day!

Of course, St. Patrick's Day was lots of fun! The leprechaun visited our classrooms and left us all the supplies to make Leprechaun Punch! Our rainbow treat was lots of fun!

Kindergarten Screening

Eastwood Schools will provide kindergarten screening for the 2019-2020 school year. Screening dates will be May 16, 2019 and May 17, 2019. Times will be 8:00 a.m., 9:45 a.m., 11:30 a.m. and 1:45 p.m. each day.

Click the link to download the form needed for registration.

District policy states the child must be five (5) years old on or before August 1st.


https://tinyurl.com/yym7hyzf

Playground aide and substitute aides needed

If you are interested in being a recess monitor for the Elementary, please contact the office about details. We are in need of 1 regular monitor, but if you would only like to substitute, we could use support for that position also.

EASTWOOD/WCESC PRESCHOOL PRE-REGISTRATION

The Wood County Preschool, operated in collaboration with the Wood County Educational Service Center, will soon begin pre-registration for the 2019-2020 school year. The preschool programs are developmentally appropriate, play-based preschools supporting the Ohio Department of Education’s model curriculum.


The Wood County Preschool Program is an inclusionary preschool program serving children who have delays in development and children who are typically developing. Tuition, based on a sliding-fee scale, is charged for children without special needs. Children attend preschool four days per week (Monday–Thursday) during either a morning or an afternoon session.

Please contact Naomi at nstickles@wcesc.org or 419-354-9010, ext. 133 to get on the 2019-2018 mailing list. Parents who have questions regarding children who may have special needs can also contact Naomi.

Honor our Military Children-Wear Purple Monday, April 15th!

April is the “Month of The Military Child” for The American Legion, American Legion Auxiliary, and SAL (Sons of the American Legion). We emphasize activities and events for the children of our Military. Monday, April 15th is “Purple Up! for Military Kids” Day! Wearing the color purple is a great way to show your support and thank military youth for their strength and the sacrifices they make. Each year, The American Legion Family encourages everyone to “Purple Up!” to show your support of these kids. Why purple? Because it is the combination of Army green, Coast Guard blue, Air Force blue, Marine red, and Navy blue. So make Monday the 15th a special day for our military children. Wear purple in their honor.

Thank-You for your support.

Becky Dippman,

President, Troy-Webster American Legion Auxiliary Unit #240

Luckey, Ohio

Parent helper needed

On May 15th the Red Cross will host a Pint-sized heroes blood drive at Bethlehem. We are in need of one or two parents to act as Blood Drive Head Volunteers. The parents would help rally volunteers and donors. The school sends home a flyer asking if any parents want to donate blood for our drive. If a parent does donate, their child will receive an appreciation gift from the Red Cross.



The Red Cross is asking if we have any parent that would be willing to help them organize it. Please contact the office if you are willing to volunteer for this at 419-833-2821.

Important Dates

April

2nd- PTO mtg. at 3:45

9th-4th ELA-part 1

- 1st grade music program @ 7:00

10th-5th ELA-part 1

11th-4th ELA-part 2

-1st grade to Imagination Station

12th-5th ELA-part 2

16th-3rd ELA-part 1

17th-3rd ELA-part 2

19th-22nd- NO SCHOOL-Easter Break

24th-4th Math-part 1

26th-4th Math-part 2

30th-3rd Math-part 1

May

1st-5th Math-part 1

2nd-3rd Math-part 2

3rd-5th Math- part 2

7th-5th Science-part 1

8th-5th Science-part 2

9th-Steam Night-at Elementary including art show/steam projects/4th grade music program

10th-Field Day for grades 1-4

13th- Field Day rain date

14th- PTO mtg at 3:45

15th- Farm Safety for 5th graders

- Kindergarten Zoo trip

- Red Cross Blood Drive

16th- Kindergarten Screening

17th-Kindergarten Screening

22nd- Food for America trip for 4th graders

23rd- Encore performance for our students at HS auditorium

-3rd grade to Put-In-Bay field trip

24th- PTO sponsored in-school dance

27th- No School-Memorial Day

30th- Last Student Day

31st- Teacher Work Day