Friday, April 29, 2016
UPCOMING EVENTS/IMPORTANT DATES
Friday, April 29 - Multi-Cultural Pot Luck Dinner
Wednesday, May 4 - Q&A With the Principal/ Scavenger Hunt
Thursday, May 5 - Mural Dedication 8:00
Change Wars Reward - 12:15- Mrs. Foehr's Class
Friday, May 6 - Play 60 Trip to Eagles Complex
Sunday, May 8 - Happy Mother's Day
Slackwood Day at Trenton Thunder
The Year Is Winding Down
Did You Know.....
This year, the PTO will be having a picnic on June 4 along with an auction. Get ready for the fun!
Change to the lunch menu
Beginning Monday, May 2, 2016, the cafeteria will be combining yogurt and bagel as one entrée. On the May menu you received in your mailbox today, you will see under Maschio Alternate Meals the first one listed is now
BAGEL & YOGURT MEAL.
Multicultural Dinner Tonight
Fuel Up To Play 60 Touchdown Celebration
Aimee Clark, Marcelo Tajiboy, Tammy Chou, Marcus Bethea
Diana Sak, Bobby Jerez, Shane Mitchell, Sri Varshini Ganesh Mohan
Kevin Dziewa, Rhidima Pandey, Brianna Screws, Carlos Gonzalez
Rhiddi Patel, Olivia Kaczynska, Vlado Nikolov
Unveiling of “Project Ocean” May 5, 2016.
Slackwood Elementary School in Lawrence Township, New Jersey is proud to announce an outdoor bottle cap mosaic mural, displayed on the wall of the Slackwood School Kindergarten building at 2060 Princeton Pike, Lawrenceville New Jersey. The mural, entitled “Project Ocean”, has been made possible by a partnership with Home Depot of Ewing and the Slackwood Parent Teacher Organization.
This project concept was the idea of art teacher, Jill Lee You and speech therapist, Jill Schulman. The goal of this project was to enhance student awareness of harmful bottle caps in our oceans and the importance of recycling. Lee-You and Schulman worked with over 280 children from Slackwood Elementary School, from pre-k to 3rd grade, to create this bottle cap mural. Parents, families, and local community members collected bottle caps for over a year. All students participated in the creation of the mural, from drawing and painting to sorting the caps and finally learning how to use an electric drill to screw in the bottle caps.
The students learned about how they can create change. They learned the importance of reducing waste and minimizing environmental impact in our community. Recycling is something simple and easy that every adult and child can participate in within their communities, and globally, to help make a difference. Hopefully this project has empowered our young students to understand that their efforts can create change.
On May 5th, 2016 the unveiling of the mural will take place along with a presentation. A heartfelt thank you is owed to each of our talented student artists who participated in the creation of this project as well as our amazing Lawrenceville community that helped to recycle thousands of bottle caps. You have helped teach our future generation how they can continue to help our earth become a clean and beautiful place to live.
Bike Helmet Program for 3rd grade and PreK
Third Graders Rock the PARCC
We are very lucky to have Mrs. Seaman who has made the PARCC experience palatable for our students and staff. Her knowledge and thorough planning of the schedule and make up testing have made it work the last couple weeks.
Healthy Birthday Treats
Each teacher celebrates birthdays differently and it's not our job to even celebrate but we try to acknowledge birthdays. I'm still seeing those store bought cupcakes with piled high icing coming in for student birthdays. We spend a lot of time teaching our students about healthy living practices and it is hard when we don't model these practices by giving them healthy snacks. Let's try to do better! Thank you!
Help us out with our STEM initiative!
Slackwood Represents and Celebrates
Missing something? 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.