News and Updates from Mrs. Adelman - January 29, 2021
Friday, February 5th: Warwick Spirit Day
Tuesday, February 9th: Picture day at Warwick for all traditional students
Thursday, February 11th: Picture day at Warwick for virtual students
Friday, February 12th: Early dismissal day - Staff Development
Monday, February 15th: CBSD closed - Presidents' Day
From the Desk of Mrs. Adelman
Hi Warwick Bears!
To celebrate Black History Month, we will be showcasing and learning about influential black men and women who have made, and who are making, history with their contributions to our world. Staff have access to online and print resources to share with students, including picture books for classes to read and share. Influential figures will also be featured on a Wall of Honor in the hallway.
In our curriculum, students have the opportunity to access and explore information on black historical figures who have made a positive difference in the world. These experiences are often in the Reading and Social Studies content areas. Our Reading program highlights a focus on famous black heroes, such as Rosa Parks, Ruby Bridges, and George Washington Carver, to name a few. The Social Studies program features opportunities for students to investigate and explore the struggles of African Americans in the history of the United States.
Additionally, teachers across the grade levels utilize resources such as Brain Pop, Newsela, Scholastic News, and films to supplement, extend, and enrich the learning that is provided in our curricular materials. Teachers also utilize other times, such as morning meeting, to make connections, discuss relevant current issues, and discover opportunities to dig deeper into a topic. Much is done outside of the month of February through planned curricular activities and projects surrounding holidays or major events, such as Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
Throughout the month of February, ask you child about our Wall of Honor. We will spotlight books and other resources in our newsletter each week this month.
Additionally, we will be introducing a student code for our Warwick bears. Our new code is below and will be introduced to students this month.
Our hope is that each and every month our students focus on the Warwick themes, that they are respectful to all, and appreciative of the gifts and differences that make us all human.
Mrs. Amy Adelman
Social Emotional Learning and Second Step
The Social Emotional Learning (SEL) themes students are focused on learning during the months of January and February are empathy and emotion management. Throughout the school year, we will be reminding students to have empathy, identify their own and others’ feelings, notice and respect same and different feelings, and show compassion. Compassion involves saying kind words or doing something helpful to show you care how another person feels. When students can identify, understand, and respond in a caring way to how someone else is feeling, it helps create a positive and accepting school climate.
As a friendly reminder, parents may access the grade level home links to extend these conversations further at home. Below you will see how to access the digital HomeLink’s to further support you and your family. In order to access these resources, parents and/or guardians of students in grades K-5 can access the website, www.secondstep.org, create an account, and then enter the activation code below for the grade level your child is enrolled in. For parents and/or guardians of sixth graders, please access the website, www.parenteenconnect.org. Thank you for supporting your child in learning the skills that lead to success in school and in life.
Warwick Winter Reading Challenge - Cozy up with a good book!
We continue to challenge our students to read at home each night. Students should each have a January and February calendar to record nightly reading.
- We will be providing students with their own reading calendars where they can record their daily reading. All the kids have to do is have a grown-up sign their name each night the student reads.
- Students will be asked to return their calendars to school on Fridays.
- For every night students read, classes will earn “marshmallows.” The marshmallows will be added to their class’ “hot chocolate mug”.
- Students will have from January 15th through February 12th to read and earn marshmallows.
- Please send any pictures of students reading at home during our reading challenge to be included in our school yearbook to the following e-mail address firstname.lastname@example.org
Each night of the reading challenge, please check our Warwick website for a special guest read aloud video! The videos will also be posted on our school website. Click here!
Health Check Reminder
1. Please monitor your child daily for fever and/or other signs of COVID-19. Be sure to keep students home if they have one of the following symptoms –cough, shortness of breath, difficulty breathing, new lack of smell or taste; or two of the following symptoms – fever, sore throat, runny nose/congestion, chills, muscle pain, nausea or vomiting, headache, diarrhea, and fatigue.
2. Students with fever/symptoms/with no known COVID-19 exposure may return to school when asymptomatic and fever free for 24 hours without fever reducing medication; or confirmation of alternative diagnosis by health care provider.
3. Families are required to report confirmed or suspected cases of COVID-19 to the School Nurse.
4. Students who exhibit signs or symptoms of COVID-19 during the school day will be placed in isolation and masked until arrangements are made for dismissal.
5. Students with positive COVID-19 test may return to school after 10 days have passed since the symptoms first appeared and being fever-free for 24 hours without fever reducing medication. The student will need to produce the Isolation Release Letter from the Bucks County Department of Health.
6. Students returning after COVID-19 infection will be checked by the School Nurse prior to returning to the classroom.
7. If a student is exposed to a person with a positive COVID- 19 test, the student will have to quarantine for 10 days. If the student becomes symptomatic, they will be treated as a positive COVID-19 case and will need to isolate at home for 10 days from the date that the symptoms began.