This Week at Brookside...
Friday, January 10, 2020
YouthTruth Survey- COMING SOON!
Westwood Regional School District has partnered with the national nonprofit, YouthTruth, to help us hear feedback from our parents, staff, and students about what we are doing well, and how we can improve.
From January 21 to January 31, 2020, the YouthTruth Family survey will be open and we want to hear from you! Once the survey is open, we will send out an email with the link to the survey and any additional details. The survey takes about 15 minutes and your anonymous response will be combined with responses from other parents/guardians throughout the district.
Thank you in advance for your feedback!
CAP Programing for K-5 Students
IF YOU DO NOT WANT YOUR CHILD TO PARTICIPATE IN THE MANDATED PROGRAMMING, PLEASE SUBMIT YOUR REQUEST IN WRITING TO MR.CONROY, PRINCIPAL.
Getting to School on Time
Just a reminder that students should arrive at school between 8:30 and 8:40 a.m. Students may enter the building at 8:40. Class begins at 8:45.
Teacher-student contact time is critical for a child’s education. Constant tardies put your child at a disadvantage during this most fundamental period in his/her schooling.
Arriving to school on time helps prepare students for a successful adult life. Habits developed in elementary school not only carry over to the upper grades and high school, but also tend to remain with students throughout their lifetime. Children who arrive late to school also miss valuable instructional time. A habit of tardiness could certainly be detrimental to your child’s future success not only this year, but in high school, college, and in the competitive job market.
Being punctual will help ensure your child has every opportunity to succeed!
Give Kids a Smile
Special Education Parent Advisory Meeting
The next Special Education Parent Advisory Council meeting will be held on January 23, 2020, at 6:30 PM in the conference room within the Department of Special Services. All parents are encouraged to attend! Ariana Wiecenski, District Occupational Therapist, will be supported by Jessica Gluck, Assistant Director of Special Services, and Ray Renshaw, Director of Special Services, as she addresses the topic of self-regulation. Furthermore, strategies and resources regarding the Zones of Regulation will be shared during the meeting.
5th Graders Explore Journalism Careers
Exploring Historical Fiction
Winter Watch: Asthma and Allergy
Are you making a to-do list for the new year? Don't forget to include some of these asthma and allergy tasks: https://community.aafa.org/blog/your-asthma-and-allergy-checklist-for-january
DON’T MISS ANY UPDATES FROM THE SCHOOLS OR THE DISTRICT!
One of the greatest features of our new mobile app is the ability for you to receive push notifications directly to your phone with important information or reminders from the district and school with important information or reminders. Once configured, you will be notified whenever a message is sent regarding any change in school status due to inclement weather as well as occasional announcements / reminders about school level events.
Follow these steps when downloading the mobile app:
1. Search ‘Westwood Regional Schools, NJ’ in your phone’s app store and download the app
2. Select ‘ALLOW’ when prompted on initial download to ensure you receive notifications
3. Open the Westwood app, and navigate to the left-side menu for ‘SETTINGS’
4. Ensure your settings are turned on and your school(s) and/or the district is selected