Woodland School Newsletter

October Edition

Student Council Officers 2015-2016

President: Zach Lieber

Vice President: Nora Anderson

Committee Chair: Peyton Klopp

Secretary: Devin Robenolt

Treasurer: Logan Robenolt

Historian: Leah Gibson

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Crime Scene Investigators

The 8th grade AIM students recently became crime scene investigators as part of their forensic science unit. Students looked at various types of evidence and classified the examples as individualized or class evidence.

Barrington Harvest Festival Presents: 1st Annual Kids Bake-Off - Cupcake Edition

Kids ages 9-14 showed off their baking skills to a panel of judges including Mr. Silvestri, Mrs. Bergeron, and a special judge- Al DiBartolo from DiBartolo's Bakery and Season 4 of TLC's Next Great Baker! The top 3 winners included...

1st Place: Camille Korman

2nd Place: Keri Davidson

3rd Place: Mya Dinella

Pumpkin Writing & Pumpkin Carving

Mrs. Ferrante and Mrs. Kondrla's 5th grade class completed a writing assignment on "How to Carve a Pumpkin". To determine whether they were descriptive enough and included all steps, the entire class participated in a pumpkin carving. All students had the opportunity to carve a pumpkin while working in groups. It was a success and all students enjoyed the activity.

September Students of the Month

September nominated students of the month participated in the first ever principal's luncheon. Mr. Silvestri provided lunch and had the opportunity to talk and get to know September Students of the Month.

5th Grade: Elena Bovell, Mya Corsey, Erin Gallagher, & Kelsey Gearhart

6th Grade: Stella Eiter & Jarret Ferranto

7th Grade: Marissa Cox & Yadiel Echevairra

8th Grade: Christian Segarra & Allison Wood

Woodland Green Team

The Woodland Green Team is sprucing up the front and back of the school by planting trees and shrubs!

Week of Respect & Red Ribbon Week

As part of Red Ribbon Week, Mrs. Ruth Biemer, a retired Barrington teacher, spoke to the 6th, 7th, and 8th graders about how and why addiction occurs. Having close family members who struggled with addiction, Mrs. Biemer has become a advocate for addiction awareness and education. We also had a Presenter from the Partnership for a Drug Free NJ give a presentation to parents on Tuesday, Oct. 27th. Students also participated in a Poster Contest, which asked them to use their creativity to depict how and why they choose to be Drug Free. Thank you to the Barrington Municipal Alliance for sponsoring these events.

Barrington Drug Alliance

During Red Ribbon Week, our school community is coming together to try to make a drug free Barrington. For instance, on Tuesday, October 27th there was a Parent’s Information Night in the Avon Elementary School Library. Barrington School District guidance counselor, Kristin Flowers, Barrington Police Officer, Steven Kelly, Avon Physical Education teacher, Yvonne Magliocco, and a special speaker from the Partnership of a Drug Free NJ gave a one hour presentation about keeping our kids Drug Free. The theme of the night from all presenters was that the best way to keep your child drug free was to talk to them and ask them questions. Ask them where they are going and with whom. Know their friends and friends’ families. Put alcohol and prescription drugs in a safe spot where your student can not get them. Sadly, students in our community are using, and much of the time they are getting their first encounter with drugs and/or alcohol before high school. We have to work together to protect our students.

5th & 6th Grade Bowling Night

Friday, Nov. 13th, 6:30-8:30pm

501 South White Horse Pike

Stratford, NJ

WPTG is sponsoring a bowling party for all 5th and 6th grade students.

Option 1: $6.00 per student, slice of pizza, soda, 2 hours of bowling and shoe rental.

Option 2: $5.00 per student, hot dog, soda, 2 hours of bowling and shoe rental.

Cash or Checks made out to the WPTG.

8th Grade Trip

8th Grade New York City Trip:

Date: Friday, May 20, 2016

Ticket Price: $225.00 per person

1st Payment-November 9th: $75.00 per person

2nd Payment-February 1st: $75.00 per person

3rd Payment-March 1st: $75.00 per person

*Check or money order only (No Cash Please). Checks made out to the WPTG. Please return in envelope marked: ATTENTION: Marianne Greenwald 8th Grade Trip.

Save the date...

November 2nd: Student Council Meeting 3:10pm

November 3rd: School Closed ( Election Day)

November 4th: Silver Diner 5:00pm-8:00pm

November 5th: School Closed (NJEA)

November 6th: School Closed (NJEA)

November 11th: WPTG Meeting 7:00pm (Avon Media Center)

November 12th: End of the 1st Marking Period

November 13th: WPTG 5th & 6th Grade Bowling NIght

November 16th: BOE Meeting 7:30pm (Avon Media Center)

November 19th: 1st Marking Period Grades Posted

November 25th: 12:35pm Dismissal

November 26th: No School (Thanksgiving Recess)

November 27th: No School (Thanksgiving Recess)