Word From The Woods
Bishop Woods School Newsletter - Week of 4.5.2020
Congratulations to kindergarten student, Mikayla C. and her mom, Deidre...the WINNERS of our Name the Newsletter Contest with the MOST VOTES!!
I hope this newsletter finds you well. We made it through our first week of online learning! We are all adjusting to a new system, and will get better with time. Once again, our goal is to decrease stress for families...not cause it to heighten! Please reach out to your child's teacher, our support staff, Ms. Crisci or me if you have any concerns.
I have been in contact with our staff to gather feedback on how online learning is going,, but would love to hear from families as well. Please take a moment to fill out the feedback form at the link below. We will use your feedback when planning for the weeks ahead.
PLEASE CLICK THIS LINK TO PROVIDE FEEDBACK ON WEEK 1 OF ONLINE LEARNING:
Currently, our data shows that 96% of our families have a device...so we are in good shape. Although the majority of our students have devices, not everyone is logging in to Google Classroom to access their daily lessons. Please be sure that your child logs in to Google Classroom each day. Teachers are available to support students and parents from 9am-1pm, but lessons can be completed at times that works best for families. Once again, please see Parents' Guides to Google Classroom below for an explanation of how to use this tool.
Please note that there will be no instruction this Friday, April 10th in observance of Good Friday, and no instruction next week for April Recess. Happy Easter and Happy Passover to all families that celebrate!
Lastly, our next newsletter will be sent out on Sunday, April 19th, since there is no school next week.
Stay in & stay well,
Parents' Guides to Google Classroom - English & Spanish Versions
Pictures of the Week!
Armani G., Grade K
Learning with video online!
Gionni G., Grade K
Working on an art project!
The Gersch Girls - Madeline & Maya
Madeline & Maya are hard at work planning this week's science experiment!
Noah P., Grade K
Perfect score on his online quiz!
Jesus A. Grade K
Practice writing sentences!
Le'Vian V., Grade 1
Trying Dr. G's Science Experiment at Home!
Sisters Daniela S. (Grade 5) and Kristina S. (Grade 5)
Hard at work by each other's side!
Brothers Joshua P. (Grade 6 ) and Christian P. (Grade 7)
Getting work done together!
Mikayla C., Grade K & Brother
Art class at home!
Levi C., Grade K
Practice with reading & writing!
Ms. Wade & her son, Luke
Enjoying a beautiful day!
Elizer D., Grade 8
Studying Science at Nina's House!
Birthdays this Week and Next Week!
Monday, April 6th - Alyssa P. (Grade 2), Ms. Canino (Grade 7/8 Teacher)
Tuesday, April 7th - Carmelo R. (Grade 3)
Wednesday, April 8 - Lorenzo I. (Grade 5)
Thursday, April 9 - Oscar M. (Grade 6)
Friday, April 10 - Jesus A. (Grade K)
Saturday, April 11 - Sa'Niya G. (Grade 7)
Sunday, April 12th - Maria A. (Grade 4)
Monday, April 13th - Damont G. (Grade 4), Rafaela R. (Grade 8)
Wednesday, April 15th - Lyric C. (Grade 4), Khloe G. (Grade 6)
Thursday, April 16th - Angelinet T. (Grade 6)
Paraprofessional Appreciation Day!
- Ms. Linda Delucia
- Ms. Cassandra Simmons
- Ms. Dianne Chase
- Ms. Judy O'Mara
- Ms. Colleen Estes
- Ms. Melanie Hobson
- Ms. Michelle Gibbons
- Ms. Maria Fonseca
- Ms. Monet Jones
The Montone Family Making Play Dough!
Families...here is the recipe we used, but there are others online.
Hands on Science with Dr. G!
Check out the science demonstration below - brought to you by Dr. Gersch and his daughters, Maya and Madeline!
The Big Question is: What happened to the can? Why did it happen?
Email your wonderings to Dr. G at firstname.lastname@example.org. He will respond to your comments in a future post!
Student Art Gallery
Ms. Crosby's Art Video
Contributing Kindergarten and 1st Grade Students: Sofia W., Brandon C., Ashton A., Nathan G., Brayana H. Trayden Ha., Londyn A., Caden S., Beckham P. (in the photo with his art).
This Week's Challenge: STEM Name Challenge!
Be a designer! Create your name with any household or nature items!
·Must be made of 3D items
·Use at least three different materials
·Must fit in one photo
·Allowed to spell first or last name (or both)
Submit all entries via email or Remind text to Mrs. Natalino by Thursday, April 8th! A selection of photos will be a shared in our next newsletter!
Check out Ms. Meachen's example below:
Check out some of our musicians in the picture and videos below!
Contributing students (in order of appearance): Jullien A. (Grade K), Gabriella D. (Grade 2), Kevin R. (Grade 1), Rilee B. (Grade 1) and Chloe J. (Grade 1)
Free Resource for Learning from Home!
Covibook - For elementary age children
Rooted In Love - Video for Middle School Students
CLICK ON THE LINK BELOW TO WATCH THIS VIDEO. Please take the time to watch and discuss with your children:
Resources from our Community Partners - Check these out!!
Library Updates & Community Resources
Support Series for Families
All sessions are recorded and can be viewed at any time:
NHECC Resource List
Resources for families that include free meals for children, housing assistance, and free Internet services: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1EiIcdUBneVeigDFedC6pAjUVi0MmtYPX/view?usp=sharing