PawPower Newsletter

Joseph Ferderbar ES

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Important reminder...Paper order forms have to be turned in by Tuesday, April 12th. Online orders will be accepted until Thursday, April 14th. Click on the link below for more information.

Bike Safety from Mrs. Clement

Bicycle Safety

Mrs. Clement will be teaching bike safety to 4th grade students starting on 4/11. All students must wear a helmet to participate. School helmets will be provided for the activity if a student does not have their own helmet.

Remember to wear a Helmet EVERY time you ride!

The Pennsylvania law states that everyone under age 12 must wear a helmet, applying to children operating bicycles and to children who are passengers in a restraining seat or trailer. It is very important for people over age 12 to also wear a helmet. Wearing a helmet makes it easier for others to see you. Be a good example to other bike riders by wearing your helmet each you ride.

Quick Facts

· Each year, bicycle crashes kill about 900 people; 200 of those are children under 15 years old.

· Each year, 567,700 people go to hospital emergency rooms – 382,000 are children below 15 years old.

· Each year, 130,000 suffer from head injuries due to bicycle crashes.

· More than 70% of children ages 5 to 14 (27.7 million) ride bicycles.

It is very important that everyone wear a helmet each and every time he/she rides a bike. Most bicycling deaths and serious injuries are due to head injuries. Studies show that wearing a bike helmet can reduce the risk of head injury by 85%. Make sure the helmet is properly fitted to your head.

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Does your kiddo struggle with homework?

Do you wish it was easier to get your child motivated to do it?

Do you want cookies?

Then come to the Ferderbar LIBRARY

at 6 PM, April 21

(Right before the ART SHOW)

And attend a Parent Information Session

With tips on how to make getting homework done easier on busy parents and their kids.

(Mr. Orfe, the school psychology intern, will remain in the library following the presentation to answer questions, or give tips to parents who cannot make it by 6pm)

Puttin' On the Kids

Just a reminder that our annual show is tomorrow evening at 7:00 PM. Doors open at 6:30 PM. All performers are asked to be here by 6:00 PM. Please come out and celebrate and enjoy the talented students of Ferderbar.

Race for Education

Did you know that the average cost of playground equipment can be anywhere from $10,000.00 to $20,000.00? New playground equipment is purchased by the school's HSA. Your help is needed. Please support our Race for Ed initiative to continue to help purchase new equipment for our playground. We can't do this without you!!

PSSA for grades 3 and 4 begins on Monday, April 11th.


Talk to your child about the upcoming standarized test. Explain that it is important to give his/her best effort. However, point out that it is okay if they are unsure of some of the answers.

Encourage your child to proofread homework assignments. Proofreading and correcting one’s errors is a great test-taking skill.

Eating and sleeping habits influence school performance. Keep this in mind at all times.

The night before each test session, make sure your child gets a good night’s sleep. Children who are tires are less able to pay attention in class or to handle the demands of the test.

Give your child a well rounded diet. A healthy body leads to a healthy, active mind.

Keep standarized test results in perspective. They are a “snapshot” of your child’s performance on a particular day. Your child’s progress over time is equally important.

Science Fair Methods Class

Just a reminder that there is a Mad Science methods class from 3:45-4:45 PM in the cafeteria today. The class is for all Science Fair participants who wish to learn more about the scientific method and how to create a project. Attendance is NOT mandatory.

Rollercoasters invade the kindergarten!

Mrs. Pulford's 8th grade science class paid a visit to our kindergarten classes to share their rollercoaster projects.