Friday, May 6, 2016
UPCOMING EVENTS/IMPORTANT DATES
Sunday, May 8 - Happy Mother's Day
Slackwood Day at Trenton Thunder
Wednesday, May 11 - 2nd G trip to Jenkinsen's Aquarium
Did You Know.....
The bottle cap Ocean Mural outside the Kindergarten modular was designed by Ms. Lee-You and Mrs. Schulman. Recycling of plastic helps to keep our environment safe and clean.
Slackwood's Annual Multicultural Dinner is a Blast
Fuel Up To Play 60 Touchdown Celebration
Aimee Clark, Marcelo Tajiboy, Tammy Chou, Marcus Bethea
Diana Sak, Bobby Jerez, Shane Mitchell, Sri Varshini Ganesh Mohan
Kevin Dziewa, Rhidima Pandey, Brianna Screws, Carlos Gonzalez
Rhiddi Patel, Olivia Kaczynska, Vlado Nikolov
Unveiling of “Project Ocean” May 5, 2016.
Slackwood Elementary School in Lawrence Township, New Jersey is proud to announce an outdoor bottle cap mosaic mural, displayed on the wall of the Slackwood School Kindergarten building at 2060 Princeton Pike, Lawrenceville New Jersey. The mural, entitled “Project Ocean”, has been made possible by a partnership with Home Depot of Ewing and the Slackwood Parent Teacher Organization.
This project concept was the idea of art teacher, Jill Lee You and speech therapist, Jill Schulman. The goal of this project was to enhance student awareness of harmful bottle caps in our oceans and the importance of recycling. Lee-You and Schulman worked with over 280 children from Slackwood Elementary School, from pre-k to 3rd grade, to create this bottle cap mural. Parents, families, and local community members collected bottle caps for over a year. All students participated in the creation of the mural, from drawing and painting to sorting the caps and finally learning how to use an electric drill to screw in the bottle caps.
The students learned about how they can create change. They learned the importance of reducing waste and minimizing environmental impact in our community. Recycling is something simple and easy that every adult and child can participate in within their communities, and globally, to help make a difference. Hopefully this project has empowered our young students to understand that their efforts can create change.
On May 5th, 2016 the unveiling of the mural will take place along with a presentation. A heartfelt thank you is owed to each of our talented student artists who participated in the creation of this project as well as our amazing Lawrenceville community that helped to recycle thousands of bottle caps. You have helped teach our future generation how they can continue to help our earth become a clean and beautiful place to live.
Mrs. Schulman and Ms. Lee-You spoke briefly about the mural and some of our students read Haiku Poems they wrote about conservation. Mrs. Schulman son produced a video that they shared at the celebration
Healthy Birthday Treats
Each teacher celebrates birthdays differently and it's not our job to even celebrate but we try to acknowledge birthdays. I'm still seeing those store bought cupcakes with piled high icing coming in for student birthdays. We spend a lot of time teaching our students about healthy living practices and it is hard when we don't model these practices by giving them healthy snacks. Let's try to do better! Thank you!