August 2018 Edition & Parent/Guardian Handbook
Warwick in One Word
Mrs. Leatherbarrow would have to agree. Warwick Elementary feels much more like a family than a faculty, school, or community. Not only do the people she has met so far care about this school, they genuinely care about and support each other. She has already felt this herself. During her meetings with parents and guardians, Mrs. Leatherbarrow told them that "coming to Warwick has felt like walking into one giant hug." What can be better than that when you are new! She hopes that all of the new families and students feel the same way as they join her in beginning their years within the Warwick Family.
A Note on Staying Connected
Dear Warwick Parents & Guardians,
We all want excellent schools for our children. Warwick will be the best school for our students when we all stay connected and involved. Here are some of the ways in which you can accomplish both.
First, if someone you know who has a student enrolled at Warwick for the 2018-2019 school year did NOT receive this newsletter via email, that means that they do not have a current and accurate email address in the Portal. It is important to always make sure Portal demographics are up to date and accurate.
If you (or someone you know) does not know how to get into the Portal, please click here and follow the directions under "Portal Help." The Portal is an important tool for parents and guardians. Throughout the year you can use the Portal to view progress reports, attendance, immunizations, and state assessment scores. This is also where you can update your email address and phone number as well as emergency contact information for your student.
Please use our school's website as a resource. We will have an updated calendar for the school year posted there as well as other information and helpful links.
In addition to accessing our newsletter and website, we hope you will follow us on Twitter, or like us on Facebook, and download the free CBSD app (see below for links to all three).
Finally, staying connected online and through social media is great, but nothing beats actually being here! We hope to see you here for events, as a volunteer, and as we celebrate our students. Our teachers will reach out with classroom opportunities to volunteer and participate. Our PTO will offer other opportunities as well. Mrs. Leatherbarrow has always said: "An involved student is a happy student, and a happy student excels at school." Our students follow our example. Start now and model involvement in school for your children.
We look forward to seeing you. And thank you in advance for sharing with us your amazing children!
Warwick Elementary School
Click here to learn more about our amazing PTO and how you can get involved!
Summer Days at Warwick
Warwick Faculty & Staff Summer News!
- Mrs. Lori Gonsiewski, Learning Support Teacher
- Ms. Angelica Kolokithias, Learning Support Teacher
- Mr. Robert Glemser, Building Tech
- Mrs. Kristen Leuthe, Phys. Ed. Teacher
- Ms. Catherine Sayer, Art Teacher
- Mrs. Colleen Snyder, PCA
- Mr. Aric Branchfield, Music
- Mrs. Lisa Jethon, Grade 4 Teacher
- Mrs. Lauren Zeleznik, Grade 6 Teacher
- Mrs. Lauren Devine, Grade 1 Teacher
- Mrs. Caryn Trotter, Staff Nurse
- Mrs. Lauren Smith Becker, Grade 3 Teacher
Please join us in saying farewell and best wishes to the following faculty and support staff.
- Mr. Robert Garza
- Mrs. Diane Rhodes
- Mrs. Lauren Casarella
Student Emergency & Information
Each year, the Central Bucks School District requires our families to fill out a Student Emergency & Information Form. This year, we are asking that you complete your family’s Student Emergency & Information Form online by September 14, 2018. The online form will ask you to confirm and/or update the following:
- Demographic Information
- Emergency Contacts
- Health Information, including permission for emergency care and analgesic administration
- Media Release Preferences
Click here to be directed to your Parent Portal account to complete the emergency information form. Thank you for taking the time to update this important information.
Before parents and guardians can volunteer, they must have all necessary clearances. Click here so you are ready when volunteer opportunities arise.
Notes on Arrival and Dismissal
All students are encouraged to ride the bus or walk as designated safe by the Central Bucks School District. For students who are driven to school, parents/guardians may drop off their students after 8:45 a.m. using the Meetinghouse Road parking lot. The parking area off Almshouse Road is for buses only. The separation of buses and cars is necessary to keep our students and drivers safe. See map above.
For safety and supervision reasons, students may not be dropped off before 8:45 a.m.
Late Arrival to School
Parents and guardians who wish to pick up their students(s) at dismissal must use the Meetinghouse Road parking lot and follow the loop noted in the map above. Parents/guardians should NOT get out of their cars. Students will be walked to their cars for safety and security reasons. We appreciate your support and patience.
Changing Your Dismissal Routine
If it is necessary to change your normal pick-up routine at the end of the day, i.e., a different adult, bus rather than car, car rather than bus, a change in child care arrangements, etc., a written note must be presented to the classroom teacher, who will share the information with the office.
Any phone calls regarding a change in end-of-day plans must be directed to the office before 3:00 PM through a phone call (267-893-4055) or via e-mail and not directly to the classroom teacher, as teachers are engaged with students' learning and will not be able to check their email during the instructional day.
Bus information for students in grades K -12 is available through the Transportation tab in the Parent Portal.
In the interest of establishing an orderly dismissal system, we proceed through dismissal more slowly than usual during the first week of school. Please do not be alarmed if your child(ren)’s bus is not at their bus stop at the stated time during the initial week of school.
School Visits and Security
Dropping off Items for Students During School Day
Click here to learn about the before and after care provided by our CB Community School.
Other Important Notes
Excusing Student Absences
Here is a list of absence reasons that are excusable in PA Public Schools: illness, quarantine, death in the immediate family, religious holidays, home emergencies, and health care directly related to the student. Excuses must be called/emailed within three (3) days of the student’s return. State law requires that an explanation of absence be stated in order for schools to excuse an absence.
As per CBSB Policy 204, students with more than 10 excused absences cumulative throughout the school year must have a doctor's note. Please contact Mrs. Pecoraio if you have questions or concerns about your student's health-related absences.
Notes from the Nurse
Peanut/Tree Nut Safe Classrooms
CBSD Schools are Latex Free
Food Services at Warwick
Warwick Kindergarten Parent Orientation (AM and PM)
Wednesday, Aug. 29th 2018 at 6pm
Warwick Elementary School, Jamison, PA, USA
Note: Babysitting provided by Central Bucks High School East and West National Honor Societies.
Thursday, Aug. 30th 2018 at 11am-12pm
Warwick Elementary School, Jamison, PA, USA
Note: Our Faculty has a packed agenda in preparation for the new school year so we ask that all Warwick Bears arrive between 11 am and 12 noon so teachers can get ready for an exciting school opening!
Help Support Warwick
- Yubbler School Supplies: Support Warwick by shopping for school supplies at yubbler.com!
More information coming soon regarding how to use the following to support Warwick...
- Giant A+
- Box Tops
- Amazon Smile:
Thank you for your continued support!
- Lunch Menu
- PTO: A Letter from our President and PTO Web Page
- When to Keep your Student Home from School for Illness
- CBSD Mobile App - Parents and guardians can get a FREE CB App to keep up with all things Warwick and CB.
- Parent Portal - Ongoing student progress reporting and more
- CB Cares Education Foundation's Backpack Newsflash
- E-Friday Folder
- We Want to Hear from You - An online place to record feedback for us on how we did each week.
Follow us on Twitter
Get Warwick Tweets by following @CBWarwickElem on Twitter. Or you can view our Twitter feed by visiting our Warwick home page.
Follow/Like us on Facebook
New this year, Warwick has its own Facebook Page. We will use this to communicate highlights and upcoming events much like we do using Twitter.
Follow the instructions to download the free CBSD app to stay connected with all of your selected CBSD schools.