News and Updates from Mrs. Adelman - April 1, 2022
Friday, April 8th: Wear Autism Awareness T-shirts (Autism Awareness Assembly)
- Movie Under the Stars - K.I.S.S. Event (more information below)
Monday, April 11th: General PTO Meeting at 7PM in the Library
Thursday, April 14th: No school for students
Friday, April 15th: No school for students
Monday, April 18th: No school for students
Warwick PTO News and Updates
- We will vote on our Executive Board members for the 2022-2023 school year at our general meeting on Monday, April 11th at 7PM in the library.
Vice President: Lisa Lockett
Second Vice President: Meghan Wojewodka
Secretary: Danielle Stumpf
Secretary: Samantha Krajewski
Treasurer: Kelly Marzullo
Treasurer: Kate Neft
- PTO meetings will be held on Monday, April 11th, Monday, May 9th, and Tuesday, June 7th
- Friday, April 8th: K.I.S.S. Event (Kids Invite Someone Special) Movie Under the Stars - flyer below
- Save the Date: Family Fun Picnic - Friday, May 13th from 6:00 - 8:30PM
Volunteers Needed for iRun4Life
From the Desk of Mrs. Adelman
April 1, 2022
Dear Warwick Parents and Families,
This information within this letter provides an update to families regarding PSSA testing and scheduling in our school this year. The Pennsylvania Department of Education requires all school districts to administer PSSA testing for the 2021-2022 school year. The Pennsylvania System of School Assessment is aligned with the PA Standards. The English Language Arts and Mathematics PSSAs are administered in grades 3 through 8 and the Science PSSA is administered in grade 4 and grade 8. Students learn all skills, concepts, and content necessary to take the assessment within their daily reading, writing, mathematics and science instruction. The specific dates for the English Language Arts, Mathematics, and Science Assessment are listed below.
Each year there is a question regarding whether students must take the PSSA. Chapter 4 of Title 22 of the Pa. Code (22 Pa. code 4.4) provides for the right of any parent/guardian to excuse his/her child from the state assessment if the assessment conflicts with his/her religious beliefs. The Pennsylvania Department of Education requires schools to have policies to ensure parents or guardians may review a state assessment in the school entity during convenient hours for parents or guardians to determine whether a state assessment conflicts with their religious belief. This is the only reason the state allows students to opt-out of an assessment. If after reviewing the test, parents or guardians find the test to conflict with their religious belief and wish their student(s) to be excused from the test, the right of the parents or guardians will not be denied upon written request to the applicable school district Superintendent. Parents or guardians considering opting their child out of the test should contact their child’s school to review the test. You can contact Mrs. Adelman at firstname.lastname@example.org to set up an appointment to review the testing materials.
The results of PSSA will be forwarded to Warwick and will be distributed to parents. The PSSA scores will become a part of each student’s academic record.
For additional information about the PSSA testing process please visit the Central Bucks School District website Curriculum Assessment Page: http://www.cbsd.org/domain/65 .
Additionally, please review the electronic device policy and frequently asked questions document.
Should you have any questions about the testing, do not hesitate to contact the school office.
Mrs. Amy M. Adelman
Social Media Matters
Today we’ll continue our exploration of the TikTok app from last week…
Mostly known for it’s dance creations, let’s look at some other things are on TikTok that your kids may be exposed to:
- Lip Sync - allows kids to lip sync to a song – some are cute; some inspirational – others have lyrics that are inappropriate and/or mean towards others. It’s important to talk to your kids about these types of videos. Make sure they know that even though it may not be their own “words”; it is still inappropriate to be connected to certain songs/images. Remind them how serious cyber-bullying is and ensure they know who they can talk to if they ever feel they are being targeted.
- Challenges - some may be silly (mannequin challenge – freezing in a pose with a large group of people).Others can be dangerous included things such as “blackout challenge”, encouraging kids to hold their breath until they pass out or the “Orbeez challenge”, encouraging kids to shoot Orbeez out of toy guns at strangers and record victims’ reactions. Be sure kids know a challenge is like a dare – and ALL can be dangerous.
- Remember, the 13 year old advisory age for TikTok is there for a reason.
As always, if you choose to allow your kids to access these apps, the best way to keep them safe is to monitor, monitor and then monitor some more!
Want to learn more about TikTok OR how to keep kids who may be using the app safe? Visit these sites below.
UP next… Snapchat.
Please reach out if you have any questions, concerns, or feedback related to this content!
Fake = The ultimate insult; an adjective describing someone who has a fake persona, lies a lot, talks behind people's backs.
Fire = Describes something that is really good or cool.
Glow-Up = A transformation of one's appearance, usually from a younger look to an older look.
Lit = When something is amazing
Visit www.cbsd.org/register for more details, including necessary documents to gather in order to register your kindergarten students. PLEASE CONSIDER REGISTERING RIGHT AWAY IN ORDER TO AID THE DISTRICT IN ITS PLANNING FOR 2022-2023.