Warwick Weekly

News and Updates from Mrs. Adelman - January 14, 2022

Important Dates

Monday, January 17th: CBSD Closed - Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Warwick PTO News and Updates

PTO News
  • Our upcoming PTO meetings will be held on Monday, March 7th, Monday, April 11th, Monday, May 9th, and Tuesday, June 7th.
  • The Kiss Event scheduled for Friday, January 21st has been postponed for a spring date. More information will come in a future Warwick Weekly.

Save-the-Date:

  • The Warwick Sweetheart Dance will be Friday, February 11th from 7PM-9PM! (Snow Date: Friday, February 25th). A flyer will be sent out with more information.

2022-2023 Nominating Committee:

  • We are in need of two community members in good standing (attends meetings regularly, volunteers for events, event chairs) to serve as a nominating committee for the 2022-23 PTO Executive Board. If you are interested in being a member of the committee, please send an e-mail to warwickelementarypto@gmail.com.

From the Desk of Mrs. Adelman

Hi Warwick Bears!


As mentioned in a communication earlier this year, the district has begun the implementation of MTSS (Multi-Tiered System of Support). A process through which we support students based on research-based assessments and practices as well as individual student need. Along with this process, we are using the Star Assessment by Renaissance for Reading and Math. This assessment was taken in the fall by all students. Our Winter testing window is scheduled for late January to early February. This second assessment will allow us to assess the health of our curriculum as well as help us to celebrate student growth and support students with specific skill interventions and enrichments. These assessments will be completed electronically in your child’s classroom and only take one class period to complete. The information we have gleaned from the MTSS process has been beneficial in identifying learning needs early and providing intervention quickly, allowing us to support students as they achieve academic success and feel pride in their work.


Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions.


With gratitude,


Mrs. Amy Adelman

Proud Warwick Principal

Martin Luther King Jr.

On Monday we will honor Martin Luther King Jr.'s legacy with our national holiday. Many of our students and staff members will participate in various service projects in MLK's honor. We are proud of our Warwick students and staff for participating in community service projects and continuing to demonstrate our Warwick themes in our community!


Martin's Big Words: The Life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. is a wonderful picture book and a great introduction for children to learn about Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The story is well written and includes quotes from famous speeches throughout his life. Children will be captivated by the illustrations and the book is appropriate for all ages.

January Sparks Article

In a recent article by psychologist Louis Tay, he states, “Don’t push your children toward skills just because they pay well. Financial success is only one dimension of a fulfilling life.” Teaching our children to understand and value money can be a challenge in our world especially when we consider what is “needed” and what is “wanted”. As part of our Career Education Program through the District’s Success Plan (Smart Futures and Naviance), we provide lessons and resources on various topics including “How Money is Used” in the primary grades, to budgeting, financial literacy and entrepreneurship in the secondary grades. These are important lessons to help your daughter or son see a path to their future goals and a means to attain those goals. Ask your student to log onto these platforms and show you what they are learning.

Below is the link to the complete article by Professor Tay.

https://www.inquirer.com/life/character-lab-money-trap-20211123.html

For comments or questions, please contact Ginny Barrett at vbarrett@cbsd.org.

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Roxy Responders

Roxy Therapy Dogs Launches Roxy Responders Trauma Response Team

Local nonprofit Roxy™ Therapy Dogs recently organized a formalized group of specially trained volunteer therapy dogs and their owner/handlers called Roxy™ Responders. Specializing in on-call trauma response, the group was created to bring comfort to children and youth experiencing upsetting reactions to traumatic events. The initiative is the brainchild of Sharon Fleck, President of Roxy Therapy Dogs, who felt a call to action in the Spring of 2021 after a local student was killed in a car accident on prom night.

Roxy teams were at the school in the days following and through graduation day to provide comfort, calm, and compassion to both students and staff as they navigated the mixed emotions of mourning the loss of a peer and looking forward to graduation that week. “After seeing the devastation in our school community firsthand following the tragic loss of a student, I became acutely aware that we as an organization need to be able to do more for our community during events which feel unbearable to our kids,” says Sharon.

Roxy Therapy Dogs provides specialized training to the Responders through the Bucks County Intermediate Unit, NOVA, and a local veterinary behaviorist including classes on Trauma 101, Compassion Fatigue, How Trauma Affects Children, and Recognizing Signs of Canine Stress. Roxy Responders are available to all school districts or organizations that serve children in Bucks County as well as those within 20 miles of Doylestown. The newly appointed Volunteer Director of Roxy

The group of 35+ Roxy Responders has been present at schools in the Quakertown district this week, comforting children in the aftermath of the deadly Christmas morning fire which claimed the lives of an 8-year-old, an 11-year-old, and their father.

In addition to the Roxy Responders program, 85 Roxy therapy teams provide five other community service programs free of charge in Central Bucks schools, local hospitals, the courthouse, and more. All were put in place at the request of the community and each fills a specific need. Roxy Therapy Dogs services are provided by volunteers and are funded completely by donations.

Roxy is grateful to the law firm Antheil Maslow & MacMinn, LLP, who quickly and generously donated funding to cover custom therapy dog bandanas for the four-legged Responders.

To donate or to volunteer please visit www.roxytherapydogs.org.

Kindergarten Registration

Kindergarten Registration

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.

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