The Warwick Weekly
Respect - Responsibility - Cooperation - Excellence
Thursday, November 20, 2014
Coming Home Today:
Secret Shop Information
Holiday Giving Food Basket Class Assignment
Break Out the Winter Gear!
Giving Project Details
Warwick Writer Making Her Mark - Time is Running Out! Please vote!
Warwick is proud of the many talented young writers we have the pleasure of teaching every day. Sixth grader Angela Z. entered the Stolen Adventure "Create-A-Character" Contest sponsored by Mark Wullert, author of the Stolen Adventures series. She was selected as a finalist out of 427 entrants from across the United States. According to the judges, Angela’s character “Adalia was very intriguing and featured great description, both in appearance and personality. They were also pleased with her creativity in identifying how Adalia would fit into the storyline moving forward.”
To read Angela’s entry along with the other finalists, go to the website: http://www.stolenadventure.com/Contest.html
Once you are on the website, scroll down and Click Here to Join the Club. After you have done that, Mark Wullert and his team will send you a ballot via e-mail. Voting ends November 21st.
Let’s show Angela our Warwick support by going to the website and voting for her creativity and her willingness to take a risk by submitting her writing for publication.
Warwick Artists on display
Standardized Data: A Small Part of the Picture . . . . . .
Last week I challenged you with part of the new ELA PSSA. The poetry passage and questions that followed were from the 3rd grade released item sampler.
This week I'm sharing the answers according to the state.
I think you'll find that some of the questions are challenging, even as an adult.
During our PTO meeting on Wednesday, everyone in attendance tried the questions. We talked about the value of these assessments, and the good information they can provide. We also talked about how these assessment only scratch the surface (iceberg analogy) of what really makes an excellent school and school community.
It's important to keep all of this in mind when we look at standardized scores, or SPP numbers. While these assessment certanily give us some information to consider regarding the teaching and learning in our school(s), in no way do they define who we are or what we do.
We have much to be proud of in our school community and I look forward to exploring ways to continue to share that excellence with you as often as possible (like Twitter).
Halloween Buy Back
Boomerang Award Assets 2014-2015
November 10-November 14
- Book Fair, Library
- CB Patriots Players Present Peter Pan @ 2:50, Gym
- Chess Club, 8:00, Room 16
- Market Day pick up, 5:00-6:00, Gym
- Progress Reports made available Parent Portal
- Grade 4, Trip to Michener Museum
- Musical Performances for school, Gr. 2 & 3 @ 9:30
- Evening performances for parents, Gr. 2 @ 6:30 / Gr. 3 @ 7:30
November 24-November 26
- Professional Development Days, Fall Conferences
November 27-November 28
- Thanksgiving Holiday
- Band Rehearsal, 8:15, Gym
- Chess Club, 8:00, Room 16
- Strings Rehearsal, 8:00, Gym
- Father/Son Event, Newtown Athletic Club, 7:00-9:00
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