Eastwood Elementary Update

March 2019

This addition has revised Kindergarten Screening information, please see if your family is going to go through our screening.

State Testing

State testing is a month away and students and staff are working hard to prepare for them. I am including all the testing dates. Encourage your child to work hard and have the grit to work through these challenging tests. We have built into the schedule make-up time, so if your child is not feeling well the day of the test, please do not send them. We will have time for students to make up tests.


April

9th-4th ELA-part 1

10th-5th ELA-part 1

11th-4th ELA-part 2

12th-5th ELA-part 2

16th-3rd ELA-part 1

17th-3rd ELA-part 2

24th-4th Math-part 1

26th-4th Math-part 2

30th-3rd Math-part 1

May

1st-5th Math-part 1

2nd-3rd Math-part 2

3rd-5th Math- part 2

7th-5th Science-part 1

8th-5th Science-part 2

4th graders eating lunch with Mrs. Wagoner

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Kindergarten Screening

Eastwood Schools will provide kindergarten screening for the 2019-2020 school year. Screening dates will be May 16, 2019 and May 17, 2019. Times will be 8:00 a.m., 9:45 a.m., 11:30 a.m. and 1:45 p.m. each day.

Click the link to download the form needed for registration.

District policy states the child must be five (5) years old on or before August 1st.


https://tinyurl.com/yym7hyzf

EASTWOOD/WCESC PRESCHOOL PRE-REGISTRATION

The Wood County Preschool, operated in collaboration with the Wood County Educational Service Center, will soon begin pre-registration for the 2019-2020 school year. The preschool programs are developmentally appropriate, play-based preschools supporting the Ohio Department of Education’s model curriculum.

The Wood County Preschool Program is an inclusionary preschool program serving children who have delays in development and children who are typically developing. Tuition, based on a sliding-fee scale, is charged for children without special needs. Children attend preschool four days per week (Monday–Thursday) during either a morning or an afternoon session.

Please contact Naomi at nstickles@wcesc.org or 419-354-9010, ext. 133 to get on the 2019-2018 mailing list. Parents who have questions regarding children who may have special needs can also contact Naomi.

Social Media Information

We have been made aware of a new cyberbullying threat that targets children and teens. Through various social media apps the "Momo Challenge" encourages students to commit violent acts. Students receive anonymous messages from an imaginary character named Momo, who invites kids/teens to perform a series of dangerous tasks including violent attacks on others and self harm. Initial reports say Momo was a rumor that went viral. Whether or not Momo is a hoax does not matter, it is still scaring kids and we want to make you aware.


As we work collectively to cultivate an environment where all students feel safe, this latest cyber issue is certainly a teachable moment. It is an opportunity to talk with our children about their internet activities. There are a lot of positive and constructive experiences that come from use of the internet and social media. Teachers and staff at Eastwood work very hard to educate our students about how to use the internet productively and to practice safe, responsible online behavior. This means we must teach our children about the hazards and risks as well. As parents in this 24/7 digital media environment it's important that we do our homework, are aware of the content in the digital realm, and set guidelines and limits for our children. We need to talk with our children about the dangers so we encourage families to view the resources listed below. These articles offer some information about internet safety and some advice that may help you navigate conversations with your children.


13 Online Challenges Your Kid Already Knows About - Common Sense Media

Teaching Kids About Internet Safety - Goodwill Community Foundation

Five Myths & Truths About Kid's Internet Safety - Common Sense Media

Mrs. Schrader's class

These are a few pictures of Mrs. Schrader's students running "Pay Day." Students earn a paycheck for completing a class job each month, and convert Dojo points to money. After paying rent and utilities, students receive checks that can be cashed in for rewards. They are really getting the hang of running the day themselves. You will see pictures of bankers, students spending money, and police officers. Police Officers are rewarding students for on task behavior during the Pay Day (in Dojo).

Parent helper needed

On May 15th the Red Cross will host a Pint-sized heroes blook drive at Bethlehem. What this consists of is a short assembly to our students explaining what a blood drive is. We then send home a flyer asking if any parents want to donate blood for our drive. If a parent does donate, then their child will receive an appreciation gift from the Red Cross.


The Red Cross is asking if we have any parent that would be willing to help them organize it.

PTO Family Dance

We held our PTO Family Dance earlier in February and it was well attended! It was our first attempt at having this and we are very excited about how it went! Thank you to all the families that were able to attend and to all the PTO members who put in the time and effort to make this a success!

Thank you Mercy Hospitals for the "stop the bleed" training and materials!

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Important Dates to Remember

March

5th- 2 Hour Delay

20th- Severe Weather siren test- 9:50

21st-Kangaroo Math Competition after school for those who signed up

22nd- End of 3rd quarter

25th-29th- Spring Break-NO SCHOOL


April

2nd- PTO mtg. at 3:45

9th-4th ELA-part 1

- 1st grade music program @ 7:00

10th-5th ELA-part 1

11th-4th ELA-part 2

-1st grade to Imagination Station

12th-5th ELA-part 2

16th-3rd ELA-part 1

17th-3rd ELA-part 2

19th-22nd- NO SCHOOL-Easter Break

24th-4th Math-part 1

26th-4th Math-part 2

30th-3rd Math-part 1

May

1st-5th Math-part 1

2nd-3rd Math-part 2

3rd-5th Math- part 2

7th-5th Sc-ience-part 1

8th-5th Science-part 2

9th-Steam Night-at elementary including art show/steam projects/4th grade music program

10th-Field Day for grades 1-4

13th- Field Day raindate

14th- PTO mtg at 3:45

15th- Farm Safety for 5th graders

- Kindergarten Zoo trip

- Red Cross Blood Drive

16th- Kindergarten Screening

17th-Kindergarten Screening

22nd- Food for America trip for 4th graders

23rd- Encore performance for our students at HS auditorium

-3rd grade to Put-In-Bay field trip

24th- PTO sponsored in-school dance

27th- No School-Memorial Day

30th- Last Student Day

31st- Teacher Work Day