Word From The Woods

Bishop Woods School Newsletter - Week of 4.19.2020

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Greetings Bishop Woods Families,

As we return from April recess, I am hoping that you remain healthy and are continuing to practice social distancing. While it remains difficult to balance working from home (and staying in much more than I am used to), I know that it is for a good reason.

As we move in to week three of online learning, all students should have access to Google Classroom. Please note that attendance is taken each day based on students that are accessing this platform and completing the daily assignments. If you are unsure of how to access Google Classroom, or are having any technical issues, please do not hesitate to reach out to any staff member at Bishop Woods...we can all guide you in the proper direction.

Please note that food distribution will continue at all New Haven school sites from 9am-12pm on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays only. There are numerous resources available in the City of New Haven for food distribution. Please see links below this letter for more information. If you are in need of support, do not hesitate to reach out to me, Ms. Crisci, or any of our support staff.

Lastly, this Wednesday, April 22nd we will celebrate Earth Day! This year marks the 50th anniversary of this holiday!! This week's challenge will be a Spring Scavenger Hunt in honor of Earth Day! Details are provided in the challenge section of our newsletter. There are many other ways to celebrate our Earth as well. Feel free to send any picture and/or videos of how your family recognized this holiday this week!

Stay in & stay well,

Mrs. Natalino

Important Information For This Week

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Click on files below for multiple resources to assist with food for families.

Marking Period 3 Report Cards

Marking period 3 report cards will be ready to view in PowerSchool this week. Please fill out the Google Form below informing us of your PowerSchool access. Since we are unable to have parent conferences or use regular mail to get these to you at this time, we will be relying on your access to PowerSchool to share your child's grades. Any family that does not have access will receive an email with the information that you need to gain PowerSchool access. Please fill out this form either way so that we can ensure all of our families are receiving this information.

Kindergarten Parents - All report cards will be sent to you via email. If we do not have your email address, please fill out the form below as well. Kindergarten teachers do not use PowerSchool for grades.

Report Card Information Form - CLICK ON LINK: https://forms.gle/asqn5LQbLn345L577

8th Graders - Magnet Lottery

If your 8th grader applied for the magnet lottery, results were sent our via email last week. Please be sure to read the email carefully. The deadline for accepting your child's placement is May 15th. Any questions can be directed to our school counselor, Maria Nuterangelo, at maria.nuterangelo@new-haven.k12.ct.us.
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Birthdays this Week!

Happy Belated Birthday to Ms. Wright (Kindergarten Teacher) who celebrated on April 16th! I'm so sorry I forgot to add you to our list last week Ms. Wright!

Sunday, April 19th - Joshua P. (Grade 6), Alexia S. (Grade 2)

Monday, April 20th - Sasha G. (Grade 3)

Tuesday, April 21st - Ms. Hampton (Kindergarten Teacher)

Wednesday, April 22nd - Areli J. (Grade 8)

Friday, April 24th - Jace M. (Grade 4)

Pictures of the Week!

Please continue to send pictures of your children and families engaging in learning from home! Check out the pictures that were shared this week!

Staff Spotlight

Administrative Professionals Appreciation Day!

Wednesday, April 22nd is Administrative Professionals Appreciation Day! Our administrative professionals are the Bishop Woods family members that keep everything under control for our school...from fielding phone calls, welcoming guests, answering phones at the busiest times of day, and triaging student issues at every moment...these are just a few of the MANY roles they play!

We are so grateful that Ms. Sheryl Tolson and Ms. Jacinta Dabney are leading the way in our main office each day!

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Wright Family Quarantine Craft!

Check out this craft to commemorate this time spent in quarantine with our favorite people, our family. Check out Ms.Wright's family as a sample! If you create your own version, please to sure to share a pic for a future newsletter!
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Hands on Science with Dr. G!

Hot Sauce Packet!

Check out the science demonstration below - brought to you by Dr. Gersch and his daughters, Maya and Madeline!

The Big Question is: Why does the packet sink?

Email your wonderings to Dr. G at timothy.gersch@nhps.net. He will respond to your comments in a future post!

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This Week's Challenge: Spring Scavenger Hunt!

Spring Scavenger Hunt Directions:
In honor of Earth Day, get outdoors, experience nature and enjoy our earth!

Take a picture or video of all of your items, and share with Mrs. Natalino by Friday, April 24th! Submit all entries via email (dina.natalino@nhboe.net) or Remind text. The students that find the most items will have their names announced and picture/video displayed in the next newsletter! Happy Hunting!!

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Music SPotlight

Check out some of our musicians in the picture and videos below!

Contributing Kindergarten student videos (in order of appearance):

Sabrina S.

Gia L.- Challenges 1, 2 & 3,

Thiago Z. - Challenges 1 & 2

Mariah M.

Pamela G.

Free Resource for Learning from Home!

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SEL Resources for ADULTS!

This week, we are focusing on SEL resources for adults! This change in our "normal" routine is having an impact on us as well. Please watch the video....I couldn't say it any better than Elmo's dad! Also, the links provides free resources for YOU to take advantage of at this time.
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Thank you to the NHPS Social Work Department for sharing the following information: It is essential to practice self-care during this time. Here are some quick tips and tools on how to take care of yourself during distance learning and the COVID-19 pandemic: Make time for yourself. Stay actively connected. Find ways to discover yourself. Make time for physical AND mental health. Be sure to check out these links for exercise:

Yoga With Adriene

Daily Burn - FREE 60 day-trial!

Resources from our Community Partners - Check these out!!

Newsletter Contributions!

Please continue to send pictures and student work to be shared with our Bishop Woods family each week! In order for your submission to make it in to the newsletter for the current week, please have it to me by Friday afternoon; otherwise, I will post your contribution the following week. You can share through Remind text or email dina.natalino@nhboe.net Thank you to all of the students and families that contributed this week!

Contact Information

Home Office #s:

Mrs. Natalino, Principal- 203-654-9533

Ms. Crisci, Assistant Principal - 475-221-1633