Wildcat News

April 2021 Issue 12

Waldo Quarter 4 New Hybrid Learning

Welcome to quarter 4, Wildcats! The Waldo staff is happy to have all students at East High. Students that are hybrid should be attending both Wednesday and Thursday.

The updated guidance containing essential information on the required practices implemented in East Aurora School District 131 link can be found below. These practices are critical to minimizing the risks of exposure to COVID19 for students, staff, and families. Please keep in mind that the district’s hybrid plan is contingent on state and county health department mitigations.

EA Guidance Document

Waldo Spring Sports

Co-Ed (Boys & Girls)TRACK: Meets on WEDNESDAY'S at 2:30 PM. (Starting Wednesday, April 14th, 2021). Google Classroom Link: https://meet.google.com/lookup/ctcpb2iwee?authuser=0&hs=179

Girl's SOCCER: Meets on TUESDAY'S at 2:30 - 3:30 PM. (Starting Tuesday, April 13, 2021). Google Classroom Link: https://meet.google.com/lookup/ecw7tbvg7e?authuser=0&hs=179

Q & A's about Easter Traditions

When is Easter?

Easter is always the first Sunday following the full moon on or after the spring equinox, which is the first day of spring.

Where did the Easter Bunny come from?

The hare or rabbit is a symbol for the moon in Egyptian mythology. Since the Easter date is associated with the full moon, over the years the rabbit has become to be associated with Easter. Today we know this rabbit as the "Easter Bunny".

Why do we decorate Easter Eggs?

The egg is the symbol of life. At one time, the Chinese would send red eggs to family and friends to celebrate the birth of a baby like an announcement card. Also, in the Ukraine, eggs were exchanged at Easter and the kids would rub their cheeks with color to give them a rosy glow.

Where did the tradition of the Easter Parade come from?

Many cultures would have spring parades when they would dress up in new clothes to welcome the spring. Some places considered it bad luck to be seen on Easter in old clothes. Today, many people still dress up on Easter, and many buy new Easter outfits.

Why do people have Easter Baskets?

In Germany and Switzerland, children made nests of grass in their gardens for the Easter Bunny to fill with eggs. From this tradition, people now use baskets with many different colors of grass for the Easter Bunny to leave Easter Eggs and maybe some gifts!

Source: https://www.teachervision.com/

Celebrating April 2021


National Humor Month

International Guitar Month

Keep America Beautiful Month

Lawn and Garden Month

National Kite Month

National Poetry Month

National Pecan Month

National Welding Month

Records and Information Management Month

Stress Awareness Month

Sexual Assault Awareness Month


Week 1 Library Week

Week 1 Read a Road Map Week.

Week 2 Garden Week

Week 3 Organize Your Files Week

Week 3 Medical Labs Week

Week 4 Administrative Assistants Week

Week 4 National Karaoke Week


April 1 April Fool's Day

April 2 Children's Book Day

April 3 Find a Rainbow Day

April 4 School Librarian Day

April 5 Deep Dish Pizza Day

April 6 Sorry Charlie Day

April 7 World Health Day

April 8 Zoo Lover's Day

April 9 Winston Churchill Day

April 10 National Siblings Day

April 11 National Pet Day

April 12 Grilled Cheese Sandwich Day

April 13 Scrabble Day

April 14 Look up at the Sky Day

April 15 Titanic Remembrance Day

April 16 Save an Elephant Day

April 17 World Circus Day

April 18 Newspaper Columnists Day

April 19 National Garlic Day

April 20 Volunteer Recognition Day

April 21 Administrative Professionals Day

April 22 Earth Day

April 23 National English Muffin Day

April 24 Pigs in a Blanket Day

April 25 World Penguin Day

April 26 National Pretzel Day

April 27 Tell a Story Day

April 28 Great Poetry Reading Day

April 29 National Zipper Day

April 30 Arbor Day

Source: http://www.holidayinsights.com/moreholidays/april.htm

Nothing Gold Can Stay by Robert Lee Frost

Nature's first green is gold,

Her hardest hue to hold.

Her early leaf's a flower;

But only so an hour.

Then leaf subsides to leaf.

So Eden sank to grief,

So dawn goes down to day.

Nothing gold can stay.

Source: https://www.public-domain-poetry.com/robert-lee-frost/nothing-gold-can-stay-1213

Think about it.....

"If I cannot do great things. I can do small things in a great way."

- Martin Luther King Jr.

"I never dreamt of success. I worked for it." - Estee Lauder

"Never sacrifice three things: your family, your heart, or your dignity." - Unknown

"The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched - they must be felt with the heart." - Helen Keller

"You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself in any direction you choose." - Dr. Seuss

Sources: https://www.momjunction.com/articles/teen-life-quotes_00462262/


Leveling Up Together!

May and June Events


May 3rd - Midterm

May 31st - No School


June 4th - Last Day

Waldo Wildcat Newspaper Staff

Jaliyah Spence - Reporter

Racquel Sartain - Reporter

Ms. Martin - Editor in Chief

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