News and Updates from Mrs. Adelman - January 22, 2021
From the Desk of Mrs. Adelman
Hi Warwick Bears!
This past week we honored Martin Luther King Jr.'s legacy on Monday with our national holiday. Many of the students and staff members participated in various service projects in MLK's honor. We are proud of our Warwick students 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.
On Wednesday, January 20th students may have participated in Inauguration lessons, including learning about the history of Presidential Inaugurations, writing letters to the President, and/or developing interview questions.
I continue to be extremely proud of our Warwick Bears, the contributions that our staff and students make within our community, and the depth of lessons that they continue to engage in throughout daily instruction both in-person and virtually. Our students continue to showcase Respect, Responsibility, Cooperation, and Excellence!
Mrs. Amy Adelman
Warwick Winter Reading Challenge - Cozy up with a good book!
We are going to be challenging students to spend time reading every night. This could be for 10 minutes or 60 minutes. No matter the amount of time, we want to encourage reading every day.
To do this:
- We will be providing students with their own reading calendars where they can record their daily reading. All the kids have to do is have a grown-up sign their name each night the student reads.
- Students will be asked to return their calendars to school on Fridays.
- For every night students read, classes will earn “marshmallows.” The marshmallows will be added to their class’ “hot chocolate mug”.
- Students will have from January 15th through February 12th to read and earn marshmallows.
- Please send any pictures of students reading at home during our reading challenge to be included in our school yearbook to the following e-mail address firstname.lastname@example.org
As a culmination to our challenge on February 12th, we are asking everyone to wear their pajamas once again and bring in another book to read at school. Your child can even bring in a flashlight to do flashlight reading!
Now the best part…
Since this is a challenge, the class that earns the most marshmallows will win an outdoor hot chocolate party! We will hold this party on Friday, February 19th.
Thank you in advance for your support with this reading challenge!! We are really excited to get cozy and read this Winter!!
Each night of the reading challenge, please check our Warwick website for a special guest read aloud video! The videos will also be posted on our school website. Click here!
Health Check Reminder
1. Please monitor your child daily for fever and/or other signs of COVID-19. Be sure to keep students home if they have one of the following symptoms –cough, shortness of breath, difficulty breathing, new lack of smell or taste; or two of the following symptoms – fever, sore throat, runny nose/congestion, chills, muscle pain, nausea or vomiting, headache, diarrhea, and fatigue.
2. Students with fever/symptoms/with no known COVID-19 exposure may return to school when asymptomatic and fever free for 24 hours without fever reducing medication; or confirmation of alternative diagnosis by health care provider.
3. Families are required to report confirmed or suspected cases of COVID-19 to the School Nurse.
4. Students who exhibit signs or symptoms of COVID-19 during the school day will be placed in isolation and masked until arrangements are made for dismissal.
5. Students with positive COVID-19 test may return to school after 10 days have passed since the symptoms first appeared and being fever-free for 24 hours without fever reducing medication. The student will need to produce the Isolation Release Letter from the Bucks County Department of Health.
6. Students returning after COVID-19 infection will be checked by the School Nurse prior to returning to the classroom.
7. If a student is exposed to a person with a positive COVID- 19 test, the student will have to quarantine for 10 days. If the student becomes symptomatic, they will be treated as a positive COVID-19 case and will need to isolate at home for 10 days from the date that the symptoms began.