The Warwick Weekly
Respect - Responsibility - Cooperation - Excellence
Thursday, November 7th
Coming Home Today
The Cub Newsletter
Market Day Flyer
Finding Our Reading FLOW
How much does your child read at home?
We spent time talking about "Finding Our Flow" during our Spirit Assembly yesterday. We watched the clip from the movie, Brave, where Merida is shooting arrows at the targets and identified when she was in "her flow state." I asked the students: How do we replicate that feeling while we're reading? How do we grow the time we're able to stay in that "flow state" while engaged in a good book? Reading volume and reading stamina correlate directly with overall student success. Reading consistently, and for long periods of time in "just right books" is the key to marked improvement.
We will be spending time as a staff talking about how we're motivating students to improve their nightly at-home reading, and asking parents to support the expectations we have at school. I look forward to growing this idea with our school community in the coming weeks and months.
Congratulations, Mrs. Finelli!
Mrs. Finelli, 4th grade at Warwick Elementary School, became a "Fellow" of the National Writing Project last night. She directly involved one of her former students, Christopher S in her project, so the whole family joined in the celebration last night at the Bucks County Intermediate Unit.
Mrs. Finelli joins fellow "Fellows" Mrs. Kehan, Mrs. Egan, Mrs. Jacobs, Mr. Sidelinker, Mrs. Donohue, and Mr. Watters as members of the National Writing Project through the Pennsylvania Writing and LIterature Project.
Congratulations, Mrs. Finelli!!
Thank you, Mrs. Hartzell!
Mrs. Hartzell (who is going to be very upset with me for putting this in the smore this week) standing high above the parking lot at Warwick getting ready to take arial shots of the grade levels forming the letters of W-A-R-W-I-C-K for the yearbook.
We can't wait to see the shots.
Thank you to Mrs. Schnapf and Mrs. Albor for the great idea!!
Warwick Library Newsletter
Philly Brick Fest LEGO Fan Festival
One of our very own Warwick parents, Mr. Chad Collins, is organizing the first-ever-in-our-area Philly Brick Fest. Since I know so many of our families (and students) enjoy LEGOs, I wanted to pass along information should you be interested in attending the convention.
Held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on April 26–27, 2014 at the The Greater Philadelphia Expo Center, festival-goers are invited to celebrate all things LEGO. Huge creations made from LEGO bricks will be on display. Organizations such as First LEGO League, TEACH FLEET, and Bricks4Kidz will also be on-hand to promote the educational benefits LEGO, and multiple vendors will also be onsite selling LEGO-centric wares.
For many, the fascination with the little plastic blocks known as LEGO begins in childhood and endures into adulthood. The custom creations and constructions merely increase in size along with the person. Philly Brick Fest provides a venue for LEGO lovers of all sizes to come celebrate their mutual affection, build new creations, and see some truly awesome LEGO sculptures. Replicas of Navy battleships sail across a bed of blue bricks, while entire cities bustle with hundreds of mini figures, each dressed appropriately for his or her mini career. Come see how these little plastic bricks open up a world of learning, imagination, and creativity.
Over 5,000 tickets to the event have already been sold!
Outdoor BBQ on Race Day
Aramark will be providing an outdoor BBQ tomorrow, November 8th for Race Day at Warwick Elementary. Staff, students, and parents are welcome to purchase a lunch.
Because they will not have registers outside, they are asking that you deposit money in a student account prior or bring exact change or a check.
Teachers will take a "head-count" on Thursday, November 7th so Aramark can prepare the right amount of food to serve on November 8th.
MonthlyAssets for School Year 2013-2014:
November: #33 - Interpersonal Competence - Young person has empathy, sensitivity, and friendship skills. Young person cares about and is aware of other people's feelings.
December: #17 - Creative Activities - Young person participates in creative activities, which have a direct positive impact on him/her and others. Their creative activity can take a variety of forms - music, drama, art, writing, or any other creative activity.
January: #9 - Service to Others - Young person values service to others, in their family, school, or community. He/she commits to meaningful and caring actions.
February: #26 - Caring - Young person cares about others. They place a high value on helping other people. He/she thinks about ways of helping others and is motivated to initiate kind and thoughtful acts.
MIND & BODY:March: #38– Self Esteem -Young person demonstrates a confidence that promotes positive behaviors and relationships. He/she is proud to be the person that they are and they serve as a role model to others because of their healthy self-confidence.
April: #25 - Reading for Pleasure - Young person reads for pleasure most days of the week, either alone, with family members, or with friends.
May: #32 - Planning and Decision Making -Young person knows how to plan ahead and make choices. They are pro-active about getting started and they follow through to the end. If working in a group, he/she helps the group achieve its goals.
The nomination form can be found through the below link.
Forms are also available in the Warwick office.