News and Updates from Mrs. Adelman - February 5, 2021
From the Desk of Mrs. Adelman
Hi Warwick Bears!
This week is National School Counselor Appreciation Week. On behalf of our entire Warwick community, we would like to thank Mrs. Sleicher for all that she does for our school! Our counselors care so much about our wellness and success. This weekend, we would like to challenge our families to do something that will help promote wellness and happiness. For example,
- Do something that adds fun to your day - color, jump rope, sing, dance. Doing something fun is rejuvenating and food for your wellness!
- Smile at someone and see if they smile back, even with a mask on! That way you get two smiles for one. And guess what—smiling is good for your wellness.
- Did you know that having hope is important to being resilient? And resilience—you guessed it—resilience is good for your wellness. What are your hopes and wishes. Share them with a friend.
- Write a thank you note, email, post-it, or card to someone special! Make their day!
I hope that you have a wonderful weekend!
Mrs. Amy Adelman
Black History Month Spotlight - Amanda Gorman
Leukemia & Lymphoma Hero Squad Fundraiser
Families, our school has teamed up with the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s (LLS) Hero Squad starting on February 8th to teach our students about kindness, bravery and how working together for one common goal will help both children and adults in their fight against cancer.
LLS is a global leader in the fight against cancer. The LLS mission is to cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families. LLS funds lifesaving blood cancer research around the world, has invested nearly $1.3 billion in the most pioneering science worldwide since 1949, provides free information and support services, and is the voice for all blood cancer patients seeking access to quality, affordable, coordinated care.
The LLS Hero Squad program inspires students to support a vision of a world without cancer. To learn more about LLS and their life-saving work, visit lls.org. If you know someone that can benefit from personalized disease treatment or support information, please refer them to a dedicated Information Specialist at 800.955.4572.
If you would like to donate to this cause, please follow the Warwick specific link. Warwick Elementary School (lls.org)Thank you, families, for your support of our Hero Squad and be on the lookout for more information soon - specifically about our spirit week planned for the week of February 15th. Every hero needs a squad!
Attention 6th Grade Parents
We are collecting baby pictures of the 6th grade class for the 20-21 yearbook! Be sure to follow the instructions below so that your student's photo is included. Please submit your picture to firstname.lastname@example.org by Sunday, February 21. Thank you!
· Digital image only
· JPEG (JPG) only
· 1 picture only (Approximately 6-18 months old)
· If it is a scanned image of a hard copy, the hard copy that you scan cannot be larger than 4x6
· Include the student’s first and last name in the email
· Include the teacher’s name in the email
Attention 5th Grade Parents
Dear Parents/Guardians of Fifth Grade Students:
As part of the elementary health curriculum, your child will be receiving a classroom program on Cyberbullying prevention presented by Network of Victim Assistance (NOVA). For the past seven years, NOVA and Central Bucks School District have collaborated to offer this program to all 5th grade students. This school year, these lessons will be instructed virtually and will begin across the district the week of February 15th. NOVA’s interactive Cyberbullying prevention program promotes skills and habits for your child to use their digital devices in a healthy and appropriate way. NOVA’s trained educators clarify students’ digital rights and responsibilities while teaching strategies and effective responses to handle cyberbullying. The program emphasizes the importance of becoming an “Upstander” (a person who speaks and acts in support of kindness, inclusion and team building). Resources for support are discussed and encouraged.
We would like parents to be fully informed about the content of this program as it pertains to your child’s digital world. Our hope is that this program ignites further conversations at home. In order to deliver a consistent, cohesive curriculum, all Central Bucks elementary schools will deliver this curriculum in February, March, and April to all fifth-grade students.
Should parents wish to have their child excused from the program, they should send a written request to the attention of the principal.
Any questions regarding this educational program, please feel free to contact Pattie Cavalli, Education/Awareness Prevention Coordinator at NOVA.
Warwick Winter Reading Challenge - Cozy up with a good book!
We continue to challenge our students to read at home each night. Students should each have a February calendar to record nightly reading.
- 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 email@example.com
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.