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Woodside Avenue School is nestled among the trees in suburban Franklin Lakes, NJ. Its warm, inviting appearance reflects the supportive, team approach espoused by its 65 highly committed professional staff. Woodside serves a school community of approximately 300 students grades K-5, including three special education classes. Once within its walls, one immediately senses the commitment to providing a positive learning environment for its students; one in which individual differences are paramount in the development of age-appropriate activities, and in which students develop the tools to become self-sufficient, life-long learners. A highly skilled staff utilizes the most effective teaching strategies to accomplish these goals.

 

     Together We Will Shoot for the Stars!


Upcoming Events
 
District Announcements
Year 1 District and School HIB Grade Report
Click HERE for the Year 1 District and School HIB Grade Report.
School Announcements
Girl Scout Troop 94134


Our Fifth Grade Girl Scout Troop 94134 understands the true meaning of Thanksgiving - the importance of family, friends, memories, giving thanks and giving back. They expertly prepared turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, candied sweet potatoes, green beans, cranberry sauce, apple crisp and pumpkin tarts. But the most important part of their day was sharing this wonderful meal with another Franklin Lakes family who, due to challenging circumstances, would not otherwise been able to celebrate Thanksgiving in this way.

Thank you Girl Scouts for your kindness and may we all take this as an example of what Thanksgiving truly means. 





 
Happy Thanksgiving!


"As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them."
John  Fitzgerald Kennedy
 
Wednesday, November 26th will be a minimum day with a 1:00 pm dismissal.  School will be closed on Thursday and Friday and we  will be returning on Monday, December 1st. 

On behalf of the staff of Woodside Avenue School, we wish you and your families
a very Happy Thanksgiving. 
 
 
Parent Teacher Conferences

 

                

November, 2014

Dear Woodside Families,

 

As you are aware, Parent Teacher Conferences will be held on the afternoons of December 3rd and 5th and the evening of December 4th. Scheduling is being done through SignUpGenius.

 

We would like to thank the PTA who will be providing complimentary child care in the library during Parent / Teacher conferences.  Child(ren) must be signed in and out and picked up promptly after conferences.  Food and drinks are not permitted in the library.

 

The purpose of a Parent Teacher Conference is to meet your child’s teacher in his/her classroom, form a trusting relationship and hear what he or she has seen you child experience, socially and academically. Feel comfortable sharing what motivates your child, likes and dislikes and special skills. To make the conference productive and informative, teachers will be addressing academic performance and social/emotional development. This includes: 

 

Academic Performance:

  • How my child is performing academically
  • The major academic expectations for the year
  • My child’s academic strengths
  • My child’s opportunities to improve 
  • Upcoming subjects the students will be studying, and how I can support these units from home

 

Social / Emotional Development

  • How my child is adjusting to school
  • How actively my child participates in class 
  • How my child gets along with others
  • Any changes in behavior that I should be aware of 
  • How I can best support my child’s behavior so that he/she gets the most out of his/her educational experience

 

Feel comfortable asking for clarification of any issues your child may have brought to your attention understanding that, as we protect the privacy of your child, we also must protect the privacy of other students.

 

Please respect the teacher’s time during this conference period. If there are additional pressing items you wish to discuss, your teacher can schedule a follow up meeting at a later date.

 

Education is a partnership between parent and school and we recognize that we are responsible for the most precious part of your life. Be confident in knowing that your child is in the hands of the very best caring and compassionate educators. We will continue to work together in the best interest of you child. 

 

Sincerely,

 

Kristine J. Cecere

Principal
 


 

Road Closure


Colonial Road will be closed from Franklin Ave. to Route 208 starting  November 21st.  Traffic will be diverted to Summit Ave.
 


Veterans Day 2014



At Woodside Avenue School, Veterans Day began with our students sharing the following message:

Good Morning.

Today is an important day in America; it is Veterans Day. Today we celebrate a holiday dedicated to honoring all American veterans of all wars. It is because of these men and women that we are able to have the freedom that we do in this country. 

Veterans Day pays tribute to all American Veterans - living or dead. Today we give thanks to veterans who served their country in the Army, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard or Marine Corps during both war and peacetime. 

If you know veterans or see them today, thank them for the services they have provided for us and for our freedom!

Thank you.

Walk for Awareness!
Our 4th and 5th grade students joined Woodside students for our Pink Out Day!! Our Woodside students raised over $1300 for Breast cancer awareness!!
Woodside walks for Awareness!
Woodside staff joined the 2014 Englewood Hospital and Medical Center Walk for Awareness that took place in Englewood. The walk raises funds and awareness for breast cancer.  Our students raised over $1300 in donations by purchasing pink bandanas and pink clip-in hair extensions . Our staff  raised over $250 by purchasing hair extensions.Our Woodside families and friends also donated and the "Woodside Avenue School cares" team became the second highest in total donations of all the teams at the walk!  
Recreation Programs
The Borough of Franklin Lakes offers terrific Recreation Programs for our students. The link is available at the Borough of Franklin Lakes website, www.franklinlakes.org  
There is a link that provides email updates.
 
"I am a youth athlete.
I am brave and strong and talented. But I'm still just a kid. I am not perfect. I am a work in progress. I need you to be patient while I test the limits of my body and work through the emotions that come with success and failure. When I make a mistake, I wonder if you'll be disappointed. When I reach my goals, I look to see if you are watching. I am a youth athlete. I love my sport. You call it a competition. I call it playing the game. I want to win and have fun. I am a youth athlete. I am YOUR athlete. Winning feels great, but your praise feels infinitely better. Please remember these things and I promise to do my best and make you proud."
 
Books to Prepare Children for the Transition to Kindergarten
For all of our new Kindergarten Parents - 

Below please find a listing of Books to Prepare Children for the Transiton to Kindergarten







Teacher of the year!

Congratulations to Ms. Lorraine Preziosi who was selected by the Bergen County Teacher/Education Services Professionals Recognition Program or "Teacher of the Year" for Woodside Avenue School.  Ms. Preziosi was nominated and then selected by a panel of judges that included administrators, teachers, and parents.


Congratulations Ms. Preziosi!


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