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!
Mr. Lessing's presentation to our fifth grade students discussed his life as a Holocaust Survivor. He spoke about his life in Holland after the occupation, his experience in several hiding places, as a resistance fighter living in the forest and life in Holland after liberation. Mr. Lessing has lectured on TV and Radio in the US and Holland, has interviewed for the Spielberg Shoah Foundation and writes for the Hidden Child Foundation.
Dear Parents and Guardians,
Please be advised that report cards for the second marking period are available online through Genesis. If you have any questions or comments, please do not hesitate to contact me.
Norman is a 60-year-old mouse who is named after his great-great-grandfather Norman Mousebeard. He always wears a top hat and bow tie; his greatest hobby is drawing, and he paints many self-portraits. Norman lives in a tin can behind the sink; whenever he ventures out from behind the sink, he almost gets stepped on. He dreams that one day he won’t be a mouse that everyone’s afraid of. Over time, Norman grows from being a shy mouse to one with a lot of courage.
Congratulations Bianca for being chosen
by Scholastic "Storyworks,"
out of 4,000 entries, in
Create a Character Contest!
Our third graders will use their knowledge of making healthy food choices when they attend the ShopRite Trip in the spring as they "shop" for a pretend family of four with a budget of $100.
We are thrilled to announce that Woodside Avenue School is the recipient of the
The Donald Samull Classroom Herb Garden Grant
receive three (3) windowsill herb garden kits including pots, soil, seeds and educational materials to use in the classroom. The Herb Society of America also will provide additional educational materials.
This grant aligns and will provide additional support for our Science Curriculum in all grade levels.
Thank you Ms. Nieporte and Ms. Kroczynski!
Singapore math is getting a lot of attention as more and more schools in the United States are using Singapore-based methods and materials to improve the teaching and learning of mathematics. Many parents and teachers are wondering if a change is really necessary. The answer is yes.
Bill Jackson, Special to CNN
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