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!
Monday, April 21st
9:15 AM: 4th Grade Parent Meeting with Noreen Carey, RN
10:15 AM: 5th Grade Parent Meeting with Noreen Carey, RN
Tuesday, April 22nd
Earth Day - Our PTA judges our decorated doors
Wednesday, April 23rd
Administrative Professionals' Day recognizing the work of secretaries, administrative assistants, receptionists, and other administrative support professionals
Thursday, April 24th
Take Our Sons and Daughters to Work Day
Friday, April 25th
Colonial Day (Fifth Grade)
Writing Folders are sent home
Monday, April 28th
Superhero Day (Appreciation for our Support Staff)
Wednesday, April 30th
Story Pirates return to WAS
Thursday, May 1st
WAS Spring Concert: Fifth Grade Chorus and Third Grade Recorders
Monday, May 5th
Grade 5 NJASK Testing begins
No zero periods
Teacher Appreciation Day
Grade 3 and 4 NJASK Testing begins
No zero periods
As stated in the 113th Congress and Senate Resolution, S.RES.380, "Whereas Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day is intended to continue helping millions of girls and boys on an annual basis through experienced activities and events to examine their opportunities and strive to reach their fullest potential," this events allows for strengthening "the connection between education and work and relationship between parents and their children" (http://222.daughtersandsonstowork.org/).
Please contact our office for a letter for your place of business. In addition, there is a pre-event interview to be completed by students as well as a reflection form for after the event. These forms should be returned after the event to the office for this excused absence event.
I know this will be a memorable experience for both you and your child.
Mrs. Kristine Cecere
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.
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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