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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
4/25/2014
Repeating Event - Pizza
All Day
4/29/2014
- BoE Executive Session
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
5/1/2014
 
District Announcements
Year 1 District and School HIB Grade Report
Click HERE for the Year 1 District and School HIB Grade Report.
School Announcements
Upcoming Events

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

May 7th

Teacher Appreciation Day

PTA Meeting

May 12th

Grade 3 and 4 NJASK Testing begins

No zero periods


Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work

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


Ed Lessing
Thank you to our PTA for bringing Ed Lessing to WAS. 

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...

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!



Young Consumers Program
This winter, WAS third grade students were introduced to the Young Consumers Program, which is coordinated by Mrs. Hatley and conducted through a partnership with the ShopRite of Oakland. This exciting program allows schools, families, and ShopRite Supermarkets to partner together in an effort to enhance students' math, language arts, critical thinking, and social skills by engaging students in a variety of activities aligned with The Common Core.

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.


Thank you Mrs. Hatley for this outstanding work!


NJASK
 
Donald Samull Classroom Herb Gargen Grant


We are thrilled to announce that Woodside Avenue School is the recipient of the 

The Donald Samull Classroom Herb Garden Grant 

Through the wonderful work of Ms. Nieporte of our PTA and Ms.Kroczynski, we will
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! 

/www.herbsociety.org/resources/samull-grant.html

America's Students can Benefit from Singapore Math







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

The full article can be found at:  
http://schoolsofthought.blogs.cnn.com/2012/10/10/my-view-americas-students-can-benefit-from-singapore-math/



Gold Star Award
Congratulations to Mrs. Sue Hofmann for receiving the Gold Star Award from the Bergen County Department of Health Services. Mrs. Susie runs our Whole Food Lunch program here at Woodside. The award is for Exemplary Food Handling during our lunch periods. Thank you for taking care of our kids and their lunch!!
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