Monday, March 28, 2016

Google Expeditions Pioneer Program at PWS

Google Expeditions Pioneer Program will be visiting Peter Woodbury on Friday, April 8th. Google Expeditions is a new product that allows teachers to take their classes on virtual field trips, allowing teachers to bring abstract concepts to life and giving students a deeper understanding of the world beyond the classroom. Nothing replaces getting on a bus for a field trip, but Expeditions provides an unparalleled opportunity for supplemental learning.  A representative from Google will arrive on April 8th with all the supplies we need for our 2nd, 3rd, and 4th graders to participate in a curriculum related expedition of their classroom teacher's choosing.

Be sure to follow our Facebook page, Twitter account, or Instagram account to receive pictures as we progress through the day. 

Online Report Cards

We are excited to announce that beginning this quarter, we will be publishing student report cards online in the PowerSchool Parent Access Portal.  As a district, we are continuously working to improve efficiency, reduce costs and provide more timely reporting to parents.

For quarter 3, parents will receive a printed hard copy of the report card in addition to online access to the report card. The final quarter 4 report card will be published online only. You will notice that the report card format has changed. The new improved design has been simplified and you will be able to print a copy of the report card directly from the PowerSchool Parent Portal.

If you do not already have a PowerSchool Parent Portal account, we urge you to create one as soon as possible. If you already have an account, no further action is required. A letter will be sent home in the near future that provides the information needed to create your PowerSchool account and link your account to your child. Once your account is setup, you will continue to use this same account each year to access your child’s information.

Spotlight on Special Education in Bedford

Are you the parent or guardian of a child who accesses special education services in Bedford?  
Join us for an informational session to learn about special education services in our Bedford schools!  Meet representatives and gain insight into the different programming at each school through this panel presentation. Tuesday, April 19th6:00-7:30 p.m. at the SAU Board Room, 103 County Road.  RSVP to Robin Palis palisr@sau25.net or 472-3755 (option 2).

Monday, March 21, 2016

Family Fun Night Reminder

Important Reminder:
Family Fun Night Tickets are due on TUESDAY, MARCH 22nd! 50/50 and Basket Raffle tickets can be purchased at the door, but you will not be able to purchase food tickets that evening.
Thank you for all of your support! We look forward to seeing everyone for Family Fun Night on Tuesday, March 29th!

Mrs. West
Family Fun Night Coordinator
westc@sau25.net or 603-622-0431 x4254

Monday, March 14, 2016

Scholastic Book Fair



When: Monday, April 4th; 8 a.m.-6 p.m.
           Tuesday, April 5th; 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
           Wednesday, April 6th; 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
           Thursday, April 7th; 8 a.m.-6 p.m.

Where: PWS Lobby

Students will preview the book fair with their class during the week. At that time, each student will create a wish list of books he/she would like.  This list will be brought home by students for parents to look over.  Parents can then indicate which book(s) their child can purchase and send them to school with the list and money for the books.  Books will be delivered to students in their classroom. There will also be a classroom wish list for each teacher on display at the fair. If you'd like to purchase a book to donate to their child's teacher, you can do so at the fair.

Parents are welcome at any time during book fair hours to shop for great books. 

"All-For-Books" will be running again this year. For every dollary donated at the PWS Book Fair, Scholastic will donate a book to a child in need.  Also, any money raised at the fair will benefit PWS classrooms. 




Thursday, March 10, 2016

Homework Club/Smarter Balanced Testing

Smarter Balanced testing is a state mandated test all students in grades 3-8 take on the computers. Testing, at PWS, begins Thursday, March 17th and continues until the last class finishes on Tuesday, April 5th. It's important to note that not all classes will be testing every day during that time frame. There are a total of seven testing sessions that students partake in for English Language Arts and Math.  Every class has participated in an orientation session with their classroom teacher and the technology integration teacher, Mrs. Cassamassino. During this session they explored the tools available to then while testing as well as the various types of questions they'll encounter.

Since third and fourth grade teachers will not be assigning much homework during these times, homework club is canceled for Thursday, March 17th; Tuesday, March 22nd; Thursday, March 24th; Tuesday, March 29th; Thursday, March 31st; and Tuesday, April 5th.


Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Family Fun Night Orders

Family Fun Night is right around the corner on Tuesday, March 29th. This year's theme is Building Community and several activities centered around this theme will be offered that night. As usual, the night is broken into two sessions: 4-5:30 and 6:00-7:30.

Order forms have gone home with students allowing you to purchase meal tickets and raffle tickets in advance.  Tickets for the Book Walk and Photo Booth will be sold the night of the event. The Book Walk can be equated to a game of musical chairs (without the chairs). The winner receives a book and the game is played all through the night. The Photo Booth is a green screen photo booth where families can choose a background and props to pose with. Students will receive a 5x7 photo within a few days of Family Fun Night. Here are a couple examples from last year's photo booth.





More information can be found on the order form by clicking here. All orders need to be in by Tuesday, March 22nd.

Sunday, March 6, 2016

Family Fun Night T-Shirt Order

Students went home with the t-shirt order form for this year's Family Fun Night (being held on Tuesday, March 29th). All t-shirt orders have a firm deadline of Wednesday, March 9th.

Friday, March 4, 2016

Kindergarten and First Grade Registration


Kindergarten and First Grade Registration for 2016-2017

If your child will be attending Kindergarten or First Grade at Peter Woodbury School in the fall, a registration packet can be picked up on Monday, March 7th between 7:15am and 3:15pm at the main office.

Completed forms, along with your child's birth certificate, 2 proofs of residency and a current copy of your child's physical and immunizations can be returned on Thursday, March 10th. 

Peter Woodbury also offers K-Plus, an extended day Kindergarten program. More information on this program can be found on the district website.



Father/Daughter Dance

The night is upon us! The Father/Daughter dance is being held tonight from 6pm-8pm. If you would like to attend but did not purchase tickets, you can purchase them at the door for $25. The cost includes two 4x6 pictures and snacks/drinks.  Have fun!

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Jump Rope for Heart

IT TAKES HEART TO BE A HERO!
  

Our Jump Rope for Heart event kicked off this week in Physical Education class with a little video about a Heart Hero, Bran, who is 11 years old and was born with a heart condition called Pulmonary Atresia.  Thanks to the children who have raised donations for the American Heart Association in the past Bran was able to have surgery to help his heart.  This week in Physical Education class students discussed heart disease to aid their understanding of why they are raising money for the American Heart Association.  Collection envelopes are going home this week (March 1st-4th) and must be returned by Friday, March 25. But, online fundraising is easier and more efficient.  The students don't have to worry about handing in the money they raise.  Mrs. Ferenc has encouraged the students to make web pages by visiting heart.org/jump and search for Peter Woodbury School using city and state.  Students can join our school's team and set up their own web page to email family and friends.  

Last year PWS raised $13,087  Please help us beat our new goal of $13,200!

Penguin Prophet - 2nd Edition

The 2nd edition of the Penguin Prophet is now available under the School Info tab of the PWS website. The Penguin Prophet is a newspaper written solely by 4th graders under the supervision of Mrs. Speaker.