6:30 PM SEPTO Meeting, Admin. Building
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM BOE Retreat
6:30 PM PTO Executive Meeting, BOE Room
Transportation request forms for the 2020-2021 school year are due April 1, 2020. Please click here for more information.
2020-2021 Pre-K and Kindergarten opens on January 6, 2020. Please click here for more information on registering your child.
With winter weather upon us, we wanted to ensure our families know where to find information regarding our closings and delays. Click here to learn more!
The milkweed plants that were introduced in the Woodside garden are the sole host plant for Monarch butterfly caterpillars. Woodside teacher Ms. Melina Cronin recently gathered a few caterpillars from the milkweeds and hosted them in her classroom where her students were able to observe as each caterpillar became a chrysalis over an eight day period. Beautiful monarch butterflies eventually emerged from the chrysalist! The butterflies were released to the students' delight and will return to the garden in the spring in a return migration. This experience presents the life cycle in a way that our kindergarten and first grade students truly understand.
On Monday, February 11, the PNW BOCES Center for Environmental Education Programs came to visit Woodside students and they brought along some very special guests. Student were treated to a "Birds & Raptors" presentation and had the opportunity to see real birds of prey up close. The children were engaged by the lesson and excited to meet these beautiful creatures.
The Parent Instructional Focus is geared toward helping our parent community understand instructional benchmarks, familiarize you with what your child is learning every day and to foster and build a solid home/school connection. We believe that a strong partnership will ensure your child’s academic success and hope that you find the newsletter informative and helpful!
Thanks to some creative ideas from the school’s new principal, Mrs. Rebecca Aviles-Rodriguez, and a collaborative effort between the District, the United Way of Westchester and Putnam, and Costco, Woodside’s students and their caregivers had the opportunity to visit a “Kindergarten Concierge” and “First Grade Front Desk.” These tented areas were set up outside the main entrance of the building and created a space for parents to drop off supplies, have their questions answered and discuss any concerns regarding the first day of school.
Happy February! Please click on the monthly newsletter to see our instructional focus and upcoming events! You can follow me on TWITTER @RARWoodsidePrin for daily updates on how our students continue to grow and engage in rigorous, fun learning.
¡Feliz febrero! ¡Por favor vea el boletín mensual para notar nuestro enfoque de instrucción y los eventos cercanos! Por favor sígame en TWITTER @RARWoodsidePrin para recibir información diaria sobre cómo nuestros estudiantes continúan creciendo y participando en un aprendizaje riguroso y divertido.