Thank you to every who came out to vote in our Capital Project Referendum! We are happy to announce that both propositions have passed! Click here to read 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.