Walt Whitman Elementary School, Woodbury, New York
March 14 – Opening Ceremonies & International Dress Up Day: Dress to represent a country of your choosing for our opening ceremonies, or wear red, white & blueMarch 16 – Cozy up to reading. PAJAMA day in school with our first evening reader story, from our very own Mr. Snyder. Links will be posted on the Walt Whitman website.March 22 – Reading Olympics at Home: Email pictures of what reading looks like in your home/family to your classroom teacher. We will share the photos on the screen at school and on our school website.March 31– Family recipe night – Take some time to read a recipe with your family and prepare it! Share pictures again with your classroom teacher.Wednesday Night Virtual Bedtime stories – Click on the link to enjoy a bedtime story at 7:30pm, told by some of our “gold-medal” teachers and staff.Zoom ID: 878 8285 0633 Password: 432017Prize Announcement Days (Fridays): One of the goals of PARP is to encourage reading at home. Children will log their minutes read each night in a google form for the week. Links will be posted on the PARP calendar, as well as the PTA Facebook page. Prizes will be awarded to the child who reads the most in each grade, as well as a class with the most minutes read for the week.April 11 – Dress Up as Your Favorite Athlete Day – Kick-off the last week of PARP with a celebration of athletic skill. Students are invited to dress as an olympian of any of their favorite athletes!April 12 & 13 – Closing Ceremonies – Final announcements and prizes will be made during the school day, complete with a little giveaway for all the kids. Look out for a Sign Up Genius with information about opportunities to read with your child’s class
Every Wednesday click here at 7:30pm for a Bedtime Story from our Teachers.
Nightly (Sunday -Thursday) – Reading Log submission
Olympic themed books.
Beginning March 14th, we will start PARP (Pick A Reading Partner.) PARP this year will last a FULL MONTH and the theme is “The Reading Olympics”. From March 14 – April 13, books will take us on adventures and competitions all around the world.
To build excitement, we think the students may enjoy helping to decorate the hallways for this event! If your child would like to participate, please have them complete the “Gold Medal Project” project that was sent home with your child on Friday, March 4th.
It will be beautiful and fun for the kids to see titles of books that other children in the school recommend. Let’s kick-off the opening ceremonies of PARP 2022, together.
March:– PARP Month – Details to come!– March 3rd – PTA Meeting 7:30pm via Zoom– March 10th – Kindergarten Registration (Format and date tentative)– March 17th – 18th – Book Fair (Tentative)– March 21st – Monthly Board of Education Meeting 8pm South Woods– March 25th – Fun Fair 6 – 8pm (Tentative)April:– April 7th – PTA Meeting 7:30pm via Zoom– April 11th – Monthly Board of Education Meeting 8pm South Woods– April 14th – 22nd – School Closed – Spring RecessMay:– May 3 – School Closed – Eid al-Fitr– May 9th – Budget Hearing & Monthly Board of Education Meeting 7:45pm South Woods– May 10th – PTA Meeting 7:30pm– May 12th – Kindergarten Orientation (Format TBD)– May 13th – Staff Recognition– May 30th – School Closed – Memorial Day– May 31st – Family Fun Night 6-8pm (Tentative)June:– June 3rd – Field Day– June 7th – Fifth Grade Picnic– June 8th – PTA Meeting 7:30pm – June 8th – Field Day rain date– June 13th – Fifth Grade Picnic rain dates– June 13th – Monthly Board of Education Meeting 8pm South Woods– June 15th – Fifth Grade Dance– June 20th – School Closed – Juneteenth– June 21st – Fifth Grade Breakfast– June 23rd – Fifth Grade Moving Up CeremonyJune 24th – Last Day of School!!Walt Whitman Spirit Days:March 11March 25April 8April 13May 6May 20June 3June 17June 24
February is about “B”ing great and sharing the love!
Check out a sneak peak at the bGreat show. The children will enjoy this on on February 16th!