Principal's Message
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                                                                                                           March 2017

Dear Parents, 

        Spring is on the way!  We certainly have had a strange winter with temps in the 40’s and 50’s and then plummeting to the 20’s and 30’s and then back up again! As the saying goes “March comes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb!”  Our students have been outside at recess on all the days where the temperature has been above 32 degrees with the wind chill.  This is important as it provides the students with the opportunity to get fresh air and to move about freely for thirty minutes.  It helps them maintain a healthy lifestyle.

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 On Thursday, March 2nd, we will celebrate Dr. Seuss’s birthday. Parent volunteers will be here to read to each of our classrooms. This is always a wonderful event for our students. Dr. Seuss’s birthday is the kickoff for our PARP (Parents as Reading Partners) Program.  This year our theme is based on Star Wars.  The theme was voted on last year by our students during our EXPO night.  We look forward to all of our families participating in this very worthwhile program.

        Again this year, we will be sponsoring a used book collection for the Book Fairies. Our collection will take place from March 13th to 17th, and a flyer will be going home shortly.

Kindergarten registration for those students who will enter Woodland in September 2017 will be the week of March 6th to March 10th at the Administration Building, 200 Division Ave., Hicksville. Please make all of your neighbors who have kindergarten-aged children aware of this registration.

          On Friday, March 17th, our second trimester ends and report cards will go home on Friday, March 31st.

           On Friday, March 24th, we will have our third and final bus drill. During each of our bus drills, the students are instructed on bus safety to ensure a safe ride to and from school. It is important bus for you to review bus safety with your child periodically to reinforce its importance. Students are to remain seated and wear a seat belt during the bus ride and not get up until the bus stops at the students’ bus stop. We also encourage you to remind your child to always cross in front of the bus if he/she has to cross the street to go home.

          On March 29th, the Board of Education will hold an Elementary Recognition Ceremony at 7:00 PM at the high school.

         The NYS ELA Assessment will be administered to our third, fourth and fifth grade students on March 28th, 29th and 30th.

          Happy St. Patrick’s Day to everyone !



                                                                           Mrs. Mary Hance
                                                                           Woodland Elementary School