East Woods News
Dr. Paul Milcetich, Principal
Jeffrey Morris, Assistant Principal
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The past few weeks, starting before Thanksgiving, the students on Mrs. Nederostek’s and Mrs. Skotko’s team have been working hard on their European Colonization projects. I’d like to take this opportunity to highlight these efforts, as the final products are impressive!
There were multiple components to the project, as the students had to complete portions in their Language Arts class, while completing other parts during Inquiry. The learning focus was for students to research and understand the lasting impacts of European colonization on North America. In Mrs. Nederostek’s Language Arts class, the students made a Bio-Model of their designated explorer, including the important facets of their life and contributions to exploration. While completing this research, the students plotted the locations of exploration on a large map of the Western Hemisphere, giving them all a visual of the impact of exploration.
Speaking of impacts of exploration, in Mrs. Skotko’s Inquiry class, the students researched the many lasting impacts of colonization on North America. They discovered that many of the effects of the earlier Spanish, French, and English colonization can still be seen today. Their research included comparing and contrasting the cultures of the European people in the areas of language, food, architecture, and traditions. The students first used a graphic organizer to record data and then worked with a partner to create this comparison on poster board, as well as a three tier timeline showing the dates of exploration.
This work integrated skills in multiple subject areas and included research, as well as use of Chromebooks. Students also had a creative opportunity in the creation of their models. As you can see, the students are proud of their projects and deservedly so!
PTO and Doc M. have teamed up for another Box Top Challenge at East Woods! If 4,000 Box Tops are submitted by Friday, December 13th, then students can vote on the style of Doc M’s beard. Yes, Doc M has agreed to shave his beard on the day before Winter Break for all to see in the winning style, selected by East Woods students! Vote for mustache, goatee, or soul patch with PTO counting the votes. PTO will raise $400.00 with 4,000 Box Tops to use for East Woods programs. For more information, visit Hudson PTO or contact Laura Jones.
Community First Holiday Gift Shoppe - Saturday, December 7, 2013 - Hudson Middle School - 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. - or until supplies last
Kids in grades K - 5 can shop, in a secure environmen,t for inexpensive gifts for their families. A great event for your kids!
4th grade General Music Informances - All Informances held in Mrs. Chunn's classroom, 141A - Enter at the East Woods Visitor's Entrance, sign-in and receive a Visitor's Badge
- Antes/DeLeo - Wed. 12/18/13 at 2:20 p.m.
- Rourke/Truex - Wed. 12/18/13 at 3:00 p.m.
- Lukehart/Oshaben - Thurs. 12/19/13 at 1:40 p.m.
- McKinney/Mummey - Fri 12/20/13 at 1:00 p.m.
- Knotek/Williams - Fri. 12/20/13 at 1:40 p.m.
- Hays/Strobelt - Fri. 12/20/13 at 2:20 p.m.
East Woods Yearbook - This year East Woods will have a yearbook available for students, to purchase, to remember activities and friends from East Woods. Watch for more information and Yearbook Sales dates in January.
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Dr. Milcetich shares the news of the East Woods Visitor's Entrance Visitors Entrance Video
East Woods Office is looking for VIP assistance- The East Woods office staff is looking for ongoing VIP assistance as an Office Greeter. The Greeter will share desk space with the Building Secretary and use the desk buzz-in system to give parents & visitors access to the office where they will sign-in prior to leaving the EW Office. The schedule is for a 2.5 hours in the morning (9:00 - 11:30 a.m.) or the afternoon (1:00 - 3:30 p.m.). This is a new VIP opportunity at East Woods. Parents can sign-up for weekly or bi-weekly assignments. The East Woods Friendly Office Staff looks forward to having VIP's in the office. If you are interested in this new VIP opportunity contact Kerrie Orazen.
Transportation Form - Parents are encouraged to use the East Woods Transportation Form located on the East Woods web site under the Forms menu. Please print and complete a copy of the form if your child will be Parent Pick-Up or going home with a friend after school. The form is given to the homeroom teacher.
Student Late Arrival - If a student arrives at school after 8:55 a.m., a parent is required to sign-in the student. Please enter the Visitors Entrance and sign in at the front desk.
East Woods Morning Drop Off - reminder for parents
Before 8:45 AM - McDowell School
After 8:45 AM. - East Woods use the north parking lot (by the tennis courts)or the bus oval. The school’s responsibility for supervision begins at 8:35 AM when the students may enter the building and ends when the students are dismissed at the end of the day. (Students on school grounds before 8:35 AM or after dismissal should be under the direct supervision of their parent, coach, club supervisor or other adult.)
East Woods Recycling - Students and staff at East Woods recycle paper, cardboard and plastic items to raise money for the school and make a positive impact on the environment. Parents and Hudson residents are welcome to bring their recycling to the East Woods recycle bins.The recycle bins are located near the East Woods loading dock.
Homework Requests due to student absence:
After a student has been absent for two consecutive days a parent may e-mail the team teachers and request missed assignments. Teachers are given one day to coordinate with other team teachers and collect assignments that can be done at home. Parents may call the East Woods office, 330-653-1256, after 4 p.m. to confirm if assignments are ready for pick-up. Parents are required to call the Attendance Line (330-653-1300) before 10:00 a.m. every day that their child is absent or will arrive late to school
PTO Rewards Program - The Hudson PTO Rewards Program has 3 easy ways for you to support our schools: - EASY - Clip, Collect and Send to school all Box Tops for Education Labels (monthly) and Acme Fresh Market Receipts. EASIER - Register your grocery store rewards cards ASAP. Next, choose Hudson City Schools under 'My Profile' for both Heinen's Tasteful Rewards™ ABC Program and Giant Eagle® Apples for the Schools. EASIEST - Become a member of Box Tops Marketplace and shop online. Select your school under 'My Profile', and bookmark for future shopping. Visit www.hudsonpto.org for more details.
PTO is combining the months of November and December for Box Tops and Acme receipts competition at East Woods. To change things up a bit, the 4th and 5th grade classrooms collecting the most Acme receipts (regardless of dollar amount) by Dec. 13 will win a holiday treat! Their teachers receive a $10 Target gift card, donated by an EW PTO family. Keep sending in those Box Tops too. To date, students have brought in 10,607 Box Tops, which translates into $1,060.70 for East Woods! Contact Laura Jones or visit www.HudsonPTO.org for more information.