East Woods Elementary News

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East Woods News

Dr. Paul Milcetich, Principal

Jeffrey Morris, Assistant Principal  

Input cards are revised for the 14-15 school year.  An informational video to explain the format change is on the East Woods web page. 

  • Input Cards will be available in the East Woods office April 1 - May 1. 
  • These cards are NOT mandatory.
  • Parents are required to pick up a card at the East Woods if you want to provide additional input. 
  • These cards will not be sent home with the students.
  • Cards must be returned to East Woods office on or before May 1, 2014.

Week of 4/21/14 - Visuals may not transfer to e-subscribe.  View website or follow Dr. Milcetich's Twitter account.

Week of 4/21/14

During April, East Woods has celebrated Autism Awareness month with many fun, planned activities.  I’d like to share what we have done and also thank our ad hoc committee of Josanne Hyclak, Becca Moskovitz, Michelle Carter, Kristen Eiskamp, and Kim Strausser for their contributions!

During April and in celebration of Autism Awareness, our theme is “Transform a Life.”  The students have been a part of all of the following activities.

-Showcase:  Each student created a butterfly that reads “I can transform a life by ____________________.” And then decorated with their own design.  A montage of these butterflies is on display in the front hall showcase across from the office.  

-Aerial Picture – April 11th, the entire school gathered in the gym to have pictures taken with words “Transform a Life” held up in the front row.

-Friday Announcements:  Each Friday, two students from the Brockway/Ulrich/Koneval team has been reading two statements about Autism on the morning announcements.  After the announcements have been read, teachers posted these statements in classrooms for students to see.  Also, there was another document provided to record (as a class) their own ideas about how to “Transform a life” of a person with autism.

-Focus Time: During Focus time, which is an intervention/enrichment period, School Psychologist Kim Strausser talked to teams about Autism in an effort to educate them further.

-Fundraiser: On April 9-11, we also sold pencils, bracelets, and buttons with the proceeds being donated to the Autism Society.  The DeLeo/Antes and Chiorian/Mitchell Teams sold these items at 2 different locations in the building.  We raised $350 for the Autism Society!

-5 Big Butterflies: These posters were placed in the hallways and gave suggestions about how to “Transform a Life.”

It was a fantastic way to bring awareness of Autism and involved our students in the educational process, giving back, and the creativity of art/posters involved.  Hope you enjoy a few pictures of the events described!

The HHS Community First Youth Board is planning a Community-wide Service Day. All ages can volunteer.  Families, seniors, kids, organizations and businesses can help to clean up our parks, collect gently used clothing and pet items, create cards for hospitalized children, volunteer at the Haven of Rest, pass out flowers at Laurel Lake and the Elms.  Community Service day is Saturday, May 3 from 10am to 1pm. There are two ways to help by either volunteering your time or dropping off needed items to collection locations.

All volunteers signing up in advance will receive a free t-shirt while supplies last.

Go to http://www.hudsoncommunityfirst.com/site.cfm/breaking-news.cfm.

The event is sponsored by The Hudson Community First Hudson High School Youth Board, Community First, Hudson Kiwanis and Hudson Friends of the Parks.  For more information call 330-310-4123.

Follow Dr. Milcetich on Twitter: @DrPMilcetich is his Twitter accountDr. Milcetich will send weekly tweets with updates and visuals of EW activities.

OAA Tests:
  • 4th grade on May 6th and May 7th.
  • 5th grade on May 6th, May 7th and May 8th
  • All tests are given from 9:00 a.m. to 11:40 a.m.
  • Students that arrive after 9:00 a.m. will wait in the office until testing is over for the morning.
  • Please do not schedule any appointments for your child during the mornings of test days.

East Woods Art Show - Mark your calendars now!  The 4th and 5th Grade Art Show will be at East Woods on Thursday, May 15th from 5:30-8pm.  

All Fourth Grade General Music Students from classes taught by Mrs. Chunn will be performing on a culminating concert on Tuesday, May 20, 2014 in the Hudson High School Auditorium beginning at 7:00 p.m.  Please be sure to clear your family calendar for this one-time musical participation.  Every student is included, is important and has a special part.  All students should wear their recorders using a neck strap.  Two groups will perform that evening on the concert lasting under an hour. Students should be in their assigned seats in the audience by 6:55.   T-shirts (short-sleeved), long blue jeans and tennis shoes should be worn by all students.  See below for the color of the t-shirt, please!

RED group – please wear red, short-sleeved t-shirts of any type

Lukehart/Oshaben General Music Class

Hays/Strobelt General Music Class

McKinney/Mummey General Music Class

BLUE group – please wear blue, short-sleeved t-shirts of any type

Knotek/Williams General Music Class

Antes/DeLeo General Music Class

Rourke/Truex General Music Class

More details to come via email, handouts to students and school websites as the concert date approaches. 

Bon Voyage Party - Attention 5th graders!  The 13th Annual PTO-sponsored “Bon Voyage” Party will be held on Friday, May 30th from 7:00-9:00 at East Woods.  You’ll soon be moving on to middle school so let’s celebrate!  Come enjoy inflatables, DJ and dancing, food, smoothies, and much more!  Admission is $12.00 and includes access to all the fun and food, including a “Class of 2021” t-shirt!  You won’t want to miss this special event so Click Here to register by May 12th.  To volunteer, go to Sign Up Genius for details.  Please visit the PTO Website or contact Julie Susz for further information. 

Hudson PTO invites you to commemorate your child’s birthday by buying a book for their school library.  The cost is $15.  All children in grades K-5 are now eligible.As a participant, your child will:

  • ·       Choose a new book from their school library’s Birthday Bookshelf
  • ·       Have a permanent bookplate with their name placed in the book
  • ·       Receive a certificate and bookmark
  • ·       Have the first opportunity to check out the new book 

Click Here to order online.  Orders due by May 2.  For more information or to download the form, visit www.HudsonPTO.org or contact Stephanie Bielecki.

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.

Box Tops USA!- East Woods goal for the month of May is 4,000 Box Tops.  Building celebration for reaching our goal is a Bring Your Own Device time one day during the last week of school.  Students can bring electronic games, e-readers, etc. to use during class Focus time. Deadline for Box Tops is May 22nd.  For more information, contact Laura Jones or visit www.HudsonPTO.org

For questions regarding this page, please contact Mrs. Russell
Last Updated April 17th, 2014

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 RewardsABC 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.



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