November 15-19 is American Education Week. Tuesday, November 16, has been designated as "Virtual Family Day" for elementary schools. You will have the opportunity on this day to visit your child's classroom between the hours of 10:00 am to 11:00 am and also from 1:30 pm to 2:30 pm. During this time you can teleconference into the classroom, read to students, talk about your career, or share experiences. If you'd like to participate, please contact your child's teacher.
The next Woodbine Ave Elementary School #23 PTO meeting is on Tuesday, November 9 at 6:00 pm in the APR. All are welcome.
The PTO meeting tonight will be available via zoom at: Topic: 10/12 PTO Meeting Time: Oct 12, 2021 06:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada) Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88991571144?pwd=SjQ0d0xXVlFVRjA3UUlSdngwNjlCQT09 Meeting ID: 889 9157 1144 Passcode: p6VFbt
Reminder the Woodbine Ave School #23 PTO meeting is tomorrow, Tuesday, Oct 12 @ 6:00 pm in the APR. All are welcome!
Our Woodbine Ave Elementary School goals for the 2021-2022 school year have been posted in the documents folder (http://www.woodbridge.k12.nj.us/o/woodbine/browse/260294). These goals are aligned with the Woodbridge Township School District goals and will be used to develop individual goals for our staff.
During the week of October 4 - October 8 we will be recognizing the Week of Respect. Students will be participating in activities that emphasize respecting others. These activities will closely resemble the same principles we examined during the Week of Inclusion. This will help to reinforce the positive climate we are cultivating here at Woodbine Ave Elementary School.
Week 1 is complete! We had a great first four days of school. The students and staff are so excited to be back together. Don't forget next week our open house is on Tuesday, September 14, starting at 5:30. Parents can enter through the front door and report directly to their child's classroom. Remember only two parents per student, mask are mandatory, and no children please.
Welcome back Woodbine students! It seems like forever since we had classrooms full of excited young learners. It was my pleasure today to walk around to each class and introduce myself. The students were very excited and happy to be back. We had a great first day. A few reminders: From now on we will have 2 school spirit days--on the first Thursday of the month and on the 23rd of every month. Our first school spirit day is this Thursday, September 9. Please wear your blue and white Woodbine Rocket clothes. Next Tuesday evening, September 14, is our open house. We will let you know the exact schedule by the end of this week, but please save the date. Our students in grades 1-5 will be taking a pre-assessment on LinkIt over the next few weeks. They will take the assessment during school hours and we will use this information from the assessment to help guide instruction. Unfortunately our buses were a little late leaving school today. During the first few weeks of school we will be extra cautious when assigning students to buses at dismissal, so expect delays. We all feel that this abundance of caution will prevent any child from getting lost on the way home. Our times will improve quickly over the next few days. As always, if you have any questions please call my office at 732 602 8523. Thank you.
Hello Woodbine Ave Elementary School Community: This is my first post as your new principal. Like all of you, I am so excited for our return to "normal" school on September 7. Many of our teachers have already done a fantastic job preparing their classrooms for students. They are as eager as you are! We will be returning to our old school schedule, so make sure you plan to arrive at school by 8:55 am but not before 8:45 am. If you take a bus, your specific information will be sent out next week. Also remember that as per the Governor's directive, all students and staff will be required to wear masks while in school and while riding the bus. Many of you have already asked about "virtual" instruction this year. Also in the Governor's directives, there is no virtual option this year; all instruction will be in-person. Student schedules will be available in Genesis on Monday. I will send our more information soon, but for now if you have any questions please call my office at 732 602 8523. My summer vacation is over and I am back to work full time. Enjoy the rest of your summer vacation and see you soon! R. Zega
If you and your family plan to travel outside of the state, please review the important information below. Quarantines: *Students traveling to states other than DE, PA, NY, CT for more than 24 hours will require a10 day quarantine. * If the traveler/student has a negative COVID test after travel, the quarantine is reduced to 7 days. If the student gets tested, they can return after 7 days if the test is negative. *If the traveler/student chooses not to get a Covid Test after travel, they will have to quarantine 10 days. https://covid19.nj.gov/faqs/nj-information/travel-and-transportation/are-there-travel-restrictions-to-or-from-new-jersey Vaccinations or recent positive tests for COVID do not exempt travelers from the mandatory 10 or 7 day quarantine. If you have any questions about travel quarantine, please contact the main office at 732 602-8523 or Nurse Belo at 732 602-8524.
Click on the link below to view Woodbine Avenue's Virtual Pet Show. Thank you Mrs. Gaffney for putting this together and to everyone that sent in pictures of their pets. https://youtu.be/p_ZpZMkNWr8
Check out our Virtual Literacy Fair. Thanking all the students that participated in the Literacy Fair. Everyone was so creative and did a wonderful job with their project. A special thank you to the Literacy Fair Committee for all their planning and hard work to make this project so successful. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cADfcLpLk9Y
School #23 is proud to announce Ms. Allyson Basil-Moore, Second Grade Teacher, is 1 of 93 educators selected by the NJDOE for the Exemplary Educators Recognition Program. Congratulations!
Congratulations to Ms. Pamela Sullivan, grade one, our Educator of the Year, and Nurse Natalia Belo, our Educational Service Professional of the Year! Thank you for all that you do for Woodbine Avenue School #23!
As per Dr. Zega, due to impending snowfall, Thursday, December 17th will be an asynchronous instructional day.
School Spirit Week
Parent Survey Re-entry September https://bit.ly/WTSDReOpenSurvey