WRS Weekly Word

Hello William Roper Families:

This past week, students and staff celebrated our friendships! Thank you so much to all of the families who donated time and supplies.  Events like this make such great memories for our kiddos!

While we strive to honor all cultures throughout the year, Black History Month allows us to focus on the historical contributions of Black Americans.  Our kindergarten and preschool students have been learning through stories read in the classroom, presentations from staff members and Ms. Geremia’s morning announcements. If you have something you would be interested in sharing with our students, please let the office know.  

This weekend is extended by one day because there is no school on Monday due to Presidents’ Day.  We will return to school on “Twos-day” February 22nd (2-22-22), and we invite your children to join us and our staff as we wear things that come in pairs!  Feel free to get creative! 

Please continue to read below for conference sign up genius links and other important information. 

 

Updated 2021-2022 School Calendar

**Important Dates**

 

Event

Dates

School Closed-Presidents' Day

Monday, February 21st

Celebrate 2-22-22

“Twos-day”, February 22nd

Wear “pairs” of things: shoes, pants…get creative!

PTO Meeting at Mary Shoemaker

Wednesday, February 23 at MSS 7:00pm Art Room

Trimester Ends

Friday, February 25th

Spirit Day

Monday, February 28th 

Last Day for Bookopoly Boards

Literacy Week

Monday, February 28th-Friday, March 4th

Monday, February 28th

  • “Hats off to Literacy Week” - Wear your favorite hat, headband or crown.

Tuesday, March 1st

  • “Who am I?” - Dress as your favorite book character.

Wednesday, March 2nd

  • “Read My Shirt Day” - Wear a shirt with words.

Thursday, March 3rd

  • “Take a trip out west” - Wear your western gear.

Friday, March 4th

  • “Goodnight Electronics” - Wear your pajamas, put your electronics aside and read a good book!

WRS Parent/Teacher Conferences

 

Please click the link and sign up for your parent-teacher conference

Monday, March 7th through

Thursday, March 10th (Evening Conferences) 

 

WRS Preschool Parent-Teacher Conference

MSS Preschool Parent-Teacher Conference

Kindergarten Parent-Teacher Conference

School Closed: Countywide In-Service Day

Friday, March 11th

 

**Registration for 2022-2023**

Registration for the 22-23 school year will open on Monday, March 7th.  If your child is already enrolled in our program, they do not need to register again.  Please stay tuned for more information regarding new registrants and spread the word!

 

**GrandFriends’ Day**

We changed the date of our Grandparents’ Day and also changed the name to GrandFriends’ Day. Our new date is Friday, May 6, 2022. More details will follow later this spring.

 

**PTO News**

PTO Meeting Change

Meeting change of date and location: Please join us at our next PTO meeting on Wednesday, February 23, 2022 in the Art room at Shoemaker School. Looking for ways to support our Woodstown-Pilesgrove PTO? If you shop on Amazon, you can choose W-P PTO as your charity, Amazon Smile

 

 

COMMUNITY EVENTS & INFORMATION

**Girl Scouts**

Join the Girl Scouts of Central & Southern NJ.  Making friends, testing her strengths, exploring new possibilities. It’s all here for her.  Whether teaming up with others or learning to shine on their own, Girl Scouts have the tools and community support they need to succeed. Press play with Girl Scouts. Where she can be herself and her confidence can soar. Join us today

If your girl is going into kindergarten or first grade, Daisies is for her! Sign up today!  See flier for more information.

 

**Gateway Early Head Start**

Gateway Head Start/EHS offers a school readiness program for children ages 0-3.  Transportation is available at many sites. Services may be free to eligible families. Enrollment is now open.  For more information please visit https: www.gatewaycap.org

**Children’s Specialized Hospital**

It’s never been easier to take a quick peek at your child’s early development.  Get a free quick Early Development Screening for children ages 1 to 5 years old.  For more information or to register: Call 908-301-5498 or visit www.childrens-specialized.org/developmentalscreening

 

**Strengthening Families Program**

The Southwest Council is hosting an upcoming Strengthening Families Program at the Mary Shoemaker School at 201 E. Millbrooke Ave., Woodstown, NJ 08098 on February 22, March 1 and 8, 2022.  Each session starts at 5:30pm with dinner, snacks, beverages and raffles throughout the session. 

 

**SPAN: Parent Advocacy Network**

Check out the Parent Advocacy Network for news you can use. Follow this link: SPAN Parent Advocacy Network | Empowered Parents …

 

**Farm to Early Care and Education**

Please check out their website for more information and fun family activities!  Jersey Fresh Farm to School

 

**Family Success Center** 

Birds Eye Family Success Center - (Woodstown location1) For more information, please visit their website and facebook page at:              

https://birdseyefsc.org/ 

 

**Center For Family Services**

The Center for  Family Services offers a full range of services across New Jersey that are dedicated to improving lives.  For more information visit: https://www.centerffs.org/

 

**COVID Testing Options**

SJFMC Free Walkup COVID-19 Testing

South Jersey Family Medical Centers are offering free walkup COVID-19 testing.  All ages welcome. No appointment necessary.  Testing is weather permitting.

Old Salem County Courthouse

113 Market Street

Salem, NJ 08079

Every Monday from 11:00-1:00pm

 

Salem County Board of Health - Free Covid Testing - Salem Community College

 

**Our WRS Social Media Accounts**

Please follow our accounts to stay in tune with our school events and happenings!

Your kids are our kids so please reach out if you need anything at all call 769-0144 ext. 33100.

 

Mrs. Jennifer Hildebrand - Principal hildebrand.j@woodstown.org

Mrs. Christine Carpenter - Acting Principal carpenter.c@woodstown.org

 

All the best,

Your WRS Team