Valentines for Vets Community Service
It’s that time of year again…time to offer community members a unique opportunity to show your appreciation and support to the men and women who fought to preserve the freedom that we all enjoy every day by participating in the Valentines for Vets Community Service Activity!
To participate, enlist your children to design and decorate as many Valentines - in as many languages - as you would like and deliver to Krista Steffy in the CT Office by Monday, 2/6/2017. The more Valentines, the better! We welcome Valentines from students; families; groups or organizations such as Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts; or from anyone! Please share this wonderful opportunity with your friends and family.
One important item to note is the Veterans’ hospitals have requested all designers use glitter, sequins, etc... sparingly.
Your efforts truly make such an impact. When we collect and distribute these Valentines, it send a message of pride and goodwill. They are treasured. Valentines are welcomed from students, families, groups or organizations, such as Boys Scouts and Girl Scouts…from everyone! Please share this opportunity with your friends and family.
Please email Krista with any questions at email@example.com.
2017 Crime Alert Berks County Poster Contest
Crime Alert Berks County is sponsoring a poster contest for all 4th and 5th graders in public and parochial schools. This is an important civic event that educates our students about the importance of families, respects police officers, and helps make our county and communities safer places to live.
The Together We Make A Family theme is designed to make students aware that their family is a safe place where they can be themselves, a place where they are protected from bad things in their lives. It’s a place where they can get advice from a parent, older brother, older sister, and feel loved.
The winning poster design will be printed large and in full color displayed in stores and businesses all over Berks County and it will be posted on 10 billboards throughout the county.
The class of the winning entry will get treated on May 18 to a night at Slick Willies/The Works with free ice cream and refreshments. The winners will get to race go carts on the track.
1st prize - Xbox One
2nd prize - $300 Gift certificate to The Works
3rd prize - $100 Gift certificate to HobbyTownUSA
All interested 4th and 5th graders must sign up at Mrs. VanOstenbridge's office to receive an official entry form, which will be distributed the end of January. Contact Mrs. V at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
Box Tops Bonus Drawing
General Mills and Walmart joined forces to offer a unique and extraordinary drawing, a chance for CT to be one of 20 winners of 50,000 Bonus Box Tops – that’s $5,000! Hurry! The contest ends March 1, 2017.
Click here for a Product List of items that earn 5 Box Tops each.
Click here for a Letter to Parents and Guardians.
Every Kid in a Park
Blue Marsh has passes for 4th graders to participate in the "Every Kid in a Park" program which focuses on getting kids in the outdoors and to parks. While the passes are for 4th graders, they allow the carload to enter any Federal Recreation Area for free through August 2017. A regular (America the Beautiful pass) costs $80/year for park entry or $20/day. If you are interested in acquiring a 4th grade pass, you need to bring your 4th grader to the park with a paper voucher to exchange for the pass. Please visit https://www.everykidinapark.
Contact Hallie Groff, a Natural Resource Specialist at Blue Marsh Lake, at (267)284-6551 with questions.
Key Dates in January
Website Feedback - We need YOU!
Wilson School District is looking for feedback about the District's website. Please help us understand what you need and how you use the website so we can evaluate how to better serve you by filling out this form here or on the District page: Website Feedback Form
CT Intermediate Winter Concert
Please click here to see the video of the 4th and 5th grade Cornwall Terrace Elementary Winter Concert from Tuesday, November 29, 2016.
For a copy of the program of the K and 1st grade CT Winter Concert, click here.
For a copy of the program of the 2nd and 3rd grade CT Winter Concert, click here.
Watch D.O.G.S. (Dads Of Great Students) Program
We are thrilled to continue Watch D.O.G.S. (Dads Of Great Students), a nationally recognized program that has brought hundreds of thousands of fathers and father figures into our nation's schools. The goals are to provide positive male role models for all students just by being present and active in the school and to provide an extra set of eyes and ears to enhance school security and reduce bullying.
Success is a result of participation, and we need you! Who are you? You are fathers, step-fathers, grandfathers, uncles, and other father figure who will volunteer one day of your time during the school year to be a Watch D.O.G.S Dad.
What may I be asked to do?
How Do I Volunteer? Contact our new guidance counselor, Mr. Justin A. Foster at FosJus@share.wilsonsd.org or 610-670-0180 X3057*
For more information on Watch D.O.G.S, please visit: www.fathers.com/watchdogs
Giant A+ School Rewards (ID# 24240)
Shop at Giant food stores? Sign up and earn money for Cornwall Terrace! Here's how:
After you register your card, each shopping trip at Giant using your BONUSCARD earns CASH for our school! Each month, the amount of CASH awarded will be updated on the Giant website. You can track the amount of points you earn for our school by checking your grocery receipt and online when you create an account at www.giantfoodstores.com. Our school will receive a check and the money can be used for any of our school's educational needs.
Remember, even if you registered your card LAST year, you must re-register this year for our school to recieve credit. Also, don't forget to encourage your friends and relatives to do the same. It could mean more cash for our school!
If you do not have internet access and need assistance, call 1-888-448-4642.
The second week of our three PTO sponsored book fairs is the week of February 6-10. Credits are used to purchase books for Cornwall Terrace (CT) and CT sponsored events.
Location: 2nd floor Flex Room
Now that we've welcomed the next year any many of us have fresh, new calendars hanging on the wall, please take a few moments to mark on your calendar the 2017 PSSA dates and reschedule conflicting well visits to the doctor or dentist, as needed. It is important to know that it is a district policy to mark students "Unexcused" for "preventable" absences - such as doctor/dentist well visits and vacations - during PSSA testing, which is only applicable for students in grades 3-5.
Click on this link for more information about PSSA Testing.
2017 PSSA Dates:
English Language Arts
April 3-7, 2017
April 24-28, 2017
May 1-5, 2017
May 8-12, 2017
Grade 4 only
Please sign up for CT Cafeteria Volunteers 2016-2017! In an effort to provide more opportunities for you to spend time in school with your children and give a HUGE helping hand to our younger friends during lunch, we invite family members to join us during 1st and 2nd grade recess/lunch from 11:00 a.m. to noon. The success of our Watch DOGS dads program and feedback from other parents led us to extend this wonderful opportunity with more family members! Our little friends need help - a lot of help - reaching food in the lunch line and opening containers/food bags at their lunch table.
We're using SignUp.com (the leading online signup and reminder tool) to organize everything.
Here's how it works in 3 easy steps:
1. Click this link to go to our invitation page on SignUp.com: http://signup.com/go/rzztH3
2. Enter your email address: (You will NOT need to register an account on SignUp.com)
3. Sign up! SignUp.com will send you an automated confirmation and reminders. Easy!
Note: SignUp.com does not share your email address with anyone.