Wampus Weekly November 21, 2014 Cagliostro, Principal Judy Brewster, Assistant Principal

Wampus Weekly
November 21, 2014
Debi Cagliostro, Principal
Judy Brewster, Assistant Principal
Wednesday, November 26 - ONE HOUR EARLY DISMISSAL
Thursday & Friday, November 27 & 28 - Thanksgiving Recess - Schools and Offices Closed
December 10 - 12 p.m. dismissal - Parent Teacher Conferences
December 11 - 12 p.m. dismissal - Parent Teacher Conferences -& Evening Parent Conferences - 7 p.m.
December 12 - 12 p.m. dismissal - Parent Teacher Conferences
December 22 - January 2 - Holiday Recess - Schools Closed
New York State Mandated Health Screening for Fifth Grade Students:
The State of New York mandates that health related screenings be completed in our schools each year. If there are any
unusual findings or a cause of concern, the school nurse will contact you. In the event that additional evaluation is needed, a
referral form will be sent home for you to take to your private health care provider.
The requirements for fifth grade are: vision, hearing, and Scoliosis.
● Scoliosis Screening Dates: December 1, 2014 - December 5, 2015
TechTips for Wampus
TechSmart is a program by the Byram Hills PTSA to provide information, programs and resources to help families navigate
parenting issues related to the internet, media and technology.
November TechTip - For more cyber safety information visit bhptsa.org / Resources / TechSmart and for grades 3-5
resources visit bhptsa.org / Wampus / TechSmart. If you have ideas to share or want more information, email
[email protected] Screen Shots. Kids love to capture cool graphics or other images on their mobile devices or
computers. One way they can do so is by taking a screen shot. Parents may also want to take a screen shot to capture an
image, or to document a conversation or text message. Here is how to take a screen shot on various devices:
iOS (including iPhone and iPad): hold down at once the Home and On/Off button. The image is captured in
the Camera
Roll or photo app. Android: hold down at once the Volume Down and Power buttons for 1-2 seconds. The
image is captured in the Gallery or Photos app.
Mac: hold down at once Command and Shift and press the #/3 key. The entire screen is saved as a file on the
Windows: press the PrtSc/SysRq key. Windows captures the screen and copies it to the (invisible) clipboard,
then you can paste as needed.
Communication is one of the most important aspects of parenting in the digital age. Remember to speak with your children
about safe, appropriate and responsible use of technology.
Parent & Teacher Training For the BHCSD Interview Committee
Each year, the Byram Hills Central School District establishes interview teams for the hiring of teachers and
administrators. The District has been very successful in hiring and retaining excellent teachers and administrators as a
result of teacher and parent committee participation.
Jen Lamia, Assistant to the Superintendent for Human Resources, will be offering two opportunities for parents and
teachers to attend a training session in order to be part of a hiring committee in the future.
If interested, please e-mail Mary Jones at [email protected]
Session 1:
Was held on Thursday, November 20th
Session 2:
Monday, December 1st from 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM in the District Office Boardroom.
Parent Pick-Up Process
In an effort to ensure that our parent pick-up process is both efficient and safe for our students, we are requesting that all
notes are filled out completely and legibly and include the name of the person picking up your child as opposed to their role
(i.e. mom, babysitter, grandparent). Additionally, when a parent or designated friend is picking up a student, all names
need to be printed clearly on the sign out sheet for our staff. This is our permanent documentation that your child is being
released to the correct adult, and we are requesting your attention to this important matter. Thank you.
V.I.P. Jr.
What can you do to help your community? V.I.P. Jr. will participate in a variety of activities geared towards
helping those in need within our local community.
VIP Jr. will meet in room 34 from 3:00 p.m. on the following Tuesdays:
December 16
January 13 & 27
February 10 & 24
March 10 & 24
April 21
May 12 & 26
June 9
On December 2nd, renowned children’s author/illustrator Jarrett J. Krosoczka will be visiting. He is a two-time winner of the Children's Choice Book Award
for the Third to Fourth Grade Book of the Year and is the author and illustrator of twenty-three books including the Lunch Lady graphic novels and Platypus
Police Squad middle-grade novel series. Jarrett's TED Talk on his journey from boy to artist has been viewed nearly a half-million times. He is also the host of
The Book Report with JJK on SiriusXM's Kids Place Live, a weekly segment celebrating books, authors and reading. His work was recently featured on the
front page of The Boston Globe and on NPR's All Things Considered.
Should you wish to purchase autographed books, please complete the information below and return along with payment to the box outside the front office
by NOVEMBER 21st.
Kindly make checks payable to Byram Hills PTSA.
If you have any questions, please contact Jessica Rosh ([email protected]).
Peanut Butter and Jellyfish (HC) -----------------------------------$17.00
Peanut Butter and Jellyfish are best of friends and swim up, down, around, and through their ocean home. Crabby is their neighbor. He is not their best
friend. But when Crabby gets in trouble, will Peanut Butter and Jellyfish come to the rescue? You bet they will! From award-winning picture book creator
Jarrett J. Krosoczka, this is a funny and touching story of friendships old and new, and about being brave enough to apologize.
Goodnight Monkey Boy (PB) ------------------------------------------$8.00
Who’s that eating a banana? Swinging from the shower curtain? Making faces in the mirror? Why, it looks like a monkey! But not to Mommy. Mommy knows
it’s her own monkey boy, and even monkey boys need their sleep. A mother tries to get her mischievous son, whom she calls Monkey Boy, to bed.
Baghead (PB) ----------------------------------------------------------$7.00
One day Josh had a big, brown bag idea: to wear a paper bag over his head. He thought it was a good idea. His mother did not. Neither did his bus driver, his
teacher, or his soccer coach. What could Josh possibly be hiding?
A surprise ending will keep kids giggling–and from taking haircuts into their own hands!
Punk Farm (PB) ---------------------------------------------------------$8.00
They are Punk Farm and tonight they're ready to ROCK! With adorable farm animals - and a surprise tribute to Old MacDonald - this rollicking tale is sure to
have kids cheering—and singing—along. At the end of the day, while Farmer Joe gets ready for bed, his animals tune their instruments to perform in a big
concert as a rock band called Punk Farm.
Punk Farm on Tour (HC) -----------------------------------------------$16.00
Farmer Joe is heading off to a Tractor Society Conference in Reno. But meanwhile, back at the farm...Cow, Sheep, Pig, Goat, and Chicken are getting ready
to rock across the U.S.A. as they set out on a Punk Farm tour!
Lunch Lady Graphic Novel Series
The Lunch Lady is a graphic novel series for early chapter readers. Who is the Lunch Lady? What exactly does she do? She serves lunch at the elementary
school cafeteria . . . with a side of justice, of course. With the help of her sidekick, Betty, who creates all the secret food weapons, they seek out trouble in
their school and fight the evil doers that threaten their school. The Breakfast Bunch, which is made up of Hector, Terrence, and Dee, know Lunch Lady and
Betty's secret identities and help them out any way they can. ALL PAPERACK
Lunch Lady Cyborg Substitute #1------------------------------------------------
Lunch Lady & the League of Librarians #2--------------------------------------
Lunch Lady & the Author Visit Vandetta #3-------------------------------------
Lunch Lady & the Summer Camp Shakedown #4-----------------------------Lunch Lady & the Bake Sale Bandit #5-----------------------------------------Lunch Lady & the Video Game Villain #9--------------------------------------Lunch Lady & the Schoolwide Scuffle #10--------------------------------------
Platypus Police Squad: The Frog Who Croaked (HC)-------------------------$13.00
The first in a series of zany, action-packed middle-grade mysteries featuring platypus police detectives Rick Zengo and Corey O’Malley.
When a call comes
in about a crime down at the docks involving a missing schoolteacher and a duffle bag full of illegal fish, Zengo and O’Malley are going to have to learn to set
their differences aside if they want to get to the bottom of this. Especially when the clues all point to Frank Pandini Jr., Kallamazoo’s first son and its most
powerful, well-respected businessman.
Platypus Police Sqaud: The Ostrich Conspiracy (HC) -----------------------$13.00
The opening of the Kalamazoo City Dome—the world's largest indoor amusement complex—has everyone in the city buzzing, especially because it's going
to be the shooting site for Chase Mercy's new blockbuster film. But that's when things start to go haywire. Who would want to sabotage the Dome, and why?
Detectives Rick Zengo and Corey O'Malley are on the case!
Student Name: _______________________________________________________
Grade: _________________________
Teacher: ________________________________________
Home Phone: ________________________________ Cell Phone: __________________________________
Lunch: $2.75
(Lunch includes entrée,
fruit, vegetable & milk)
Please Contact the Food
Service Director with any
Questions or Concerns at:
914-273-4250 ext. 3970
Cheeseburger or
Veggie Burger
or Cheese Quesadilla
Baked French Fries
Green Peppers
Orange Wedges
Bell & Evans
8 Chicken
Patty on a Bun
Brunch for Lunch!
Scrambled Eggs
or French Bread Pizza
Baked Sweet Potato Wedges
Three Bean Salad
Fresh Banana
or Hamburger/Cheeseburger
Oven Baked
Potato Wedges
Cucumber Slices
Honeydew Melon
Bell & Evans
Chicken Nuggets
or BBQ Pork Rib-A-Que
Whole Wheat Dinner Roll
Steamed Green Beans
Baby Carrots
Fresh Apple
Whole Wheat Rotini
with Meat Sauce or
Marinara Sauce
or Pizza Bagel
Steamed Broccoli
Baby Carrots
Fresh Apple
Fiesta Nachos
Seasoned Turkey
Baked Chips
or Fresh Baked Pizza
Steamed Corn
Black Bean Salad
Orange Wedges
Grilled Cheese
or BBQ Pork Rib-A-Que
Steamed Broccoli
Vegetarian Baked Beans
Fresh Apple
Parent Conferences
No Lunch Served
Brunch for Lunch!
Turkey Sausage
or Beef Burrito
Baked Potato Rounds
Homemade Bean Dip
Fresh Banana
Wheat Spaghetti
4 Whole
with Meat Sauce or
Marinara Sauce
or Chicken Fajita Wrap
Steamed Corn
Celery Sticks
Fresh Pineapple
Parent Conferences
No Lunch Served
Elbow Pasta with
Meat Sauce or
Marinara Sauce
or Hebrew National Hot Dog
Steamed Broccoli
Celery Sticks
Fresh Baked
Cheese or Veggie
or Macaroni & Cheese
Steamed Carrots
Tossed Caesar Salad
All Lunches
Include Choice of:
Fruit, 100% Fruit Juice
and Vegetable
Parent Conferences
No Lunch Served
1% Low-Fat Milk,
Skim Chocolate Milk,
Skim Strawberry Milk
*Hormone Free*
*No High Fructose
Corn Syrup*
Lunch Alternatives
Available Daily:
Pizza Bagel
or Baked Ziti
Steamed Carrots
Tossed Garden Salad
with Italian Dressing
Fresh Cantaloupe
Yogurt/Bagel Lunch
Yogurt, Bagel,
Veggie & Fruit
Boar’s Head
Sandwich Lunch
Turkey & Cheese,
Ham & Cheese,
Cheese or Tuna
with Veggie & Fruit
Holiday Recess
December 22nd - January 2nd
Salad Lunch
Salad, Protein, & Fruit
Holiday Recess
December 22nd - January 2nd
Food Allergies?
Byram Hills School District
is an Equal opportunity
provider and employer.
Wampus Elementary School
If you have a food allergy,
please speak to the
manager, chef, or your
Menu analyzed by a
Registered Dietitian,
Melinda Hamilton
Kindergarten Registration for 2015
is taking place
March 9th, 10th, 11th and March 16th, 17th and 18th.
Please note that a child entering Kindergarten in September 2015
must be five years old on or before December 1, 2015.
Registration packets will be mailed the third week in February.
To receive a Kindergarten Registration packet, please visit www.byramhills.org,
and under “District News” click on
“Kindergarten Registration for 2015”
Every parent/guardian will need to go online to request a registration packet. This includes
parents who already have students at Byram Hills as well as anyone involved in the CPSE
process. Please submit your on-line information as soon as possible but no later than February 1,
*** If this is the first time you are registering a child in the District, you will be required to
establish proof of residency at the District Office before your scheduled registration
appointment. ***
~ Annual ~
Frosty Day
Armonk, NY
Saturday, November 29
12:00pm – 4:00pm
• Main Street Scavenger Hunt • Face Painting • Train Rides •
• Magicians • Singers • Clowns • Cookie Decorating •
• Frosty Cartoons at The North Castle Public Library •
• Dance & Music Performances in Armonk Square •
• Ornament & Trinket Decorating •
Frosty Day Parade • 4:30pm
More than 30 local groups and organizations will participate
with floats, lights, dancing, costumes and music to welcome
Frosty home. Frosty then invites everyone
to become part of the parade.
Friends of Frosty Inc., a non-profit group, will continue its Winter Warmth project, “Help Frosty Help Others.”
Look for special clothing bins at the North Castle Libraries, Byram Hills Schools and the Hergenhan Center.
The Byram Hills PTSA is proud to announce
“The Gift of Giving”
Monday, December 15, 2014
3:30pm - 4:30pm in the Wampus Cafetorium
Parents and children will come together on December 15th to donate and wrap
gifts for the children (mainly teenagers) at The Pleasantville Cottage School
(PCS), a not-for-profit therapeutic residential treatment center for abandoned and
neglected children. These children have had trying lives, and the holidays can be
particularly difficult for them. Please help us put a smile on the faces of the 320
kids who reside at PCS. It’s easy. All you have to do is:
● Buy some gifts, wrapping paper and tape and come to Wampus on Dec.15th
from 3:30pm to 4:30pm.
● If you cannot attend, drop off your unwrapped gifts at Wampus the week before
the event.
● All the kids in attendance will wrap the gifts together and give them to Phina
Geiger, the director of Volunteer Services for PCS.
The theme for this year is CLOTHING & HOME GOODS. There are 2 to 3 kids
(mainly 13-17 year olds) per room at PCS, and they are limited as to what
clothing, bedding, winter gear and toiletries they have. They only have the
basics...a flimsy pillow, white sheets and a very thin blanket. We are trying to
give these needy youngsters items to make their space feel a little more personal
and fun. Ideas include:
• Hoodies for either gender (adult sizes L - XXL)
• Gloves, hats, scarves & fun socks
• Comforter Sets, Blankets, & Sheets (all beds are twin size)
• Pajamas and slippers (adult sizes L - XXL)
• Stuffed animals
• Jewelry (hoop or stud earrings, bangle bracelets)
• Art supplies (especially pads & colored pencils)
• Nail polish, mascara, lip gloss & eye shadow for girls
• Body lotion and body mist for girls
• Any Axe product for guys (no aerosol cans)
• Board games, basketballs & footballs
• Decorative wall posters, peel and stick wall decals
• Journals or diaries
• Gift Cards to Target, GameStop, etc.
PLEASE NOTE: No gifts of any kind containing glass (no picture frames, no
perfume bottles, etc.)
Please remember that the kids at the Cottage School are mainly TEENAGERS
from the inner city. Be sure to keep this in mind when choosing your gifts.
THANK YOU for your support!!!
If you have any questions, please e-mail
Robyn Herman [email protected] or Stefanie Glusky [email protected]