Thursday, April 14, 2011

Math Olympics III

(This entry is from our Math Coach -- Ms. Realley)

During the months of February and March, students in grades 3-5 at our three elementary schools participated in events for the Woodbury Math Olympics. These events took place in the classroom and helped prepare students for the New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJ ASK) test that every New Jersey student takes in the month of May. Students worked very hard, doing their best on all of the events, which included Math Sprints, Calculator Exercises, and Archery Questions. Each class also chose a song to help keep them motivated and designed a flag to represent their class during the Olympic competitions.

After all events were completed, the Math Coach and the school principals acknowledged the top three students in each class with a certificate of achievement. The student with the highest score in each class was also rewarded with a certificate for a free sandwich from McDonald’s (generously donated by the McDonald’s in Woodbury). The top student was also moved on to the next round to represent the class and compete in the School Olympics. During this competition a third grader, a fourth grader, and a fifth grader formed a team to answer questions and earn the right to be the representatives for their school at the Woodbury District Math Olympics.

Each student on the first place teams was rewarded with a “gold medal” and a certificate for a free water ice at Rita’s Water Ice (generously donated by the Rita’s in Woodbury). We now look forward to the District Math Olympics on Thursday, April 21, 2011. During the District Olympics, the 1st Place team from each school will compete against one another for the honor of bringing the Math Olympics trophy to their school.

Good luck teams!

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

From the New Jersey Department of Education . . .

Support for Families from the New Jersey Department of Education

As parents or guardians, you want nothing more than an excellent education for your children. Atthe NJ Department of Education, we want nothing more than to help you achieve this!

We have created a family-focused web site at with resources to help yousupport your child’s education, and navigate your school system. We have also opened a “Help Desk” which can be reached through the parent menu option of our toll-free number: 877-900-6960.

Let’s work together for the good of our children. Please sign up for our mailing list on our web site at or join our mailing list here.

We look forward to helping you help your children.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

West End PTA Talent Show & Basket Raffle

Woodbury Jr.-Sr. High School Auditorium

Friday, April 15, 2011

Basket Raffle
6:00 p.m.
Tickets 1/$0.50 or 11/$5.00

Talent Show
7:00 p.m.
Admission @ the door - $5/adult & $1/student

Musicians, comedians, poets, dancers, & singers,
…this show has something for everyone!
Special appearances featuring staff members!

Events hosted by the West End Parent-Teacher Association
Proceeds to benefit the children of West End Elementary School.

Monday, April 11, 2011

Congratulations, Girls Track

The girls track team dominated at the West Deptford Relays last Saturday. Congratulations to all.