Macaroni Boy

 

The Central Valley Education Foundation provided a grant to bring a Macaroni Boy Offsite Outreach to fourth grade students at Todd Lane Elementary. The students complete a month long novel study of Macaroni Boy by Katherine Ayres. While reading the book, the students focus on the comprehension, vocabulary, and historical events of the the story. The setting of Pittsburgh during the Great Depression is a main topic and area of exploration throughout the novel study. The concluding portion of the novel study includes a presentation from the Heinz History Center.

The presentation is an exploration of Pittsburgh’s Strip District. It utilizes historic images, maps, and first-person accounts to bring to life Katherine Ayres’ “Macaroni Boy” novel. It compare and contrast settings from the book with historic evidence, including the site of the banana explosion, Cox’s army, Klavon’s drug store, aluminum and steel mills, and Herr’s Island. An interactive game brings the story full circle with a look at the Strip District today.
CVEF funded Art Mural
Funded by a grant from the Central Valley Education Foundation, Todd Lane students created a large scale mural that will be displayed in the school. The students created the tiles during their art classes. They learned how to mix, cut, shape and create images using polymer clay. The students loved this project! Two senior high school students, Lauren Wysocki and Shayla Greco, also helped design and create focal images for the mural.

CVEF helps students with sensory needs.
CVEF helps to expand sensory area at Todd Lane Elementary!
Funding from the Central Valley Education Foundation (CVEF) has provided continued support to create a space for students with sensory needs at Todd Lane Elementary School.
The following items were purchased for the 2017 school year:
Moving the Senses Set


Massaging Pillow
20" Rain Stick



Boing Balls
THANK YOU CVEF from the sensory room team!!!
Beaver County Battle of the Books
Members of Mrs. Pohl's 5th grade book club competed in the Beaver County Battle of the Books on May 9, 2017. Students in 5th and 6th grade from across the county enjoyed a day of competition, meeting and participating in a writing workshop with local author, Frederic Durbin, as well as playing literary games!
Warriors of the Month

April Warriors of the Month
Row 1: Marino Cercone, Elizabeth Duplantis, Ava Morris, and Julia Henderson
Row 2: Amelia Lance, Jacob Wylie, Nicholas Plunkard, Dylan Shiel, and Jenny Bors
Row3: Brianna Francona, Alaina Soza, Niko Bunney, Kellen Huchko, and Cassidy Burghardt
 
Notice to Parents: New PA Dept of Health Immunization Law
   
As part of the educational team, the Central Valley School District nurses coordinate the resources of the family, school and community to help the student achieve optimum health and academic success.   
Notice From the Central Valley Transportation Department
Starting Monday, March 27, 2017; PENNDOT will be closing and replacing a bridge on Chapel Road in front of the former Jem's Deli, near Highland Avenue and Morgan Lane. The project is expected to take the remainder of the school year.
Due to this closure, some bus schedules will need to be adjusted. If your child's bus is affected by this project you will be contacted by the Transportation Department no later than Friday, March 24th to be notified of the adjusted bus schedule. 
 
All students that are riding the bus to school should be at their bus stop 10 minutes prior to their scheduled pickup time. There also may be a 5 to 10 minute delay in drop-off times, during the project.

 
SWPBIS
Todd Lane is happy to announce that we received a 100% evaluation from the state for our School Wide Positive Intervention and Support Program (SWPBIS). The Warrior Way is our motto which means Be Ready, Be Respectful, Be Responsible.
We look forward to continuing to use the Warrior Way with our students!




Math 24

Fifth grade took all four top spots at Math 24. The students involved were:
Rachel Hardek (1st)
Cassidy Beede (2nd)
Zach McLean (3rd)
Gianna Cercone (4th)  
Camp Invention at Central Valley
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Drums Alive
Todd Lane is using rhythm as the source of inspiration to discover a new avenue of fitness. Students combine the dynamic movements of aerobic dance with the pulsating rhythms of drumming for a unique sensory/motor experience. The Central Valley Education Foundation granted funds for purchase of 50 stability balls and drum sticks. In preparation for becoming a Drums Alive affiliated program, fifth grade students participate bi-weekly during their music or physical education classes.
Drums Alive

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Saihou Njie Visits Todd Lane
Todd Lane had the pleasure of hosting batik artist Saihou Njie. The visiting artist experience was generously provided by the Beaver County Arts Consortium. Mr. Njie met with 20 randomly selected 5th graders. The students learned about making art as a community and created a group painting. They also spent time making a peace bracelet. Mr. Njie talked about creating a community, doing what you love, and being a proud member of the community. He also talked about his appearance on the television show Mr. Roger's Neighborhood. We had a great afternoon making art with Mr. Njie!

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