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 Kindergarten Registration for the 2014-2015 School Year Will Be Held on Thursday, April 10th and Thursday, April 24th from 11:00 am-7:00 pm.
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Kindergarten Registration For the 2014-2015 School Year
Kindergarten registration is scheduled for April 10th from 11:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m. and
April 24th from 11:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m. at T. Clay Wood Elementary School.
In accordance with Virginia State Law, a child must be 5 years old by Sept. 30, 2014 to enter Kindergarten. 
Documentation Needed for Registration:
 Original Birth Certificate :(Child must be 5 years old by Sept. 30, 2014)
 Social Security Card - Original
 Proof of Residency – 3 items
 Physical Examination – Physical MUST be performed within one year prior to school entrance
 Pysical must be signed, stamped and dated by your doctor.*
 Immunizations Record:
            -DTaP - A minimum of 4 doses with one given after fourth birthday
            -Polio – A minimum of 4 doses with one given after fourth birthday
            -MMRs – 2 Measles, 2 Mumps, 1 Rubella - one after 1st birthday and 2nd dose prior to entering kindergarten
            -HEP B – 3 doses given over a 6 month period (Dose 2:  4-8 weeks after dose 1.  Dose 3:  8 weeks after dose                 2.  Total of 16 weeks between dose 1 & 3.)
            -Varicella (Chicken Pox Vaccine) – 2 doses after first birthday
*Physical forms are not needed at registration; however, they are required before the first day of school 9/2/14.
From the T. Clay Wood Weather Center
Science Olympiad Tuesday April 22nd!
During the day there will be a lot of exciting events including experiments, lunch in the classroom, a Science Triathlon, and an assembly called.  Please wear comfortable clothing and tennis shoes to school as the triathlon will involve running and being outside.  The day will conclude with the 2nd Annual Science Expo that evening from 5:30-7:00.  The Science Expo will include activities from each grade level, class science boards, and wonderful outside presenters sharing their love of science.  The evening will also have various contests where students can earn prizes.  The first 25 students to the event will receive a free Chic-Fil-A ice cream card and the class with the highest attendance will receive a bonus science class with Mr. Dove!  Estimation jars will be around the room with gift card prizes available and there will also be a raffle for a gift card package highlighted by 4 movie tickets that all students who attend can enter!!  We are looking forward to the exciting day and hope each student has a wonderful time at the 2nd Annual T. Clay Wood Elementary School Science Olympiad!

PWCS Recycling Initiative
Prince William County Public Schools (PWCS) has recently entered into a partnership with B Thrifty, a local recycling operation, through SPARK, the Education Foundation for PWCS. B Thrifty wants to help decrease the amount of textiles and other household items in our overcrowded landfills; raise awareness of the importance of reuse, repurpose, and recycle; and help families who are in need in our community.  T. Clay Wood has been selected as a recycling site for this initiative. B Thrifty will deliver a recycling bin  on Tuesday, April 22. The recycled items will benefit other students in need throughout the Prince William Community while putting funds back in to our schools and keeping our community green.

Volunteers Needed for Field Day Monday April 28th!
 Ms. Probus needs help on Field Day on Monday April 28th.  If you are able to help, please email Ms. Probus at probuscm@pwcs.edu.  Volunteers are an important part to making the day fun and successful!
3rd Annual Health and Fitness Expo Saturday May 3rd!
T. Clay Wood will be having its 3rd annual Health and Fitness Expo on Saturday, May 3rd from 2:00pm-5:00pm.  Some vendors and activities that have already confirmed include: Retro Fitness, Vitaminshoppe, Mountain Kim Martial Arts, Bowl America, Patriot High School sports teams, Tiger Martial Arts, One Life Fitness, Unlock Better Health, Vertical Rock, Inc, and BeachBody coach Jennifer Ramsey.  We will have tons of prizes to give out during our free raffle. We are also purchasing t-shirts to give away. DJ Dove will be in the house starting at 4:00pm for our first TCW Family Fun Dance!
Please save the date for Saturday, May 3rd from 2:00pm-5:00pm for this awesome event!
Student Transfer Requests

Transfer requests for the 2014-15 school year can be made for students in grades 1 through 5 between January 2, 2014- April 30, 2014.  Kindergarten transfer requests can be made starting from the first day of Kindergarten registration through 30 days after the kindergarten student registers.  Please contact your child's school for more information.

Pennies for Patients will now run from April 21- May 2nd instead of May 4 - May 31
Register for Camp Invention!

"Why We Sing"
The Combined Elementary (including T. Clay Wood ES), Middle, High School Chorus Performing at Patriot HS on April 8, 2014
PWC Community Expo May 10 from 11-4
The PWC Community Expo will be held on Saturday, May 10, from 11 a.m.–4 p.m. at the Pfitzner Stadium Complex. This event is a great opportunity for families to see what our teachers are teaching and our students are learning in the area of health and physical education and to take part in fitness, athletic, and outdoor activities in our community. See our PWC Community Expo Web page for the details.
Kindergarten and 1st Grade Concerts!

Rewards of Reading
Reading 15 minutes a night with your child can help them succeed by increasing reading fluency.  Read tips here for reading with your child. 
Change to SOL Dates

Elementary and middle school teachers will have additional instructional time this spring before students are tested on Standards of Learning (SOL). Thanks to a Virginia Department of Education decision to allow PWCS to change the testing window for elementary and middle school tests except for writing, schools will be able to schedule grades 3-8 SOL tests up to a week later than originally planned.

Revised SOL Testing Dates for T. Clay Wood


May 20th - Grade 5 Science SOL

May 21st - Grade 4 Reading SOL

May 22nd - Grade 3 Reading SOL (Part 1)

May 23rd - Grade 3 Reading SOL (Part 2)

May 28th - Grade 5 Reading SOL

May 29th - Grade 3 Math SOL (Part 1)

May 30th - Grade 3 Math SOL (Part 2)

June 3rd - Grade 3 History SOL

June 4th - Grade 4 Math SOL (Part 1)

June 5th - Grade 4 Math SOL (Part 2)

June 9th - Grade 3 Science SOL

June 10th - Grade 5 Math SOL (Part 1)

June 11th - Grade 5 Math SOL (Part 2)

June 12th - Grade 4 Virginia Studies SOL

T. Clay Wood Elementary School Receives 2013 Best of Nokesville Award
Nokesville Award Program Honors the Achievement

NOKESVILLE December 11, 2013 -- T. Clay Wood Elementary School has been selected for the 2013 Best of Nokesville Award in the Schools category by the Nokesville Award Program.

Each year, the Nokesville Award Program identifies companies that we believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and our community. These exceptional companies help make the Nokesville area a great place to live, work and play.

Various sources of information were gathered and analyzed to choose the winners in each category. The 2013 Nokesville Award Program focuses on quality, not quantity. Winners are determined based on the information gathered both internally by the Nokesville Award Program and data provided by third parties.

About Nokesville Award Program

The Nokesville Award Program is an annual awards program honoring the achievements and accomplishments of local businesses throughout the Nokesville area. Recognition is given to those companies that have shown the ability to use their best practices and implemented programs to generate competitive advantages and long-term value.

The Nokesville Award Program was established to recognize the best of local businesses in our community. Our organization works exclusively with local business owners, trade groups, professional associations and other business advertising and marketing groups. Our mission is to recognize the small business community's contributions to the U.S. economy.

SOURCE: Nokesville Award Program

Nokesville Award Program
Email: PublicRelations@bestofbusinessawards.org
URL: http://www.bestofbusinessawards.org

Weekly Timberwolf Times Newsletter and Encore Rotation
T. Clay Wood Community - We will publish a weekly newsletter and upcoming Encore Rotation Schedule every Friday. You can access it by clicking News and Announcements on the left side buttons and then clicking on Timberwolf Times. You can also access it by clicking HERE.
We are a School of Excellence!
We have earned the Designation as a School of Excellence again this year.  We earned 100 out of 100 points!
Have you signed up for your shopping cards for this year yet?
Hello T. Clay Wood Families! Shopping loyalty cards are one of the easiest ways for our school to raise money to help support our programs for students. Each year, all stores require that you re-link your loyalty cards to the school you wish to support. Please take a few minutes to follow the directions below, and link your cards to T. Clay Wood Elementary School. This process should take no more than a few minutes of your time, and it can help us raise money effortlessly for our school all year long! If you have any problems with any of these processes, please feel free to send an email to tcwes.pto@gmail.com, and a PTO member will be happy to help you through the process.
 Harris Teeter
Click on the "Community" tab and choose "Together in Education"
Click on "Link to your school" and follow the directions to link your card
The TCWES Harris Teeter School ID is 8707

Click on "sign up" to enroll, or "yes keep earning" to renew your card
Search by "Group ID"
TCWES eScrip Group ID is 5000

Click on "Our Stores" and under the "A+" column, click on "register your card"
Enter our school ID, and click "register"
The TCWES Giant Food School ID is 17912

TCWES participates in the Target Take Charge of Education Program. Did you know that when you shop at Target and use your Target REDcard, you can save 5% off your purchase total and TCWES receives 1%?
Go to www.Target.com and register your Target REDcard with our school ID
Click on "Manage My REDcard" (bottom right hand side of the website), and follow instructions
TCWES Target School ID is 152347

SHOPAROO - This year we have partnered with Shoparoo to leverage their hassle-free approach to raising thousands of dollars for schools. 7,000+ schools are already fundraising through Shoparoo and we see it as great opportunity for us to make a difference this year. 
With the free Shoparoo app, all you have to do to raise money for our school is take pictures of your grocery receipts with your phone! Shoparoo does not require any buying, selling, collecting, delivering, etcetera… and, it works no matter where you shop or what you buy!

Major consumer goods companies pay Shoparoo to turn the receipt data into anonymousmarket research reports. For example, these companies pay for information such as, "Families in the Phoenix area are 20% more likely than the rest of the country to shop for laundry detergent at a supercenter than a traditional grocery store." In addition, brands may provide sponsored offers such as, "Receipts containing purchases of Brand-X products earn double donations during September!" These bonus offers are in addition to the rewards earned for every receipt regardless of the products purchased. Participants are free to cross-out any data on their receipts if they don't feel comfortable submitting them. As long as the store name, date, total and most purchased items are legible, the receipt will still receive donation credit.

Our school receives a donation for every grocery receipt picture taken through the free Shoparoo app. There is no limit to how much we can raise with Shoparoo, so please download the app and start taking pictures today. Also, each of our first 20 participants will earn a guaranteed $1 donation for their first receipt!

A. Download the free Shoparoo app from the Apple App Store or Google Play Store.

B. Once it’s downloaded, select our school as your cause and take pictures of receipts!

C. Invite other parents and members of the community to participate in this simple fundraiser.

If you have any questions, you can contact Mr. Buchheit at buchhear@pwcs.edu or visit www.shoparoo.com.Thank you for your support!

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