• ***Mrs. Rossi and Mrs. Gavin's Classes created artwork to mail to The Elephant Sanctuary in Tennessee (see attached link) as well as to hang around Osage School. Our classes are collecting loose change in order to Feed An Elephant For A Day at the Sanctuary! Thanks for your support!!



    **Mrs. Wynters' 1st Graders, Mrs. Gavin's 2nd Graders and Mrs. Rossi's 4th Graders have been learning about The Elephant Sanctuary located in Hohenwald, TN this year. Students visit www.elephants.com with their iPad Buddy partners weekly during iPad Buddy time. The Sanctuary website has 13 LIVE "EleCams" which allows the students to see the elephants in action. The student have come to love all of the rescued elephants at The Elephant Sanctuary. https://www.voorhees.k12.nj.us/Page/82392

    On March 6th, these students, along with Mrs. Beck's 5th Graders and Ms. Wormann's 3rd Grade music classes, had a live Distance Learning Trip to The Elephant Sanctuary.

    The Elephant Sanctuary in Tennessee exists to provide captive elephants with individualized care, the companionship of a herd, and the opportunity to live out their lives in a safe haven dedicated to their well-being, as well as educating the public of the needs of elephants in captivity and the crisis facing elephants in the wild.

    We are hoping to "Feed An Elephant For A Day" through a loose change collection. Our classes are also trying to "Adopt An Elephant". If you would like to donate, click here: https://www.voorhees.k12.nj.us/Page/83067

    These students, although not able to visit The Elephant Sanctuary in person, will feel they impacted the Sanctuary in a positive way through donations in order to "Feed and Adopt an Elephant"

    This project will help students learn that THEY can make a difference in educating the public about the future of elephants on our planet as well as taking care of elephants that have worked in zoos or circuses until their retirement. Education is the answer in helping one of Earth's most amazing creatures: Elephants.


    **We are Design Lab students working on a special day called Mrs. Strain Day. This day was designated by Voorhees Township to recognize Mrs. Strain's community service and her work with Youth Arts Programs in the Voorhees community over the past 20 years.

        On March 13th, we are asking staff and students to wear bandanas. Bandanas will be provided free of charge to each student and staff member wishing to participate. The purpose of wearing the bandanas is to recognize and raise awareness for the following organizations. No money is being collected. We just ask that you visit the websites listed below to learn about these amazing organizations and how they are helping those in need.

     There will be 3 colors of bandanas representing:       Purple The Alicia Rose Victorious Foundation providing support and Teen Rooms to Hospitalized teens throughout the USA http://www.victoriousfoundation.org/

     Purple National Pancreatic Cancer Foundation http://www.npcf.us/

     Purple Dup 15Q Alliance http://www.dup15q.org/

     Blue Williams Syndrome Association https://williams-syndrome.org/

     Neon Green Non Hodgkin Lymphoma https://www.lls.org/lymphoma/non-hodgkin-lymphoma


    **Tina DeLorenzo presented to Osage Design Lab and 4th and 5th students on Friday February 10th. You can see the classrooms joining through ZOOM Teleconferencing on the TV. Tina's message was about courage and love and advances in medicine. She was a true inspiration to our students. For more information about Dup15q and how you can help visit http://www.dup15q.org/ You can also share this information to help spread awareness.
    **Mrs. Rossi's 4th Graders worked with their Tech Buddies in Mrs. Gavin's 2nd Grade and Mrs. Wynters's 1st Grade to create an Elephant
    Sanctuary Awareness Quilt. 
    **Osage students use the Destiny Quest App in the library. This library catalog app allows students to search for books, check their accounts, and place holds on popular books. The app also allows students to generate lists of books based on their interests or research needs. 
     **4th Grade students recently participated in Space Day! Students rotated through each home room engaging in a wide variety of space related, hands-on activities and challenges. An exciting day was had by all as the students created space shuttles, designed their own space badges, participated in astronaut simulations and discussions about life on a space station, and were led through an inquiry based learning experience to determine what would be needed to survive on Mars. It was a fun and memorable day for everyone involved!
    Space Day     
    **In Ms. Wormann's Music Classes, students are Using 21st Century Tools including
    an iPad App called Yousician that teaches students how to play ukuleles.
    Recorder Karate is a innovative program teaching students to play recorders and
    Mallet Maddness teaches students techniques and songs with percussion and mallet instruments. 
     **Lynn Gavin and Colleen Rossi's Classes working together-iPad Buddies: https://www.voorhees.k12.nj.us/Page/82379

    Lynn Wynters and Colleen Rossi's Classes working together-iPad Buddies: https://www.voorhees.k12.nj.us/Page/82786