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The “Wonders” of our One School One Book and April Students of the Month

Dear Cedar Mountain Families,

Happy Spring!

I’m proud to announce our First-Grade Students of the Month. 

April Students of the Month

Chloe

Meet: Chloe                              

Favorite:

Sport: Soccer                                       Food: Pancakes          

Singer: Taylor Swift                           Book:  Dr. Seuss Books

Movie: “Dumbo”                                School Subject: Gym with Miss Gonnelli

Names of Sisters and Brother: Hannah, Madigan, and Chandler

Chloe’s teacher, Mrs. Start, should know that Chloe will always remember how great Mrs. Start made first-grade for her.

When Chloe is not in school, she likes to play with her dollhouse.

Chloe is really good at math.

When Chloe grows up, she wants to be a teacher.

 

Brynn

Meet: Brynn                           Nickname: Brynny-Boo            

Favorite:

Sport: Dance                                       Food: Chocolate Chip Pancakes        

Singer: Kidz Bop                                Book:  Knuffle Bunny

School Subject: Math

Brynn’s teacher, Miss Chmielowiec, should know that Brynn works hard.

When Brynn is not in school, she likes to play.

Brynn is really good at dancing.

When Brynn grows up, she wants to be a movie star.

 

Emmett

Meet: Emmett                                 

Favorite:

Sport: Karate                                       Food: Student of the Month Cookies 

Singer: Emmett’s Dad                         Book:  Where the Sidewalk Ends

TV Show: “Pixels”                             School Subject: Math

Name of Sister: Emmett’s sister will be born later this year, his family has not named his sister yet.

Emmett’s teacher, Mrs.Battista, should know that Emmett is a hard worker.

When Emmett is not in school, he likes to chill and jump on his trampoline.

Emmett is really good at swimming.

When Emmett grows up, he wants to be an inventor.

Kaylee

Meet: Kaylee                          Nickname: K-K, Sissy              

Favorite:

Sport: Gymnastics                               Food: Hot Dogs         

Singer: Parry Gripp                             Book:  Pig the Pug

TV Show: “My Little Pony”               School Subject: Gym with  Miss Gonnelli

Name of Brother: Evan

Kaylee’s teacher, Mrs. Rogers, should know that Kaylee likes math.

When Kaylee is not in school, she likes to act crazy with her brother.

Kaylee is really good at coloring.

When Kaylee grows up, she wants to work with animals.

Blake

Meet: Blake                              

Favorite:

Sport: Football                                    Food: Banana Splits   

Singer: Migos                                      Book:  Berenstain Bears

TV Show: “Henry Danger”                School Subject: Gym with Miss Gonnelli and math

Name of Sister: Kylie

Blake’s teacher, Mrs. Wilson, should know that Blake loves being a running back on his football team; he’s really good at it!

When Blake is not in school, he likes to practice baseball with his friends.

Blake is really good at swimming.

When Blake grows up, he wants to be a football referee.

Owen

Meet: Owen                                          

Favorite:

Sport: Soccer                                       Food: French Toast    

Singer: Marshmello                             Book:  The True Story of the Three Little Pigs

TV Show: “Avengers”                        School Subject: Math

Name of Brother: Jack

Owen’s teacher, Mrs. Megnin, should know that Owen likes winter.

When Owen is not in school, he likes to play outside.

Owen is really good at math.

When Owen grows up, he wants to be a soccer player.

Louis

Meet: Louis                            Nickname: Louie          

Favorite:

Sport: Baseball, Lacrosse, Basketball

Food: Pizza    

Singer: Queen and Kidz Bop              Book:  Curious George

Movie: “Power Rangers” and “Star Wars”   

School Subject: Math

Louis’s teachers Mrs. Talerico and Mrs. Ollert should know that Louis tries very hard in class and has a lot of fun in their class, too.

When Louis is not in school, he likes to play Nerf gun battles and play on his iPad and have friends over at his house.

Louis is really good at playing sports.

When Louis grows up, he wants to go to Disney and he also wants to protect people, too.

Gavin

Meet: Gavin                           Nickname: Gav             

Favorite:

Sport: Lacrosse                                   Food: Plums   

Singer: Mandy Moore                         Book:  We’re All Wonders

TV Show: “Bill Nye, the Science Guy”        

School Subject: Art with Mrs. Docherty

Names of Brothers: Aiden (his twin) and Kenny, his little brother

Gavin’s teacher, Mrs. Barone, should know that Gavin loves learning new things!

When Gavin is not in school, he likes to read about space, science, and creatures.

Gavin is really good at writing stories.

When Gavin grows up, he wants to be an astronaut.

Michael

Meet: Michael                        Nickname: Mikey         

Favorite:

Sport: Basketball                                 Food: French Fries     

Singer: Justin Timberlake-Michael loves the song “Can’t Stop the Feeling”

Book:  Dr. Seuss’ The Sneetches and Other Stories

TV Show: “Tom and Jerry”                School Subject: Science

Names of Sisters and Brother: Natalia, Claudia, and Gabriel (his twin)

Michael’s teacher, Mrs. Hartman, should know that Michael is very respectful to everyone.

When Michael is not in school, he likes to go outside and play or jump on the trampoline.

Michael is really good at doing a front flip.

When Michael grows up, he wants to be a scientist.

Aiden

Meet: Aiden                            Nickname: Man-Man    

Favorite:

Sport: Soccer                                       Food: Baked Ziti        

Singer: Beatles                                    Book:  Dinosaurs

Movie: “Spiderman”                          School Subject: Math

Names of Sisters and Brothers: Nora, Lily, Violet, Misty, Josh, and Brandon

Aiden’s teacher, Mr. Dente, should know that Aiden thinks that Mr. Dente is the greatest teacher!

When Aiden is not in school, he likes to cook with Mema, build Legos, draw, have water fights, and play tag with my family.

Aiden is really good at art, building, cooking, and taking care of his animals.

When Aiden grows up, he wants to be a construction worker.

Mackenzie

Meet: Mackenzie                    Nickname: Kensie         

Favorite:

Sport: Softball and Gymnastics          Food: Watermelon and Pineapple      

Singer: Taylor Swift                           Book:  We’re All Wonders

Movie: “Moana”                                 School Science

Names of Sister and Brother: Cassandra (her twin) and Kyler

Mackenzie’s teacher, Miss Malloy, should know that Mackenzie is very kind, caring, and loves to help her family and friends, and loves animals!

When Mackenzie is not in school, she likes to draw, play outside, play games, play with her play-doh, play softball, and help her mommy cook and bake.

Mackenzie is really good at drawing, softball, gymnastics, and cooking.

When Mackenzie grows up, she wants to be a veterinarian, a singer, and a firefighter, like her mommy!

 

Our students enjoyed reading and participating in various activities related to We’re All Wonders. Here are some class activities that took place throughout the building…

Mrs. Battista’s Class: Mrs. Battista’s Student Teacher, Miss Falcon, created a family engagement activity for We’re All Wonders by R.J. Palacio. The students responded to the prompt, “I am a wonder because…” and the parents responded to the prompt, “My child is a wonder because…”, The students returned the completed writing prompts which was only the beginning of their self-investigation of why they are a true wonder. To display the family engagement writing prompts, the students worked to create themselves as a wonder. The students had to brainstorm and write ways to show kindness, identify three things that they like to do, illustrate their face onto an Auggie inspired helmet, use details within the coloring templates, and assemble all pieces of the project onto a trifold. The family and student participation of Family Engagement Project was outstanding.

Mrs. Barone’s Class: Students in Mrs. Barone’s class wrote about people who are “wonders” in their world and what makes them special. This picture is very special to me, it shows students writing about why I am a “wonder”!

Mrs. Bross’ Class: The class made “kindness flowers” with their handprints… They “let kindness grow”

Mrs. Horn’s Class: From a lesson from Mr. Maurice, students drew themselves in the “Auggie Helmet” and wrote the ways that they are kind to others.

Crown of Kindness: As students were observed doing good deeds and showing kindness to others, they were given the “wonder crown” to wear for the day. These proud students were given the “wonder crown” as they pose holding our One School One Book We’re All Wonders.

Ms. Kusma’s Class: Students experimented with air pressure in preparation of our Mad Science program.

 

 

Mad Science Assembly: Auggie and his dog, Daisy, go up, up, and away in space. To make a science connection to We’re All Wonders, Mad Scientist “Bio Brendan” dazzled students and kept them very entertained with experiments about air and air pressure.

Kindness Rocks at Cedar Mountain: As a culminating activity for We’re All Wonders, Mr. Maurice had students place our kindness rocks that were painted in previous school counseling lessons. “Kindness Rocks” at Cedar Mountain!

Mrs. Rogers’ class is working on a class book in Writing Workshop that will be published through Writing Treasures. The theme of the book the class is writing is “In the Jungle”. Students have combined repetition in the fiction text to spot the animals and then added some interesting facts through their exploration of nonfiction text, using the text features that students have been learning in Reading Workshop. Students in Mrs. Rogers’ class are learning about Earth Day in science and used some recycled materials to make props for our photos of the authors. This special class book looks like it could be a best seller!!

Computer Class with Mrs. Chletsos: Students use TypingClub.com to learn keyboarding and computer skills. Our kindergarteners use Jungle Junior.

Mrs. Start’s Class: Has been celebrating National Poetry Month this April and the class has learned many interesting things about poetry. Beginning in September, each student has put at least one poem a week in his or her poetry journal. Students read and discuss these poems and the students practice visualizing while they read. To celebrate National Poetry Month, students learned how to write their own poetry. The class reviewed their poetry journals and noticed features such as rhyming words, white space, and format. Students noticed that poems tend to have a central idea or a theme. Students wrote an acrostic poem about the month of April and shared it with classmates. These poems are now hung in the hallway for everyone to read! Mrs. Start’s students have done such a wonderful job becoming poetry authors!

Poetry Out Loud: Our first-grade students have been learning about poetry and what makes it different than prose. Students have been practicing reading poetry and learning how poetry is read and practicing reading fluency as they read. On Tuesday, April 16, one class representative from each first-grade class will read a poem that the student has been practicing for our Poetry Out Loud assembly. These students will also be reciting their poems at the May 16th Board of Education meeting.  

School Spirit Day is Thursday, April 18- Wear Blue and Gold!

Our next Buy-One-Get-One-Free Book Fair will be held in the library on Thursday, May 2 and Friday, May 3, from 4:00-6:00 pm, in the gym. The SCA will also be providing our students with ice cream and popcorn while they shop with their parents!

Family Literacy Night: Will be held on Wednesday, May 15th, 2018, from 6:00-7:30 pm, This program is brought to us by Project Self-Sufficiency.  Come for a campfire dinner, read with your child during story time, and have fun crafting. Here is the link to the flyer. 

The Sussex County Miners have a reading incentive program for students! Some classes in Cedar Mountain are participating in the Miners Reading Incentive. Students that participate in the reading program can earn one free meal voucher to Friendly’s and two free tickets to the Miner’s Game on June 16, 2019. Please speak to your child’s teacher for additional information.

2019-2020 SCA Nomination for Officers: It is time to make a nomination for officers of the 19-20 Cedar Mountain SCA. We encourage all of you to consider running for an officer position or volunteering in any way that you can. Here is the link for the nomination form. This form can be used for any of the schools in our district. At our May 6, 2019, 9:45 am, SCA meeting, we will have an election for any positions where more than one person is running.

First-Grade Readers Theater:  In late May through early June, our first-graders will perform Readers Theater plays for their classmates. Readers Theater is an integrated approach for involving students in reading, listening, and speaking activities.  It involves children in….

  • sharing literature,
  • reading aloud,
  • performing with a purpose, and
  • working collaboratively.

Readers Theater is readers reading a script adapted from literature, and the audience picturing the action from hearing the script being read aloud.  It requires no sets, costumes, props, or memorized lines.  Instead of acting out literature as in a play, the performer’s goal is to read a script aloud effectively, enabling the audience to visualize the action.  Performers bring the text alive by using voice, facial expressions, and some gestures.

Upcoming Events:

  • Traveling Lantern Company to Perform “Dorothy and the Land of Oz”-Thursday, April 18…we thank the SCA for bringing this program to our school!!
  • School Closed: Friday, April 19 through Friday, April 26, school resumes on Monday, April 29, 2019- Enjoy the week with your children!
  • SCA Mother’s and Father’s Day Shoppe-Monday, April 29- Wednesday, May 1-All gifts are $1.00. Please send cash in an envelope with a name for each recipient on the day of his or her shopping experience.  By doing so, this will help the volunteers assist your child better and not leave anyone behind.
  • PGA Golf Pro from Black Bear Golf Course-coming the week of April 29 and May 6 in all gym classes
  • Optional Spring Pictures: Thursday, May 2
  • Daniel Kirk: Author Visit- Friday, May 17. Here is the form if you would like to purchase any Daniel Kirk books for your child.
  • 1st Grade Fun Day- Monday, May 20 (rain date May 22)
  • Kindergarten Fun Day-Tuesday, May 21 (rain date May 23)
  • School Closed- Friday, May 24 (this day has been added by our Board of Education) and Monday, May 27
  • Kindergarten Patriotic Sing-Along: Friday, June 14, at 10:00 am, in the gym
  • Early Dismissal Days: Wednesday, June 12; Thursday, June 13; Friday, June 14; Monday, June 17; and Friday, June 18- Lunches will not be served on these days. A grab and go lunch form will be sent home for these days 
  • Last Day of School: Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Sincerely,

Rosemary Gebhardt

A Monthly Message from VTHS

April 2019

“Surround yourself with only people who are going to lift you higher.”      

~Oprah

 

  • Wednesday, April 3 – Visiting Author; Brendan Kiely for Sophomores
  • Thursday, April 4 – SCA Meeting – 9:15 – 10:15 – Conference Room B
  • Friday, April 5 – Open Mic Night – 5:30 – 8:00 pm – Senior Cafe
  • Monday, April 8 – 9th grade “Chromebook check” for upcoming NJSLA*
  • Tuesday, April 9 – 10th grade “Chromebook check” for upcoming NJSLA*
  • Wednesday, April 10 – BOE Work Session – 7:00 – 9:00 – Lounsberry
    • Aikido class 2:00 – 3:30 pm – Cafeteria
  • Friday, April 12 – SCA Bingo 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm Cafe
  • Saturday, April 13 – Viking Club Pancake Breakfast – 7:00 – 11:00am – Cafeteria
  • Tuesday, April 16 – NJSLA – ELA testing- for 9th & 10th graders***
  • Wednesday, April 17 – NJSLA – ELA testing – for 9th & 10th graders***
    • BOE Public Meting – 6:00pm – 10:00 pm – VTHS Auditorium**
    • Aikido class – 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm – Cafeteria
  • Thursday, April 18 – Spring Pep Rally
    • Clay Club & Empty Bowls Event – 2:00 7:00 pm Senior Cafe
  • Friday, April 19 – Good Friday – District Closed
  • Saturday, April 20 – Passover
  • Sunday, April 21 – Easter and Passover
  • Monday, April 22 – District Closed
  • April 23- 26 – Spring Break School Closed

In addition…

 

…*the Tech Team will be visiting our freshmen and  sophomores during their Social Studies classes to complete a Chromebook check prior to this month’s standardized testing. If your child is a 9th or 10 grader, please remind your child to bring his/her Chromebook to school on the applicable day.

 

…**these are date changes; these meetings were originally scheduled for Thursday evenings.

 

…***the NJSLA  testing will be held on 2 consecutive days this month. Since neither 11th or 12th graders will be testing this year, juniors and seniors need not report to school until 9:05 am, although there will be no special bussing provided for these students. If students who are not testing must arrive at the regular school arrival time due to transportation issues, they will wait in the auditorium until the testing sessions conclude. Testing for Math will be held on May 21st and May 22nd.

 

…although it is hard to believe, we ended the third marking period on Monday, April 1st and began the final marking period of the 2018-2019 school year on Tuesday, April 2nd.

 

March was certainly a very busy month! Here are some of the highlights:

 

…congratulations to our Ski Team–coached by Roger Foco and Kerry Ludeking, our boys earned the following:

  • Kyle Hayes was overall State Champion and first in slalom and giant slalom
  • 1st Team All State – Kyle Hayes (11) and Matt Tavares (9)
  • 3rd Team All State – Nick Zinno (11) and Troy Livoti (11)

The girls earned the following:

  • Martina Brich (9) was second overall in states and third in slalom
  • Tea Brich (12) finished fourth overall in state
  • 1st Team All State – Tea Brich and Martina Brich

 

…on March 13th, three of our students presented the oral presentations from the second stage of the 2019 CDC Panasonic Challenge. Congratulations to Maverick Brendli, Matthew Catania and Mason Freifelder as they move towards their final performance on April 16th at NJIT to determine the 1st through 3rd place winners. Thank you, Mr. Bruno for all of your efforts with these students.

 

…congratulations to our marching band directors and musicians who did an exemplary job once again as they marched up Fifth Avenue in NYC during this year’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade. This year, the band was given a place of honor as they were scheduled to “step off” at the start of the parade, right after New York City’s Mayor Bill De Blasio and New York State’s Governor Andrew Cuomo. One of the highlights of the parade was watching Mr. David Freifelder wearing a marching band uniform and proudly marching with his son, Mason. David said that it was one of his proudest moments as he assisted his son, who would have been the only snare drummer.   Our marchers received lots of greetings and accolades as they proudly represented Vernon. Great job!

 

…congratulations to the VTHS Academic Decathlon Team who had a tremendous showing on the state level of the 2019 ACDEC Competition.

  • Christian Fieldhouse received 4 medals and an Honorable Mention:

Bronze – Science

Silver- Social Sciences

Silver – Music

Bronze – Literature

HM – Economics

  • Sam Dupont earned a Bronze in Speech and an Honorable Mention in Essay
  • David Rusnak received an Honorable Mention in Interview
  • Shane Brennan earned a Silver in Interview
  • Peter Fetz earned a Sliver in Math
  • Dan McKeon received a Bronze in Math
  • Katie Herz received a Bronze in Speech

Overall the team received 9 medals and 2 Honorable Mentions.

We are very proud of this group and their accomplishments!

 

…earlier this month, members of the Vernon Township High School DECA chapter traveled to Atlantic City for the annual State Career Development Conference.  In total, 59 students competed as individuals and teams in 24 different events within four core career business clusters: Marketing, Hospitality and Tourism, Finance, and Business Management and Administration.  After three days of competition, several Vernon students were rewarded on stage for their accomplishments at the conference.

The following students finished in the Top 6 in the events and will have the ability to compete at the International Career Development Conference in Orlando, FL at the end of April.

  • Public Relations Project: Michael Axiotes, Brielle Eilinger and Katie Smaldone
  • Human Resources Management: Ryan Hainzl
  • Business Finance Series: Daniel McKeon
  • Independent Business Plan: Ryan Hainzl and Altin Ukella
  • Finance Operations Research: Daniel McKeon & Emma McKeon

Additionally, the following student was awarded a medal for making it to the Finalist round in his respective event.  He also earned awards for Outstanding Test and Outstanding Role Play.

  • Financial Consulting: Dylan Shack

During the conference, Vernon DECA received a number of other commendations.  Daniel McKeon qualified for ICDC in the Stock Market Game. After starting with one hundred thousand “dollars”, he grew his portfolio by investing in stocks and bonds in a simulated stock market that mirrored the actual New York Stock Exchange from September to December.  Out of over 1200 teams in the North Atlantic Region, the Vernon team finished in the top 25 for portfolio growth.

Four DECA students were recognized as Certified Guest Services Professionals by the American Hotel and Lodging Education Institute for their outstanding performance on the Hospitality & Tourism Cluster Exam:

  • Natalie Alheidt
  • Ryan Coulther
  • Brielle Eilinger
  • Sebastian Grau

Vernon also earned acceptance to DECA’s Leadership Academy in Orlando by completing a variety of campaigns as a chapter.  David DeGeeter orchestrated the New Jersey Community Service Project by raising $900 to help art supplies for children in hospitals facing treatment for life-threatening diseases.

As a unit, Vernon DECA officers earned more leadership academy spots at ICDC completed three major chapter campaigns:

  • Membership Campaign – 40 alumni and professionals were registered as DECA members.
  • Promotional Campaign – Included an array of events, such as a hypnotist performance, a dodgeball tournament and an apparel sale to increase community awareness of DECA.
  • Community Service Campaign – Vernon DECA partnered with Harvest House, Sussex County’s food bank, on a turkey dinner fundraiser

 

…a few of our sports’ teams traveled to warmer climates to get ready for the spring season. We would like to thank the coaches for all of their efforts in making these trips a possibility and our athletes for your cooperation. We have heard many accolades about your outstanding behavior and sportsmanship and we are very proud of you!

 

…many thanks to all of the staff members who encouraged our students to take advantage of Project Self-Sufficiency’s Pop Up Shop! Approximately 15 prom dresses were selected that day and the happy recipients were very pleased with their selections. If there are girls who would still like to look for dresses, they may visit Project Self-Sufficiency at 127 Mill Street, Newton, NJ. Students can visit the shop between 3:00 and 7:00 pm on April 5, 8, 9, 10, and 12, or between 9:00 am and 11:00 am on April 6 and 13. Please help us spread the word! Thank you!

 

…congratulations to the Theatre Department for their outstanding production of this year’s Spring Musical “9 to 5!” It was an outstanding demonstration of the amazing talents of our staff and students and was enjoyed by all! Congratulations are in order for Lindsay McAloney for pulling off another very successful show.  Thank you, one and all, for your support of our theater students. Here are the names of our “behind the scenes” assistants and our student performers: 9 to 5 Program

 

…this year’s Senior Citizen Appreciation Dinner Theater was a huge success thanks to the assistance of many, many volunteers and the generosity of so many of our staff  members and families. Thank you for any role you played in making this event a wonderful one!

 

…we would like to thank Ed and Shannon Flannery for all of their hard work to make a second program with Keith Hawkins a great success. As we had announced earlier, the sophomore class had not had the pleasure of working with this amazing presenter. After sophomores asked to have Keith return, we looked into the possibility. The VTHS SCA once again helped to support the program and we are most grateful for their assistance.

 

…thanks to everyone who made the Wind Ensemble, Jazz Express and Symphonic Band 42nd Annual Pops Concert such a great success. What a wonderful experience for all attendees!

Please see their program for more details: VTHS Pops Concert 2019

 

…many thanks to everyone who volunteered to make this year’s Shark Tank and Hackathon another great success. Three teams from the high school competed to solve a problem over a 12 hour period, which culminated with a presentation to the President to the Board of Education, members of the VEF, administrators and parents. Congratulations to Altin Ukella and Dan McKeon who won first place. Ryan Coulther, Dylan Shack, McKayla Van Orden and  Robert Wallace who took second place. Maverick Brendli, Matthew Catania, Michael Cheng, Madison Freifelder, and Julian Porras were awarded with third place. Each team developed unique ways of assisting the Vernon Township School District with its new budgetary constraints.

 

…we recently hosted a wonderful new event at VTHS and would like to share it with you:

 

What is a STEM league? The NJ Interscholastic STEM League is a grassroots organization designed by middle and high school teachers working together with industry who want to help students learn how to apply STEM when solving real life problems. In its pilot 2014 year the league grew from four teams in Bergen County to sixteen teams in across counties in northern NJ. Be the first teams in central and southern regions to spread the league!

 

The goal of the Interscholastic STEM league is to create an academic competition environment much like that of interscholastic sports. In doing so, teachers will collaborate with other STEM teachers in designing competitive challenge events that apply science, technology, engineering and math. After participating in the league professionals can expect many personal benefits like professional growth, comparisons with other district facilities, improved technology resources in your district, collaboration with teachers and industry and increased enthusiasm from your students.

 

Competitions are scheduled during the school day and will allow teams to return as close as possible by the end of the school day. Coaches will use past events they have been to on how to prepare for and host an event at their school. After the teams participate and learn how to coordinate events, teams will be expected to host one event the following year. The event timeline follows the Engineering Design Loop and will use a league rubric to evaluate to what extent teams have implemented the STEM theme. Industry will be invited to introduce the real life situation for the STEM challenge theme and judge the event.

 

Pascack Hills, Pascack Valley, Tenafly, Leonia, Westwood, Wallkill Valley, and Northern Highlands all traveled to VTHS to compete, along with a Vernon team.  The event ran from 830 am to 230 pm. Breakfast and lunch is always included in a STEM League event, normally being handled by the STEM coaches and vendors. Jenn Fowler and her Hospitality classes catered the event, and handled quite an undertaking.  The food and service was marvelous, truly setting Vernon apart from other sites. Our competition involved the students making Gravity Jousting vehicles according to the parameters given to them in their design briefs. They all came up with a prototype design which they competed with early on and were able to modify their design and vehicles for the Madness of March Tournament as the finale.  All teams did a great job and had a lot of fun! All groups had to hand in an Initial Prototype Design, CAD Drawings, complete a STEM Connection Packet, participate in a group presentation of their vehicle, and construct a vehicle to compete. Judges gave them scores on all these items, to be tallied up at the end along with the tournament results.

 

Awards were given out for:

First, Second and Third place (Total scores for all events)

Outstanding Prototype

Outstanding STEM Connection

Outstanding CAD Drawings

Outstanding Presentation

(These were the teams with the highest score for each item)

 

Pascack Valley Won the Tournament (Outstanding Prototype) and First place overall, just edging out Leonia.

 

STEM coaches are Jon Bruno, Roger Foco, and Mike DeVore

 

Thanks to Dr. Anderson, Dr. McKay, and Ms. D’Avino, for facilitating this opportunity and even making it possible.

Jim Shenise and Dave Freifelder represented Science and Math and were a huge help during the event.

Special Thanks to:

Jenn Fowler and the Hospitality team for catering the event

Steve Denn and Marc Pisco for helping with initial planning, set up, and being the point men in the Library; allowing for a very smooth event.

Doug Miller for his help with the T-Shirt design

Rooster Tees

Pat Raperto

Yvonne Valdes

Terry Sabia and Kathy Weyant

and anyone else who helped

 

…finally, we would like to share that our CTE Programs have received special recognition by the NJ DOE. Representatives from the department  will be visiting 21 counties and in each county they are choosing one school to honor–and VTHS will be the one school in Sussex County to receive such a visit! On Monday, April 29th representatives will tour some of our CTE programs between 9:00 am and 1:00 pm. We are very excited to share our exceptional teachers, our gifted students and their remarkable work with these representatives. Congratulations, one and all.

 

…please be sure to contact the school  if you have any questions or concerns regarding your child.  It is imperative that we all work together. Thank you!

 

…enjoy the Spring Break with your family and friends!

 

Mr. Piccirillo’s Blog

April 1, 2019

 

Good Afternoon Walnut Ridge Families and Happy April!

 

As we head into the last quarter of the year please take note of these few announcements:

 

I > THANK YOU

First things first. Before we get into some of these announcements I want to take a moment to thank you all for a very successful Parent Teacher Conference and Scholastic Book Fair Week! It was so wonderful to see so many of you meeting with the teachers and purchasing books for your children! Not only is it a great thing to have books in the house (Did you know that the SAT scores of HS junior and seniors shares a direct correlation with how many books they had in their homes prior to age 6? IT IS TRUE!) but it also served as a terrific fundraiser for our school!

II > DRESSING FOR THE WEATHER

Now that we are in the month of April, and it is spring, the cold weather is over right? Not so fast! This morning, as an example, it was below freezing at WR. I bring this up just a friendly parent-to-parent reminder to dress your child(ren) in layers. We will try to get out on the playground as much as we can and so it is important that the students are dressed for the weather.

 

III > UPCOMING TRIP TO THE FARM

A reminder of our upcoming trip to the farm on April 9! We will be visiting our farmer friends, the Mcleans at the farm at Glenwood Mountain. CLICK HERE to visit their website. The students are already excited to hold the baby chicks, see the pigs, learn how honey is made, and plant vegetables and flowers! The Mcleans will be visiting our students the day before (April 8th) to prepare them with information about life on the farm so that they will be able to understand even more during their visit.

IV > LIBRARY DURING THE 4TH MARKING PERIOD

Our 4th Marking Period Special with Ms. Demsak is Library! Over the last several weeks of school, your child(ren) will be coming home on Tuesdays with library books! Please read with your child and ask him/her about what the class learned today in Library!

V > CHANGE OF DATE: FATHERS’ DAY EVENT

Please note on your calendars that we have changed the date for the Fathers’ Day event at WR to June 12th. Please stay tuned for more information! Thanks!

 

VI > CAR SEAT INFORMATION EVENT: APRIL 16

Please save the date for Tuesday, April 16. In between the AM and PM preschool sessions the VTEA’s PRIDE committee will be partnering with our school, the Vernon Police Department and Atlantic Health to provide any and all parents, grandparents, and caregivers updates on the latest car seat laws and to share information on new products that have come out over the past few years. This is definitely something you will not want to miss. It will run from 12:10 – 12:55 pm. Please RSVP to jdicarlo@vtsd.com if you are planning to attend.

VII > LOOKING AHEAD TO CEDAR MOUNTAIN

Several parents have asked whether we will be taking the WR students who are moving up to Kindergarten next year over to Cedar Mountain to meet their teachers and see the school as we did last year. The answer is: YES. The date is scheduled for May 29th and we will provide you with more details as the date approaches.

Also, in the coming days parents of students moving to CM next year will receive an SCA ballot. This is so that you have the opportunity to vote on the SCA representatives for next year. This will be arriving in your child’s folder.

Last message about CM: This week is Kindergarten registration. For more information on the dates/times/requirements – CLICK HERE!

VIII > HONORING OUR MS. COOK AND MS. GALLANT

At the Wednesday April 17th Board meeting the BOE and District will honor all the NJ Governor’s Teachers of the Year and NJ Governor’s Educational Support Professionals of the Year. If you are available and able to attend to support Ms. Dana Cook and Ms. Jen Gallant (our WR winners) please plan to come to Lounsberry at 7 pm!

Sincerely,

Mr. Joseph S. Piccirillo, Principal

We’re All Wonders at “The Mountain”…

Dear Cedar Mountain Families:

We are excited to announce that on Monday, April 1, we are introducing our first One School, One Book program! We will all be reading We’re All Wonders by R.J. Palacio. The story of a young boy who is just like everyone else, with one special difference, he doesn’t look like everyone else.  This beautiful story reminds us all that we are all special and unique, and to remember to look for those differences in each other.  Students will spend the beginning of April reading and discussing the book in class, as well as participating in classroom and school-wide activities.  I encourage parents to join us as a family by engaging with the book and our FlipGrid activities from home.  You can see how to do that below. If you need help with this, call Cedar Mountain at 973-764-2890. We look forward to hearing all about the Wonders in your world! At our Monday, April 1st SCA meeting, I will be explaining how to use the FlipGrid and how families can do many activities at home with We’re All Wonders. The directions are below, just click the play button.

 

Mrs. Barone’s students wrote about a “Wonder” in their lives. Here is a picture of some of her students holding their work of art

Mrs. Barone’s Students

Brynn proudly stands next to her picture of Auggie in We’re All Wonders

Kindergarteners wrote what made them a”Wonder” and drew a self-portrait during Mr. Maurice’s School Counseling lesson.

When students do things that exemplify kindness, looking with wonder, or being kind to others, they can wear the crown…here are some “Wonders” wearing their class crown…

Spotlight on Miss Chmielowiec’s Class:   Miss Chmielowiec’s students completed a habitat research project! The students chose which habitat they would like to learn more about! Students chose from the rainforest, arctic, ocean, and the desert. In Reading Workshop students have been learning so much about non-fiction books and how to use them that they were ready to put their new skills to work! Our librarian, Miss Winzer, assisted students to find nonfiction books on a habitat and students worked in small groups to practice and apply all the skills they have learned in Reading Workshop. For example, students practiced using a glossary to figure out which page to read, they read the heading to know what information that page will teach us, and students looked at real pictures from the habitat they studied. The students researched the type of animals that live in the habitat, they described what their habitat looks like, and found three new and interesting facts. Once their research was complete, each group presented their new knowledge to the class. Students worked very hard on their first research projects!

SCA Pounds of Pennies: The SCA will be holding a penny collection friendly competition at Cedar Mountain from April 8th to April 18th. The class that collects the most pennies will be treated to a pizza party. In addition, the winning class will select the t-shirt design for this year’s Fun Day! The pennies collected will go directly to activities held at Cedar Mountain for our students. Thank you for your generosity!

 

 

 

SCA Elections for 2019-2020– The CMPS and RHPS SCAs are looking for parent volunteers to serve in an officer position. All seats are available for president, vice president, treasurer, recording secretary, and corresponding secretary. Please see this link for the flier that was sent home. 

Join us for the Wednesday, April 17, 7:00 pm, Public Board of Education meeting, held at Vernon Township High School, where our district will be publicly congratulating and honoring all district NJ Governor’s Teachers of the Year, NJ Governor’s Educational Support Professionals of the Year. Please join us as we once again congratulate Mrs. Connie Horn as Cedar Mountain’s NJ Governor’s Teacher of the Year, and Ms. Laurie Nelson, Cedar Mountain’s NJ Governor’s Educational Support Professional of the Year!

 

First-Grade Poetry Out Loud: As part of our poetry unit, students are learning how to read and recite poetry. On Tuesday, April 16, we will be holding a first-grade poetry reading. Your first-grade child will be coming home with a poem to practice reading. Your child is not required to memorize the poem, only learn how to read the poem. Thank you for supporting this academic activity. Throughout April our first-graders will be reading various poems over the loudspeaker for all students to enjoy.

April is Autism Awareness Month: Thank you to Mrs. Patalita, Ms. Kusma, Mrs. Polhemus, and Mr. Maurice for organizing various events for our school during the week of April 15, 2019, where we will be “Celebrating the “Wonders” in all of us” to recognize Autism Awareness Month, tying into our One School One Book program with We’re All Wonders. Students will be reading books and doing activities in the classroom surrounding this topic. Students will be doing simple things like:

 Compliment someone that you don’t normally talk to at school

 During outdoor or indoor recess, invite someone to play that you don’t normally play with

Give a high-five to someone new

 Help a friend clean up his or her materials

Monday, April 15, 2019, will be “Wear Blue for Bucks” for Autism awareness. Students, faculty, and staff will be requested to wear royal blue and donate $1.00. Money donated will be presented to SCARC for its programs that support children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Traveling Lantern Company will be performing “Dorothy and the Land of Oz” on Thursday, April 18. We are very excited to have a professional acting troupe come to our school to be entertained! Traveling Lantern has been educating and entertaining children nationwide since 1985. Their mission is to bring great stories to children, to draw them into an active theater experience, to excite children’s minds and to tickle their imaginations. We thank the SCA for bringing this program to our school.

School Spirit Day is Thursday, April 18- Wear Blue and Gold!

Our next Buy-One-Get-One-Free Book Fair will be held in the library on Thursday, May 2 and Friday,3 from 4:00-6:00 pm, in the gym. Thank you for supporting all of the book fairs we hold at Cedar Mountain!

Upcoming Events:

  • Father/Daughter Dance- Friday, April 5, at 6:30 pm
  • Mad Science Assembly- Tuesday, April 8
  • Spring Field Trip II- Thursday, April 11, to see a preview of “The Sound of Music” at Glen Meadow Middle School; thank you for returning your child’s permission slip
  • School Closed: Friday, April 19 through Friday, April 26, school resumes on Monday, April 29, 2019- Enjoy the week with your children!
  • SCA Mother’s and Father’s Day Shoppe-April 29-May 1
  • PGA Golf Pro from Black Bear Golf Course-coming the week of April 29 and May 6 in all gym classes
  • Optional Spring Pictures: Thursday, May 2
  • Family Literacy Night: Wednesday, May 15, at 6:00 pm, dinner will be served!Here’s a flier for additional information. 
  • Daniel Kirk Author Visit: Friday, May 17

Thank you for your support and continued dedication to the education of your child; you are your child’s first and best teacher. We appreciate your partnership with us at Cedar Mountain School developing a strong foundation for years to come!

Rosemary Gebhardt

Mr. Piccirillo’s Blog

Good Afternoon Walnut Ridge Families,

 

Last week we changed the clocks and this week we change the season officially to SPRING!

Here are few important announcements as start to look ahead to warmer weather and the final third of the school year!

 

 

  • Parent/Teacher Conferences are this week!

 

On Wednesday 3/20 and Thursday 3/21 we will be holding our Spring Parent Teacher Conference at The Walnut Ridge School. If you have not yet signed up for a time slot with your child’s teacher(s) please do so ASAP using the links below. If your child takes Speech, OT, or PT you can still have a conference, however you will need to contact your therapist directly. Since many students are having IEP Annual Reviews we anticipate that many parents will not opt to meet with therapists and therefore we have not included a link/form.

 

Mrs. Bicskei

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60B0D4FAFA729A4FC1-mrs3

Mrs. Cook

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60B0D4FAFA729A4FC1-mrs

Mrs. Lombardi

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60B0D4FAFA729A4FC1-mrs2

Mrs. MacDougall

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60B0D4FAFA729A4FC1-mrs1

Mrs. Vanderbeck

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60B0D4FAFA729A4FC1-mrs12

 

  1. Looking ahead to May tuition payments

 

As you know, tuition for The Walnut Ridge School is paid a month in advance. That means that the final month’s tuition (June), will be due on May 1, which is just about 6 weeks away. I bring this up because all of you would have already paid a $50 deposit when you registered so you will not need to pay the normal $300 for May 1, but instead $250. Any other questions please email Mrs. DiCarlo – jdicarlo@vtsd.com

 

III. Our Ski Trip was a huge success!

 

Despite being initially “snowed out” of our ski trip date of March 1, we were able to reschedule it for last Wednesday, March 13 and it was a wonderful experience. I couldn’t believe how well so many of our students did! Especially considering that for 90% of them, this was their first time on skis. I want to give a very special thank you to the National Winter Activity Center for the opportunity and for the grant funds that allowed our 100+ students to learn ski for FREE! I hope this becomes an annual event! (For some more photos of the event – check out our Instagram page)

 

IV. Love of Reading Week

 

Love of Reading Week was March 4 – March 8th and our students had a fantastic time. Two of the highlights of the week was when our Superintendent, Ms. D’Avino read Green Eggs and Ham to the students and when our student had the opportunity to sample green eggs (which were generously donated and prepared by our WRAP parents)!

V. If it is Parent/Teacher Conference time, it is Scholastic Book Fair Time!

 

As we have done over the past two years, we will once again tie our Parent/Teacher Conferences to our Scholastic Book Fair. So please be sure to come a little bit earlier than your scheduled appointment time to check out all the great books that will be available and on display in the gym! Remember that it is a fundraiser for our school, so please be generous!

VI. Registration for 2019-2020 Preschool is Closed

 

As you know, March has been registration month at The Walnut Ridge School. Mrs. DiCarlo and I have been very busy meeting new parents and families and taking folks on tours of our school on “Touring Tuesdays”. We have had so much interest, in fact, that we are now totally full. I apologize if you had hoped to register for our school and have been turned away, but I am excited that demand for our school has increased so dramatically. For me, this is the best compliment we can receive — when so many parents want their children to come to WR that we are bursting at the seams with registration after only two weeks!

 

VII. Going to the farm!

 

On Tuesday, April 9th our WR students will be taking their next field trip. This time we will be visiting the farm at Glenwood Mountain (across the street from Vernon Township High School). This trip was so much fun last year that we decided to do it again. Last year our students loved holding the baby chicks, learning to plant vegetables, and seeing the pigs!

 

VIII. Spring Break has been restored…

 

At a recent Board meeting, our BOE and Superintendent agreed to reinstate Spring Break, due to the limited amount of snow days we experienced this year. As a result, there will be no school for students on Friday, April 19 (Good Friday), or Monday, April 22 – Friday, April 26. How does this impact our Moving Up Ceremony and Last Day of School? I am glad you asked…

Our Moving Up Ceremony date is – Tuesday, June 4th

Our tentative Last Day of School is – Monday, June 17th

 

Sincerely,

Mr. Joseph S. Piccirillo, Principal

The Magic of Reading, Hallway Highlights, and March Students of the Month

Hello Cedar Mountain Families! There is a lot to share with you this month, enjoy reading about activities going on at “The Mountain”!

The Magic of Reading: We thank the SCA for bringing magician, Joe Romano, who presented a lively program called The Magic of Reading. Joe Romano shared many popular children’s books and demonstrated through magic how reading can take us to “magical places”. Students were in awe of this program!

 

Bagpipe Demonstration: Christopher McCann, VTHS Freshman, came to Cedar Mountain to play some songs on his bagpipe. Students were in awe of his talent. Christopher fielded many questions from very interested kindergarteners and first-graders. We thank Christopher for taking the time to play for us. Christopher is in the Marching Band at the high school. In addition to playing the bagpipe, he also plays the trumpet, cello, and the piano! Christopher told the Cedar Mountain students that one of his favorite teachers is Mr. Moschella, our music teacher! Thank you, Christopher!

Emotional Literacy: Through our school counseling program and our everyday teaching, students learn about how to be resilient and strong. This is a great user-friendly chart when you talk to your child at home about coping and all the ways children can cope. You can click on the image to read each letter of the alphabet.

March Students of the Month

March Students of the Month

 

Kylie

Meet: Kylie                 Nickname: Chipmunk   

Favorite:

Sport: Cheer                Food: Pizza    

Singer: Alicia Keys    Book:  10 Apples Up on Top

Movie: “The Addams Family”           School Subject: Gym with Miss Gonnelli

Names of Brother: Junior

Kylie’s teacher, Mrs. Talerico and Mrs. Ollert, should know that Kylie is really smart.

When Kylie is not in school, she likes to play with her dolls and watch TV.

Kylie is really good at drawing.

When Kylie grows up, she wants to be a Veterinarian. 

 

JR

 

Meet: John                             Nickname: JR   

Favorite:

Sport: Soccer               Food: Chicken Fingers and French Fries       

Singer: Garth Brooks              Book:  Guinness Book of World Records: Daring Dogs

Movie: “Footloose”                School Subject: Reading

John’s teacher, Mrs. Start, should know that John has learned a lot from her and really enjoys being in her class.

When John is not in school, he likes to ride his four-wheeler and play with his dog.

John is really good at drawing and coloring.

When John grows up, he wants to be a police officer. 

 

Emilia

Meet: Emilia               Nickname: Emi             

Favorite:

Sport: Swimming                    Food: Tacos    

Singer: Emilia’s sister, Sadie              Book:  Harry Potter

TV Show: “Teen Titans, Go”             School Subject: Art with Mrs. Docherty

Names of Sister and Brother: Sadie and Oliver

Emilia’s teacher, Mrs. Megnin, should know that Emilia is going on a solo vacation with her mother this spring.

When Emilia is not in school, she likes to make art.

Emilia is really good at making art.

When Emilia grows up, she wants to be an animator.

 

Alex

Meet: Alex                                

Favorite:

Sport: Hockey             Food: Hot Dogs         

Book:  The Cat in the Hat

Movie: “Incredibles II”          School Subject: Math

Nam of Sister: Veronica

Alex’s teacher, Mrs. Battista, should know that John plays on two ice hockey teams.

When Alex is not in school, he likes to play hockey and Xbox.

Alex is really good at hockey.

When Alex grows up, he wants to be an NHL hockey player for the Philadelphia Flyers. 

 

Kylie

Meet:  Kylie                Nickname: Ky   

Favorite:

Sport: Gymnastics                   Food: Cranberry sauce           

Singer: Maddie & Tae             Book:  Harry Potter

Movie: “Little Mermaid”        School Subject: Writing Workshop

Name of Brother: Brayden

Kylie’s teacher, Miss Malloy, should know that Kylie likes to play school at home.

When Kylie is not in school, she likes to draw on her whiteboard.

Kylie is really good at taking care of her brother, Brayden.

When Kylie grows up, she wants to be a teacher.

 

Peyton

Meet: Peyton              Nickname: Pay or Pay-Pay       

Favorite:

Sport: Cheer and Tumble                    Food: Salad and Tacos           

Singer: Imagine Dragon                     Book:  Magic Treehouse series

TV Show: “Cheer Squad” on Netflix            

School Subject: Reading Workshop

Names of Sister and Brother: Autumn, and twin brother, Myles

Peyton’s teacher, Mrs. Barone, should know that Peyton respects others and doesn’t leave anyone out and she loves to hang out with her friends.

When Peyton is not in school, she likes to have sleepovers, cheer, do gymnastics, read books, bake cakes, go shopping and play with her American Girl dolls.

Peyton is really good at being a base on her cheer team and doing double backhand springs.

When Peyton grows up, she wants to be a cheer coach.

 

Tommy

Meet: Thomas                        Nickname: Tommy       

Favorite:

Sport: Baseball                        Food: Pizza    

Singer: The Score                   Book:  Hop on Pop

TV Show: “Dude Perfect”      School Subject: Math

Names of Brother: Tyler

Tommy’s teacher, Miss Chmielowiec, should know that Tyler is kind.

When Tommy is not in school, he likes to play games.

Tommy is really good at baseball.

When Tommy grows up, he wants to be a baseball player.

 

Maggy

Meet: Marguerite                   Nickname: Maggy        

Favorite:

Sport: Soccer               Food: Slops and ice cream cake        

Singer: Katy Perry      Book:  Ever After High Yearbook

TV Show and Movie: “SpongeBob Square Pants”  and “Moana”    

School Subject: Gym with Miss Gonnelli

Names of Sister and Brother: Isabella and Chucker

Maggy’s teacher, Mrs. Wilson, should know that Maggy is funny and loves to joke around with her friends.

When Maggy is not in school, she likes to play with her big sister, Isabella.

Maggy is really good at listening.

When Maggy grows up, she wants to be a mom and a teacher.

 

Liam

Meet: Liam                 Nickname: Bubba         

Favorite:

Sport: Baseball                        Food: Sweet and Sour Chicken with LoMein

Singer: Liam’s Aunt Jamie     Book:  Green Eggs and Ham

Movie: “Black Panther” and “Power Rangers:         

School Subject: Math

Names of Sister and Brother: Loralei and Landon

Liam’s teacher, Mr. Dente, should know that Liam is a good student that loves to teach his siblings what he learns at school.

When Liam is not in school, he likes to play with his baby brother, teach his sister math, and play with Legos.

Liam is really good at building with Legos, drawing, and coloring.

When Liam grows up, he wants to be in the Navy like his mom and dad.

 

Gianna

Meet: Gianna                         Nickname: Anna, G, GG          

Favorite:

Sport: Cheering                       Food: Pizza    

Singer: Ariana Grande            Book:  Corduroy

TV Show: “Fall Out”              School Subject: Art with Mrs. Docherty

Names of Gianna’s Dogs: Benji and Brody

Gianna’s teacher, Mrs. Rogers, should know that Gianna loves dogs.

When Gianna is not in school, she likes to swim, sing, dance, and make slime.

Gianna is really good at sharing.

When Gianna grows up, she wants to sell cakes.

 

Adam

Meet: Adam                        Nickname: AJ       

Favorite:

Sport: Baseball                        Food: Pasta 

TV Show: “The Wiggles”      School Subject: Math

Names of Brother and Sisters: Logan, Jeremy, Alexis, and Haily

Adam’s teacher, Mrs. Hartman, should know that Adam likes to play baseball.

When Adam is not in school, he likes to play on the computer.

Adam is really good at making a fort.

When Adam grows up, he wants to be a builder and a police officer.

Hallway Highlights- Here is a glimpse of some activities going on in our classrooms this month…

Youth Advisory Committee: Select first-grade students served on the Sodexo Youth Advisory Committee. Students were taken on a tour of the Cedar Mountain kitchen with Mrs. Remner, they learned about nutrition, and made their own pita pizzas. Next, Mrs. Remner had students taste-test foods to provide Sodexo with feedback on the foods that the Youth Advisory Committee would like to see introduced for lunch for all Cedar Mountain students. Next week, we look forward to nutrition lessons that will be taught by Sodexo Nutritionist, Marissa Thorsen.

Mrs. Wilson’s Classroom: Mrs. Wilson’s class loves literacy centers! Every day her students engage in centers like poetry, reading to a buddy, and the listening center. Students are learning about nature and the environment. In the poetry center, students are building a poem called “Look at Nature.” In the read with a buddy center, students enjoy reading National Geographic books about ocean creatures to stuffed animals. In the listening center, students are reading a Gail Gibbons book about Sea Turtles. 

 

 

Mrs. Megnin’s Classroom: Students are working on completing realistic fiction stories and are in various stages of the writing process. Students are learning how to develop creating characters, settings, problems, and solutions. Students put their writing ideas on a graphic organizer and created their thoughts into realistic fiction stories. As students complete their stories, they pair up to peer conference on each writing piece. Mrs. Megnin’s students enjoying listening to quiet music while they write.

 

Ms. Thomas’ Classroom: While students work in math centers, Ms. Thomas engages students in small group instruction. Students have begun exploration of numbers and number comparisons. Ms. Thomas is using a multi-sensory approach to satisfy the needs of the different learners in the classroom. 

 

Mrs. Gagliardi’s Classroom: For the last few weeks Mrs. Gagiliardi’s class has been working on writing their first book for Writing Workshop. The process began with learning what authors and illustrators do. Next, the students generated ideas for their book and then choose an idea to write a book about. Students wrote two pages about something they “liked.”  Later, students designed a cover for their book. Students published and shared their books with the class and then Mrs. Gagliardi’s class celebrated with a big publishing party with Mrs. Arlington’s and Ms. Stefkovich’s classes to celebrate all their hard work!

 

 

Spring Field Trip: We will be going to Vernon High School to see a preview of the musical “9 to 5” on Wednesday, March 20. There is no charge for your child to attend this program. Thank you for returning your signed permission slip to your child’s teacher.

Gertrude Hawk SCA Fundraiser: Thank you for your generosity in supporting our spring fundraiser. Money raised goes directly back to supporting student programs in the building. Orders are due back on Monday, March 25th. 

 

 

 

Family Math Night: You are invited to attending Cedar Mountain’s Math Night on Tuesday, March 26, at 6:30 pm. There will be a parent training session when you arrive, after the parent training, parents will join their child in a classroom who will be playing various take-home math games. Please click this link to sign up.

 

Scholastic Book Fair: Miss Winzer will be holding a book fair in the library on the following dates and times listed below. We thank our parent volunteers who will be assisting at our book fair!

Monday, March 25, from 4:00-6:00 pm

Tuesday, March 26, from 4:00-6:00 pm

Wednesday, March 27, from 4:00-6:00 pm

Kindergarten Registration: Our Kindergarten Registration for the 2019-2020 is open!  If you happen to have friends or neighbors with young children, please direct them to the main page of the VTSD website. Families will need to register online and then come in person to complete the registration process. When arriving at registration, you will need to bring a proof of residency and your child’s medical history (vaccinations and recent physical). Kindergarten registration will take place at Cedar Mountain Primary School on the following days/times:

Monday, April 1, from 4:30-8:00 pm;

Tuesday, April 2, from 9:30-11:30 am;

Wednesday, April 3, from 4:30-8:00 pm;

Thursday, March 29 from 9:30-11:30 am

Welcome to the Class of 2032!!

SCA Meeting: Monday, April 1, 2019, at 9:45. At April’s meeting, we will introduce our One School One Book initiative where we will read We’re All Wonders as a school! This is a meeting NOT to miss! This activity will be a school and family-based activity.

 

Upcoming Events:

  • One School One Book- kick off Monday, April 1st– there will be many activities you can do at home with your children with We’re All Wonders
  • Father/Daughter Dance- Friday, April 5, at 6:00 pm- click here for the informational flier
  • Mad Science Assembly- Tuesday, April 8
  • Spring Field Trip II- Thursday, April 11, to see a preview of “The Sound of Music” at Glen Meadow Middle School; permission slips will be arriving home soon.
  • First-Grade Poetry Out Loud Program-Tuesday, April 16
  • Traveling Lantern Company to Perform “Dorothy and the Land of Oz”-Thursday, April 18…we thank the SCA for bringing this program to our school!!
  • School Closed: Friday, April 19 through Friday, April 26, school resumes on Monday, April 29, 2019
  • SCA Mother’s and Father’s Day Shoppe-April 29-May 1
  • PGA Golf Pro-coming the week of April 29 and May 6 in all gym classes

 

 

Fun with Love of Reading Week and More at “The Mountain”…

Dear Cedar Mountain Families:

Our students enjoyed Love of Reading Week! We had many special Guest Readers through our building reading their favorite books to our students. Enjoy some pictures of our students participating in daily events.

Mrs. Battista’s class are very sleepy after reading The Sleep Book

Crazy Hair Day

We speak for the trees!

Mrs. Czergovits’ students reading to their stuff animals

Lots of Thing Ones!

Pals reading together

Spring Field Trip: We will be going to Vernon High School to see a preview of the musical “9 to 5” on Wednesday, March 20. There is no charge for your child to attend this program. Thank you for returning your signed permission slip to your child’s teacher.

How to ask your child about his or her day at school:   Here is a great article suggesting 50 questions you can ask your child about his or her day instead of saying, “How was school?”. There are some really great conversation starters after a long day of school. At dinner tonight, why don’t you ask your child one of them?

40 Developmental Assets: We are very fortunate to have the national program 40 Developmental Assets brought to us by Rebecca Dorney from The Center for Prevention and Counseling. This program, started in January will continue on Friday, March 15, at 9:45 am. 40 Developmental Assets is training for adults/parents that teach them about the 40 positive supports and strengths that young people need to succeed. Half of the assets focus on the relationships and opportunities they need in their families, schools, and communities (external assets). The remaining assets focus on the social-emotional strengths, values, and commitments that are nurtured within young people (internal assets). 40 Developmental Assets is a research-based program that comes from Search Institute. Here is the flier for this program. A light breakfast will be served- all are welcome!

SCA Meeting: Monday, March 4, 2019, at 9:45. At March’s meeting, Ms. Laurie Nelson, Math Coach will be making a presentation on some activities you can do at home to bolster your child’s math skills. You will be able to observe first-hand what a typical math lesson looks like in your child’s classroom.  In addition, Ms. Nelson will be demonstrating how to access Think Central online to find helpful manipulatives that you can use with your child. For our first-grade parents, she will give a “peek” at what second-grade math looks like. Mrs. Nelson will also be reminding everyone about Math Night coming on Tuesday, March 26th.  Miss Winzer, our librarian, will also be presenting her website and all of the resources that are available to our students. We will also have a reveal of our One School One Book initiative! This is a meeting NOT to miss!

SCA Family Movie and Craft Night: As a reminder, we will be holding our Family Movie and Craft Night on Tuesday, March 5, at 5:30 pm, in the gym. There is a $2.00 charge for students who are making a craft.

Sodexo Nutrition Lessons: We will be having Mrs. Marissa Thorsen, Registered Dietician, who will be with us the week of March 18 to teach students about healthy eating through hands-on engaging lessons. We thank Mrs. Remner, Sodexo Manager, for bringing Mrs. Thorsen to our school.

The Magic of Reading: Our students will be entertained by Joe Romano as he dazzles students with real magic as he teaches students about the “Magic of Reading”. This assembly program is being brought to our school by our SCA. We thank the SCA for bringing great activities, like this, to our school!

Author Visit- Paul Czajak: On Tuesday, March 19, we will have Paul Czajak, author of the famous Monster & Me series and more. He will be teaching students about how he gets his inspiration for his books and illustrations. Here is the link to Paul Czajak’s website.

 

School Spirit Day will be on Thursday, March 21th…students are encouraged to wear green!

Gertrude Hawk SCA Fundraiser: Thank you for your generosity in supporting our spring fundraiser. Money raised goes directly back to supporting student programs in the building. Orders are due back on Monday, March 25th.

 

Family Math Night: You are invited to attending Cedar Mountain’s Math Night on Tuesday, March 26, at 6:30 pm. There will be a parent training session when you arrive, after the parent training, parents will join their child in a classroom who will be playing various take-home math games. Please click here for the letter sent home. Please click here for the letter sent home.

Trimester Two Report Cards: Our second trimester will end on Monday, March 11, 2019.  Report cards will be issued on Friday, March 22, 2019. Your child’s third and final report card will be issued on the last day of school.

Scholastic Book Fair: Miss Winzer will be holding a book fair in the library on the following dates and times listed below. We thank our parent volunteers who will be assisting at our book fair!

Monday, March 25, from 4:00-6:00 pm

Tuesday, March 26, from 4:00-6:00 pm

Wednesday, March 27, from 4:00-6:00 pm

Kindergarten Registration: Our Kindergarten Registration for the 2019-2020 is open!  If you happen to have friends or neighbors with young children, please direct them to the main page of the VTSD website. Families will need to register online and then come in person to complete the registration process. When arriving at registration, you will need to bring proof of residency and your child’s medical history (vaccinations and recent physical). Kindergarten registration will take place at Cedar Mountain Primary School on Monday, April 1, from 4:30-8:00 pm; Tuesday, April 2, from 9:30-11:30 am; Wednesday, April 3, from 4:30-8:00 pm; and Thursday, March 29 from 9:30-11:30 am, in the gym. Welcome to the Class of 2032!

Upcoming Events:

  • One School One Book- kick off Monday, April 1st– there will be many activities you can do at home with your children with We’re All Wonders
  • SCA Father/Daughter Dance- Friday, April 5, at 6:00 pm
  • Mad Science Assembly- Tuesday, April 8
  • The magic of Reading Assembly- Monday, April 15…we thank the SCA for bringing this program to our school!
  • First-Grade Poetry Out Loud Program-Tuesday, April 16
  • Traveling Lantern Company to Perform “Dorothy and the Land of Oz”-Thursday, April 18…we thank the SCA for bringing this program to our school!!
  • School Closed: Friday, April 19 and Monday, April 22…the Board of Education will make a decision on our spring recess at the March 15 meeting

Here’s another look at our February Students of the Month…

 

Baylee

Meet: Baylee                            

Favorite:

Sport: Ice Skating                   Food: Chinese Food

Singer: Taylor Swift               Book:  Pete the Cat

Movie: “Sing”                         School Subject: Math

Names of Brothers and Sister: Nathaniel, James, and Liliana

Baylee’s teacher, Mrs. Hartman, should know that Baylee loves being a big sister and helping her mom at home.

When Baylee is not in school, she likes to color and play games with her family, like Uno.

Baylee is really good at doing arts and crafts and coloring.

When Baylee grows up, she wants to be a Veterinarian.

 

Jeffmarie

Meet: Jeffmarie                       

Favorite:

Sport: Soccer              Food: Corn     

Singer: Alan Walter    Book:  Clifford

TV Show: “SpongeBob Square Pants and Loud House” 

School Subject: Math

Names of Sisters: Karelys and Jerelys

Jeffmarie’s teacher, Mrs. Wilson, should know that Jeffmarie likes dogs and is learning Chinese!

When Jeffmarie is not in school, she likes to play with her family.

Jeffmarie is really good at playing games.

When Jeffmarie grows up, she wants to travel the world.

 

Christina

Meet: Christina                                                

Favorite:

Sport: Soccer and Ice Skating             Food: Cheese Doodles           

Singer: Kidz Bop        Book:  Wheels on the Bus

TV Show: “My Little Pony”  School Subject: Gym with Miss Gonnelli

Names of Brothers: Alfonso and Joseph

Christina’s teacher, Miss Chmielowiec, should know that Christina tries to make her teacher happy every day.

When Christina is not in school, she likes to read, play outside, and play games.

Christina is really good at being kind and sharing.

When Christina grows up, she wants to be a mommy.

 

Ryan

Meet: Ryan                             Nickname: Ry Ry         

Favorite:

Sport: Baseball, Soccer, and Basketball                    

Food: Macaroni and Cheese  

Singer: Walk the Moon          Book:  Pete the Cat and The Hardy Boys

Movie: “Ice Age”                   School Subject: Fundations

Names of Brother and Sister: Justin and Kelsey

Ryan’s teacher, Mrs. Megnin, should know that Ryan loves when Mrs. Megnin gives our class extra recess and he loves centers before lunch.

When Ryan is not in school, he likes to read books and play with his brother and sister.

Ryan is really good at Minecraft.

When Ryan grows up, he wants to be a policeman and an artist.

 

Aiden

Meet: Aiden                              

Favorite:

Sport: Soccer                          Food: Pizza    

Singer: Aiden’s Dad!              Book:  Slappy the Dummy-Goosebumps book

Movie: “Jurassic World”        School Subject: Gym with Miss Gonnelli

Name of Brother: Tristan

Aiden’s teacher, Mrs. Vanadia, should know that Aiden respects her.

When Aiden is not in school, he likes to play with his little brother and cousin.

Aiden is really good at being a good friend.

When Aiden grows up, he wants to be a detective.

 

Michael

Meet: Michael                                    Nickname: Chippy        

Favorite:

Sport: Baseball                       Food: Pizza    

Singer: Michael Jackson         Book:  Pete the Cat books

TV Show: “Rug Rats”            School Subject: Math

Names of Sister: Madison

Michael’s teacher, Mrs. Battista, should know that Michael is a good boy.

When Michael is not in school, he likes to watch “Alf” and play with his friends.

Michael is really good at baseball.

When Michael grows up, he wants to be a famous baseball player.

 

Emyleen

Meet: Emyleen                                   Nickname: Emy            

Favorite:

Sport: Dance               Food: Nutella 

Singer: Kidz Bop        Book:  Hop on Pop

TV Show: “AGT…America’s Got Talent”       School Subject: Math

Emyleen’s teacher, Mrs. Barone, should know that Emyleen is a great artist.

When Emyleen is not in school, she likes to play with her dolls.

Emyleen is really good at dancing.

When Emyleen grows up, she wants to be a teacher.

 

Blake

Meet: Blake                          Nickname: Blakie  

Favorite:

Sport: Football                      Food: Mashed Potatoes

Singer: Hall and Oates               Book: Dr. Seuss’ ABC Book

TV Show:  “Ryan’s Toy Review Videos” on YouTube                     School Subject: Math

Names of Brother: Wyatt

Blake’s teacher, Mr. Dente, should know that Blake likes to go fishing and on hikes with his dad and brother Wyatt.

When Blake is not in school, he likes to play video games with his brother Wyatt.

Blake is really good at doing math.

When Blake grows up, he wants to be a teacher.

 

Makenzie

Meet: Makenzie                     Nickname: Kenzie        

Favorite:

Sport: Dance               Food: Strawberries    

Singer: Jo Jo Siwa      Book:  No David

TV Show: “Liv and Maddie”             School Subject: Math

Names of Sister: Scarlet

Makenzie’s teacher, Mrs. Start, should know that Makenzie is really nice but really shy.

When Makenzie is not in school, she likes to go to dance and play with dolls.

Makenzie is really good at dance, math, and school.

When Makenzie grows up, she says, “I really don’t know yet!”.  

 

Taylor

Meet: Taylor                                        

Favorite:

Sport: Basketball                    Food: Tacos   

Singer: Mr. Moschella            Book:  All Pete the Cat books

Movie: “Frozen”         School Subject: Reading Workshop

Names of Sisters and Brothers: Sara, Amanda, Tucker, and Aidan

Taylor’s teacher, Mrs. Talerico and Mrs. Ollert, should know that Taylor reads at home.

When Taylor is not in school, she likes to play games like “Perfection” and “Memory”.

Taylor is really good at math.

When Taylor grows up, she wants to make pizza.

 

Amy

Meet: Amy                                   Nickname: Ames            

Favorite:

Sport: Soccer               Food: Vegan Pizza 

Singer: Jo Jo Siwa        Book:  Room on the Broom

Movie: “Hotel Transylvania 3”       School Subject: Reading

Name of Sister: Piper

Amy’s teacher, Miss Malloy, should know that Amy is taking acting classes.

When Amy is not in school, she likes to play with her LOL dolls.

Amy is really good at math.

When Amy grows up, she wants to be a Veterinarian.

Anna

Meet: Anna                                   Nickname: Annie           

Favorite:

Sport: Soccer               Food: Calamari 

Singer: Jo Jo Siwa        Book:  Tales of Wonder

Movie: “Sing”               School Subject: Gym with Miss Gonnelli

Name of Brother: Marcus

Anna’s teacher, Mrs. Rogers, should know that Anna is a good singer.

When Anna is not in school, she likes to play with her brother Marcus.

Anna is really good at ballet.

When Anna grows up, she wants to be a model.

 

Thank you for your support and continued dedication to the education of your child; you are your child’s first and best teacher. We appreciate your partnership with us at Cedar Mountain School developing a strong foundation for years to come!

Sincerely,

Mrs. Gebhardt

A Message From VTHS

March 2019

 

“Kindness is like snow–It beautifies everything it covers.”

~Kahlil Gibran

  • Tuesday, March 5: Psychology Honor Society Ceremony – 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm – Upper Library
  • Wednesday, March 6: Mr. Frentzko’s Akido class – 2:15 – 2:30 pm – Cafe
  • Thursday, March 7: SCA Meeting 9:15- 10:15 am – Conference Room B
    Pass It Along 2019 Scholar Athlete Banquete at Perona Farms
    BOE Work Session – 7:00- 9:00 pm Lounsberry Hollow
  • Friday, March 8: SCA Bingo Night – 7:30-10:30 pm Cafe
  • Friday 3/8-3/10: Robotics Competition at Mount Olive High School
  • Sunday, March 10: Daylight Savings Begins
  • Tuesday, March 12: BOE Special Budget Meeting – 7:00-9:00 pm – Lounsberry Hollow
  • Wednesday, March 13: Mr. Frentzko’s Akido class – 2:15- 3:30pm – Cafe
  • Thursday, March 14: Open Mic Night – 5:30 – 8:00pm – Senior Cafeteria
    BOE Public Meeting – 7:00-9:00pm – Lounsberry Hollow
  • Sunday, March 17: St. Patrick’s Day
  • Monday, March 18: Project Self-Sufficiency’s Vernon Pop-Up Prom Shop!
    10:00am-4:00pm RV will be parked behind Senior Cafe. Please see their flyer on the Digital Backpack
  • Tuesday, March 19: Mr. Frentzko’s Akido Class – 2:15 – 3:30pm – Cafe
    BOE Public Meeting – 7:00-9:00pm Lounsberry Hollow
  • Wednesday, March 20: First Day of Spring
    Senior Citizen Dinner Theater (SCADT)
  • Thursday, March 21: Spring Musical “9 to 5” 7:00 – Auditorium*
  • Friday, March 22: Spring Musical “9 to 5” 7:30pm – Auditorium*
  • Saturday, March 23: Spring Musical “9 to 5” – 7:30 pm – Auditorium*
    * The ticket link to buy tickets to “9 to 5” is:   http://vths.seatyourself.biz
  • Wednesday, March 27: Mr. Frentzko’s Aikido class – 2:15- 3:30pm – Cafe
    The Greater Morris County Chapter of the National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame Football Scholar -Athlete Dinner
    Jazz Pops Concert – 7:30pm – Auditorium
  • Friday, March 29: Keith Hawkins for sophmores – gymnasium
  • Fri. March 29-Sat. March 30:  Shark Tank / Hackathon
  • Fri., March 29-Sun. March 31: Robotics Competition at Mongomery High School in Skillman , NJ

 

   Additional Information

 

 

At this year’s Pass It Along Scholar Athlete Banquet, our scholar athlete being honored is Madison DeVries and our Teacher/Coach of Excellence is Steve Carlson. Congratulations to both of our honorees!

This year we will be honoring Travis Schneider at this Football-Scholar Athlete Dinner. Congratulations, Travis!

Congratulations to Mr. Bill Foley who has been recognized by the National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association (NIAAA) as a Certified Athletic Administrator.  To earn this distinction, Mr. Foley demonstrated the highest level of knowledge and expertise in the field of interscholastic athletic administration. The voluntary certification process included a thorough evaluation of the candidate’s educational background, experience and professional contributions, as well as a rigorous, comprehensive written examination.

The Academic Decathlon Team had an impressive day in early February. The team finished third place in Super Quiz, third place in our region and seventh place in the State. Please note that Christian Fieldhouse took home 3rd place as an Overall Decathlete.

 

Here is the list of student medals:

 

Academic Decathlon – Region 2 Awards:

Team:

  • 3rd Place overall
  • 3rd Place Super Quiz

 

  • Overall Decathlete:
  • 3rd Place – Christian Fieldhouse (Varsity level)

 

  • Essay:
  • Honorable Mention – Dan McKeon
  • Bronze – Sam DuPont

 

  • Mathematics:
  • Honorable Mention – Altin Ukella
  • Silver – Christian Fieldhouse
  • Gold – Peter Fetz
  • Gold – Dan McKeon

 

  • Language & Literature:
  • Honorable Mention – Sam Dupont
  • Bronze – Peter Fetz
  • Gold – Christian Fieldhouse

 

  • Interview:
  • Honorable Mention – Peter Fetz
  • Honorable Mention – Dan McKeon
  • Honorable Mention – David Rusnak
  • Silver – Shane Brennan

 

  • Economics:
  • Honorable Mention – Sam DuPont
  • Bronze – Christian Fieldhouse

 

  • Music:
  • Gold – Christian Fieldhouse
  • Silver – Sam DuPont

 

  • Art:
  • Bronze – Katie Herz
    • Science:
  • Bronze – Wesley Sanders
  • Honorable Mention – Dan McKeon
  • Silver – Christian Fieldhouse

 

  • Social Science:
  • Honorable Mention – Alton Ukella
  • Honorable Mention – Sam DuPont
  • Silver – Christian Fieldhouse

 

  • Speech:
  • Silver – Katie Herz
  • Bronze – Sam DuPont

Congratulations to all of our winners! We wish you all the best in your upcoming state competition!

 

Congratulations to Sydney Sparta who represented Vernon Township High School at the New Jersey Poetry Out Loud Region 4 Contest on February 6th. Sydney did an exceptional job and we are very proud of her accomplishments!

 

Congratulations to all of the students who were inducted into the Vernon Township High School Chapter of the Tri-M Music Honor Society on February 6th.  Please see the program on the VTHS Digital Backpack for the names of all of our Tri-M members.

 

Congratulations to all of the students who were inducted into the Vernon Township High School Troupe of the International Thespian Society on February 11th. Please see the program on the VTHS Digital Backpack for the names of all our Thespian Society members.

 

Many thanks to all of the CTE teachers and students who made the Preschool CTE Field Trip to VTHS a most enjoyable one! It was wonderful seeing so many smiling faces!

Our Singing Valentine Singers also brought smiles to many faces as they sang their hearts out–over and over again–on Valentine’s Day! Many thanks to all of the singers and to those who donated to make this event a huge success! This year’s singers were: Cole Benkendorf, Alex Bisanzio, Mark Bosma, Emma Cahill,

Jess Carfello, Matt Charuka, Heather Cordero, Amanda Cueman, Giana DeRosa, Emily Doumanis, Nathan Fitch, Bryce Grier, Blake Harrsch, Tessa Heidt, Kylie Imbimbo, Kayla Landi, Sebastian Leak, Paloma Lupino, Alex MacPherson, Emily Norris, Tim Nuzzetti, Justin Shea, Kelsie Shinall, Mike Tlatelpa, Jackie Trost, Michele Wagner, Reyna Whitty and Waylon Woody.

 

Congratulations to the students who were inducted and/or recognized at our English Honor Society Induction on February 26th. Please see the program on the VTHS Digital Backpack for a list of all the Junior and Senior Inductees and our Senior Members.

Congratulations to the students who were inducted into the Mathematics Honor Society on February 25th. Please see the program on the VTHS Digital Backpack for a list of the honor society members.

We would like to thank Mrs. Kate Romeo for inviting representatives from One Hit Away. Our juniors and seniors were an exceptional audience and learned a lot of valuable lessons from the presentation. The challenges of living with a TBI (Traumatic Brain Injury) provided our students with great insight about its ramifications.

Finally, we would like to recognize our students for their wonderful cooperation during our recent 2-hour “blackout.” Their outstanding behavior was greatly appreciated. Thank you very much!

 

Please be sure check out the VTHS athletics website for updates as we move from the winter into the spring sports season! There is always something wonderful happening in the world of VTHS sports.

 

 

Mr. Piccirillo’s Blog

Good Afternoon Walnut Ridge Families,

 

Can you believe it is almost March!?! Here are some exciting announcements to take us through the rest of the winter and into the spring!

 

1) Pretzel and Cinnabon orders

 

As you know, the fundraising orders arrived incomplete last week and did not include the Cinnabon baking kits. We expect the rest of the order to arrive today so please plan to stop by tomorrow to pick up the remainder of your order.

 

 

2) Ski Trip to The National Winter Activity Center

 

Our field trip to the NWAC to learn to cross country ski is this Friday, March 1. The students will be fitted for their boots and skis tomorrow. Just a reminder to please have your child(ren) arrive to school on Friday already dressed for the ski trip. The forecast as of now looks like partly sunny and 42 degrees with no wind. (I’ll take it). It is important to note that the students will be very active while skiing so please keep that in mind when dressing them. They will want to be warm, but not overly bundled. (Think “A Christmas Story” CLICK HERE)

 

 

3) March is Registration Month

 

We will be registering new students for WR all month so please check out our registration website (CLICK HERE) and please let your friends and family know if they might be interested. For information on Cedar Mountain (Kindergarten) registration please CLICK HERE.

 

 

4) Love of Reading Week

 

We have many wonderful events planned for Love of Reading Week, which begins March 4th, so please CLICK HERE to see the details. This form will also be coming in your child’s folder so please look for it this week because there is important information especially as it pertains to different “Dress Up Activities” we will be participating in each day. For example, Monday March 4th students and staff will be wearing shirts with letters on them and reading Dr. Seuss’s ABCs book.

 

 

5) Parent Teacher Conferences/ Scholastic Book Fair

 

It is once again that time of year…..Parent/Teacher Conferences!!

 

As we did in the fall, we holding two dates for Parent/Conferences this spring.  Those dates are March 20 and March 21. The time slots will be during the following time frames for each day: 9am-12pm, 1pm-3pm, and 4pm-6:30pm.

 

To sign up for an appointment with your child(ren)’s teacher, please use the links below

 

Mrs. Bicskei

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60B0D4FAFA729A4FC1-mrs3

 

Mrs. Cook

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60B0D4FAFA729A4FC1-mrs

 

Mrs. Lombardi

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60B0D4FAFA729A4FC1-mrs2

 

Mrs. MacDougall

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60B0D4FAFA729A4FC1-mrs1

 

Mrs. Vanderbeck

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60B0D4FAFA729A4FC1-mrs12

Also, please remember to leave yourself some extra time before or after your appointment with your child(ren)’s teacher to attend our Spring Scholastic Book Fair, which will be taking place in the All Purpose Room, as it did in the fall.  I will be working the fair with Mrs. DiCarlo, and we both would love to see you there!

6) INSTAGRAM PHOTOS

Enjoy these latest Instagram Photos and please follow us to stay up-to-date.

 

Sincerely,

Joseph S. Piccirillo, Principal

Principal’s Blog

March/April

2019

Dear Parents/Guardians:

 

As the winter weeks begin to wind down and the first days of spring season are soon upon us, I am hopeful this message finds you and your family members, healthy and looking forward to warmer weather in upcoming months.

 

Please note the following upcoming dates on your calendar:

 

March 2019

March 1            Read Across America

March 5            LHS SCA Meeting 9:30AM Room #122

March 8            SCA Wingo Night 7:15 PM-8:30 PM- LH Cafe

March 10           Daylight Saving Time Begins

March 11           SCA Gertrude Hawk Fundraiser Due

March 13           Variety Show 7:00 PM LHS

March 17           St. Patrick’s Day

March 20           Spring Begins

March 28           Marking Period 3- Choral Concert 9:45 AM LHS

 

APRIL 2017

April 1              Third Marking Period Ends

April 2              LHS SCA Meeting 9:30 AM Room #122

April 8              Report Cards Distributed                            

April 10-12      Mom & Dad Store- Lunch Periods

April 19-26      Spring Break

April 21             Easter

April 22            Earth Day

 

Best wishes to all for a continued rewarding and successful 2018-19 school year!

Sincerely,

Dennis J. Mudrick

Principal

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