Introducing Our November First-Grade Students of the Month
Meet: Katherine Nickname: Katie
Sport: Basketball Food: Clams
Singer: Taylor Swift Book: Brown Bear, Brown Bear
TV Show: “Loud House” School Subject: Math
Name of Sister: Tina
Katie’s teacher should know that she is smart!
When Katie is not in school, she likes to watch TV, go camping, and play games.
Katie is really good at math.
When Katie grows up, she wants to be a secret spy.
Sport: Football Food: Pizza
Singer: Alice in Chains Book: Naughty Pigeon
TV Show: “Parker Plays” School Subject: Music
Names of Brother and Sister: Jake and Colby
Layne’s teacher should know that he is fair!
When Layne is not in school, he likes to play video games.
Layne is really good at playing video games.
When Layne grows up, he wants to be a police officer.
Sport: Basketball Food: Tacos
Singer: Justin Timberlake Book: Big Snow
TV Show: “Loud House” School Subject: Math
Name of Brother: Owen
Jack’s teacher should know that he likes to play sports!
When Jack is not in school, he likes to play outside.
Jack is really good at math.
When Jack grows up, he wants to be a police officer.
Meet: Drew Nickname: Dr. Ew (look closely at this!!)
Sport: Baseball Food: Chicken Cutlets
Singer: Imagine Dragons Book: Harry Potter
TV Show: “ESPN College Game Day” School Subject: Language Arts
Name of Brothers: Zack and Ty
Drew’s teacher should know that he really likes school!
When Drew is not in school, he likes to play Roblox.
Drew is really good at reading.
When Drew grows up, he wants to be a teacher.
Meet: Shaun Mary Nickname: Shaunie
Sport: Tennis Food: Pizza
Singer: Taylor Swift Book: Mo Willems’ books (Pigeon and Piggy)
TV Show: “The Thundermans” School Subject: Gym
Name of Brother: Liam
Shaun’s teacher should know that she has been to 17 states!
When Shaun is not in school, she likes to dance hip-hop.
Shaun is really good at tennis, running, art, and writing jokes.
When Shaun grows up, she wants to be a Veterinarian.
Meet: Kaya Nickname: Kajusia (Polish)
Sport: Dance Food: Yogurt
Singer: One Direction Book: Elephant and Piggie
TV Show: “Jessie” School Subject: Math
Name of Brother and Sister: Dylan and Mia (her twin)
Kaya’s teacher should know that she really likes her (Mrs. Rogers); she is the best!
When Kaya is not in school, she likes to play with her sister, Mia, and listen to music.
Kaya is really good at reading.
When Kaya grows up, she wants to be a teacher.
Meet: Jacob Nickname: Jake
Sport: Basketball Food: Pancakes
Singer: Alvin and the Chipmunks Book: Green Eggs and Ham
TV Show: “Teen Titans Go” School Subject: Math
Name of Brother: Austin
Jacob’s teacher should know that he likes to help his family cook and bake!
When Jacob is not in school, he likes to watch TV and movies and read comic books.
Jacob is really good at drawing.
When Jacob grows up, he wants to be a dad.
Meet: Isabella Nickname: Bella, “Is”
Sport: Gymnastics Food: Chocolate
Singer: Carrie Underwood Book: Penny Dreadful
TV Show: “Paw Patrol” School Subject: Math
Name of Brother and Sister: Logan and Lillyana
Isabella’s teacher should know that she has a beautiful house!
When Isabella is not in school, she likes to go on the trampoline.
Isabella is really good at gymnastics.
When Isabella grows up, she wants to be a doctor.
Sport: Baseball Food: Chicken
Singer: Marshmello Book: I Love You Stinky Face
TV Show: “Tom and Jerry” School Subject: Gym
Name of Sister: Azraelle
Edward’s teacher should know that he loves being in her class (Mrs. Giangrande)!
When Edward is not in school, he likes to dance to smooth beats.
Edward is really good at making friends.
When Edward grows up, he wants to work with his dad.
Meet: Isabella Nickname: Bella
Sport: Gymnastics Food: Mac and Cheese
Singer: Billy Joel Book: Too Much Trouble by Stan & Jan Berenstain
TV Show: “Paw Patrol” School Subject: Art
Name of Sister: Kendra
Isabella’s teacher should know that she is cousin now.
When Isabella is not in school, she likes to play, draw, and make a Santa list.
Isabella is really good at being a good friend.
When Isabella grows up, she wants to be a nurse like her mommy.
Mr. Art Frisbie is our artist in residence who designed and painted the treasure chest in our front lobby. Mr. Frisbie is also painting various images in our library. There will be more information on the library project in upcoming blogs. Here are some pictures of Mr. Frisbie working:
2017-2018 Teacher of the Year Program
You are invited to nominate a teacher for the annual NJ Department of Education Governor’s Teacher of the Year and Governor’s Educational Services Professional of the Year. Please use this form to nominate a teacher at Cedar Mountain. Our building selection will be made in early December. There are so many outstanding professionals in Cedar Mountain for you to consider! Last year’s recipients were Mrs. Lois Battista, first-grade teacher, and Mrs. Joanne Howard, Math Interventionist. Nominations are due to the main office by December 1, 2017.
Each candidate should:
- Inspire students of all backgrounds and abilities to learn;
- Serves as an exceptionally skilled and dedicated educator in a public or charter school;
- Expresses themselves in an engaging and articulate way;
- Plays an active role in the community as well as the school;
- Demonstrates leadership and innovation in and outside the classroom;
- Has the respect and admiration of students, parents, and colleagues
Grandparent’s Day is on Monday and Tuesday, November 20-21, 2017. There will be two sessions, one from 10:15-11:30 and 1:30-3:15. Please see the informational memo sent home. Our school Book Fair will also be going on during these two days in the Media Center. Stop by and get a head start on holiday shopping! We are in need of parent volunteers for our Book Fair. If you can volunteer any of our sessions on November 20 or November 21, please call the main office at 973-764-2890. We thank you for the time you can devote to our building. Schoolcraft Studios will be at Cedar Mountain on these days for grandparents to have their pictures taken with their grandchildren. A picture ordering envelope and flier was sent home with the memo on Grandparent’s Day. Please bring this with you to the visitation day.
Cards and Letters for our Vets: Cedar Mountain students are writing cards and letters that will go into boxes for a program called Boxes for Vets. Boxes of personal items and snacks are sent to our Vets around the world, inside each box is a card or two made by children and adults. The Vets report that the cards and letters found in each box are enjoyed most of all. We are very proud to be part of this very special program!
Mind Traveler’s Reading Program forms are due to Mr. Joseph by Friday, December 1st. Two students from each grade level will be selected to be honored for their reading efforts at the January Board of Education Public Meeting.
Author Visit: Chris Howard, author of Life is Ruff, will be visiting Cedar Mountain on Friday, December 1, 2017. Life is Ruff tells the story of a shelter dog’s life from being a stray to being adopted through a shelter. Chris Howard will talk about writing his book and his work that he does at animal shelters.
Our next SCA meeting will take place on Monday, December 4, 2017, at 9:30. Please note that we will no longer be holding evening meetings this year. We have found that parents are attending our meetings in the morning and we are not seeing parents come out for our evening meetings. If you cannot make a meeting and would like information, I would be very happy to go over the highlights of our meetings as well as send home any handouts. Please call Cedar Mountain or email me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org to request SCA information. Here is the link to the SCA Parent Page, where you can read the minutes of previous meetings. At December’s meeting, Mrs. Nicole Keane, School Counselor, will go over her program at our meeting. Cedar Mountain is very proud to remind you that Mrs. Nicole Keane is the State School Counselor of the Year!! Mrs. Keane will have Rusty, the Seeing Eye Dog with her. Rusty recently earned his six-month-old vest!!
We have many SCA activities coming up, please remember, you must sign up for each activity:
Vendor Fair and Cake Auction– Saturday, December 2nd, from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm (this is open to the public)
Dinner with Santa: Wednesday and Friday, December 6th and 8th at 6:30 pm- this year, you can take your own family pictures with Santa Claus
Holiday Shoppe: Monday-Wednesday, December 11th-13th Your child can shop for small items for every family member
Cookie Decorating Party: Friday, December 15th at 6:00 pm
Family Craft Night: Wednesday, December 20th at 6:30 pm
If you missed the Principal’s Forum last week, here is the presentation for your review.
Rusty has been enjoying going into classrooms to learn along with the students of Cedar Mountain. Below, Rusty is in a math class learning about number bonds. Mrs. Keane made a presentation to a Cedar Mountain Daisy troop about the Seeing Eye program, Rusty enjoyed meeting the Daisies!
November 22: Early Dismissal 1:20- please order a Grab and Go lunch for your child
November 23-24: School CLOSED for the Thanksgiving holiday
December 7: Trimester One Ends
December 7: Trimester One Ends
December 14: Trimester One Report Cards Issued