I hope everyone had a very Happy Thanksgiving and enjoyed their time with family, loved ones and friends. The arrival of December brought Vernon its first snow days of the school year and the additional challenges of inclement weather and lost power. I hope everyone managed to stay safe, warm and is persevering during this past storm.

The holiday season will soon be upon us with many more opportunities to spend quality time with family, grandparents, extended family and good friends. I am often reminded of the lasting effects of quality time spent with family.

Country singer, Tim McGraw wrote to this in his song, Humble and Kind, “Visit grandpa every chance that you can. It won’t be wasted time. Always stay humble and kind.” It is these values of humility, kindness and respect that we try to emulate and teach your children as they grow academically, socially, emotionally and as McGraw sings, “help the next one in line, always stay humble and kind.”

On behalf of Lounsberry Hollow Elementary School, I would like to wish you and your family a safe and happy holiday season and a healthy and Happy New Year!

Please see below the many events happening at Lounsberry Hollow School during the month of December before the official Winter break begins.


Eric W. Kosek, Ed.D.
Acting Principal
Lounsberry Hollow School



December 3– Lounsberry Hollow SCA Meeting  9:30AM –   Room #122 Candle Fundraiser Pick Up – 5:00PM- 6:30PM Rescheduled-Date-TBD

December 4-Janine Loweth Assembly – Author of I AM… 1:15PM – All Grades Pajama Day – PBSIS Fundraiser

December 10-12– SCA Holiday Store – during all lunch periods

December 12-Vernon Board of Education Work Session  7:00PM – LHS

December 13-PBSIS School Store

December 18-Welcome to N.J. Assembly – 9:00AM – Grade 4 -LEAD Graduation – Grade 5 – 1:11PM

December 19-Vernon Board of Education Public Meeting   7:00PM – LHS

December 20-Early Dismissal – students dismissed at 12:20PM

December 23January 1-December Recess

January 2– Students Return