As the crocuses, snowdrops, and daffodils try to make a spring appearance, enjoy reading some information about Cedar Mountain Primary School
Parent Engagement Survey: As parent involvement and family engagement is a priority of mine at Cedar Mountain Primary School, I invite you to take this Family Engagement Google Survey. Your input is very important to me. Thank you for taking a few minutes to answer a few questions about activities offered at Cedar Mountain.
Mrs. Haw’s class put all of their reading, literacy, math, and engineering skills together as they read How to Catch the Easter Bunny. Students created a story map of the book, identified character traits of EB (“Easter Bunny”), learned about the sequence of events (which tied in perfectly with chapter 10 in math!), and students wrote about the author’s message. A culminating activity was creating a trap for the Easter Bunny. Students collaborated in small groups to create a trap. They accessed their design and engineering skills as they used various materials to make their traps. Below, you’ll see Mrs. Haw’s students with their STEM creations.
Meet Mrs. Sweeney’s and Mr. Dente’s class friend “Sweetie”. Sweetie is a VIM (very important monkey). Sweetie joined the class in September and has shared a world of adventures through the eyes and words of the students in Mrs. Sweeney’s and Mr. Dente’s first-grade class. The students have learned many interesting things about each other. The students in the class enjoy taking Sweetie on adventures and writing about their fun activities, and they look forward to Sweetie’s return to school each week, as a classmate shares “The Adventures of Sweetie”, documented in a wonderfully detailed journal with stories and photos! Sweetie spends a few days with each student, who records his or her daily happenings. You may have seen Sweetie around town; Sweetie has been to soccer, swim practice, baseball games, skiing, basketball practice, football and cheer, Acme, Walmart, the Dollar Store, the mall, and more! Sweetie has gone to buy a new car, bird watching, quadding, the dentist, and Manhattan, NYC to make pizza! Sweetie has even shoveled out of not 1, but 4 Nor’easter Winter Storms!! Sweetie is happy that spring has come to Vernon! Sweetie continues to visit families, sharing adventures, reading books, exploring new places, and our first-grade friends are right there to write about it! The students in Mrs. Sweeney’s and Mr. Dente’s class can’t wait to learn what Sweetie will do next. Sweetie is one curious and fun monkey!
We will be having two very special author visits in April! We look forward to having Melissa LaCour, Vernon High School graduate, on Friday, April 6, who will be talking about the book that she wrote and illustrated entitled The Black Belt ABCs. Melissa LaCour earned her Black Belt in karate and will be talking to students about what it takes to become a Black Belt.
On Friday, April 13, Mr. Joseph has arranged for author Sarah Williamson who has written several children’s books (Where are you?; Let’s Go; Fun with our Five Senses) to speak with our students. Students can purchase the book Where are you? Please click this link for the flier. Money is due by April 3, 2018.
School Spirit Day is Thursday, April 19- Wear Mismatched Socks, Plaids, and Stripes- show your creativity!
Join us for the April 26, 7:00 pm, public Board of Education meeting, held at Lounsberry Hollow, 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, and Mrs. Nicole Keane, our NJ State School Counselor of the Year.
In honor of Earth Day, Mr. Joseph will be reading The Lorax in his library classes. On Friday, April 27th, all students will be coming home with an evergreen seedling.
First-Grade Poetry: As part of our poetry unit, students will be learning how to read and recite poetry. On April 27, we will be holding a first-grade poetry reading. Your 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 with meaning and expression. Thank you for supporting this academic activity.
SCA Meeting: Our next SCA meeting will be held on Monday, April 9, 2018, at 9:30. At April’s meeting, we will have Mrs. Nelson, K-3 Math Coach, who will be making a hands-on math presentation. You will be able to observe first-hand what a typical math lesson looks like in your child’s classroom. Thank you also for supporting our spring fundraiser, our Gertrude Hawk chocolate sales brought in money that will help support this spring’s Fun Days that will be held on May 15-16.
Other upcoming events by our SCA:
- Friendly’s fundraiser will be held on Thursday, April 5, from 5:00-7:00 pm, take your family to the Sussex Friendly’s and part of your bill will be donated back to our SCA
- A Sock Hop will be held on Friday, April 13, at 6:00 pm- please click this link for the flier
- Touch-a-Truck will be held on Friday, April 27, at 5:00 pm in our driveway-please click this link for the flier
Nominations for the 2018-2019 SCA Officer positions are now open. Please click this link for the nomination form that is due on Monday, April 16, 2018.
Optional Spring Pictures will be taken on Wednesday, April 18, please look for the flier that will be sent home soon.
Our next Buy-One-Get-One-Free Book Fair will be held in the library on Friday, May 4, from 4:00-6:00 pm. We will only have one day for this event.
SAVE THE DATE: Wednesday, May 9th, 2018, 6:00-7:30 pm- Project Self-Sufficiency Family Literacy Night. Come for a campfire dinner, read with your child during story time, and have fun crafting. Here is a link to the sign-up form.
Here’s a last look at our March First-Grade Students of the Month, soon April’s Students of the Month will be selected.
Meet: Abigail Nickname: Abbie
Sport: Gymnastics Food: Ice cream sundaes
Singer: Kira Willey Book: Dr. Seuss books
TV Show: “Spirit” (on Netflix) School Subject: Reading
Name of Brother: Gaius, Abigail’s twin
Abigail’s teacher should know that she loves eating and wishes there were two snacks a day at school!
When Abigail is not in school, she likes to play ball, do arts and crafts, hike and do yoga.
Abigail is really good at skiing.
When Abigail grows up, she wants to be a farmer and grow her own food.
Meet: Joshua Nickname: Josh
Sport: Soccer Food: Apples
Singer: Luke Brian Book: Pokémon
TV Show: “Pokémon” School Subject: Math
Name of Sister: Olivia
Joshua’s teacher should know that he likes dogs!
When Joshua is not in school, he likes to play with his dog.
Joshua is really good at basketball.
When Joshua grows up, he wants to be just like his daddy!
Meet: Serena Nickname: “See See”
Sport: Football Food: Tacos
Singer: Carrie Underwood Book: My Cute Kitten
TV Show: “Blaze and Monster Machine” School Subject: Art with Mrs. Docherty
Name of Brother: Trevor, her twin
Serena’s teacher should know that she loves to draw, paint, and color cats!
When Serena is not in school, she likes to read, swim, and create art.
Serena is really good at swimming.
When Serena grows up, she wants to be a Veterinarian.
Meet: Christian Nickname: Chris
Sport: Baseball Food: Pepperoni Pizza
Singer: Justin Timberlake Book: Cat in the Hat
TV Show: “Teen Titans Go School Subject: Math
Name of Sister: Annabella
Christian’s teacher should know that he loves to build with Legos.
When Christian is not in school, he likes to watch TV.
Christian is really good at building Legos.
When Christian grows up, he wants to be a be a policeman.
Meet: James Nickname: Jim, Jimmy, “Busta”
Sport: Soccer and Baseball Food: Mac & cheese and clams
Singer: George Michael Book: All Pete the Cat books
TV Show: “PJ Masks” and “Paw Patrol” School Subject: Math
Name of Sister: Adriana
James’ teacher should know that he can do a back tuck on his trampoline and James has a dirt bike, too!
When James is not in school, he likes to play with his PlayStation, ride his bike, and play with my Uncle Bam.
James is really good at all sports.
When James grows up, he wants to be a New York City fireman.
Meet: Kahlan Nickname: “KK”
Sport: Basketball Food: Pizza
Singer: Dave Cameron Book: The Pigeon Wants a Puppy
TV Show: “Liv and Maddie” School Subject: Math
Kahlan’s teacher should know that she dances ballet and tap!
When Kahlan is not in school, she likes to ride her scooter.
Kahlan is really good at art and she is really good in penmanship, too!
When Kahlan grows up, she wants to be a teacher, like her teacher, Mrs. Sweeney!
Meet: Cameron Nickname: Cammy
Sport: Baseball Food: Mac & Cheese
Singer: Cameron’s sister Book: Pete the Cat
TV Show: “Flash” School Subject: Math
Name of Brother and Sister: Nicholas and Alexis
Cameron’s teacher should know that he likes to listen and learn.
When Cameron is not in school, he likes to play with his friends and his toys Luigi and Mario.
Cameron is really good at math and drawing.
When Cameron grows up, he wants to be a software “Imagineer”.
Meet: Ian Nickname: “E”
Sport: Baseball Food: Ice Cream
Singer: Taylor Swift Book: It’s Hard Waiting
TV Show: “Myth Busters” School Subject: Gym with Miss Gonnelli
Name of Sister and Brother: Isabel and Adam
Ian’s teacher should know that he is athletic and likes cookies!
When Ian is not in school, he likes to play video games and play with his friends.
Ian is really good at doing “flip fronts”.
When Ian grows up, he wants to be a soldier.
Meet: Ava Nickname: Avie
Sport: Soccer Food: Pizza
Singer: Rachel Platten Book: Hop on Pop
TV Show: “Jessie” School Subject: Art with Mrs. Docherty
Name of Doggy Brother: Jack
Ava’s teacher should know that she likes Writing Workshop!
When Ava is not in school, she likes to play.
Ava is really good at doing cartwheels.
When Ava grows up, she wants to be a Veterinarian.
Sport: Baseball Food: Spaghetti and Meatballs
Singer: All types of singers, because I love all kinds of music! Book: Books about the Navy
TV Show: “Scooby Doo” School Subject: Math
Name of Brother: Jake
Grant’s teacher should know that he is so excited to be Student of the Month!
When Grant is not in school, he likes to play with his Nerf guns, play outside, go to the lake, create with Legos, and ride his bike.
Grant is really good at baseball.
When Grant grows up, he wants to be an electrician.
Sport: Basketball Food: Pizza
Singer: Adam Lavine Book: Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus
TV Show: “Puppy Dogs” School Subject: Writing
Name of Sister: Anna
Adam’s teacher should know that he likes Pig the Pug!
When Adam is not in school, he likes to play with his mom and dad.
Adam is really good at video games.
When Adams grows up, he wants to be a basketball player!