Congratulations to our Governor Teachers of the Year Mrs. DeSenzo and Ms. Cummins, and Mrs. Keane, the State School Counselor of the Year, who were honored at the April 26th Board of Education meeting!
First-Grade Poetry Assembly: On April 27th, eleven very proud first-graders recited poetry that they learned in their classroom. While parents looked on, students read with meaning and expression, some sang their poem, others had props and one student used sign language to express his poem! Here are some pictures of our students who performed for their classmates. Opening our program, Melissa sang The Star Spangled Banner! Melissa has such a beautiful voice!
SCA Touch-A-Truck: Even a little rain could not keep our students away from seeing emergency and other large vehicles up close and personal! Here are some pictures of students enjoying learning about fire trucks, police cars, ambulances, dump trucks, front loaders, and other large vehicles.
Earth Day and Arbor Day Celebration: Students read The Lorax with Mr. Joseph, our Media Specialist. On Friday, April 27th, our students received a sapling to plant in their own yard. Here is a video link to information on Earth Day and Arbor Day as well as how to plant the sapling. Our school will also be planting extra saplings on our school grounds.
**As a reminder, Mr. Joseph will be holding a one-day Scholastic Buy One Get One Free Book Fair on Friday, May 4th, in the library, from 4:30 – 7:00 pm. **
Free Literacy Night: On Wednesday, May 9th, 2018, 6:00-7:30 pm, Project Self-Sufficiency will be sponsoring a FREE 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.
Fun Day: First-Grade: Tuesday, May 15 (rain date May 17) and Kindergarten: Wednesday, May 16 (rain date May 18). We are in need of the following items:
15 Jumbo Chalks,
30 bottles of Joy Dish Soap,
47 Gallons of Water (for students to drink),
10 Pool Noodles,
50 Jumbo Car sponges
We are looking for parent volunteers; please call the main office at 973-764-2890, if you are available to assist- we love our parent volunteers. If volunteering, you will assist with the opposite grade of your child so you can come to see you child participate.
School Spirit Day: Thursday, May 17: Our School is Groovy, wear tie-dye OR school colors!
May SCA meeting will take place on Monday, May 7, at 9:30 am. We will be holding an election of the 2018-2019 officers. Here is a listing of upcoming SCA events:
- Mother’s and Father’s Day Shoppe- Monday, May 7-Wednesday, May 9- we thank all of our parent volunteers for serving at this event!
- Mother-Son Super Hero Night- Friday, May 11, from 6:00-7:30 pm
- Pounds of Pennies Homeroom Competition- Week of May 21, 2018
- Mad Lab Science Night- Wednesday, May 23, from 6:00-7:00 pm
- Family Movie Night- Friday, June 1, at sundown
Field Trips: Our first-grade field trip to Space Farms will take place on Wednesday, May 30 (rain date May 31). Our kindergarten field trip to Down on the Farm at the Sussex County Fairgrounds will take place on June 6, 7, or 8, depending on your child’s classroom. Please look for permission slips and other information to follow shortly.
Our April Students of the Month
Sport: Dance Food: Ice Cream
Singer: Kidz Bop Book: Shee La La
TV Show: “Sunny” School Subject: Math
Name of Brother: Twin brother, Jack
Avery’s teacher, Miss Zicopoulos, should know that she loves being in her class!
When Avery is not in school, she likes to hang out with her family and have fun.
Avery is really good at ballet.
When Avery grows up, she wants to be a teacher.
Meet: Liam Nickname: Lilo
Sport: Soccer Food: Noodles
Singer: Fall Out Boy Book: The Very Hungry Caterpillar
TV Show: “Pokemon” School Subject: Science
Liam’s teacher should know that he went to the Statue of Liberty to learn about Ellis Island.
When Liam is not in school, he likes to play video games, nerf, Legos, soccer, and ride his bike.
Liam is really good at skiing.
When Liam grows up, he wants to be a police officer.
Meet: Annika Nickname: Anna
Sport: Lacrosse, Dance, and Biking
Singer: Taylor Swift Book: Junie B. Jones
TV Show: “Zombie Descendants” School Subject: Everything!
Name of Sister: Maddie and her dog, Kaya
Annika’s teacher should know that she likes to ride her bike, and she likes her teacher, Mrs. Novak.
When Annika is not in school, she likes to play hockey, play with Emma, Ella, and Zach.
Annika is really good at playing hockey and lacrosse.
When Annika grows up, she wants to be a teacher like her mom and Mrs. Novak.
Sport: Baseball, Basketball, and Soccer
Food: Chicken Pot Pie
Singer: The Kongos Book: Little Football and Little Baseball
TV Show: “Loud House” School Subject: Gym with Miss Gonnelli
Name of Brother and Sister: Luca and Gia
Nico’s teacher should know that he likes to make things with my school friends.
When Nico is not in school, he likes to play. He also likes riding bikes with his brother, throwing balls, collecting wood to make a fire with his dad, and making S’mores with his family and friends.
Nico is really good at throwing a ball.
When Nico grows up, he wants to be a fireman or a policeman.
Meet: Rory Nickname: Ror
Sport: Dance Food: Happy Meal
Singer: Justin Timberlake
School Subject: Math
Name of Sister: Rylee
Rory’s teacher should know that she takes swim lessons.
When Rory is not in school, she likes to watch “Fuller House” on the iPad.
Rory is really good at dancing.
When Rory grows up, she wants to be a doctor.
Meet: Emma Nickname: Emm
Sport: Soccer Food: Pierogies
Singer: FloRida Book: Lola Dutch
TV Show: Shows on YouTube School Subject: Gym with Miss Gonnelli
Name of Brother and Sister: Jack and Julia
Emma’s teacher should know that she has four chicks.
When Emma is not in school, she likes to swim.
Emma is really good at playing on the monkey bars.
When Emma grows up, she wants to be a veterinarian.
Meet: Hailey Nickname: Hey Hey
Sport: Gymnastics Food: Ice Cream
Singer: Taylor Swift Book: There was an Old Lady that Swallowed a Fly
TV Show: “Sam and Cat” School Subject: Math
Hailey’s teacher should know that she loves to sing.
When Hailey is not in school, she likes to go horseback riding.
Hailey is really good at doing backbends.
When Hailey grows up, she wants to be a veterinarian.
Meet: Marcus Nickname: Markey
Sport: Baseball Food: Tacos
Book: Goodnight Moon
TV Show: “Loud House” School Subject: Math
Name of Brothers and Sisters: Brianna, Vincent, Brooke, Dominic, Devin, and Vanessa
Marcus’ teacher should know that he likes to draw and build.
When Marcus is not in school, he likes to laugh and play with his brother Dominic. He also likes to play laser tag.
Marcus is really good at playing baseball.
When Marcus grows up, he wants to be an astronaut.
Sport: Cheerleading Food: Cake
Singer: Kidz Bop Book: Puff the Magic Dragon
TV Show: “Bunk’d” School Subject: Spanish with Mrs. Werman
Name of Brother and Sister: Teddy and Caroline
Carli’s teacher should know that she will soon have a new baby brother.
When Carli is not in school, she likes to play.
Carli is really good at Karate.
When Carli grows up, she wants to be a teacher.
Meet: Alexis Nickname: Lexi Bear
Sport: Gymnastics Food: Pizza
Singer: Rihanna Book: Aqualicious
TV Show: “Pokemon” School Subject: Math
Name of Brother: Jackson
Alexis’ teacher should know that she is very good.
When Alexis is not in school, she likes to play with her mom.
Alexis is really good at doing her hair.
When Alexis grows up, she wants to be a teacher.
Sincerely, Mrs. Gebhardt