November, 2019

Dear Parents/Guardians,

Attached below is a poem written by Meiji Stewart.  I thought the poem might be of interest to you, as it so clearly indicates what “Children Need”.

On behalf of the faculty and staff of Lounsberry Hollow School, my best wishes to you and your families for a Happy Thanksgiving and enjoyable and rewarding month of November.



Dennis J. Mudrick



Appreciation, For all they bring into our lives

Balance, Somewhere between too little and too much

Commitment, Its the little things we do each day that matter

Dreams, To touch the future

Empathy, Remember what it was like to be a child

Family and Friends, Everyone needs someone to love

Guidance, Actions speak louder than words

Healthy Habits, To nurture body, mind and spirit

Inspiration, To explore beauty, wonder and mystery

Joy, Sprinkle laughter and happiness daily

Kindness, To learn to care for others as they are cared for

Limits, Set boundaries and consequences together

Mentors, To give wings to their aspirations

Nature, To delight in rainbow butterflies and shooting stars

Opportunities, To discover what truly makes their hearts sing

Play, The ‘work’ of childhood

Quiet Time, To recharge their batteries

Responsibilities, To build self-esteem and self-confidence

Security, Feeling safe is essential for growth

Traditions, Keep the family tree alive and sprout new branches

Unconditional Love, For who they are, not for what they do

Values, Live yours and encourage them to find theirs

Words of encouragement, ‘You can do it, I believe in you’

xoxoxo’s, Hug and kiss them each and every day

You, Your presence more than your presents

Zzzz, A good night’s sleep







November 1    Last Day of Red Ribbon Week/Team Up Against Drugs- Wear Team Apparel/School Store

November 3    Daylight Saving Time Ends

November 4    Choral Concert- 9:45 AM/Marking Period 1 Music Students

November 5    Election Day/ LH SCA Meeting- 9:30 AM- Room #122/First Marking Period Ends

November 6    Second Marking Period Begins                                               

November 7    NJEA Convention- School Closed

November 8    NJEA Convention- School & Office Closed

November 11   Veterans Day

November 12   Report Cards Issued

November 13   Grade 5 Students & Parents/Guardians invited to GMMS at 6:30 PM- Exploring Electives

November 14   Vernon Board of Education Work Session 7:00 PM at LH                                                                 

November 21   Vernon Board of Education Public Meeting 7:00 PM at LH

November 22   School Store

November 27   Early Dismissal/ Students Dismissed at 12:20 PM

November 28 & 29  Thanksgiving Recess- School & Office Closed