The General's Update

Your guide to DDE events & announcements: 8/26/2018

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Looking Forward to Seeing You, Generals!

We hope you're enjoying every bit of summer! We are looking forward to welcoming our Generals on the first day of school: Thursday, September 6, 2018.

Chromebook Day!

If you were unable to attend one of the Chromebook Nights, you may pick up your Chromebook on Thursday, August 30th between 9:00am and 2:00pm. If you are unable to make it on August 30th, you will receive your Chromebook once school begins.

Summer Office Hours

Summer office hours are as follows: Now through August 31, 2018: Monday through Friday, 8:00am-3:00pm.


Registration by appointment only. Please contact Mrs. Patmore at 732-431-3910 x 4106 or kpatmore@freeholdtwp.k12.nj.us for an appointment.

Back-to-School Social!

Our Back-to-School Social is Friday, September 7th! There will be information about sports and activities! You may also decorate your locker. DJ and pizza, too! Please see the registration form here: http://bit.ly/2MNsQRw

This is an after-school event. No parents permitted, unless you would like to volunteer (volunteer information will be sent separately). Students who typically walk home from school will be permitted to do so (this is a change from the original registration form).

Free and Reduced Lunch Program

For those currently using the government assisted lunch program, please be aware the expiration date is October 23, 2018. In order to avoid interruption in this service, please complete the 2018-2019 application as soon as possible. Please note that any lunch charges incurred after the expiration date are your responsibility. These forms are also to be used by new applicants. Following is the form to apply for Free and Reduced Lunch.

Food Services Policy

Please see the following Freehold Township Board of Education policy regarding unpaid meal charges/outstanding food services charges: http://bit.ly/2MivS46

Student Accident Insurance

Following is information on voluntary student accident insurance:

Mark Your Calendar

  • Now through Monday, August 27: Parent portal open so you may update emergency contact information
  • Tuesday, August 28, 2018: Board of Education Meeting @ 8:00pm @ 284 West Main Street, Freehold, NJ 07728
  • Wednesday, August 29, 2018: Parent portal opens for schedules and bus information
  • Thursday, August 30, 2018: Chromebook Day from 9:00am until 2:00pm for anyone who was unable to make one of the Chromebook Nights
  • Thursday, September 6, 2018: School opens for students
  • Thursday, September 6; Wednesday, September 12; and Thursday, September 13, 2018: Locker Set-Up (optional; parent must accompany student) from 2:30pm-4:30pm
  • Friday, September 7, 2018: Back-to-School Social and Fall Sports Information Sessions from 2:20pm-3:30pm
  • Monday, September 10, 2018: District closed
  • Tuesday, September 11. 2018 District closed
  • Thursday, September 13, 2018: Fall sports begin
  • Monday, September 17, 2018: Back-to-School Night
  • Wednesday, September 19, 2018: District closed
  • Thursday, October 4, 2018: Picture Day

Morning Drop Off

  • Morning drop off begins at 7:00am at both the front and side entrances. Students should wait with their parents until 7:00am. There is no supervision in the building prior to that time; therefore, students will not be permitted in the building until 7:00am.
  • Due to the high volume of cars dropping off in the morning, parents are encouraged to drop their child off prior to 7:30am.
  • Please note our one-way traffic pattern diagram. See attached map: http://bit.ly/2vxm2AZ
  • Drop off is curbside only at the side entrance.
  • Please maintain a speed of no more than 5 miles per hour when traveling in the parking lot, to ensure the safety of staff and students.

PTO Corner

Want to get a jump start on your PTO membership form, volunteer form, and DDE Spirit Clothing Order Form?


Whenever you shop on Amazon, please use this link to go through AmazonSmile. A portion of each eligible sale will go to the Eisenhower Middle School PTO! Happy Shopping, Generals! https://smile.amazon.com/ch/22-2634420

Save the Date: 3rd Annual Pocketbook Bingo & Gift Auction!

We're very excited to announce DDE's 3rd Annual Pocketbook Bingo & Gift Auction will be held on Friday, February 8, 2019! Past events have supported funding for school-wide educational assemblies, honorariums for the many afterschool activities, scoreboards for the gym, teacher grants, and much more for our children to learn from and enjoy. Please see the attached for more information: https://bit.ly/2v78WMI

Thank you for your support!

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