The General's Update

Your guide to DDE events & announcements: 9/10/2017

Welcome Back!

The first couple of days were fantastic! We hope you enjoyed seeing old friends, making new friends, decorating your locker, and getting to know your teachers. It's going to be a great year, Generals!

Traffic Patterns

  • Every morning, DDE is open at 7:00am at both the front and side entrances. Students are monitored by a staff member until the start of the school day.
  • 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: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_W8bJaOvpNXR3JSZVJCelc4RGc/view?usp=sharing
  • 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.

Sports

Fall Sports begin this Wednesday, September 13th. All physical forms are past due! Please check Genesis to confirm your forms are updated. Contact Mrs. King, School Nurse, Monday morning with any questions by phone at 732-431-3910 x 4108 or email at dking@freeholdtwp.k12.nj.us. Students without a current physical will NOT be permitted to participate in the fall season. Following are instructions on how to check Genesis to confirm your forms are updated: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_W8bJaOvpNXTDhBc2lzYVBKS1p2TlpENERvTGhKWXBjOGRv/view?usp=sharing

Mark Your Calendar

  • Monday, September 11: Back-to-School Night, 6:45pm arrival for 7:00pm start. Chromebook cases, DDE school clothing, and locker shelves will be available for purchase. Your child will come home on Monday with a schedule for the evening. Here is a template, in case you need an extra one: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_W8bJaOvpNXdW9vbGY5Y2tUZ1U/view?usp=sharing
  • Monday, September 11 and Tuesday, September 12: Locker set-up from 2:30pm-4:30pm. Locker set-up is optional. Students must be accompanied by an adult. Locker shelves will be available on Back to School Night.
  • Thursday, October 5: Picture Day
  • Thursday, October 12: PTO Meeting, 8:30am in the STEAM Center
  • Friday, October 27: Halloween Social, 7:00pm-9:00pm

Date Changes!

Please note: The 8th Grade Dance will be held on Friday, June 1, 2018 from 6:30pm-9:30pm and the Principal's Social will be held on Friday, June 8, 2018, from 2:20pm-4:00pm. Please update your calendars!

PTO Corner

  • Our first PTO Meeting of the school year is Thursday, October 12, 2017 @ 8:30am (yes, 8:30am!) in the STEAM Center. Come hear about everything that is going on this year, learn about opportunities to get involved, and see our newly redesigned, absolutely beautiful STEAM Center!
  • Magazine sale is scheduled to run from September 14th through September 20th. More information to follow.
  • We are looking for Bagel Sale Volunteers! In order to begin the Bagel Sale, we need volunteers! If you have an hour in the morning, please email Jen Serluco, PTO President, at jserluco@optonline.net
  • Thank you to everyone who donated to the Back to School Teacher Lunch and the Back to School Social. We really appreciate your donations! We couldn't do it without you!
  • PTO questions? ddeptofreehold@gmail.com

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