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Principal's Update ~ January/February 2019

Winter Greetings!

I hope that everyone enjoyed special times with family and friends over the winter break. The children transitioned nicely back to school and were excited to see their teachers and friends. They are back on track with classroom routines and lots of learning is taking place. We are looking forward to many events in the coming months including Family Game Night, International Night, Read Across America and upcoming author visits. Mr. Van Hise and I look forward to seeing many of you at these upcoming family events.

Warmest regards,

Mrs. Scotti

OHES Bald Eagle!

This American symbol of freedom was spotted behind our school recently. Very exciting for students and teachers!

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A Few Safety Reminders

Safety of our students and staff continues to be a priority at OHES. Please read below for a few safety reminders.

Morning Arrival

  • Release children on the "curb side" of the vehicle when dropping off at the east parking lot or west end circle. Staff are there to welcome children into the building.
  • Do not leave children unattended - our staff supervision outdoors begins at 9:20 a.m.

Entrance to Orchard Hill School

  • All visitors MUST enter and exit the building through the main front door.
  • Visitors will be asked to identify themselves and state the purpose of their visit prior to admittance into the building.

NOTE: For the safety of everyone in our building, staff members are not permitted to hold the door for any visitor. Please do not take offense if the door is latched and you are asked to ring yourself in with the main office personnel.

Bus Lanes

Cars are not permitted in the bus lanes in front of the school between 9:00 and 9:40 a.m. as this creates a traffic and safety hazard for students during arrival. Please do not pass a bus that is unloading children at any time.

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Kindergarten registration is taking place at Orchard Hill School! We look forward to starting this school journey with you and your child and appreciate your cooperation. Please note that your child must be 5 years old before October 1st. If you should have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the main office at 609-466-7605.

2019-2020 Registration Information

Be on the Lookout for Daily Kindness Themes!

Our school will be participating in the Great Kindness Challenge January 28 - February 1. More information will be coming from your child's classroom teacher.
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In the winter months the children continue to spend both recess and gym outdoors when weather permits. Please remember to send your child to school in a warm jacket, gloves and hat, as needed. Sneakers are recommended for school as they are the most comfortable and safe for climbing on playground equipment, running and sports.

Report Card Access- February 8

Your child's report card will be available online through Parent Resources starting Friday, February 8 at 4:00. They will be available until March 8. During this time, you will be able to view, print, and save.

To log in:

1) Visit https://parents.mtsd.k12.nj.us

2) Enter your username, which is your email address, and your password. If you forget your password, use the "Forgot My Password" link just below the Login button. Your password will then be sent by email in a few minutes.

If you unable to log in or do not have an account, please contact Jaime Velez at jvelez@mtsd.us

Family Game Night

Friday, Feb. 1st, 6:30-8:30pm

OHES Cafeteria

International Night

Friday, March 1st, 5:30pm

OHES Cafeteria