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November 13, 2020

Hello, Milnes Families!

We had another great full week at Milnes! We begin next week, November 16th, with the Gray (B) cohort.

Today, Milnes was honored in a Virtual Blue Ribbon Ceremony. Please see the write up from Mrs. Wellinghorst, our Community Relations Liaison.

On Friday, Nov. 13, 2020, Henry B. Milnes was one of 367 schools from across the country honored during the virtual 2020 National Blue Ribbon Schools Award Ceremony. As you may know, Milnes School received the 2020 National Blue Ribbon School award for its high performance, which was announced in September by the U.S. Department of Education (DOE).

Officials from the DOE and national education associations, as well as state education officials, all submitted videos to congratulate the winners today. Recipients of the award submitted photos of their schools, staff, and/or students and it was fun to see all the different schools from across the country. We have provided a link to the taped ceremony from the DOE, and if you want to see the photo Milnes submitted for the presentation, fast forward to 45:56 on the 1:08:40 taped video.

On December, 2, 2020, Milnes will be honored again virtually at the December New Jersey State Board of Education Meeting. For that meeting, Milnes School was required to submit a video describing why it is exemplary and deserving of this award. We didn’t want to make you wait, so here is the video. Many thanks to Milnes’ physical education teacher Ashley Brown for her fine editing skills!

Congratulations again Milnes (and our Fair Lawn administration, teachers, staff, parents, students and supportive community) for a job well done!


Mrs. Stephanie Primavera

Principal, Milnes School

Grab and Go School Lunch

We are excited to have school lunch back in our elementary school buildings. We will have Grab and Go school lunches and breakfasts distributed to students in their classrooms as they dismiss for the day beginning Wednesday, November 18.

Each package will contain a prepackaged cold lunch and a cold breakfast with both meals meeting the nutritional requirements of the National School Lunch Program. If your child has dietary restrictions, the menus will be posted on the district’s Nutrislice Interactive Menu daily for your review.

Hot meals and multiple days’ meals will continue to be available for pick up at Memorial Middle School for all children between 7:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. on school days including days your student has remote learning.

These meals are provided for free through the district’s participation in the National School Lunch Program.

Cohort Calendar

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  • School begins at 8:35am. Attendance will be taken during homeroom and throughout the day during live sessions. Please be sure your child’s first and last name is displayed when entering the Zoom classroom. If your child is going to be late, absent or leaving early on any school day from remote learning, please use your Parent Portal on Genesis under the attendance tab to notify the school or you may call the school's main office at 201-794-5550 option 2. Please do not email your teacher directly.

Art Class

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Tuesday SEL Days

Beginning next week, every other Tuesday from 2:25-3:00 pm, our students will have the opportunity to select an activity from the Social Emotional Learning Choice Boards which will be provided by the classroom teachers. These SEL Choice Boards will consist of mindfulness activities tied to our social-emotional learning standards.

SEL Tuesdays:

11/17 2:25-3:00pm

12/1 2:25-3:00pm

12/15 2:25-3:00pm

Teachers will not be on Zoom at these times.

More information and the choice boards will be shared by classroom teachers.

4th Grade Bike to School Permission Form

Lunch Information

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Care Plus Mental Health Resources

Please see the Google Classroom Code for the Care Plus Google Classroom.

Class code: jnvhqnf

By joining the Google Classroom, you will have access to a variety of mental health resources and support. Care Plus will be updating the classroom regularly so resources can continue to address relevant topics and concerns.

November Birthdays

Abigail 4C, Delilah 4C, Farida 4C, Ranasinghe 4SP, Jaya 2W, William 1L, Corinne 4S, Ellie 2CO, Shira 4S, Hailey 2W, Eshpreet 4SH, Izumi KP, Ayushi 3L, Sergio KP, Arkady 4SH, Alexander 2CO, Aria KH, Jazelle 1LO, Katarine 2CO, Veronica 2R, Daria KH, Durrah 4C, Nessa 4SH, Ryan 4SP, Ryan 1LO, Lily KA, Rebecca 3L, April 2S, Daria 3G, Elizabeth 2R, Justin KH, Michael KH

Spirit Days

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PTA Welcome and Information

Dear Milnes Families,

I would like to take this opportunity to welcome all of you to the 2020-2021. The purpose of the PTA is to support the faculty, staff, parents, and especially our students.

In order for the PTA to be effective, we need the support and involvement of the parents of our students. The first way to show your support is to become a member of the Milnes PTA. The second way to show your support will be to participate in the events and programs that we have planned throughout the year. You may choose to be a committee chair, committee member, or volunteer. If you are interested in joining a committee, please click this link: Whatever level of participation you choose, your time and involvement will be greatly appreciated. Many parents feel that they cannot participate in the PTA because they cannot come to meetings or be at school during the day. Whether you have 30 minutes or a couple of hours, your ideas, your time, and your talents are truly needed. The PTA welcomes you to join our meetings to voice your concerns and contribute your ideas to better our school. Please click this link to become a member of the PTA:

Our best form of communication is through email. Please follow the attached directions to begin receiving notifications and staying informed.

We would like to thank you in advance for your support. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me. I look forward to meeting you all!

Thank you,

Anamari Servis

PTA President

H.B. Milnes Elementary School

PTA Meeting - November 17th at 7PM

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PTA Meeting Information:

id: 98275727836



Virtual Holiday Shop

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Card My Yard Fundraiser

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Ways to Stay Informed at Milnes

Welcome to H.B. Milnes Elementary School! You will find that this is a very special place, with a lot of things going on to enrich you and your child’s elementary school experience! In order to stay informed, we encourage you to take note of the list below. These are the most popular and best ways to keep track of all that is going on in our wonderful school. We hope you find it helpful and take full advantage of what is being offered here, at Milnes! We look forward to working with you throughout the years!


The Milnes Website:

The PTA Website:


H.B. Milnes PTA:

Kindergarten Class/Milnes Class of 2025:

1st Grade Class/ Milnes Class of 2024:

2nd Grade Class/ Milnes Class of 2023:

3rd Grade Class/ Milnes Class of 2022:

4th Grade Class/Milnes Class of 2021:

PTA Remind Texts:

Kindergarten: Text @milnes2025 to the number 81010

1st grade: Text @milnes2024 to the number 81010

2nd grade: Text @milnes2023 to the number 81010

3rd grade: Text @milnes2022 to the number 81010

4th grade: Text @milnes2021 to the number 81010

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Kindness Corner

When we seek to discover the best in others, we somehow bring our the best in ourselves.

-William Arthur Ward

Coming Up


November 10th - December 1st - Virtual Holiday Shop

November 17th - Spirit Day - No Shave November

November 17th - PTA Meeting - 7PM

November 25th - Early Dismissal

November 26th & 27th - No School