Sussex Avenue News That You Can Use

Principal's Corner

January 14th-January 18th

  • January 14th is a F day.
  • Looking Ahead

    • Martin Luther King Jr. Day- School Closed
    • Literacy Fair- January 23rd 6:30-8:00 pm
    • Literacy Fair -Spanish Information Session January 23rd @6:15 pm
    • Spirit Day- January 25th @2:15

This week's quote is "Wise sayings often fall on barren ground but a kind word is never thrown away." - Arthur Helps

This quote was given to me by Imani Farrell from Ms. Bruno's class. I received "mail" from Imani with this quote along with a request to consider it. Not only is this is a great quote, it can elicit powerful conversation regarding intent and meaning but full of rich vocabulary and figurative language. Great find Imani!!

I am overjoyed the children are seeking out and sharing quotes that motivate, inspire, and/or invoke thought. I look forward to receiving more.

We've Got Mail

Star Mail that is! A mailbox will be placed on the outside of the building. This mailbox is for reporting issues/concerns anonymously. It is top loading, so they simply lift the top and slip their paper into it. If anonymity is not a concern, you are always welcome to contact the office and I'd be happy to discuss issues and/or concerns.

Students have an exact replica in the front lobby (underneath the flag) for the same purpose. If they would like to make a report anonymously, they too, can place their concern in the mailbox.

Fifth Grade Parents

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Wellness Corner

It's cold outside! Attached is a link to an article from the CDC with tips on how to stay safe and healthy in the winter:


I am happy to meet with any member of the community! Should you like to discuss questions, concerns, or any matter, please contact Ms. Melissa Johnson at 973-292-2250 ext. 6550 to schedule an appointment.