Weekly Family Updates
Week of November 6, 2023
A Message From Mrs. Barousse
Happy Friday, Hornets! It was another great week at Samuel Mickle School! November may be a short month of school, but there are many upcoming events and wonderful opportunities for families to visit Samuel Mickle in the coming weeks. Please be on the lookout for communications sent via Realtime regarding Veterans Luncheon, Parent Visitation Day, and Teacher Conferences. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the Mickle Main Office at 856-423-0412. Wishing you a relaxing Fall weekend!
November 1-15: Food Donation Drive
November 9 and 10: NO SCHOOL - NJ TEACHER'S CONVENTION
November 13: Veteran's Luncheon
November 14: Parent Visitation Day
November 14: Virtual Home and School Meeting, 7:00 PM
November 15: BOE Meeting & Buzzworthy Presentation (Respect), 7:15 PM
November 17-21: Parent Conferences (more information forthcoming)
November 23 and 24: NO SCHOOL - THANKSGIVING BREAK
As of now, all students should have received their Chromebook, charger, and case. If your student loses or damages their device, please reach out to Shaun Bailey, Director of Technology, as soon as possible so the Technology Department can work with families on arranging payment for repairs. His email is: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Chromebook Protection Plan: If purchasing, please make checks out to the Samuel Mickle School or East Greenwich Township School District. If you already purchased the 4-year plan, please fill out the form and make a note "Already purchased the 4-year plan" on it.
Attendance: If your child is absent or going to be late, please remember to notify the school by calling the attendance line. The school number is 856-423-0412. Press 2 for the Samuel Mickle School. Then, press 1 for the Attendance Line.
Thought for the Week
“Education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today.” —Malcolm X
Home & School Association Happenings
November H&S Meeting via Zoom
Tuesday, Nov 14, 2023, 07:00 PM
Join us to see what events are coming up!
Meeting number: 437 642 2034
Our Membership Drive has started!! Click the link below to become a member! Donations are $10 a family & receive an EG Hornet magnet! Stop by our table at Back to School Night!!
Flyers Fundraising Games
Hockey Fan? Flyers Fan?? Get your Flyers tickets through H&S!
Please use the link below to order discounted Flyers tickets for the ENTIRE season. As a reminder, the promo code is: HORNETS
$5 from each ticket will go back to EG H&S. Check back often as more tickets will continue to be added!
Disney on Ice tickets are now available!!
Grab your friends and your tickets to our much awaited Disney on Ice Magic in the Stars School Fundraiser! Tickets are now live!
Please use the link below to get your discounted Disney on Ice tickets for all 18 shows. Dates are from December 26th through January 1st! As a reminder, our promo code is: HORNETS
Have an idea or event? Want to get involved?
Fill out this form Interest in H&S Volunteering or
send us an email: Homeandschool@eastgreenwich.k12.nj.us
Character Education and SEL
"PERSEVERANCE" character dare choice boards will be due on January 3rd.
November Fun Facts
Did You Know....
Where did November come from?
Novem is the Latin word for 9. But wait, isn’t November the 11th month? Interestingly, before January and February were added to the calendar, November was the 9th month. Instead of changing November to Unidecimber (Latin for 11), they kept the name.
Giving thanks in November
In the US, November is perhaps best known for Thanksgiving. Since 1621, the fourth Thursday in November has served as a holiday to gather with friends and family and give thanks for the blessings in our lives and also eat the incredible food reaped from the fall harvest. That’s 400 years of turkeys!
The space dog takes flight
The first living creature in space was not a human, but a Russian dog named Laika. It all happened on November 3rd, 1957 when Russia launched Sputnik II into space with Laika on board. The sad part of the story is that the trip was one way.
Let’s finish off with a few cool November facts. Two of the most popular toys were first released in November, the board game Monopoly (1935) and the Easy-Bake Oven (1963).