The Cub Corner
June 19, 2020
A Message from the Principals
Hello Millbridge Families,
When we left school on March 13th, we never imagined that it would be the last time we would see our students in our classrooms. Together, our students, families and staff came together to teach and learn in a new way. We greatly appreciated your continued support and efforts during our remote schooling.
We wanted to take a moment to thank our amazing and talented staff for their continued devotion to the children of Delran - their energy, compassion, and dedication continues to be the heart of our school. Although this year looked like no school year we could have ever imagined, we are extremely grateful that we were able to partner with you through this part of your child’s educational journey.
Over the summer, the Delran Board of Education has identified a group of approximately 100 stakeholders who will be working on the district’s plan for the upcoming school year once guidance is received from the New Jersey Department of Education. Please be sure to watch for updates throughout the summer.
Starting July 1st, the Millbridge office will be open Monday through Thursday from 7:30-4:00, with the office closing from lunch between 12:00 - 1:00 daily. Regular hours resume August 31st.
Best wishes to our rising second graders whom we are confident we will hear great things about as they head to DIS.
Have a fantastic summer and stay well. We will continue to miss you and cannot wait to see you again.
Your partners in education,
Mrs. Lowe and Mr. Blenderman
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Goodbye Message from Mr. Blenderman
It is with many mixed emotions that I compose this message. My time at Millbridge has been wonderful and I have enjoyed every moment being a part of this family. Unfortunately, this will be my final month working for the Delran Township School District. I have recently taken a position to work in my hometown in Gloucester County, NJ. I appreciate all of the love and support from the community during my tenure here, serving this wonderful community as the Assistant Principal at Millbridge as well as a health and physical education teacher and coach at the high school. Thank you all and I hope you enjoy a happy and healthy Summer. Best of luck to all of you in your future endeavors.
Summer Reading Challenges
For Millbridge Students: Scholastic Read A Polooza / Home Base
Scholastic Home Base is a fun, safe, and completely free online destination where kids can create their own avatar, interact with their favorite Scholastic characters, play games, and read books. Home Base is moderated 24/7.
Sign up today and your child will be able to visit a special Scholastic Summer Read-a-Palooza zone where they can start and keep their reading streaks, earn special rewards, and more. At any point during the summer, kids can download and print a report of their reading progress to share with their parent, educator, librarian, or group leader.
Home Base is available on the web at scholastic.com/homebase, and as an app for both Apple and Android devices.
Students who download their reading report and share it with us in the fall will receive a free book and a summer reading certificate.
For DIS students
DIS' Heroes of Summer Reading - DIS is ready to welcome the upcoming 3rd graders. Use the link to see all the fun rewards for those that complete their reading log.
For all students entering grades 1-6: Barnes and Noble offers a free program for students entering grades 1-6. Students read and log 8 books over the summer and describe their favorite part.
The reading log is found on page 6 of this packet. We will have copies of this log available at the Millbridge main office for families without printers.
Summer Math Challenges
For Millbridge Students: Option 1
Print out the gameboard for the grade that you completed. Parents and guardians can initial in the box to indicate that the activity was completed
For Millbridge Students: Option 2
Complete activities each week. Print out the ribbon report showing how many ribbons you earned.
For Millbridge Students: You will receive a coupon for a free treat from The Meadows if you complete the summer math challenge and return either :
Option 1: a game board that has been signed by a parent or guardian
Option 2: a print out showing that at least 5 of the 6 ribbons were earned
REQUIRED for Students Entering 3rd grade
Please visit the DIS website to access and print a copy of the summer math packet.
Families/students who do not have access to a printer can pick up a copy at the Delran Intermediate School located at 20 Creek Road in Delran.
Summer Gratitude Scavenger Hunt Challenge
Please click here to obtain a copy of Gratitude Scavenger Hunt. This is also posted on ClassDojo.
Throughout the summer, we invite our staff and students to take pictures and add comments to our thread sharing their discoveries from their own scavenger hunt.
Order supplies NOW for the 2020-21 School Year
As a convenience to families, we have once again partnered with 1st Day School Supplies!
The company has extended the ordering deadline until at least July 6th. You can visit 1st Day School Supplies to order supplies for grades K-5 for next year. Please be sure to choose the grade your child will be entering for the upcoming year.
Please note for the Millbridge lists there is an option to purchase headphones or earbuds. Although we have headphones available here, we strongly encourage families to consider purchasing one for their student to use when working on their computer.
If you choose to order, your child’s supplies will be waiting for them in their classroom on the first day of school. Unfortunately, due to delivery constraints, supplies will not be available for pick up prior to the start of school, but labels are provided with the kits so your student will be ready to go from Day 1!
Summer Food Service Program
The United States Department of Agriculture will be providing free meals while school is out. Click here for the information in regards to the program.
If you have a child or know of a friend or neighbor who has a child in Delran who will be five (5) years of age ON OR BEFORE OCTOBER 1, 2020, please visit our webpage for information.