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SPSD Newsletter for Families - December 2021

Welcome to the District Newsletter for the Families of the Somers Point School District

If you should ever have any questions about the content of this newsletter, do not hesitate to reach out to your child's building principals:


JORDAN ROAD MIDDLE SCHOOL - csupp@sptsd.org or mwagner@sptsd.org

DAWES AVENUE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL - lvenello@sptsd.org or mwagner@sptsd.org

NEW YORK AVENUE PRESCHOOL CENTER - lvenello@sptsd.org or mwagner@sptsd.org

CURRICULUM & INSTRUCTION - mkaas@sptsd.org

DISTRICT LEVEL - drcry@sptsd.org


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4th Annual Wyatt Hopkins Blue Christmas TOY DRIVE

Help children who are sick in the hospital have a wonderful holiday season!


Donation Bins are in each school.


CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION

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FUN PASTA FUNDRAISER for Somers Point Renaissance

Monday, Nov. 29th, 9am to Friday, Dec. 10th, 11am

This is an online event.

CLICK HERE TO ORDER


BROCHURE OF PASTA PRODUCTS


This fundraiser helps support our District Climate and Culture activities for our Students and Staffulty.


The Pasta is delicious for dinner or makes a great stocking stuffer or holiday gift!

THANK YOU TO THE SCHOOL SAFETY TEAM

A special thank you to the School Nurses, School Safety Officers, the Facilities Department, the Business Office, and Administration for all of your hard work over the past year. A


Last night at the Annual Joint Insurance Fund (JIF) Dinner, Somers Point School District was recognized as a SAFETY DISTRICT OF THE YEAR! CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL!


SPECIAL EVENTS FOR DECEMBER - DISTRICT-WIDE

  • 12/13 - National Cocoa Day - Wear your comfiest clothes day with a special surprise at school. WINTER HOLIDAY SPIRIT WEEK

  • 12/20 - Grinch Day

  • 12/21 - Holiday hats and colors

  • 12/22 - Ugly sweater day

  • 12/23 - PJ day

ONCOURSE PARENT PORTAL

This portal is how you are able to access all of your student(‘s) information including report card data and maintain your contact information and mailing address. If you need support with the portal, please reach out to our main office!

Free and Reduced Lunch Application

Just a reminder to please complete the Free and Reduced Lunch Application EVEN though there is no cost for breakfast and/or lunch this year. It is an important piece of data for the district. You can access the convenient online application at the link below. If you need any assistance please contact Mrs. Loder at (609) 927-2053 ex: 3220 or tloder@sptsd.org

Lunch Application

CLICK HERE FOR LINK TO SCHOOL BREAKFAST & LUNCH MENUS

**All meals are FREE from the National School Lunch Program until June 2022

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UPCOMING DATES FOR DECEMBER

December 3, 2021: Last Day of Trimester 1

December 6, 2021: Trimester 2 Begins

December 14, 2021: Winter Band Concert Live-Streamed for All Students at 9:35 am

December 14, 2021: SP PTO Meeting at 7:00 pm in the Jordan Road School Library

December 15, 2021: Winter Band Concert at 6:30 pm in the Cafeteria

December 23, 2021: Early Dismissal for Students (12:20 Dismissal)

December 24, 2021 - January 2, 2022: No School - Winter Break

JRMS Clubs and Activities - Any student interested in getting involved in a club or activity, please email Mr. Schmidt at jschmidt@sptsd.org for more information.

STAFFULTY SPOTLIGHT

The 8th Grade Team has been working with their students on community-focused events involving our local Veterans. In addition to making cards for local veterans to celebrate Veteran’s Day, the 8th Grade students from Jordan Road Middle School will take part in the Somers Point annual Pearl Harbor Memorial Day. Students in the 8th grade will team up with the National WWII Museum in New Orleans to learn about the 80th anniversary of that day and honor those who sacrificed their lives for our freedom. In conjunction with the Somers Point American Legion, the students will construct a memorial wreath to honor our heroes who fought and sacrificed their lives for our country during World War II. The wreaths will be placed at the American Legion in front of the historic Torpedo. The students will also construct murals that will be displayed in the American Legion, that represent our appreciation and honor our veterans.


Our 8th-grade team includes the following staff members:

*Krystal Tardif

*Nicole Magnotta

*Rebekah Cowley

*Marisa Cassaro

*Darcy Broglin-Drutz

*Jeanette Cellucci

*Dave Laut

*Kim Fontana

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ATHLETICS

Our Winter sports are in full swing and all of our athletes have been working hard and practicing. Stay tuned for our Athletes of the Week once our games begin!

ACTIVITIES

*Student Council and National Junior Honor Society have teamed up with “Students Change Hunger.” Jordan Road School is competing with many other local schools to collect non-perishable food items for the Community Food Bank of New Jersey. The food drive will last until mid-December.


*Safety Patrol is collecting recyclable items to earn a new, recycled bench! Help the JRS Safety patrol earn their bend by sending your qualifying items to school each week with the student to their homeroom teacher. The collection will continue all year!


Accepted items: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1nTZJuQhsQBNB2qqZIzMfzCEgc_XZ4PK9j_tHj4OzvAM/edit?usp=sharing


HIGHLIGHTS

Jordan Road School has been given First Step Recognition for the New Jersey Safe Routes Program for 2021-2023! This is a result of our school’s continued efforts to honor the commitment and support of the program by encouraging children to walk and bicycle!

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DAWES STAFFULTY SPOTLIGHT


Our school Nurse, Mrs. Staiano has been supporting students, families, and our Staffulty as we navigate through the COVID Pandemic. She has ensured our school community is healthy and supported the families as we implement COVID protocols in alignment with the NJ Department of Education, Atlantic County Department of Health, and the CDC.

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UPCOMING EVENTS FOR DECEMBER

December 13th: National Cocoa Day Celebration

December 14th: PTO Meeting at 7pm at Jordan Road School

December 14th: Winter Concert Live Streamed to All Students at 9:30am

Week of December 20th: Winter Week Activities

* Daily Activity TBD

December 23rd: Early Dismissal for Students & Staff (1:05pm)

*Preschool @ Dawes Early Dismissal -12:45pm

December 24th-December 31st: School Closed for Students & Staff

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STAFFULTY SPOTLIGHT NYA

Our school Nurse, Mrs. Boyle has been supporting students, families, and our Staffulty as we navigate through the COVID Pandemic. She has ensured our school community is healthy and supported the families as we implement COVID protocols in alignment with the NJ Department of Education, Atlantic County Department of Health, and the CDC.

UPCOMING EVENTS FOR DECEMBER

December 13th: National Cocoa Day Celebration

December 14th: PTO Meeting at 7pm at Jordan Road School

December 14th: Winter Concert Live Streamed to All Students at 9:30am

Week of December 20th: Winter Week Activities

* Daily Activity TBD

December 23rd: Early Dismissal for Students & Staff (12:30 pm)

December 24th-December 31st: School Closed for Students & Staff