June @ Springfield

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Spotlight on June

It might be the last month of the school year, but it's a busy one here at Springfield Elementary. Check out what's happening and be sure to mark your calendars for the events detailed in our June newsletter!

June Dates to Remember

  • June 2 - Field Day

  • June 7 - Grade Four Class Trip to Washington’s Crossing

  • June 7 - First Grade Play

  • June 8 - Kindergarten Class Trip to Johnson’s Farm

  • June 8 & 9 - Drama Club “Into the Woods” Performance

  • June 9 - Grade Two Trip to Fernbrook Farms Environmental Education Center

  • June 9 - Kindergarten End-of-the-Year Celebration

  • June 12, 13, 14 - Early Dismissal

  • June 12 - Grade Six Graduation Ceremony

  • June 13 - H&S Association Meeting

  • June 14 - Last Day of School

  • June 20 - Board of Education Meeting

  • June 26 - July 14 - Extended School Year Program

  • July 5 - July 14 - Summer Learning Academy

  • July 17 - July 21 - Summer STEAM Camp

Field Day 2023

This year’s Field Day is scheduled for Friday, June 2, 2023 and will run from 9:00 AM to approximately 2:30 PM. As we’ve allowed in past years, we invite parents/guardians and family members to join us on this day as spectators to enjoy watching our students participate in a variety of fun events. In the interest of everyone’s safety, we require that all parent/guardian/family member spectators pre-register to attend Field Day. On the day of the event, spectators will check-in (starting at 8:45 AM, check-in will take place outside of the gym) and receive a badge that must be worn while on school premises.

Please complete the online form linked below to register as a Field Day spectator. Forms must be submitted by no later than Wednesday, May 31st.

Field Day Spectator Registration: https://forms.gle/BGTsh4dDesPjxre59

Please note that bathroom facilities for spectators will be limited to the gymnasium restrooms and the port-a-john located adjacent to the parking lot. Additionally, due to limited staffing in our cafeteria, we are unable to offer lunch to spectators this year so anyone attending should plan accordingly.

June Fun Friday Themes

  • Friday, June 2nd - Field Day (students should wear their 2023 Field Day T-shirts that have been provided by our H&S Association)
  • Friday, June 9th - School Spirit Day (one last chance to show that Springfield pride!)

Early Dismissal Days

Don't forget that we will have early dismissal on June 12th, 13th, and 14th. Our K-6 students will dismiss at 1:20 on these days, our Preschool 3-year-old program will dismiss at 10:30, and our Preschool 4-year-old program will dismiss at 1:00.

Extended day care is available at drop-in rates for any families in need during the early dismissal days. You can register for the EDC program by clicking here. EDC is available until 6PM.

Resources for Parents!

We're excited to announce that Springfield parents can now access a variety of online resources aligned with mental & physical health and wellness, communication skills, and family engagement. These resources - consisting of short videos featuring trained professionals in the fields of medicine, psychology, and physiology - are being offered as an extension of our school's work with TeacherCoach. The TeacherCoach program has been a valuable professional development resource for our school's faculty and support staff for the past several years, and we're excited to share this opportunity with our parent/guardian community.

Click here to create an account and gain access to to these valuable resources.

Tips for Parents on Social Media Use

Recently the U.S. Surgeon General, Dr. Vivek Murthy, provided a list of tips for parents and children to help protect against the mental health dangers of social media.


— Reach out for help: If you or someone you know is being negatively affected by social media, reach out to a trusted friend or adult for help. Check the American Academy of Pediatrics’ guidance on social media.

— Create boundaries: Limit the use of phones, tablets, and computers for at least one hour before bedtime and through the night to make sure you get enough sleep. Keep mealtimes and in-person gatherings device‑free to help build social bonds and engage in two‑way conversations with others. Connect with people in person and make unplugged interactions a daily priority.

— Be cautious about what you share: Personal information about you has value. Be selective with what you post and share online and with whom, as it is often public and can be stored permanently. If you aren’t sure if you should post something, it’s usually best if you don’t.

— Don’t keep harassment or abuse a secret: Reach out to at least one person you trust, such as a close friend, family member, counselor, or teacher, who can give you the help and support you deserve. Visit stopbullying.gov for tips on how to report cyberbullying. If you have experienced online harassment and abuse by a dating partner, contact an expert at Love is Respect for support. If your private images have been taken and shared online without your permission, visit Take It Down to help get them removed.


— Create a family media plan: Agreed-upon expectations can help establish healthy technology boundaries at home – including social media use. A family media plan can promote open family discussion and rules about media use and include topics such as balancing screen/online time, content boundaries, and not disclosing personal information

— Create tech-free zones: Restrict the use of electronics at least one hour before bedtime and through the night. Keep meal times and other in-person gatherings tech-free. Help children develop social skills and nurture their in‑person relationships by encouraging unstructured and offline connections with others.

— Model responsible behavior: Parents can set a good example of what responsible and healthy social media use looks like by limiting their own use, being mindful of social media habits (including when and how parents share information or content about their child), and modeling positive behavior on your social media accounts.

— Empower kids: Teach kids about technology and empower them to be responsible online participants at the appropriate age. Discuss with children the benefits and risks of social media as well as the importance of respecting privacy and protecting personal information in age-appropriate ways. Have conversations with children about who they are connecting with, their privacy settings, their online experiences, and how they are spending their time online.

In the Community

Meet the Continental Soldiers!

Saturday, May 27th from 10 - 4 at the Smithville Mansion!

The Second Pennsylvania Regiment reenactors will be encamped outside historic Smithville Mansion to present an up close look at soldiers of the American Revolution and the women who followed them on campaign. Spectators will get to see one of America's oldest living historical organizations present in authentic copies of uniforms and equipment using the same drill and tactics as George Washington's troops from nearly 250 years ago. Be sure to check it out to see history come to life!

Memorial Day Ceremony at Veterans Park

Join Springfield Town Council on Memorial Day at 10:00 AM for their annual ceremony. This year's event will feature a keynote speaker and choral performances, and will be held near the pavilion at Veterans Park.
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Student Dress Code

With the warmer days finally closer, please keep in mind that all students are expected to follow our dress code. In particular, please note the following regarding tops and footwear:

  • Half shirts, tube tops, open arm holes, "spaghetti straps" or bare-shouldered tops are not permitted, nor are articles of clothing intended to be worn as undergarments (such as pajamas, etc.). Tank tops are permissible; however, arm hole openings must not be excessively loose (in excess of one inch from the underarm).
  • Beach/shower (flip-flops) type of footwear and non-strapped sandals (sandals lacking a strap across the back of the heel)are prohibited due to safety concerns on the playground equipment and stairs.

2023-2024 School Calendar

The Board of Education approved 2023-24 school calendar is attached for your review, and can also be accessed on our district website by clicking here.
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Student Birthday Celebrations

Looking to surprise your child with a birthday treat during the school day? If so, please review and follow the guidelines below:

  • Birthday treats can be purchased directly from our cafeteria using the order form attached to this newsletter. To ensure the cafeteria has ample supply of the treats you'd like to order, we ask that the form is submitted at least two weeks prior to when you'd like the treats to be given out.
  • You may send in treats for your child; however, ONLY prepackaged and sealed products are permitted. Due to a number of food allergies throughout the student population, we can only allow prepackaged and sealed products so that the ingredients list can be reviewed by our school nurse prior to any treats being given out. DO NOT send in any homemade items or loose items such as doughnuts or soft pretzels.
  • Whether purchased from the cafeteria or sent in as a prepackaged & sealed product, all birthday treats will be given out during the student lunch periods.

Extended Day Care Program

Before & After School Care

If you're in need of before and/or after school care, we've got you covered. Our Extended Day Program is run by school staff and is available each morning from 7:00 - 8:30 and each afternoon from 3:20 - 6:00. The program is available five days per week, and drop-in supervision is offered for those unexpected situations. Register online by clicking here or download the registration forms from our website by clicking here or directly from the attachment below.

Summer Learning Programs

Deadline to Register - June 9th

We are pleased to announce that for the summer 2023 we will be offering a variety of engaging programs for Springfield students. Descriptions for each of the programs, including dates and hours as well as important information regarding grade level eligibility, are provided below. Thanks to funding secured through the American Rescue Plan, all of the programs listed are being offered free of charge!

  • Summer Learning Academy: The Summer Learning Academy will be open to all Springfield students who are currently in Kindergarten through 5th grade (students who will be 1st – 6th graders in September). The Summer Learning Academy will be offered free of charge, staffed by Springfield Elementary School teachers, and will run for eight days starting on July 5th and concluding on July 14th . The program will run from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM (transportation will not be provided) with a focus on strengthening skills and building preparedness in English Language Arts and mathematics.

  • Summer STEAM Camp: The Summer STEAM Camp will be open to all Springfield students who are currently in Kindergarten through 5th grade (students who will be 1st – 6th graders in September). The Summer STEAM Camp will be offered free of charge, staffed by Springfield Elementary School teachers with supplemental activities provided by outside professionals, and will run for five days starting on July 17th and ending on July 21st. The program will run from 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM (transportation will not be provided) and will provide students with a variety of fun and engaging activities in the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Music.

  • Summer Jump Start: The Summer Jump Start program will be open to all Springfield students who are currently in our Preschool program, Kindergarten, or 1st grade (students who will be in the preschool 4- year-old program, Kindergarten, or 1st grade in September). The Summer Jump Start program will be offered free of charge, staffed by Springfield Elementary School teachers, and will three days starting on August 22nd and ending on August 24th. The program will run from 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM (transportation will not be provided) and will focus on introducing students to the daily routines, grade level expectations, and start-of-the year skills & concepts for the grade they will be entering in September 2023. Registration forms are due to the main office by June 9, 2023. In order to process all information in a timely manner and ensure proper staffing for our summer learning programs, late registrations will not be accepted.

FFA Flower Arrangements

Did you know that you can get fresh flower arrangements designed by students at Northern Burlington High School? Throughout the year, students in the Floral Design / Advanced Floral Design classes can make arrangements, bouquets, boutonnieres, and corsages upon request. If interested, you can email Nan Hamilton (nhamilton@nburlington.com) with details regarding what you are looking for, your price range, colors, and the date needed for pick up (sorry, no flower delivery by the students!). Provided this fits within the curriculum and the flowers requested are available, this is a great way to support students at the high school. Please be sure to give Mrs. Hamilton at least one week's notice if you're looking to take advantage of this opportunity.

Home & School Association

June H&S Association Meeting

Tuesday, June 13th, 7pm

2146 Jacksonville Jobstown Road

Springfield, NJ

Join the Home & School Association for their June meeting at 7PM in our school cafeteria.
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June Lunch Menu

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Check out what's cooking in the cafeteria this month!

  • Student Lunch - $3.25
  • Student Breakfast - $2.00
  • Snacks & Ice Cream available ala carte!

Daily alternate entrees are peanut butter & jelly sandwiches, hot dogs, and salad platters.

Student Drop-Off Reminder

For those families dropping off students in the morning, please be reminded that the drop-off window is 8:30 - 8:45 AM. If it is past 8:45, you must park and escort your child to the Main Office (for everyone's safety, students should not be let out of vehicles at the end of the bus loop).