The General's Update

Your guide to DDE events & announcements: 9/9/2018

School Closed on Monday & Tuesday. We'll see you on Wednesday, 9/12!

Locker Set-Up

TIME EXTENDED FOR WEDNESDAY! The Locker Set-Up on Wednesday, September 12 will be from 2:30pm-4:30pm. On Thursday, September 13, 2018, it will be from 2:30pm-4:00pm. This is an optional event. All students attending a Locker Set-Up must go home at dismissal and then return at 2:30pm with a parent or guardian.

Message from the Freehold Township Education Association

The Freehold Township Education Association would like to invite you to meet the candidates running for the Freehold Board of Education this November. The Freehold Board of Education impacts the education of our students and this is your chance to hear their thoughts and ideas about the future of education in Freehold Township. We hope you can join us for this Freehold Township Pride in Public Education event so you will know the candidates you are voting for in November.

Interested individuals can go to the website to sign up. The link can be found in the FTEA Event drop down box. They might have to copy and paste the link. We have a limit of 60 tickets, but will also have a wait list and depending on interest, we might increase the amount of tickets available. Individuals should RSVP by Sept. 30. I have also provided the link below:

Morning Drop Off

  • Morning drop off begins at 7:00am at both the front and side entrances. Students should wait with their parents until 7:00am. There is no supervision in the building prior to that time; therefore, students will not be permitted in the building until 7:00am.
  • Due to the high volume of cars dropping off in the morning, parents are encouraged to drop their child off prior to 7:30am.
  • Please note our one-way traffic pattern diagram. See attached map:
  • Drop off is curbside only at the side entrance.
  • Please maintain a speed of no more than 5 miles per hour when traveling in the parking lot, to ensure the safety of staff and students.

Free and Reduced Lunch Program

For those currently using the government assisted lunch program, please be aware the expiration date is October 23, 2018. In order to avoid interruption in this service, please complete the 2018-2019 application as soon as possible. Please note that any lunch charges incurred after the expiration date are your responsibility. These forms are also to be used by new applicants. Following is the form to apply for Free and Reduced Lunch.

Food Services Policy

Please see the following Freehold Township Board of Education policy regarding unpaid meal charges/outstanding food services charges:

Student Accident Insurance

Following is information on voluntary student accident insurance:

Mark Your Calendar

  • Monday, September 10, 2018: District closed
  • Tuesday, September 11, 2018 District closed
  • Wednesday, September 12: Locker Set-Up (please see above for details) from 2:30pm-4:30pm
  • Thursday, September 13: Locker Set-Up (please see above for details) from 2:30pm-4:00pm
  • Wednesday, September 12, 2018: Board Meeting @ 7:00pm - 384 West Main Street
  • Thursday, September 13, 2018: Fall sports begin
  • Monday, September 17, 2018: Back-to-School Night
  • Wednesday, September 19, 2018: District closed
  • Thursday, October 4, 2018: Picture Day

PTO Corner

Want to get a jump start on your PTO membership form, volunteer form, and DDE Spirit Clothing Order Form?

Whenever you shop on Amazon, please use this link to go through AmazonSmile. A portion of each eligible sale will go to the Eisenhower Middle School PTO! Happy Shopping, Generals!

Save the Date: 3rd Annual Pocketbook Bingo & Gift Auction!

We're very excited to announce DDE's 3rd Annual Pocketbook Bingo & Gift Auction will be held on Friday, February 8, 2019! Past events have supported funding for school-wide educational assemblies, honorariums for the many afterschool activities, scoreboards for the gym, teacher grants, and much more for our children to learn from and enjoy. Please see the attached for more information:

Thank you for your support!

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Dwight D. Eisenhower Middle School

The mission statement of the Eisenhower Middle School is to encourage children to reach their unique potential and to empower them to become lifelong learners.