The General's Update

Your guide to DDE events & announcements: 9/30/2018

Week of Respect Daily Themes

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Bagel Sales!

Bagel sales began last week! $2/bagel. $1/bottle of water. We are still in need of help with bagel sales. If you are able to volunteer, please email ddeptofreehold@gmail.com. Thank you!

Helpful Hints from the DDE Main Office

There have been some procedural changes this year. Attached please find some helpful hints for signing a student out early, dropping off items, visiting, and reporting absent/late students: http://bit.ly/2OVzHcD

8th Grade Information: High School Opportunities

As you may be aware, there are a number of programs that your student may choose to apply to for high school. Please note that these programs are completely optional. Each student will be registered with the high school that he/she is districted to attend regardless of whether or not they apply to one of these programs or a private school.

Earlier this month, a representative from the Freehold Regional High School District was here to present the Magnet Programs and the International Baccalaureate Program offered. Linked below are the presentation and handouts from that assembly. For further information, please visit frhsdmagnetprograms.com.

In addition, there are a number of Career Academies that are a part of the Monmouth County Vocational School District. Linked below is the brochure. For additional information, please visit https://www.mcvsd.org.

Please take the opportunity to review these programs in more detail and attend the open houses as indicated in the coming weeks.

If you would like to discuss this matter in more detail, please reach out to your child’s guidance counselor, Mr. Durante gdurante@freeholdtwp.k12.nj.us or Ms. Coffey mcoffey@freeholdtwp.k12.nj.us.


FRHDS Magnet Program Presentation: http://bit.ly/2OijLnO

FRHDS Magnet Program 8th Grade Presentation: http://bit.ly/2QevCAs

MCVSD Career Academy Brochure: http://bit.ly/2xVOMU5

FTHS IB Diploma Program: http://bit.ly/2IqrD1e

EdCamp is Monday, October 8th!

School is closed on Monday, October 8th. However, DDE will be hosting EdCamp! EdCamp is a full day of professional development for all district staff members on the Eisenhower and Catena campuses. Therefore, parking is limited and it results in many staff members parking on Burlington Road and in the surrounding neighborhoods. We appreciate your patience and consideration. We are very proud to host the day at Eisenhower. Please know we encourage staff members to carpool, but you will certainly notice an increase in volume.

Winter Sports!


  • Winter Sports begin on 11/13/18
  • Wrestling, Boys Basketball, Girls Basketball, Cheerleading, and Zumba are the Winter Sports
  • Winter Sports forms are due on 10/25/18
  • Physicals conducted on 11/14/17 and after will be valid for the winter season
  • Everyone needs a Blue Health History Update form completed

Mark Your Calendar

  • October 1-5, 2019: Week of Respect
  • Thursday, October 4, 2018: Picture Day! Picture forms were sent home with students last week.
  • Monday, October 8, 2018: School Closed for Students/Professional Day for Staff
  • Friday, October 12, 2018: PTO Meeting @ 8:30am
  • Tuesday, October 16, 2018: Board of Education Meeting @ 8:00pm - 384 W. Main St
  • Thursday, October 25, 2018: Winter Sports forms are due
  • Friday, October 26, 2018: Halloween Social
  • Monday, October 29, 2018: Stardust Diner Breakfast Fundraiser
  • Monday, October 29, 2018: Delayed Opening for students (9:30am start time for students)/Professional Day for Staff
  • Thursday, November 8 and Friday, November 9, 2018: District Closed
  • Tuesday, November 13, 2018: Winter Sports begin
  • Tuesday, November 13, 2018: Board of Education Meeting @ 8:00pm - 384 W. Main St
  • Wednesday, November 14, 2018: PTO Meeting @ 6:30pm
  • Friday, November 16, 2018: FTEF Monte Carlo Night @ 6:00pm - Eagle Oaks Country Club
  • Wednesday, November 21, 2018: Early Dismissal
  • Thursday, November 22, 2018: District Closed
  • Friday, November 23, 2018: District Closed
  • Tuesday, December 18, 2018: Board of Education Meeting @ 8:00pm - 384 W. Main St
  • Friday, December 21, 2018: Early Dismissal - Winter Recess Begins
  • Wednesday, January 2, 2019: District Reopens

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.

PTO Corner

We are in need of bagel sale volunteers! If you are able to help, please email our PTO at ddeptofreehold@gmail.com. Thank you!


Please see the following PTO forms. We'd love for you to get involved!


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! https://smile.amazon.com/ch/22-2634420

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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.