New Albany Parent Connection

December 2022

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A Message from Mrs. Jones & Mrs. Kalfazade

During this season of giving, we are grateful for so many things....

We are grateful for the sweet smiles, warm hugs, and "good morning's" that greet us each day as our students arrive. They are our rays of sunshine each and every day!

We are grateful for the supportive partnerships from our families, who give back so much of themselves in the form of kind gestures, generous donations, time and energy. We appreciate you!

We are grateful for the home and school association, who continues to find ways to support our students, staff, and school. Thank you for everything that you do for us!

We are grateful for the New Albany staff, who pour their hearts and souls into our students to ensure they are loved and educated. Thank you for your warmth, caring, and dedication!

We are blessed to be part of an amazing school and grateful for these plentiful gifts that we receive daily!

As we embark on this last month of the year, remember to sprinkle kindness upon others whenever you can and lead with love and thoughtfulness.

Whether your family celebrates Hanukkah, Christmas, Kwanzaa, or another special occasion, we wish you a joyous holiday season!

Upcoming Events

December 3rd: Cinnaminson Twp Tree Lighting Ceremony

December 5th-December 9th: Parent Teacher Conferences/Single Session Days

December 5th and 7th: Evening Conferences

December 5th: Report Cards issued

December 13th: BOE Meeting 7:00PM @ CMS

December 21st and 22nd: 2nd Grade Winter Concert

December 23rd: Single Session Day

December 24th-January 2nd: Winter Break

January 3rd: School reopens

Cinnaminson Township Holiday Tree Lighting

Come on out to Wood Park on December 3rd to enjoy the annual tree lighting ceremony! Festivities begin at 5:30PM and include train rides, carnival games, holiday crafts, music, hot chocolate, cookies, and a visit from Santa. We hope you can make it!

Single Session Days

December 5th through December 9th

are Single Session Days.

Please note the early dimissal times here:

K, DK, MD, T-1, 1, 2: 9:06 am - 1:25 pm

Full Day Bright Eyes: 8:55 am - 1:10 pm

AM Bright Eyes: 8:55 am - 11:05 am

PM Bright Eyes and Integrated Preschool: 11:05 am - 1:10 pm

Lunch is served on single session days.

Parent Teacher Conferences

Parent Teacher Conferences will be held from December 5th through December 9th. Evening conferences are held on Monday and Wednesday of that week.

If you do not already have an appointment scheduled, please sign up by visiting the Genesis Parent Portal and choosing a meeting time under the conference tab.

Our staff looks forward to discussing your child's progress with you!

Counselors Corner

Hello New Albany families,

The holidays are among us! Between our counselors Ms. Mohler and Mrs. Forcier, gratitude is an initiative we always try to teach students. Through lessons, discussion, and activities, we aim to instill this practice into their lives.

This holiday season, take a moment to have a discussion with your children. There is so much for us to be grateful for every single day.

Check out this article on how to help teach the act of gratitude to your children, not just during the holidays, but every day.

Happy Holidays!

A message from Nurse Socha and Nurse Evans

Parents/Guardians are reminded their Pre-K students are required to have the flu shot by December 31, 2022 in order to return to school on January 3, 2023. Documentation should be sent to school Attn: Ms. Erin Evans, School Nurse.

Burlington County Health Department Flu Resources/ Clinic Schedule

Influenza (Flu) | Burlington County, NJ - Official Website

Dec. 1 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM Burlington County Health Dept. 15 Pioneer Blvd, Westampton

Dec. 8 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Burlington County Health Dept. 15 Pioneer Blvd, Westampton

Dec. 15 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM Burlington County Health Dept. 15 Pioneer Blvd, Westampton

Dec. 29 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM Burlington County Health Dept. 15 Pioneer Blvd, Westampton

Jan. 3 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Burlington County Health Dept. 15 Pioneer Blvd, Westampton

Illness Guideline Reminders - Guidelines for Illness- Elementary

Students must be Fever Free 24 hours (without fever reducer medication) & GI symptom free 24 hours prior to return to school.


In the event that a child does not have access to clothing necessary for cold temps or snow, our schools are able to help! Just let us know.

Clothing Donations

The Nurses Office will accept Clothing Donations of gently used sweat pants and leggings size 4T-10 and will also accept new packaged underwear / socks in those sizes. We appreciate the donations, please label the bag donation for the school nurse and send/drop off to the school.

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Holiday Greetings from the Library

Reading stories featuring December celebrations are the perfect way to spend a chilly night together. Read to your child and have them read to you. Ask questions about the characters, the setting and what was their favorite part of the story. According to, there are many benefits to sharing a book together. “Your child may learn to read better, think better, imagine more richly, and become a passionate and lifelong reader.”

See pics below for some of our favorites.

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Pretzel Fundraiser

Thank You to all of the families that continue to participate in the pretzel fundraiser!

Your support of our school is appreciated!

For November/December Pretzel orders, please click here: Pretzel Order Form

CEHASA Winter Plant Fundraiser 2022

All Orders will be available for pick-up at Winterfest on 12/10.

Thank you for helping to make this fundraiser a success!

Spirit Wear

There are lots of new items in stock and ready for purchase!

These make great holiday gifts!

To purchase, please contact CEHASA at or

send a PM via the CEHASA Facebook page.


Winterfest will take place on December 10th from 10am - 3pm.

For anyone wishing to volunteer, you may sign up using the link below.

**Great way to earn some community service hours for students!**

Winterfest Sign Up Genius

To learn more about CEHASA, please click here: CEHASA Website

Please remember if you’re ordering on Amazon, use Amazon Smile and link to CEHASA to help support our students as you gear up to do your holiday shopping!!

Enrolling is simple!

1. Visit

2. Sign in with your credentials

3. Enter “Cinnaminson Elementary Home” in the charity name search & click Select

4. Your Amazon account is now linked to support CEHASA.

5. To ensure CEHASA receives credit make sure you login to

to make all of your purchases!

Happy shopping!!!

Home and School Website and Information - Click Here

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Burlington County Model Railroad Club

It's That Time of the Year Again

Burlington County Model RR Club (BCMRC) Presents 2022/2023 Open House Season












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Local Cinnaminson Family Creates a Free Mega Holiday Light Show!

The Patel family holiday light display, called Lights On Olmsted Lane, will begin on November 19th at 5:00 PM and will run daily until January 7, 2023 at 5 Olmsted Lane. The show is completely free for everyone to enjoy, all you need to do is park near our address and tune your radio to hear the show, and maybe pack some snacks and smiles!

If you think you’ve already seen the show last year…just know that there are a couple of new additions this season and of course all the loved favorites of last season!

You can learn more about the light show by going to the website,

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Expand your Children’s Social Awareness by Learning More Together

Because of the numerous holidays celebrated through the fall and winter months, it is an ideal time to discuss how people celebrate around the world – both the uniqueness of traditions and also the many commonalities. There are a great number of similar themes and symbols shared between the major world holidays. Most notably, the major holidays celebrate light in the darkness, show gratitude for food, family and life and pause for reflection or prayer. We hope you will take a moment to share these with your family. Happy holidays!

Introduce Your Child to Holiday Traditions Around the World

December is Anxiety Disorder Awareness Month

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Lunch News

Daily school lunches will cost $2.60 this year. For the 2022-23 school year, we strongly encourage all parents to prepay for your student’s meal account and to create an account at no cost through

The December "Food Bytes" Nutrition Newsletter is now available along with the December Lunch Menu.


Our lost and found is busting at the seams! If your child is missing items, please check our photos here: Lost & Found.

You may contact the main office at and we will send the item(s) home with your child.

All unclaimed items will be donated on December 20th.

Labeling your child's items is more important than ever. Please be sure to label their belongings, particularly their outerwear, lunchboxes, and bookbags.
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Wishing all of our families a safe, healthy, and Happy New Year!


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