Frog Pond School Newsletter 12/2017

Volume 17-18 Issue 5

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Mr. Troy Henderson, Principal

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PRINCIPAL'S CORNER

Hello and Happy New Year!


I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday and restful break. While old man winter is settling in, we here at the pond are excited for what the new year will bring. Our after school programs will continue with topics such as Saving Barnegat Bay and Turtle Exploration. We have an exciting Mad Science assembly planned and keep a lookout for information on a science related after school program that will be starting in February. Grades 3 - 6 will be participating in the annual spelling bee at the end of this month. Our school wide winner will go on to participate in the Scripps National Spelling Bee.

We are looking forward to a wonderful 2018


Troy Henderson

Principal


Mr. Paul Nazarok, Elementary Supervisor

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Ms. Chrissy Cummings, Elementary Supervisor

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Frog Pond Elementary School

305 Frog Pond Road

Little Egg Harbor, NJ 08087

609-296-1719

Main Office Extension 2016

609-296-4156 Fax

www.lehsd.k12.nj.us

Little Egg Harbor School District Mission Statement

Through open and collaborative communication among students, staff, parents, and the community, the Little Egg Harbor School District will provide modern facilities that support a culture of high expectations for individual achievement for all students. Students and staff will practice the value of good stewardship of resources by maintaining a sustainable environment for learning. A robust system of support, intervention, and enrichment will include a diverse range of experiences through access to supportive technology, after school programs, township agencies, and health and wellness initiatives that encourages, institutes, and rewards lifelong learning in our students.I

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The Board of Education

Little Egg Harbor Board of Education

Office of the Superintendent

307 Frog Pond Road

Little Egg Harbor, NJ 08087


Phone: 609-296-1719 ext. 1010

Fax: 609-296-3225


District Office Administrators


Dr. Melissa Mc Cooley, Superintendent of Schools

Nicholas Brown, School Business Administrator

Erin Lichtenwalner, Director of Special Services

John Acampora, Director of Curriculum/Instructional Services

Jacqueline Truzzolino, Director of Elementary Education


Board of Education Members


Gina M. Frasca, President

August Daleo, Vice President

James Becker, Member

Dr. Donald Gross, Member

Matthew G. Maleski, Member

Robert Moncrief, Member

June Palan, Member

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FROG POND ELEMENTARY SCHOOL GOOD EGG'S!!!

Our GOOD EGG Students for the month of December total 115!! Good job to those whole earned them! Our students are exhibiting Respect, Fairness, Caring, Trustworthiness, Responsibility, Sportsmanship and Citizenship. Congratulations to everyone who received a certificate and keep up the good work!

Brrrrr............. It's getting cold outside.

We try to get the students outside for recess as much as we can. Please be sure to send your child to school dressed appropriately with a warm coat, hat and gloves.

MRS. REGINA NIELSEN-S.T.E.A.M. LAB NEWS-DECEMBER 2017

A few of our activities have been:


Coding the Ozobots, creating with Strawbees, and a Biomimicry of nature to create novel innovations

Winter Book Fair!

This book fair theme is Paws for Reading!!


Teacher preview Thursday 1/25 from 2:45-3:15. Stop by and fill up your wish list bin! I will be promoting this wish lists to families!


Fair will run from 1/26-2/2, with family night being Wednesday 1/31! We will be having a special event that night with a possible appearance from Clifford the Big Red Dog!!!


We will again feature our pencil pull for All For Books! All for Books is a Scholastic program where all money collected goes right back into our school library!! Scholastic will then match our donation and donate books to another needy school in the United States!! Students can donate $.50, pull a pencil, and win a prize! All money collected through All For Books is used to purchase books from the fair for our library!


The reward for having 3 book fairs a year are Scholastic dollars. Last year we collected our points and were able to purchase electric pencil sharpeners for 27 teachers that signed up for one! We also purchased a carpet for a Kindergarten class, and many 6 book sets to use for guided reading in the classrooms! Many more book sets are currently on order for our younger grade levels to utilize!


We look forward to helping support our school community with up to date resources and supplies as much as we can!


Thank you for you support! See you at the fair!

1,000,000 Tab Challenge

Help Us Reach Our Goal!

Frog Pond School is saving aluminum tabs from cans in order to benefit the work of the Ronald McDonald House. The mission of RMHC is to create, find and support programs that directly improve the health and well-being of children and their families and their vision is to create a world where all children have access to medical care, and their families are supported and actively involved in their children's care.

Please support our project by sending in tabs from any aluminum cans. You can find these tabs on beverage cans, pet food cans, soup cans, etc. Thank you so much for any tabs you are able to send in to school.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Mrs. Mandra

kmandra@lehsd.k12.nj.us


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CHECK FOR OUR AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMS!

The Frog Pond Elementary School has designed an After School Program to offer free activities to students of all ages. Some local organizations have agreed to donate their time and expertise in order provide fun experiences for our students. These programs will take place throughout the school year from 2:45-3:45.

JANUARY LIBRARY PICKS

Kindergarten thru 2nd Grade

Pete the cat, a younger grade favorite!


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3RD GRADE THRU 6TH GRADE

Diary of a Wimpy Kid, the whole series is very popular at Frog Pond! All 12 of them!!


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OUR LUNCH MENUS ARE POSTED

  • Did you know if your child is approved for Free or Reduced Lunch They Get Free or Reduced Breakfast?

Please Fill Out Online @ https://mealapp.lunchtimesoftware.net

Or full price breakfast is only $.75. All our items are Whole Grain & Low in Fat

Regular Price ~ $0.75 Reduced ~ $0.25

Includes Milk, Fruit, or 100% Fruit Juice


Monday

Mini Maple or Strawberry Pancakes or Chocolate Chip Muffin


Tuesday

Maple Waffle or

Egg & Cheese on a Bagel


Wednesday

Warm Apple Bites or

Egg & Cheese on a Bagel


Thursday

Warm Cinnamon Roll or

Egg & Cheese on a Bagel


Friday

Warm Apple or Cherry Frudel or

Warm Maple French Toast


Check out your awesome new school menus! @ www.lehsd.nutrislice.com or print the whole month at the schools main webpage @ www.lehsd.k12.nj.us

Employment Opportunities

The Little Egg Harbor School District has immediate openings for substitutes. Be home when your children are home! Great way to earn extra money while you’re children are at school or if you are simply looking to supplement your income.


SUBSTITUTE NURSES

SUBSTITUTE TEACHERS

SUBSTITUTE INSTRUCTIONAL AIDES

SUBSTITUTE CAFETERIA PLAYGROUND AIDES

SUBSTITUTE CUSTODIANS

SUBSTITUTE MAINTENANCE WORKERS


For more information call 609-296-1719 extension 1018 or you can download an application and substitute information on our school website www.lehsd.k12.nj.us click on district then click on substitute process.

STOP BULLYING!!!

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Congratulations to our Students of the Month

During our December District Board Meeting, the following students were presented with Certificates for being chosen "Student of the Month":


Kindergarten - Amelia Buzby

1st Grade - Arianna Witzke

2nd Grade - Evridiki Kontogiannis

3rd Grade - Daniel Platti

4th Grade - Nicole MacCorkle

5th Grade - Daniella Stupi and Camille Wagner

6th Grade - Alana Fontanes

JANUARY VOLUNTEER OF THE MONTH

Congratulations to our December volunteer of the month Ali Ward. Ali has volunteered her time in the library since last year. Besides helping at book fairs she is a regular library helper. She works tirelessly 1 day every week helping to level new books and enter them into the library computer so they are ready for the kids to take out. She is appreciated more than she knows!

A NOTE FROM OUR SCHOOL NURSE LIZ FENDLER, BA,RN,CSN-NJ

ATTENTION PARENTS OF KINDERGARTEN & 1ST GRADE STUDENTS


We are asking for donations of clothing for our Kindergarten and 1st Grade Students. In particular, we are in need of all sizes of "new" underwear and gently used pants, all sizes for both boys and girls. Your help would be greatly appreciated!


Keeping your child safe and clean!


Thank you!


Nurse Liz

NEED A BOOK? TAKE IT "OFF THE SHELF" !

In our library is a shelf of books where students can take whatever they would like to read and even keep the book if they would like, or...they may return the book after they read it for someone else's use. We call this our "Giving Shelf". If you have children's books you would like to donate, please bring them to school. Thank you to all who have made donations to help keep our kids reading! Remember ... READING IS FUN!
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2017-2018 BABYSITTER FORM

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LITTLE EGG HARBOR SCHOOL DISTRICT 2017-2018 CALENDAR

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OUR "PTO" EVENTS


HERE IS A LIST OF EVENTS FOR THE 2017/2018 SCHOOL YEAR SO FAR:

Friday, 12/01 – Cookies and Milk with Santa – 6pm

Monday, 12/4-12/8 – Holiday Shops at Frog Pond

Monday, 12/11-12/15 – Holiday Shops at GJM

Monday, 12/18-12/18 – Holiday Shops for ECC at GJM

Friday, 01/26/18 – Family Science Night – 6pm

Friday, 02/23/18 – Candy Bar Bingo – 6pm

Friday, 03/23/18 – Family Game Night – 6pm

Friday, 04/20/18 – Father/Daughter Dance – 6pm

Friday, 06/01/18 – 6th Grade Dance – 6pm

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OUR NEW "LUNCH BUDDY" PROGRAM

Based on parent input, we will be implementing the Lunch Buddy Program for the 2017-2018 school year. If you would like to visit your child during his or her lunch period, here are the procedures:

● Use the links below to select an available time slot. These are limited due to space.

● Come into the main office on the day you have selected. A staff member will ask you to sign in and provide your driver’s license.

● If you are bringing in a lunch for yourself, please be aware of food allergies.

● If you have any questions, please contact your child’s building principal.

Sign Up Link:

http://signup.com/go/eTrKAqv

YES WE CAN!

Thank you for reading our Newsletter! We hope you enjoyed it!

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