Frog Pond School Newsletter 12/2017
Volume 17-18 Issue 5
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
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
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
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
FROG POND ELEMENTARY SCHOOL GOOD EGG'S!!!
Brrrrr............. It's getting cold outside.
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
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!
3RD GRADE THRU 6TH GRADE
Diary of a Wimpy Kid, the whole series is very popular at Frog Pond! All 12 of them!!
OUR LUNCH MENUS ARE POSTED
- Lunch Menus Now Posted @www.lehsd.nutrislice.com/
- 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
Mini Maple or Strawberry Pancakes or Chocolate Chip Muffin
Maple Waffle or
Egg & Cheese on a Bagel
Warm Apple Bites or
Egg & Cheese on a Bagel
Warm Cinnamon Roll or
Egg & Cheese on a Bagel
Warm Apple or Cherry Frudel or
Warm Maple French Toast
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 INSTRUCTIONAL AIDES
SUBSTITUTE CAFETERIA PLAYGROUND AIDES
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.
Congratulations to our Students 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
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!
NEED A BOOK? TAKE IT "OFF THE SHELF" !
2017-2018 BABYSITTER FORM
LITTLE EGG HARBOR SCHOOL DISTRICT 2017-2018 CALENDAR
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
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:
YES WE CAN!