The Strawbridge Story

May 15, 2016

What's coming up?...

May 19, Arts Night, 7:00-8:30pm

Due to construction all student reading will take place individually in their classroom's author's chair. Art work will be displayed in the main hallway and the art room on the lower level. It is a fun night. See you all there!

May 19, Board of Education meeting, RMS media center, 7pm

May 20- Rain Date for Field Day

Grades 3-5, HS Track and Field

Students will walk to and from event.

This is a full day, however lunch will be moved to 12:30-1:30pm for grades 1-5.

Students in grades 1 and 2 may bring a morning snack.

*Kindergarten class times remain the same.*

May 23

All fourth grade students are encouraged to participate in the Band or Orchestra as an exciting and rewarding educational experience! District-owned instruments are available to students, free of charge, in the 4th grade only.

On May 23rd, all 3rd grade students will attend a Musical Instrument Demonstration at the Haddon Township High School Auditorium at 10am; student sill be bussed to the high school. Members of the HT Performing Arts Department will play all of the instruments, allowing all current 3rd grade students to see, hear and learn about the different choices available for study next year.

On May 24th, 3rd grade parents will receive an email with instructions on how to sign up for an instrument. The sign-up process is on-line and will not be available prior to May 24th.

May 25, NJ ASK 4 Science Test, 4th grades 8:45-10:45am

May 25, Last Day of Library

May 25, PreK to K night, Jennings School, 7:00-8:30pm

May 27, Spirit Day

May 30, No School, Memorial Day

May 31, Grades 4-5 Instrument/Chorus Concert, High School Auditorium, 7:30pm

*PTA sponsored event

Warmer weather is here, sorta. Please continue to send in water bottles daily, our rooms still don't have AC!

Calling all 5th Grade Parents/Guardians...

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Watch Us Grow...

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With the warmer weather this past week the kids were sporting their shorts and their faces were bright red after recess. I decided it was a good time to reiterate proper school attire for safety and comfort.

UNSAFE footwear should NOT be worn:

* Shoes/sandals with open toes

* Shoes with large heels

* Flip Flops


* Shirts that show midriffs should NOT be worn.

* Shorts should WELL cover one’s backside- the finger tip rule is the one to follow

(I noted some shorts out this past week were short and small- maybe from last season?)

* Spaghetti strap tops should NOT be worn.


* Hats are a good thing to wear outside during recess and TPE.

* Water bottles are encouraged.

Please refer to your Parent handbook under DRESS CODE for further clarification. Thank you for your support.

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Playground rules:

Parents, please reiterate with your children that whenever they play on the playground- during recess, teacher PE, after school, during SACC or on the weekends, the rules remain the same.

1. Go down the slide, not up. Do not jump off the slide. Do not dive on the slide the wrong way. One child going down at a time.

2. Do not climb on top of slide awnings.

3. No running, pushing or shoving - no rough-housing

4. Use play equipment properly

5. Adult directions should be followed

If your child is on the playground after school, and he/she is spoken to by an adult (including the SACC supervisor), he/she should listen to the adult directive about safety.

Some children have responded, when spoken to with, "I'm not in aftercare, so I don't have to follow those rules." OR "I'm not in aftercare today, so I don't have to follow those rules today." They do, as it is about safety. The teachers have spoken with their classes about this issue as well, but I want you also to be aware and help us keep things safe. Our playground is much smaller these days and thus it is much easier to bump into one another or equipment.

Thank you in advance for your assistance.