Sussex Ave: News That You Can Use

Principal's Corner

Dear Sussex Students, Parents and Guardians,

This week marked the first annual 5th Grade Extravaganza. Fun was had by all. Thank you to Ms. Folmar, Ms. Martell, the HSA Executive Board, the 5th Grade End of Year Committee, and the numerous volunteers who helped make this event such a success.

I'd like to thank you all for welcoming me into the Sussex Avenue Community. I have thoroughly enjoyed my first year at Sussex and I look forward to what lies ahead. Thank you for entrusting your children to me. They are the heartbeat of our building and I love them all. Have a great summer! I will see you in September!!

Mrs. Vaccaro

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June 17th- June 21st

      • June 17th is a B day.
      • 6/18 Fourth Grade Student Picnic @1:40-3:10
      • 6/19-6/21 4 hour 20 min. sessions
      • 6/19 Fifth Grade Move-Up Ceremony @9:30
      • 6/19 3rd Grade Student Picnic @10:00-1:00
      • 6/21 LAST DAY OF SCHOOL

Library Books

We currently have a significant number of library books that have not been returned to Ms. Kelly. Please check your child's back pack for a letter from Ms. Kelly regarding overdue books. Reports cards will not be issued to students with outstanding accounts.
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Sussex Hero Squad is a Force to Reckon With!

I am extremely proud to announce we've collected a school total of $1,701.02 to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.

So many are affected by this disease, myself included, and I am proud to be a partner in helping to find a cure! Thank you to Ms. Gutierrez and our Superhero Student Council for taking this on and to all of those who supported us in this cause!

This week's quote was "Always stop to think whether your fun may be the cause of another’s unhappiness.” – Aesop

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Wellness Corner

Attention parents of students with EpiPens

In response to a shortage of EpiPen 0.3 Auto-Injectors, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced the extension of expiration dates by 4 months of all lots of EpiPen 0.3 Auto-Injectors and its generic version currently on the market in the U.S. This does not include the EpiPen Jr .15mg Auto-Injectors.

You can visit the FDA’s website to see the lots of EpiPens impacted by this expiration extension. You can also contact BioRidge Pharma at 973-845-7600 with any questions.


School starts at 8:55 am and ends at 3:18 pm. Every hour of the school day counts, so please try and have your child to school on time. If your child is absent please call 973-292-2250 ext. 4.


I am happy to meet with any member of the community! Should you like to discuss questions, concerns, or any matter, please contact Ms. Melissa Johnson at 973-292-2250 ext. 6550 to schedule an appointment.