Friday Focus

Lopatcong Elementary School

Friday, October 14, 2016

Fall Parties and Parade

The fall parties will be held on Monday, October 31, 2016 from 1:15pm-2:15pm. We will begin letting parents in the door at 1:00pm. Once they have signed in, they will come directly to your classrooms.


Fall Parade times are as follows. The parade will take place in the car rider parking lot (weather permitting). When we call your grade level, please take your class to the back parking lot. Please walk around two times and come back in to return to your classroom party.



The parade schedule is as follows:

1:40 pm PM Pre-K and Kindergarten begin parading

1:50 pm 1st and 2nd Grades begin parading

2:00 pm 3rd and 4th Grades begin parading


AM PRE-K AND KINDERGARTEN PARTIES WILL BE 9:40AM-10:40 AND THE PARADE WILL BE AT 9:50 AM.

Literacy Consultant Schedule-October 19th

Allison will be visiting with us on Wednesday, October 19, 2016. When she is here, she will visit each classroom for 20 minutes. Please plan to do independent reading during the time she visits your classroom. You may need to rearrange your schedule just for Wednesday to do independent reading during the time she visits each class.


She will also meet with each grade level team for 25 minutes to follow up on the classroom observations and answer any questions.


The schedule is as follows:

8:00-8:20 Boylan

8:20-8:40 Harman

8:40-9:00 Mahoney

9:00-9:20 Stansberry

9:20-9:40 Arnold

9:40-10:00 Sherwood

10:00-10:20 Umholtz

10:20-10:40 A Wayne

10:40-11:00 Highet

11:00-11:30 Meet with Kindergarten Team

11:30-11:50 Ludlow

11:50-12:15 Meet with Second Grade Team

12:15-12:35 Behme

12:35-1:00 Meet with Stone/Sherwood

1:00-1:20 Piccolo

1:20-1:45 Meet with Third Grade Team

1:45-2:05 Stone

2:05-2:30 Meet with Fist Grade Team


If you have any questions, please let me know. You can also e-mail Alison directly at alisonbell718@gmail.com.

Barnes and Noble Book Fair

We will be having the Lopatcong School District Book Fair at Barnes and Noble on Tuesday, November 15, 2016 at Barnes and Noble in Easton, PA from 6:00pm-8:00pm.


  • Please e-mail me if you would be willing to help out and volunteer at a station.
  • Please review the language arts curriculum and work on a wish list. Please send me your wish list. If your books are not purchased the night of the Barnes and Noble Book Fair, we can look at purchasing with the money earned through the book fair.

Team Meetings-Week of October 17

Please meet in your grade level team on Wednesday this week. Alison Bell, the literacy consultant, will be meeting with you the second half of you team meeting.

Snap Cup Warm Fuzzies/Anonymous Praises

The following "warm fuzzies/anonymous praises" were submitted by staff members this week:


  • Team Player...Alison Pogirnicki deserves a SNAP for always being willing to help her co-workers with students. She goes above and beyond. Thank you Alison!
  • Thank you John Feleppo for helping me with my awesome table! You are the best!
  • Thank you Mrs. Boylan for helping your teammie record her Study Island scores!
  • Thank you to Mrs. Chew for making a Rocket Math folder for each of the second grade teachers. We appreciate it!
  • Carmen Camunas went above and beyond by assisting the nurse with vision and hearing testing!
  • Snaps to Beth Mansfield for organizing, purchasing, and delivering a gift to Ben Whitehead to wish him a speedy recovery.


Keep submitting...I will read these each Friday morning after announcements.


Thank you to the School Safety Team for this idea!

Upcoming Events

10/19 Literacy Consultant

10/19 Staff Meeting @ 2:45

10/25 I and RS Meetings

10/26 ELA Curriculum Work Day 8:00-2:30

10/31 Fall Parties

11/1 BOE Meeting @ 7:00pm MS

11/4 Special Education Progress Reports Due To Laura

11/8 Study Island Benchmark #1 Complete

11/8 End of First Marking Period

11/8 Election Day

11/9 School Picture Retakes

11/10 & 11/11 NJEA Convention NO SCHOOL

11/14 Reports Card Due to Noelle

11/15 Barnes and Noble Book Fair

11/15 Report Cards Available to Parents at 3:00pm

Five Day Rotation Schedule

Monday, October 17th-Day 4

Tuesday, October 18th-Day 5

Wednesday, October 19th-Day 1

Thursday, October 20th-Day 2

Friday, October 21st-Day 3