Sussex Avenue News That You Can Use

Principal's Corner

February is here and the school year feels as though it is flying by! This Friday, February 14th, student report cards and i-Ready diagnostic reports will be sent home via backpack mail.

Week of February 10th- February 14th

  • February 10th is a F day.
  • February 10th- Clubs begin
  • February 14th- Report Cards go home.

Looking Ahead:

  • February 17th- School is Closed
  • February 18th- School is Closed
  • February 28th- Spirit Day
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Quote of the Week

This week's quote was "In the middle of every difficulty lies opportunity." Albert Einstein

Students spend time discussing this quote throughout the week. They discuss what they believe it means, why they believe the person said it. Finally they reflect on these questions and determine how they can apply it to their lives.


Now that the holiday's are over many of us are having visions of Spring and warm weather. Below is our spring testing window to aid in any Spring planning.

Our testing window for the New Jersey Student Learning Assessments Schedule (formally PARCC) will be 4/20/20 - 5/29/20.

Students will have two unit session of ELA (90 minutes for grades 4/5, 75 minutes for grade 3) and three unit sessions (60 minutes each session for all grades) of math. Each unit will be conducted on separate days.

Fifth grade students will also participate in two units of the NJSLA Science Assessment between 5/4/20- 6/5/20.

Exact testing dates will be provided in the upcoming months.

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Ms. Julia Masur- School Psychologist

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What do you love about working at Sussex?

What I love about working at Sussex is all of the friendly faces!

What are some of your hobbies/passions?

I enjoy cooking, hot yoga, and reading

Favorite life quotes.

In a world where you can be anything, be kind

Role Models (Past or Current)

Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Ms. Digna Trochez- Custodian

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What do you love about working at Sussex?

Teachers and staff are very kind and thankful.

What are some of your hobbies/passions?

Spending time with family and pets.

Favorite life quotes.

Jack of all trades, master of none. Robert Greene

Role Models (Past or Current)

Maria Holunda Ospina, my Mother-in-Law

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Nurse's Corner

According to state law, there are only a few instances which constitutes an excused absence; student driving test, bring your child to work day in April, and religious holidays.

Should your child need to see a doctor for any reason during the school day, we recommend you send your child to school for as much time as possible before or after their appointments.

Please remember to call or email the health office when your child will be sick or late for any reason. You can leave a voicemail 24 hours a day.

Sussex Avenue Home School Association (HSA) E-Blast!

For this week's HSA e-blast click here.


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.
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