Sussex Avenue News That You Can Use

Principal's Corner

What a fun and exciting week! Our 4th graders participated in their MPAC Residency Final Share performance. Ms. Beth Painter did a phenomenal job preparing our students and igniting their passion in the art of story telling through acting.

To celebrate Black History Month, students in all grades were afforded the opportunity to participate in the Black History Month project. Students were to select a famous/interesting/trailblazing Black American who has had a positive impact on our society. Students presented their projects to staff, students, families, and judges. I was in awe of what I witnessed. Students spoke clearly, eloquently, and with passion on their subjects and their creativity in delivering their information was stellar.

Thank you to Ms. Folmar for her development and organization of this spectacular event and the community members that volunteered their time to serve as judges. I did not envy you in that task!

We concluded our week with a Sussex Avenue School Spirit Assembly! Students celebrated their efforts in raising over $2,000 for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Societies- Pennies for Patients. Thank you to Mrs. Gutierrez for leading this important fundraiser. We surpassed last years total of approximately $1,700. Finally, we celebrated 49 students who earned SNAP awards this month. Students are certainly spreading kindness! Keep up the amazing work!!

Week of March 2nd - March 6th

  • March 2nd is an A day.
  • March 2nd- Spirit Week begins

Looking Ahead:

  • March 10th- Presentation at TJ on Technology (See Below)
  • March 13th- School Store
  • March 16th- March 23rd ACCESS Testing for Bilingual Students
  • March 19th Author Visit
  • March 24th- Bayer to Visit the 4th Grade
  • March 26th- Spring Pictures
  • March 27th- Spirit Day
  • April 1st- 3rd Grade Final Share
  • April 2nd- Science/Art Fair- See below
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Quote of the Week

This week's quote was "The difference between ordinary and extraordinary is that little extra." - Jimmy Johnson

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.

Spirit Week Events!

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Amazing Things Are Happening At Sussex!

Black History Month Project

Students had the option to participate in the Black History Month Projects. They presented their projects to judges who

5th Grade Happenings

4th Grade Residency- Final Share

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The More You Know

In the late 1980s on Saturday morning, public service announcement commercials were broadcasted on NBC called "The More You Know." The session and published article from our very own Director of Technology, Erica Hartman below are very similar.

If your child has a cell phone or you are considering placing one in their hands this session is for you! Please consider attending. The images below are images and do not contain an active link to RSVP.

I encourage all families to attend and bring your child. If you are interested in attending, please click here to RSVP.

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Volunteers are Needed for the Science Fair

Please consider volunteering to help set-up for the Science Fair or assist during the event, or better yet, BOTH

Please click the link to sign up to volunteer! Thank you.

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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