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District Communication - May 18, 2022
TPS Families -
Our testing wraps up early next week and I would like to send a heartfelt thank you to everyone who helped facilitate the state and AP tests that occurred throughout our schools. I would also like to congratulate our staff and students on their cooperation, flexibility, and diligence throughout the testing. You are appreciated!
Over the past two weeks, our schools have also been filled with music and art! Our staff and students truly shined, sharing with us their time and talents and spotlighting our students' love of and appreciation for the arts. The spring concerts and art shows have been both enjoyable and inspiring and we look forward to the few remaining concerts scheduled for later this week.
Finally, I want to wish everyone a healthy and happy Memorial Day weekend. As a reminder, our schools are closed from Thursday, May 26th through Monday, May 31st. At its heart, Memorial Day is a day to solemnly honor all men and women who have died in U.S. military service. Over the weekend, please take a moment to honor the men and women who died while serving our country.
Yours in Education,
Shauna C. DeMarco
Superintendent Tenafly Public Schools
Enter Now! “A Celebration of Diversity” Art and Essay Contest! Entries Due by Tuesday, May 31st, 3pm
Kick Off of One Book, One Community at June 7th Celebration of Diversity!
It's official! Wishtree, author Katherine Applegate will help launch our One Book, One Community at the Celebration of Diversity event! Be one of the first 150 people to pick up the book at our June 7th celebration and join in this amazing event!
Join us as we come together to discuss the themes and messages in the text, including diversity, empathy, inclusion, acceptance and community. Author Katherine Applegate is excited for Tenafly to be highlighted as an “All Are Welcome Here” community.
Run - Walk - Jog - or Stroll! Join the TEF 5K Run, Dog Walk, and Fun Run!
How Are You Spending Your Summer?
Still deciding on what fun activities you want to do this summer? Consider the exciting options at the TPS Summer Enrichment Program! From Adventures in Science to Energy Investigators, Digital Photography and Video to Spanish Culture in Movies, Advanced Public Speaking to the History of Inventions - there is truly something for everyone! See the Summer Enrichment catalog for Summer 2022 for a complete description of the classes offered. Don't let your favorite class fill up, register now!
Community Corner: THS Students Create Firetruck Art
Students in the THS Art Club and drawing classes under the supervision of Lisa Allen created a new masterpiece for Tenafly's Volunteer Fire Department. A conference table that features the town's antique 1920 American LaFrance pumper housed at the station and often seen in local parades and events throughout the area. To commemorate the completed artwork, the firemen invited the student artists to the station for a celebration of pizza, chicken nuggets, and cupcakes. Allen along with eight of the student artists joined the firemen to share how they got involved with the project and worked on the table together. Nicely done THS!
Who is Managing Your Investments? THS Student Wins Regional Stock Market Game
Congratulations to THS senior Kareem Ahmed who quite literally earned first place in the Stock Market Game™, an online simulation of the global capital markets. THS teacher Rachel Barker entered her class into the regional event where Ahmed placed first out of 2,648 participants, earning a 225% return on his investment. For his financial wizardry, Ahmed received a medal, t-shirt, banner, and certificate, and a plaque designed and donated by Barker.
Beauty All Around Us
Reminder - Schools Closed May 26th - 30th
Each year, our district builds several snow days into the school calendar. At the April 25th BOE Meeting, the Board voted to approve changing the 2021-2022 school district calendar to give back an unused snow day, making Thursday, May 26th a Schools Closed day and Friday, May 27th a District Closed day. The website calendar has been updated.
Tenafly Recreation Junior Football-Volunteer Coaches Wanted for Fall 2022!
Tenafly Recreation Tigers Junior Football teams are looking for volunteer coaches for the Fall 2022 football season for grades 3rd-8th. Join our Football Coaches Clinic on Monday, May 23rd at 6pm-Tenafly High School hosted by THS Head Coach Peter Toale. Please share this with anyone you think would be interested! Thank you.
Memorial Day Parade Invite from Tenafly Elk's Lodge #2271
To All Our Friends in the Tenafly Community,
The members of the Tenafly Elk's Lodge invite any organized groups in Tenafly to join them in this year's Memorial Day Parade, Monday, May 30th. They ask that everyone assembles on George St. facing south towards Westervelt Ave. at 9:30AM with kick-off at 10:00AM. If possible, carry a banner or sign identifying your group. Please advise them if your group can participate by e-mailing Maureen Quinn at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com or call 201-803- 9430. Participants are invited to join them after the parade ceremonies for refreshments and hot dogs at the Lodge located at 20 Franklin St.