Weekly Family Updates
Week of October 9, 2023
A Message From Mrs. Barousse
A Message From Mrs. BarousseHappy Friday! This was a fantastic week at Samuel Mickle! The school district celebrated Week of Respect - a week dedicated to highlighting the importance of kindness and how we, as EG Hornets, can work together to create a safe and respectful learning environment for all. It was so nice to see all of our students and staff participating in the spirit days. On Tuesday, our RISE classroom attended a field trip to the Inclusion Coffee Shop in Elmer and Friends Village in Woodstown. A wonderful time was had by all! Thank you to the staff for their hard work in planning this worthwhile field trip for our students. I want to take a moment to thank all of our East Greenwich parents and families for attending Samuel Mickle's Family Book Fair on Tuesday. Thank you to Mrs. Ligameri for planning a successful Book Fair and for continuing to spread her love of reading!
Important Dates to Remember:
- Monday, 10/9 - School Closed - Staff In-Service
- Monday, 10/9 - First Responders Night at Thompson Family Park, 5-8:00 PM
- Tuesday, 10/10 - Virtual Home and School Meeting, 7:00 PM
- Thursday, 10/12 - Mickle Picture Day
- Thursday, 10/12 - Family Mental Health Night at Clark Cafeteria, 5:30-6:30 PM
- Friday, 10/13 - Fire Prevention Day
As of now, all students should have received their Chromebook, charger, and case. If your student loses or damages their device, please reach out to Mr. Valver, Director of Technology, as soon as possible so the Technology Department can work with families on arranging payment for repairs. His email is: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Chromebook Protection Plan: If purchasing, please make checks out to the Samuel Mickle School or East Greenwich Township School District. If you already purchased the 4-year plan, please fill out the form and make a note "Already purchased the 4-year plan" on it.
Attendance: If your child is absent or going to be late, please remember to notify the school by calling the attendance line. The school number is 856-423-0412. Press 2 for the Samuel Mickle School. Then, press 1 for the Attendance Line.
2023-2024 Field Day T-Shirts for ALL Samuel Mickle Students
Home & School Association Happenings
The first Home & School meeting will be held virtually on October 10th at 7:00 p.m.
Our Membership Drive has started!! Click the link below to become a member! Donations are $10 a family & receive an EG Hornet magnet! Stop by our table at Back to School Night!!
Flyers Fundraising Games
Hockey Fan? Flyers Fan?? Get your Flyers tickets through H&S!
Please use the link below to order discounted Flyers tickets for the ENTIRE season. As a reminder, the promo code is: HORNETS
$5 from each ticket will go back to EG H&S. Check back often as more tickets will continue to be added!
Disney on Ice tickets are now available!!
Grab your friends and your tickets to our much awaited Disney on Ice Magic in the Stars School Fundraiser! Tickets are now live!
Please use the link below to get your discounted Disney on Ice tickets for all 18 shows. Dates are from December 26th through January 1st! As a reminder, our promo code is: HORNETS
Have an idea or event? Want to get involved?
Fill out this form Interest in H&S Volunteering or
send us an email: Homeandschool@eastgreenwich.k12.nj.us
Character Education and SEL
"RESPECT" character dare choice boards will be due on November 1st.
October Fun Facts
Did You Know....
Eighth Month in the Old Roman Calendar
Did you know October was the eighth month in the ancient Roman calendar? The name ‘October’ is derived from ‘Octo,’ the Latin word for eight. However, when the calendar was revised into the Julian calendar by Julius Caesar, October became the tenth month, but it retained its original name.
October is Pizza Month in the USA
Pizza lovers, rejoice! October is National Pizza Month in the United States. It’s the perfect time to indulge in a slice (or two) of your favorite pizza.
A Big Month for Space Exploration
October has witnessed several landmark events in space exploration. For instance, the launch of Sputnik, the first artificial satellite, took place on October 4, 1957. Also, the famous Apollo 7 mission was launched on October 11, 1968.
The First Jack-o’-Lanterns Were Not Pumpkins
The tradition of carving Jack-o’-lanterns for Halloween originated in Ireland. However, the first Jack-o’-lanterns were not made from pumpkins but from turnips.