Slackwood News

May 20, 2016

UPCOMING EVENTS/IMPORTANT DATES

Monday, May 23 - Mercer County Librarians to Slackwood - Assembly

Tuesday, May 24 - K-1 Digestive System Assembly - Science

Wednesday, May 25 - BOE mtg. HS - 7 PM

Thursday, May 26 - Teach Like A Pirate Day

Friday, May 27 - No School - Teacher Inservice

Saturday, May 28 - Memorial Day Parade - Meet at HS at 9:15 if you want to go

Did You Know.....

Each week I try to call out one thing about our school or staff that parents and students may not know...

The original Slackwood School contained two rooms. In 1909 the frame structure was raised and a two room brick addition was added, creating four rooms.

Slackwood First Grade Concert

Mrs. Damon showcased our talented first graders on Wednesday as they performed a variety of Songs of Dr. Seuss which come from the Broadway musical "Seussical". Students introduced songs, and played instruments as well as sang a number of great hits from the show. It was another great performance by our first graders.
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Field Day was a blast!

Mrs. Weister and her band of Volunteers along with a great showing of PTO and Parent helpers helped to put on an amazing field day that was highlighted by a really beautiful day. Students had the chance to play, run, pull, jump, and get wet on a great day for Slackwood. Check out the quick video of many of the day's activities.
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Mrs. Murphy and Mrs. Saretzky Honored

Mrs. Murphy and Mrs. Saretzky were recognized at the district recognitions dinner on Wednesday night as Slackwood's Governor's Teacher Award recipients. This is quite an honor and this is the second time Mrs. Murphy has been awarded this for her teaching acumen.
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Healthy Birthday Treats

I have to say it just one more time...Please try to follow district health guidelines when sending in treats for your children. Guidelines say that we can not serve items where sugar is the first ingredient.


Each teacher celebrates birthdays differently and it's not our job to even celebrate but we try to acknowledge birthdays. I'm still seeing those store bought cupcakes with piled high icing coming in for student birthdays. We spend a lot of time teaching our students about healthy living practices and it is hard when we don't model these practices by giving them healthy snacks. Let's try to do better! Thank you!

Slackwood Represents and Celebrates

Each year Slackwood School participates in the township Memorial Day Parade. This year, the Township is celebrating the 75th Anniversary of Pearl Harbor and the 25th Anniversary of Desert Storm. If you are a Slackwoodian parent, grandparent or family member, we and the Township would like to recognize you during the parade. Please contact me at jbilly@ltps.org and we will make you part of this celebration.

Slackwood Elementary School

Slackwood is the oldest school in the Lawrence Township Public Schools. We provide education for students in grades PreK through third grade.