Elizabeth Haddon News

March 27, 2023


3/27 5th Grade Yearbook Cover Contest Submissions Due

3/28-3/31 Art Goes to School

3/31 PTA Parent Social 7:00 PM, Haddon Fortnightly

4/3 5th Grade Service Project 3:00pm-5:00pm APR

4/4 EH 1st Grade Trip Adventure Aquarium 9:30am - 2:30pm

4/4 Bake Sale for Sandy Hook Promise Foundation, 3PM, Avondale Playground

4/5 Author Jerry Pallotta Visit

4/7 Square1 Art Fundraiser Orders Due

4/7 - 4/16 Spring Break

4/18 EH 2nd Grade Trip to Philadelphia Zoo 9:00am - 2:00pm

4/20 BOE Work Session 7:00pm

4/24 All Bookworms Due

4/25 Community Meeting 10:10am APR

4/26 5th Grade Talent Show in school performance 1:45pm - 2:45pm

4/27 Take Your Child to Work Day

4/27 BOE Meeting - Budget Adoption - 7:00pm

4/28 EH 2nd Grade Arbor Day Walking Trip - 8:45am - 9:45am

4/28 EH 3rd Grade Earth Day Expo 9:00am HMHS

4/28 5th Grade Talent Show 7:00pm APR

4/30 Order Deadline for Customizable Yearbook

5/2-5/4 3rd-5th Grades NJSLA

5/9-5/11 3rd-5th Grades NJSLA

5/8-5/12 Teacher Appreciation Week

New School Based News

Rise in Illnesses

We are seeing a rise in both Strep throat cases and viral symptoms, and we’d like your help in trying to prevent its spread as much as possible.

Please note the following guidelines to help keep our children and staff healthy:
  • Please let us know if your child has been diagnosed with strep or other illnesses including the flu and COVID when calling him/her in absent. The health department has asked us to track it.
  • Your child may return to school once he/she has been fever free for 24 hours without the aid of fever-reducing medication. However, if he/she is still coughing frequently, has diarrhea/vomiting or is not feeling well, please keep him/her home until fully recovered. If your doctor has recommended specific days to be out of school, please follow that advice.
  • If your child is diagnosed with strep throat, they can return to school once on antibiotics for 24 hours and fever-free for 24 hours without the aid of fever-reducing medication.
  • Encourage your child to practice good hand washing, particularly after coughing, sneezing or using the bathroom. Hand sanitizer will also help when soap and water are not available.
  • Encourage your child to cough or sneeze “in their elbow” rather than their hand or not covering up at all.
  • Encourage your child to keep their hands away from their mouth, nose and eyes, the entryway for flu and most germs.

Square1 Art Fundraiser

The PTA and 5th Grade Committee are excited to announce the “Art Designs by Your Dragon” Fundraiser with Square 1 Art! Be on the lookout for a special flyer in your student's backpack featuring YOUR CHILD'S art. Turn his/her art into a keepsake and help raise funds for Lizzy!

Square 1 Art offers a wide range of fun items for you to preserve your child's art and capture this precious moment in time. These mementos make great gifts for Mother's/Father's Day and are loved by all of the special people in your child’s life (especially grandparents)! At least 35% of your purchase will go back to our school. The more participants we have, the higher % we receive, so order those gifts now!

Check out the flyer for easy ways to order online, or you can search for and order your child's art using the link below:

Order deadline is Friday, April 7th!

Please contact syadams@comcast.net with any questions

Teacher Appreciation Week: Thank Yous From Students Needed!

Thank you for taking the time to thank your teachers! Please fill out this Google Form. Use the sentence starters to help you express why you are thankful for your teacher(s)! You can pick one or more of the sentence starters, and you can nominate your current teacher, a teacher from a previous grade level, and/or a specialist teacher. Students are welcome to fill out more than one Google Form. Your statements will be used to create placemats for the Teacher Appreciation Luncheon. (Due: 4/21)

Order a Yearbook!

The Lizzy Haddon Yearbook is on sale now! Deadline to order is 4/30. Click here for information on how to purchase and customize your child’s yearbook. Questions? E-mail: Laura Scarpaci laurascarpaci@gmail.com

Bookworms Due April 24th

Your child's Bookworm kit has been sent home with the students! Make sure you keep the envelope, you will need to return the completed story back to us in that envelope. The envelope also has the directions on the back.

The kit includes the papers they need to use to create the book and there is also an order form in there in case you want to order more copies for yourself or family. Returning the completed kit will guarantee you 1 book. If you want extra copies please complete the form and return with the completed book.

Please return the completed story on or before April 24th. Please have your child return it to their teacher.

Reach out to this email address: lizzybookworms@gmail.com with any questions.

Thank you!

Carly and Lisa

Take Your Child to Work Day: April 27th

Take Your Child to Work Day will be observed on Thursday, April 27, 2023. For those unfamiliar, this is a national day that gives children an opportunity to shadow their parents/guardians at work. If your child will be visiting your workplace please complete this form by Monday, April 17th. In order for your child's absence to be considered EXCUSED this form must be submitted in advance. By returning this form or providing a note to your child’s teacher prior to April 17th we will place your child’s name on our EXCUSED ABSENCE list, eliminating the need for you to call the school. You must submit this form for each of your children.

Early Morning Band Rehearsals

4th & 5th Grade Early Morning Band Rehearsals are starting next Cycle. They will be on EVERY DAY 3 @ 7:40AM on the Lizzy Haddon Stage. I am excited to get everyone together and start to prepare for our rockin' Spring Concert!

Day 3: Lizzy Early Morning Band Rehearsal Dates/times

March 30th-@ 7:40AM on the Lizzy Haddon Stage

April 17th-@ 7:40AM on the Lizzy Haddon Stage

April 25th-@ 7:40AM on the Lizzy Haddon Stage

May 3rd-@ 7:40AM on the Lizzy Haddon Stage

May 11th-@ 7:40AM on the Lizzy Haddon Stage

May 19th-@ 7:40AM on the Lizzy Haddon Stage

May 25th- Morning Dress Rehearsal @ MS(Info will be sent out when we get closer)

May 25th-Spring Concert @ MS at 7:00PM(6:30 report time)

Summer Enrichment Program

HSD will again be offering a summer enrichment program for summer 2023.

This tuition-free summer program is open to any current K-12 Haddonfield student. Class sessions are designed to provide participants with various fun, engaging enrichment opportunities via hands-on, interactive, project-based learning activities.

Space is limited, so sign up today! Registration deadline is April 18 at 5 PM.


  • COMMITMENT TO PROGRAM (e.g., a student who plans to make all sessions will have priority over a student who can only commit to partial participation).
  • A lottery will be considered for oversubscribed courses
Students may only be enrolled in one of the two offered sessions for a particular course. For example, if a student is interested in Adventures in Art, they may list Session A as the first choice and Session B as the second choice; however, they cannot enroll in both Session A and Session B.

Program confirmation will be emailed on/around Friday, May 5, 2023.

Please click here for the Summer 2023 Enrichment Program homepage, which includes the following:

  • Program Overview
  • Contact Information
  • Course Descriptions
  • Registration


Gino R. Priolo, Ed.D.
Assistant Superintendent

Previously Shared School Based News

Women's History Month

In March we will be celebrating this heritage month. Click Here to see books and activities each grade will read.

NJ Student Learning Assessment Testing Dates

NJSLA ELA and Math Testing for Grades 3-5 will take place May 2-4 and May 9-11. Make Up testing will occur May 12-19. NJSLA Science Testing for Grade 5 will be May 22-23. Make Up testing May 24-25. Please make every effort to have your child in school during testing.

Growth Mindset Goodnight Question Cube

We thought this might be a great resource for tying in Growth Mindset to your child’s bedtime routine: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1UP4Ds6ui-uf2FIDxMEa62w4EbO3xjBGw/view?usp=sharing

Reminder: Cell Phone and Smartwatch Use During School

We have noticed a trend that is causing disruptions in the classroom. Students are using their smartwatches to text or call home without teacher knowledge or permission. As our handbook and the student Acceptable Use Policy state, cell phones should be shut off and in backpacks. While students can continue wearing smart watches they should be in airplane mode. Students are not permitted to call home from watches during the school day.

If students need to communicate with you, they should call from the classroom or main office. If a child is using a device without teacher permission it will be confiscated until the end of the day. Frequent occurrences of unauthorized use will result in no longer being allowed to bring these devices to school. Thank you for your assistance with this.

Lunchtime Speaker Interest Form

Have a unique career? Do you use technology in your job? Please fill out the form here if you're interested in coming in for 30 minutes to discuss your career with students in grades 2-5 during their lunch. You will be contacted depending on your interest and availability. This form doesn't guarantee being invited to come in, as this depends on interest level.

Calling the Classroom

We make a concerted effort not to call the classroom from the main office, unless absolutely necessary, as this interprets instruction. Please make plans with your child for afterschool in the morning before coming to school.

Recess, Line Up, and Proper Attire

Recess/Morning Line Up

  • If the real feel is 15 degrees or above, we will play/line up outside.
  • If the real feel is below 15 degrees, we will play/line up inside.
  • We use weather.com for our temperatures.

Proper Attire

  • Please be sure that your children are dressed in proper attire for the weather.
  • Please send them with gloves, a hat, and a warm winter coat.
  • Please be sure to label all items as we often have lost items during the winter months and we aim to return this quickly when labeled.

Healthy Snacks

Please send your child in with one healthy, easy to eat snack each day. Please do not send in candy as this is not permitted in school.
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Healthy Habit Tips to Set Your Family Up for Success This Cold and Flu Season

Snack Donations Needed

We are in need of some snacks (pretzels, goldfish, granola bars, etc.) for when students forget their snack. If you can donate please bring it to the main office.

Reflex Math: Grades 2-5

Reflex is an online, game-based program that helps students build fast and effortless recall of

math facts. Research has shown that quick recall of math facts is critical for future success in

mathematics. Click Here for Reflex Parent Guide. Your child can access this site via Clever.

HMHS Tutors for Grades 3-5 Students

"Haddon's Helping Hands" (3H) has returned to Haddonfield School District. 3H is a program in which some of our high school students are paired with grade 3-5 elementary students for tutoring and, as a secondary benefit, relationship-building.

After pairing 70+ elementary school students with high school tutors last year, the group is now open to new applications. The application is available here.

Parents should communicate with the HMHS student through the elementary student’s school email address. Scheduling for tutoring sessions depends on the availability of the ES and HMHS student.

EverydayMath Algorithms

This link contains short videos where you can view an example of the Everyday Math algorithms, which are different than traditional methods. This is a great resource for assisting students with homework and studying.

Practice Using the Mood Meter

As a family, consider plotting yourself on the mood meter. Share where you are and why. Helping your child label his/her feelings enhances self-awareness and helps with the next steps of expressing and regulating emotions.
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Being Your "Best Self"

As part of our initiative to provide life skills and character development for our students, EH students have begun taking part in lessons on how to be their "Best Self," helping them to have their actions match who they truly are as individuals. Students are beginning to recognize their feelings, label, regulate, and act from a place that is true to them. If you would like to join this conversation with your child, you may find the questions below helpful; they provide an excellent foundation for a dinner-time conversation about what it means to be our "Best Self."

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Creating a Family Charter

At school, your child's class created a charter sharing how they want to feel at school and what they can do to feel this way. Click Here for steps to create a Family Charter at home.

STOPit App

The Haddonfield School District has once again enrolled with STOPit! STOPit is an online reporting tool designed to deter and mitigate bullying, cyber abuse, and other inappropriate behaviors, consisting of an app and a back-end incident management system for school administrators.Our students can have access to the STOPit mobile app, which has two simple but powerful features. Report can be used by students to report incidents to school contacts anonymously. For more information on this and download instructions, Click Here.


We’re using IXL to support our curriculum in Math and Language Arts this year, and your child has access to this online program at home. With thousands of skills that match what we’re learning, as well as insights into student progress, IXL is a great resource to help your child excel and practice skills.Click Here for IXL Parent Guide

Adding School Calendar to Your Phone or Google Calendar

Sign-Up To Receive EH PTA E-Blasts

Note: You must fill out this form to receive PTA e-mails even if you have received them previously.

Click Here to sign-up to receive EH PTA E-Blasts

Update Your Contact Information in Genesis

Please click here to update your contact information. Instructions can be found here. It’s important to always keep your contact information updated especially your email. To do this click on “Contacts” at the top right once you login to Genesis. If you need a login please contact Amy Fanrak at afanrak@haddonfield.k12.nj.us

Absence Reporting Procedures

If it is necessary to keep a child home from school, please do one of the following:

  • Call the office before the start of school

Email us at ehattendanceOffice@haddonfield.k12.nj.us or click the link on our school homepage, and include

  • Child’s first and last name
  • Class
  • Reason for absence

If you do not have access to email, you may call in your child absent. You must send in a note when your child returns if you use the call in method.

Important Forms

All important forms can always be found here and on the EH Homepage under the “Important Documents” This site will be updated throughout the year.

School Lunch

  • Lunch cost is $3.35. Payment can be made via the School Lunch Payment Portal or by check made out to Haddonfield BOE
  • Students will be required to order in their classroom each morning.
  • Please review the lunch choices with your child (especially those at the younger grades) to help with ordering at school.
  • For more information: Food Services in Haddonfield

Elementary District Calendar

Haddon Events Calendar

Preschool Modified Schedule

Birthday Celebrations


My School Bucks

This online payment service provides an easy way to pay for items such as ChromeBook fees and class trips using your credit/debit card or electronic check. Enrollment is easy and is available today! To create an account, follow the steps below:

1. Go to www.MySchoolBucks.com and register for a free account.

2. Add your students using their school name and student ID.

3. Make purchases with your credit/debit card or electronic check.

A program fee of 3.9% applies. You will have the opportunity to review any fees

and cancel if you choose, before you are charged.

If you have any questions, contact MySchoolBucks directly:

· support@myschoolbucks.com

· (855) 832-5226

· Visit myschoolbucks.com and click Help

Directory 22-23

We are excited to announce that the Zone PTA has kindly covered the cost for everyone to have access to the school directory for the 2022-2023 school year.

If you were a DirectorySpot user last year, then you don’t need to do anything unless you need to adjust anything. If you want to adjust anything on your record then please do so using a web browser, you will not be able to do it through the app.

If you are a new student or have never been in the directory before, please fill out this form and you will be added to the directory: https://forms.gle/EcZ8STi3ZQYmavS1A. After you fill out the form, I will add you to the directory and you will receive an email that you have been added from DirectorySpot. At that time you can download the DirectorySpot for free from the App Store (iPhone users) or Google Play (Android users), or you can also access the data from the web: https://www.directoryspot.net

Having contact information up to date is more important now than ever. Please email Lindsey Murphy at lindseyaperry@yahoo.com with any questions!

Pets Prohibited on School Grounds

Dogs are not permitted on the school property during school hours and at drop off and pick up times. Although many children feel safe around animals, some children have adverse reactions to pets even though they may be well trained. We have noticed some families bringing pets onto the school grounds especially at morning line-up or pick-up. Please be considerate of others by cooperating with this policy.

All Community News must be sent to Mr. Chuck Klaus’s office for approval. Community members should submit their news by email to Ms. Channell Jorrin at cjorrin@haddonfield.k12.nj.us in order to be included. Please do not send news directly to the school principals.