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Read All About it: October 28, 2019

School Wide Enrichment Is underway!

All students participate in School Wide Enrichment. Students are formally organized in small group clusters based on learning inventory results. The interest inventory results drive session planning and student assignments. Each enrichment group will meet for 6 sessions and produces an outcome that is related to the group’s focus. I had a great time visiting some of the sessions in action!

Staff Spotlight: Meet 3rd Grade Teacher: Mrs. Murphy

Where are you from? Where did you grow up?

I currently live in New Providence, NJ and I grew up in Chatham, NJ

What does your education journey look like?

I studied Elementary Education and Sociology at Moravian College in Bethlehem, PA. I earned a Master’s Degree in the Art of Teaching from Marygrove.

What is your favorite thing about working at AH?

I love AH because it has become a “home away from home.” The staff is like family. They are supportive, collaborative, caring and helpful. The environment is warm and caring, and it’s just a really fun place to be!

When you are not working how do you spend your free time?

I love spending time with my family! I like taking my kids, 3 and 6, to the park, the zoo, and on bike rides. We love to be outside as a family. When I’m on my own, I enjoy cooking, baking, reading, Zumba, and kickboxing.

What is 1 item on your bucket list?

I’d like to learn how to play an instrument- piano or guitar

What would your superpower be?

To have super speed. There is never enough time in the day to get things done. With this super power, I might have a chance!

What is a fun fact about you?

I have been to Ireland 4 times.

Weekly info to remember

1 Monday is F day

2.Week 5 of HSA after school clubs

3. Grade 5 residency begins on Tuesday

4. Make sure you have confirmed your conference date/time with your teachers

4. Halloween parade is on Thursday at 10:30 ( weather permitting)

Important: If the Halloween parade is canceled due to weather, students can still wear costumes. Classroom parties will go on.