Lloyd Road School Husky Newsletter

October 2019

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Monthly Dates to Remember

You can find detailed information on some of these events in our Lloyd Road School Virtual Backpack.


Sept. 30 & Oct. 1: No School Rosh Hashana

2-4: PTO Book Fair (see class schedule below)

7-11: Week of Respect (See Guidance section below for theme day notice)

7-11: iReady diagnostic Reading and Math assessments

9: Yom Kippur

14: School is closed for Columbus Day and teacher in-service

14: Board meeting at Cambridge Park 7PM

16: PTO meeting in cafeteria 9:30 AM

21-25: Violence Awareness Week (See Guidance section below for theme day notice)

21-22: Aberdeen Fire Department visits for Fire safety lessons

(send in permission slip for student participation in fire department smoke simulator)

25: PTO Halloween Dance 7:00-8:15 PM

31:Halloween Parade 1:40 weather permitting (see details below)-No rain date

Updated District Calendar

Please note that October 25, 2019 and January 17, 2020 are now early dismissal days for students, for the purpose of providing staff professional development in the afternoon.

Click here to view the revised district calendar.

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Lloyd Road's Halloween Parade will take place on Thursday, October 31st, starting at 1:40 p.m. Information is as follows:

Where: Students will exit out of the side doors into the Lloyd Road side parking lot closest to Lloyd Road, turn right, walk on the front driveway toward the playground, wrap around the playground parking lot, and walk back down the main driveway to re-enter the same side doors. It is not a very long parade but still enjoyable for the students. It usually lasts about 15 minutes.

Class snacks: Appropriate snacks/treats for classrooms will be communicated by your child’s teacher since each class’ needs may be different based on allergies or not.

Any parent that may have signed up to help with a classroom party does need to stop by the office to sign in if they will be in the classroom.

Costume reminder for students that choose to participate in the parade and dress up in a costume: We do allow students to wear their costumes to school. If a costume is worn to school it has to be comfortable and one that the child can still learn in and not distract themselves or others. If a costume is brought to school to be changed into, please make it easy for your child to change into it. Costumes should also not be violent in nature, revealing, or include weapons. Students who have masks as part of their costume can wear it during the parade.

Lloyd Road School Counselor Corner

In addition to our October Student of the Month character trait of RESPECT being emphasized all month, we will also recognize the WEEK of RESPECT and Violence AWARENESS week in October.

Our school counselors are also looking to run classroom lessons as much as they can on various character awareness topics.

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Free Symposium on Mental Health/Wellness

On Thursday, October 3, 2019, the Monmouth County Schools Partnership for Wellness (MCSPW) will be hosting its first mental health and wellness symposium at Brookdale Community College in Lincroft, New Jersey. The event is from 6:00 PM-9:00 PM in the Student Life Center on the Lincroft Campus. This event is open to the public but is specifically designed to provide parents/guardians of school-aged children with information and resources available in Monmouth County to support child and adolescent mental health and wellness.

The Monmouth County Schools Partnership for Wellness (MCSPW) is a volunteer consortium of public school districts created to promote mental health and well-being for school community members. Through collaboration with member districts, the Monmouth County Partnership for Wellness strives to enhance awareness regarding mental health and well-being topics, cultivate empathy for individuals who struggle with various types of mental health conditions, and engage school community members in this important work. The goal of this partnership is to share rich, appropriate resources in order to help communities develop timely, sustainable, and systemic initiatives focused on creating stigma-free, inclusive and supportive environments. The MCSPW understands that when individuals receive the care, support, and safety they deserve along with access to sources of resiliency, people are empowered to lead more productive lives as learners and as citizens.

This free event for parents/guardians is being sponsored by the Ocean First Foundation, Hackensack Meridian Health, Monmouth County Education Association, Public Consulting Group, Effective School Solutions and Monmouth County Freeholders.

The evening will begin with a keynote presentation by Alisha De Lorenzo, Interim Deputy Director at Garden State Equality. Delorenzo, a licensed professional counselor trained in integrative mental health model, specializes in working with LGBTQ individuals and their families, trauma, grief, and mental illness. After the keynote presentation, attendees will be able to attend a session of their choice on the following topics:

Mindy Altschul

Carrier Clinic

Topic: Stress & Anxiety

Ashley Chiappano

Garden State Equality

Topic: LGBTQ

Danielle Conforti

Colts Neck Schools/ mindfulschools.org

Topic: Mindfulness

Nicki Francis

Wellspring Prevention

Topic: Social Media and Substance Abuse

George Scott

Topic: Trauma

Wendy Sefcik

New Jersey Youth Suicide

Prevention Advisory Council

Topic: Talk Saves Lives: An Introduction to Suicide

Susan Tellone

Society for the Prevention of

Teen Suicide

Topic: Raising Resilient Kids

In addition to speakers and breakout sessions, parents/guardians will be able to speak with numerous mental health service representatives who provide services in Monmouth County. The following organizations will be present for the event.

For more information, please follow the Monmouth County Schools Partnership for Wellness (MCSPW) on Twitter (@MCSPWellness) and Facebook (Monmouth County Schools Partnership for Wellness).

Please click below to register for this event and select your breakout sessions.


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Lloyd Road PTO

Our PTO has many activities and events planned for this year. In order to fund the activities and events they have to hold fundraisers throughout the year. All of the activity, event, and fundraiser information can usually be found in our virtual backpack section of the LLoyd Road website as well as on the PTO section of the website.

PTO Book Fair Schedule for October 2-4

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Box Top collections and Reward Programs for 2019-2020

The PTO runs various fundraisers throughout each year to raise funds that go directly back to support students' activities. Please see some of the easier ways to help support raising funds through Box Tops for Education or signing up for school rewards through Shop Rite or Stop & Shop. The flyer can also be viewed on the PTO website.
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2019-20 Meal Applications

2019-20 Meal Applications due October 18

A NEW MEAL APPLICATION MUST BE FILLED OUT EACH SCHOOL YEAR Applications can be downloaded and lled out. A paper application was sent home with each student on the 1st day of school. Schools will also have a supply of paper applications. Below is information regarding the Free & Reduced Meal Program. A new application must be completed each school year in order to be eligible for Free & Reduced Meals. Please fill out the application if you wish to apply for Free & Reduced Meals.

List all students on the same application, only one application per household is necessary. Return the application to school with your youngest child or email the application to cdeleonardo@marsd.org by October 18.

Please be reminded that if your child was eligible for meal benefits as of June 24, 2019, he/she will still receive benefits until October 22, 2019. To continue to receive benefits after October 22nd, a new application must be completed, submitted and processed. Detailed information along with the cover letter and applications can be found on food service website. Click here for the link as well.

YMCA before and after school care program

Before school care is available through the YMCA starting each morning at 7 AM. After school care through the YMCA then goes to 6PM. Morning drop off and evening pick up is located in the back of the building in the cafeteria at door 5. Call the YMCA directly for more information. 732-566-9266 at 201 Broad Street.

The YMCA also has open part time employment opportunities in all district schools for aides, assistant site supervisors, and site supervisors. Contact the YMCA directly if you want more information. 732-566-9266 ext. 606. See this link for additional details.


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Continue to check our website virtual backpack that includes recent notices from Lloyd Road.