Magowan Monthly

January 2019

PTO Harlem Wizards Game

Please join the Edgewater Park Township School District community and come out to the Wizards Basketball game this Monday January 7th.
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Employment Opportunities

Support Staff Substitutes

Edgewater Park is now taking applications for substitute support staff personnel for the elementary school. Applicant will be required to be fingerprinted (cost $65.45 plus an $11 administrative processing fee).


If you have any questions, please call Lori Rebilas in the Superintendent's Office at 609-877-2124 ext 3003.


Part Time Lunchroom Aide: 2 hours per day. Pay Rate-$9.45 per hour. No benefits offered except sick/personal days.

Applicants, please email resume or letter of interest to Lori Rebilas by December 21, 2018


Welcome Melissa Callahan and Nicole Jones

You will see a few new faces in the halls of Magowan starting tomorrow. Please join me with a warm welcome to Melissa Callahan- Kindergarten, and Nicole Jones- First grade. Both teachers are eager to get acclimated to Magowan, and we are glad to have them here.
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Welcome Rick Santiago

It is my great pleasure to introduce a wonderful new addition to the Magowan staff. Mr. Rick Santiago will be serving as the new Dean of Students at Magowan Elementary School. We are so excited to welcome Rick to support our students throughout the day. He will focus on building relationships and reinforcing the core values here at the school.

Before coming to Magowan, Rick received his BA from Rutgers University-Camden. He also has experience working as a substitute teacher in the Berlin Township School District at John F. Kennedy Elementary school, Willingboro High, Willingboro Memorial Middle and Holy Cross Prep Academy. Additionally, he has worked as a substitute in the Camden, Cherry Hill, Haddonfield, Medford and Stratford School Districts. We are certain that Rick’s background will fit in well in our school community.

Currently, Rick also serves as the football coach at Holy Cross Prep Academy in Delran. He has passion for working with students to help them achieve their goals and become great examples for the rest of their communities. I am confident that he will make a positive impact with our students, staff, and parents. Please join me in welcoming Rick to the community.

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Teacher Of The Year

Please join me again in congratulating Alyson Karpovich for being nominated as Magowan Elementary's 2018-2019 Teacher Of The Year. From the moment I met Aly at ESY over the summer it was clear that her level of dedication and care for our students is to be commended. Thank you Aly for all that you do in our school for our students and staff.
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Support Staff of the Year

Please join me again in congratulating Chris Mickle for being nominated as Magowan Elementary's 2018-2019 Support Staff Of The Year. From the moment I met Chris when I started, I knew that his primary focus was to serve all students, staff, and families here at Magowan. Thank you Chris for all that you do to keep our building operational!

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Attention Parents of Pre Kindergarten Students:

The State of New Jersey requires that all Pre K students who will not be 5 years of age by December 31st to receive an Influenza shot by December 31st. Students under 5 years old who do not receive a Flu Shot by December 31st will be excluded from school. Please note that the State of NJ does not allow any “grace periods.” Parents of students who come to school on January 2nd without the shot will be called to pick up their student.

Clothing Donations

The nurse’s office is in need of clothing donations! Pants for boys and girls in sizes 4 through 12 are especially needed, so please take a few moments to gather those items that no longer fit your child and send them to the nurse’s office. Thank you! .

Follow us on Twitter @MES_EPTSD

Don't forget to join Twitter to see up to date pictures throughout the day. Only students who have signed the acceptance of photos will have their photos published on our Twitter page. Join on in this journey by creating a twitter handle using the app or visiting Our name is @MES_EPTSD

We look forward to seeing you there!

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Just a few reminders:

  • Anytime you are coming to the school please bring your photo identification.
  • If you are picking up your child early from school, please send in a note in the morning.
  • If there are any changes in dismissal the person picking up must by on the emergency card that you filled out at the start of the year. We will not dismiss unless the person has photo identification and are on the card.
  • With the cooler weather coming please remind students to dress for the weather. We will make every attempt for an outdoor recess after review of the weather forecast.

BOE Meeting

January 29, 2019


Ridgway Middle School

PTO Corner

January 28, 2019

6:30 pm

Ridgway Middle School

A Look at Upcoming dates

1/7 Wizards Basketball game

1/16 Deli & Pizza Night

1/21 School Closed

1/28 PTO meeting

1/29 BOE meeting

1/29 2nd Marking Period Ends

2/1 Report cards distributed

Attendance Video - English

original Bringing Attendance Home_ Parent Video

Attendance Video -Spanish

Attendance Everyday (Spanish)

Little Free Library

Have any books that you don't ready anymore?

We welcome all languages in new and gently used condition. We want to make books accessible to ALL of our students. Can you help? Send them into the main office and we will take care of the rest!

NJ's 3rd Congressional Reading Challenge

The District Reading Challenge was created to encourage students in New Jersey's Third Congressional District to read in their free time. With so many distractions and commitments facing kids these days, a focus on reading is important and we want to challenge the kids in NJ's 3rd District to start the school year off right! This reading challenge will be open to all students and can be easily managed through this site.

  • Participating students must read and complete the online form below for three books before the March 22nd deadline
  • The contest starts at the beginning of the school year and ends on March 22, 2019 - All forms must be submitted by March 22 to be an eligible participant in the contest

How to begin:

  • Start Reading!
  • Complete the form provided and answer questions for each book read
  • Each child who meets the criteria outlined above will receive a Congressional Certificate from Congressman MacArthur
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Smoking Prohibited On School Grounds

Parents, please observe the state law that bans smoking anywhere on school property. This applies to daytime and evening activities.
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Attention parents of preschool children

Does your child have difficulty in one or more of the following areas:

Hearing - Seeing - Talking - Listening - Sitting - Standing - Walking - Running - Feeding One Self

Toilet Training - Socializing

The school district offers FREE PROGRAMS to preschool handicapped children. To be eligible a child must be 3-5 years old and qualify for services. Children under 3 may be served by early intervention programs. We believe the sooner a child's special needs can be determined, the better that child's chances to receive an appropriate education and develop his/her potential.

Call Child Study Team 609-877-1663