The General's Update

Your guide to DDE events & announcements: 9/16/2018

Message from the Freehold Township Education Association

The Freehold Township Education Association would like to invite you to meet the candidates running for the Freehold Board of Education this November. The Freehold Board of Education impacts the education of our students and this is your chance to hear their thoughts and ideas about the future of education in Freehold Township. We hope you can join us for this Freehold Township Pride in Public Education event so you will know the candidates you are voting for in November.

Interested individuals can go to the website to sign up. The link can be found in the FTEA Event drop down box. They might have to copy and paste the link. We have a limit of 60 tickets, but will also have a wait list and depending on interest, we might increase the amount of tickets available. Individuals should RSVP by Sept. 30. I have also provided the link below:

Morning Drop Off

  • Morning drop off begins at 7:00am at both the front and side entrances. Students should wait with their parents until 7:00am. There is no supervision in the building prior to that time; therefore, students will not be permitted in the building until 7:00am.
  • Due to the high volume of cars dropping off in the morning, parents are encouraged to drop their child off prior to 7:30am.
  • Please note our one-way traffic pattern diagram. See attached map:
  • Drop off is curbside only at the side entrance.
  • Please maintain a speed of no more than 5 miles per hour when traveling in the parking lot, to ensure the safety of staff and students.

Free and Reduced Lunch Program

For those currently using the government assisted lunch program, please be aware the expiration date is October 23, 2018. In order to avoid interruption in this service, please complete the 2018-2019 application as soon as possible. Please note that any lunch charges incurred after the expiration date are your responsibility. These forms are also to be used by new applicants. Following is the form to apply for Free and Reduced Lunch.

Mark Your Calendar

  • Monday, September 17, 2018: Back-to-School Night at 6:30pm (please arrive at 6:15pm)
  • Tuesday, September 18, 2018: KidStuff fundraiser begins
  • Wednesday, September 19, 2018: District closed
  • Tuesday, September 25, 2018: Board of Education Meeting @ 8:00pm - 384 W. Main St
  • Thursday, October 4, 2018: Picture Day
  • Monday, October 8, 2018: School Closed for Students/Professional Day for Staff
  • Friday, October 12, 2018: PTO Meeting @ 8:30am
  • Tuesday, October 16, 2018: Board of Education Meeting @ 8:00pm - 384 W. Main St
  • Friday, October 26, 2018: Halloween Social
  • Monday, October 29, 2018: Delayed Opening/Professional Day for Staff
  • Thursday, November 8 and Friday, November 9, 2018: District Closed
  • Tuesday, November 13, 2018: Board of Education Meeting @ 8:00pm - 384 W. Main St
  • Wednesday, November 14, 2018: PTO Meeting @ 6:30pm
  • Wednesday, November 21, 2018: Early Dismissal
  • Thursday, November 22, 2018: District Closed
  • Friday, November 23, 2018: District Closed
  • Tuesday, December 18, 2018: Board of Education Meeting @ 8:00pm - 384 W. Main St
  • Friday, December 21, 2018: Early Dismissal - Winter Recess Begins
  • Wednesday, January 2, 2019: District Reopens

PTO Corner

We are in need of bagel sale volunteers! If you are able to help, please email our PTO at Thank you!

Please see the following PTO forms. We'd love for you to get involved!

Whenever you shop on Amazon, please use this link to go through AmazonSmile. A portion of each eligible sale will go to the Eisenhower Middle School PTO! Happy Shopping, Generals!

Save the Date: 3rd Annual Pocketbook Bingo & Gift Auction!

We're very excited to announce DDE's 3rd Annual Pocketbook Bingo & Gift Auction will be held on Friday, February 8, 2019! Past events have supported funding for school-wide educational assemblies, honorariums for the many afterschool activities, scoreboards for the gym, teacher grants, and much more for our children to learn from and enjoy. Please see the attached for more information:

Thank you for your support!

Flavor of Freehold Announces Flavor of Freehold in Support of the Freehold Municipal Alliance to Prevent Substance Abuse on Tuesday, October 9th and Wednesday, October 10th - 5:30pm – 8:00pm.

Flavor of Freehold is a unique tour of Downtown Freehold’s restaurants, bars, and shops held over two days. Participants walk from place to place with their “Passport” used as a guide of where to go. Everyone will receive signature samples from some of Freehold’s most loved establishments.

Tickets are $20.00 per person and may be purchased online here:

The Freehold Municipal Alliance exists to meet the need for comprehensive, coordinated substance abuse awareness planning and programming for the residents of Freehold Township and Freehold Borough. The Alliance conducts needs assessments, produces an annual prevention plan, and advocates for enhanced prevention services based on community needs and priorities.

Important Links

Dwight D. Eisenhower Middle School

The mission statement of the Eisenhower Middle School is to encourage children to reach their unique potential and to empower them to become lifelong learners.