New Albany Parent Connection

February 2023

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Mark Your Calendar

February is Black History Month

February 2nd: Groundhog Day

February 3rd: National Wear Red Day

February 6-10th: National School Counseling Week

February 14th: Valentine's Day

February 21st: BOE Meeting 7:00PM @ CMS

February 9th: Show your Eagles Spirit - Wear Eagles/Green attire

February 10th: 100th Day of School

February 13th: Kindergarten Registration Opens

February 15th: Deadline for Preschool Applications

February 17th: Professional Development for Staff - NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS

February 20th: President's Day - NO SCHOOL

February 21st: Public Lottery Drawing for Preschool

February 22nd: National School Bus Driver Appreciation Day

February 1-28th: Kids Heart Challenge Fundraiser

February 27-March 3rd: Read Across America Week

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Black History Month

The month of February is dedicated to celebrating the plethora of accomplishments of

African Americans and their contributions to history. Students will take part in a variety of lessons and activities throughout the month, learning about the significance of how our

history has been shaped by the hard work and accomplishments of many.

Highlighting these heroes remains an important part of Black History Month and

shines a light on the progress that has been made thus far.

February 10th marks the 100th Day of School!

Wow, it's hard to believe that the 100th day of school is upon us! Students will participate in fun activities in their classrooms to celebrate this special day.

To show our school spirit, on Friday, February 10th, New Albany staff and students are invited to wear a t-shirt representing 100 things. Explore your artistic side and create a fun t-shirt!

Cereal for Pajamas

Cinnaminson Schools will be participating in the "Cereal for Pajamas" donation drive again this year!

More than 650,000 in New Jersey face hunger every day. Approximately 175,000 of them are children. When they don’t have enough food to eat, they can suffer direct and dramatic effects on their physical development and mental well-being. Eating a healthy breakfast before starting the school day is linked to improved concentration, better test scores, increased energy, a higher intake of vitamins and minerals, and even a healthier body weight. Breakfast is especially important for young students whose brains use up about half of the body's energy.

Families are invited to donate cereal to New Albany or the Memorial Annex through February 13th. All donations will be shared with the Food Bank of SJ and the Bread of Life Food Pantry. All those who participate are invited to wear pajamas to school on Monday, February 13th.

Let's do our part to make a difference!

Character Strong...Pirate Proud!

National Wear Red for Heart Day

February 3rd is National #WearRedDay! Did You Know heart disease is a leading cause of death in the US? During #HeartMonth, spread the word that when we take time daily to be heart healthy, those small acts help protect #OurHearts.

Wear something RED on this day!

Kids Heart Challenge

Hi New Albany School families!

February is Heart Month! This year, we are once again excited to participate in the Kids Heart Challenge, which is a fundraiser that benefits the American Heart Association.

Last year, we raised $10,000 and helped make an impact in the lives of many children and families!

This year, we have set a school goal to raise $15,000! Donations are made solely ONLINE this year! Information and reminders will be sent home via school messenger and posted on New Albany School’s social media pages throughout the month of February.

Donations will be accepted throughout the entire month of February, with the fundraiser concluding on Tuesday, February 28th. All prizes earned will be distributed to students at the conclusion of the fundraiser. Mr. Roberto will distribute prizes to students as they are delivered to him by the American Heart Association (typically these are delivered 4-6 weeks after the fundraiser has concluded).

In addition to the fundraiser portion of the program, New Albany students will spend time in PE class learning about all of the different ways we can care for our hearts and the hearts of others! We stress to our students that even though we may not all participate in the fundraising portion of the program, everyone will learn the importance of caring for our hearts and the hearts of others.

If you have questions, please don’t hesitate to email me.

Mr. Roberto

National School Counseling Week

National School Counseling Week is February 6-10, 2023, This week focuses public attention on the unique contribution of school counselors within U.S. school systems. National School Counseling Week, sponsored by ASCA, highlights the tremendous impact school counselors can have in helping students achieve school success and plan for a career.

At the elementary level, our school counselors assist students in emotional regulation, behavior support, mental health challenges, friendship trials and tribulations, and anti-bullying efforts. They also provide counseling related classroom lessons, work with students in groups, and help connect families to outside resources. They love to support all students everyday!

Counselor's jobs are more important than ever because many students struggle with maintaining social emotional well-being. We are truly grateful for Ms. Mohler and Mrs. Forcier and the many wonderful things that they do for our students, families, staff, and school! They bring a wealth of information and resources to New Albany and help our students achieve success academically, socially and emotionally.

Please join us in sending a special "Thank You" to Ms. Mohler & Mrs. Forcier this week!

To learn more about National School Counseling Week, visit:

Notes from Nurse Evans & Nurse Socha...

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Celebrate Literacy!

This year, New Albany School will celebrate the 25th Anniversary of READ ACROSS AMERICA WEEK during the week of February 27- March 3. Parents, guardians and/or grandparents are asked to join our celebration by reading to their child/grandchild’s class. If you are interested, please let your child’s classroom teacher know by Thursday, February 16th using the form below. Your child’s teacher will provide you with further information once the form is returned.

We encourage our students to participate in the following Dr. Seuss themed activities:

Monday, February 27

“You’d be surprised how many ways I change on

different colored days.”

Students are invited to wear their favorite color to school.

Tuesday, February 28

“Sometimes the questions are so complicated and the

answers are simple.”

Students are invited to wear their wacky socks to school.

Wednesday, March 1st

“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.”

Read a t-shirt day! Students are invited to wear a t-shirt with a school appropriate message.

Thursday, March 2nd

“You have brains in your head and feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself in any direction you choose.”

Students are invited to come dressed like what they want to be when they grow up!

Friday, March 3rd

“We’ve taught you that the earth is round, that red and white make pink, and something else that matters more - we’ve taught you how to think.”

Students are invited to display their Cinnaminson pride by wearing red and black or their favorite school shirt.

Read-A-Thon: Students are invited to bring 2-3 of their favorite books from home to share with their classmates. Students will be participating in various types of reading activities throughout the day.

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A Note from Mrs. Conn...

We are so excited to be cheering on our Philadelphia Eagles as they head to the Superbowl. They are the NFC Champs. It’s easy for your child to be a Reading Champ too!

  1. Read every day.

  2. Talk about what you have read.

  3. Read about things you like.

  4. Take pride in your reading accomplishments.


Congratulations to our January PIRATES OF THE MONTH!

Pirates of the Month go above and beyond to be outstanding members of our NAS family

and encompass all 5 of our character traits:

~ Kindness ~ Respect ~ Patience ~ Manners ~ and Honesty ~

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2023-2024 Integrated Preschool Registration & Lottery

Applications are being accepted for the 2023-2024 Cinnaminson Township Public School Integrated Preschool. This program is currently in its ninth year.

The Integrated Pre-K program is for four year olds living in Cinnaminson. The class is taught by two teachers, one is certified in general education and one certified in special education. Using the HighScope curriculum, students are taught pre-academic skills to prepare them to enter kindergarten the following year. The class is held from 12:55 pm - 3:34 pm in the Memorial School building and follows the Cinnaminson School schedule. The tuition is $3,250 per child for the year, and that includes busing.

Applications are available at the New Albany School office or on-line at A public lottery will be held on February 21, 2023 at 3 pm to select ten students for this program. You may join us in person at Memorial School or virtually through Google Meet. An email with the Google Meet link will be sent prior to the lottery.

If you have any questions, please contact Bethany Sanders at 856-829-7600 ext. 2144 or

Please click the link below to download the application.

23-24 Integrated Preschool Application
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Kindergarten Registration for the 2023-2024 School Year


Please do not register prior to then.


Eligibility: Children must be residents of Cinnaminson NJ, and be five (5) years old on or before October 1, 2023

Kindergarten registration is now completed online, starting 2/13/23. Please review the information for online registration here: Student Registration

Kindergarten Testing will be held in person at New Albany School. Please see the information below:

PLACE: In Person Appointments

DATES: Monday, April 24, 2023 – Thursday, April 27, 2023

TIME: BY APPOINTMENT ONLY 9:00 am – 3:30 pm

CONTACT: Tracy Walker, District Registrar 856-829-7600 X 2899 to schedule an appointment

Note to Parents:

Students registered and screened will find out their classroom placement in August, 2023.

For information on the Student Activity Center (SAC - before and/or after school care) call Arlene Anderson at 856-829-7600 X 2141.

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New Albany will be partnering with CEHASA again this year for the SchoolStore fundraiser program. This fundraiser helps to raise funds for our school and classrooms. Please take a minute to review the envelope that is coming home with your child(ren) this week and register yourself, family and friends to shop at Your child will receive a prize for registering and returning their envelope to school with their prize code written on it.

Envelopes are due by Friday, February 10th.

For additional information, please view the SchoolStore Video.

Thank you for your participation in helping our school earn!


Thank You to all of the families that continue to participate in the pretzel fundraiser!

CEHASA will continue the pretzel fundraiser for the upcoming months.

Information was sent home with your student last week. If you are in need of a form, please click here: Pretzel Order Form

Love your Crocs? Show your Pirate Pride with a "C" logo Jibbitz!

We will be offering a preorder for Crocs Jibbitz representing the Cinnaminson “C.”

Jibbitz are $9.00 each and will be in stock in approx. 4-6 weeks. It would make a perfect little gift for Valentine's Day!

Preorder link:

For more information on how to participate, please visit the CEHASA website at:

Home and School Website and Information - Click Here

Home and School Facebook Page - Click Here

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NEW After School Club Opportunity

We are excited to announce that New Albany will be offering after school clubs/activities on Wednesday afternoons! First and second grade students have the opportunity to participate in a club or activity each week. These activities will begin on March 1st. Please be on the look out for the parent letter coming home this week.

Morning Drop Off Reminders

For the safety of our students...

  • If you are in the car line, do not allow your child to exit the car until you have reached the safety drop off zone. Staff members are available to assist your child exiting the vehicle.
  • If you do not want to wait in the car line, you may park on New Albany Road and walk your child across the bridge to the school entrance.
  • Children should not be dropped off before 8:50 AM.
  • Due to limited parking for our staff, please do not park in the lot if you are waiting to drop off your child.
  • Lastly, unless directed by a staff member, never pull around another car dropping off a child.

We thank you for following our procedures as they truly are to keep our students safe as they arrive to school each morning.

Stay In the Know

An article was recently shared with us about a popular kid's snack that contained cannibas. Although we understand that our student population is very young and may not have access to this, we like to keep families informed of these important things so they are aware.

At first glance, the cookies look just like animal crackers, however, it was a bag of edibles. To read the article, please click here: Evesham Police Issue Warning. You can view the food product here: Edibles Animal Crackers.

Invention Convention

This year's 38th Annual Invention Convention will be held on March 9th at Cinnaminson High School. An information session will be held on February 7th via Google Meet. The Invention Convention is a district-wide tradition that encourages students to tap into their innate abilities to identify problems and create meaningful solutions. This year we are offering in-person design labs where inventors can get help from a mentor and access resources for developing their solutions. Don't miss out on this unique opportunity to visit our High School's Innovation Lab!

Using the Invention Process, students will devise, document, and present their inventions to community members, educators, and industry professionals. This unique experience helps young people to develop an innovative mindset and prepare them to address global challenges in a rapidly changing world.

2023 Invention Convention Registration Form

2023 Invention Convention Flyer

For more information about the Invention Convention, please click the button below.

Cafeteria News

Daily school lunches will cost $2.60 this year. For the 2022-23 school year, we strongly encourage all parents to prepay for your student’s meals and to create an account at no cost through

To view the February Lunch Menu - Click Here

Celebrate ADHD Awareness

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Please remember to label all of your child's belongings. This will make it much easier to return should an item be misplaced.
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