Sussex Avenue News That You Can Use

Principal's Corner

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Week of January 20th - January 24th

  • January 20th- Martin Luther King Jr. Day- School is Closed
  • January 21st is an D day.
  • January 23rd- Spirit Day
  • January 24th- School Store

Looking Ahead:

  • February 10th- Clubs begin
  • February 17th- School is Closed
  • February 18th- School is Closed
  • February 28th- Spirit Day

Quote of the Week

This week's quote was "Strive to be better than you were yesterday." - John Gordon

The quote was provided by Savannah P from Ms. Tuzzeo's class. I could not have picked a better quote for the first week of a brand new year and decade!

Students spend time discussing this quote throughout the week. They discuss what they believe it means, why they believe the person said it. Finally they reflect on these questions and determine how they can apply it to their lives.

History Comes Alive!

Third Graders hosted a wax museum that was connected with their Informational Text writing unit. Students researched famous individuals and learned all about their lives and accomplishments.


Now that the holiday's are over many of us are having visions of Spring and warm weather. Below is our spring testing window to aid in any Spring planning.

Our testing window for the New Jersey Student Learning Assessments Schedule (formally PARCC) will be 4/20/20 - 5/29/20.

Students will have two unit session of ELA (90 minutes for grades 4/5, 75 minutes for grade 3) and three unit sessions (60 minutes each session for all grades) of math. Each unit will be conducted on separate days.

Fifth grade students will also participate in two units of the NJSLA Science Assessment between 5/4/20- 6/5/20.

Exact testing dates will be provided in the upcoming months.

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Meet Mrs. Pennetti- 3rd Grade

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What do you love about working at Sussex?

Students, colleagues, and school community!

What are some of your hobbies/passions?

Crafting, traveling, and swimming

Favorite life quotes.

“Be somebody who makes everybody feel like a somebody.”

Role Models:

My role model is my grandma.

Meet Ms. Karlie Dehn- Occupational Therapist

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What do you love about working at Sussex?

l love helping the students!

What are some of your hobbies/passions?

hiking, painting, and running

Favorite life quotes.

One day at a time

Role Models

My mom

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Nurse's Corner

In addition to the flu, we are seeing cases of strep throat. Know the symptoms of strep throat! If you have a sore throat, wash your hands often and cover your mouth when coughing and sneezing. Avoid sharing eating utensils, like forks or cups with others. See your doctor if you have symptoms of strep throat.
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Sussex Avenue Home School Association (HSA) E-Blast!

For this week's HSA e-blast click here.


I am happy to meet with any member of the community! Should you like to discuss questions, concerns, or any matter, please contact Ms. Melissa Johnson at 973-292-2250 ext. 6550 to schedule an appointment.
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