Magowan Monthly

Kicking Off the 2019-2020 School Year!

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Welcome Back!

We are off to a great start here at Magowan. We can't thank our families enough for their dedication and commitment to keeping our students happy and safe. Thank you to everyone as we rolled with the waves as we settled into our routines. Operations are running smoothly and we greatly appreciate your patience.



Just a few reminders:


  • Anytime you are coming to the school please bring your photo identification
  • If you are using the car/van pick up line remember that Cherrix is a two-way street and you need to wait in the line even if you are going around.
  • 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.
  • If you need a printed copy of the handbook, please notify the office.


Please note some new changes this year:

  • Due to safety and security visitors will not be permitted during the lunch hours starting this school year.
  • Food for birthday celebrations need to arrive to school prior to the students designated lunch time as that is when they will be enjoyed.


Student handbook

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1QB9SF3JpOqH1u2yO4qdDAjvaLzoWQWiGZ0sObKM13Qg/edit

Parade To Success

The Parade to Success was a great success!! It was so much fun to see so many families come out to cheer on our students as we kick off the school year!! check out the video just below!!
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Full Day Pre K is coming to Magowan

Our expansion will open an additional full day section of Pre-K. This will open additional spots in our half day programs at Magowan.

We are also opening 2 free full day sections at HeadStart in Delanco. See the attached document for the application to get enrolled.

We are so excited for this opportunity starting on October 1st.

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New PBSIS Expectations

Take a minute to look at some of the new expectations with our parent handbook. We had a great kickoff event reviewing the expectations and the students are doing a great time. When your child comes home tonight ask them to explain the hallway expectations.
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BCLS Book Mobile

The book mobile will be coming out to Magowan each month to allow students to borrow and switch out books. If you student received a library card last year and you are allowing them to check out books, please have them bring the card to school on Friday.


If you did not get a card and would like one, please fill out the library membership coming home this week and you student can attend the book mobile next month!

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Follow us on Twitter @MES_EPTSD

We will be sharing the journey of our school through the social media vehicle Twitter. This is a great way for our school to engage with other school districts in NJ and across the world. We will be able to amplify our students' voice and empower them to be confident in who they are. 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 www.twitter.com. Our name is @MES_EPTSD

We look forward to seeing you there!

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Grade Level News

Our classes are in full gear as they are ready to hop into the new year. This month has covered the launching of reader's and writer's workshop. Students developed routines for working independently and how to work on their goals. Students also started the beginning of the year math routines by exploring the math practices to set the stage for learning everything from developing number sense to working with all of the operations.


We strive to foster the home school connection and would love to share some tips for what you can do at home to support the learning going on in the classroom. Please see below.

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!

Attendance

As a reminder, September is Attendance Awareness Month. Please see the attached letter on Attendance Awareness Month. With the start fo the new school year, September is a great time to be proactive in developing healthy routines and habits to ensure regular school attendance. We are here to support and help to ensure that attendance is valued in your household. Be sure to ask your students at the end of the week about how their class is doing with the daily attendance challenge.


When you miss school, you miss out, and we miss you!

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PTO Corner

Thank you PTO for a great event as always. We enjoyed seeing Magowan's new mascot pay a visit to students!

Thank you to all of the teachers for coming out to support this awesome event!!

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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




A Look at Upcoming dates

9/18- Magowan Back to School Night 6:30

9/20- Library Bookmobile visit Magowan School

9/23- PTO meeting 6:30 Ridgway School

9/24- Board of Education meeting 6:30 Ridgway School

9/26 Illusion Makers Assembly

10/2- Custodial Appreciation Day

10/7-10/11 Magowan Week of Respect

10/7-10/11 Fire Prevention safety week

10/9 PTO Pizza Deli Night

10/11 Fire Truck visit

10/15 Board of Education meeting 6:30 Ridgway

10/16-10/17 Magowan Picture Days

10/18- Library Bookmobile visit Magowan School

10/21-10/25 School Violence and Awareness Week

10/22-10/29 Magowan PTO Bookfair

10/28 PTO meeting 6:30 Ridgway School

10/30 PTO Treat Trail