PANTHER PRESS

Updates from Mrs. Tutzauer and Mrs. Mellon

Teacher/Staff Appreciation Week! See flier for details!

NJSLA Testing Update Memo

April Calendar

Panthers Pitching In! Please bring donations to Room 212.

PANTHERS HELPING PEOPLE & PETS

Please see flier below for information!

Pine Beach Chapel Food Pantry

The Pine Beach Chapel has contacted me and asked me to share with our families that they have a food pantry out in front of the Chapel. They welcome you to take what you may need. They have plenty of food to refill the pantry when needed.

P.T.O. Events

Wawa Dine to Donate!

School Performance Reports 19/20 School Year Memo

Student Food Kits

ALL students will be bringing home FOOD KITS/MILK on Monday and Thursday this week. The food kits consist of cereal, cereal bars, crackers/cheese, applesauce, sunflower seeds, slim jims, juice, etc. The boxes are non-perishable. However, please make sure that the milk is refrigerated as soon as your child gets home. Students who attend virtually can pick-up their kits at Door 14 on Fridays (10-12). If you need to arrange another time for pick-up, please call the Main Office and ask for the kitchen Manager. If you do not have a need for the kit, please give it to a friend or contact your child's teacher if you do not want it sent home.

Autism Awareness Month

A memo came home before Spring Break for Autism Awareness Month. Please have your child color the ribbon and send your donation in; all proceeds will be donated to P.O.A.C. (Parents of Autistic children). P.O.A.C. is a local organization that provides many free trainings, events, and services for children with autism and their families. Thank you for donating to this worthwhile cause.

Pick-up Reminders

  • Please wear masks while on school property.
  • If you are in the LAST LANE, DO NOT CUT TO THE FIRST LANE WHEN EXITING. This is not fair to those waiting.
  • Please refrain from bringing pets up to the doors for pick-up.
  • If you park on Merion (Ferry Lane), do not block anyone's driveway and park on the side. A firetruck must be able to pass by in case of an emergency.

CAMP FLIERS

COVID FORM REMINDER

Please remember to fill-out the Covid form each morning by 7:45 a.m. Our staff will give you a courtesy call and an email as a reminder if you did not fill it out. Please be courteous to our staff when they call. They are calling so your child does not have to sit in the cafeteria. Students can not go to class without the form being filled out. We appreciate your partnership on this important task.

KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION

Kindergarten registration for the 2021-2022 school year is officially open. We strongly encourage all of our families with preschool-age children to visit the registration page of our district website and complete the quick and easy online registration process as soon as possible.


The district is anticipating that next year will usher in a full return to in-person learning. Even if uncertainties remain for your family, we strongly encourage you to register regardless. Claim your child’s spot, their school, and have the peace of mind of knowing your child is in the system and kindergarten ready. Any changes down the road can be handled without a problem.


The registration webpage has been revised to include all resources to assist you with the online process, including video tutorials.


Preschool registration for 2021-2022 is also open.


Please don’t wait; register today! View the helpful videos below.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XrDeTpqe3I4&feature=youtu.be


https://youtu.be/h97vA1AoGbM. Spanish version


https://youtu.be/Vg5bw104AEI. English version

Ready to Rock Kindergarten

Parents who will have Kindergarteners during the 2021-2022 school year are invited to attend the Ready to Rock Kindergarten event on Tuesday, May 4th from 6:45-7:45 pm. Use the following link to join, https://meet.google.com/xgq-sktb-xeg.

Paraprofessionals are Needed in our District

Do you want to make a difference in the lives of students? Do you enjoy working with children? Well, we want you to join our team! Toms River Regional Schools is in search of paraprofessionals to assist our teachers and support students of all ages and ability levels. Full-time paraprofessional positions are available across the district. Interested? If so, we strongly encourage you to apply, which you can do by clicking here.

School Health Programs

Information from Mrs. Colasurdo, Nurse

The "School Health Program" designed to improve, protect, and promote the health of all students has been delayed due to COVID-19 restrictions. As a result of COVID-19, the school nurses will not be providing students with health screenings this year. Please contact your child's school nurse, if there is a specific concern regarding your child's health.


Furthermore, the Academy of Pediatrics recommends all children to have a yearly wellness visit. If your child has received his/her annual physical from a pediatrician, please forward a copy of the physical to the school nurse.

Grade 5 Parent's Information


Every child born on or after January 1, 1997, and attending 6th grade, must receive one dose of Tdap and one dose of the Meningococcal vaccine. If your child has recently received these vaccines, please send in a copy of your child immunization record to the nurses office.

I am sending this notice out to you to ensure sufficient time to meet these requirements for September, 2021. Also, if your child is planning to play sports at the Intermediate Level, I will be giving out sport physical packets as soon as they arrive.

Any immunizations or physicals received after the last day of school must be submitted to the intermediate school nurses office.

If you have any questions, please call me.


Mary Colasurdo RN, BSN, CSN

School Nurse

Pine Beach Elementary/ Nurse

P-732-505-5872 Fax 732-286-2132

E-Mail mcolasurdo@trschools.com

Securly-Technology Tool

Securly Classroom is a tool our teachers have access to that enables them to provide students with over-the-shoulder support. It allows the teacher a look into students’ screens* so that they can guide, monitor, and communicate with students when class is in session and students are signed into their district-provided Google accounts. Teachers can push out links, bring students to specific sites as a group, and guide them on their screens if they are struggling. Students can raise their hand if they have a question with the click of an icon and ask questions in a chat with the teacher if they need one-on-one support.

The program is enabled on all district chromebooks and is also accessible on non-district Chromebooks, Windows and Mac computers during class time when a student is signed into his/her district Google login. As a notification to students and parents that the program is in use, the district will be enabling a message box that will appear on the screen for students when a session is active.


*During a live session, the browser tab that a student has open is visible to teachers, as well as a listing of titles for other tabs. The teacher does not have access to the site or information on any other tabs and cannot navigate to those tabs; nor does the teacher have access to the computer’s desktop, menus or other programs.

ATTENDANCE EXPECTATIONS

Although this has been an unusual year, attending school (whether it is in person or remote) regularly helps children feel better about school and themselves. Elementary school is a great time to start building habits so that your children learn that school work is important. In person students are expected to attend school Monday-Thursday. In person students who attend virtually may be marked absent unless that have Covid symptoms. Please reach out to your child's teacher and our nurse. If your child is virtual and you would like them to return, please call the Main Office to arrange a start date.

P.T.O. Website Link

Planning Ahead

April-Autism Awareness Month-Bring in your colored ribbons and donations.

April 29-Crazy Hair day!

April 30-Arbor Day

May 3rd-7th-Teacher/Staff Appreciation Week *see above for details

May 7th-Students return on Fridays

May 11th-One School, One Book KICK-OFF!