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Week of November 16th


I'm not sure where to begin. Only a few short weeks ago, we set a lofty goal to assemble 50 Thanksgiving baskets for families in need. Together, we have met this goal. Once again, our staff has come together to make something extraordinary occur. In addition, our parents have also been extremely generous and supportive. Thanks to each of you, 50 families will be able to enjoy a warm and delicious meal including turkey and all of the sides. My sincere thanks to everyone involved!

We also have dozens of additional cans which will be donated to the East Trenton Center.

In addition, I'm excited to share that more than $1200 has been raised thanks to our coin races. Next week, it will be shared with our community that Pajama Day was the most popular choice.

Wishing you a wonderful weekend!


Update: Parent Conferences

Please let me know if there is anything you need for conferences. I would be glad to:

+ meet and help you prepare in anticipation of a difficult conversation

+ join you for a potentially challenging conference

+ casually stop in during a conference to make sure all is well

Let me know how I may support you.

"Merlot and Music" Thanks

Thanks to CHEER for hosting last night's Merlot and Music! This was such a fun way to end the week!

Governor's Educator of the Year

Please consider nominating a colleague! Forms can be accessed by clicking here.

Hour of Code

Vikki, Kate and I recently met to discuss the Hour of Code which will take place during the week of 12/7. We are excited that this will return to HES. Details are forthcoming.

Heads Up: Observations

Round one observations for tenured teachers will continue during the week of November 21st. Many will be short, unannounced observations as per Mr. Suozzo's spreadsheet.

December Menu

Interested staff members have been inquiring about the new menu. You are more than welcome to order entrees from this menu. If interested, please pre-order online. The cost is $4.75 which includes a beverage. Orders must be placed by Monday, 11/16

School Store Returns

Eileen and Lynn will return to HES on Thursday, 11/19. The school store will be open during lunch periods. Please share this with your students. Thanks!

Christine's Heroes

Twice a year, Christine’s Hope for Kids, a Mercer County non-profit, selects a child or teen to be honored as a “Christine’s Hero” who embodies what Christine, the organization’s namesake, was all about: being kind to others, creating happiness and fun for everyone she knew, and serving and assisting others who are less fortunate.

Christine’s Hope for Kids (CHFK) is looking for nominations for their next Christine’s Hero — ordinary people doing extraordinary things… just like Christine did. Other characteristics that make a candidate worthy of the award are facing adversity or overcoming obstacles, getting peers and community involved with serving others, and consistently and selflessly giving of his or her time and resources.

“Christine’s Hero’s is about recognizing ordinary kids who do extraordinary things to make a difference,” said Jean Gianacaci, CHFK founder. “They enlist the help of other kids getting them involved in community service and giving back to the community. They give generously of their time and talent to help others.”

Please consider nominating a student by 11/27. Nominations may be submitted online. It will only take 5 minutes. Let me know if you have any questions.

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American Education Week - November 17th


Pre-School (AM and all-day), Kindergarten, 1st, and 2nd grade from 9:30 - 12:30

Pre-School (PM), 3rd, 4th and 5th grade from 12:30 - 3:30

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Important Dates

11/16 - Faculty Meeting

11/17 - American Education Week: Parent Visitations

11/20 - Parent Conferences

11/23 - Parent Conferences

Upcoming Professional Development Days

12/1 - Olivia Wahl (grade 4)

12/2- Olivia Wahl (grade 5)

12/3 - Olivia Wahl (kindergarten)

* Please note revised dates as per Sara G.