Sussex Avenue News That You Can Use

Principal's Corner

November 5th-November 9th

  • November 5th is an E day.

Looking Ahead:

  • School is closed November 6th, 8th, and 9th for Election and Teacher's Convention
  • 11/12 is our Book Fair
  • 11/15 Literacy Night 6:30-8:00
  • Conferences: Evening conferences November 28th.

SNAP Award Abundance

Students are nominated by their teachers for exhibiting "kids helping kids" behaviors. Teachers are tasked to be on the lookout for extraordinary kindness and compassion towards others. SNAP Awards are presented on Spirit Days. On October 26th, 41 SNAP awards were distributed.

Congratulations to:

3rd Grade: Maya A., Joey G., Tiffany S., Noah G., Max B., Anthony B., Avla P., Devin M., Michael E-C., Taylor F., Jennifer F., Cameron S., Matthew M., Grace M., Rosebella P.

4th Grade: Emma M., Lena F., Angelina R., Anthony M., Dalia K., Jasiah T., Charlotte M., Abby C., Charlotte H., Max C., Keyland D-G., Alexis H., Ava L., Jimmy M., Ella C., Alex C., Harry M.

5th Grade: Mason M., David M., Shamir N., Michaelan W., Tyler B., Gavin R., Peter B., Grace D.

Keep shining brightly Sussex Stars!!!

Halloween at Sussex Avenue is NOT just a parade!

A special THANK YOU to all the room parents who assisted in the classroom Halloween Parties. Games, crafts, and treats were enjoyed by all!

Toilet Paper the Prinicpal!

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Our Kids have Character

We will be launching our an addition to our Character Education program titled, "Character Hall of Fame". This is very similar to the program of Student of the Month held in other buildings.

This program is to compliment the SNAP Awards. While children are nominated by their teachers for SNAP Awards, the Character Hall of Fame awards will be student driven. Lessons will be delivered on each character trait monthly.

The children in each class will anonymously nominate 2 classmates; a boy and a girl from their class for the month's character trait theme. The students will complete a nomination form where they will support their nomination with information on how this classmate demonstrated the character trait of the month.

The student council will be given the nominations, however, they will not have the names of the students who were nominated. The finalists from each class will be chosen by the student council.

During our Spirit Assemblies, we will recognize all nominees and announce the finalists. Finalists will appear on the Character Hall of Fame bulletin board that will be displayed in the front hallway.

Thanksgiving Recess

The school will be closed Wednesday, November 21-Sunday November 25th for the Thanksgiving Holiday.

Are you ready Sussex Avenue School?

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The high-flying, slam-dunking, rim-rattling Harlem Wizards are coming to Morristown. Tickets are on sale now!! Seating is limited and we expect tickets to sell out, so order your tickets today at or through the order forms sent home by backpack mail.

Don't miss out on this exciting community event! Come to see Mr. Lewis, Ms. Slawecki, and Mrs. Vaccaro take on the Harlem Wizards.

Questions? Contact Lauren Hassan at

Last week our "Quote of the Week" was “I never lose. I either win or learn." -Nelson Mandela

I hope the conversations around the quote each week make their way home and continue to evoke discussion on how to internalize and apply these words to our student's daily lives.

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Nurse's Corner- Ms. Ruta

Please remember to call or email the health office when your child will be sick or late for any reason. You can leave a voicemail 24 hours a day. Thank you!