The Wildcat Weekly

Volume 2 Issue 17

January 20, 2023

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Calendar of Events

Friday, Jan 27 PiE Book Bingo Night 6:30pm-8pm; Dance Academy Showcase 6pm-7pm @ PAR

Friday, Feb 3 Gr 6-8 Activity Night 6:30pm-8pm @ DTS

Wednesday, Feb 8 PiE Meeting 7pm @ Performing Arts Room

Tuesday, Feb 14 PiE After-School Enrichment begins (more info to follow)

Friday, Feb 17 No School: Staff Development

Monday, Feb 20 No School: President's Day

Tuesday, Feb 21 BOE Meeting 7pm @ Performing Arts Room

Thursday, Feb 23 Parent Internet Safety Presentation 6:30pm @ Performing Arts Room

Friday, Mar 3 Middle School Play: The Day Aliens Attacked Fairfield 7pm @ Performing Arts Room

Wednesday, Mar 8 PiE Meeting 7pm @ Performing Arts Room

Wednesday, Mar 15 2nd Marking Period ends

Thursday, Mar 16 3rd Marking Period begins

Middle School Activity Night

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TV Studio

The DTS TV Studio is up and running! Mr. Mead and his studio crew have been hard at work preparing the morning announcements for our students! See below for today's announcement!
1.20.23

Parent Info Night-DATE CHANGE

**This parent presentation has been postponed to February 23**

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Are you looking for a way to get involved in our school?


If yes... Mrs. Kirchberger is looking for volunteers

for the DTS Library!


Opportunities include:


  • checking out student's books
  • shelving books
  • helping make book displays or bulletin boards
  • helping with special projects
  • and much much more!!


If interested, please contact Jill Kirchberger at jkirchberger@dtsk8nj.org

7th Gr Investigate Project

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23-24 Kindergarten Information

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We are now in the process of compiling a list of children who will be eligible to start

Kindergarten in September 2023. Due to the pandemic, we will not have in-person registration.


If you have a child in your household who will be 5 years of age on or before October 1, 2023, please complete the survey below.


DTS Kindergarten Survey

Preschool Registration

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DTS is now accepting students to the Wildcat Preschool program for the 2023-2024 school year. Please contact Mrs. Pat Pillon at ppillon@dtsk8nj.org for information/questions and to be sent a registration packet, which will be placed in the mail to families in mid-February. New students will be accepted on a rolling basis, with the submission of the application packet until the two classes are full.

Climate Survey

In the Fall, the DTS community was asked to complete a survey about our school's climate.

The results are detailed below.

Thanks to all of you who took the time to reflect on our district!


Gr 3-5 Survey Results

Gr 6-8 Survey Results

Parent Survey Results

Yearbook

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Polytech Open House

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Lost and Found

Last call for picking up any lost and found items!

We will be donating all leftover clothes to a local charity at the beginning of next week.

3rd Grade Author in Residence

Delaware Township School Partners in Education (DTS PiE) is pleased to present the Author-in-Residence program for our third grade students. The students will create their own stories with children’s book author and illustrator, Peter Catalanotto. An informational letter will be sent home but can also be viewed digitally using this link.

8th Grade Fundraisers

Come help our 8th graders have a memorable end-of-year dance!


Snacks will be sold at all home basketball games for the remainder of the season!

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Middle School Play

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8th Grade News

8th Grade Parents and Guardians will have a lot of information shared with them throughout the rest of the year. To make it easier, this information will all be in one location below.

Athletic Schedules

Delaware Township School is proud to offer many athletic opportunities

for students in Grades 5-8.

Click here for more information and grade level eligibility.


Below are our sports schedules for the Winter season.

Click on each sport for a schedule of games.

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More detailed information on ALL of our events can be found on our NEW website at www.dtspie.com, email us at dtspie@gmail.com and Like us on Facebook.


January 2023 Slice of PiE Newsletter


Monthly Meetings

  • Upcoming Meeting dates for the year are: 2/8, 3/8, 4/5, & 5/10 at 7 p.m. in the PAR.


Enrichment Program

  • Our highly anticipated Enrichment Program will run on Wednesdays and Thursdays starting February 15th and 16th going through mid March. Registration will begin at the end of January!
  • If you have a class in mind that you would like to see added or a special talent, please email us at dtspie@gmail.com as we are always looking for new additions.


DTS Book Bingo - new event Friday, January 27th

  • Looking for a nice evening playing bingo? Check out a new event geared toward students in PK to 5th grade from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in the DTS Cafeteria (bingo starts at 6:45 p.m.)

  • No admission cost but a great way to clean out bookshelves as we are looking for gently-used books to be donated; prizes will be the books donated! Drop off your books in a collection box in the school foyer.

  • This is not a drop-and-go event. Each child must be accompanied by a supervising adult.

  • Snacks will be sold by the DTS Middle School Student Council for a small fee.


Updated PiE Calendar


  • We’ve added dates for a number of events to the second half of the school year – example Color Run, Paint Nights, Plant Sale! It is available at https://dtspie.com/



50/50 Raffle Tickets

  • On February 4th, PiE will be selling 50/50 tickets at the Sergeantsville Firehouse starting at 6 p.m. as part of the Delaware Township Recreation Commission’s Chili Cook-off & Bingo Event!


Faculty Grants

  • REMINDER TO ALL FACULTY AND STAFF- PiE Faculty Grants are being Accepted

  • As we do each year, DTS PiE invites you to apply for a Faculty Grant for funds to support events, projects, etc; that enrich the education of the children of DTS. Requests should have a direct and meaningful impact on the educational experience of the students in our school. They should not only be enriching, but also memorable, lasting and enhance the academic curriculum while not conflicting with any policy procedures; as well as have a broader benefit to the school. If you have a great idea for funding and aren’t sure how to start or if even a possible funding opportunity, please do not hesitate to reach out to us. We look forward to working with you! More information and a request form are included.


Note To School

  • Tired of writing notes to the school when your child needs to stay after school or is being signed out early?
  • PiE has just the answer - a notepad with the key data points the school needs already pre-printed and organized. Simply fill in your personal data and send along with your child.
  • Reach out to dtspie@gmail.com to order yours. One pad is $3; two pads for $5.


ShopRite Gift Card Program

  • Do you shop at ShopRite? Help us earn money all year long by simply buying gift cards from PiE. Register for your increment using the form found here: https://dtspie.com/support-pie-donate/
  • How it works - you register using the form, each month, you will receive the gift card increment (for example $100), and then you write a check to PiE for the $100. Super simple and if you shop at ShopRite, it doesn’t cost you anything more or less!!
  • PiE makes 5% on every gift card purchase so that same $100, earns PiE $5.


Amazon Smile & Shutterfly

  • Do you already shop at Amazon or Shutterfly? For information on how you can link to PiE and PiE will earn funds from your purchases go to this link: https://dtspie.com/amazon-smiles/


Volunteer

  • VOLUNTEERS NEEDED for PiE Events!
  • Want to volunteer some of your time for PiE events? Fill out the Google Form & be notified of any upcoming PiE events in need of volunteers.

  • There are also some PiE committees in need of a chairperson. For more information or questions contact Debbie Lubitz at dlubitz319@gmail.com.

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Student Clubs

DTS offers a variety of clubs and activities for our students to take part in.

Take a look at our co-curricular activity list!

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Before/After Care

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Maschios is once again our Food Services Provider for the 2022-2023 school year. Click here for more information.


**Please note that lunch is no longer offered free of charge. Student lunches will be $3.50, plus an additional cost for snacks.**


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Free & Reduced Lunch


Parents may apply for a free and reduced lunch at any time during the school year.


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January Lunch Menu

February Lunch Menu


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DTS will be serving fresh pizza from Nicola's Pizza every Friday!

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Our Board of Education held their annual reorganization meeting on January 3rd.

Below is the list of committees and liaison members.

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What's Happening Around Town?

Hunterdon Central High School Parent Page

Want to know what's going on at the High School? Click here to go to the parents' resource page on Hunterdon Central's website

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Delaware Township Rec Commission

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Participants for the chili cookoff MUST register at

https://forms.gle/jwS6F2VH7FMPTUz49.

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Go to https://locktownstonechurch.org for more information!

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Newsletter Submission

The Wildcat Weekly is published every Friday.


In cases where it is a shortened week, the publication date may be adjusted.

If you would like something published in the newsletter, please email your submission to slipson@dtsk8nj.org by each Tuesday at 3:30pm. Please include the length of time you'd like your information to be in the newsletter.


All submissions must be approved by the school administration

before being included in the newsletter.