Sussex Avenue News That You Can Use

Principal's Corner

November 26th-November 30th

  • November 26th is a B day.
  • Progress Reports go home 11/28.
  • Conferences: Evening conferences November 28th.
  • Date Change: HSA General Meeting 11/27 @6:30 pm
  • Please join us to learn firsthand what is happening at Sussex Avenue School
  • Spirit Day 11/30 at 9:15 am

Looking Ahead:

  • Hanukkah Begins December 3rd
  • Conferences: December 3rd
  • Picture Retakes: December 4th
  • Holiday Shop 12/4-12/7
  • Harlem Wizards- 12/8
  • Winter Concert Grades 3 & 4 December 18th @ 10:00 am
  • Grade 5 Orchestra, Band, Chorus Winter Concert, December 19th @ 10:00 am
  • Winter Break begins with a 4-hour 20-minute session on December 21st
  • School Closed for Winter Break 12/24-1/1. School reopens 1/2/19

There is still time!!!

The Sussex Avenue Student Council is holding a Pajama Drive. See the flyer below.
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Our quote last week was "Be a rainbow in someone else's cloud." - Maya Angelou

Thank you to Ms. Bruno for sharing one of her favorite quotes.


The logistics of lunch and recess has recently changed. Each grade level has been split. Three classes per grade level are eating together while the remaining classes are outside having recess. At the conclusion of lunch/recess, the children switch.

By conducting lunch/recess in this manner, we have drastically reduced the student to adult ratio. Additionally, children who purchase lunch now have significantly more time to get their lunch and eat. As the winter season begins, this will also aid in having indoor recess and recess held on the side of the building less crowded for the children.

We will be rotating classrooms every few weeks so they are able to play with the friends they may not be eating/playing with currently.

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Nurse's Corner- Ms. Ruta

With cold and flu season upon us, we would greatly appreciate donations of tissues and hand sanitizer for all of our classrooms, including specialists! Thank you!

Visit the Lost and Found

Our lost and found is almost full. Please ask your children to check the bin for lost items. During conferences lost and found items will be displayed on a table in the main hallway. Items not claimed will be donated.


I am happy to meet with any member of the community! Should you like to discuss questions, concerns, or any matter, please contact Ms. Melissa Johnson at 973-292-2250 ext. 6550 to schedule an appointment.