The Wildcat Weekly

Volume 1 Issue 8

October 15, 2021

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Calendar of Events

Tuesday, October 19 BOE Meeting 7pm @ Performing Arts Room

Wednesday, October 20 PiE Meeting @ 7pm in the Performing Arts Room

Thursday, October 21 Learning Garden Ribbon Cutting Ceremony @ 2:30pm

Friday, October 22 DTS Pink Out

Friday, October 29 PK-Gr 4 Halloween Parade 2pm; Class parties to follow

Tue, Nov 2-Wed, Nov 3 Early Dismissal: Parent/Teacher Conferences

Thu, Nov 4-Fri, Nov 5 No School: NJEA Convention

Monday, November 15 DTS Strategic Planning Meeting 7pm @ Performing Arts Room

Tuesday, November 16 BOE Meeting 7pm @ Performing Arts Room

Wednesday, November 24 Early Dismissal: Thanksgiving Recess

Thu, Nov 25-Fri, Nov 26 No School: Thanksgiving Recess

Wednesday, December 8 DTS Strategic Planning Meeting 7pm @ Performing Arts Room

DTS is hiring!

Delaware Township School District is seeking to fill the following vacancies:


  • Substitute teachers
  • Substitute Nurse
  • Part-time Paraprofessionals


Applying to be a substitute teacher is one way that our families

can be a tremendous support to our school!

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Halloween

Date: Friday, October 29, 2021

Time: 2:00pm

Where: DTS


Click here for a printable version


Costume Information for students in PK, Kdg, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, AND NOW 4th:


  • Students should bring a costume to school that is easy to put on over their clothes. Teachers will communicate with HR parents about needing assistance with helping the students get dressed.

  • Please consider safety and developmental appropriateness when choosing a costume for your child. If he/she is wearing a mask, make sure he/she can see well enough to walk safely. Check that costumes do not trail on the ground. Students must still wear their face masks in the building.

  • Our students should not wear or bring a toy weapon of any kind as part of their costume, such as plastic guns, swords, knives, etc.

  • Avoid any costumes that drip fake blood or that would cause fear for younger DTS peers.


Parade Route Information:


  • Family and friends are invited to view our parade outside along the perimeter of the bus line.

  • To view the parade, please click the attached map. The parade will begin at the side of the building near the playgrounds. will walk past the front of the building, around the Middle School parking lot, and enter back into the building through the gym doors.


Halloween Parties:


  • Class parties will take place after the parade.

  • We are limiting the number of parent volunteers in the classroom. 1-3 HR parents will be permitted to come in to assist with helping the children get dressed and/or set up the class party.

  • Homeroom parents/teachers will be reaching out to volunteer parents who wish to provide snacks. Please only send in individually-wrapped snacks for the students, and healthy options are ideal!

  • Unfortunately, we do not have enough room to invite any extra guests to the classroom parties, including younger siblings.

Coins for a Cure

Thanks to all of our DTS students and families that donated money to St. Baldrick's Foundation to help in fighting childhood cancer. We raised $400, which was double the amount we needed to duct tape Mr. Lipson to the wall! It was a wonderful assembly that supported a great cause!

Parent/Teacher Conferences

Parent/Teacher conferences will be held on Tuesday, Nov 2nd and Wednesday, Nov 3rd.

Both days will be early dismissal days for the students.


Tuesday, Nov 2: Evening Conferences

Wednesday, Nov 3: Afternoon Conferences


More information will be shared early next week.

October is Disability Awareness Month

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This month seeks to raise awareness about the inclusion of people with disabilities in all facets of community life, as well as awareness of the barriers that people with disabilities still sometimes face in connecting to the communities in which they live.


Click here for a list of books to read this month

Athletics 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 Fall season.

Click on each sport for a schedule of games.

Booster Vaccination Clinics

The Hunterdon County Department of Health is running a booster clinic

for the Pfizer COVID-19 booster vaccine. At this time only the people that received

two doses of the Pfizer vaccine are eligible.

Please click here for more information.

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PiE (Partners in Education) is an all-volunteer, community organization that supports enrichment opportunities for school age residents in the community of Delaware Township. Check out our website to learn more and get involved (www.dtspie.com)!



Thank you to all that helped make the Book Fair a great success!


Ways to support PiE


Amazon Smile


Why not generate funds for our programs while shopping for the things you already buy? -Sign up at smile.amazon.com and look for “Dts Partners In Education Inc.” - Select our organization as your charity and then proceed to shop away - Amazon donates 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to the charitable organization of your choice. -AmazonSmile is the same Amazon you know. Same products, same prices, same service. -Support DTS PiE by starting your shopping at smile.amazon.com. Please note – you need to START your shopping via Amazon at smile.amazon.com for your purchases to be credited.


  • Shoprite Gift Cards: When you purchase ShopRite gift cards through our program, 5% comes back to DTS PiE and you get the FULL FACE VALUE of the card. Link to more information.
  • Program Fee: This allows PiE to only do passive fundraising and not burden parents with multiple fundraising volunteer hours or financial asks throughout the year. This also went out in the First Day of School packet so thanks to those who have already sent their payments. If you haven’t, please send in as soon as possible.


Upcoming PiE activities


  • Next meeting Wednesday, 10/20/2021 – 7 p.m. in the Performing Arts Room. Other meetings this year will be 11/17/21, 1/19/22, 2/16/22, 3/16/22, 4/27/22 & 5/18/22.
  • PiE’s anticipated Calendar of Events in on the website. Please take a look and if there is anything you’d like to help with, please reach out!!!
  • Spirit Wear will be on sale the middle of October. More information to come!

Maschio's Food Services

October Lunch Menu


Maschio's Food Services will be offering lunch to all DTS students at no cost

for the entire 2021-2022 school year. Please click here for more information.


Click here if you would like to add money to your child's account

for additional lunch or snack purchases.

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Superintendent Notes

Dear DTS Community,


New DTS Strategic Planning information from our October 4, 2021 planning session has been posted to our website and included here. Thank you to those who attended for your active participation and insights. We invite all stakeholders to attend our upcoming sessions.


For your advanced planning-

Our next Strategic Planning sessions will be held on November 15, 2021 and December 8, 2021 at 7PM in the PAR. You are welcome to attend any or all of the sessions.


Sincerely,

Dr. R. Wiener


https://www.dtsk8.org

DTS Learning Garden

Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony!

October 21, 2021 @ 2:30pm

(see below for more info)

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What's Happening Around Town?

  • 10/16: Plant Swap for the Recreation Committee @ Dilts Park Pavilion 9-11am
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March on Litter

The 30th Annual March on Litter was a huge success! Dozens of our DTS students woke up early last Saturday morning to pick up garbage around the Township. Thanks to Kathy Klink and the Environmental Commission for organizing this wonderful event!
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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.