Sussex Avenue:News That You Can Use

Principal's Corner

March 18th - March 22nd

  • March 18th is a D day.
  • 3rd Grade Enrichment Presentations- March 18th @12:20
  • Spirit Day- March 22nd @ 10:15

  • Looking Ahead

    • Bayer Scientist Visit- March 27th
    • Spring Pictures- March 28th
    • Spring Conferences 4/10 & 4/11- Notices will be coming home this week.
    • Spring Break- NO SCHOOL 4/15-4/22

Our quote last week was You never know if someone is putting out a big or small fire so always try to see the beauty in everyone."- 4th Grader Abigail Cornine (Ms. Lubrano and Ms. Byrne)

Thank you Abigail or sharing your quote with us.

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Oh the Sweet Sounds

he children lined the halls in anticipation as Ms. Byrne's father graciously played the bagpipes through the halls of Sussex. Thank you Ms. Byrne for arranging this event for us all.
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Reading and its Correlation to Success in School

When the bell rings at 3:18, many of our children are looking forward to engaging in activities that are vastly different from the activities they did during the school day. For some students, reading is "something you do at school." It is our goal to develop readers for life! There are many reasons for children to read outside of the school day. Click on this article for 5 positive effects reading has on the brain.

When students say they do not like to read, they haven't found the right book or series. Here is a list of some books that our children may enjoy.

Grade 3: 39 Clues Series, Amber Brown Series, Geronimo Stilton Series, A to Z Mysteries, Amelia Bedelia Series, Cam Jansen Series, Boxcar Children's Mysteries, Clementine, Cupcake Diaries, Flat Stanley, Fancy Nancy Series, Judy Moody, Junie B. Jones, Katie Kazoo Switcharoo, Magic Tree House, Mr. Putty and Tabby, Ballpark Mysteries,

Grade 4/5: Frindle, Matilda, Number the Stars, Amulet, My Weird School Daze, Percy Jackson, The Chronicles of Narnia, Wonder, Auggie & Me, Fish in a Tree, The One and Only Ivan, Whatever After, City of Ember, Little House on the Prairie Collection, Dork Diaries, Goosebumps Series, Spiderwick Chronicles, The Island of the Blue Dolphins, Andrew Clements Series, Rules, James and the Giant Peach, Bridge to Terabithia, Shiloh, Charolette's Web, Smile, Harry Potter.

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The Science Fair is Coming!

The Sussex Science Fair is April 3rd. We are in need of parent volunteers. If you'd like to help please the link to sign up.

Thank you in advance for volunteering to help. We couldn't do it without you.

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Wellness Corner

March is National Nutrition Month…

The Sussex Avenue School Wellness Committee recently had students complete a short survey about school lunches to help give our kids a voice in healthy meal choices. The results will be shared with the head of food services to use to help plan our monthly menus.

Here is a link to the US Department of Agriculture’s Website with some good information on healthy nutrition:

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Vaping- A National Epidemic

Below are the links to the Superintendent's Message regarding vaping along with the presentation that was given at FMS on March 7th.

Superintendent's Message:

Vaping: The New Generation of "Smokers"


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.