The General's Update

Your guide to DDE events & announcements: 5/5/2019

Back in Black!

Attached please find information on Back in Black sponsorships: http://bit.ly/2Guc0Gk
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PTO Clothing Drive!

It's time for spring cleaning...of your closets! Please donate your unwanted clothing to the PTO. Details here: http://bit.ly/2WRGN5p

Guidance News

  • The Freehold Regional High School District’s Law Enforcement and Public Safety Magnet Program is hosting an interactive program on May 22nd from 4:00pm-5:30pm. The program is open to current in-district 5th-7th grade students who are interested in applying for LEPS in the fall of 2019. The goal of the afternoon is to highlight the experiential opportunities within the LEPS Program. The demonstrations will be led by students, alumni, teachers, and community members. Please see the flyer for more information: http://bit.ly/2UUoWKD

First Annual Career Day

Please consider sharing your talents at Eisenhower's First Annual Career Day! See the letter from Mrs. Gambino and Mr. Giarratano here: http://bit.ly/2HnrvSo

PTO Corner

  • The PTO is holding a clothing drive! Please see the flyer here: http://bit.ly/2WRGN5p
  • The next PTO meeting is Wednesday, May 15th @ 6:30pm. Please consider running for the PTO Board. Elections will be held on May 15th. If you have any questions, please email ddeptofreehold@gmail.com. Thank you!
  • Whenever you shop on Amazon, please use this link to go through AmazonSmile. A portion of each eligible sale will go to the Eisenhower Middle School PTO! Happy Shopping, Generals! https://smile.amazon.com/ch/22-2634420

Academic Support

Mr. Sammy offers Academic Support, which includes assistance with homework, organization, and review after school on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays. Please see the flyer here: http://bit.ly/2qtBMln. Please see the May 2019 calendar here: http://bit.ly/2VtpXwR

Important Information for 8th Grade Families

8th Grade Dance:

  • To help offset the cost of the dance, we are requesting monetary donations. If you would like to contribute, please send your donation into the main office in an envelope marked “PTO: 8th Grade Dance.” Please note: 8th Grade Parents DO NOT chaperone the 8th Grade Dance; the PTO asks 6th and 7th Grade parents to chaperone.
  • Video Montage: At the dance, a “through the years” video is shown. The kids really enjoy seeing themselves on the big screen. We are asking you to email five pictures of your child from 6th-8th grade to DDESGRAD2019@gmail.com. Please make sure they are jpg files for easy upload. If you are sending in a group photo, please make sure they are current students. Any picture deemed inappropriate will not be included. All pictures must be emailed by Friday, May 10th.


  • Graduation:
    • Graduation will be held on Tuesday, June 18, 2019 at 3:30pm. Once the location has been determined, more information will be provided.


    Graduation Gowns:

    • If you have not done so already, please contact Jostens to pay for your child's 8th grade graduation gown. Instructions may be found here: http://bit.ly/2M9k7tn
    • Please note: If your child qualifies for free/reduced lunch, please refer to the email you received.

    May 17th is the Last Day to Order a Yearbook!

    Friday, May 17th is the last day to order a yearbook. Follow the link to purchase your yearbook today! http://bit.ly/2K4MFmQ

    Mark Your Calendar

    • Through Thursday, May 9, 2019: NJSLA Testing
    • Wednesday, May 15, 2019: PTO Meeting @ 6:30pm
    • Thursday, May 16, 2019: Back in Black 'N Gold Concert @ 7:00pm
    • Friday, May 24, 2019: Early Dismissal @ 11:40am. Please note: There will not be a snack cart on this day.
    • Monday, May 27, 2019: School Closed for Memorial Day
    • Wednesday, May 29, 2019: Spring Concerts - Chorus @ 6:00pm; Band @ 7:00pm
    • Friday, June 7, 2019: 8th Grade Dance @ 6:30pm
    • Monday, June 17, 2019: Early Dismissal @ 11:40am
    • Tuesday, June 18, 2019: Early Dismissal @ 11:40am
    • Tuesday, June 18, 2019: 8th Grade Graduation @ 3:30pm
    • Wednesday, June 19, 2019: Last Day of School and Early Dismissal @ 11:40am

    Important Links

    Dwight D. Eisenhower Middle School

    The mission statement of the Eisenhower Middle School is to encourage children to reach their unique potential and to empower them to become lifelong learners.