Elizabeth Haddon News
October 22, 2021
UPCOMING CALENDAR DATES & EVENTS
10/22 Interims Reports available for students in Grades 1-5 in Genesis at 3:30 pm
10/25 Day 3
10/29 Halloween Parade and Parties 2PM-3PM Click Here for Information
11/1-11/5 School Closed for Teacher Professional Development Week
11/15 PTA Reflections Due-See Information Below
11/24 - Half Day Session; See Schedule Here
11/25-11/26 - School Closed - Thanksgiving
12/2 Picture Day Makeup and Retakes
11/28-12/4 - Inkwood Book Fair
New School Based News
Interim Reports Grades 1-5 Available on October 22nd in Genesis
Fall Fair Raises $27,000!
This was our highest grossing year in memory and is $5,000 more in profit than our most recent highest producing fair. Have a say in how we will use our funds and attend our next PTA general meeting. Details below!
Hats off to you, our wonderful Lizzy community. We cannot thank you enough for your efforts to make this year a success. THANK YOU to our:
Tombola baskets leaders and those who donated
Tunk tank participants
... And especially, to our Fall Fair Chairs, Diana Hicks, Adriana Holt, and Amanda Partlett. Thank you for your countless hours of planning and execution. Your efforts did not go unnoticed and culminated into a very special evening for our community. The Lizzy PTA, parents, students, faculty and staff are sincerely grateful!
PTA Reflections Contest
Art Categories are: Dance Choreography, Film Production, Literature, Music Composition, Photography, Visual Arts
If your child is interested in participating in the PTA Reflections contest or you want to learn more about this awesome experience, please put your name on THIS SignUp Genius, and we will make sure that you have all of the information and support you need
NJ PTA Reflections contest information can be found HERE Students participate in the appropriate division for their grade: Primary (Pre-K - Grade 2), Intermediate (Grades 3-5). Students who identify as having a disability and may receive services under IDEA or ADA: Section 504 may enter in the Special Artist Division or grade division most closely aligned to their functional abilities.* Student winners from the local level have the opportunity to move up through their district, region, council and state PTA programs to the national level. National Reflections winners are announced in May and celebrated throughout the following year.
In the past few years, Lizzy Haddon has had student finalists competing in the NJ State competition and the National competition. It's a really exciting experience! Please contact Laurie Tompkins with any Reflections questions. Tompkins.firstname.lastname@example.org or 856-296-1417
Used Books for BookSmiles
HMHS Fall Play: The Book of Everything
Thomas is nine, and he’s started writing a book of all the interesting things he sees that other people seem to ignore: tropical fish in the Amsterdam canal, a hailstorm of frogs, and visitors from another realm. He also sees the unhappiness of his family, the violence in his father, and the pain that lingers long after the war is over. Thomas writes everything—good and bad—in his Book of Everything, along with his greatest determination: “When I grow up, I’m going to be happy.” This is a magical and heartwarming story about a child learning to act when faced with fear and adversity.
Performances: October 21 and 23 at 7:30 pm | October 24 at 2:00 pm
Tickets available online (hmhs.booktix.com) or at the door
$10 General Admission | $5 Students & Seniors
Recommended for ages 10 & up.
ALL VISITORS TO THE SCHOOL MUST WEAR MASKS INSIDE THE BUILDING.
Student Council Candy Drive
Halloween isn’t Halloween without candy! Some kids & families from the Ronald McDonald House don’t get go trick-or-treating themselves. Let’s donate some candy, so the kids and their families can enjoy Halloween just like us! As you go through your Halloween candy, please think about donating it! Bring your unwanted candy in a plastic bag to the front office collection bin, to the first grade hallway, or by the nurse’s office by Tuesday, November 9th. Also, we will collect unused bags of candy as the Ronald McDonal House pediatric patients can only have unopened bags of candy. Thanks for your delicious donations!
We’re using IXL to support our curriculum in Math and Language Arts this year, and your child has access to this online program at home. With thousands of skills that match what we’re learning, as well as insights into student progress, IXL is a great resource to help your child excel and practice skills.Click Here for IXL Parent Guide
Previously Shared School Based News
Halloween Information: October 29th
Lunchtime Speaker Series Interest Form
Have a unique career? Do you use different technologies in your job? We are looking for volunteers to share about their careers with our students. Please fill out this form if you're interested in coming in for 30 minutes to discuss your career with students in grades 2-5 during their lunch. You will be contacted depending on interest and availability. You must show proof of covid-19 vaccination to participate. Thank you for your interest!
District Policy on Virtual Learning
Every effort will be made by teaching staff to provide students with missed work due to COVID protocols in order to avoid falling behind in classes. Please note that students are strongly discouraged from participating in live streams when ill. When a student must be excluded due to COVID-related issues*, the District’s plan to support the continuity of instruction will be as follows:
Within one school day of notification, teachers will provide the student written coursework (e.g., posting assignments in Google Classroom/Canvas).
Within two school days of notification, the teachers will provide the student with virtual instruction.
Exclusion for COVID related issues includes:
Checking off a COVID-like symptom on the daily questionnaire
COVID positive diagnosis
Receiving an exclusion notice HSD
**If your child is sick due to a non-Covid related issue, written work will be provided and teachers will work with your student on their return to school to help them catch up***
Being Your "Best Self"
This link contains short videos where you can view an example of the Everyday Math algorithms, which are different than traditional methods. This is a great resource for assisting students with homework and studying.
As a family, plot yourself on the mood meter. Share where you are and why. Helping your child label his/her feelings enhances self-awareness and helps with the next steps of expressing and regulating emotions.
The Haddonfield School District has once again enrolled with STOPit! STOPit is an online reporting tool designed to deter and mitigate bullying, cyber abuse, and other inappropriate behaviors, consisting of an app and a back-end incident management system for school administrators.Our students can have access to the STOPit mobile app, which has two simple but powerful features. Report can be used by students to report incidents to school contacts anonymously. For more information on this and download instructions, Click Here.
Update Your Contact Information in Genesis
Absence Reporting Procedures
If it is necessary to keep a child home from school, please do one of the following:
- Call the office before the start of school
Email us at ehattendanceOffice@haddonfield.k12.nj.us or click the link on our school homepage, and include
- Child’s first and last name
- Reason for absence
If you do not have access to email, you may call in your child absent. You must send in a note when your child returns if you use the call in method.
- Lunch will be free for ALL students this year.
- Students will be required to order in their classroom each morning.
- Please review the lunch choices with your child (especially those at the younger grades) to help with ordering at school.
- LUNCH MENU
Adding School Calendar to Your Phone
Click Here for instructions on how to add this to your phone. Paste this code into the "subscribed calendar" box after you go to “Add Account” then “Other” calendar.google.com/calendar/ical/principalbissinger%40gmail.com/public/basic.ics
My School Bucks
This online payment service provides an easy way to pay for items such as ChromeBook fees and class trips using your credit/debit card or electronic check. Enrollment is easy and is available today! To create an account, follow the steps below:
1. Go to www.MySchoolBucks.com and register for a free account.
2. Add your students using their school name and student ID.
3. Make purchases with your credit/debit card or electronic check.
A program fee of 3.9% applies. You will have the opportunity to review any fees
and cancel if you choose, before you are charged.
If you have any questions, contact MySchoolBucks directly:
· (855) 832-5226
· Visit myschoolbucks.com and click Help
Pets Prohibited on School Grounds
Dogs are not permitted on the school property during school hours and at drop off and pick up times. Although many children feel safe around animals, some children have adverse reactions to pets even though they may be well trained. We have noticed some families bringing pets onto the school grounds especially at morning line-up or pick-up. Please be considerate of others by cooperating with this policy.
District and Community Based News
Click Here for all Community News. All Community News must be sent to Mr. Chuck Klaus’s office for approval. Community members should submit their news by email to Ms. Channell Jorrin at email@example.com in order to be included. Please do not send news directly to the school principals.