News from the Superintendent

Snow days in Vernon are like no other place in New Jersey!

Snow days in Vernon are like no other place in New Jersey!

The first significant snow of the season prompted kids to get outside and enjoy the weather. Snowmen, snow angels, snow forts, sledding, and even snow shoveling are what happened in Vernon last week. The memories children make on unexpected snow days are important. While we will be using virtual learning on some inclement weather days, the first snowfall was a big one! This Newsletter issue has so many wonderful pictures of our students getting out in the fresh air, getting some exercise, being creative and enjoying the snow. Apologies in advance if there are pictures without names as I received so many. The goal was to get as many students featured as possible. I hope everyone enjoyed the snow!

Upcoming Information Regarding COVID and Reopening Our Schools

Stay tuned for more information regarding the Reopening of Our Schools in 2021. I realize this has been a very difficult year for everyone and I wanted to take a moment to reassure all of you that we are continuing to work hard to have safety protocols in place, ready to accept students once again for in-person learning for the Reopening in 2021. ~ Karen D'Avino, Superintendent of Schools

Service from our Students Continues to be Center Stage in Vernon this Winter

Thank you, Tyler Wynne! Tyler is a Boy Scout with Troop 283 and participated in the 7th annual Wreaths Across America wreath-laying ceremony at the Glenwood Cemetery in Vernon, NJ. In the last Newsletter, there was a strong focus on service. We continue to recognize the efforts of students in our district. Even though COVID has been difficult, maybe it has prompted all of us to be a little more giving to those who need it most. Like others, Tyler volunteered his own time to be a part of this memorial ceremony for our veterans with the lesson being "Remember, Honor, Teach." Tyler escorted a veteran to his ceremonial wreath during the ceremony on a brisk 10 degree morning surrounded by a foot of snow from a storm two days prior. Thanks, Tyler, for all you do!

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Some Traditions Continue Even When We are Virtual

For years and years, Mrs. Monchauer's K kids at Lounsberry Hollow have been reading to younger students. Determined not to let COVID negatively impact this tradition, the K Kids held their tradition, but did so via zoom. Many of the K Kids remember being on the other side. They. remember being read to in Kindergarten and could not wait to have the opportunity to be in the coveted position at Lounsberry where they are the ones doing the reading. Great job, Mrs. Monschauer and our K Kids!