The Wildcat Weekly
Volume 3 Issue 4
Sept 29, 2023
Calendar of Events
Mon, Oct 2-Fri, Oct 6 Week of Respect (see calendar below for Spirit Days)
Monday, Oct 2 Schoolwide Pep Rally: Pillars of Character
Wednesday, Oct 4 Walk to School Day; Coffee & Conversation w/ Mr. Lipson 9:00am
Monday, Oct 9 No School: Staff Professional Development day
Wednesday, Oct 11 PiE Meeting 7pm @ Performing Arts Room
Saturday, Oct 14 March on Litter 8:30am-11:30am
Tuesday, Oct 17 BOE Meeting 7pm @ Performing Arts Room
Thursday, Oct 19 SEPAG Mtg: Meet Mrs. Guenther 6pm
Mon, Oct 23-Fri, Oct 27 Book Fair
Thursday, Oct 26 Book Fair Family Night 6pm-8pm
Walk to School
This upcoming Wednesday is our first Walk to School!
We will be meeting at the corner of Jurgensen Road at 8:25am
to start walking to the school at 8:30am!!
Let's make this our biggest walk yet!!
Our Fall Spirit Wear is now on sale! Check out the link below to start shopping.
The store will be "live" until October 13th, with delivery in early to mid November.
Thanks to those of you who attended and contributed to the 10th annual St. Baldrick's event this past weekend! We are so proud of Mrs. GaNun and 8th Grader Gregory Koyfman for showing their support by shaving their heads! Well done!
The weather outside didn't cooperate, but our Fall Festival was still a huge success! Thanks to PiE and all of our parent volunteers for helping our DTS community get into the Fall spirit! Our students had a blast!
Good luck Jaycee!
Muralist coming to DTS
The big question is, what should we paint? Please take your time in completing this survey. However, we would like all submissions in by Friday, Oct. 13th.
If you need some inspiration, here is a link to the Muralist’s website – olmstedmurals.com. As you can see, her work is in dozens of schools!
Elementary Chorus-Grades 4 & 5
Wednesdays at 8:10am
MS Band & Chorus to HCRHS
Tuesday, November 21st 9:00am-11:30am
This year, we have several new staff members that have joined the DTS team! For the next few weeks, we will spotlight a new staff member and get to know them a little more!
Elementary Special Education Teacher
Mrs. Leary is married and attended Rutgers University. She has a 9 year old child and 2 dogs named Brucie and Beans.
Interests and/or hobbies:
Mrs. Leary enjoys reading, eating out & laying on a beach
Favorite Food: Tacos
Favorite place to go: Cape May
Favorite musician/band: Pearl Jam
What would the students be surprised to find out about you?
"I play the Ukelele."
What makes a 'good' day at school?
"Doing your best."
If you couldn't be in education, what would you have wanted to do?
"Be a chef."
DTS welcomes our new AAA Safety Patrol Team! We are proud to join the 679,000 members and 35,000 schools nationwide in this important tradition. Safety Patrol has been around for more than 100 years! Our 5th grade Safety Patrol team will work hard to make our school a safe place to learn and thrive. They will serve as role models for the entire elementary school and help whenever and wherever they are needed. When you see the bright green belts around the school, thank them for doing a great job!
Safety Patrol 23-24
Delaware Township School is proud to offer many athletic opportunities
for students in Grades 5-8.
Please note that all Fall Athletes MUST have their physical forms sent in before August 1st!
Click on each sport for a schedule of games.
- The Book Fair will be October 23-27 this year. There will be a family night on Thursday, Oct. 26th from 6 to 8 p.m.
- Book Fair is an exciting experience for the students. They enjoy picking out books to purchase. Letting children pick out their own books encourages them to read more.
- We need volunteers to help make this year’s book fair successful. Follow the link to sign up to volunteer at https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C084EAFA92AA3F85-book2
- Our Fall Spirit Wear is now on sale! Check out the link below to start shopping.
- The store will be "live" until October 13th, with delivery in early to mid November.
- At the end of last year, PiE, with support from the Administration and Board of Education, moved forward with bringing a schoolwide Muralist Residency to DTS for the current year. The muralist Caren Olmsted will work with PiE, the school, and most importantly each and every student to transform the main hallways near the Main Office into a work of art that will last for decades to come. Her past work at schools and elsewhere can be explored at www.olmstedmurals.com.
- The theme is to celebrate DTS and its community! PiE is looking for feedback on what should be included (e.g., local landmarks, unique events, historic notes, etc.). Please respond by Friday, Oct. 13, 2023!
- The painting will take place during the month of April 2024 and PiE will be looking for volunteers to assist so stay tuned for more details.
Parents Night Out-Odd Bird
- On Thursday, October 19th, join PiE for a Parents Night Out during happy hour from 5 to 7 p.m. at Odd Bird Brewery at 10 Risler Street, Stockton, NJ (www.oddbirdbrewing.com)
- PiE will provide some snacks while a cash bar operates.
- Come out and socialize meeting fellow DTS Parents.
- DTS PiE is bringing the first school-wide assembly of the year on October 18th with a visit from the Liberty Science Center. Make sure to ask your kids what they learned and what they liked best from the event.
- This year, the Shoppe will be 12/4-12/6/2023. It is a great experience for students to learn a little about budgeting and have the thrill of finding something that their special someone(s) will treasure around the holidays.
- We need volunteers to help make this year’s Shoppe successful. Follow the link to sign up to volunteer at https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C084EAFA92AA3F85-volunteer2
Recap of the Last Month
PiE held its first Fall Festival on Saturday, Sept. 23rd! Though the event moved indoors, everyone enjoyed the obstacle course and indoor activities (Pumpkin Painting, Cupcake Decorating, Tossing Games, Glitter Tattoos to name a few).
A huge thank you to the School Administration for making the indoor venue work and to the volunteers who took time to plan, organize, and execute the afternoon.
Winners for the activities include:
Lollipop Game – Aquinnah Hermoso
Ping Pong Toss – Lily Russo
Stacking Cups – Adam Pate and company
Candy Jar #1 – Blake MacDonald, Vince Mazzei, & Andrew Fusi
Candy Jar #2 – Evelyn Short
Candy Jar #3 – Vince Mazzei
PiE has been hard at work getting its annual sponsorships settled, raising nearly $14,000 to date.
Without our sponsors, we would not be able to bring as many wonderful programs to the school and we ask you to check out our website as well as the upcoming Directory and consider supporting the sponsors yourselves.
Annual Program Fee
If you haven’t sent in your program fee, please make sure to do it soon. This drives how much programming we can afford to do organizationally.
Thank you to everyone who has sent in so far. We have raised $9,125 to date!
The school directory is at the printers and will be sent out shortly.
Reminder, only one per family is distributed; if you need an extra copy, please email email@example.com to order. Additional copies are $5 each.
ShopRite Gift Card Program
- Looking for a way to help PiE raise money? Check out our new form that also is being sent home to sign up, but it costs you nothing other than the amount you would already spend at ShopRite!
PiE makes 5% on every gift card purchase so that same $100, earns PiE $5.
How it works - you register using the form, each month, you will receive the gift card increment (for example $100), and then you write a check to PiE for the $100. Super simple and if you shop at ShopRite, it doesn’t cost you anything more or less!!
Note To School
Tired of writing notes to the school when your child needs to stay after school or is being signed out early? PiE has just the answer - a notepad with the key data points the school needs already pre-printed and organized. Simply fill in your personal data and send it along with your child.
Reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org to order yours. One pad is $3; two pads for $5.
DTS Partners is Education was formed in 2010, when the DTS PTA and the DT Community Education Foundation merged to become a single group. It is an all-volunteer organization supporting the School's students. Learn more by visiting our website - www.dtspie.com. As a member of the PiE community, you will be part of our listserv and get these monthly newsletters as well as periodic emails reminding you of upcoming meetings and opportunities to volunteer for different activities. We look forward to a great year!
Check out the calendar of events for 2023-24!! We have worked hard to line up fun activities for the year and hope you are able to join. Some are family events, some are opportunities to meet other parents in your child’s community, so, please look to these newsletters and our social media for updates (including the website!)
We plan to post online sign ups a few months ahead so you can book a slot in advance. Please see the calendar for the events we will need volunteers for between now and December.
Please join us for our next meeting of the school year on October 11th at 7 p.m. in the school’s Performing Arts Room (PAR).
This year most of our meetings are available in-person or via Zoom; the two winter meetings are only via Zoom. All start at 7 p.m. and the links for the meetings are unique to the meeting.
10/11/2023 PiE Meeting - hybrid https://us06web.zoom.us/j/83804082181?pwd=dlQyanlqRUVrdklwRjdUWUIrZjBndz09
Want to volunteer some of your time for PiE events? Fill out the Google Form & be notified of any upcoming PiE events in need of volunteers.
Check out the attached list of Current Committees with the Chairperson’s contacts in case there is something that interests you and you’d like to reach out directly to get involved.
There are also some PiE committees in need of a chairperson. For more information or questions contact Debbie Lubitz at email@example.com.
Each year, Americans observe National Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15 to October 15, by celebrating the histories, cultures and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America.
Substitute Teachers Needed!
Attention, aspiring educators! Become a Substitute Teacher NOW with just 30 college credits - Certification Fee WAIVED by the State!
Great part-time opportunity for current college students, parents looking to get back into the workforce, or retirees anxious for some time away from home. Work when your schedule permits.
Contact Valerie Wheatley, our new Curriculum Supervisor, if you are interested in helping out DTS as a new Substitute Teacher. firstname.lastname@example.org
What's Happening Around Town?
Want to know what's going on at the High School? Click here to go to the parents' resource page on Hunterdon Central's website
Delaware Township Rec Commission
click the image above for a full program guide
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