January @ Springfield

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Spotlight on January

We're excited to make 2023 an amazing year at Springfield Elementary. Check out what's happening and be sure to mark your calendars for the events detailed in our January newsletter!
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January Dates to Remember

  • January 2 - School Reopens

  • January 4 - BOE Reorganization Meeting

  • January 10 - H&S Association Meeting

  • January 13 - Early Dismissal / Faculty Professional Development

  • January 16 - School Closed / Martin Luther King Day

  • January 18 - Band & Chorus Winter Concert

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Order Your 2022-23 Yearbook!

Online orders for the 2022-23 Yearbook are now being accepted via the link below.

Order Link: https://jostensyearbooks.com/?REF=A09873792

All orders must be placed by April 7, 2023.

New Genesis Parent Portal Web Address

Access to the Genesis Parent Portal will now take place via the web address below:

The new site address has been updated for those who link to the Parent Portal from our district website; however, if you have previously bookmarked the Genesis web address you will need to update to the new URL noted above.

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Now Seeking Kindergarten Students for September 2023!

Kindergarten registration is now open for children who will turn five-years-old by September 30, 2023. The registration form is attached and can also be found on our district website by clicking here

Preschool Registration

Registration for our 3-year-old and 4-year-old preschool programs is now open. Please note that students in our preschool programs must be fully toilet-trained. The PK-3 program runs each morning from 9:00 - 11:30AM, and the PK-4 program runs each afternoon from 12:30 - 3:00PM. Each program only accepts a limited number of enrollments, and registration is first-come first-served. Please see the attached registration form for full details or visit our website for registration and preschool information by clicking here.

Emergency Notifications

With the cold winter months ahead, please note that we will announce any school closings or early dismissals due to inclement weather in the following ways:

  • Auto-calls & text messages via K12alerts (enrollment is required; please contact the main office if you did not previously complete the Google Form to receive these alerts);
  • Pop-up alerts posted to our district website
  • Email notification from the Superintendent (sent to "Guardian 1" from Genesis)
  • Announcements via our district Facebook and Instagram accounts

Delayed Openings

What does a 90-minute delayed opening look like?

If our school opens with a delay, our arrival schedule for K-6 students shifts by 90-minutes. Therefore, student drop-off will be from 10:00 - 10:15 (if your child takes the bus and, for example, typically is picked up at 8:10 then you should expect the bus at approximately 9:40).

For preschool students, the delayed opening schedule is as follows:

  • AM Program will run 10:30 - 12:15
  • PM Program will run 1:15 - 3:00

Project Read Aloud

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Student Birthday Celebrations

Looking to surprise your child with a birthday treat during the school day? If so, please review and follow the guidelines below:

  • Birthday treats can be purchased directly from our cafeteria using the order form attached to this newsletter. To ensure the cafeteria has ample supply of the treats you'd like to order, we ask that the form is submitted at least two weeks prior to when you'd like the treats to be given out.
  • You may send in treats for your child; however, ONLY prepackaged and sealed products are permitted. Due to a number of food allergies throughout the student population, we can only allow prepackaged and sealed products so that the ingredients list can be reviewed by our school nurse prior to any treats being given out. DO NOT send in any homemade items or loose items such as doughnuts or soft pretzels.
  • Whether purchased from the cafeteria or sent in as a prepackaged & sealed product, all birthday treats will be given out during the student lunch periods.

Extended Day Care Program

Before & After School Care

If you're in need of before and/or after school care, we've got you covered. Our Extended Day Program is run by school staff and is available each morning from 7:00 - 8:30 and each afternoon from 3:20 - 6:00. The program is available five days per week, and drop-in supervision is offered for those unexpected situations. Register online by clicking here or download the registration forms from our website by clicking here or directly from the attachment below.

Check Out All of the H&S Upcoming Events

Download the flyers for these H&S Association events at the bottom of this newsletter.

January H&S Association Meeting

Tuesday, Jan. 10th, 7pm

2146 Jacksonville Jobstown Road

Springfield, NJ

Join the Home & School Association for their January meeting at 7PM in our school cafeteria.
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January Lunch Menu

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Check out what's cooking in the cafeteria this month!

  • Student Lunch - $3.23
  • Student Breakfast - $2.00
  • Snacks & Ice Cream available ala carte!

Daily alternate entrees are peanut butter & jelly sandwiches, hot dogs, and salad platters.

Community News!

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Student Drop-Off Reminder

For those families dropping off students in the morning, please be reminded that the drop-off window is 8:30 - 8:45 AM. If it is past 8:45, you must park and escort your child to the Main Office (for everyone's safety, students should not be let out of vehicles at the end of the bus loop).