Weekly Family Updates
Week of October 2, 2023
A Message From Mrs. Barousse
A Message From Mrs. BarousseHappy Friday, EG Hornets! I want to take a moment to thank all of the parents and families for attending Thursday night's Back to School Night! I speak on behalf of the teachers and staff when I say that we enjoyed opening our doors to you and highlighting our classrooms, student work, and fantastic staff of Samuel Mickle. We are all looking forward to a fantastic year of learning and fun!
Important Dates to Remember:
- Friday, September 29 - Mickle Book Fair
Tuesday, October 3 - Book Fair Family Night, 4-7:30 PM
As of now, all students should have received their Chromebook, charger, and case. If your student loses or damages their device, please reach out to Mr. Valver, Director of Technology, as soon as possible so the Technology Department can work with families on arranging payment for repairs. His email is: email@example.com.
Chromebook Protection Plan: If purchasing, please make checks out to the Samuel Mickle School or East Greenwich Township School District. If you already purchased the 4-year plan, please fill out the form and make a note "Already purchased the 4-year plan" on it.
Attendance: If your child is absent or going to be late, please remember to notify the school by calling the attendance line. The school number is 856-423-0412. Press 2 for the Samuel Mickle School. Then, press 1 for the Attendance Line.
Samuel Mickle Book Fair 9/29-10/5
Our Fall Scholastic Book Fair will be: Friday, September 29th - Thursday, October 5th
2023 Fall Book Fair Guest Sign-up: https://forms.gle/NPsHpnT7SGrosqAr8
Our Family Night will be in the Samuel Mickle Library on:
Tuesday, October 3rd from 4:00-7:30 pm
2023-2024 Field Day T-Shirts for ALL Samuel Mickle Students
Thought for the Week
Home & School Association Happenings
The first Home & School meeting will be held virtually on October 10th at 7:00 p.m.
Our Membership Drive has started!! Click the link below to become a member! Donations are $10 a family & receive an EG Hornet magnet! Stop by our table at Back to School Night!!
Flyers Fundraising Games
Hockey Fan? Flyers Fan?? Get your Flyers tickets through H&S!
Please use the link below to order discounted Flyers tickets for the ENTIRE season. As a reminder, the promo code is: HORNETS
$5 from each ticket will go back to EG H&S. Check back often as more tickets will continue to be added!
Disney on Ice tickets are now available!!
Grab your friends and your tickets to our much awaited Disney on Ice Magic in the Stars School Fundraiser! Tickets are now live!
Please use the link below to get your discounted Disney on Ice tickets for all 18 shows. Dates are from December 26th through January 1st! As a reminder, our promo code is: HORNETS
Have an idea or event? Want to get involved?
Fill out this form Interest in H&S Volunteering or
send us an email: Homeandschool@eastgreenwich.k12.nj.us
Character Education and SEL
"Acceptance" character dare choice boards will be due on October 4th.
October Fun Facts
Did You Know....
Eighth Month in the Old Roman Calendar
Did you know October was the eighth month in the ancient Roman calendar? The name ‘October’ is derived from ‘Octo,’ the Latin word for eight. However, when the calendar was revised into the Julian calendar by Julius Caesar, October became the tenth month, but it retained its original name.
October is Pizza Month in the USA
Pizza lovers, rejoice! October is National Pizza Month in the United States. It’s the perfect time to indulge in a slice (or two) of your favorite pizza.
A Big Month for Space Exploration
October has witnessed several landmark events in space exploration. For instance, the launch of Sputnik, the first artificial satellite, took place on October 4, 1957. Also, the famous Apollo 7 mission was launched on October 11, 1968.
The First Jack-o’-Lanterns Were Not Pumpkins
The tradition of carving Jack-o’-lanterns for Halloween originated in Ireland. However, the first Jack-o’-lanterns were not made from pumpkins but from turnips.