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Weekly Family Updates

Week of April 24, 2023

Take Your Child to Work Day Participation Form

Please complete this form if your child(ren) will be participating in Take Your Child to Work Day on April 27, 2023.

Notes for the Upcoming Week

*A Message From Mrs. Barousse

As you know, I have served as SMS' Assistant Principal this school year and in that time, I have been warmly welcomed into the role and have come to understand that the students, staff, and families are at the core of what make East Greenwich a special school district. That is why it is with immense pride and great enthusiasm that I introduce myself as the Principal of Samuel Mickle School, effective May 1st. I am overwhelmed with gratitude and truly appreciate the warm wishes that have been extended by families over the past few days. Maintaining a positive school culture and strong educational program is my utmost priority. Please do not hesitate to reach out to me if you ever have any questions. I look forward to working together!

*Take Your Child to Work Day

Take Your Child to Work Day will be held on Thursday, April 27th. This is an excused absence for students. If your child will be participating, please complete the form above or click the link below by April 24th. https://forms.gle/xETi74CtS8CgTHx47

*Recorder Concerts for Grade 4

Fourth grade recorder concerts will be held the week of April 24th in the LGI. Mr. McGarrigle has scheduled an individual concert time for each homeroom. We look forward to hearing the students play! Parents enter/exit the building through the LGI doors during the concerts.

*Poem in Your Pocket Community Event

On Saturday, April 29th and Sunday, April 30th, students are encouraged to stop in to participating local businesses and read or recite a poem. More information will be shared by Mrs. Wordelmann and Mrs. Ligameri!

*NJSLA Dates to Remember

  • April 26: Infrastructure Trial

  • May 8th-12th: NJSLA ELA and Math & Make Ups (May 9th-12th)

  • May 15th-19th- NJSLA ELA and Math Make Ups & Grade 5 Science

*Home and School Communications

H&S will be sending a communication each week on Wednesdays at 6:00pm. Please be on the lookout!

*Parent Drop Off

Please have your students exit on the passenger side of the vehicle as a safety precaution. This allows your student to exit directly onto the sidewalk.


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.

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Thought for the Week

Every morning you have two choices: continue to sleep with your dreams or wake up and chase them. – Arnold Schwarzenegger

Home & School Association Happenings

Want to help out next year? H&S has several executive board positions and committee chairs available for the 23-24 school year. If you have an interest or want to know more please fill out H&S 2023-2024 Executive Board & Chair Interest form. Please check out our H&S Bylaws to see descriptions of each position.

Philadelphia Phillies Fundraiser

Join us for our Family Phillies Night on Wednesday April 26th as the Phillies take on the Mariners! Please see the flyer attached for information or you can also purchase tickets here: H&S Phillies Tickets


Mother Son Sports Night!

Meet us at Legends Ballpark for sports, games, pizza, drinks, and FUN!


Tickets are $15 a person!

All sessions will take place at:

Legends Ballpark

120 Sewell Road

Sewell, NJ 08080

Activities will include: Wiffleball, kickball and games/relays

Session 1 is from 5-6:30pm for grades Pre-K through 2nd

Session 2 is from 6-8pm for grades 3rd-6th

There are 6 different possible nights to attend this event. Please be sure to select the session for the appropriate grade level. Be sure to read the options at the bottom of the flyer if you have more than one son. If you have specific questions, please feel free to contact Cathy Gibbons at catpin@msn.com. Please wear sneakers and comfortable clothes!

2nd Annual East Greenwich Home and School Golf Outing

Join us as a sponsor, donor or golfer on Monday, May 1 at 12:00pm at Westwood Golf Club, located at 850 Kings Hwy West Deptford, NJ!


We will also be holding a banquet immediately following the round for spouses and significant others to join the fun. Tickets may be purchased by using the following link. http://bit.ly/3JSlKet

Philadelphia Flyers Fundraiser

East Greenwich Home and School is offering discounted tickets to see the Philadelphia Flyers play at The Wells Fargo Center. Tickets are available for various games using the link below. Use the code Hornets to access. Home and School will receive $5 for each ticket sold.


Philadelphia Union Fundraiser

East Greenwich Home and School is hosting an EG night at the Philadelphia Union game on Wednesday 5/31 at 7pm. Please join us for a fun night out to cheer on the Union! A portion of the proceeds will be donated to East Greenwich Home and School.

Attachment: Union flyer.pdf

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Character Education and SEL

  • Our current Buzzworthy trait is now Integrity.
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Character Dares

The purpose of the Character Dare process is to build habits of character by offering consistent, practical ways to engage in the practice of these sometimes-abstract traits. A weekly (and sometimes daily) exercise and check-in around something like kindness helps bring the character trait to life in our real relationships and provides a system for regular conversation and action.

"Integrity" character dare choice boards will be due on May 3rd.

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