Frog Pond School Newsletter 6/2018

Volume 17-18 Issue 9

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Mr. Troy Henderson, Principal

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Greetings Frog Pond Families,

June. How is it possible that the school year will be coming to a close in a few short weeks? It is always with mixed emotions that I meet the end of a school year. Another group of 6th graders ready to move to Jr. High. Students saying goodbye to classmates, friends and teachers. A little sadness mingled with the excitement of summer fun ahead. But with each ending, there is a new beginning. This year in particular is a little different. We will be saying goodbye to our younger students as grades K-2 will be starting at the George J. Mitchell School in the fall. Not really goodbye, more like see you later. We know they’ll be back in a few years, a little older and alot smarter. We will ready our school to welcome incoming grade 4-6 students from George J. Mitchell as well as our temporary 7th grade guests. The promise of new friends and new experiences await them.

I plan to walk the halls a little more than usual these last few weeks. Take in the sights, sounds and students passing in hall. I’ll try to slow the days down just a little because like the students, I feel a little sadness mingled with the excitement of summer.

As always, thank you for sharing your children with us. Have a happy, healthy and safe summer!


Troy Henderson


Mr. Paul Nazarok, Elementary Supervisor

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Ms. Chrissy Cummings, Elementary Supervisor

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Frog Pond Elementary School

305 Frog Pond Road

Little Egg Harbor, NJ 08087


Main Office Extension 2016

609-296-4156 Fax

Little Egg Harbor School District Mission Statement

Through open and collaborative communication among students, staff, parents, and the community, the Little Egg Harbor School District will provide modern facilities that support a culture of high expectations for individual achievement for all students. Students and staff will practice the value of good stewardship of resources by maintaining a sustainable environment for learning. A robust system of support, intervention, and enrichment will include a diverse range of experiences through access to supportive technology, after school programs, township agencies, and health and wellness initiatives that encourages, institutes, and rewards lifelong learning in our students.I

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The Board of Education

Little Egg Harbor Board of Education

Office of the Superintendent

307 Frog Pond Road

Little Egg Harbor, NJ 08087

Phone: 609-296-1719 ext. 1010

Fax: 609-296-3225

District Office Administrators

Dr. Melissa Mc Cooley, Superintendent of Schools

Nicholas Brown, School Business Administrator

Erin Lichtenwalner, Director of Special Services

John Acampora, Director of Curriculum/Instructional Services

Jacqueline Truzzolino, Director of Elementary Education

Board of Education Members

Mr. August Daleo, President

Mr. John V. Bellone, Vice President

Mr. James Becker, Board Member

Dr. Donald Gross, Board Member

Mr. Matthew G. Maleski, Board Member

Mr. Robert Montcrief, Board Member

Mrs. Martha "June" Palan

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Good Eggs for the month of May have totaled 214. Great job boys and girls!!


The tank and the plants is a Hydroponic set up. we are "Fish Farming" and using the tank to grow vegetables. This is being done more and more! Stores are selling produce now that has been grown hydroponically with water and not soil.

Tech Corner

A NJ School just got hit with a ransomware attack. In a recent report, 30% of phishing emails are opened causing some 90% of all attacks. What is Phishing?

Phishing scams are typically fraudulent email messages appearing to come from legitimate enterprises (e.g., your district, your internet service provider, a vendor, your bank). These messages usually direct you to a spoofed (fake, but real looking) website or otherwise get you to divulge private information (e.g., passphrase, account numbers, or other account updates). The perpetrators then use this private information to commit identity theft or to get access to your system and hold district files hostage often asking for a large payment to grant access back to your files.

One type of phishing attempt is an email message stating that you are receiving it due to fraudulent activity on your account, and asking you to "click here" to verify your information.

Please keep an eye out for messages, websites, and forms asking you to enter these details. Double check the email address and web address for such requests. If in doubt, forward any emails to the Tech Team for review.


Grades K-2 Students

Henry and Mudge- lots of stories about a boy and his dog and their many adventures!
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Grades 3-4 Students

The super popular Pokemon is a fan favorite!

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Grades 5-6 Students

Percy Jackson starts off with the book The Lightning Thief. Our older students enjoy these action packed books and many read the whole series! This would be a great series for summer reading!
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Quail Update!

In Mrs. Sailer's science class, the northern bobwhite quail are 8 days old today (5/16/18). Currently we have 37 chicks walking, running, and hopping in our brood pen. Students have observed that some of the down on their wings has been replaced with flight feathers. The chicks have also started stretching their wings. We can't wait until they start to fly at 14-16 days old!

Spring Concert

Our Band and Chorus students did an excellent job performing "Songs Around the World!"
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Reclam the Bay Presentation

ReClam the Bay volunteers visited all of Mrs. Sailer's science classes on Friday May 25, 2018. Through science centers, students learned about water quality, the habitat and biodiversity of shellfish in Barnegat Bay, and witnessed how clams and oysters are farmed. The students enjoyed the hands on experience focused on their own backyard!

Employment Opportunities

The Little Egg Harbor School District has immediate openings for substitutes. Be home when your children are home! Great way to earn extra money while you’re children are at school or if you are simply looking to supplement your income.







For more information call 609-296-1719 extension 1018 or you can download an application and substitute information on our school website click on district then click on substitute process.

Congratulations to our Students of the Month

During our May District Board Meeting, the following students were presented with Certificates for being chosen "Student of the Month":

Kindergarten - Austin Caravano

1st Grade - Jeffrey Martin

2nd Grade - Brielle Hartley

3rd Grade - Addison Snyder

4th Grade - Ani Roy

5th Grade - Tommy Amen-Valdiviezo

6th Grade - Jaden Sofield


Updated calendar!
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Little Egg Harbor School District 2018-2019 Calendar

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Friday, 12/01 – Cookies and Milk with Santa – 6pm

Monday, 12/4-12/8 – Holiday Shops at Frog Pond

Monday, 12/11-12/15 – Holiday Shops at GJM

Monday, 12/18-12/18 – Holiday Shops for ECC at GJM

Friday, 01/26/18 – Family Science Night – 6pm

Friday, 02/23/18 – Candy Bar Bingo – 6pm

Friday, 03/23/18 – Family Game Night – 6pm

Friday, 04/20/18 – Father/Daughter Dance – 6pm

Friday, 05/18/18 - Spring Basket Bingo -6pm at FPE

Friday, 06/01/18 – 6th Grade Dance – 6pm

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Based on parent input, we will be implementing the Lunch Buddy Program for the 2017-2018 school year. If you would like to visit your child during his or her lunch period, here are the procedures:

● Use the links below to select an available time slot. These are limited due to space.

● Come into the main office on the day you have selected. A staff member will ask you to sign in and provide your driver’s license.

● If you are bringing in a lunch for yourself, please be aware of food allergies.

● If you have any questions, please contact your child’s building principal.

Sign Up Link:


Thank you for reading our Newsletter! We hope you enjoyed it!

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