Elizabeth Haddon News
October 30, 2023
UPCOMING CALENDAR DATES & EVENTS
10/30 Preschool Halloween Parties, 10AM and 2PM
10/31 Halloween at Lizzy! Click Here For Plans
11/3 Conferences Sign-Ups Close
11/6-11/10 School Closed: Teacher Professional Development Week
11/15 Community Meetings 10:10AM
11/16 Evening Conferences, Regular Schedule for Students
11/20 Half Day for Students, Afternoon Conferences
11/21 Half Day for Students, Evening Conferences
11/22 No School For Students, Morning Conferences
11/22 PTA Reflections Due
11/22-11/26 Thanksgiving Break
11/30 Individual Picture Retakes
New School Based News
Lunch: Candy and Sports Drinks
Student Council's Thanksgiving Food Drive
Student council is doing another Thanksgiving Food Drive this year! Did you know that more than 34 million people go to bed on an empty stomach? You can help the less fortunate by participating in this year's food drive!
Each grade level has a suggested food item to bring in. Please NO GLASS.
Preschool: mac and cheese
Kindergarten: canned vegetables
1st grade: canned fruit
2nd grade: soup
3rd grade: pasta
4th grade: canned tuna
5th grade: peanut butter and jelly (NO GLASS)
Any other donations are welcome, such as cereal, pork and beans, and cranberry sauce.
All donations are appreciated! The due date to donate is Tuesday, November 21, 2023. Thank you so much for all of your help by participating!
PTA Reflections Contest
Beginning on October 20th, students can submit Reflections entries in any of the following categories: videography, visual arts, photography, music composition, dance choreography, and literature.
The deadline for submission is November 22nd with an art show at the Haddonfield Public Library to follow. Please submit entries to the Lizzy Haddon office.
Please encourage your child to get creative and get involved! Art works will be judged at the school, county, state and national levels. In order to move to the county level, participants must have an active PTA membership.
Helpful registration information can be found here.
1. Please fill out this PTA Reflections interest form so the Lizzy Haddon PTA chair can assist interested students along the way.
2. NJPTA state Reflections Registration form can be found here. (This form must accompany the actual art submission.)
More information about the Reflections contest can be found here.
Please contact Laurie Tompkins at Tompkins.firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
November RULER Lessons
This month, RULER lessons will focus on emotion words that can be used to describe an emotion in the “yellow” quadrant of the Mood Meter. Students will learn words such as “happy,” “interested,” “engaged,” “elated,” “confident,” and “joyful.” Individuals that can use words to express emotions are better prepared to work skillfully with those emotions, and then determine if they want to stay with that emotion or shift how they are feeling. We encourage you to read the parent connection letter linked below. These letters are a great way to reinforce what your child(ren) is learning at school.
Lost and Found
What is a School Community Meeting?
Previously Shared School Based News
Please send your child in with one healthy, easy to eat snack each day. Please do not send in candy as this is not permitted in school.
Unresolved stomachache or headache after trying self help strategies (i.e. water, a snack, lunch and bathroom).
Any serious illness, injury or bleeding
Injury to the head, face, eyes, and neck
Painful limb injuries that may be sprain or break
Pain due to a fall
Fever, feeling feverish, shaking, chills, reports fever
Vomiting or diarrhea
Asthma symptoms or breathing difficulties
Scheduled Medication or need for medication
Possible allergic reaction or exposure; insect bites or stings
Lost permanent tooth
Harlem Globetrotters: March 3rd 5PM
Cell Phone and Smartwatch Use During School
If students need to communicate with you, they should call from the classroom or main office. If a child is using a device without teacher permission it will be confiscated until the end of the day. Frequent occurrences of unauthorized use will result in no longer being allowed to bring these devices to school. Thank you for your assistance with this.
1:1 Chromebooks for Students in Grades 3-5: Due October 2
This program serves students in Grades 3-5
- The $50 fee is optional but we highly recommend paying the fee. If the fee is not paid, parents will be responsible to pay out of pocket for repairs
- $50 fee paid through the MySchoolBucks portal
- Forms can be completed in Genesis
1:1 information and updated forms here: https://haddonfieldschools.org/1-to-1-overview/
Adding School Calendar to Your Phone or Google Calendar
- Click Here for instructions on how to add this to your phone calendar. Paste this code into the "subscribed calendar" box https://calendar.google.com/calendar/ical/c_bhhat3uhcr3llrs1qiejvcbhk0%40group.calendar.google.com/public/basic.ics
- To add to a google calendar go to our website At the bottom of our embedded scroll calendar, click the + button and add it!
Update Your Contact Information in Genesis
Absence Reporting Procedures
If it is necessary to keep a child home from school, please do one of the following:
- Call the office before the start of school
Email us at ehattendanceOffice@haddonfield.k12.nj.us or click the link on our school homepage, and include
- Child’s first and last name
- Reason for absence
If you do not have access to email, you may call in your child absent. You must send in a note when your child returns if you use the call in method.
- Lunch cost is $3.50. Payment can be made via the School Lunch Payment Portal or by check made out to Haddonfield BOE
- Students will be required to order in their classroom each morning.
- Please review the lunch choices with your child (especially those at the younger grades) to help with ordering at school.
- Free and Reduced Lunch Application
- For more information: Food Services in Haddonfield
My School Bucks
This online payment service provides an easy way to pay for items such as ChromeBook fees and class trips using your credit/debit card or electronic check. Enrollment is easy and is available today! To create an account, follow the steps below:
1. Go to www.MySchoolBucks.com and register for a free account.
2. Add your students using their school name and student ID.
3. Make purchases with your credit/debit card or electronic check.
A program fee of 3.9% applies. You will have the opportunity to review any fees
and cancel if you choose, before you are charged.
If you have any questions, contact MySchoolBucks directly:
· (855) 832-5226
· Visit myschoolbucks.com and click Help
We are excited to announce that the PTA has once again covered the cost of the directory for the 23/24 school year. If you were a DirectorySpot user last year, then you don’t need to do anything. If you are a NEW user, you can download DirectorySpot for free from the App Store (iPhone users) or Google Play (Android users), or you can also access the data from the web: https://www.directoryspot.net. There will be no paper directory, everything is through the app or website.
If you are already in the directory, please log in to confirm and/or update your family contact information. Please note that we will update student grade levels in July, so it might be best to log in sometime in August. If you need to make a change, you will need to do so using the website, not the app.
If you are new to the district or you were never added to the directory, please fill out this form and you will be added to the directory by October 1, 2023. After the beginning of October, I will update the directory on a weekly basis as new submissions come in.Having contact information up to date is more important now than ever. Please email Lindsey Murphy at email@example.com with any questions!
Pets Prohibited on School Grounds
Dogs are not permitted on the school property during school hours and at drop off and pick up times. Although many children feel safe around animals, some children have adverse reactions to pets even though they may be well trained. We have noticed some families bringing pets onto the school grounds especially at morning line-up or pick-up. Please be considerate of others by cooperating with this policy.
All Community News must be sent to Mr. Chuck Klaus’s office for approval. Community members should submit their news by email to Ms. Channell Jorrin at firstname.lastname@example.org in order to be included. Please do not send news directly to the school principals.