Lloyd Road School Newsletter
Monthly Dates to Remember
2: School re-opens
2: Parent-Teacher conference sign up opens on parent portal for Jan. 14-17 conferences
(see our conference information letter below or on our website announcement section)
3: PTO school store during lunches
4: Student of the Month lunches for December's GENEROUS character trait
4: PTO school store during lunches
7-11: Linkit mid-year Language Arts and Math benchmarks administered
(These usually take 1-2 periods each and have taken the place of the previous STAR benchmarks we used the last two years)
9: 9:45 a.m. PTO meeting in school cafeteria
14: 1:35-3:20 p.m. Parent-Teacher conferences (12:50 dismissal)
15: 5:30-9:00 p.m Parent-Teacher conferences (12:50 dismissal)
16: 1:35-3:20 p.m. Parent-Teacher conferences (12:50 dismissal)
17: 5:30-9:00 p.m Parent-Teacher conferences (12:50 dismissal)
17: 7 p.m. Board meeting at Cambridge Park School
18: Student Council School Spirit Day: Wear Red, White, and Blue
21: No School: Martin Luther King Jr. Day
24: Google Safety & Security parent session in Lloyd Road media center 7p.m.
28: 7 p.m Board meeting at Cliffwood School
28: PTO Box Tops collection begins
Students of the Month!
Congratulations to our Students of the Month for November! It is always a pleasure eating lunch with all of you and getting the chance to talk more. The selected students were as follows:
Gavin Veres, Sophia Colavito, Hannah Ali, Diana Carmona, Maxwell Comi, Catharine Merlo, Amelia Irizarry, Gianna Shenfield, Kayla Estrada, Erin Roarke, CJ Rodriguez, Michelle Javier Marroquin
Rylie Signorile, Saige Berkowitz, Sophia Bumbico, Chase Vendemia, Roziah Davis, Isabella Ramirez, Emmanuel Fosu, Chanel Landers, Olivia Leyva, Hunter Smith, Max Ivers, Ella Marsh, Charlotte Kowalsky, Mariya Phipps
January 14-17 Parent Teacher Conferences
Dismissal parking and pick up safety reminders
Parent Portal Updates
As we enter the new year please make sure to update all your contact information on the Parent Portal so we have the most up to date emergency contact names, numbers, and email addresses.
You can access the Portal at the following web address: http://fridayparentportal.com/matawanaberdeen.
We urge parents/guardians to log into the Portal to verify the following information is up to date and accurate:
- Phone numbers
- Emails addresses
- Emergency contacts: add new contacts or update information. If you need to delete any contacts, please send a note to the main office with the information. Requests must be made in writing with details.
If you can't find your log-in information, please contact the main office at (732) 705-5700, or email email@example.com.
A brief bulleted summary of the main points of the policy are:
- There are now only 5 reasons the state recognizes to be counted as excused absences.
(see the letter for those reasons)
- Our student information system, Realtime, generates letters automatically at 4,8,12,16, 20 and 24 absences.
-The attendance reminder letters are then mailed home. We try and keep track of certain situations that we have been made aware of that may have affected a student's attendance such as days off for a death in the family, chronic health condition, etc. However, the letters may still be sent home depending on the overall number of absences.
- As is noted in the district letter, the school counselors, special services case managers or administration do call home to check in on higher absences.
- In person meetings are then set up for absences around 8-10 absences depending on any known circumstances.
-In person meetings will be needed especially for situations where a student has had excessive absences over multiple years showing a pattern.
Weather Closings or Delays
Closing and Delay Details
It is important to plan ahead in case we do have inclement weather that causes either a delayed opening, early closing or full closing.
If we have any kind of emergency closing a robo-call will go out to all families to the phone numbers listed on the parent portal as ones parents want to receive calls on. Many times an email blast will also go out with the detailed information so it is important to keep updated emails in the parent portal as well. Lastly, the district website can also be checked as an alert message will usually be posted. The school hours for emergency closings are included below but they can also be accessed any time on our website through the following link: https://www.marsd.org/Page/436
Math Olympiad Contest #2 Top Scorers
Continental Math Contest # 2 Top Scorers
Perfect score: C. Brussel
Top scores: S. David, J. Gan, R. Hart, D. Murray, A. Cali, O. Mahnken, N. Eckert, N. Romero, L. Woodcock, M. Opoku-Mensah, D. Busch
Top scores: D. Casillas, B. Morales, M. Klinger, M. McCabe
Troop 318 Pajama Drive
Troop 318 Pajama Drive
Troop 318 is collecting new pajamas for children in need through the end of January. Please help a child stay warm and cozy this holiday season.
You can drop off items at the Lloyd road school drop box outside the main office. All kid sizes accepted.
Please contact Claudia at firstname.lastname@example.org or text at 917-674-3339 with any questions.
Girl Scout Troop #1334 Pets For Vets Supply Drive
Girl Scout Troop #1334 will be helping the non-profit organization called 'Pets for Vets' collect dog and cat food (canned or dry) and/or supplies (leashes, collars, toys, all sizes) at Lloyd Road School.
Pets for Vets is non-profit organization that matches up veterans in need of the love and bond of a pet. They provide the matching animal through local shelters and will help give that veteran the supplies that we collect to help send them off on their new life together.
Donations can be dropped at a collection box outside of the main office through the month of January.