Frog Pond School Newsletter 12/2017
Volume 17-18 Issue 4
Seasons Greetings Frog Pond Families,
It’s hard to believe that it is already December and we are nearing the end of 2017. The holiday season is one of my favorite times of year. There is a chill in air, a possibility of snow, and everyone seems a little friendlier as the holiday spirit takes hold.
Here at the Frog Pond School our students and staff are excited as well. Our students will be shopping at the PTO Holiday Shop during the week of December 4th. Drama club will have their performance on December 7th and our winter concert will be held on December 14th. Classroom holiday parties are being planned and our 3rd annual door decorating contest will soon be underway. I realize that it all sounds like fun and games, but let me assure you that our students are working hard and doing a great job. I am pleased to announce that several of our teachers are piloting new instructional programs in science and language arts and we are adopting a new health program schoolwide. Our teachers are committed to ensuring every student is engaged and participating in daily lessons.
Please enjoy a restful winter break. I wish all of you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy Healthy New Year!
Frog Pond School Principal
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
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
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
Gina M. Frasca, President
August Daleo, Vice President
James Becker, Member
Dr. Donald Gross, Member
Matthew G. Maleski, Member
Robert Moncrief, Member
June Palan, Member
FROG POND ELEMENTARY SCHOOL GOOD EGG'S!!!
OUR BOARD OF EDUCATION DECEMBER MEETING DATE IS AS FOLLOWS:
Monday, December 18, 2017
MEETING STARTS AT 6:00 PM
SCHOOL BUS SAFETY
While the law requires the school district to furnish transportation, it does not relieve parents of students from the responsibility of supervision until such time the child boards the bus in the morning and after the child leaves the bus at the end of the day. The law (18A:25-2) does give persons in authority over pupils the right to hold the pupils accountable for disorderly conduct on the way to and from school.
In view of the fact a bus is an extension of the classroom, the Board shall require children to conduct themselves on the bus in a manner consistent with established standards for classroom behavior. In cases when a child does not conduct himself/herself properly on a school bus, such instances are to be brought to the attention of the Building Principal or his/her designee. The bus driver will notify the Building Administrator by using a written Bus Incident Report.
Δ The first formal referral for misconduct on the school bus shall result in a warning letter being sent home. Further disciplinary action may be taken if warranted at this time.
Δ If a child is formally referred a second time for misconduct, the child may receive time in school detention, after school detention, in-school suspension, or a suspension from the bus. The length of the suspension time will be determined by the school administration. The third offense may result in a longer suspension of up to ten days.
Δ If the child continues to present disciplinary problems on the school bus, the Board of Education may consider revoking transportation privileges, via the school bus, for a determined period of time recommended by the Building Principal or his/her designee.
If, in the opinion of the school administrator or his/her designee, a child’s conduct seriously jeopardizes the health and safety of the school bus driver and pupils on the bus, the Building Principal or his/her designee may immediately suspend the said child.
When a child is suspended from the school bus, they will not be permitted to ride the regular bus, or the after school bus. It will be the responsibility of the parents to transport the child to and from school safely.
OUR THANKFUL TREE
TIS THE SEASON TO BE THANKFUL...
CHECK FOR OUR AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMS!
The Frog Pond Elementary School has designed an After School Program to offer free activities to students of all ages. Some local organizations have agreed to donate their time and expertise in order provide fun experiences for our students. These programs will take place throughout the school year from 3:00-4:00.
DECEMBER LIBRARY PICKS
Kindergarten thru 2nd Grade
3RD GRADE THRU 6TH GRADE
OUR LUNCH MENUS ARE POSTED
- Lunch Menus Now Posted @www.lehsd.nutrislice.com/
- Did you know if your child is approved for Free or Reduced Lunch They Get Free or Reduced Breakfast?
Please Fill Out Online @ https://mealapp.lunchtimesoftware.net
Or full price breakfast is only $.75. All our items are Whole Grain & Low in Fat
Regular Price ~ $0.75 Reduced ~ $0.25
Includes Milk, Fruit, or 100% Fruit Juice
Mini Maple or Strawberry Pancakes or Chocolate Chip Muffin
Maple Waffle or
Egg & Cheese on a Bagel
Warm Apple Bites or
Egg & Cheese on a Bagel
Warm Cinnamon Roll or
Egg & Cheese on a Bagel
Warm Apple or Cherry Frudel or
Warm Maple French Toast
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.
SUBSTITUTE INSTRUCTIONAL AIDES
SUBSTITUTE CAFETERIA PLAYGROUND AIDES
SUBSTITUTE MAINTENANCE WORKERS
For more information call 609-296-1719 extension 1018 or you can download an application and substitute information on our school website www.lehsd.k12.nj.us click on district then click on substitute process.
Congratulations to our Students of the Month
Kindergarten - Kaylee Loomis
1st Grade - Emma Tice
2nd Grade - Nia'Moni Peace
3rd Grade - Emily Caravano & Steven Seaman
4th Grade - Kuelvin Valencia
5th Grade - Jillian Becker
6th Grade - Ava Slinchak
DECEMBER VOLUNTEER OF THE MONTH
A NOTE FROM OUR SCHOOL NURSE LIZ FENDLER, BA,RN,CSN-NJ
ATTENTION PARENTS OF KINDERGARTEN & 1ST GRADE STUDENTS
We are asking for donations of clothing for our Kindergarten and 1st Grade Students. In particular, we are in need of all sizes of "new" underwear and gently used pants, all sizes for both boys and girls. Your help would be greatly appreciated!
Keeping your child safe and clean!
NEED A BOOK? TAKE IT "OFF THE SHELF" !
2017-2018 BABYSITTER FORM
LITTLE EGG HARBOR SCHOOL DISTRICT 2017-2018 CALENDAR
OUR "PTO" EVENTS
HERE IS A LIST OF EVENTS FOR THE 2017/2018 SCHOOL YEAR SO FAR:
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, 06/01/18 – 6th Grade Dance – 6pm
OUR NEW "LUNCH BUDDY" PROGRAM
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:
YES WE CAN!