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Week of January 31, 2022

* Our students and staff had a great week highlighting a "Week of Kindness," emphasizing a daily focus on demonstrating kindness, spirit days, and an assembly. A big thank you goes to all the students for spreading kindness throughout the week and for all of the kind words, artwork, and notes that I received!

* Just in time for Valentine’s Day, the EG Home &School Association is having a Devour Desserts fundraiser featuring Do-It-Yourself Fondue Kits! Orders are due February 1st. Click on the link for more information and to order! https://bit.ly/3GUQNCn.

* Thank you to Samuel Mickle teacher, Ms. Macaluso, and the Special Education Parent Advisory Committee (SEPAC) for hosting a valuable session for community members on strategies for implementing executive functioning development. You can view the presentation slides here.

* If your child is missing a sweatshirt, jacket, hats, or gloves, please remind them to check our lost-and-found. Students are encouraged to check the table located in the main atrium outside of the library for any any items that they may be missing.

* Our next whole-school incentive is hat day! Please continue to reinforce positive character and conduct with your child and we look forward to announcing when our Buzz Buck bin is full!

* February 2 marks the mid-point of the 2nd Trimester. Progress reports will become available in the Parent Portal on Wednesday, February 9.

* National Wear Red Day is held annually on the first Friday of February, American Heart Month, in efforts to raise awareness about cardiovascular disease and heart health. On this day, the nation comes together to ignite a wave of red from coast to coast. Please join us in wearing RED on Friday, February 4 in efforts to make a "go red commitment" for heart health.

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"Life's most persistent and important question is, 'What are you doing for others?' "

– Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

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EG Spirit Wear

It may be cold outside, but you can stay warm with spirit wear while saving big on items like hoodies, jackets and blankets! Save 15% sitewide with code: BUNDLEUP. This offer will run through January 31st. There is also free shipping on all orders over $100. Shop Now.

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Character Corner


Our Buzzworthy Trait for January has been Perseverance. Students are focusing on developing the abilities to use our minds and bodies to overcome challenges. We look forward to recognizing students for demonstrating perseverance at our February 16 board of education meeting. Our next trait for the month of February will be Kindness.

Counselor Corner

Hello and welcome back to the Counselor's Corner! My name is Kristen Lombardo and I am your child’s school counselor. Our Annual Great Kindness Challenge was a success. The grade level that showed the most spirit throughout the week was 3rd Grade with 5th Grdae following closely behind. Thank you for all of your support with this challenge. In February we celebrate National School Counselors Week! Please click HERE to read more about the Role of your School Counselor in the East Greenwich Township School District.

This is the time of year we start setting goals for the new year. For this reason, I am working with all grade levels of growth mindset. We are spending time learning how to set goals. During these lessons we discuss that in order to have a goal it must be attainable, measurable, and that they must have a plan of how they will accomplish this goal. In third and fourth grade, we watched a short video and discussed the definition of goals and perseverance. We then set a goal for 2022. Our fifth and sixth graders watched a video called, “One Word”. They will be asked to choose one word they want to identify with in 2022. They will define the word, why it is important, and then list examples of how they will live that word this year. The classes will make a poster with their word on it that will hang in their classrooms as a reminder throughout the year. Please ask your students about their goal or their “one word”. If you are interested in checking out any of my lessons they are posted in my google classroom. All students have access to my google classroom.

I am available if you have any questions or concerns. It is important that we all work together. I can be reached by email at lombardok@eastgreenwich.k12.nj.us or by phone at (856)423-0412 ext. 1051. I look forward to working with you and your child.


Kristen Lombardo

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