Field Notes

Indian Fields and Dayton School 4-5-19

Greetings From the Fields!


Welcome to the monthly Principal's Newsletter: Field Notes! We hope that you find this bi-monthly newsletter informative and entertaining. You can also find updated information on the web page and our Facebook Page. We value the partnership of our parents and open communication, so please feel free to contact teachers and administrators. We are looking forward to a fantastic 18-19 school year at Indian Fields and Dayton!

Warmest Regards,

April Gonzalez


IFDA School Musical The Little Mermaid: What a Hit!

The school production, as well as the evening performances, brought the audience "under the sea" into Ariel's world. WOW!


Ms. Ewaskiewicz and Ms. Kipnis inspired our young, budding artists. As Pablo Picasso said, "Every child is an artist." Students and teachers, thank you for the gift of art!

On Friday, April 5th, our 5th-grade students had the privilege of attending the Art Show.


Our PTO works in partnership with our school supports us in many ways. Recently, they provided us with a grant for a Sensory Path that children can use for brain breaks. What a wonderful gift for children!
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With the advent of spring, we are all set to conduct our next event, the Family Fitness Night, an evening full of action and liveliness. Please show us your dedicated support by signing up to volunteer. Do bring your enthusiasm to enjoy a fun-filled, energetic evening

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We encourage students to wear blue on Friday, April 12th and on Thursday, April 18th.

On Thursday, April 18th we will raise awareness by participating n the Bubbles 4 Autism event. Students will join together outside to show their support and acceptance for Autism by wearing blue and filling the air with bubbles.


Seasonal allergy symptoms have begun!!

Allergy symptoms include:

· Sneezing

· Nasal congestion

· Runny nose

· Itchy, watery, red eyes

· Itchy throat

· Coughing

· Headache

There is no real cure for seasonal allergies, but it is possible to relieve symptoms.

Don’t forget to administer medication, eye drops or nasal sprays before school if needed or prescribed by your physician.

*** We do not excuse students with allergies from participating in outdoor recess/ physical education.*** Please encourage students to wash their hands after going outside and avoid touching their eyes. If an alteration in the school day activities is necessary due to medical diagnosis, a written note from a physician with the diagnosis and specified period of time necessary for an alternation (start date and end date) is required. Please feel free to call me at 732-329-1043 ext. 3012 to discuss further if you have any questions.


We thank our nurse at Dayton, Ms. Ostroff, for her work with students and parents during Ms. Dowgin's absence. She truly made herself a part of our community and we wish her the best as she continues to substitute in our district.

Welcome Back Ms. Dowgin! Ms. Dowgin will return to Dayton and April 15th. We look forward to her rejoining the Indian Fields and Dayton School family.


Did you know that you can now report your child's absence through the Genesis Parent Portal? See this link for directions. This will be such a great tool to use! No need to call the school anymore!

¿Sabía que ahora puede reportar la ausencia de su hijo a través del Portal de Padres de Genesis? Vea este enlace para direcciones. ¡Esta será una gran herramienta para usar! ¡Ya no hay necesidad de llamar a la escuela!


4/8 PTO Meeting 6:00 pm

4/10 NJSLA Testing Grade 3 ELA

4/11 NJSLA Testing Grade 3 ELA

4/12 NJSLA Testing Grade 4 ELA

4/12 PTO Family Fitness Night

4/12 Wear Blue for Autism

4/15 NJSLA Testing Grade 4 ELA

4/15 Dental Visit Grades K-1

4/15 Educators of the Year-BOE Recognition

4/16 NJSLA Testing Grade 5 ELA

4/17 NJSLA Testing Grade 5 ELA

4/18 Bubbles for Autism - Wear Blue

4/18 Early Release Day - Spring Break Begins

4/19 - 4/26 No School - Spring Break

Indian Fields and Dayton School

The Indian Fields and Dayton School is home to approximately 670 students. Our mission is to educate all children by providing a safe, stimulating, respectful environment which promotes cognitive, social, emotional, artistic, and physical growth. The school will prepare children to have a positive attitude towards learning, to be responsible members of the community and to accept individual differences.