Weekly Wrap-Up #26

Benedict A. Cucinella Elementary School

“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more you learn, the more places you’ll go.”— Dr. Seuss

Week 26: Cucinella celebrated Read Across America last week with many fun filled spirit days. Photos to follow below. Besides the fun spirit days, the teachers focused on instilling a love of reading with our students by having lots of fun reading centered activities throughout the week. All in all, it was a great celebration of reading. A special shout out to Mrs. Dawn Mackenzie for all of her hard work organizing the many events around Cucinella last week!

Looking Ahead:

Monday, March 6th- Rare Disease Awareness Day- Wear blue, green, pink, purple, or zebra patterns, all colors that represent the rare disease movement.

Tuesday, March 7th- Community Forum with Dr. Turnamian @ FKS 7:00PM

Monday, March 13th- School Spirit Day

Thursday, March 16th- Yoga with Mrs. Postigo

Friday, March 17th- School Spirit Day- Wear Green

Monday, March 20th- PTO General Meeting 7:00PM

March 27-March 31 Spring Break- School is closed

RELATED ARTS SCHEDULE: Monday starts our Related Arts schedule on a DAY 5.

Have a great week,

Christopher Perruso

Read Across America at Cucinella


PickUp Patrol has been in effect since early November and we are very happy with the positive feedback we have been receiving from the parent community. As the year progress, we have been slowly integrating all the capabilities this program provides us with.

The next step of integration is we now exclusively use PickUp Patrol for recording your child's absences. Please click here to review how to use the program to record absences.

The absence line which was previously used to record absences has now been disconnected.

Our secretaries and nurse are no longer checking phone messages for absences. This information is now handled exclusively through the PickUp Patrol app. We appreciate your patience and understanding as we continue to integrate this new attendance management system.

All of our parents and guardians should have received a "Welcome" email with details on how to download the app and set up your account. If you have not received an email, please check your SPAM folder. If you can not find the Welcome email, please contact our school secretaries and ask for a new one to be resent.

If you have not downloaded the app or set up your account yet, please do so as soon as possible.

Click here for more information about Pickup Patrol

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the secretaries, Mrs. Deanna Dargel or Mrs. Boomi Varathrajan.

Donation From the Heart Community Project

The Kindergarten team would like to thank everyone who helped support this worthwhile fundraiser. We were able to collect a lot of food and supplies for families in need within our Long Valley Community. Thanks again for the support!

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Yoga with Mrs. Postigo!

Join us on Thursday, March 16th for two relaxing and fun sessions practicing different yoga poses and mindfulness techniques. This unique fundraising event will benefit our school's Music and Art programs as well as our collective wellness! This is a FREE EVENT, but donations to support the Music and Art program will be greatly appreciated (cash or check to BAC PTO).

March 16th

5:20 PM and 7:00 PM

Location: BAC Cafetorium

For more information click here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1OOTSyW98YFSw4vwN6NX6MOixh229N2_H/view?usp=sharing

To sign up: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdil668axXji_5lVQxhkwu-A8h1fng0oUqm7vpmuuXmGAxFFw/viewform?usp=sf_link


EMAIL MRS. POSTIGO WITH QUESTIONS: tpostigo@wtschools.org

Kindergarten Registration for 2023-2024 School Year

It's that time of year! We are looking to get our incoming Kindergarten students registered for the 2023-2024 school year. If you have a child who will be five years old on or before October 1st, 2023, please register for kindergarten. Early registration allows us to plan for the appropriate class size for the upcoming school year. We are hoping to have students registered by February 18th. Please follow this LINK to register your child for Kindergarten. More information can be found on the BAC Home Page. If you need assistance, please contact the Main Office at 908-850-3161.

Lost and Found

The lost and found is housed directly outside of the Main Office, and we are happy to help students if they are looking for something in particular. Thanks again to Mrs. Inskeep for keeping this updated and accurate. Please take a minute and check out the collection and see if any items belong to your child. https://www.facebook.com/cucinella.lostandfound.1/

Nellie's News Flash

Click here to get a copy of the newest issue of Cucinella's PTO's "Nellie's News Flash".