EVG's Biweekly Update
Building a Better World, One Student at a Time
Week of September 27, 2022
Dear EVG School Community,
I want to wish a Happy New Year to our families who celebrated Rosh Hashanah. I hope everyone enjoyed the beautiful weather this weekend. Thank you all for attending Back to School Night! The staff and I are looking forward to a great school year. Many exciting events are happening in the upcoming weeks. There is a PTO meeting this Wednesday night. Students in grades 4-6 will also begin to take the Start Strong Assessment. In addition, we will celebrate the Week of Respect during the first week in October. Please see the flyer below for more details.
Fall Picture Day will be held this year on October 11th. Order forms will be sent home in the upcoming days.
Below are a few reminders:
Arrival/Dismissal: To keep everyone safe at arrival and dismissal, please use the crosswalks staffed with crossing guards when crossing the street. Students may be dropped off at school starting at 7:40 am. There is no adult supervision before that time. Students are dismissed each day at 2:34 pm. The arrival and dismissal locations are listed below:
- Grade 3: Gym Doors on Russell Avenue
- Grade 4: Basketball Court
- Grades 5 and 6: Front Entrance on Undercliff Avenue
Nurse: If your child is going to be out sick or if you have any medical questions, please reach out to the school nurse, Mrs. Rachel Hall. Rhall@edgewaterschools.org or 201-945-4106 x 2217.
Mrs. Higgins, Principal
Important Upcoming Dates
September 28th: Zoom PTO Meeting (See below for link)
October 3rd-7th: Week of Respect (See flyer below for details)
October 5th: No School: Religious Observance
October 6th: Family Book Fair GW Gym 5-7pm
October 11th: Picture Day
October 12th: Early Dismissal Day 12:05 pm (Professional Development for Staff)
October 14th: Fire Prevention Week Assembly
October 19th: Coffee with the Principal @ 9:00 am
October 3rd-13th: Start Strong Assessment
- 3rd-4th: Grade 4
- 6th-7th: Grade 5
- 10th,12th, 13th: Grade 6
October 20th-21st: EVG School Book Fair
EVG Awarded A Grant
EVG was recently awarded a STEAM Grant from GCP Applied Technologies in North Bergen, New Jersey. The grant was used to purchase a set of 25 Choir Chime handbells valued at $1,600. These handbells will be used to teach musical intervals, scale degrees, musical notation, and acoustics, reinforcing creative skills that are vital to STEM careers.
Third Grade Writers
The third graders have been learning about biographies and autobiographies. After reading an example of a biography, students worked in pairs to think about questions they would ask if they were writing a biography.
Fourth Grade Scientists
Our fourth grade scientist took part in a Gummy Bear Experiment. They developed and tested hypostheses to see what happened to gummy bears when placed in several different solutions.
In Social Studies class, 5th graders used Scholastic News to discuss current events.
Hispanic Heritage Month
EVG celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15th to October 15th. Students will participate in different learning experiences and classroom read-alouds celebrating Hispanic Culture.
- Zoom: Wednesday, September 28 @ 7:30 PM
Meeting ID: 896 8387 6750
- Friday, September 30
- Student(s) to wear Blue and/or Gold (yellow works too). Prizes for most spirited class.
EVG Book Fair:
- Family Night (for both schools): Thursday October 6 from 5-7p @ GW Multi-Purpose Room
- In-School: Thursday, October 20 & Friday, October 21
- Volunteers Needed: A link will be sent home soon to sign-up
- In-School: Tuesday, October 11
Apex Fun Run at EVG: https://vimeo.com/575986137
- Kick-off & Fund-Raising Start: Tuesday, November 1
- Run: Tuesday, November 15
- Make Edgewater PTO your Amazon Smile choice. Go to smile.amazon.com and support Edgewater PTO. Our school receives a small percentage of every purchase.
Head to https://shoott.com/photoshoots/newjersey to book a Family Mini Photo Session and earn $20 for our schools by using PROMO CODE: EdgewaterPTO