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Family Updates

Week of April 4, 2022

* Disabilities Awareness Week (April 4 - 8)

Next week, we will be furthering our understanding of, and celebrating, differences through Disabilities Awareness Week.

Monday - Superhero Day (wear a superhero costume or shirt)

Tuesday - Adaptive Clothing Day (wear comfy clothing without zippers or buttons)

Wednesday - Wear are All Different Day (wear your favorite color or wear rainbow)

Thursday - See the Able, Not the Label Day (wear funky shoes)

Friday - Bubbles for Autism Day (wear blue)


* New Website

The EG district and school websites have been updated with a new, modern design and improved accessibility features. Please be sure to check it out!


* District Strategic Plan Survey - Responses Needed

As we move forward in developing our district’s strategic plan, we ask for all stakeholders to complete the community survey by Monday, April 18th : Strategic Plan Stakeholder Survey - East Greenwich Township School District Your input is critical to the development of a strategic plan which accurately and thoughtfully reflects our community’s priorities.


Save the Date - Poem in Your Pocket

Poem in Your Pocket returns this year on Saturday, April 30th and Sunday, May 1st! Our librarians, Stacey Ligameri and Theresa Wordelmann are organizing this community event for our students to celebrate a love of poetry. More information is on the way soon.


* Home & School is excited to announce its 1st Annual Golf Outing on Monday, May 2nd! For information and to register, visit the Home & School Website.


* Save the Date - The Kingsway 7th Grade Orientation Night

The Kingsway orientation for our current 6th grade students (7th grade students at Kingsway next year) is planned to be held on Wednesday, May 18 at 6:30 p.m. More information to come as the date gets closer.

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Quote for the Week

“Your mind is a garden. Your thoughts are the seeds.

You can grow flowers or you can grow weeds.”

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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! There is also free shipping on all orders over $100. Shop Now.

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You can view each grade-level's school supply items and order directly from here. This is a great way to easily purchase all school supply items and benefit the Home & School Association at the same time!

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Character Corner

Buzzworthy

The Buzzworthy trait to focus on is Responsibility. Responsibility means you do the things you are supposed to do and accept the results of your actions.

Social Emotional Learning

Overview of April’s Lessons:


Abilities Awareness/Autism Awareness

Our district lessons will cover many different disabilities with the intent to spread acceptance and awareness.


Digital Citizenship

Grade 3 will be covering lesson 5 this month. Grades 4-6 will be covering lesson 5 and 6 this month. Lesson 5 focuses on cyberbullying and what to do when you see it. Lesson 6 focuses on fake news and media and how to spot it. Digital citizenship curriculum can be found on commonsense.org.

Resource for Family Engagement


Sanford Harmony

Grade 3 will be teaching lesson 5.1 from Sanford Harmony. This unit helps students develop peer relationship skills. Students will identify the qualities important to friendships, practice providing peers and classmates with support, and practice effective ways for handling bullying situations.

Home School Connection-Grade 3

Character Dares

Since the family character dare was not shared last month, we have two challenges for the month of March. The purpose of the Character Dare process is to build habits of character by offering consistent, practical ways to engage in the practice of these sometimes-abstract traits.
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Counselor Corner

Hello and welcome back to the Counselor's Corner! My name is Kristen Lombardo and I am your child’s school counselor. This month we celebrate Disability awareness week. Please click this link to learn about how our district will celebrate students' different abilities.


This month all of the grades will be exploring different career opportunities. They are doing this through various different computer programs. Sixth grade is taking the lesson a step further and doing a life budget. 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. If your child ever has a rough evening or morning please consider emailing me to let me know. I do not need specifics of the situation. If you just put “Handle With Care” in the subject line I can alert all of their teachers and check in with them sometime throughout the day. I will send you an email to let you know how things are going so you do not worry all day. I look forward to working with you and your child.


Kindly,

Kristen Lombardo


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