The General's Update

Your guide to DDE events & announcements: 1/1/2018

Happy New Year! We hope you've had a wonderful holiday break! We look forward to seeing you tomorrow, Generals!


Congratulations to Andrew Downey who won third place in December's Asbury Park Press Student Voices contest! His winning entry may be read here:

History Club

The DDE History Club had an incredible time at the New Jersey Vietnam Veterans' Memorial Museum and Educational Center!

Pocketbook Bingo!

Save the Date! Our 2nd Annual Pocketbook Bingo and Gift Auction is on Friday, February 2, 2018! Our awesome PTO already has amazing pocketbooks lined up! Special thanks to our sponsors (see below) who have signed on to help make this event fabulous! If you are interested in donating a gift basket for our gift basket auction, please see the following link:

This event sold out last year, and we anticipate another great turnout! If you'd like to purchase an ad in our event program, please see the following link:

Please see our registration form. Get your tickets before they sell out!

Standardized Testing

Please note this year's standardized testing dates:

  • PARCC: All grades - April 30-May 7, 2018
  • NJASK Science: Grade 8 - May 8, 2018

PTO Corner

  • Whenever you shop on Amazon, please use this link to go through AmazonSmile. A portion of each eligible sale will go to the Eisenhower Middle School PTO! Happy Shopping, Generals!
  • Our next PTO meeting is Thursday, January 11, 2018 @ 8:30am in the STEAM Center.
  • Our bagel sale is ongoing, and we are still in need of volunteers! If you have an hour in the morning, please email Jen Serluco, PTO President, at Prices are as follows: $3 for a bagel and a bottle of water; $2 for just a bagel; $1 for just a bottle of water.
  • If you are going to a wrestling match, basketball game, or to see the cheerleaders cheer, please consider selling concessions to help support the PTO. We're using (the leading online SignUp and reminder tool) to organize our upcoming SignUps. Here's how it works in 3 easy steps:

    1. Click this link to see our SignUps on
    2. Review the SignUps listed and choose the one(s) you like.
    3. Sign up! It's Easy - you will NOT need to register an account or keep a password on

    Note: does not share your email address with anyone. If you prefer not to use your email address, please contact PTO President, Jen Serluco, at and she will sign you up manually.
  • PTO questions?

Mark Your Calendar

  • Tuesday, January 2: Welcome Back!
  • Thursday, January 11: PTO Meeting, 8:30am, STEAM Center
  • Thursday, January 11: Early Dismissal - Parent Conferences
  • Monday, January 15: School Closed for Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
  • Wednesday, January 24: Early Dismissal - Parent Conferences
  • Wednesday, January 24: Chipotle Fundraiser, 4:00pm-8:00pm
  • Tuesday, January 30: Early Dismissal - Parent Conferences
  • Tuesday, January 30: 8th Grade Graduation Gown Orders Due to Jostens (information coming to you the week of January 2nd)
  • Friday, February 2: Pocketbook Bingo

Get Your Yearbook Before the Price Goes Up!

Please follow this link to order your yearbook! Current cost is $45/yearbook. The price is going up soon, so don't delay!

Important Links

Dwight D. Eisenhower Middle School

The mission statement of the Eisenhower Middle School is to encourage children to reach their unique potential and to empower them to become lifelong learners.