Slackwood News

Friday, May 6, 2016


Sunday, May 8 - Happy Mother's Day

Slackwood Day at Trenton Thunder

Wednesday, May 11 - 2nd G trip to Jenkinsen's Aquarium

Did You Know.....

Each week I try to call out one thing about our school or staff that parents and students may not know...

The bottle cap Ocean Mural outside the Kindergarten modular was designed by Ms. Lee-You and Mrs. Schulman. Recycling of plastic helps to keep our environment safe and clean.

Slackwood's Annual Multicultural Dinner is a Blast

Slackwood sponsored it's annual Pot Luck MultiCultural Dinner on Friday, April 29. This is always one of my favorite events because Slackwood is so diverse and it is great to see all of our families here together. Once again, we had a great turn out with great food and lot's of happy families meeting together.

Fuel Up To Play 60 Touchdown Celebration

Thanks to Mrs. Jerez, Slackwood school will be represented at the Fuel Up To Play 60 Touchdown Celebration at the NovaCare Complex in Philadelphia, where the Eagles practice. Students participated in a contest to show how they eat healthy, exercise and live healthy lives. Here are the students that attended this great event and got chance to meet some of their favorite Eagles. They are:

Aimee Clark, Marcelo Tajiboy, Tammy Chou, Marcus Bethea

Diana Sak, Bobby Jerez, Shane Mitchell, Sri Varshini Ganesh Mohan

Kevin Dziewa, Rhidima Pandey, Brianna Screws, Carlos Gonzalez

Rhiddi Patel, Olivia Kaczynska, Vlado Nikolov

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Unveiling of “Project Ocean” May 5, 2016.

Slackwood Elementary School in Lawrence Township, New Jersey is proud to announce an outdoor bottle cap mosaic mural, displayed on the wall of the Slackwood School Kindergarten building at 2060 Princeton Pike, Lawrenceville New Jersey. The mural, entitled “Project Ocean”, has been made possible by a partnership with Home Depot of Ewing and the Slackwood Parent Teacher Organization.

This project concept was the idea of art teacher, Jill Lee You and speech therapist, Jill Schulman. The goal of this project was to enhance student awareness of harmful bottle caps in our oceans and the importance of recycling. Lee-You and Schulman worked with over 280 children from Slackwood Elementary School, from pre-k to 3rd grade, to create this bottle cap mural. Parents, families, and local community members collected bottle caps for over a year. All students participated in the creation of the mural, from drawing and painting to sorting the caps and finally learning how to use an electric drill to screw in the bottle caps.

The students learned about how they can create change. They learned the importance of reducing waste and minimizing environmental impact in our community. Recycling is something simple and easy that every adult and child can participate in within their communities, and globally, to help make a difference. Hopefully this project has empowered our young students to understand that their efforts can create change.

On May 5th, 2016 the unveiling of the mural will take place along with a presentation. A heartfelt thank you is owed to each of our talented student artists who participated in the creation of this project as well as our amazing Lawrenceville community that helped to recycle thousands of bottle caps. You have helped teach our future generation how they can continue to help our earth become a clean and beautiful place to live.

Mrs. Schulman and Ms. Lee-You spoke briefly about the mural and some of our students read Haiku Poems they wrote about conservation. Mrs. Schulman son produced a video that they shared at the celebration

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Healthy Birthday Treats

I have to say it just one more time...Please try to follow district health guidelines when sending in treats for your children. Guidelines say that we can not serve items where sugar is the first ingredient.

Each teacher celebrates birthdays differently and it's not our job to even celebrate but we try to acknowledge birthdays. I'm still seeing those store bought cupcakes with piled high icing coming in for student birthdays. We spend a lot of time teaching our students about healthy living practices and it is hard when we don't model these practices by giving them healthy snacks. Let's try to do better! Thank you!

Help us out with our STEM initiative!

Slackwood Represents and Celebrates

Each year Slackwood School participates in the township Memorial Day Parade. This year, the Township is celebrating the 75th Anniversary of Pearl Harbor and the 25th Anniversary of Desert Storm. If you are a Slackwoodian parent, grandparent or family member, we and the Township would like to recognize you during the parade. Please contact me at and we will make you part of this celebration.

Slackwood Elementary School

Slackwood is the oldest school in the Lawrence Township Public Schools. We provide education for students in grades PreK through third grade.