Weekly Wrap Up

Benedict A. Cucinella School 5/20/2022

Week 31:

May has certainly been a busy month here at Cucinella! And things don't look to be calming down anytime soon!

This past week, we continued with our NJSLA testing in grades 3-5 with the Math section. Grades 3 & 4 have completed the testing, and make ups for any students who has been absent for portions of the test will continue this coming week. Our fifth graders will be taking the Science portion of the NJSLA this week, Tuesday through Thursday. Please continue to have your students charge their chromebooks nightly in preparation for the assessment.

Please take a look below at the MANY activities and events that are coming up in the next month!

Looking Ahead:

Monday-Friday, May 23-27 - Specials Days 3-2

Monday, May 23rd - Super Hero Day - Let your inner Super Hero shine!

Monday, May 23rd- Planting Day for our Courtyard Garden 4:00pm

Monday, May 23rd - PTO Meeting in-person -BAC Cafetorium - 7pm (Rescheduled from 5/16)

Tuesday - Thursday, May 24th -26th - NJSLA Science Grade 5

Tuesday, May 24th - Spring Music Concerts continue - (please see the link for details)

Tuesday, May 24th - ARTs Rageous - at BAC 6:30-8:00 - more information is below!

Thursday, May 26th - TAG Night of the Notables - 6:00pm BAC Cafetorium

Monday, May 30th - NO SCHOOL - Memorial Day!

Tuesday, May 31st - Thursday, June 2nd - MAP Testing - Grades 1-5

Friday, June 3rd - Grade 5 LVMS Picnic

Monday & Tuesday, June 6th -7th - Kindergarten Roundup/Parent Orientation

Thursday, June 9th - Field Day K-2

Thursday, June 9th - 5th Grade Instrumental Concert - 7:00pm

Friday, June 10th - Field Day 3-5

Wishing you a wonderful weekend enjoying this beautiful weather,

Melissa Keiser

PTO Happenings:

The Cucinella PTO has some wonderful things happening! Check out the PTO Friday Folder for all of the PTO events.

Friday Folder:


Please see below for additional updates:

Next General Membership Meeting (RESCHEDULED):

Monday, May 23rd @7pm


Our next meeting we will be hosting elections. If you are a current or prospective board member or interested in voting you should attend!!!

School Spirit Day

Monday, June 14th

Courtyard Garden Family Planting Day and Flower Donations

We will be planting our pollinator gardens on Monday! Please consider volunteering your time to help us on Monday, May 23rd at 4pm. (Rain Dates 5/24 and 5/26)

Not available to volunteer, but would like to help? There are also slots available to donate flowers that are needed to fill the space. Donations can be dropped off Sunday, May 22 to 4 Lois Court Hackettstown.


Thank you for considering!

School Supply Kits

School supply kits are now available for sale for the 2022-2023 school year! Your last date to purchase is Thursday, June 16th. Follow the link and directions to order your supply’s today that will be delivered to your child’s classroom in the new school year. For any questions please contact Sarah VanBeuzekom or Jaime Bergen. Thank you!

EPI School Kit Ordering Instructions:


Extra Yearbooks for Sale

There are a limited number of softcover 2022-2023 yearbooks available for sale. If you are interested in purchasing a copy please contact Sarah at Sarah.E.Cipolletti@gmail.com A copy will be reserved for your child upon receipt of a check made payable to the Cucinella PTO in the amount of $18. Yearbooks will be distributed the last week of school.

Fifth Grade Celebration Collection

Attention 5th Grade Parents:

If you are interested in donating to the Fifth Grade Celebration you may do so here:


Thank you for considering!

Outdoor Structure Committee Recruitment

Help wanted!

We are recruiting a team of volunteers to begin the planning process of our outdoor structure. Email contact@cucinellapto.org for more information!

Spring Picnic

The Spring Picnic is making a return to Cucinella! The picnic is scheduled for Friday, June 10th from 5-8pm (rain or shine)

Sign Up to attend using the MemberHub link below and take a look at where you can help us using the Sign Up Genius link.

Spring Picnic MemberHub RSVP: https://cucinellapto.memberhub.com/store/items/712535

Spring Picnic Volunteer/Donation Sign Up:

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/508084fadaa28a31-spring For any other questions send an email to Sarah.E.Cipolletti@gmail.com

Thank you!

Hershey Park Tickets

Hershey Park tickets have arrived and will be sent home soon! We also have a limited number of tickets still available for sale. Tickets are $39.95. If you are interested in purchasing please contact Melissa Cervenka at MelissCervenk@gmail.com

PTO Memberships 2022-2023 School Year

PTO Memberships for the 2022-2023 School Year are now available! Follow the MemberHub link below to pay for a Family or Staff Membership. We are looking forward to another fantastic year!


Thank you!

Have a great weekend, Cucinella! You R.O.C.K.!