The Wildcat Weekly

Volume 1 Issue 12

November 19, 2021

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Calendar of Events

Monday, November 22 CAP Parent Virtual Workshop @ 6:30pm

Tuesday, November 23 Student Picture Retake Day

Wednesday, November 24 Early Dismissal: Thanksgiving Recess

Thu, Nov 25-Fri, Nov 26 No School: Thanksgiving Recess

Mon, Nov 29-Tue, Nov 30 CAP program: Gr 2, 4, & 6

Saturday, December 4 Sergeantsville Tractor Parade & Tree Lighting Ceremony @ 5pm (tractors gather @ 4:15 at DTS)

Tuesday, December 7 Last Day of 1st Trimester

Wednesday, December 8 DTS Strategic Planning Meeting 7pm @ PAR; 1st Day of 2nd Trimester

Thursday, December 16 DTS Holiday Concert @ 7pm

Tuesday, December 21 BOE Meeting 7pm @ Performing Arts Room

Thursday, December 23 Early Dismissal: Winter Recess

Fri, Dec 24-Sun, Jan 2 No School: Winter Recess

Monday, January 3 DTS Classes resume; BOE Reorganization Meeting 7pm @ Performing Arts Room

Sunday, January 16 PiE Family Roller Skating Night 6:30pm @ Frenchtown Roller Rink

Monday, January 17 No School: Martin Luther King Jr Day

Tuesday, January 18 BOE Meeting 7pm @ Performing Arts Room

Wednesday, January 19 PiE Meeting 7pm @ Performing Arts Room

No Newsletter next week due to shortened week!

Message from Mr. Lipson


I wish you all a Happy and Healthy Thanksgiving! Enjoy your time together with family and friends.


On behalf of the staff here at DTS, thank you for entrusting us with your wonderful children!

Child Assault Prevention Program

New Jersey Child Assault Prevention (NJ CAP) is a statewide community based prevention program. With a motto “All Children Deserve to be Safe, Strong and Free”, the CAP program seeks to reduce children’s vulnerability to abuse, neglect and bullying by providing comprehensive prevention workshops sponsored by the NJ Department of Children and Families.


Students in Grades 2, 4, and 6 at Delaware Township School will be participating in this program.


The program has three components:


  • a parent workshop on Monday, November 22 @6:30pm (virtual: Zoom info in the linked letter below).
  • a teacher/staff in service (will be held during our faculty meeting on 11/22)
  • Individual classroom workshops for children in grades 2, 4, & 6 on 11/29-11/30


Please click here for more detailed information.


**If for some reason you choose to deny your child permission to attend this workshop, you must notify his/her classroom teacher in writing by Wednesday, November 24, 2021.**

Governor's Educator of the Year

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Do you know a classroom teacher AND educational services professional who is dedicated, inspiring, and making a difference? If so, please take the time to recommend these people for the NJ Department of Education Governor’s Educator of the Year!


Please fill out and submit the attached nomination form by Fri, Nov 26. If you have any questions, feel free to contact Mr. Lipson slipson@dtsk8nj.org

Holiday Hands

We will be collecting gifts to donate to the Holiday Hands program through the

United Way of Hunterdon County. Please see below for more information.

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PiE (Partners in Education) is an all-volunteer, community organization that supports enrichment opportunities for school age residents in the community of Delaware Township. Check out our website to learn more and get involved (www.dtspie.com)!


Upcoming PiE activities


  • Our meetings this year will be 1/19/22, 2/16/22, 3/16/22, 4/27/22 & 5/18/22.
  • PiE’s anticipated Calendar of Events is on the website. Please take a look and if there is anything you’d like to help with, please reach out!!!


Ways to Support PiE


  • Program Fee: This allows PiE to only do passive fundraising and not burden parents with multiple fundraising volunteer hours or financial asks throughout the year. This also went out in the First Day of School packet so thanks to those who have already sent their payments. If you haven’t, please send in as soon as possible.
  • Shoprite Gift Cards: When you purchase ShopRite gift cards through our program, 5% comes back to DTS PiE and you get the FULL FACE VALUE of the card. Link to more information.

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Holiday Concert Info


The Elementary & Middle School Band and Chorus Holiday concert is on Thursday, December 16th at 7pm on the gym stage. Please have your child arrive by 6:30pm for warm-ups. Our dress rehearsal will be the day before for our student body (NO special dress required for this performance).


Concert attire is white top and black bottoms for Thursday evening. Students may wear holiday ties and accessories. We are limiting capacity to two (2) guests per student in the program for this concert. We anticipate a video recording of this concert will be available to share at a future date.


Attention DTS music students ! The Downtown Sergeantsville Tree lighting and Petrucelli dedication is scheduled for Saturday, December 4th at 5pm. While this is an optional event, all singers, young and old are encouraged to attend, sing and spread some holiday cheer. Song sheets of popular holiday songs will be provided. This event will last approximately one hour and is a wonderful event that your youngsters can log community service hours for as well. Any questions concerning this event can be directed to gscialla@dtsk8nj.org.


Thank you in advance for your support of the music program. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us!


Sincerely,


Mrs. Gina Scialla & Mr. Philip Muratore

Vocal & Instrumental Music Teachers


gscialla@dtsk8nj.org or pmuratore@dtsk8nj.org

DTS Yearbooks

The 21-22 Yearbooks are now on sale! Please see below for more information.

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Child Vaccine Update

New Jersey children 5 through 11 years of age are eligible

to receive the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine.


Click here for more information.


The vaccines for ages 5-12 have been approved and the county is holding a clinic.



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November is Native American Heritage Month.


This month, we offer recognition for the significant contributions the first Americans made to the establishment and growth of the United States!


Click here for books your children could read this month!

DTS is hiring!

Delaware Township School District is seeking to fill the following vacancies:


  • Substitute teachers
  • Substitute Nurse
  • Part-time Paraprofessionals
  • Part-time Evening Custodian


Applying to be a substitute teacher is one way that our families

can be a tremendous support to our school!

Athletics Schedules

Delaware Township School is proud to offer many athletic opportunities

for students in Grades 5-8.

Click here for more information and grade level eligibility.


Below are our sports schedules for the Winter season.

Click on each sport for a schedule of games.

Maschio's Food Services

November Lunch Menu


Maschio's Food Services will be offering lunch to all DTS students at no cost

for the entire 2021-2022 school year. Please click here for more information.


Click here if you would like to add money to your child's account

for additional lunch or snack purchases.

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  • At the BOE meeting this past Tuesday, among other actions, the Board approved a resolution seeking project approval and a state subsidy for $1.2M in roof projects which would be undertaken next summer. In order to receive the aid, the projects must be approved by referendum which will tentatively take place in early March. The repairs are necessary for roof integrity and also to support the proposed solar panel project.
  • The Board also discussed the potential for an AV studio at DTS, which may be grant-funded, and approved an agreement with the Kingwood School District to share several child study team positions.
  • A summary of the District Strategic Planning session which was held on 11/15 can be found on the District website. The last session will be held on 12/8 – all are invited to participate in shaping the future for DTS.

The Green Team

What’s Going on with the Green Team


Planning on attending the Delaware Township holiday parade and tree lighting on December 4th? Before the parade (which is sponsored by the Delaware Township Recreation Commission) which starts at 5:00 at DTS, think about visiting the Learning Garden for some holiday photos! The garden and its pavilion will be sustainably decorated for the holidays and open for family photo shoots from 3:00-5:00, just prior to the start of the parade. We will have holiday beverages and treats, and members of the Green Team will be on hand to introduce themselves, and update visitors on the sustainability initiatives taking place at the school. Hope you’ll join us for all the day’s activities, starting in our festive outdoor garden!

Getting To Know You

Ever wonder which DTS staff member likes cheeseburgers and walks down the shore? Well now you're going to find out! Every week, we will spotlight a different DTS Staff Member and get to know him/her a little more!
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What's Happening Around Town?

Teen Co-ed Basketball and Volleyball - All skill levels are welcome. Everyone will be required to complete a waiver prior to participation. There are no activities when school events are scheduled and/or when school is closed for holidays, early dismissals, or inclement weather. Check www.dtsk8.org for a calendar of scheduled school closings. Each adult sport group should provide two contact names and phone numbers for notification in the case of an unexpected closing. Parents of participating teens must take turns chaperoning teen activities. If there are no chaperones, this activity will be cancelled. Please send contact names and phone numbers for adult activities and teen chaperones’ names and phone numbers to Brian Sulewski at 908-500-8981. Chaperone info must be provided prior to each scheduled Friday night.


Holiday Decorating Contest - The annual Holiday Decorating Contest continues this December! Be as bright, innovative, or traditional as you like. Great prizes awarded! Only amateur displays are eligible. Entrants must pre-register no later than December 8th by emailing deltwprec@gmail.com. Judging will take place on both Sunday, December 12th and Monday, December 13th nights. Please turn on lights between 6 and 9 p.m. If you live on a private road or down a long driveway and/or are not visible from the street, please clearly mark your driveway somehow so we can find you.

Note: Addresses for registrants will be posted on the Township website so that residents who are interested in a self-guided tour to appreciate the décor can participate. Winners’ names and addresses will also be posted on the website.

Grand Prize winners must wait 3 years before being eligible for this prize again. They can qualify for the other prize categories.


Seasonal Ice Skating Rink - Plans are in the works for the seasonal Ice Skating Rink. Check the Township website for updated information.

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DTAA Basketball

2021/2022 Basketball Registration is now open!

https://go.teamsnap.com/forms/291736

*Athletes will not be required to wear masks while playing.

*Spectators are required to wear masks while in schools/gyms in the league at all times.

*Sanitizer will be supplied to all head coaches to use as needed.…

Tentative Practice Schedule is as follows:

  • K-Clinic and 1/2 Clinics will be Saturday Mornings
  • Boys 3/4 and 5/6 on Tues/Thur Evenings
  • Boys 7/8 on Wed/Fri Evenings
  • Girls 3/4 and 5/6 Mon/Wed
  • Girls 7/8 TBD

Games on Weekends. Season will tentatively start in Late November/Early December and end in Early March. Final dates will be communicated after League Meeting. https://go.teamsnap.com/forms/291736

Newsletter Submission

The Wildcat Weekly is published every Friday.


In cases where it is a shortened week, the publication date may be adjusted.

If you would like something published in the newsletter, please email your submission to slipson@dtsk8nj.org by each Tuesday at 3:30pm. Please include the length of time you'd like your information to be in the newsletter.


All submissions must be approved by the school administration

before being included in the newsletter.