Sussex Avenue News That You Can Use

Principal's Corner

Principal's Message

We had such a fun and exciting week! The children enjoyed our whole school assembly, "The Ned Show." It was great to have an assembly reinforce the work of we've been doing in the classroom/building on developing a Growth Mindset and the Power of Yet.

We had a great Week of Respect and showed our spirit! The students were so excited to celebrate each of our themed days while engaging in different ways to be respectful community members.

Save the date: Sussex Halloween Parade is scheduled for Thursday, October 31st at 9:15 a.m.

Have a great week!

Week of October 14th - October 18th

  • October 14th is a B day
  • October 17th- Family Fun Night

  • Looking Ahead:

    • October 25th- Spirit Day
    • October 31st- Halloween Parade 9:15 a.m.
    • November 4th & 6th- Parent/Teacher Conferences
    • November 5th- Election Day- School Closed
    • November 12th- 14th Book Fair
    • November 22nd- Spirit Day
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Sussex Avenue Home School Association (HSA) E-Blast!

For this week's HSA e-blast click here.

Quote of the Week

This week's quote was This week's quote is "When you are kind to others, it not only changes you, it changes the world." -Harold Kushner

Students spend time discussing this quote throughout the week. They discuss what they believe it means, why they believe the person said it. Finally they reflect on these questions and determine how they can apply it to their lives.

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Meet Mrs. Daly- 5th Grade

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What do you love about working at Sussex?

I love what I do. Every day I get a chance to make a positive impact on the life of a child.

What are some of your hobbies/passions?

Music (Playing piano, guitar, flute), history, reading

Favorite life quotes.

"We must do the things we think we cannot do." - Eleanor Roosevelt

Role Models

Teachers I've learned from throughout the years

Meet Mr. Urgino- Music

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What do you love about working at Sussex?

The staff

What are some of your hobbies/passions?

hiking, travel, photography, history

Favorite life quotes.

"It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye." - Antoine de Saint-Exupery (from his book, "The Little Prince")

Role Models

Dietrich Bonhoeffer; Martin Luther King, Jr.

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Nurse's Corner

For many families, Nurse Ruta tended to your child/children as they passed through Sussex Avenue School. I wish her continued success as she begins her journey at Morristown High School. Her eight years of dedication to Sussex Avenue School students and staff is greatly appreciated.

Please join me in welcoming Mrs. Bellomo to the Sussex Avenue School team! I am confident she will continue to provide high levels of care at Sussex.


I am happy to meet with any member of the community! Should you like to discuss questions, concerns, or any matter, please contact Ms. Melissa Johnson at 973-292-2250 ext. 6550 to schedule an appointment.
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