Frog Pond School Newsletter 10/2018
Volume 18-19 Issue 2
Greetings Frog Pond Parents,
November is the perfect time of year to get outside and enjoy the chilly air and falling leaves. It’s a time when we vote, celebrate our Veterans and give thanks.
Frog Pond School is excited to host the 6th grade Veterans Day assembly this year. Our students will be interviewing Veterans from all branches of our military in preparation for this important celebration. The Lunch Buddy program is continuing this year and we have had a great response so far. Please visit our website or facebook page for the sign up link.
There will be an early dismissal day on November 21st and the district will be closed on November 22nd and 23rd for the Thanksgiving holiday. Fall parent/teacher conferences will be held on November 28th, 29th and 30th. This is a wonderful opportunity to meet with your child’s teacher to discuss their academic progress, ask questions or address concerns. I encourage every parent to attend if possible.
In closing, I would like to take this time to wish all of you a happy, healthy Thanksgiving holiday with family and friends.
Frog Pond School Principal
Little Egg Harbor School District Mission Statement
Through open and collaborative communication among students, staff, parents, and the community, the Little Egg Harbor School District will provide modern facilities that support a culture of high expectations for individual achievement for all students. Students and staff will practice the value of good stewardship of resources by maintaining a sustainable environment for learning. A robust system of support, intervention, and enrichment will include a diverse range of experiences through access to supportive technology, after school programs, township agencies, and health and wellness initiatives that encourages, institutes, and rewards lifelong learning in our students.I
The Board of Education
Little Egg Harbor Board of Education
Office of the Superintendent
307 Frog Pond Road
Little Egg Harbor, NJ 08087
Phone: 609-296-1719 ext. 1010
District Office Administrators
Dr. Melissa Mc Cooley, Superintendent of Schools
Nicholas Brown, School Business Administrator
Erin Lichtenwalner, Director of Special Services
John Acampora, Director of Curriculum/Instructional Services
Jacqueline Truzzolino, Director of Elementary Education
Board of Education Members
Mr. August Daleo, President
Mr. John V. Bellone, Vice President
Mr. James Becker, Board Member
Dr. Donald Gross, Board Member
Mr. Matthew G. Maleski, Board Member
Mr. Robert Montcrief, Board Member
Mrs. Martha "June" Palan, Board Member
New School Hours
Our new school hours are:
Any student arriving after 8:15 will be considered late.
October's Student of the Month
Positivity at the Pond
Frog Pond Kindness Wall
Mrs. Dancisin and Mrs. Mousaw Showing Their Kindness
Congratulations To Our Fire Safety Poster Contest Winners
Library "Grand" Event
Scholastic Book Fair
I’m excited to tell you about a very special program I’m coordinating at our school in conjunction with Crayola. It’s called Crayola ColorCycle – an amazing program devised to repurpose used markers rather than sending them to landfills!
The ColorCycle program has repurposed more than 70 tons of expended markers in the United States and Canada since 2013, and uses the most advanced plastic conversion technologies available today to make wax compounds for asphalt and roofing shingles as well as to generate electricity that can be used to heat homes, cook food, and power vehicles.
All around the Little Egg Harbor School District, students and teachers will be collecting used markers that are ready to be discarded. Please help support our efforts by sending your kids in with any used markers you may have around the house- even non-Crayola brands! Highlighters and dry erase markers can also be included. Drop-off boxes will be located around the school for your child to deposit the markers.
Thank you in advance for participating! With the help of parents like you across the country, the Crayola ColorCycle program can continue to keep tons of plastic out of landfills each year.
Remember, don’t throw out that used marker—ColorCycle it!
Green Team Member
Learn more at http://www.crayola.com/colorcycle
The students created Benham Discs in FP 5th grade STEAM. When it spins, the disc creates different colors
Click on link below to see the video. Why do you see colors on a black and white disc? Ask a 5th grader!!!
Thank you New Jersey Natural Gas for your Generous Donation of School Supplies!!
We Will Begin Collecting Bags October 15
WHAT TO RECYCLE FOR TREX PROGRAM
CASE OVERWRAP- (WATER BOTTLES, TOILET PAPER, PAPER TOWELS ETC.)
DRY CLEANING BAGS
NEWSPAPER SLEEVES (BAGS)
WOOD PELLET BAGS
ZIPLOC OR OTHER RECLOSABLE BAGS
BUBBLE WRAP/ PACKING AIR PILLOWS
CEREAL LINERS/ Bags
LDPE / HDPE FILMS
Bags Collected So Far!
Conduct On Buses
In view of the fact a bus is an extension of the classroom, the Board shall require children to conduct themselves on the bus in a manner consistent with established standards for classroom behavior. In cases when a child does not conduct himself/herself properly on a school bus, such instances are to be brought to the attention of the Building Principal or his/her designee. The bus driver will notify the Building Administrator by using a written Bus Incident Report.
Δ The first formal referral for misconduct on the school bus shall result in a warning letter being sent home. Further disciplinary action may be taken if warranted at this time.
Δ If a child is formally referred a second time for misconduct, the child may receive time in school detention, after school detention, in-school suspension, or a suspension from the bus. The length of the suspension time will be determined by the school administration. The third offense may result in a longer suspension of up to ten days.
Δ If the child continues to present disciplinary problems on the school bus, the Board of Education may consider revoking transportation privileges, via the school bus, for a determined period of time recommended by the Building Principal or his/her designee.
If, in the opinion of the school administrator or his/her designee, a child’s conduct seriously jeopardizes the health and safety of the school bus driver and pupils on the bus, the Building Principal or his/her designee may immediately suspend the said child.
When a child is suspended from the school bus, they will not be permitted to ride the regular bus, or the after school bus. It will be the responsibility of the parents to transport the child to and from school safely.
The Little Egg Harbor School District has immediate openings for substitutes. Be home when your children are home! Great way to earn extra money while you’re children are at school or if you are simply looking to supplement your income.
SUBSTITUTE INSTRUCTIONAL AIDES
SUBSTITUTE CAFETERIA PLAYGROUND AIDES
SUBSTITUTE MAINTENANCE WORKERS
For more information call 609-296-1719 extension 1018 or you can apply online at njschooljobs.com as we are going paperless.
Little Egg Harbor School District 2018-2019 Calendar
OUR "PTO" EVENTS
HERE IS A LIST OF EVENTS FOR THE 2018/2019 SCHOOL YEAR SO FAR:
November 16th – Designer Bag Bingo 6-8pm Frog Pond MPR
November 30th – Milk & Cookies with Santa 6-8pm Frog Pond MPR
December 3rd through December 7th – Holiday Shops January 25th 2019 – Family Science Night 6-8pm Frog Pond MPR
February 22nd – Candy Bar Bingo 6-8pm Frog Pond MPR
March 22nd 2019 – Spring Gift Basket Bingo, 6-8pm Frog Pond MPR
April 12th 2019 – Father/Daughter Dance, 6-8pm Frog Pond MPR
May 10th 2019 – Mother/Son Dance 6-8pm Frog Pond MPR
June 7th 2019 – Sixth Grade Dance 6-8pm Frog Pond MPR
OUR "LUNCH BUDDY" PROGRAM
Based on parent input, we will be continuing the Lunch Buddy Program for the 2018-2019 school year. If you would like to visit your child during his or her lunch period, here are the procedures:
● Use the links below to select an available time slot. These are limited due to space.
● Come into the main office on the day you have selected. A staff member will ask you to sign in and provide your driver’s license.
● If you are bringing in a lunch for yourself, please be aware of food allergies.
● If you have any questions, please contact your child’s building principal.
Sign Up Link:
YES WE CAN!