Frog Pond School Newsletter 10/2018

Volume 18-19 Issue 2

Mr. Troy Henderson, Principal

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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.


Sincerely,


Troy Henderson


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

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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

Fax: 609-296-3225


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:

Student Drop-Off-8:05

Dismissal-3:05

Any student arriving after 8:15 will be considered late.

October's Student of the Month

Frank Ellwood, Eric Kobilnyk, Jillian Becker, and John Browne
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Positivity at the Pond

Students and Staff share their hope

Frog Pond Kindness Wall

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Mrs. Dancisin and Mrs. Mousaw Showing Their Kindness

Spirit Week!

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Congratulations To Our Fire Safety Poster Contest Winners

Fourth Grade:

Arim Savich

Sibylla Acosta

Landon Alleman


Fifth Grade:

Cadence Bogart

Luz Negrete

Jayda Quigley


Sixth Grade:

Elianna Meola

Anthony Jardine

Luke Schwab

Library "Grand" Event

Student's Grandparents came in for lunch and to do some shopping at our Book Fair. The Students and their Grandparents loved this event!

Scholastic Book Fair

Our Scholastic book fair was a success!! Thank you to all our visiting grandparents, parents, community members, and most of all or volunteers!! Our volunteers came in to help our shoppers, made our pencil pull, made some amazing decorations, and refill our shelves! We were able to purchase $245.63 worth of new books for our library with your pencil pull donations! Scholastic will match those donations and send books to a needy school in our country. Schools that lost their libraries due to natural disasters are supported by your donations as well as providing new books for your school library! Thank you!
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Dear Parents,

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!

Sincerely,

Trina Reigelman

Energy Manager

Green Team Member

Learn more at http://www.crayola.com/colorcycle

Steam News


The students created Benham Discs in FP 5th grade STEAM. When it spins, the disc creates different colors
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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

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WHAT TO RECYCLE FOR TREX PROGRAM

GROCERY BAGS

BREAD BAGS

CASE OVERWRAP- (WATER BOTTLES, TOILET PAPER, PAPER TOWELS ETC.)

DRY CLEANING BAGS

NEWSPAPER SLEEVES (BAGS)

ICE BAGS

WOOD PELLET BAGS

ZIPLOC OR OTHER RECLOSABLE BAGS

PRODUCE BAGS

BUBBLE WRAP/ PACKING AIR PILLOWS

SALT BAGS

CEREAL LINERS/ Bags

LDPE / HDPE FILMS

Bags Collected So Far!

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Conduct On Buses

While the law requires the school district to furnish transportation, it does not relieve parents of students from the responsibility of supervision until such time the child boards the bus in the morning and after the child leaves the bus at the end of the day. The law (18A:25-2) does give persons in authority over pupils the right to hold the pupils accountable for disorderly conduct on the way to and from school.

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.

Consequences

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.

Employment Opportunities

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 NURSES

SUBSTITUTE TEACHERS

SUBSTITUTE INSTRUCTIONAL AIDES

SUBSTITUTE CAFETERIA PLAYGROUND AIDES

SUBSTITUTE CUSTODIANS

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

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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

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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:

http://signup.com/go/eTrKAqv

YES WE CAN!

Thank you for reading our Newsletter! We hope you enjoyed it!

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