It has been a very busy first month at Green!
Our students had the opportunity to participate in a number of meaningful programs, and we have more to come! We also have a number of upcoming events focused on parent engagement that we would love for you to be a part of. Continue reading below for more information!
Please remember that I am here to support the students however I can. I am available to meet if a student needs help or just wants to talk! Don't hesitate to reach out if I can support you in any way.
My website is updated regularly with links to resources and information!
Harassment, Intimidation, and Bullying - Parent Presentation
There were significant changes made to the HIB Law in the state of New Jersey that took effect this school year. Please join Mr. Bollette and Mrs. Stiles for an important presentation about the law, how we are working to reduce bullying, and how the recent updates could impact your family.
Please click here to RSVP for this event. A zoom link will be sent the day of the presentation to those who RSVP.
Bullying Prevention Month
October is National Bullying Prevention Month. We plan to recognize the month in a number of ways. We celebrated Week of Respect, and planned a number of activities for the students. We kicked the week off with an incredible anti-bullying BMX performance from Dialed Action Sports, which the students seemed thrilled about! Thank you to our brave teachers who volunteered to be part of the action! We also had a spirit week, and our Mustang Zone members assisted with a number of activities for both elementary and middle school students! Throughout the month, Mrs. Stiles will present the Bullying Prevention lessons to students, helping them learn how to recognize, report, and refuse bullying when they see it.
To close out the month, we are going to have an assembly brought to us by Box Out Bullying, a national touring organization which specializes in bullying prevention. The elementary students will learn more about what bullying is and isn't, with a focus on building empathy, all while participating in an interactive live theater performance. Middle school students will explore the severity of cyberbullying while focusing on the importance of being an upstander when we see bullying taking place.
Parents play a key role in helping to prevent and respond to bullying. For more information about what you can do to be part of the solution, go to stopbullying.gov for valuable resources.
Hidden in Plain Sight - Important Parent Program
Career Fair - Parent Volunteers Needed!
We are currently meeting during extended homeroom time on Tuesday mornings, and may add additional meeting times as the year progresses. All students in grades 6 - 8 are welcome to join! Please reach out to me (Mrs. Stiles) or Mr. Bollette with any questions!
Positive School Climate Summit
For more than 20 years, The Center for Prevention and Counseling has been hosting an in-person Middle School Summit. This year, The Summit will be in person for the first time since 2019, and we will be represented by twenty of our 7th and 8th grade students! This program makes a positive and lasting difference, as students learn the leadership skills and techniques to make their school safe and inclusive. Through the keynote presentations, messages from high school mentors as well discussions and hands-on activities, students are empowered to better understand the theme of “Together We Can Make A Difference” as our school works to reduce bullying, increase leadership, empathy, resilience and positive school climate.
Visits from Sussex Tech and Pope John
Pope John is hosting an open house on Wednesday, October 26th. To learn more about this event, click here.
Sussex Tech is hosting an open house on Thursday, October 27th. Sussex Tech is hosting its annual Tech Trek on November 19th. This is a day to expose 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students to Career and Technical Education. This event requires pre-registration, and spots do fill up quickly. Forms were sent to parents via email and were distributed to students in their homerooms. Here is a link to the registration form. Sussex Tech is currently accepting applications for the 2023 school year. You can learn more about the admissions process by clicking here.