Lloyd Road School Newsletter

October 2016


Welcome to Lloyd Road's first Newsletter of the school year! In it you will find recaps of recent events, upcoming events, and important information from our staff. Please note that detailed information on upcoming events can still be found in the Lloyd Road Virtual Backpack.

Rio Math Olympics!

Lloyd Road students competed in the RIO MATH OLYMPICS.

They were challenged with 20 problems using the ORDER OF OPERATIONS. Congratulations to our winners!

Counselor News:

Week of Respect

On October 5th the students attended an assembly focusing on character education and anti-bullying. The interactive assembly lead by Josh Drean helped the students to further understand the concepts of bullying, empathy, and kindness. Josh reinforced Lloyd Road’s Random Acts of Kindness program, encouraging students to be kind to each other simply because it’s the right thing to do. The students were engaged and excited about the message and have continued to carry it out on a daily basis!


Mrs. Baker

School Counselor and Anti-Bullying Specialist

Fire Prevention Week

October 9th - October 15th

On October 17th and 18th, The Aberdeen Fire Department brought a fire truck and smokehouse simulator for each class to visit to learn about fire prevention and safety. This is a great reminder for all of us to check that we have smoke detectors in our homes and that they are working also. The fire department said that they can provide a smoke detector for any family who may not have a smoke detector and needs one. Either contact the fire department directly.

Halloween Parade/Festivities:

Lloyd's Halloween Parade will take place on Monday, October 31st, starting at 1:40 p.m. Information is as follows:

Where: Students will exit out of the side doors into the Lloyd Road side parking lot, turn right, walk on the front driveway toward the playground, wrap around the playground, and walk back down the main driveway to re-enter the same side doors. It is not a very long parade but still enjoyable for the students.

Class snacks: Appropriate snacks/treats for classrooms will be communicated by your child’s teacher since each class’ needs may be different based on allergies or not. Please note the special notice from our nurse in this newsletter.

Any parent that may have signed up to help with a classroom party does need to stop by the office to sign in if they will be in the classroom.

Costume reminder for students that choose to participate in the parade and dress up in a costume: We do allow students to wear their costumes to school. If a costume is worn to school it has to be comfortable and one that the child can still learn in and not distract themselves or others. If a costume is brought to school to be changed into, please make it easy for your child to change into it. Costumes should also not be violent in nature, revealing, or include weapons. Students who have masks as part of their costume can wear it during the parade.

Nurse's Corner:

Birthday Celebrations: Snacks/Treats

Please note the following information for birthday celebration food items/treats:

Pre packaged snacks are to be sent in and delivered in their original package, with ingredients listing intact. By law, the ingredients are listed on every package, and allergy causing ingredients are noted.

DUNKIN DONUTS will not verify their product is allergen free, therefore they will not be accepted in classrooms with any allergy children.

Mrs. Pruess

School Nurse

Upcoming Events:

You can find detailed information on these events in our Lloyd Road School Virtual Backpack.

  • 10/7 - 10/28: Project Funway Entries must be submitted
  • 10/21: Matawan-Aberdeen Boys Travel Basketball Tryouts (Grade 5), MAMS
  • 10/17-10/18: Aberdeen Fire Dept. Smokehouse Visit
  • 10/17: After School Homework Club Begins
  • 10/19: PTO Jerry's T's Fall Fundraiser Money Due
  • 10/23: Matawan's Dog Nite Out, Terhune Park
  • 10/28: Halloween Dance, 7-9 p.m.
  • 10/29: Matawan Rec Halloween Trunk or Treat
  • 10/28: Student of the Month Lunches
  • 10/31: Halloween Parade, 1:40-2 p.m.

Upcoming November Dates:

  • 11/8: Picture Makeup Day
  • 11/8 - 11/9: PTO School Store
  • 11/10 - 11/11: NJEA Convention (Schools Closed)
  • 11/14 - 11/18: PTO Dry Goods Food Drive
  • 11/15: First Marking Period Ends