Lloyd Road School Newsletter

November/December 2018

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Monthly Dates to Remember

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


7-9:45 AM PTO Meeting

8-9-No School due to Teachers' Convention

12-15-PTO Thanksgiving Food Drive

14- 12:50 Dismissal

15- Marking Period 1 Ends

16- Marking Period 2 Begins

19- 7PM Child Assault Program Anti-Bullying Program Parent Meeting LRS Library

21- 12:50 Dismissal

21- SCHOOL SPIRIT Day: Wear school spirit wear

22-23- Thanksgiving Break

27-29- PTO Holiday Shop (see detailed class shopping schedule below)

28- Report cards open on the Portal

29- 7PM: Screenagers: Growing Up In The Digital Age viewing at MAMS

30- PTO Family Fun Night


6-7- PTO School Store during lunches

7- SCHOOL SPIRIT Day: Wear school spirit wear

13- 6:30 PM: Title 1 & ESL Parent Workshop at Cliffwood School

17- 7:00 PM: Board Meeting at Lloyd Road

19: PTO Winter Chill crafts and activities

21: 12:50 Dismissal to start Winter Break


2: School re-opens

Students of the Month!

Congratulations to our Students of the Month for September and October! September's character trait was RESPONSIBILITY and October's character trait was RESPECT. It is always a pleasure eating lunch with all of you and getting the chance to talk more. The selected students were as follows:


Grade 5:

Tiana Anderson, Kensington Noweski, Kayla Lin, LOgan Beebe, Cheyenne Margeotes, Michael White, Anand Prashad, Sethan Sanders, John Anthony Marroquin, Carissa Jiang, Sophia DiGregorio, Trevor Cole

Grade 4:

Rylee Carnovsky, Christina Tesi, Alyssa Vea, Rafael Herrera, Chloe Farrell, Elyssa Jamandron, Anthony Scarfone, Isabella DiStefano, Paitynn Cali, Tyler Baptiste, Jace Amedeo, Ariana Hernandez, Vivienne Tilis

October: RESPECT

Grade 5:

Fernando Rodelo, Joshua Patterson, Dylan Karlan, Francisco Ramirez, Brianna McCartin, Michael McCabe, Sara Gershner, Samantha She-Denney, Kelly O-Keefe, Nicolette Lisojo-Polimnei, Ruth Acosta, Mia Indelicato

Grade 4:

Pablo Juarez, Cayson Williams, Jonathan Younan, Antonio Fernandez, Kevin Rojas, Justin Gonzalez, Niya Phipps, Dean Cuiffo, FRank Reyes, Francesca Patino, Lexie Rae Gomez, Mackenzie Devlin, Avery Garr, Samantha Macchia



Thanksgiving Food Drive

Our annual PTO Thanksgiving Food Drive runs from November 12-15. Non-perishable food items can be dropped off or sent in with your child to be dropped off outside the main office.

Our Student Council is, once again, holding their one day turkey, ham, chicken, or lasagna collection on Friday, November 16. The drop off location is in the side parking lot near the playground side of the building between 9:00-9:30.

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Governor's Educator of the Year Program 2018-2019 (Nominations now being accepted)

The Matawan-Aberdeen Regional School District is proud to announce that we will once again participate in the New Jersey Department of Education Governor’s Educator of the Year Program (GEOY). This celebratory program integrates the Teacher of the Year Program with the Governor’s Teacher/Educational Services Professional Recognition Program to continue to recognize our state’s best teachers and educational services professionals.

Do you know an educator who is dedicated, inspiring, and making a difference? If so, please take the time to recommend this person for the Governor’s Educator of the Year Program by completing this nomination form template and returning it to the building principal by the specified deadline. Administrators, staff members, students, parents and community members are encouraged to participate.

Levels of Recognition: The selection process begins by nominating one teacher and one educational services professional from each school. The two recipients from each school will be recognized by the County Office of Education, and teacher nominees can vie for the chance to compete for county, state and national recognition.

You will find the supporting documents for participating in the program, including the GEOY Nomination Form and the program Eligibility Criteria through this link to the district's website where the documents are located.

GEOY forms click here.

The GEOY nomination form is provided in MS Word format for your convenience. As noted, all nomination forms must be submitted to the building principal by Wednesday December 19, 2018.

How Does Growing Up In The Digital Age Affect Teenagers?

On November 29th at 7PM at MAMS there will be a community screening of SCREENAGERS.


Are you watching kids scroll through life, with their rapid-fire thumbs and a six-second attention span? Physician and filmmaker Delaney Ruston saw that with her own kids and learned that the average kid spends 6.5 hours a day looking at screens. She wondered about the impact of all this time and about the friction occurring in homes and schools around negotiating screen time—friction she knew all too well.

In SCREENAGERS, as with her award-winning documentaries on mental health, Delaney takes a deeply personal approach as she probes into the vulnerable corners of family life, including her own, to explore struggles over social media, video games, academics and internet addiction. Through poignant, and unexpectedly funny stories, along with surprising insights from authors, psychologists, and brain scientists, SCREENAGERS reveals how tech time impacts kids’ development and offers solutions on how adults can empower kids to best navigate the digital world and find balance.

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Nurse's Corner:

Please take time to review the dangers of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning as the cold weather has arrived and our heating units have more use.
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Guidance Corner:

Child Assault Prevention (CAP) Network Anti-Bullying Program Comes to Lloyd Road

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PTO News:

Holiday Shop

Tuesday, November 27 to Thursday November 29 the PTO will be running the Holiday Shop during school hours so students can purchase gifts for their loved ones. Items will cost between $2.00 and $10.00. Volunteers are needed for set up Monday December 4th at 4pm and to run the event Tuesday through Thursday. Any time you have to spare is appreciated! Please contact Michelle Hintenach at lloydrdprez@gmail.com with questions or to volunteer.

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