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Family Updates

Week of October 3, 2022

Notes for the Upcoming Week

Week of Respect (October 3 - 7)

  • Each year, New Jersey schools observe a "Week of Respect" during the week beginning with the first Monday in October. In association with the New Jersey Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights Act, the East Greenwich Township School District will be participating in our annual Week of Respect next week - October 3rd through October 7th. During the Week of Respect, our students and staff will participate in a variety of activities that highlight the importance of having respect for themselves, each other, our school, and surrounding communities. The week will contain age-appropriate instruction that focuses on preventing harassment, intimidation, and bullying. We are unified in our efforts to educate our students about acceptance, tolerance, and creating a caring community. The week will also consist of five spirit days to celebrate our unity and dedication to being safe, responsible, and respectful. Please view the Week of Respect spirit week flyer below, as well as note the school-wide spirit days for each day next week:
  • Monday - wear BLUE
  • Tuesday - wear TIE-DYE
  • Wednesday - wear PAJAMAS
  • Thursday - wear BLACK
  • Friday - wear GREEN and YELLOW

Book Fair

  • The evening Book Fair Family Night will held on Tuesday (10/4) from 4:00 - 7:30 p.m. in the Mickle Gym.

Mickle Field Day Shirts

We are excited and appreciative to announce that, once again, The EG Home and School Association will be purchasing each student in grades 3rd-6th a t-shirt to wear on Field Day, Field Trips, and on Spirit days. Please complete this Google form by Friday, October 14th. If you have children that are in more than one grade, please complete a separate form for each individual student that attends Samuel Mickle.

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Thought for the Week

“No one is perfect - That's why pencils have erasers."

- Wolfgang Riebe

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The Barousse Beat

Digital Citizenship and the Acceptable Use Policy

The internet has proven to be a powerful tool for children that allows them to utilize resources for educational purposes, connect with peers, and express themselves. However, despite its benefits, the internet and social media can be dangerous. The East Greenwich Internet Acceptable Use Policy outlines the importance of remaining safe online and the six conditions of being a good digital citizen. The Technology Department at Samuel Mickle, as well as the teachers and staff, are here to help you and your child navigate the technological waters. Just ask!

Read here for tips from the NJDOE on how to keep your child safe online.


Character Education and SEL

  • Our current Buzzworthy trait is Acceptance.

Character Dares

The purpose of the Character Dare process is to build habits of character by offering consistent, practical ways to engage in the practice of these sometimes-abstract traits. A weekly (and sometimes daily) exercise and check-in around something like kindness helps bring the character trait to life in our real relationships and provides a system for regular conversation and action.
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