Lloyd Road School Newsletter

February 2019

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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.


February


4: January Student of the Month lunches for PERSEVERANCE character trait

6-7: PTO school store during lunches

7: ESL and Title 1 Parent Night at Lloyd Road 6:30 p.m.

8: PTO Valentine's decoration poster contest entries due (see flyer below)

8: PTO Winter dance 7-8:30 p.m. First 250 to send in a permission slip can attend.

11: Report cards open on the portal

11: McTeacher night at Aberdeen McDonalds 5-8 p.m. (see flyer below)

(Not a drop off as parent supervision is needed)

13: PTO meeting at 9:45 a.m. in the cafeteria

14: Happy Valentine's Day

15: Matawan Aberdeen Babe Ruth baseball registration closes (see flyer below)

15: Aberdeen Matawan Girls softball registration closes (see flyer below)

18: Presidents' Day: No School


March


8: No school: Teacher in-service

19-20: PTO school store during lunches

20: PTO meeting at 9:30 in the cafeteria

27-29: PTO Book Fair

29: PTO Family fun night

Students of the Month!

Congratulations to our Students of the Month for December and January! It is always a pleasure eating lunch with all of you and getting the chance to talk more. The selected students were as follows:


December:


Grade 5:

Khushi Patel, Desmond Smith, Aubrie McMullan, Colin Reitman, Jannah Meshal, Lucas Mandeville, Jaden Cunningham, Katie Tiernan, Emerson Foley, LIndsay Kennedy, Aiden Lipari


Grade 4:

Salvatore LaBruzza, Chandini Prashad, Angelina Hicks, Hana Elbanna, Gabriela Marroquin, Mia Atienza-Yhap, Lauren Gambino, Destiny Lee, Dante Gregorio, Jacqueline Lee, Riley Luma, Jody Gan, Olyvia Mahnken, Jonathan Terrazas Barragan


January:


Grade 5:

Matthew Moscato, Camryn Brown, Gianna Napolitano, John Henry Kugel, Montana Hendriksen, Sophia Cote, Mariia Kriachko, Peyton Garry, Maryam Alli, Nene Konate, Fife Popoola


Grade 4:

Youstina Soliman, Destinee Scott, Jack Lorig, Michael Gizzi, Maylynn Vasquez, Kaylee Oropeza, Ava Schoener, Ja'Niya Gordan Anderson, Georgia Wieczorek, Arth Chaudhari, Jason Marriquin-Galan, Razia Quddus, Ryan Hart, Teagan Quinlan

The Lloyd Road School Student Council has been very busy this year. In December we had a Relay for Life Winter Wonderland Spirit Week and raised over $650. In January we had our Leukemia and Lymphoma Penny War and raised over $2000. The LRS Student Council Representatives work hard to help out the Matawan Aberdeen community, but the money raised towards cancer goes to all parts of the country.

In February the representatives will be selling Valentine Grams to raise money for the LRS student activity fund. They have hopes to buy recess equipment for those rainy day indoor recesses. Finally, on Monday, February 11th the teachers will be participating in the 3rd annual McTeacher Night at the Aberdeen McDonalds to continue raising money for the Relay for Life. Hope to see you all there!


Tracy Zwirko and Kristine Maniscalchi

LRS Student Council Advisers


Weather Closings or Delays

Closing and Delay Details

It is important to plan ahead in case we do have inclement weather that causes either a delayed opening, early closing or full closing.


If we have any kind of emergency closing a robo-call will go out to all families to the phone numbers listed on the parent portal as ones parents want to receive calls on. Many times an email blast will also go out with the detailed information so it is important to keep updated emails in the parent portal as well. Lastly, the district website can also be checked as an alert message will usually be posted. The school hours for emergency closings are included below but they can also be accessed any time on our website through the following link: https://www.marsd.org/Page/436

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Math Olympiad Contest #3 Top Scorers

Congratulations Niccolas Romero, Zain Elbanna, Allison Ulrich, Evelyn Juarez, and Sophia Robinson for having the top scores in the third Math Olympiad competition of the year!
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Continental Math Contest # 3 Top Scorers

Grade 4:


Lucas Woodcock, Niccolas Romero, Chelsey Sowah


Grade 5:


Benjamin Gries-Smith

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Beyond The Laces- Lead With Kindness Assembly

Lloyd Road Elementary School embraces kindness and encourages students to do their very best. With a school motto of “Never Less Than Our Best!”, what better way to spread the message than to host the authors of “Beyond the Laces”. Grade 4 enjoyed the visit by the authors on January 31st and Grade 5 on February 1st.


The authors bring to life the inspiration behind their stories and the the real meaning of being a hero. Students hear directly from the authors about their journey to create a book that spreads the message of kindness and respect. They share how some of the most important things in life is kindness, hard work and paying forward. This message directly supports and highlights the school’s emphasis on kindness and creating a culture of support and encouragement.
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School Attendance Procedures

Some questions have come up about the new attendance policy this year. The letter that is available on our school's website is copied below as a reference but for a full view click here.


A brief bulleted summary of the main points of the policy are:


- There are now only 5 reasons the state recognizes to be counted as excused absences.

(see the letter for those reasons)

- Our student information system, Realtime, generates letters automatically at 4,8,12,16, 20 and 24 absences.

-The attendance reminder letters are then mailed home. We try and keep track of certain situations that we have been made aware of that may have affected a student's attendance such as days off for a death in the family, chronic health condition, etc. However, the letters may still be sent home depending on the overall number of absences.

- As is noted in the district letter, the school counselors, special services case managers or administration do call home to check in on higher absences.

- In person meetings are then set up for absences around 8-10 absences depending on any known circumstances.

-In person meetings will be needed especially for situations where a student has had excessive absences over multiple years showing a pattern.

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