Stafford Schools Monthly Newsletter
It is a very festive time of year here and both students and staff are buzzing with holiday excitement as they move throughout the halls in each of our schools. I am proud of everything students and staff have accomplished in 2022 and I cannot wait to see what 2023 has in store.
As a reminder, Friday, December 23rd is an early dismissal day and we will return from winter break on Monday, January 2nd. I hope you have a wonderful and safe holiday season. May the New Year bring you happiness and good health.
George J. Chidiac
Superintendent of Schools
FRONT OF THE CLASS: NOVEMBER HIGHLIGHTS
OXYCOCUS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Oxycocus opened the month with Community Helper Week. The Stafford Township Police Department, Stafford Fire Department, and EMS came to the building to show their vehicles and talk to the students about what they do. The students dressed as various community helpers throughout the week while parents sent video clips of their jobs. Students also learned about the change of seasons, the fall, and Thanksgiving themed lessons.
RONALD L. MEINDERS PRIMARY LEARNING CENTER
PLC started the month of November by honoring our military. The staff and students wore red, white and blue and completed lessons that focused on the importance of our military. PLC also celebrated World Kindness Day. This is a day that promotes the importance of being kind to each other, to yourself, and to the world.
OCEAN ACRES ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Ms. Redling, from the Intermediate School, taught our cafeteria playground assistants the Heimlich maneuver. The 50th Day of School was celebrated with the staff and students dressing in their best Greaser and Doo Wop attire. The month ended with staff participating in a staff choice certified staff meeting.
MCKINLEY AVENUE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
For a short month, November was full of activity for the McKinley Mustangs! First marking period report cards were issued and parents/guardians had the opportunity to meet with staff in traditional fashion. Thanksgiving break was here before we knew it and the Mustangs had time to enjoy their family and friends and reflect on all that we are thankful for.