Weekly Family Updates
Week of November 27, 2023
A Message From Mrs. Barousse
East Greenwich Families - Whether you're traveling out of town or staying home, I am wishing you and your families a safe and happy Thanksgiving! This year, I am thankful that I get to work in a community that is a dedicated and caring as East Greenwich. Enjoy your short break! Please see the list below for many schoolwide holiday events to come:
- November 23 and 24: NO SCHOOL - THANKSGIVING BREAK
- November 25 : Home & School Turkey Trot, 9:00 AM
- November 29 : East Greenwich Tree Lighting at Thompson Family Park, 6:00-8:00 PM
- December 5: EGTSD and EGTPD Holiday Family Night @ SMS, 6:00-7:30 PM
- December 12: Samuel Mickle Chorus Concert, 7:00 PM
- December 19: Samuel Mickle Sixth Grade Band Concert, 7:00 PM
- December 22: 12:55 PM Student Dismissal
- December 23-January 1: NO SCHOOL - WINTER BREAK
- January 2: School resumes after winter break
As of now, all students should have received their Chromebook, charger, and case. If your student loses or damages their device, please reach out to Shaun Bailey, Director of Technology, as soon as possible so the Technology Department can work with families on arranging payment for repairs. His email is: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Chromebook Protection Plan: If purchasing, please make checks out to the Samuel Mickle School or East Greenwich Township School District. If you already purchased the 4-year plan, please fill out the form and make a note "Already purchased the 4-year plan" on it.
Attendance: If your child is absent or going to be late, please remember to notify the school by calling the attendance line. The school number is 856-423-0412. Press 2 for the Samuel Mickle School. Then, press 1 for the Attendance Line.
Thought for the Week
"Nothing you wear is more important than your smile." - Connie Stevens
Home & School Association Happenings
Our Family Sixers Game is Back!
The 76ers are excited to host EGHSA against the Sacramento Kings on January 12th.
By purchasing a ticket through this link, you will have access to:
- Discounted 76ers vs. Kings Tickets
- (1) 76ers Foam Finger sponsored by Rush Order Tees
- Early Entry to Pre-Game Warmups
After you complete the simple checkout process, make sure to share your personal link with family & friends. Invite them to join so they can get in on the fun and have a great time at the game!
Tickets cannot be resold. The barcodes will not register on third party websites and we are not responsible for any penalty fees incurred with attempt to resale.
For more information or questions please contact
Account Executive, 76ers
Flyers Fundraising Games
Hockey Fan? Flyers Fan?? Get your Flyers tickets through H&S!
Please use the link below to order discounted Flyers tickets for the ENTIRE season. As a reminder, the promo code is: HORNETS
$5 from each ticket will go back to EG H&S. Check back often as more tickets will continue to be added!
Disney on Ice tickets are now available!!
Grab your friends and your tickets to our much awaited Disney on Ice Magic in the Stars School Fundraiser! Tickets are now live!
Please use the link below to get your discounted Disney on Ice tickets for all 18 shows. Dates are from December 26th through January 1st! As a reminder, our promo code is: HORNETS
Have an idea or event? Want to get involved?
Fill out this form Interest in H&S Volunteering or
send us an email: Homeandschool@eastgreenwich.k12.nj.us
Character Education and SEL
"PERSEVERANCE" character dare choice boards will be due on January 3rd.
November Fun Facts
Did You Know....
Where did November come from?
Novem is the Latin word for 9. But wait, isn’t November the 11th month? Interestingly, before January and February were added to the calendar, November was the 9th month. Instead of changing November to Unidecimber (Latin for 11), they kept the name.
Giving thanks in November
In the US, November is perhaps best known for Thanksgiving. Since 1621, the fourth Thursday in November has served as a holiday to gather with friends and family and give thanks for the blessings in our lives and also eat the incredible food reaped from the fall harvest. That’s 400 years of turkeys!
The space dog takes flight
The first living creature in space was not a human, but a Russian dog named Laika. It all happened on November 3rd, 1957 when Russia launched Sputnik II into space with Laika on board. The sad part of the story is that the trip was one way.
Let’s finish off with a few cool November facts. Two of the most popular toys were first released in November, the board game Monopoly (1935) and the Easy-Bake Oven (1963).