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Week of February 28, 2022

* Next week, Mickle will be recognizing Read Across America Week! Please see the themed spirit days for the week below and view the week's slides here:

  • Monday - is Stop & Draw Day and a Spirit Day (wear your East Greenwich Field Day shirts)
  • Tuesday - is Wear your Words Day (any shirt with words on it)
  • Wednesday - is Silly (Mismatched) Socks Day
  • Thursday - is Pajama or Comfy Clothes Day
  • Friday - is Wear as Many Colors as You Can Day
Students will also be able to participate in a 5-week Blue Rocks Reading Challenge. Students must read 3 books, complete the flyer (which they will receive during Library class), and return it to Mrs. Ligameri by April 6th to receive one free upper box ticket!


* Spring Picture Day at Samuel Mickle is taking place Wednesday, March 2nd. Only individual pictures will be taken. Order forms were previously sent home with students and should be returned with them on picture day (3/2) if you chose to order pictures. Extra forms are available in the main office. This is a prepay event and payment is due on Picture Day. If you would like to preorder online, please place your order by clicking on the link below:

www.barksdalephoto.com

Online Passcode: 13580SG

Attachment: Spring Picture Day 2022.pdf

* On Thursday, March 3rd at 6:30 p.m. in the Kingsway High School Cafeteria, the Kingsway Stem Academy Program is organizing a STEAM night to get students interested in Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math. At no cost, the night will consist of engaging and interactive activities to get students introduced to the elements of STEAM, and light refreshments will be provided. All students are invited and they will be able to win prizes, participate in trivia, and learn STEAM in a fun way! Please complete this google form if interested in attending so that the Stem Academy has an estimate on numbers prior to Thursday evening.
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"Find the good. It's all around you. Find it, showcase it, and you'll start believing in it."

~ Jesse Owens

Mickle had a memorable "Twosday" this week on 2/22/22

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EG Spirit Wear

It may be cold outside, but you can stay warm with spirit wear while saving big on items like hoodies, jackets and blankets! There is also free shipping on all orders over $100. Shop Now.

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Character Corner

Buzzworthy

The Buzzworthy trait to focus on is Responsibility. Responsibility means you do the things you are supposed to do and accept the results of your actions.

Social Emotional Learning

Sanford Harmony: Unit 4

All grade levels will be taught Unit 4 from Sanford Harmony. This unit is designed to help students learn problem-solving skills. The goals are:

  • Identify constructive ways to resolve conflict.

  • Name conflict styles and learn the benefits and costs associated with each style.

  • Learn a step-by-step approach to successfully resolve interpersonal conflicts.


Grade 3 Home-School Connection

Grade 4 Home-School Connection

Grade 5/6 Home-School Connection

Character Dares

Since the family character dare was not shared last month, we have two challenges for the month of March. 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.
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Counselor Corner

Hello and welcome back to the Counselor's Corner! My name is Kristen Lombardo and I am your child’s school counselor. Our Annual Great Kindness Challenge was a success. The grade level that performed the most kind deeds was 4th grade. The grade level that showed the most spirit throughout the week was 3rd grade with 5th grade following closely behind. Thank you for all of your support with this challenge. In February, we celebrate National School Counselors Week! Please click HERE to read more about the Role of your School Counselor in the East Greenwich Township School District.


This is the time of year we start setting goals for the new year. For this reason, I am working with all grade levels on growth mindset. We are spending time learning how to set goals. During these lessons we discuss that in order to have a goal it must be attainable, measurable, and that they must have a plan of how they will accomplish this goal. In third and fourth grade, we watched a short video and discussed the definition of goals and perseverance. We then set a goal for 2022. Our fifth and sixth graders watched a video called, “One Word”. They will be asked to choose one word they want to identify with in 2022. They will define the word, why it is important, and then list examples of how they will live that word this year. The classes will make a poster with their word on it that will hang in their classrooms as a reminder throughout the year. Please ask your students about their goal or their “one word”. If you are interested in checking out any of my lessons they are posted in my google classroom. All students have access to my google classroom.


I am available if you have any questions or concerns. It is important that we all work together. I can be reached by email at lombardok@eastgreenwich.k12.nj.us or by phone at (856)423-0412 ext. 1051. I look forward to working with you and your child.


Kindly,

Kristen Lombardo


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