IntheLoop

3/26 @Lumberton Campus - Jermaine Kamau, Principal

Editor: Miss Debbie O'Brien "CARPE DIEM"

TRIP TO THE SKYZONE IS CANCELLED

Please note: the Skyzone trip planned for this Friday (March 27) has been cancelled.

QUOTES OF THE WEEK- William Shakespeare on Spring & Mr. Castellane on Maslow

"SPRING HATH PUT A SPIRIT OF YOUTH IN EVERY THING!" - William Shakespeare

MASLOW's HIERARCHY OF SCHOOL NEEDS - FOR CONSIDERATION OF ALL...

"What we do daily can be very difficult, that you show up daily to do it, is incredible." -

Mr. Castellane

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ESSAY CONTEST- PHANATIC ABOUT LEARNING!

Sponsored by the Philadelphia Phillies and the NJEA, the topic of this contest is, "Phanatic About Learning". For this essay, students write a short essay about a teacher or educational support professional who makes learning fun. Essays should be no longer than 250 words. Three winners will be selected. Each winner, along with the school employee he/she writes about and their families, will be guests of the NJEA and the Phillies at the Sunday, September 13th Phillies home game against the Chicago Cubs.

There's more: the winners and their guests will enjoy a pre-game tent party including food and beverages. Each student AND the school employee they write about will receive ten tickets to the game and the pre-game party!

One grand prize winner will also win one pep rally with the Phanatic and Phillies ball girls at their school on May 21, 2015!

If your students are interested, please give the essay to Miss O'Brien by April 15th. She will forward our entries to the judges. The essay winner will receive a phone call by May 1st!

5 Things you should Know


  1. PARCC testing continues now through March 27th!

  2. This Monday and Tuesday from 2:30 to 3:05 we will be holding the "Daily Debrief" in the MPR. Put your ideas on the agenda utilizing Google docs (see staff emails for help).

  3. This Wednesday (March 25) is early dismissal for students, with an in-service for staff. Teachers will attend an in-service training on dyslexia at the Burlington County Library Auditorium from 1:30pm to 3:05pm. Assistants will remain at Lumberton Campus for other training.

  4. Don't forget to place your Easter pie orders! See details below! This Friday is the LAST DAY to order a pie. No exceptions.

It's POSITIVE-ly Spring here at Lumberton Campus!

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How Spanky Lost His Voice: Last Chance High (Episode 3)

Last Chance High (Video Discussion Series) CAUTION: EXPLICIT LANGUAGE
How Spanky Lost His Voice: Last Chance High (Episode 3)

On Chicago's West Side, there is a school for the city's most at-risk youth — the Moses Montefiore Academy. Most of the students at Montefiore have been kicked out of other schools for aggressive behavior, and many have been diagnosed with emotional disorders.

What do you see as the most important ideas from this episode?


What are your critical reactions after watching?


In what ways does this school remind you of Lumberton?

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Spring Into Action!

Mr. Charry, Ms. Sharp and Chay'la Page "sprang" into action and created this beautiful bulletin board! Great job guys!

April 2 is Autism Awareness Day!

Wear blue in support of Autism Awareness Day on April 2!

Around Campus this Week...

PE News with Mr. White

Students must be level 3 or above to spectate!

Games begin at 10am!

The practice schedule will be Capital and the Core Basketball Team practicing on Tuesday and Wednesday. The Core will practice during 6th period on Tuesday and Wednesday and Capital will practice during 2nd and 3rd period on Tuesday and Wednesday. The game will be played at 10:00 on Thursday. Teachers make sure students know not to show up and unless they are eligible thank you.

Health Watch with Nurse Rowe

The next Biggest Loser session has begun, and runs to March 25th. Easter break starts April 3rd. The days will be warm and we can no longer hide behind coats and fleece.

There will be 11 weigh ins. We’re going to try something a little different next time. I am asking each person to pay $11 up front. This will cover you losing or staying the same each of the 11 weeks. If you happen to gain you will need to pay an additional $.

Also.....

Today is Kick Butts Day, our annual day of youth activism! And it's a special one: We're celebrating 20 years of kicking butts! At more than 1,000 events across the U.S. and beyond, young people are taking a stand and telling Big Tobacco that they're #NotAReplacement

for the people its products kill.

Here are two ways you can join them:

1. Watch and share this video about how the industry is still targeting kids:

2. Make and share your own #NotAReplacement "selfie statement."
Since 1996, dedicated advocates have organized more than 20,000 Kick Butts Day events to educate their schools and communities and advocate for policies to prevent kids from smoking and protect everyone from secondhand smoke.

A lot has changed during the past 20 years, and we’ve made great strides in fighting Big Tobacco. But as our new report shows, the industry is still seeking replacements, and there's still a lot of work to do.

It will be no easy task - but together, we can make the next generation tobacco-free.

Culinary Corner

Soups – cream of spinach

Beef vegetable

Salad – ratatouille with fresh mozzarella

Tuesday – spring pasta over egg noodles

Wednesday – roast beef with mashed potatoes and mixed garden veggies

Thursday – split chicken breast with veggies over rice

Friday – baked ziti


Closed march 30 –april 13


ALSO AT SMITTY's- THE EASTER PIE SALE!!!! PLACE YOUR ORDERS NOW!

Deadline to place orders IS THIS FRIDAY, MARCH 27TH, 2015, NO EXCEPTIONS! - Print and complete the Pie Order Form. (Please get your orders in as early as possible.) This fundraiser benefits our student activity fund (not to mention the fact that it's delicious!)

Return the Pie Order Form with payment to the Main Office.

Pick Up Date: April, 1 or 2, 2015

Mr. Morris' History Haven

HISTORY IS ALL AROUND US…What is this “March” and where did it come from

March starts on the same day of the week as November, AND March ends on the same day of the week as June EVERY YEAR (check your calendar)

The name March comes from Latin Martius, the first month of the earliest Roman calendar until 153 B.C.E. It was named for Mars, the Roman god of war and the guardian of agriculture. He is an ancestor of the Roman people through his sons Romulus and Remus. Martius was the beginning of the season for both farming and warfare.

NEW YEAR’S- March 1 began the year in Russia until late 15th century. Great Britain and colonies continued to use March until 1752, then adopted the Gregorian calendar (When WE were their colony). Many other cultures and religions still celebrate the beginning of the New Year in March.

March's birthstones are aquamarine and bloodstone. These stones symbolize courage. (Courage, of course, the month is named after a god of war

Spanish Spotlight with Ms. Sanders

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Incredible Art!

For this project, all students in each Spanish class gained an understanding about African influence in Latin America. The classes studied various art forms, including these examples of Afro-Cuban art. Each student selected a piece of authentic art from various Cuban artists, and presented their own interpretation of the piece. The results? Increible!

SLE UPDATES WITH MS. MANGUS

For your information the following students are on the SLE program.

Maleek Moody – Working Tuesday and Thursday

Nestali Pena-Camila- Monday, Tuesday, Wedesday and Friday

Lynnea Reading has been hired and are now training at ShopRite! Way to Go!


CONGRATULATIONS TO JUSTIN DOW AND ZHAEERAH NICHOLS ON GAINING EMPLOYMENT! ORIENTATION IS THIS SATURDAY! WAY TO GO GUYS!


Kaeira Seawright will be working today ( 3-24-15) . As you know she has been approved for SLE, this will be her first SLE day. I do not have a regular schedule for her, Shop Rite is working with me to give her what they can. I will keep you posted from week to week.

Also Byron Clayborne has been working since October and doing a wonderful job at Shop Rite. They are considering moving him from CSA to stock in one of the departments. Congrats to Byron

If you have any questions please ask, I will be sending updates weekly.

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Celebrate Women's History Month

Principal Jermaine Kamau

March is Women's Heritage Month. We recognize that without the support of women like grandmothers, mothers, aunts sisters, etc. we could not have made it. Their support is invaluable. Many of my teachers growing up were women who served as positive role models for me and my peers. Let's honor them not only through recognition but also by the way we acknowledge and respect their contributions to our communities, nation and the world abroad.

3-2-1 ASSESSMENT TOOL

Struggling to help your students? Help is here! See below: