Sussex Avenue News That You Can Use

Principal's Corner

January 28th-February 1st

  • January 28th is a C day.

Looking Ahead

  • After School Clubs begin 2/11
  • Author Visit 2/13
  • Report Cards will be sent home 2/15

In honor of Dr. King, our quote last week was "If you can't fly, then run. If you can't run, then walk. If you can't walk, then crawl, but by all means, keep moving." ~ Martin Luther King Jr.

Remembering Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

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Leading up to and following the observance of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., students learned about Dr. King and his historical importance. Here is a peek at the various activities student engaged in.
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Literacy Night was a BLAST!

Literacy Night was a huge success. We had approximately 60 families participate in the various activities. Children and families participated in the climbing wall, rope, giant word sorts, Literacy Game Show, Literacy Escape Room, books swap, creation of a perpetual story, and student led read alouds.

Thank you to our teachers Ms. Amsallen, Ms. Rodriquez, Ms. Bowman, Ms. Folmar, Ms. Morriello, Ms. Kelly, Mr. Lewis, and Ms. Michel for organizing and helping to bring the activities to all.

Thank you to Bella T, Starla M, and Glenda for volunteering to be our read aloud readers and to the Grade 5 Quest students for their hard work in assisting with developing and running the activities; Peter M., Bella T., Gavin R., David S., Sonia M., Starla M., Tyler L., Chase H., Jack G., and Jacob B. Finally, a thank you to the MHS volunteers who came out to provide support, we couldn't have done it without you!

Missing their Owner!

We have several pairs of glasses that have been brought to the office. If your child is missing their glasses, please send them to check the office.
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Spring Testing

As visions of Spring and warm weather are on everyone's minds, I wanted to share our testing window to aid in Spring planning. Our testing window for the New Jersey Student Learning Assessments Schedule (formally PARCC) will be 4/30/19 - 5/31/19.

Students will have two unit session of ELA (90 minutes for grades 4/5, 75 minutes for grade 3) and three unit sessions (60 minutes each session for all grades) of math. Each unit will be conducted on separate days.

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Wellness Corner offers a guide that is updated monthly to help keep those with food allergies safe! Click the picture above to check it out.

This sight is a wonderful resources for classroom parties. We must be mindful of the students in the classroom who have allergies or dietary restrictions.

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Below are some excellent resources centered around Social & Emotional learning. The last article is a Parent's Resource Guide to fostering such important skills such as kindness, empathy, gratitude, resilience, perseverance, and focus or attention in our children.


I am happy to meet with any member of the community! Should you like to discuss questions, concerns, or any matter, please contact Ms. Melissa Johnson at 973-292-2250 ext. 6550 to schedule an appointment.