Mickle Messenger

Weekly Family Updates

Week of May 8, 2023

Notes for the Upcoming Week

*A Message From Mrs. Barousse

As we wrap up another great week at SMS, I would like to thank the Home and School for the beautiful luncheon they hosted for our staff on Tuesday in honor of Staff Appreciation Week! This week and next week will be full of sweet treats and fun surprises for our wonderful faculty and staff.

Next week is NJSLA testing. Here are a few important reminders to ensure your child is ready and prepared for test day:

  • Charge all Chromebook at home. There will be a limited number of devices available for students to borrow. If no devices are available for a student to borrow, the student will have to participate in a make-up session.
  • Be on time for school. Students cannot enter the classroom once the testing session has started. If late to school, the student will have to participate in a make-up session.
  • No electronic devices. This includes cell phones, smart watches, etc. All devices must be off and stored away for the duration of the testing session. Students may NOT use smart watches to keep track of time.

*NJSLA Dates to Remember

  • May 8th-12th: NJSLA ELA and Math & Make Ups (May 9th-12th)

  • May 15th-19th- NJSLA ELA and Math Make Ups & Grade 5 Science

*School Spirit Day

On Monday, May 8th, be sure to wear your Field Day t-shirts or green and yellow!

*5th Grade Luau Dance Party

The 5th grade dance will be held on Friday, May 12th from 7:00-8:30 PM in the SMS Cafeteria. A few reminders:

  • ALL students should be dropped off at the LGI doors
  • Students with the last name A-M will be picked up at the cafeteria door (left of the LGI doors)
  • Students with the last name N-Z will be picked up at the LGI doors.
  • Code of conduct and dress conduct will be strictly enforced
  • No electronic devices, including cell phones.
  • Students must be present at school on the day of the dance to attend

*Progress Reports

Will be available on Tuesday, May 9th.

*BOE Meeting - Buzzworthy

On Wednesday, May 10th, come out and celebrate our Buzzworthy recipients for the trait of "Integrity". The meeting is at 7:15 PM and will be held in the SMS Cafeteria. Congratulations to our winners!

*Home and School Communications

H&S will be sending a communication each week on Wednesdays at 6:00pm. Please be on the lookout!

*Parent Drop Off

Please have your students exit on the passenger side of the vehicle as a safety precaution. This allows your student to exit directly onto the sidewalk.


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.

Big picture

Thought for the Week

You don’t have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.

– Martin Luther King, Jr.

Golf Outing Coloring Contest Winners

We are pleased to announce the winners of the Golf Outing Coloring Contest! These talented artists have earned their class a pretzel party compliments of the Home & School Golf Outing Committee.

3rd: Busillo
4th: Gaughan/Gamber
5th: Bradbury
6th: Messina

Big picture

Home & School Association Happenings

Want to help out next year? H&S has several executive board positions and committee chairs available for the 23-24 school year. If you have an interest or want to know more please fill out H&S 2023-2024 Executive Board & Chair Interest form. Please check out our H&S Bylaws to see descriptions of each position.

The last Home and School Meeting is next week Tuesday May 9th at 7pm via Zoom! If you would like to help out for the 23-24 school year, have an interest in chairing an event, have a new idea, would like to share your thoughts on a past event, or want to help but don't know how?? Join us!

Zoom log in

Meeting ID: 437 642 2034
Passcode: hornets

1st Day of School Supplies Fundraiser

Get the exact school supplies your teacher requested with brand-name products! Deadline to order for the 2023-24 school year is July 1st!

Please click the link to order for Jeffrey Clark and/or Samuel Mickle!


Your School Store Link: Samuel Mickle: http://1stdayschoolsupplies.com/kits.php?sid=67857

Mother Son Sports Night!

Meet us at Legends Ballpark for sports, games, pizza, drinks, and FUN!


Tickets are $15 a person!

All sessions will take place at:

Legends Ballpark

120 Sewell Road

Sewell, NJ 08080

Activities will include: Wiffleball, kickball and games/relays

Session 1 is from 5-6:30pm for grades Pre-K through 2nd

Session 2 is from 6-8pm for grades 3rd-6th

There are 6 different possible nights to attend this event. Please be sure to select the session for the appropriate grade level. Be sure to read the options at the bottom of the flyer if you have more than one son. If you have specific questions, please feel free to contact Cathy Gibbons at catpin@msn.com. Please wear sneakers and comfortable clothes!

Philadelphia Union Fundraiser

East Greenwich Home and School is hosting an EG night at the Philadelphia Union game on Wednesday 5/31 at 7pm. Please join us for a fun night out to cheer on the Union! A portion of the proceeds will be donated to East Greenwich Home and School.

Attachment: Union flyer.pdf

Big picture

Character Education and SEL

  • Our current Buzzworthy trait is now Integrity.
Big picture
Big picture