Lloyd Road School Newsletter

October 2018

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Monthly Dates to Remember

You can find detailed information on some of these events in our Lloyd Road School Virtual Backpack.


1-5: Week of Respect (See below for theme day notice)

1-5: Box Top collection

2: Yankee candle orders due

3: 7PM PTO meeting

4-5: School Store

5: Ice Cream Social (4th Grade 6:30-7:15 & 5th Grade 7:30-8:15)

5: Spirit Wear orders due

8: School is closed for Columbus Day

10-12: Scholastic Book Fair

10: Project Funway contest begins

13: Matawan Day on Main Street 12-5PM

15-19: School Violence Awareness Week

16: Winter Wonderland Gourmet Goodness begins

26: Halloween Dance 7:00-8:30

26:Project Funway entries due

31:Halloween Parade 1:40 weather permitting (see details below)

Limb Possible visit to LLoyd Road

On September 27 all students attended an assembly titled Limb Possible.

Limb Possible is an organization formed to bring Inspiration, education, and self wealth to communities. The Limb Possible speakers have traveled across the country speaking with over 20,000 students. The Limb Possible speakers are a group of amputees who are missing one or more limbs due to different causes such as trauma, disease and birth defects. These amputees are adaptive athletes competing at the highest levels of USA Amputee Soccer, USA Sitting Volleyball, Stand Up Amputee Basketball, Sled Hockey and much more. Through motivational speaking and charitable fundraising Limb Possible’s goal is to show the world that “Anything's Possible” and the need for kindness, respect, and acceptance. Robert not only communicated that anything is possible even with a perceived disability but he also showed it through playing some basketball activities with some of our students. Thank you to the PTO for sponsoring this assembly.

Halloween Festivities and Parade

Lloyd Road's Halloween Parade will take place on Wednesday, October 31st, starting at 1:40 p.m. Information is as follows:

Where: Students will exit out of the side doors into the Lloyd Road side parking lot, turn right, walk on the front driveway toward the playground, wrap around the playground, and walk back down the main driveway to re-enter the same side doors. It is not a very long parade but still enjoyable for the students.

Class snacks: Appropriate snacks/treats for classrooms will be communicated by your child’s teacher since each class’ needs may be different based on allergies or not.

Any parent that may have signed up to help with a classroom party does need to stop by the office to sign in if they will be in the classroom.

Costume reminder for students that choose to participate in the parade and dress up in a costume: We do allow students to wear their costumes to school. If a costume is worn to school it has to be comfortable and one that the child can still learn in and not distract themselves or others. If a costume is brought to school to be changed into, please make it easy for your child to change into it. Costumes should also not be violent in nature, revealing, or include weapons. Students who have masks as part of their costume can wear it during the parade.

Lloyd Road School Counselor Corner

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Lloyd Road PTO

Our PTO has many activities and events planned for this year. In order to fund the activities and events they have to hold fundraisers throughout the year. All of the activity, event, and fundraiser information can usually be found in our virtual backpack section of the LLoyd Road website as well as on the PTO section of the website.

Label collections and Rewards Programs for 2018-19

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October 5th Ice Cream Social

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Neighbors for Education Discount Cards

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Chartwells Food Services

Chartwells, the district's food service provider, is now using Nutrislice to publish school menus. This is a new and interactive website and free smartphone app, which allows you to access school menus anywhere and anytime. Click the link below to check out the new site, or download the app to your smartphone for mobile access. You can also review the flyer available through the link below for more details. Nutrislice app information

New and easy-to-use features include:

  • More information about menu items, including a photo and description
  • Filter for common food allergens like nuts, wheat and dairy
  • A translation feature to translate your menus into a number of different languages
  • Access to nutrition information like carbohydrate counts and calories with just a few clicks
  • Print a pdf version of the menus directly from the website

Visit our September virtual backpack to view addition food service information including 2018-19 meal prices.

Chartwells is also looking for lunch and recess aides to work in schools during lunch/recess hours in various schools either in permanent or substitute position.

If you have any questions about food services or open positions, please contact Chartwells at 732-705-5320.

2018-19 Meal Applications

Any families that did not get the chance to return the meal application to school please try and do so as soon as possible. If you choose not to apply we still need families to return the cover letter sent with the application with your desire not to apply at this time.


Applications can be downloaded and filled out. A paper application will be sent home with each student on the 1st day of school. Schools will also have a supply of paper applications.

Below is information regarding the Free & Reduced Meal Program. A new application must be completed each school year in order to be eligible for Free & Reduced Meals. Please fill out the application if you wish to apply for Free & Reduced Meals. List all students on the same application, only one application per household is necessary. Return the application to school with your youngest child or email the application to dgascot@marsd.org.

Detailed information along with the cover letter and applications can be found on the district's food service website at https://www.marsd.org/Page/239

YMCA before and after school care program

Before school care is available through the YMCA starting each morning at 7 AM. After school care through the YMCA then goes to 6PM. Morning drop off and evening pick up is located in the back of the building in the cafeteria at door 5. Call the YMCA directly for more information. 732-566-9266 at 201 Broad Street.

The YMCA also has open part time employment opportunities in all district schools for aides, assistant site supervisors, and site supervisors. Contact the YMCA directly if you want more information. 732-566-9266 ext. 606. See this link for additional details.


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The Education Foundation September donation drive letter and information can be found in our September virtual backpack as well as the Foundation's section on the District website under the Community tab.