Principal Garcia's Newsletter

Friday, June 2, 2023

Torey J. Sabatini School

Important June Dates

  • June 6 - First Grade Parent Tea
  • June 6 - Grade 5 Staff vs. Student Kickball Game at 3:20 PM (rain date June 8th)
  • June 6 - Grade 5 DARE Graduation Field Trip
  • June 7 - Grade 4 Field Trip
  • June 7 - Grade 5 Event - Student Obstacle Course (rain date June 12th)
  • June 7 - Kindergarten Liberty Science Center In-School Visit
  • June 9 - Grade 5 More than Madison Presentations at 9:15 AM
  • June 9 - Kindergarten End of Year Classroom Celebrations
  • June 9 - PTO Jamboree (rain date June 13th)
  • June 12 - Grade 5 Recognition Ceremony for Families at 9:30 AM
  • June 14 - Last Day of School / Single Session Early Dismissal Day / Grade 5 Clap Out
  • June 14 - Report Cards Available for Parents in the Genesis Portal

Weekly Reading Tips from Mrs. LoBrace

All About Distinguishing Between Fact & Opinion

Learning to distinguish between fact and opinion can serve students for a lifetime and in all aspects of life, as they analyze information and select reliable sources both in and out of school in order to research topics that are important to them.

-A fact is a statement that can be verified. It relies on observation, research, and data.

-An opinion is an expression or belief about something. It is based on assumptions that cannot be proven and reflect somebody's views, beliefs, personal perspectives, or values.

Keywords to look for when identifying information the is a fact could be:

-The research confirms…

-According to…

-The doctors, scientists, etc. recently discovered…

The source of the fact has to be credible and resources should be provided!

Keywords to look for when identifying information the is an opinion could be:

-I think

-I believe

-I feel,

-In my opinion

-Some people think

-Some people claim

-He/She/They claim(s)

Opinions cannot be verified!

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2023-2024 School Year... Placement and Student Supply Lists

Parents are encouraged to check the school website often for the most up-to-date information regarding the new school year. In late August, parents will be notified of when they will be able to log in to the Genesis Parent Portal to complete the required back-to-school forms. Completion of the forms in the portal is required in order to obtain your child's teacher placement and class for the 2023-2024 school year.

Please note that all 2023-2024 Student Supply Lists are posted HERE on our school website. The supply lists are specific to each grade level that your child is entering into. If you are aware of any family that may be in need of financial assistance to purchase school supplies, please don’t hesitate to contact the main office.

Field Day Fun!

Our 2023 Field Day was spectacular! Thank you to PE Teacher, Mr. Gerenstein, for organizing such a fun-filled day for the students and to our PTO leadership and numerous parent volunteers that helped to support the event.

Nutrition News from Food Service Provider, Pomptonian

Did you know New Jersey is the 4th largest grower of Asparagus in the country? June's vegetable of the month is also Asparagus; look out for it on your lunch menus.
June Nutrition News Asparagus
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News from the PTO


Our PTO slate of volunteers are the most talented, committed, and creative parents! Please consider joining a committee next year. Fill out this google form to let us know where you can lend a hand! Thank you to those that already signed up! PTO Slate Volunteers (

Oops — our first 13 responses didn’t have a place to put your name, so if you filled this out already, please do so again so we know who you are! Sorry about that!

-Lindsey & Sara

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10...9...8...7...6...5...4...3...2...1 week to go!!!

Get ready for the last BIG hoorah before the end of the school year. Lots of fun is coming your way.

When: Friday, June 9 from 3:30 to 7:30 pm (rain date of June 13)

Where: TJS Open Field

Admission bracelets: $25 for each child or $65 for 3 or more children

(parents do not require bracelets)

Raffle: $20 per sheet of 26 tickets, buy 4 sheets and get the 5th sheet free

Spin art/photo booth/face paint: $5 for book of 5 coupons

3 ways you can help:

1- BUY TICKETS ONLINE: Now that Taylor Swift has left NJ, we can focus on the next must-have tickets! Beat the lines and buy your tickets early and online. Purchasing tickets beforehand makes picking up your tickets a breeze and keeping track of raffles much easier. Please click here to buy now.

2- VOLUNTEER: Thank you to all the volunteers at the recent amazing events. We have such an amazing community here at TJS. We still need you, please consider signing up to help at the Jamboree today. If you have a TJS alum or older student who wants to volunteer, please consider having them snag a spot on the sign-up genius.

3- DONATE: Please consider donating a case of water or Gatorade. Items can be dropped at school during normal school hours.

NEW THIS YEAR: 5th Graders get ready to make a splash as you graduate TJS. Sign up-genius coming on Monday to sign up for a spot in the DUNK TANK.

Rain Date: June 13, 2023

Madison Summer Steam Academy

The Madison STEAM Academy returns this summer for its sixth year and is bigger than ever before!

The STEAM Academy offers a hands-on, engaging camp experience for students entering grades 1 through 12 in the 2023-24 school year. With a diverse range of interesting courses, there's an exciting opportunity for every interest! Programming is offered across six week-long sessions in either AM, PM, or full-day options, and enrollment is not limited to Madison residents. Extended day options and tuition assistance are also available to ensure that any interested student can access this amazing program! For enrollment, course offerings, and more information, please visit

Madison Summer Arts Program

There's still time to sign up for the Madison Summer Arts Program at MHS from June 19-July 14! Students entering grades 4 through 8 can choose from band, orchestra, musical theatre, dance, and art classes. Students entering grade 6 can also sign up for guitar lessons, jazz band, and flute ensemble. Hope to see you there! Please click on the QR code below for more information.
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