In Touch with TG

May 18, 2023

Dear Toll Gate Families,

Students in grades 3, 4 and 5 have done an exceptional job this week with the NJSLA testing. I am so proud of the teachers and their commitment to the district's rigorous and robust curriculum. They balance high academic standards with engaging and child-centered activities to help provide a healthy learning environment for our students.

Please check out the You Matter Week activities created by teachers to provide tech-free activities for all grades. I am so thankful the weather has cooperated this week. Other than the allergies, it has been wonderful to get outside each afternoon.

Next week is a very short week with Field Day and the Memorial Day holiday weekend. Students will be able to purchase pizza for lunch on Wednesday for Field Day. Please complete the form below to order pizza for your students. There will not be other lunch options that day, so please pack a lunch if your child chooses NOT to have pizza.

All pizza lunch order are DUE Monday, May 22nd by 1pm.

Have a wonderful time at Pennington Day this weekend,



Upcoming Events



Wednesday, May 24 - Field Day

Thursday, May 25 - Monday, May 29 - Memorial Weekend Break


Monday, June 5 - Kindergarten trip to The Pennington School

Wednesday, June 7 - TG Spring Concert 7 pm at CHS

Friday, June 9 - Grade 5 Pool Party

Sunday, June 11 - TG at Trenton Thunder 1pm game

Monday, June 12 - Pool Party rain date

Tuesday, June 13 - Grade 5 Promotion Event

Wednesday, June 14 - Promotion Event rain date

Thursday, June 15 - Early dismissal at 12:45pm

Friday, June 16 - Last Day! Clap Out! Early dismissal at 12:45pm

Toll Gate School Updates

Yearbook Orders Due TOMORROW, Friday May 19

Yearbooks on Sale Ends TOMORROW

To purchase a Toll Gate 2022-23 yearbook, please purchase it tomorrow. We are excited to announce that it has been designed by the students of the Toll Gate Yearbook Committee! It’s a beautiful 80 page soft cover book that showcases the wonderful school year of all students and staff.

Price: $25.00

Last day to order is Friday, May 19th.

Click here to purchase:

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Beautiful Oops by Barney Saltzberg - Read Aloud with Ms. M 🌼

You Matter Week Activities

This week to balance our testing schedule with engaging and social and emotional activities, we planned lessons and opportunities for students to embrace Character Strong character building activities.

Click this link to check out our wonderful You Matter Week

Field Day | Wednesday, May 24

One of our favorite days of the school year is Field Day. Mrs. Horsley and the fifth graders deserve a HUGE thank you for helping plan this celebratory event.

Students are welcome to wear their Field Day t-shirt or any shirt they choose.

Field Day Lunch:

If you would like to order Field Day lunch for Wednesday, May 24th, you must fill out this order form by Monday, May 22nd, 1:00 PM.

The only meal option being served on Field Day will be a slice of pizza which comes with a 100% fruit juice cup and vegetable.

You may also purchase additional slices of pizza if you would like. Your child's meal and additional slices (if applicable) will be charged to your child's lunch account.

If you do not fill out this form by the deadline, you will need to pack lunch for your child. (We cannot accept late orders because we need to place the pizza order in advance.) Any questions, please email Thank you!

All pizza lunch order DUE Monday, May 22nd by 1pm.

Character Strong | Creativity | Week 4

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This week we will look at a quote from Twyla Tharp, an American dancer, choreographer, and author who created her own dance company in New York City. “Creativity is not just for artists. It’s for business people looking for a new way to close a sale; it’s for engineers trying to solve a problem; it’s for parents who want their children to see the world in more than one way.” We all use Creativity in our daily lives. What are some ways we show Creativity here at school?
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E-Learning Day | May, 25

May 25th will be an e-learning day for students. The focus of this day will be on Social Emotional Learning based on the components of CASEL.

Please see a list of activities that students can engage in during this day. Students should select 1-2 activities and be willing to share their experiences with their classes on Tuesday.

Elementary Activities:

For attendance purposes, parents/guardians please complete the form here.