New Albany Parent Connection
Important Dates to Remember
November is Native American Heritage Month
November is Epilepsy Awareness Month
November 7-9: Staff Professional Development - NO SCHOOL for students
November 10-11: Teacher Convention - NO SCHOOL
November 6: Daylight Saving time ends
November 11: Veterans Day
November 13: World Kindness Day
November 13-19: American Education Week
November 15: BOE Meeting @ 7:00 PM at CMS
November 21: Picture Make-Up Day
November 22: CEHASA Public Meeting @ NAS 6:00 PM
November 23: End of Trimester 1- Single Session Day
November 24-25: Thanksgiving Break - NO SCHOOL
November 28: Single Session Day for Conference Preparation
December 5-9: Single Session Days for Parent Teacher Conferences
Native American Heritage Month
Historic sites across the country help tell the stories of native peoples. From the arrival of the first people, through the emergence of distinct Tribal nations who faced the upheaval of European settlement and into the modern day, the history of Native Americans is as dramatic as it is complex.
Famous cliff dwellings at Mesa Verde National Park in Colorado and the Pueblos at Chaco Culture National Historical Park in New Mexico are incredible examples of the Southwest’s earliest residents’ remarkable architectural and agricultural achievements. Ocmulgee National Monument in Georgia preserves major earthworks of the Mississippian culture and evidence of more than 17,000 years of continuous human habitation. Alaska’s Sitka National Historical Park’s totem pole collection is a priceless cultural resource. Canyon of the Ancients National Monument in Colorado preserves 6,355 recorded sites including villages, field houses, check dams, reservoirs, great kivas, cliff dwellings, shrines, sacred springs, agricultural fields, petroglyphs and sweat lodges.
To learn more about Native American heritage, culture, and traditions, please visit the U.S. Department of the Interior.
November is Epilepsy Awareness Month
*On Thursday, November 17th please join the Cinnaminson School Community by wearing Purple/Lavender. *
Lavender is the international color for epilepsy and is also a color that symbolizes solitude. The goal of Purple Day is to increase general public awareness, to reduce the social stigma endured by many individuals with the condition, and to empower individuals living with epilepsy to take action in their communities.
Daylight Saving...November 6th
Single Session Days = Early Dismissal
November 23rd, 28th and December 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, and 9th
are single session days.
Please note school hours below:
K, DK, MD, T-1, 1st, 2nd: 9:06 - 1:25 pm
AM Bright Eyes: 8:55 - 11:05 am
PM Bright Eyes and Integrated Preschool: 11:05 am - 1:10 pm
Lunch is served on single session days.
November 13th is World Kindness Day!
Together, New Albany staff and students will participate in discussions and activities about how kindness starts with us and the ripple affect it has on others in our lives.
During the month of October, staff, students, and families participated in our Socktober donation drive. We are excited to report that we collected over 1,300 socks to be donated to a local shelter for those in need.
Way to show your support, NAS families! These donations will help so many who are in need.
We are so proud of this service project!
Dear Parents and Families,
I would like to share my sincere gratitude for making our "Reading Is Out of this World" Book Fair an outstanding success! The week was filled with excitement.
My reward for hosting a Book Fair is watching your kids discover new books. All that joy wouldn’t be possible without volunteers from our school community – you deserve my special thanks.
Love, Mrs. Conn
A MESSAGE FROM NURSE SOCHA (NAS) & NURSE EVANS (MEMORIAL)
It's the season of colds and flu and germs can spread quickly. We ask parents to keep their children home if they are sick to reduce the spread of germs. For detailed information, please refer to the nurse's letter which was shared with parents last week: Guidelines for Illness.
Isolation and Precautions for People with COVID-19 | CDC
Report positive cases of COVID to school nurse
-NAS Nurse Socha 856-786-2284 ext 6832 or firstname.lastname@example.org
-Memorial Nurse Evans 856-829-7600 ext 2870 or email@example.com
Students who test positive for COVID should isolate at home 5 days from symptom onset or 5 days if asymptomatic from positive test collection.
For students who have tested positive for COVID and are returning to school after five (5) days of isolation, they will be asked to mask from day 6 through day 10.
For medical forms, please click here: Medical Forms
It is a Board policy that a written request from a parent and a physician be provided to the school nurse to administer medication in school. For the safety of our students with medical needs and life threatening conditions, please ensure proper paperwork is submitted to the school nurses. If your child no longer has this condition or does not require emergency medication, please have the physician write a note stating this so your child’s health record can be updated.
Pre-K Mandatory Seasonal Flu Vaccine
New Jersey Department of Health Vaccine Preventable Disease Program Childhood and Adolescent Recommended Vaccines 2022
Seasonal Flu: The current seasonal influenza vaccine is required every year for those children 6 months through 59 months of age. Children who have not received the flu vaccine by December 31 must be excluded (not allowed to attend child care/preschool) for the duration of influenza season (through March 31), until they receive at least one dose of the influenza vaccine or until they turn 60 months of age. *Please send a record of flu vaccination or proper exemption letter (to Nurse Evans at Memorial) by December 23rd, 2022 to prevent exclusion upon return to school after Winter Break on January 3rd, 2023.*
Preventive Health Screenings in HS - New Jersey | State Policy Database
Screenings will be started and prioritized as a referral basis either by parent/guardian, teacher, or child study team for students with permission noted on the Annual Health Services Survey. If your child does not have permission to be screened and is referred for either difficulty seeing or hearing or another concern, it will be recommended by the nurse to follow up with your child’s medical provider. Please contact your building nurse with any questions, concerns, or referral needs.
Change of Clothing
Please provide a change of clothes, including underwear, in a ziploc bag labeled with your child's name to be kept in their backpack or storage in the classroom. At the Elementary age, it is common for students to have bathroom accidents. To ensure proper fit and limited disruption to the day, it is best to have their own change of clothes. Also, it is good to have on wet recess days. The nurses' offices will also accept donations of new underwear/ gently used clothing.
We look forward to continuing to partner with you to ensure a healthy, happy school year! Feel free to contact us with any questions.
Thank you, Nurse Socha & Nurse Evans
Thank You to all of the families that continue to participate in the pretzel fundraiser!
Your support of our school is appreciated!
For November/December Pretzel orders, please click here: Pretzel Order Form
CEHASA Winter Plant Fundraiser 2022
CEHASA is accepting Pre-Orders of Poinsettia and Amaryllis Plants
now through November 7th.
All Orders will be available for pick-up at Winterfest on 12/10.
You can order using the form attached or via the Google link below.
Please share with family & friends so that we can make this fundraiser a success!
CEHASA Winter Plant Sale order form
There are lots of new items in stock and ready for purchase!
These make great gifts!
To purchase, please contact CEHASA at firstname.lastname@example.org or send a PM via the CEHASA Facebook page.
For our community that has been asking about volunteer opportunities…we are looking for help for Winterfest! Please sign up using the link below.
**Great way to earn some community service hours too for students!**
To learn more about CEHASA, please click here: CEHASA Website
The next CEHASA Meeting will be held on Wednesday, November 22nd at
6:00 PM at New Albany School.
Did You Know...
Governor's Educator of the Year nominations
The New Jersey Department of Education aims to recognize educators and encourage them to become champions for education and advocates for students and teachers. When a school honors its exemplary teachers and educational services professionals, it promotes a culture that recognizes excellence, creates a sense of pride, and brings public attention to the work of outstanding educators.
Your voice counts! Please help us recognize our New Albany teachers by submitting a nomination form. You may also nominate a teacher by sending an email to Mrs. Jones at email@example.com. Please be sure to state that you are nominating a teacher for educator of the year in your correspondence.
All nominations are due to Mrs. Jones no later than Monday, November 14th.
Mental Health Care
If you or a family member are looking for help with mental health or substance use, Care Solace can help you quickly find treatment options matched to your needs regardless of the circumstance. Care Solace is a complimentary and confidential service provided to students, staff, and their families by Cinnaminson Township School District.
Care Solace's team is available 24/7/365 and can support you in any language.
If you would like to use Care Solace to help you find a provider:
- Call 888-515-0595 (available 24/7/365)
- Search on your own OR click 'Book Appointment' for assistance by video chat, email or phone via https://caresolace.com/cinnaminson
Disclaimer: Information on individual treatment providers was gathered by Care Solace based on criteria such as geographic proximity, whether the provider accepts the authorized user's insurance and whether the provider is accepting new patients. The school district does not recommend, endorse, promote or refer to any of the individual treatment providers.
American Education Week is November 13-19th
During this special week, we celebrate our public school community and honor the team of professionals who play a crucial part in the success of our students, from the bus driver and classroom teacher to the cafeteria worker and support staff, plus countless others. We also want to thank our phenomenal parents for the endless support and partnership in this educational process.
On Tuesday, November 15th, parents are invited to visit their child's classroom. Please stay tuned for additional information regarding times and the sign up process for parent visitation.
We look forward to sharing our school with you!
Celebrating public school education and honoring those who make a difference!
The cost of school lunches will be $2.60 this year. For the 2022-23 school year, we strongly encourage all parents to prepay for your student’s meal on an account. You can create an account at no cost through www.MyPaymentsPlus.com.
Free Mega Holiday Light Show
The Patel family holiday light display, called Lights On Olmsted Lane, will begin on November 19th at 5:00 PM and will run daily until January 7, 2023 at 5 Olmsted Lane. The show is completely free for everyone to enjoy, all you need to do is park near our address and tune your radio to hear the show, and maybe pack some snacks and smiles!
If you think you’ve already seen the show last year…just know that there are a couple of new additions this season and of course all the loved favorites of last season!
You can learn more about the light show by going to the website, www.NjXmas.com.
From Our Family to yours...Wishing You a Wonderful Thanksgiving Holiday!
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