December 2021 Message
From The Lounsberry Hollow School
Message from Mr. Mudrick
Happy Holidays! Happy New Year!
Dear Parents and Guardians,
I am hopeful all of you and your families had a very Happy Thanksgiving and enjoyed well deserved time off with loved ones.
December is now upon us, as we are into the second marking period of the school year at this time.
Please join me in recognizing and congratulating the 2021 winners of The Governor’s Educator of the Year Program representing Lounsberry Hollow School:
GEOY Teacher of the Year, Mr. Steven Carlson
GEOY Educational Services Professional of the Year, Mrs. Tara Walsh
The above LH faculty members, whom we are so proud of, were chosen from among all faculty and staff at our school as our GEOY representatives this year.
As we begin to move through the opening weeks of the winter on December 21, on behalf of Lounsberry Hollow’s faculty and staff, I would like to wish you and your family a safe and happy holiday season and a healthy, safe and Happy New Year!
Dennis J. Mudrick
Lounsberry Hollow School
Tech Awareness Day & Wellness Weekend!
Dear Parents, Guardians, and Caregivers of Vernon Township Students, The Vernon Township School District takes the concern of social emotional well being for our students seriously. To that end, we want to extend social emotional wellness to families and our educational community to be acknowledged during several weekends this year. December 4 and 5 will be a “Wellness Weekend”. Wellness Weekends represent a break away from school responsibilities. During each of the wellness weekends, students will not have any obligations to the school district, which means no homework, no tests or quizzes, and no due dates scheduled directly before or after a wellness weekend. It is my hope this will lead to healthier students, employees and families. After more than eighteen months of COVID disruption, it is important now more than ever that we prioritize our health, collectively, as a community. In addition, December 3 will be Tech Awareness Day. This means we (as a district) will use Genesis to take attendance as a district but then refrain from using technology for instruction. While this represents a shift in daily practice, as we rely heavily on technology, it is essential that students and educators take time to “unplug.” It is a wonderful opportunity to acknowledge the importance of unplugging, of balancing tech in one's life, and having face-to-face conversations with other people. Perhaps you might consider what a Tech Free evening looks like in your home on Friday, December 3. Technology can be marvelously convenient, but we've come to rely on it for nearly everything. Tech Awareness Day is a way to be aware of the reliance on technology and how connecting and learning can be fun and engaging without technology in our classrooms. As we approach December 3, 4, and 5, you will hear more from your Principal. The district is also planning on offering additional Wellness Weekends this school year to further encourage family engagement and the social emotional care of each other. Perhaps as you begin the four day weekend, due to the NJEA convention, families can begin to brainstorm what wellness looks like in your home. Be well! Sincerely, Karen D’Avino Karen D’Avino Superintendent of School
What's Your Anti-Drug?
This year’s "What's Your Anti-Drug?" contest had nearly 700 entries representing 28 schools in Sussex County. All the entries were wonderful and the judges had the tough job of selecting 65 winning entries. This contest has been going on for 21 years and students like the message and are proud to share their anti-drugs! At our office we all enjoy seeing the great things that the kids have to say about what helps to keep them drug free!
CONGRATULATIONS TO THE LOUNSBERRY HOLLOW WINNERS!
This document includes schedules for a Regular Day, an Early Dismissal Day and a Delayed Opening Day at Lounsberry Hollow School.
Mrs. Havinington's Instrumental Class
Clubs and Activities are a great way for students to get involved! Please review the after-school clubs and activities available at Lounsberry Hollow School. If you have any specific questions, please email the club advisor.