The Mennies Weekly

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Week of May 16

Monday, May 16

  • Day 3
  • Project Ports begins in 1st and 5th grades
  • Progress Report Grading due 11 pm


Tuesday, May 17

  • Day 4
  • Giraffe Heroes Breakfast at CCC


Wednesday, May 18

  • Day 5
  • Vineland Historical Society Trip Gr 4


Thursday, May 19

  • Day 1
  • Gr. 4 Field Trip Pitman Theater


Friday, May 20

  • Day 2
  • Gr. 3 Founder's Day 9:30 am
  • Mennies Spirit Day! Students may wear any Mennies shirt with appropriate uniform bottoms.
  • Free staff jeans day with your Mennies Shirt!
  • 4th MP Progress Reports Mailed Home

News You Can Use!

Thank you to Gina Mercoli for organizing Family Fitness Night...thanks to Lauren Geisser, Michele McGill, Laura Sikking, Cherie Gannon, Erin Gardner and Danielle Burns for helping out!


Our thoughts are with Caleb Howard and family, as his grandfather passed away.


Congratulations to Lindsey Figarole, who is getting married today and will be Mrs. Bertonazzi upon her return! Best Wishes!

Words of Wisdom

Dividing Lines

It is not our differences that divide us. It is our inability to recognize, accept, and celebrate those differences.
~ Audre Lorde

Lately, it seems everyone is ready to draw a line dividing "us" from "them." Whatever our differences, the real division happens when we don't respect each other enough to consider diverse opinions, beliefs and cultural mores. After all, isn't that how we develop critical thinking skills? discernment?

Next time conflict arises in your classroom, remind your students that while we don't have to love each other's differences, the ability to recognize those differences respectfully — and perhaps agree to disagree — is how we develop into mature and thoughtful adults. Our differences can serve to ultimately make us better human beings. That's truly something to celebrate.

With something to think about . . .

TECH TIP OF THE WEEK

New Google Classroom Feature added this week....http://www.freetech4teachers.com/2016/05/how-to-schedule-assignments.html#.Vyz_RIQrK70


Google added a frequently requested feature...scheduling assignments in Google Classroom. Click the link about for some info and a quick video.

Happy Birthday!

Gloria Rivera~May 15

Christina Godfrey~May 16

Mark Your Calendar

May

23-K Field trip to StoryBook Land

24-Gr. 4 Wheaton Village Trip

25-NJ ASK Gr 4 Science Test

27-2nd Grade Field Trip

27-5th Grade Wetlands Trip

27-1st Grade Field Trip

27-Kindergarten Pizza for Pops

30-School Closed

31-5th Grade Middle School Visit

June

1-Field Day!

2-Report Card Grading Open

2-Staff vs. Parents Softball Game 5 pm

3-Safety Patrol Trip to Dutch Wonderland

3-2nd Grade Field Trip

3-Staff Jeans Day for Out of the Darkness Walk

3-Nancy Walters' Retirement Dinner 6:00 pm

7-3rd Grade Dolphin Watching Field Trip

8-3rd Grade Water Day

9-1st Grade Circus 2 pm in APR

10-Robin Cohen's Retirement Breakfast 8:00 in Media Center

10-Academic Achievement Larry's Breakfast for Gr. 2-5 and Perfect Attendance Students

10-Academic Achievement Ice Cream Party 2 pm in APR

10-Safety Patrol Awards Night 6 pm

13-16 2:05 Dismissal. Full Workday for Staff

13-5th Grade Picnic

14-5th Grade Recognition 9:45 am

16-Last Day for Students

17-Last Day for Staff. 9 am Staff Breakfast @ Double Eagle