Osprey News

George J. Mitchell School - Volume 2022-23 Issue VIII

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Marching Into Spring!

Spring is in the air, and learning is in full swing at the Mitchell School! As you may know, this is a time of year that students make the most academic and social learning improvements. Please continue prioritizing school by having your child here and on time.

We are seeing so much progress in our students. Their increase in capacity to accomplish their academic work and improve their decision-making skills in all areas is helping them find success. We are so proud of them. I hope you know how much we care about your children, not just as students but also as the wonderful people they are.

As we wrap up the second trimester of the year…I know, can you even believe that we are almost three-quarters of the way through this year, I want to encourage us all to carry on with the energy that spring will bring.

Please reach out if you have any questions or concerns. As always, we are here to help!

Lost and Found...

Every day boys and girls are leaving their coats, jackets, sweaters, hats, and lunch boxes on the school grounds. Those items without students’ names are picked up and brought to our lost and found. If your child is missing anything, please remind your child to check the lost and found area!

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School Attendance

  • Please make every effort to have your student here and on time.
  • Research shows that school attendance is a baseline factor in determining student success.
  • If your child is going to be absent, please call the main office at 609-296-7131 to let us know.
  • Please provide a doctor's need when applicable.
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Drop-Off and Pick-Up Reminders


  • If you are entering the school to sign your child in or out, you must park in one of the parking spaces. Do not leave your car unattended in the fire lane.
  • Drop-off begins at 8:15, and the school doors close at 8:30 when our instructional time begins. If your child is dropped off after 8:30, you must sign them in at the front office.

Parent-Pick Up:

  • Parent pick-up begins at 2:50.
  • Carline #1 should begin at the crosswalk along the curb of the sidewalk and continue down the shoulder of Route 539. It is essential that cars exiting the front parking lot and making a left can see oncoming traffic.

Thank you for following these procedures. They are in place for the safety of our students and staff.

Character Education Focus

The character trait for March is Fairness. Fairness is recognizing and respecting the opinions and practices of people different than ourselves. When conflict arises, learning to accept and forgive each other to promote peace.

Fairness entails playing by the rules, taking turns and sharing, and listening to others. We will be talking with our students and completing activities about fairness during morning meeting time.

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"SOARing Ospreys"

Our students continue to earn "Caught SOARing" tickets when they display positive behavior in their classrooms, lunch room, hallways, playground, and all other school areas. When our students earn "SOARing" tickets, they have proven to themselves, their peers, their teachers, and the staff that they have an authentic understanding of manners and our character traits. Our PBIS system will continue to grow and emphasize the importance of not only being good students but good people!

Read Across America Week- February 27th - March 3rd

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Calling All Second Grade Parents...

A Seuss-tastic Performance

Are you excited? Would you like to go?

Check out the details listed below,

then come on out and enjoy the show!

Concert and Art Show Details

Our second-grade students will perform songs based on Seussical the Musical, and their Seuss-inspired artwork will be proudly displayed.

When: Thursday, March 2nd

Where: G.J.M. Multi-Purpose Room

What time?: The show starts at 9:30, so doors will open at 9:20. Please line up on the sidewalk outside the building.

Who Can Come?: 2 people per child

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Wear Yellow and Blue!

March 21st is a day of celebration and awareness! World Down Syndrome Day (or WDSD) has been around since 2012 and is spearheaded by Down Syndrome International. Its purpose is to educate the world on Down Syndrome.

The colors for Down Syndrome awareness are blue and yellow. Wearing blue and/or yellow clothing or lighting something up with blue and yellow colors helps bring awareness to the cause.

Pull Together and Make a Difference

The George J. Mitchell School will be participating in the Ronald McDonald House Pull Tab Collection. Click on the link below to find out more information about this environmentally smart, community-friendly program!

PTO Events and Fundraisers

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Mark Your Calendars

Board Training Session

Wednesday, March 1st, 6pm

305 Frog Pond Road

Little Egg Harbor Township, NJ

Second Grade Show

Thursday, March 2nd, 9:30am

950 County Road 539

Little Egg Harbor Township, NJ

Doors will open at 9:20!

Sit with the Sup

Wednesday, March 8th, 1pm

590 Nugentown Road

Little Egg Harbor Township, NJ

Media Center
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Board Work Session

Friday, March 10th, 4pm

305 Frog Pond Road

Little Egg Harbor Township, NJ


Board of Education- Public Hearing on the Budget and Regular Session

Tuesday, March 14th, 6pm

305 Frog Pond Road

Little Egg Harbor Township, NJ

World Down Syndrome Day

Tuesday, March 21st, 8am

950 County Road 539

Little Egg Harbor Township, NJ

Wear yellow and blue!

Parent Teacher Conferences- Early Dismissal

Wednesday, March 22nd, 4:30-7:15pm

950 County Road 539

Little Egg Harbor Township, NJ

Parent Teacher Conferences- Early Dismissal

Thursday, March 23rd, 1:45-3:30pm

950 County Road 539

Little Egg Harbor Township, NJ

PikMyKid App Info

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Articles for Parents and Caretakers

Mission Moment

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