Sussex Avenue News That You Can Use

Principal's Corner

Principal's Message

Thank you all for coming out to our Back to School Night on Tuesday, September 24th. It was great to see you all. I look forward to a great school year!

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Week of September 30th - October 4th

  • September 30th- Rosh Hashanah- School is Closed
  • October 1st is a F day.
  • October 4th - School Store

Looking Ahead:

  • October 7th-October 11th- Week of Respect
  • October 7th- Whole School Assembly The Ned Show- Mindset Mission
  • October 7th- Clubs begin- Running Club begins October 3rd.
  • October 8th- Picture Day
  • October 9th- Yom Kippur- School is Closed
  • October 17th- Family Fun Night
  • October 25th- Spirit Day
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***Updated Calendar*** for Week of Respect

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Small Moment Scavenger Hunt

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The Ned Show is Coming to Sussex!

On October 7th, The Ned Show will be visiting Sussex! NED which stands for Never give up, Encourage Others, and Do your best leads students through a journey to find their positive mindset. The show is filled with storytelling, humor, illusions and amazing yo-yo tricks where our kids learn the hidden message in NED's name.

We are receiving this assembly at no-cost ($1,800 value) because another school paid-it-forward to us. In turn we will pay-it-forward to have another school receive this assembly at no-cost by agreeing to advertise and conduct a sale of NED-messaged yo-yo's. NED-messaged yo-yo's will be available for purchase for 10 days following the assembly. A flyer will be coming home. THERE IS NO OBLIGATION TO PURCHASE, however, if you are interested in purchasing, please make checks payable to our school. A flyer will be coming home within the next two weeks with more information.

Sussex Avenue Home School Association (HSA) E-Blast!

For this week's HSA e-blast click here.

Quote of the Week

This week's quote was "Fall down seven times, stand up eight." - Japanese Proverb

Students spend time discussing this quote throughout the week. They discuss what they believe it means, why they believe the person said it. Finally they reflect on these questions and determine how they can apply it to their lives.

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Meet Ms. Devlin 4th Grade

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What do you love about working at Sussex?

How we support one another and treat all students as our students.

What are some of your hobbies/passions?

Reading, kickboxing, family time

Favorite life quotes.

Your hardest times often lead to the greatest moments of your life.

Role Models: My mom

Meet Mr. Lewis- Science

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What do you love about working at Sussex?

The diversity, and Science all day!

What are some of your hobbies/passions?

Gardening, reading, cooking, dogs and chickens. Oh and the Red Sox

Favorite life quotes.

The Golden Rule. The Story of the Stonecutter

Role Models: My Dad

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Nurse's Corner

Gym Excuses…

Please remember if your child needs to be out of gym class or recess for an illness or injury, a note from your healthcare provider is required. This rule is the same throughout the Morris School District. If your child has an injury, a “clearance” note may also be required to return to full activities (also from your healthcare provider). We cannot accept notes written by parents. If your child goes on to play a sport in the Middle or High School, they will need documentation of any previous injury clearances in their health file in order to participate. It will be much easier for you if these clearance notes are obtained after an injury as opposed to going back years later to get them.


I am happy to meet with any member of the community! Should you like to discuss questions, concerns, or any matter, please contact Ms. Melissa Johnson at 973-292-2250 ext. 6550 to schedule an appointment.
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