Field Notes

Indian Fields and Dayton School 5-17-19

Greetings From the Fields!


Welcome to the monthly Principal's Newsletter: Field Notes! We hope that you find this bi-monthly newsletter informative and entertaining. You can also find updated information on the web page and our Facebook Page. We value the partnership of our parents and open communication, so please feel free to contact teachers and administrators. We are looking forward to a fantastic 18-19 school year at Indian Fields and Dayton!

Warmest Regards,

April Gonzalez



Thank you to our technology educators and teachers who supported students in preparing to teach parents and peers about useful applications and technology tools for learning. The evening was a celebration of how technology opens doors to learning. Our students presented informative sessions and were poised and well-spoken.


We thank our nurses for organizing a Dental Clinic so families could take advantage of dental hygiene during school hours. Our children enjoyed visiting the dentist while in school and among friendly faces.

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End of Year Math Testing


The end of year math testing dates have been posted to the district assessment website. It is here that you will find out the specifics of process and criteria. Please take the time to visit this site and review the information as some changes have been made. To help you with planning, here are the important dates.

2018-2019 Elementary End of Year Math Testing Dates:

o Week of May 28, 2019: K-2 end of year testing

o Week of June 3, 2019: Grades 3 & 4 end of year testing

o Week of June 10, 2019: Grade 5 end of year testing

o Week of June 10, 2019: Grade 2-4 Accelerated testing

Note: There will be one week of make-up testing. Make-up testing will only occur during the scheduled make-up dates. Testing cannot be accommodated before the posted dates.

o Week of June 3, 2019: K-Grade 4 End of Year Math Make-Up Testing

o Week of June 17, 2019: Grade 2-Grade 4 Accelerated Math Make-up testing

Thanks, please reach out with any questions,

April Gonzalez, Principal


If you would like to purchase a shirt for your child to wear during our Field Day events, please see the information on the picture of the flyer.
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Seasonal allergy symptoms have begun!!

Allergy symptoms include:

· Sneezing

· Nasal congestion

· Runny nose

· Itchy, watery, red eyes

· Itchy throat

· Coughing

· Headache

There is no real cure for seasonal allergies, but it is possible to relieve symptoms.

Don’t forget to administer medication, eye drops or nasal sprays before school if needed or prescribed by your physician.

*** We do not excuse students with allergies from participating in outdoor recess/ physical education.*** Please encourage students to wash their hands after going outside and avoid touching their eyes. If an alteration in the school day activities is necessary due to medical diagnosis, a written note from a physician with the diagnosis and specified period of time necessary for an alternation (start date and end date) is required. Please feel free to call me at 732-329-1043 ext. 3012 to discuss further if you have any questions.


As the days get warmer, and the sun gets stronger, we would like to request you apply sunscreen to your children prior to the school day. A sunscreen with a minimum of 30SPFand preferably waterproof is suggested. This will keep them safe from direct sunlight during the course of the day.

Please do not request that staff apply sunscreen to your child as this is something that should be done in the privacy of your home before the school day starts.


Did you know that you can now report your child's absence through the Genesis Parent Portal? See this link for directions. This will be such a great tool to use! No need to call the school anymore!

¿Sabía que ahora puede reportar la ausencia de su hijo a través del Portal de Padres de Genesis? Vea este enlace para direcciones. ¡Esta será una gran herramienta para usar! ¡Ya no hay necesidad de llamar a la escuela!


5/21 Kindergarten Writer's Celebration

5/21 3rd Grade Trip to Adventure Aquarium

5/22 Early Release

5/22 Band Concert 7:00 pm

5/23 Assembly-Spring Concert

5/24 School Closed-Memorial Day Weekend

5/27 School Closed-Memorial Day

5/29 Kindergarten Orientation

5/30 Chorus/Orchestra Concert 7:00 pm

5/30 2nd-Grade Writer's Celebration

5/31 1st-Grade Writer's Celebration

6/4 School Closed - Eid Al Fitr

6/6 Early Release

6/11 Mr. Ray Assembly for Pre-K - 1st-Grade

6/14 Field Day

6/19 Dayton Carnival

6/21 Dayton Summer Birthday Recognition

6/20 5th Grade Recognition Ceremony

6/24 Early Release

6/25 Early Release

6/25 Indian Fields End-of-Year Parties

6/26 Early Release and Last Day of School

Indian Fields and Dayton School

The Indian Fields and Dayton School is home to approximately 670 students. Our mission is to educate all children by providing a safe, stimulating, respectful environment which promotes cognitive, social, emotional, artistic, and physical growth. The school will prepare children to have a positive attitude towards learning, to be responsible members of the community and to accept individual differences.