Principal's Message

"Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible."- DL

Message from Mr. Abeal

October is here and there are many autumn activities for the “Bear Cubs” to enjoy.

The fourth and fifth graders will be kicking the month off by participating in the Start Strong Assessment on October 3rd and 4th. The students will be assessed in reading and mathematics.

The kindergarten will be visiting Allaire Community Farm to learn about life on a farm, go for a hayride, interact with farm animals, and even see how a farm operates! In social studies the 3rd grade has been learning about the people and places in their community. They will visit Allaire State Park as a culminating activity to this unit of study.

The PTA will be sponsoring the fall Book Fair on the 10th - 13th of the month. Here are a few helpful hints when selecting books at the Book Fair. Find and select books your child will love, keep in mind your child's age, child's interests, child's recent experiences and your child's reading level, but don't over-emphasize this. If your child can read the first page aloud to you, chances are he or she can read the entire book. Lastly, help your child start their own library or give a book as a gift.

The West Belmar Fire Department will be discussing fire safety with our students. The discussion includes designing a fire safety plan for your home, who to call and what steps to follow in case of a fire.

The 5th grade morning helpers have been filling the morning airwaves with the school the word of the week and positive messages. These announcements are filled with many important messages for our students to think about. We will also feature special Words of Wisdom messages during the weeks of Respect and Unity Week.

Please check the West Belmar Website regularly to stay informed with all the school’s activities and programs. In addition to our website the PTA will be sending out Baxter Bears to keep the community informed of school happenings.

The month will end with the annual celebration of Halloween. This is a good time to discuss Halloween safety with your children. The parade is scheduled to begin at approximately 1:45 on the 31st. At the conclusion of the parade, the students will go back to their classrooms for their Halloween festivities.

The month of October will be filled with many fun fall activities.

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