Lloyd Road School Newsletter
Monthly Dates to Remember
8: Board meeting at Cambridge at 7:00 p.m.
9: Marking Period 3 ends (changed from 4/8 due to a snow day)
9-10: New Jersey Student Learning Assessment (NJSLA) for ELA (formerly called PARCC)
9-10 PTO school store open during lunches
10: PTO meeting 9:45 a.m.
10: Art show 6-9 p.m. in gym and cafeteria
11: ESL and Title 1 Parent & Student night 6:30 at Lloyd Road
15: PTO Spring decoration contest posters due
15-17: NJSLA for Math
18: Marking Period 3 report cards open on portal
18: Grade 5 students "Screenager" viewing
19: No School: Spring break starts
29: Board meeting at Ravine Drive at 7:00 p.m.
29-May 3: NJSLA make up testing
2: LRS Staff Volleyball game in the gym 6:30 p.m.
6: Board meeting at Cambridge 7p.m.
7: Teacher appreciation day
9-10: PTO Plant sale
15: PTO meeting 9:45 a.m. in cafeteria
15: Grade 5 students visit MAMS for Grade 5 orientation
16: ESL and Title 1 Parent & Student night 6:30 at Lloyd Road
16: Strathmore Grade 3 students visit LRS for Grade 3 orientation
17: PTO student talent show 7 p.m. at the High School
20: Board meeting at High School 7 p.m.
20: Chorus concert for school during the day
21-22 New Jersey Student Learning Science Assessment (formerly NJASK)
22: Chorus concert 7 p.m.
22: After school homework program last day
24-28 No School: Memorial Day weekend (24th & 28th added from snow days given back)
29: Ravine Drive Grade 3 visits LRS for Grade 3 orientation
30: Cliffwood Grade 3 visits LRS for Grade 3 orientation
30-31: PTO school store during lunches
Grade 5 Promotion Information
Students of the Month!
Congratulations to our Students of the Month for March! It is always a pleasure eating lunch with all of you and getting the chance to talk more. The selected students were as follows:
Mark Mallozi, Anthony Bereton, Brighid Carelli, Kaidyn Gali, James Corona-Juarez, Timora Stevens, Brian Braza, Isabella Sierra, Benjamin Morales, Gabby Anderson, Kobe Pelaez-Pena
Eric Cartmell, Sydney Cole, Alexis Guadagno, Giovanna D'Agostino, James Negro, Anthony Attardi, Barbara Pena Matos, Abbie Houghtaling, Noah Ferreiras, Sydney David, Zimya Pugh, Annalia Valverde, Arlyann Buchan, Andrew Espada
Hess Toy Truck STEM Grant
Hess Corporation offered a free STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) education curriculum for schools nationwide. Hess Toy Truck STEM kits were available for free. Each kit includes a teacher’s manual with student activity sheets and 12 Hess Toy Trucks with cars.
This grant allows teachers to introduce STEM concepts through using the truck and car to teach key STEM concepts including friction, velocity, energy transfer, and measurements of speed, distance, mass and weight.
Grade 4 Science teacher Mrs. Herman received the free STEM kit and started the lessons. The kits are available for all other science classes to use.
New Jersey Student Learning Assessments (formerly known as PARCC)
This year students in Grades 4 and 5 will take the state's New Jersey Student Learning Assessments (NJSLA) in English Language Arts, Math, and Science. The tests for Language Arts and Math were previously named PARCC. The testing dates are:
April 9-10: Language Arts NJSLA
April 15-17: Math NJSLA
May 21-21: Science NJSLA
This year we will see a reduced amount of testing time for Language Arts and Math.
The number of units for ELA will be reduced from three to two, resulting in a reduction of 75 90 minutes for grades four through high school. While there is a reduction in the number of units and test items, students will be assessed on the major claims of reading and writing and all subclaims.
For the spring 2019 administration of the NJSLA for math (NJSLA-M):
• Grades three to five math assessments will be reduced from four to three units resulting in a reduction of 60 minutes of testing time.
Congratulations Math Olympiad Contest #5 high scorers
Continental Math competition #5 high scorers
First Place LRS winner for the Monmouth County Species on the Edge Poster and Essay Contest
PTO STEM Night Fun
Other school happenings
Lloyd Road Pii club
LRS Staff vs. Staff volleyball game-May 2
It is always a lot of fun as students cheer on their teachers' teams. Another great reason to come out and support the event is all proceeds go directly to our Student Council's Real For Life fundraising campaign.