Lloyd Road School Newsletter

April-May 2019

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Monthly Dates to Remember

You can find detailed information on some of these events in our Lloyd Road School Virtual Backpack.


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

Lloyd Road School joins the world of Twitter

Lloyd Road School has started a Twitter account to begin using to share more school updates and good news. If you use Twitter start following us @LloydRoadSchool.

Grade 5 Promotion Information

The Grade 5 promotion is scheduled for Wednesday, June 19th. We always hold three promotion sessions due to the size of the entire Grade 5 class. Promotion class session times are noted below. Each promotion is approximately 45 minutes long. Look for a notice to be sent home in the next week with Grade 5 students that includes a permission slip to indicate if the student will be taken out of school following the promotion.
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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:


Grade 5:

Mark Mallozi, Anthony Bereton, Brighid Carelli, Kaidyn Gali, James Corona-Juarez, Timora Stevens, Brian Braza, Isabella Sierra, Benjamin Morales, Gabby Anderson, Kobe Pelaez-Pena

Grade 4:

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

PTO School Store

The School Store will be open April 9-10 and May 30-31 during students’ lunches. Items for sale cost between $0.25 and $3.00.

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

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Benjamin Morales, Gabriella Torres, Derek Busch, Raul Barron, Emma Kriegston, William Brosseau, Carissa Jiang, Madison Teeter, Kelly O'Keefe, Mason Weckherlen

Continental Math competition #5 high scorers

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Derek Busch, Mirona Opoku-Mensah, Jody Laura Gan, Emerson Foley, Abigail McMahon, Benjamin Morales, Elijah Novio, Rahul Gupta

First Place LRS winner for the Monmouth County Species on the Edge Poster and Essay Contest

Congratulations Madeleine Klinger for taking first place in the Monmouth County Species on the Edge essay and poster contest. Students select an endangered New Jersey species and write an essay advocating for that animal.

PTO STEM Night Fun

Other school happenings

Lloyd Road Pii club

In order to make it into the LRS Pii club students had to recite the first 50 digits of Pii. Congratulations.
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LRS Staff vs. Staff volleyball game-May 2

Join the fun and come out to watch our annual staff vs. staff volleyball game in the LRS gym.

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.

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