Sussex Avenue News That You Can Use

Principal's Corner

At our January 23rd Spirit Assembly, seventeen (17) students received Snap Awards. It was wonderful to see the excitement for being recognized for their everyday deeds. Mrs. Albanito created a beautiful presentation to display as the students are being recognized. The joy in seeing their names "up in lights" is a highlight to everyone's day.


This past week, students began, and in some instances completed, the second i-Ready diagnostic. With the close of our January Race for Success i-Ready Reading Challenge coming to a close, we have completed and passed over 900 lessons!!! It has been so much fun to listen to them share their progress and excitement! Keep up the great work everyone.

Week of February 3- February 7th


  • February 3rd is an A day.


Looking Ahead:


  • February 10th- Clubs begin
  • February 17th- School is Closed
  • February 18th- School is Closed
  • February 28th- Spirit Day

Quote of the Week

This week's quote was "The important thing in life is not the triumph but the struggle." - Pierre de Coubertin


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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Look What's Happening at Sussex!!

In Writing, Ms. Slawecki/Devlin's class completed their writing unit on Personal Persuasive essays. During the modeling for the unit, the class created a shared writing on why Mr. Lewis-Lahey is important to Sussex. At the conclusion of their writing piece, the class invited Mr. Lewis-Lahey into the classroom to share the essay with him.


Mr. Lewis-Lahey truly is a star!

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During Officer Gonzalez's rounds through the building, he couldn't resist the call to help students in a game of soccer. The students were working on their soccer skills and communicating to work towards a common goal!
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Morristown High School Basketball students visited Sussex on 1/27 and 1/28 and read a story of perseverance to students. The MHS basketball team wanted to come and promote literacy to our students and share keys to their successes on the court and in their academic careers. The students listened to a story about famous basketball player Michael Jordan titled, "Salt in his Shoes."
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SPRING TESTING

Now that the holiday's are over many of us are having visions of Spring and warm weather. Below is our spring testing window to aid in any Spring planning.


Our testing window for the New Jersey Student Learning Assessments Schedule (formally PARCC) will be 4/20/20 - 5/29/20.


Students will have two unit session of ELA (90 minutes for grades 4/5, 75 minutes for grade 3) and three unit sessions (60 minutes each session for all grades) of math. Each unit will be conducted on separate days.


Fifth grade students will also participate in two units of the NJSLA Science Assessment between 5/4/20- 6/5/20.


Exact testing dates will be provided in the upcoming months.

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Mr. Marullo- Band

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What do you love about working at Sussex?


Staff and working with the kids.


What are some of your hobbies/passions?


Music, painting, and traveling


Favorite life quotes.


Pay it forward


Role Models (Past or Current)


My two brothers.

Mr. Cesar Cabazes- Custodian

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What do you love about working at Sussex?


All the people in the school are very helpful.


What are some of your hobbies/passions?


Soccer, running and bicycle riding.


Favorite life quotes.


God helps those who rise early.


Role Models (Past or Current)


My father and mother.

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Nurse's Corner

Head Lice



Every parent of school-aged children has gotten the letter they like least from school…”someone in your child’s class has head lice.” Although no one likes to talk about it, head lice is not uncommon in children, who are frequently in head-to-head contact with other children while playing, in sports, at sleepovers and camps.


Though they are a (big) nuisance, lice do not spread disease. They are not a sign of poor hygiene. Lice cannot fly or hop; only crawl. They only survive for 1-2 days off a human head so they will not continue to live elsewhere in your home. Although lice treatments kill live lice, none will kill all the eggs. This is only done with combing, combing, combing; with a special lice comb. Combing is the key to getting rid of lice. In order to make sure every egg is gone, checking your child’s head for the next week is important. If even one egg is missed, the cycle will start all over again.


For more information on lice and treatment visit the Morris School District (parent resources, health information) https://www.morrisschooldistrict.org/Domain/4 or the CDC’s website https://www.cdc.gov/parasites/lice/head/parents.html.

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

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

Appointments

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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