Frog Pond School Newsletter 5/2018

Volume 17-18 Issue 9

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Mr. Troy Henderson, Principal

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Greetings Frog Pond Families,

Hopefully May will finally bring us the warm weather we expect for Spring. We begin the month with PARCC testing for our students in grades 3 through 6. Please be sure your students arrive to school on time and well rested.

Other events happening this month are our ever popular Reading Rocks Assembly, the band and chorus spring concert, Jump Rope for Heart Assembly, and our first annual Art Show. The 6th grade trip is scheduled for May 30th and our field days will be May 30th and 31st.

We will welcome our new grade 4-6 families from George J. Mitchell with two open house opportunities on May 29th. Parents and Guardians are invited at 9:00am and students are welcome to accompany parents at 6:00pm. We are excited to welcome our new families for the next school year and anticipate a smooth and successful transition.

I would like to remind our families that we have an open door policy here at the “pond” and encourage you to reach out to your child’s teacher or the school administration with any questions or concerns.

Until next month, thank you for sharing your children with us.

Troy Henderson


Mr. Paul Nazarok, Elementary Supervisor

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Ms. Chrissy Cummings, Elementary Supervisor

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Frog Pond Elementary School

305 Frog Pond Road

Little Egg Harbor, NJ 08087


Main Office Extension 2016

609-296-4156 Fax

Little Egg Harbor School District Mission Statement

Through open and collaborative communication among students, staff, parents, and the community, the Little Egg Harbor School District will provide modern facilities that support a culture of high expectations for individual achievement for all students. Students and staff will practice the value of good stewardship of resources by maintaining a sustainable environment for learning. A robust system of support, intervention, and enrichment will include a diverse range of experiences through access to supportive technology, after school programs, township agencies, and health and wellness initiatives that encourages, institutes, and rewards lifelong learning in our students.I

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The Board of Education

Little Egg Harbor Board of Education

Office of the Superintendent

307 Frog Pond Road

Little Egg Harbor, NJ 08087

Phone: 609-296-1719 ext. 1010

Fax: 609-296-3225

District Office Administrators

Dr. Melissa Mc Cooley, Superintendent of Schools

Nicholas Brown, School Business Administrator

Erin Lichtenwalner, Director of Special Services

John Acampora, Director of Curriculum/Instructional Services

Jacqueline Truzzolino, Director of Elementary Education

Board of Education Members

Mr. August Daleo, President

Mr. John V. Bellone, Vice President

Mr. James Becker, Board Member

Dr. Donald Gross, Board Member

Mr. Matthew G. Maleski, Board Member

Mr. Robert Montcrief, Board Member

Mrs. Martha "June" Palan

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Good Eggs for the month of April have totaled 137. Great job boys and girls!!


The students are observing all the Simple Machines that make up a Hess Truck, which is a Compound Machine!

Pictures of Leonardo Da Vinci Day using The Google Expedition App!

Morning Announcements at the Pond

On April 25th - Frog Pond morning announcements celebrated Wacky Wednesday. We are happy to share our "wacky-ness" with you!

Mrs. Morgan's 2nd Grade Habitat Study

In science, Mrs. Morgan's students discussed how animals need certain things in their habitat to survive. Students had to attempt to replicate a forest habitat in order to keep pill bugs alive. We researched what pillbugs eat, and how they like to live. Then we went outside, collected our materials and built a habitat in a cup. We added potatoes (pillbugs like potatoes) to increase our chances for their survival. Each day we took notes and sprayed the habitats with a gentle mist to keep it moist (a pillbug's need). After a week we took out our pillbugs and 23 were still alive!!!! We discussed why we thought the other two didn’t make it (too wet....pill bugs like moisture but not mud). One pill bug was even shedding his exoskeleton!!!! Finally we released the bugs back into their natural habitat where they have more room to live!


Grades K-6 Students

The legend of Rock, paper, scissors will keep all audiences captivated and giggling! It's an active, alliterative, funny tale! Look for it in our library soon!
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Grade 3 - 6 Students

Beverly Cleary celebrated her 102 birthday in April. Some of her popular books are Ramona, and The Mouse and the Motorcycle. These books are well written and worth the read! Check them out!

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The Quail Are Here!

Mrs. Sailer’s 6th grade science classes are observing the growth of a native species, the northern bobwhite quail. Today, 123 eggs were placed in an incubator with a temperature of 99.5 degrees Fahrenheit. The eggs will hatch in 22-24 days, so we will have chicks in early May! Besides observing the quails, Mrs. Sailer’s science students will also be involved in the care of the chicks. All of the students and staff are invited anytime during the day to see the eggs and the chicks when they hatch. The “Quail Ambassadors” will tell visiting classes current facts about the quail and answer any questions. Native species rule!

Art Contest Winner!

On May 2, 2018, Mrs. Worosz's student, Alexis Mackow will be recognized at an awards ceremony in Toms River. She is our school's 5th grade winner of the calendar art contest for Mental Health Awareness for Ocean County. Alexis' artwork will appear in their next calendar. Congratulations, Alexis!

Frog Pond Rocks!

The rock garden was a school-wide project to create a colorful stone lined path outside the school entrance. It was inspired by the book "Only One You" by Linda Kranz, and decorated by the students of Frog Pond Elementary School and their parents at the Fall Open House with teachers Mrs. Lupo, Mrs. Clarici and Mrs. Cucinello and with Mr. Paige and his all his art students K-6

Mrs. Mandra's CAPE Club News

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Spring Choir Concert Dates

● Monday, April 16th - BlueClaws Baseball game, report 5:30 pm to stadium for 6:30 pm game

● Monday, April 30th - morning field trip rehearsal to Pinelands HS for Region Concert

● Tuesday, May 1st - Region Concert at Pinelands HS, report 6:00 pm for 6:30 pm concert

● Thursday, May 17th - FPE Band/Chorus Spring Concert in MPR, report 6:00 pm for 6:30 pm concert

Employment Opportunities

The Little Egg Harbor School District has immediate openings for substitutes. Be home when your children are home! Great way to earn extra money while you’re children are at school or if you are simply looking to supplement your income.







For more information call 609-296-1719 extension 1018 or you can download an application and substitute information on our school website click on district then click on substitute process.

Congratulations to our Students of the Month

During our April District Board Meeting, the following students were presented with Certificates for being chosen "Student of the Month":

Kindergarten - Addison Zembrzuski

1st Grade - Austin Purks and Charles Stanziano

2nd Grade - Carter Plaia

3rd Grade - Nicholas Makowski

4th Grade - Emberlynn Drinkwater

5th Grade - Mackenzi Laney

6th Grade - Charles Daubman

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Congratulations Donna Majchrzak!

Miss Donna from the Ocean County Library is a regular visitor to the Frog Pond School. Not only has she provided many after school reading programs for our students, she has also made special visits to Kindergarten to share stories and provide them with the forms to apply for their very own library cards! We are fortunate to have Miss Donna visit all of our students in June to discuss the Ocean County Library's Summer Reading Program and the many other activities they offer. A very special thank you goes out to her for all she does for our school!


Updated calendar!
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Little Egg Harbor School District 2018-2019 Calendar

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Friday, 12/01 – Cookies and Milk with Santa – 6pm

Monday, 12/4-12/8 – Holiday Shops at Frog Pond

Monday, 12/11-12/15 – Holiday Shops at GJM

Monday, 12/18-12/18 – Holiday Shops for ECC at GJM

Friday, 01/26/18 – Family Science Night – 6pm

Friday, 02/23/18 – Candy Bar Bingo – 6pm

Friday, 03/23/18 – Family Game Night – 6pm

Friday, 04/20/18 – Father/Daughter Dance – 6pm

Friday, 06/01/18 – 6th Grade Dance – 6pm

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Based on parent input, we will be implementing the Lunch Buddy Program for the 2017-2018 school year. If you would like to visit your child during his or her lunch period, here are the procedures:

● Use the links below to select an available time slot. These are limited due to space.

● Come into the main office on the day you have selected. A staff member will ask you to sign in and provide your driver’s license.

● If you are bringing in a lunch for yourself, please be aware of food allergies.

● If you have any questions, please contact your child’s building principal.

Sign Up Link:


Thank you for reading our Newsletter! We hope you enjoyed it!

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