Frog Pond School Newsletter 5/2018
Volume 17-18 Issue 9
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.
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
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
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
FROG POND ELEMENTARY SCHOOL GOOD EGGS!!!
Morning Announcements at the Pond
Mrs. Morgan's 2nd Grade Habitat Study
MAY LIBRARY PICKS
Grades K-6 Students
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!
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!
Frog Pond Rocks!
Mrs. Mandra's CAPE Club News
Spring Choir Concert Dates
● 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
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.
SUBSTITUTE INSTRUCTIONAL AIDES
SUBSTITUTE CAFETERIA PLAYGROUND AIDES
SUBSTITUTE MAINTENANCE WORKERS
For more information call 609-296-1719 extension 1018 or you can download an application and substitute information on our school website www.lehsd.k12.nj.us click on district then click on substitute process.
Congratulations to our Students 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
VOLUNTEER OF THE MONTH
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!
LITTLE EGG HARBOR SCHOOL DISTRICT 2017-2018 CALENDAR
Little Egg Harbor School District 2018-2019 Calendar
OUR "PTO" EVENTS
HERE IS A LIST OF EVENTS FOR THE 2017/2018 SCHOOL YEAR SO FAR:
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
OUR NEW "LUNCH BUDDY" PROGRAM
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:
YES WE CAN!