South Mountain Elementary School

SMS SUPERSTAR NEWS - March 2020

Principal's Message - Mr. Mason

Hello SMS Families,


I hope you enjoyed our February newsletter. We wanted to share what the students, teachers, administrators and PTA have been up to during the month of March. Because of Covid-19 we have found ourselves practicing Social Distancing and moving to Distance Learning and as a result we were not able to gather pictures for the entire month of March. I have received emails and phone calls about how students miss their teachers so I have asked the teachers of SMS to share their own pictures with the students of SMS. Enjoy!

Team W and Mrs. Simon's Class Celebrate Reading, Together!

Team W kindergarten celebrated the end of their reading unit "Bigger Books, Bigger Reading Muscles" on Thursday, March 5th. They invited Mrs. Simon's third grade class down to read. It was amazing to see everyone sharing favorite books and showing off their new skills. We can't wait to get together again!

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Second Grade Teachers Have A Rockin' Experience Climbing The Rock Wall in PE

Mrs. Esposito showing off her climbing skills on the South Mountain Rock Wall!

Ms. Esposito showing off her climbing skills on the South Mountain Rock Wall!

Mrs. Schaefer-Gelo climbing the rock wall!

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South Mountain Rocks The Climb!

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YOUR SOUTH MOUNTAIN FAMILY STAYS CONNECTED BY SHARING OUR THOUGHTS AND MESSAGES

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A Hello with Love from the Mason Family to all the SUPERSTARS!!!

Principal Mason

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"We Are South Mountain Superstars" With Love, Mrs. Pyne & Dexter

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Basketball in the basement...:), The Watkinsons

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Getting in some lacrosse on our daily walk. XO The Watkinsons

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Enjoying the extra time with my cats more than they are! Ms. Sinnicke

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Ms. Jones

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Ms. Bloch

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Mrs. Maebert

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Mrs. Campbell

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Ms. Davis

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My Apple Watch has never logged so many steps in one week!!!

Mrs. Wright

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SMS Rocks! Team Prisco

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Mrs. Hess

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Ms. Manikad and Family

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Ms. Barlow and Family

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Ms. Quintchett and Family

Hello South Mountain Elementary School Family! Home of the Superstars!

I am ECSTATIC to be apart of the Annex Elementary School as a new Kindergarten Special Education teacher with the Team Prisco Class. I am enjoying my time getting to know each scholar and their families. I look forward to the continued practice and commitment of building a relationship with students that will allow me to accomplish my goal. That is, striving to learn each student and how I may best meet their unique educational needs. I treat teaching not as a job, profession or career but as a mission. I strive to inspire my students daily and set high expectations and standards for all students and believe that they will reach them. The excitement that the students display each day, questions that they ask, and readiness they exhibit upon arriving to the classroom and even during our distance learning experience demonstrates to me their enthusiasm to learn and be great. SO! It motivates and positions me each day to support them in climbing the ladder of SUCCESS, in each step that they take will be a design for purpose.


Students you are AWESOME! I miss you and I can't wait for us to be together again in the classroom. Keep SMILING!

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Ms. Gutkin

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Mrs. Paisner

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Ms. Zeigler's Cat

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Mrs. Pomeranc and Family

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Mrs. Wills

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Mrs. Esposito

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Roig Family

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Mrs. Napoleon and Family

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Mrs. Juhlin and Family

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Ms. Kehoe and Family

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Mrs. Wilson and Family

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Ms. Salvas

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My planning helpers... Mrs. Schaefer-Gelo

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Mr. K!

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Mr. Picillo

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I have no current pictures, but this is one of my husband and me hiking in Colorado this summer. It represents what I've been up to; spending a lot of time hiking in the reservation. The calm and peace has been soothing. It also represents my belief that we will get past this and we will all be able to be with our family and friends again soon. I miss being with all of you and I'm looking forward to the day when we can all be together again:)

Mrs. Appenzoller

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Ms. Wiggins

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Ms. Subbie

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Ms. Sabato

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Ms. Mazzarella

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Mr. Cahn and Family

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Ms. Dorton

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Ms. Chung

We miss you all and we will see you soon. SMS SUPERSTARS!