The General's Update

Your guide to DDE events & announcements: 11/24/2019

We Are Thankful for our Generals!

  • Wednesday, November 27th: Early Dismissal @ 11:40am
  • Thursday, November 28th: School Closed - Happy Thanksgiving!
  • Friday, November 29th: School Closed

Pie Pickup this Tuesday!

If you ordered pies from the PTO Thanksgiving Pie Sale, pickup will be this Tuesday, November 26th between 2:30pm and 4:00pm in the DDE lobby. Thank you for supporting our PTO!

School Spirit Wear!

School Spirit Wear orders are due by Friday, December 6th. Please see the order form here: http://bit.ly/2Q7eOPa

Our Place 2 Play Shoe Drive Fundraiser

We are pleased to participate in the Our Place 2 Play Shoe Drive Fundraiser! Please see the following information:

Drama Co. Interest and Audition Info. Meeting

It's tiiiiiiime. Students: Please come to this meeting if you are interested in participating in this year's production! Tuesday, Nov. 26th from 2:16pm til 3:00pm in the STEAM Center.

Governor's Educator of the Year

Following are the Governor's Educator of the Year materials. We encourage you to nominate educators whom you feel meet the established criteria. Nominations are due by this Wednesday, November 27, 2019.

Reminders From the Main Office

  • Early dismissal: This Wednesday, November 27th is an early dismissal day (11:40am). In order to be considered present, your child must be here for the entire day because of the four-hour minimum requirement. Therefore, tardy students will be considered absent. Please arrive on time.
  • Dropping off forgotten items: It is not necessary to ring the bell. Simply place the item(s) in the bin corresponding with your child's grade level. Make sure the item(s) is marked with the child's name and homeroom. Markers and Post-its are available in bins for your convenience. Bins are checked periodically through the day. Please remind students that they may check the bookshelves in the main lobby if they believe an item has been dropped off. Otherwise, it will be delivered at lunchtime in the Cafeteria.
  • Signing a student out early: If you are signing your child out early, please send in a note, complete with your child's first and last name, homeroom, and parent/guardian signature. If the change occurs once the student is already in school, please email both office staff members at tambrose@freeholdtwp.k12.nj.us and ldistasi@freeholdtwp.k12.nj.us or call the main office at 732-431-3910 and press 7 to advise us of the change. Your child will not be called down to the main office until you arrive at the school and your ID has been verified. If these procedures are not followed, you will be asked to wait outside until our Special Officer can meet with you.

Save the Date!

Our 4th Annual PTO Pocketbook Bingo & Gift Auction will be held on Friday, February 7, 2020. Please consider making a donation: http://bit.ly/2W6cuc3

Academic Support

Academic Support meetings take place from 2:20pm-3:10pm in room 569. Meetings are held on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday. A calendar is posted each month for specific meeting dates and changes.

Upcoming PTO Events and Information

Don't Delay! Buy Your Yearbook Today!

Please see the link here: https://www.jostens.com/apps/store/customer/1057474/Dwight-D-Eisenhower-Middle-School/

Please note: All students, including 8th grade students, must purchase a yearbook if they would like one. Eighth grade students are not given yearbooks. Thank you!

Mark Your Calendar

  • Tuesday, November 26, 2019: PTO Thanksgiving Pie Sale pickup from 2:30pm-4:00pm in the DDE lobby
  • Wednesday, November 27, 2019: 6th Grade Locker Cleanout during homeroom/block 1
  • Wednesday, November 27, 2019: Early Dismissal @ 11:40am
  • Thursday, November 28, 2019 and Friday, November 29, 2019: School Closed
  • Monday, December 2, 2019: Toys for Tots collection begins
  • Tuesday, December 3, 2019: Winter Concerts - 6:00pm Band; 7:00pm Chorus
  • Thursday, December 5, 2019: Picture Makeup Day - If you would like to order pictures, you may do so online at http://www.kidsatheartphotos.com - Preorder Code: Eisenhower 2019 - If you already purchased pictures and your child would like to retake them, you must send in the original pictures on Picture Makeup Day.
  • Thursday, December 5, 2019: Parent Presentation: Raising Resilient Teens in Challenging Times: http://bit.ly/341MbXv
  • Tuesday, December 17, 2019: Board Meeting @ 8:00pm @ 384 West Main Street, Freehold
  • Wednesday, December 18, 2019: 7th Grade Locker Cleanout @ 7:30am
  • Thursday, December 19, 2019: 8th Grade Locker Cleanout @ 7:30am
  • Thursday, December 19, 2019: Last day for Toys for Tots collection
  • Friday, December 20, 2019: Early Dismissal at 11:40am
  • Saturday, December 21, 2019 - Wednesday, January 1, 2020: School Closed for Winter Recess
  • Thursday, January 2, 2020: School Reopens! Welcome Back, Generals!

Information for 8th Grade Families

8th Grade Graduation Diplomas:

We are using the Genesis Parent Portal as a way for you to communicate how you would like your child’s name displayed on his/her 8th grade graduation diploma. Therefore, please follow these instructions:

  • Log on to your Genesis Parent Portal account for your 8th grade student
  • Click on the "Forms" tab
  • Click on the form entitled "Student Name for Diplomas"
  • Click into that form and follow the instructions given

Please note that once the form is submitted, you cannot go back and make changes. Diplomas will be ordered based on the information you provide.

THIS FORM NEEDS TO BE COMPLETED BY TOMORROW (MONDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 2019). If the form is not completed by tomorrow, we will use their first and last name for their diploma.


8th Grade Graduation:

  • Details regarding the date, time, and location of graduation have not yet been finalized. As soon as we receive this information, it will be forwarded to you. We do not typically have a date set until after spring break.
  • Graduation gown information will be forthcoming.


Magnet Program Information:

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Dwight D. Eisenhower Middle School

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