Monday, November 19, 2012

Principals November Newsletter

Dear Parents/Guardians,

I am hoping that this newsletter finds everyone safe, dry and warm. Please do not hesitate to reach out to us if you are still in need of anything for you or your family.

We are collecting food for our Lindeneau Food Drive to supply the local food bank at the New Beginnings, Church of the Nazarene on Jefferson Blvd. The Student Council is asking the students to donate one can of food bought from their own money for a needy person. We would happily accept any non perishable donations and any frozen turkeys that you may have from your grocery rewards programs. Drop all
donations in the front lobby and bring turkeys to the front office. Thank you in advance for your generosity.

November certainly began with much confusion and mega weather! We had an early dismissal and a delayed opening in one week. I am sorry that the schedules for time were not sent out to remind you but hopefully the Parent/Student Handbook that was sent out in September helped you through it. Remember to also check for updates on the district website or channel 118. I know without power that was not possible so please remember the handbook or the township calendar.

Our sign has not been up and running as well as I like. Some of the messages are expired and I cannot change them due to network issues. Please refer to our flyers and attached calendar for dates of events.

The Boogie Bash was a major hit! Just a note of thanks to the PTO, especially Mrs. Pena, Mrs. Yabra and all the parents, alumni and Edison High School volunteers for the fun evening of October 26. It was wonderful to be together and enjoy games, dancing and costumes.

This is American Education Week. I am inviting you to visit your child’s class on Thursday, November 15 from 10:00-2:00 and come for our grand opening of our media center. Thanks to the work of many volunteers and the foresight of Dr. O’Malley we now have a state of the art, digital library. Stop by at 1:00 for the ribbon cutting.

Friday, the students and staff will be celebrating Veteran’s Day and the end of the first marking period. We will have an assembly to acknowledge our service men and women who have served our country. Thank you to all who have defended our independence and freedom. We will also be recognizing students for their great
behavior with a drawing of names to spend lunchtime with me to enjoy pizza.

Our annual Student Council elections were held and our elected officers are Maya Komatsuzaki, President, Christopher Sommer, Vice President, Diana Koszelnik, secretary and Gabriel Yabra, Treasurer.  Congratulations to all the candidates for their interest in serving their school community.

Camp Bernie was postponed because of Hurricane Sandy. The new dates are December 13 and 14th for Mr. Bonner, Mrs. DeSantis and Mrs. Fuller’s classes. Ms Mullan, Mr. Sorkin and Mrs. Perrillo’s classes will be going on December 17 th and 18th.  Be sure to pack warm clothing since the temperatures are going to be much colder than they would have been in October.

Our after school clubs have begun and are in full swing. See the attached calendar for the days and times of your child’s clubs.

Just a few reminders:
  • Tuesday, November 13th, School is closed for Staff Professional Workshops.
  • Tuesday, November 20th is a 1:30 dismissal day for Parent/Teacher conferences.
  • Wednesday, November 21st is a 1:30 dismissal for the start of the Thanksgiving break. 
  • Thursday, November 22nd and Friday, November 23rd, schools are closed for Thanksgiving break.
  • Tuesday, November 27th and Thursday, November 29th are 1:30 dismissal days for Parent/Teacher conferences. If you have not received conference request forms, please contact your child’s teacher.
I want to wish all of our families who will be celebrating Diwali on Tuesday a very happy day with your loved ones.

I also want to wish everyone a very Happy Thanksgiving! I am very thankful that my family was safe and had little upset to our lives due to the hurricane, but I will not forget the people who are now homeless and in much need. May they find shelter and a place that they can call home soon.


Rosemary Schutz