Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Principals Newsletter

Dear Parents/Guardians,

It is amazing that we are in the last weeks of the 2012-13 school year! It has been one of the quickest years of my seven year tenure.

May was an intense month with the administration of NJ ASK for grades 3-5.  The students worked extremely hard and are hoping for good results.

May was also a month of class trips. Thanks to our PTO and your support of the fund raisers and events, our students were able to attend many magical trips without a bus expense. The students experienced fun and educational information in history in Philadelphia, learned the value of math at the Somerset Patriots game, discovered many new things at the “Imagine That” museum and the second grade enjoyed and relished live theater when they attended the play, Ramona Quigley. On Monday, our kindergarten will be visited by a petting zoo and get to enjoy a ride on a pony. The fourth grade went to the State House earlier in the year.  There is so much to discover and bring education to the students by visiting many of the opportunities right here in the tri state area. I hope that you get to visit some this summer.

Our children, proud of their many talents, showcased some of them at the annual Spring Concert and Science Fair. Thank you to Mrs. Resnick, Mrs Wojcik and Miss Konar respectively. Your children’s hard work certainly paid off. What great events! I am so proud of them all!

The last of our Book Fairs occurred this month and I would be remiss if I didn’t say a thank you to Michelle Karvaski. For the seven years that I have been principal, as well as before my arrival, Mrs. Karvaski has chaired this event. Thanks to her we have been able to purchase well over $15000 in books for the classrooms and library. Thank you Mrs. Karvaski for your hard work and dedication, we will miss you!

Our students, with your help, raised a great deal of money for the “Hoops for Heart” fundraiser and the Student Council raised enough money to provide a village with live stock to sustain them for many months ahead. I am so proud of our generous families and students.

This month we held a well-deserved recognition for our teachers and nurse. I thank all my staff for the amazing job that they do for your children every day. I couldn’t ask for a more caring, educated group of individuals for our children.  Together as a “family” the entire staff including our secretaries, custodians and bus drivers who provide a safe, educationally conducive environment each day. I am privileged to be a part of this talented group of people.

Let’s hope the weather cooperates for the next few days with our end of year activities. We are still in need of volunteers for Fun and Field Day. Please contact the PTO if you can help.

With warm regards,

Rosemary Schutz