Still lots of activities for rest of May and June. Here's what's up:
26 days to go...but who's counting!
*TOMORROW! Thursday May 16th - General PTO Meeting - come out and vote for next year's Executive Board and get updated on school happenings and upcoming events. Starts at 7pm. Kid sitter available.
*Friday May 17th - Ice Cream Social and Raffle Drawing - hosted by 5th graders, come make your own sundae! 6:30-8:30pm at school. $3 per person/$10 max of family.
The 5th graders are selling raffle tickets for a chance to win an iPad2, Kindle Fire HD, and a WII U console. See a 5th grader to get one!! Cost is $10 per ticket.
Contact Maria at firstname.lastname@example.org or Blaire at email@example.com with any questions about the ice cream social or raffle tickets.
*Thursday May 23rd - Jerry Pallotta, award winning author, will visit Cranbury!
*Friday May 31st - Field Day! Rain Date Monday June 3rd. K-2 will participate from 10am-12:00pm; 3-5 grade will participate from 1:00pm-3:00pm Come out and watch or volunteer. Forms were sent home in backpacks, Contact Mr. Margewicz with any questions at 846-3600 ext 404.
*BoxTops Contest is still on - keep clipping and send in your BoxTops and Labels for Education!
*NPS Faculty Art Show -- May 18th from 12-4 come see artwork from Ms Haynie and other NPS Art faculty at Jerry's Artarama at 360 Main Avenue.
End of Year NPS Schedule
2 hour Early Dismissal at 1:20pm on:
Wed Jun 19th
Thu Jun 20th
Fri Jun 21st
Lunch will be served each day!
Click this link for all schools end of year and graduation schedule:
Click the link for 2013-2014 NPS School Calendar
* It's that time again! CLICK HERE for 2013-2014 NPS Budget info and data from the district site
FREE WORKSHOPS FOR PARENTS, TEACHERS & AIDES:
SECTION 504 PLANS vs IEPS: DIFFERENCES AND DISTINCTIONS -Tuesday, June 4, 2013 ● 7:00-9:00pm ● West Rocks Middle School, 81 West Rocks Rd, Norwalk
Is your school district preparing to exit your child from special education services and implement a Section 504 Plan? What types of services and supports may your child receive with a 504 Plan? What are the legal protections accompanying a 504 Plan? How can a 504 Plan accompany your child beyond high school?
Amy Vatner, an attorney with the Alfano Education Law Group, will help you understand the significant differences between an IEP and a 504 Plan for your child.
*Avoid Summer Brain Drain with Aristotle Circle Peers! - Summer is a great time to catch up or get a jump-start on next year. Maybe your child wants to learn something new? Multi-talented and experienced Peer tutors can help and make learning fun! Let us create a summer package that meets your needs and schedule! Any subject/any grade. Test Prep, Study Skills, Admissions Guidance! Summer Special as low as $350 for 10 lessons. Bring together a couple of friends and host a summer camp, like Kid's Book Club, Music lessons, Learn Spanish, Math enrichment and more. Get group pricing and free tutoring hours! Contact Susan Zelman at 203-858-9389 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more info or visit our website at http://peers.aristotlecircle.com.
*Click the link for info on NPS Summer Camps and Announcements
Think it! Create it! Solve it! - is our school theme this year. The emphasize will be on critical thinking and problem solving. Building and applying these skills was the impetus for our state's transition to the Common Core Standards.
As we begin the transition, learn more by going to the NPS website, which has a page set up with more info on the Common Core Standards: Here's the link:
And recent articles:
PTO Council News
Please note that our general meeting dates will be changing from Monday to Tuesday. This is to accommodate changing work schedules of Exec Committee members. All meetings will be in the Community Room at City Hall, unless otherwise posted on the website.
We highly encourage you to attend these meetings! We realize that everyone is busy but we need every school present.
The new meeting dates are:
Tuesday, March 26th
Tuesday, April 23rd
Tuesday, May 28th
Tuesday, June 11th
BoxTops, Labels For Education and onecause.com
BoxTops and LFE:
UPDATE! We've been paid $2111 this year and on our way to earning $2,000! We've purchased playground balls and jump ropes for the recess bin with our LFE points!
So, keep clipping and sending in your BoxTops and Labels for Education from everyday products you buy! Consider buying a brand with a BoxTops or Label for Education! It all adds up!
You can help us earn even more!
Go to the BoxTops website http://www.boxtops4education.com/Default.aspx and all you need to do is register - it’s easy! – and then you can participate in eBoxTops, check out Bonus BoxTop offers (special promos and sweepstakes and more) and even shop online at the BoxTop Marketplace with over 175 retailers that give eBoxTops back to our school when you shop online.
To shop online go to Boxtop Marketplace: http://www.boxtops4education.com/earn/marketplace
To see Bonus offers:
To earn e-Boxtops (Click and Earn)
How does Click & Earn work?
First register with the Box Tops for Education website, or if you’re already a member, log in and confirm your information. Then click on any one of the different activities available to start. Maybe you’ll view a video, or take a survey, or provide feedback on a product. For every activity you complete you’ll be instantly credited with eBoxTops® credits that go directly to your designated school. It’s that simple. You give us your time and your valued opinion and we give your school 10 cents for every eBoxTops credit you earn!
We will be adding new activities as we continue to grow this program, so be sure to visit often to check out the new activities we have available for you to earn cash for your designated school. Anyone can join so be sure to share this opportunity with your friends, family and colleagues and see your school’s earnings grow even faster!
CRANBURY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL - this school has 133 registered supporters
Contact Jen Cobbs, our BoxTops Coordinator with any questions at email@example.com.
IMPORTANT NOTE ABOUT CLIPPING LABELS FOR EDUCATION!!
But please be sure when you clip Labels For Education labels, you include the UPC! See picture below for example. THANK YOU!
*If you are making online purchases, be sure to register at onecause.com first and then link to your favorite shopping site. Cranbury will receive a percent of your online purchase made through onecause.com
More USEFUL LINKS To learn about local events/places to go, Visit:
www.CTvisit.com/connections.aspx?id=1 -- The Family Fun page of ctvisit.com with lots of ideas for great family fun this winter.
We'd love to hear your suggestions and ideas for keeping this newsflash relevant. Please send any items to include or comments to Susan Zelman at firstname.lastname@example.org or 642-4627.