May 7, 2018
As I sit to write this newsletter, it amazes me that we have just seven weeks of school left on the calendar. However, the end of the school year certainly represents a very busy time in our schedule, and I wanted to share some events that will take place in May.
On May 11 we will hold our final School Dance of the school year for Grades 5-8 at 6:30 PM in the gymnasium. On May 14 and May 15 , students in Grade 5 and Grade 8 will participate in NJSLS-Science testing. The Grade 5 testing will last 60 minutes and the Grade 8 testing will last 90 minutes. On May 15 , the Board of Education will hold their monthly meeting in the auditorium at 7:00 PM. On May 18 , we will hold our annual Field Day. This year Field Day will be held at the Recreation Center, so plan to dress your children accordingly and please protect them from the sun with sunscreen. On May 23 , Mrs. Antonucci and the Advisory Board of the National Junior Honor Society will hold our school’s first induction ceremony at 7:00 PM. On May 24, we will hold our concert for grades PreK-3 at 7:00 PM in the auditorium. On May 28 , school will be closed in observance of Memorial Day. On May 30 , all 7 Grade families are encouraged to attend an informational meeting about next year’s Grade 8 trip to Washington DC at 7:00 PM in the auditorium. On May 31, we will hold our concert for grades 4-8 at 7:00 PM in the auditorium. Finally, on June 1 , our PTO will host the annual PTO Community Extravaganza at 6:00 PM at the Recreation Center.
One item that I would like to highlight is the Board of Education meeting on May 15. We will begin this meeting with a discussion about school safety and the Bradley Beach Police Department will be on hand to present a possible option of employing a full time police officer in our school in a shared service capacity. Time during the meeting will be dedicated for public comments about school safety, so all members of our community are encouraged to attend.
Additionally, I would like to formally welcome Ms. Sarah Poppe to our family as she has started in her new role as Supervisor of Curriculum and Instruction. Ms. Poppe has already made a positive impact to our school and I know she will be a tremendous asset in Bradley Beach for years to come.
I hope you all enjoy the unofficial start to the summer season. If you have any questions about items in the newsletter, or if you need clarification on any points, please do not hesitate to contact my office.
Dr. Stephen Wisniewski