McKnewsletter Weekly


McKnewsletter Weekly
McKnewsletter Weekly
M.E. McKeown School
Oct. 19, 2016
Board of Education Meeting
October 19 – Official Mtg @ 7:00 p.m.
November 9 – Work Session @ 7:00
Dear Parents/Guardians:
Last Wednesday we had a special visit from the Hampton Township Volunteer Fire Department for Fire
Prevention Week. I want to thank our local volunteers for spending their time with our students. The volunteers
presented our students with fire safety information. The volunteers also invited our students to explore the fire
truck, and a sprinkler trailer which the students enjoyed. Each student left with a goodie bag from the fire
department and everyone seemed to really enjoy the presentation.
Congratulations to several of our staff members. At Mondays in-service three teachers were honored for their
years of service to McKeown. Third grade teacher Mrs. Carrie See, and sixth grade math teacher, Mrs. Kim
Macfie, were honored for 15 years of service; and Mrs. Sue Verrico, paraprofessional, was also honored for her
15 years of service to our students at McKeown. Many thanks to these educators for continuing to provide the
best to our students.
Our rain garden project is officially underway. As you pull into the school driveway get ready to see some
changes over the next week or two. It’s a very exciting time for McKeown and many thanks to those involved
with this project.
Enjoy the rest of the week!
Janet Goodwin, Ed.D.
Principal, McKeown
Awesome Attitude Winners for September are:
Grade 1
Grade 2
Grade 3
Madalyn Kealy
Lauren Horn
Marcus Esposito
Grade 4
Grade 5
Grade 56
Brenna Philson
Rose Doherty
Hunter Jackson
Congratulations to all of our children who received Awesome
Attitudes for September. Keep up the good work.
Gentle Reminder: (from page 7 of the McKeown Calendar/Handbook)
Students who are late to school (after 8:30 a.m.) must report directly to the Main Office for a late pass. The late
arrival will be noted on the attendance slip and the student will then report to class. If a student should miss a bus, it is
the parent’s responsibility to see that the student arrives to school on time. If a school bus arrives late, the students will
not be counted as being tardy. Chronic tardiness will affect the student's academic progress and must be avoided.
Repeated tardiness will be subject to review by the New Jersey court system.
Main Office 973-383-5300
Attendance Line 973-383-8844
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TREPS meeting #3 at 3:00 pm until 4:45 pm
Game Club for Grade 5 at 3:00 pm until 4:15 pm
Chorale will meet at 3:00 pm until 4:30 pm
Yoga Kids for Grade 1, 2 & 3 will meet at 3:00 pm until 4:15 pm
Craft Club for Grades 3 & 4 will meet at 3:00 pm until 4:30 pm
TREPS meeting #4 at 3:00 pm until 4:45 pm
Grade 6 Pinwheel is going to KRHS art dept. at 12:30 pm until 2:50 pm
6th grade activity night at KRHS at 7 pm until 9 pm
Halloween Parade at 1:30 pm
Brain Game Club for grades 3 & 4 will meet at 3:00 pm until 4:05 pm
Game Club for Grade 5 will meet at 3:00 pm until 4:15 pm
Chorale will meet at 3:00 pm until 4:30 pm
Welcome to the world of Mythology! The sixth graders are knee-deep into challenges with Percy
Jackson as we examine Rick Riordan’s The Lightning Thief. Through the careful analysis of the main character,
Percy, we are becoming experts at stating our ideas to complex questions and then backing them up with
evidence and support from the text. You can find evidence of this by starting a conversation with your child
about which method they feel helps them learn more about the main character: Percy’s response to challenges
he faces OR his inner-thoughts. We are also focusing on using context clues for defining new and unusual words
instead of going right to the dictionary, google or even Siri. Finally we are learning to find the “gist” of chucks of
text to help us navigate through it more smoothly, as well as to quickly reference it when needed. We are
working really hard to enhance all of this learning in our Google Classroom! Homework assignments, classwork
assignments, class presentations, and other helpful information are found there. Ask your child about it!
Mrs. Homentosky
6th graders
attended the AntiBullying Summit
on October 19th at
Sussex Technical
Main Office 973-383-5300
Attendance Line 973-383-8844
The Hampton Township Educational Foundation partners with teachers,
administration and the community to provide grants for educational and community
opportunities outside the regular classroom curriculum. If you are interested in
supporting educational programs for your children please consider joining the
Not a lot of time? No problem.
We meet only once a month.
The following is just a little of what we have done:
The Dino Dig
The Lenni Lenape Program
Craft Club
Jump Rope for Heart
Medieval Times
Liberty Science Center Trip
Star Lab
Heritage Cooking Club
Pottery Grant
Agricultural History Trip
Scholarship to Graduating Hampton Senior
6th Grade Calculator Graduation Gift
Partnered with the Mike Biron Foundation in support of lighting the Little League Field at the
Township Park
Partnered with the community in creating a walking path in the Township Park
These are just some of the programs that have been supported and/or funded or partially funded by the
If you are interested in more information about what we do, becoming a member or
making a donation please email us at [email protected]
The Hampton Township Educational Foundation, Inc. is a not-for-profit, 501(c) (3) corporation and
all donations are tax deductible to the full extent of the law.
HTEF ▪ PO Box 478 ▪ Augusta, NJ 07822
Main Office 973-383-5300
Attendance Line 973-383-8844
Main Office 973-383-5300
Attendance Line 973-383-8844
Main Office 973-383-5300
Attendance Line 973-383-8844
Main Office 973-383-5300
Attendance Line 973-383-8844
Main Office 973-383-5300
Attendance Line 973-383-8844