9:30 AM - 11:00 AM 5th Gr. Visits NEMS
The Roots Project - New Egypt Day, May 26th
Fourth grade students in Mrs. Dancer’s class worked with Mrs. Williams in art class to create an amazing painted rain barrel that the NJ Department of Environmental Protection gave to them. In December of 2015, an environmentalist from Trenton visited the class, brought the rain barrel, and taught the students all about how rain barrels can be used in our gardens to help conserve water and water our plants. They began to participate in the 2016 Rain Barrel Challenge.
Students worked within the theme of “Protect Me from Marine Debris” and learned about how harmful garbage is to wildlife in the Barnegat Bay. Acrylic paint was used by the students and they chose to create a sunset background and silhouettes of Barnegat Bay wildlife in dark colors.
Students learned how to work together as a group and the result was a beautiful rain barrel that shows creative thinking skills. The rain barrel will be used in the school garden to catch rain water that will then be used to water the plants. The students have a lot of positive memories about the whole process in creating their rain barrel. They also became environmental ambassadors for the Barnegat Bay.
Everyone can vote for the school’s rain barrel as part of the challenge. If the barrel gets enough votes it will go on to individual judging and may win a Barnegat Bay Festival in June for the whole school!
Nominations Needed for Friend of Education Award
The Board of Education is seeking input from the Plumsted Township Community on nominations for the Friend of Education Award. Below are examples of the criteria for this award:
• Community member or someone directly involved with the Plumsted Township School District
• Someone who has served on various school committees
• Past Board of Education Member
• Business Owner in the community
• Someone who has shown exemplary support for education
Please submit your nominee suggestions to Lori Wilkins, Administrative Assistant to the Superintendent by email to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than Friday, May 13, 2016.
“Shine your Smile Day” is coming!
The Plumsted Township School District is pleased to offer dental services for our students through the Smile Program. The Smile Program will come totally equipped to each school and provide dental examinations, cleanings, fluoride treatments, x-rays and sealants. No child will ever be turned away because of financial need. Please fill out the required Smile Program application and Board of Education waiver given out in school and return it to your child’s school as soon as possible. This information and forms can also be downloaded by clicking HERE.
Any questions can be answered by the Smile Program 1-888-833-8441 or your child’s school nurse.
GERALD H. WOEHR ELEMENTARY SCHOOL – Tentative JUNE 9, 2016
NEW EGYPT PRIMARY SCHOOL – JUNE 9, 2016
District’s Anti-Bullying Coordinator
Mr. Rick DeMarco
115 Evergreen Rd.
New Egypt, NJ 08533