November 5, 2019
I would like to thank all of the families who came out to support our annual Parade of Costumes. It is always a great time to enjoy and enrich our school community. Also, I want to thank all of the students and teachers who participated in the event by dressing in costume.
I would like to highlight a few events that will take place in November. School will be closed for the NJEA Convention on November 7 th and 8th . The PTO will hold their monthly meeting at 6:30 PM on November 13th . Report cards will be available on Friday, November 15th. On November 19th, the Bradley Beach Board of Education will hold their monthly meeting, and I encourage all parents to attend. On November 22nd , we will hold make-up school pictures for those students who were absent on Picture Day, or for students needing retakes. In order to have a retake, please send in the original picture packet with your child. On Monday, November 25th and Tuesday, November 26th , school will close at 1:00 PM to allow for Parent/Teacher Conferences. All families should look to attend these informative meetings, and I would encourage families to reach out to staff members to schedule a conference time. School will close at 1:00 PM on Wednesday, November 27th to allow families additional time to prepare for the Thanksgiving holiday. School will be closed on Thursday, November 28th and Friday, November 29th , to celebrate Thanksgiving.
One matter that will become more prevalent in the coming months is student dress for recess. I would like to remind students to come to school dressed appropriately for the colder weather. It is my intention to have outside lunch recess as often as possible. I feel that it is important for our students to have the opportunity to expend their energy while enjoying the fresh air. Please make sure that students come to school with coats, hats, and gloves. Also, please ask your children to place their hats and gloves in either their coat pockets or in the sleeve of their coat so they will not misplace these items or leave them in their classroom. Parents, please label all articles of clothing and lunchboxes.
I hope that everybody has an opportunity to stop and reflect about all that we are thankful for during this holiday season, and if you have any questions about November’s events, please do not hesitate to contact my office.
Dr. Stephen Wisniewski