As fall approaches, in come all the changes of the new season; the colors of the leaves, cooler weather
and shorter days, the packing up of the crocs and shorts and taking out of sweaters and pants. There are
plenty of changes going on at our school as well. Students feel more comfortable walking the hallways
and buying their lunch and kindergarteners are coming off the bus looking like they have been coming
here for years. It’s only been one month - just imagine how they will be 6 months from now! Their
handwriting is becoming a bit neater, their reading stronger, and choice of colors to create pictures and
paintings more brilliant; making whatever they created come to life. Our school also got a face-lift, with
new flowers and vegetable beds for every class, new murals at the school entrance, a beautiful rock wall
and plants for our school sign (Thank you Sedlak Family!) and coming soon - a large mural on the side of
There is a lot going on with the PTO too! We kicked off the year with a KidStuff/Entertainment fundraiser,
awards for summer reading, class pictures, and back by popular demand, the GOLDEN LUNCHBOX!
Planning for the Halloween Hoopla is underway with games, prizes and a NEW Haunted House theme.
We held our first 2 meetings of the year and all were received with great enthusiasm.
We hope that every child comes home with
READING OLYMPIC RESULTS a positive attitude and fun stories to tell you
at the end of each day.
Zachary Seigal Change is good! Enjoy!
1st Grade PC PTO President
1st Catherine Morgan Cathleen Boorse
2nd Nicole Kreider
3rd Kenneth Langenmayr
2nd Grade SEPTEMBER GOLDEN
1st Zachary Seigal LUNCH BOX WINNERS
2nd Shannon Broderick
3rd Michelle Grille
Mrs. Klimek and Mrs. Goerke
1st Dana Bosland September 24th
2nd Emily Garceau Mrs. Tomaszewski and Ms. Recchia
3rd Natalia Jasiak
T-shirt orders are due Oct 14th (questions? contact Karen
Roughton or Cathleen Boorse)
Every Friday is Spirit Day at PC - so where your PC or a blue or
white t-shirt to show your SPIRIT!
Donations of baked goods and drinks needed for the Halloween
Hoopla – contact Wendy Rhoads or Erin Biegel to sign up.
Halloween pre-sale tickets can be purchased up through
Tuesday, October 13th! (questions? Contact Kelly Merlo or
All flyers and forms are posted on our website!
SCHOOL MURALS CALENDAR OF EVENTS
Congratulations to students whose
art work was chosen for the new 6 -8 : Bookfair
school murals 12th: Columbus Day (School Closed)
12th: REF Movie Day
Large mural: Madison Ward 16th: Halloween Hoopla (6–9PM,MJR)
Smaller murals: Kayley Harnett, 30th: Halloween Parade
Ryan Sullivan, Lainie Bower and
1 : Daylight Savings
3rd: Election Day
2009/2010 PTO MEETING 5th-6th: School Closed
SCHEDULE (NJEA Conference)
General Membership Meetings: 11th: 1st Marking Period Ends /
Wednesday, November 18th Veterans Day
12th: Prime 15 Night
Wednesday, January 13th
18th: Picture re-takes
Tuesday, March 23rd 20th: Report Cards
Monday, June 7th 21st: Mother/Son Event
Board Election and Budget Voting 23rd-25th: Early Dismissal
Meeting: (parent/teacher conferences)
Wednesday, May 12th 26th-27th: School Closed
AS THE GARDEN GROWS
Thanks to the Eat Local Organization,
Peter Cooper’s gardening program is
expanding abound! A $3000 grant from
the NJ Agricultural Society was recently
presented to the school by Susan
Macaulay. The grant has already been
used to fund the construction of garden
beds for each of the K-3 grades and as
COMMUNITY BULLETIN BOARD
well as the Ramapough Community Board of Education Meetings
Garden! An additional thank you to Roger
Redner, who donated all the dirt to fill the
Monday, October 19th
The PTO, the educators and Eat Local will,
Monday, October 26th
throughout the year, be engaging the
students in a curriculum geared towards All meetings start at 7:30 PM @ the
teaching young children the basics of MJ Ryerson School Library.
gardening and where food comes from.
Fire Expo - Sunday October 11th, 1-
On September 28th, Eat Local hosted a
4PM @ the Ringwood Library
apple tasting during which children were
able to taste 3 different types of local Ringwood Farmer’s Market –
apples. The kids loved it. Open every Saturday (9 AM to 1 PM)
through November at the Ringwood
Tasting results: 1st - Honey Crisp, 2nd –
Park and Ride on Cannici Drive (RAIN
Macoun, 3rd – Gala.