PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE 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 the building. 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. Overall Winner 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 September 17th 3rd Michelle Grille Mrs. Klimek and Mrs. Goerke 3rd Grade 1st Dana Bosland September 24th 2nd Emily Garceau Mrs. Tomaszewski and Ms. Recchia 3rd Natalia Jasiak REMINDERS 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 Bernadette Callahan) All flyers and forms are posted on our website! SCHOOL MURALS CALENDAR OF EVENTS Congratulations to students whose OCTOBER th th 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 Shayna Rives NOVEMBER st 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 (Thanksgiving recess) 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 Work session: Redner, who donated all the dirt to fill the Monday, October 19th garden beds. Business session: 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. OR SHINE!).
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