The Falcon Flyer Email Newsletter - August 2017- Edition #23
The Falcon Flyer Email Newsletter 
 AUGUST 2017
"Back to School Edition"
Your Monthly News & Updates
A Message From The Superintendent's Office...

Summer Greetings to the Monroe Township and Jamesburg Communities,
I hope each of you has enjoyed the pleasant weather we have experienced this summer. The nice weather has afforded us the opportunity to maximize the time spent on our outside projects as we prepare the schools for the return of students in September. Building projects to improve our facilities, securing supplies, writing curricula, analyzing data, opening a new budget year, registering new students and hiring new personnel are just some of the many tasks that are accomplished during the summer months.
We presented schematics of a proposed new elementary school, new middle school and an addition to our high school at the June 14, 2017 Board meeting. This upcoming school year, we will be scheduling meetings for parents and community members to discuss new schools and how we intend to house students until the new schools are built. Times and locations for these meetings will be widely disseminated and I encourage all of our parents to attend the meetings to stay informed. Concurrently, we are supporting a voter registration drive by the League of Women Voters, who will have tables at all of our Back to School Nights. It is extremely important that all eligible voters are registered, as we expect to propose a referendum for the building of new schools.
This past school year, members of the community, Board of Education, teachers, administrators and elected officials attended NJ Senate and Assembly hearings to continue our fight for fair funding. I am happy to report that we were successful in getting the State legislators to agree to increase school funding, in part, to underfunded school districts throughout the State of New Jersey. The Monroe Township School District received an additional $458,098, which the Board agreed to put toward tax relief for the Monroe Township community. This addition will further reduce the already lowest tax increase that the school district has proposed in the last ten years. We feel that it is important to continue to be fiscally prudent with district finances, while still meeting the needs of the students and staff. This additional state aid is being regarded as a down payment from the State, as we plan on continuing to fight for our fair share of school funding.
We are continuing to expand upon our Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math (STEAM) initiative, as well as Language Arts, Social Studies and all other areas of our curriculum. Teachers and supervisors worked during the summer to ensure all curricula areas are up to date and we are looking forward to another successful school year with our students.
There is information contained within this newsletter regarding the opening of school, transportation and other important topics. Please be sure to align the school dates with your home calendars.
I look forward to seeing all of our students return in September. Until then, please enjoy the remaining days of August.
Yours in Education,
Michael Kozak
Dr. Michael Kozak
Superintendent of Schools
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August 29 Freshman Orientation @ MTHS Student Names beginning with A-L
August 30 Freshman Orientation @ MTHS Student Names beginning with M-Z
August 31 Kindergarten Orientation
September 6 ALL SCHOOLS - First day of school
September 21-22 ALL SCHOOLS CLOSED 
September 29 4 Hour Session - ALL SCHOOLS 

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Important Bus Information!

The district will be mailing bus information starting after August 14, 2017. 

Please be sure to check your mail for time and bus stop information.

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There will be a freshman orientation at MTHS for the following: 

Tuesday, August 29th for freshman students with last names beginning with A - L 

Wednesday, August 30th for freshman students with last names beginning with M- Z 

Orientation will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Students should be at their designated bus stop by 9:00 a.m. Students will report to the gymnasium when arriving at school. Freshman students should bring their iPad to orientation. Information was sent earlier regarding registering for your iPad Learning tool. At this time our ninth-grade students will meet with administration, teachers and school nurses.

A complimentary lunch will be served.

Kindergarten student orientation will be held on August 31, 2017 at your child's school of attendance.  Details regarding kindergarten orientation will be included in your child's class placement letter which will be mailed in the coming weeks.  If you have any questions regarding orientation, please do not hesitate to contact your child's school.

Monroe Township Middle School is excited to start the 2017-2018 school year!
Congratulations to our newly appointed MTMS Vice Principal, 
William Jacoutot!

Be sure to check our website for important information:
Summer Reading Assignment
Summer Math Assignment
Team Newsletters
Supply Lists by Grade
Special Dates, etc.
(you will be notified through parent access when they are available)
Permission for Your Child to be Photographed
Permission for Your Child to Travel on District School Buses
Student Agenda and Code of Conduct
Acceptable Use Policy for Access to Information, Software and Computing

MTMS Back-to-School Nights:
9/18/17 (8 th Grade) 5:00 pm
9/18/17 (6th Grade) 7:30 pm
9/25/17 (7 th Grade) 6:00 pm

Be sure to sign up for Parent Access! 

S tudent schedules will be presented through Parent Access later this month for  both the middle school and high school.
Back to School Nights/Times:
Applegarth September 19 - 6:30pm
Grade 4

September 26 - 7pm
Grade 5
Barclay Brook September 14 - 7pm
Brookside September 11 - 7pm
Mill Lake September 26 - 6pm - 8pm
Monroe Township High School September 12 - 6:30pm
Monroe Township Middle School September 18 - 5pm - 8th Grade

September 18 - 7:30pm - 6th Grade

September 25  - 6pm 7th Grade
Oak Tree September 27 - 6:30pm
Pre-K, Kindergarten, Grade 3

September 28 - 6:30pm
Grades 1 & 2
Woodland September 19 - 6:30pm
Regular School Day Schedule Times:
Applegarth 9:05 am - 3:34 pm
Barclay Brook 9:05 am - 3:34 pm
Brookside 9:05 am - 3:34 pm
Mill Lake 8:50 am - 3:19 pm
Monroe Township High School 7:27 am - 2:00 pm
Monroe Township Middle School 8:10 am - 2:39 pm
Oak Tree 8:55 am - 3:24 pm
Woodland 8:10 am - 2:39 pm
Capital Upgrades at Barclay Brook School - Summer 2017
Contractors are hard at work at Barclay Brook School this summer performing various capital upgrade projects to the school building and grounds. The 1936 building is undergoing a complete re-roofing and restoration/painting of the cupola and exterior millwork. The 1999 building addition is receiving a new roof membrane overlay. On the ground the entire parking lot is being demolished via milling and re-paved with new drainage piping and sidewalk sections for handicap accessibility.

Millwork Restoration Sidewalk Construction at Barclay Brook

Asphalt Milling at Barclay Brook


Did you know that crickets have more protein and iron than beef?  The staff and principal at Oak Tree School got a mouthful of protein and iron on June 8, 2017 at their Healthy Living Night!  Students and their families came out in crowds to stroll inside and outside of the building, experiencing a wide variety of activities designed to promote healthy living.

Outside of Oak Tree, students learned to play the game of cricket, hula hooped, planted seeds, strolled through the newly opened Oak Tree Garden, painted a mural, made a mini garden, toured a recycling truck, hopped in the back of an ambulance, and learned yoga on the lawn.  These are only a handful of the activities that made the night such a success. 

Inside the school, students practiced dance moves, meditated with soothing music and low lights, practiced physical fitness activities in the gym, and searched for hidden gnomes. 

Every station, designed by a committee of teachers at Oak Tree, made connections to healthy living, leading a balanced life, and general mindfulness. 

Many students said the highlight of the evening was watching Mrs. Dinsmore and their teachers eat barbeque-flavored crickets! 

Welcome Back Mr. Joe Calella!

Mr. Joe Calella has returned to MTHS on August 1, 2017 as our new 4th Vice Principal. Mr. Calella was a teacher at MTHS in our Social Studies department for over 10 years.  

Mr. Calella is returning to MTHS after a Vice Principal assignment at Holmdel High School. 

Congratulations Joe and WELCOME BACK!!!!

We are excited to present to you the 
2nd annual  MTHS Hall of Fame induction.  

We would like to pay tribute to the many individuals from our high school who have been a part of the MTHS athletic programs and part of the Monroe Falcons .
If you would like to nominate or re-nominate anyone who you feel is qualified, and meets the criteria, please click the link below.
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