Sussex Avenue HSA Week
May 13 - May 17
Monday is a "B" day.

A note from our Co-Presidents

This week will be busy at Sussex Ave School! On Wednesday, t he 4th & 5th Grade Band & Orchestra Concert will take place at 1:45pm. On Thursday evening, we will hold our Spring Family Fun Night parents vs. staff kickball game! Come to play or just watch! Don't miss out on the fun!

The Color Run is now on Friday, May 17th. This is our biggest fundraiser of the year and we hope to raise $5,000! We are far below our fundraising goal. Currently, we have raised $2,022 based on donations received from only 25% of our Sussex Families. Your contributions are needed for the many programs, activities and support that the Sussex Ave HSA provides to our students, teachers and classrooms throughout the school year. The HSA also funds many end of year activities for the 5th graders including the yearbook, 5th Grade Extravaganza and moving up ceremony. Your help is needed to finish the year strong and to kick-off our next school year as well. No donation is too small! 

Lastly, a huge thank you to Melissa Johnson and the parent volunteers for making last week's Teacher Appreciation Celebration a success!

Have a good week!

Kathleen Kalaher Humbert and Kristin Deleppo
Upcoming Events:

  • May 15- 4th & 5th Band and Orchestra Concert 1:45 pm.
  • May 16-Family Fun Night Kickball Game
  • May 17-Color Run (Rain Date)
  • May 20- 4th & 5th Chorus Concert 10 am
  • May 20 - FMS Showcase for 5th Graders 6:30 @ FMS
  • May 21- HSA meeting with Superintendent 7:00pm
  • May 30- Incoming 3rd Grade Parent Orientation
  • June 7- Field Day
  • June 11- 5th Grade Extravaganza
  • June 19 - 5th Grade Moving Up Ceremony

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C O L O R R U N - M A Y 17 T H !! (Rain date)

Our Spring Color Run is our largest fundraiser of the year! Our fundraising goal is $5,000 and we are still accepting donations!

Echo Dot for the biggest fundraiser

All students with at least $20 in donations will have a chance to be entered into a raffle for more prizes including gift cards 

We also need help with set-up and clean-up on the day of the Color Run.

Sign up to help:

Parents vs. Staff Kickball Game

When: Thursday, May 17th
Where: Sussex Avenue School Field
Time: 6:30pm

Kids come cheer on your parents and favorite teacher! Bring picnic dinner, blankets and lawn chairs. Ice cream truck will be there too! Don't forget to bring money to purchase.

Please be advised students must be accompanied by an adult, students cannot get dropped off.

If you would like to participate in the game, please sign-up below. Contact Melissa Johnson @ with any questions.

Field Day is June 7. Sign-up below if you can volunteer at this fun, all-day event!

Please join Superintendent Mackey Pendergrast for a discussion about district communications. Topics will include: 

WHERE ARE WE NOW? Superintendent presentation on recent communications improvements and goals moving forward

Discussion about what matters most to parents about their children's experience in the MSD 

HOW ARE WE DOING? Feedback from parents on district communications practices and sources of information

WHAT ELSE IS ON YOUR MIND? Other questions parents would like to address to the superintendent

Por favor, únase al superintendente Mackey Pendergrast para conversar sobre las comunicaciones del distrito. Se ofrece tradución. Los temas incluirán: 

¿ DÓNDE ESTAMOS HOYEN DIA? Presentación del superintendente sobre mejoras recientes en las comunicaciones y metas para el futuro 

¿ QUÉ QUIERE PARA SU HIJO(A)? CONVERSACIÓN sobre qué es lo más importante para los padres sobre la experiencia de sus hijos(as) en el MSD. 

¿ CÓMO LO ESTAMOS HACIENDO? Comentarios de los padres sobre las prácticas de comunicación del distrito y las fuentes de información 

¿ QUÉ MÁS ESTÁ EN SU MENTE? Otras preguntas que a los padres les gustaría hacerle al superintendente Lo invitamos a asistir a cualquiera de los siguientes Foros de Comentarios de Padres, organizados en los HSA en todo el distrito:
Senior Signs
The Morris Educational Foundation is proud to offer its Senior Signs Program for families of graduating FMS students. Honor your graduate with a sign celebrating this hard-earned and significant milestone! 

Your sign will be delivered to your home the weekend of June 8. All orders and payments are due by FRIDAY, MAY 24, 2019.