Sussex Avenue HSA Week
May 6 - May 10
Monday is a "C" day.

A note from our Co-Presidents

The first week of testing is over and Mrs. Vaccaro reports that everything went smoothly and that the children felt well prepared. Testing continues this week so please continue to support your children by making sure they are at school on time and well rested!

This Friday is our biggest fundraiser of the year - the Color Run ! The kids have a blast running and getting covered with color. We will prepare for the big day with Spirit week - Monday is School Spirit Wear! Don't forget to get your pledge forms in as soon as possible. The donation sign-up is listed below - we are still in need of a few items and would appreciate all the help we can get!

This week we will be celebrating our Teachers! The HSA will be hosting a special treat for the teachers each day of the week. Please help us make this week a success and who our appreciation for their dedication to our children! The link to the signup is below. Items can be dropped off Monday, May 6th to the main office.

Finally, we would like to thank Lynn Gutkin and Joanna Mertz for organizing the school stores this year. They do a great job and the kids love shopping and checking out the merchandise! Thanks also to the volunteers who help out the day of and make it possible to run.

Have a good week!

Kathleen Kalaher Humbert and Kristin Deleppo
Upcoming Events:

  • May 10-Color Run
  • May 15- 4th & 5th Band and Orchestra Concert 1:45 pm.
  • May 16-Family Fun Night Softball Game
  • 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

Click here to view Mrs. Vaccaro's weekly newsletter!  
C O L O R R U N - M A Y 1 0 T H !!

Our Spring Color Run is our largest fundraiser. We can't organize this without the help of our school community.

We will also accept parent donations to use as prizes such as gift cards, unopened/unused age appropriate toys/crafts, etc. If you would like to donate prizes, please send to the office marked Color Run prize donation.

Sign up to help:

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 

All donations are due by May 8 in order to be considered for prizes!

Spirit Week - Get ready to RUN for FUNds!

Monday 5/6 - Wear your best Sussex spirit wear

Tuesday 5/7 - Wear the color that represents your grade:

3rd - red
4th - green
5th - blue

Wednesday 5/8 -  Show your love of sports and exercise with your  Favorite Sports Shirt or hat

Thursday 5/9- Crazy Hair Day 

Friday 5/10 -  Wear your  Favorite Running Gear  and get ready to run! 

Also, wear or bring a white shirt to wear during the run. If you ordered a white T-shirt for your child to wear at the color run, it will be given to them on Friday 5/10 by their teachers

Please don't forget to send in your pledge money to be entered into our prize raffle!

This week is Teacher Appreciation Week! Please sign up if you are able to contribute a sweet treat to our staff!

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

Morris Education Foundation 25th Anniversary Gratitude Grant Awards

In honor of the Morris Educational Foundation’s 25th Anniversary, each of the 10 school in the Morris School District received a $5,000 Gratitude Grant. Our school received:

Sussex Avenue
“Star Space” Mindful Learning Center  The MEF's Gratitude Grant will bring "Star Space" to Sussex Avenue students to use for author visits, mindfulness and meditation, yoga, indoor recess, and class lessons.  Flexible furniture will include portable whiteboard tables, stools, and active seats; wobble cushions, beanbag seating, yoga mats, and more.  Teachers will use the space for classroom lessons, enrichment activities, and projects.  This alternative learning space aligns with our work with Growth Mindset, Mindfulness activities, and Social Emotional Learning, which rests in the belief that all students can succeed with effort and motivation. "Star Space" is coming soon!
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.