Sussex Avenue HSA Weekly Bulletin:
November 26- November 30

Monday will be a "B" day
A note from our Co-Presidents

Welcome back! We hope everyone enjoyed the Thanksgiving Break and stayed warm!

A huge thanks go out to Lynn Gutkin and Rachel Flynn for running a great book fair the past 2 weeks! The weather did not cooperate with our sale schedule and we are so thankful that they were able to add an extra day to the sale last week. Thanks also to all the volunteers who came in to help. The kids always get so excited to shop for and pick out their own books!

This week is the first of our two scheduled Parent Teacher conference days so a reminder that Wednesday is a half day! The second scheduled conference day is next Monday which will also be a half day.

Our Fall fundraiser items will be delivered to the school by the end of the week and we hope to get all items home to you by the weekend.

Finally, this week we have a night scheduled HSA meeting. Please join us this TUESDAY, November 27 at 6:30pm in the Media Center to hear more about district news and school happenings! Hope to see you there!
Kathleen Kalaher Humbert and Kristin Deleppo
Upcoming Events:

  • HSA Meeting - November 27, 6:30 pm
  • School Spirit Day - November 30
  • Conferences, Early Dismissal- November 28, December 3
  • Picture retakes - December 4
  • Holiday Shop - December 4, 5, 6
  • Harlem Wizards - December 8
  • 3rd & 4th Grade Choral Concert - December 18
  • 5th Grade Band & Orchestra Concert - December 19

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The Sussex Holiday Shop will be December 4, 5, and 6th. It is a great time for our students to do some holiday shopping on their own. We need your help to assist our students with their shopping, check them out and wrap their gifts. It is a great way to get in the holiday spirit!


Tis the season for colds and runny noses. Specialists kindly ask that you bring in donations of tissues and hand sanitizer! Any contributions are appreciated!
Donations appreciated!

Ms. Kelly has p lans to have students in technology complete some fun, low budget projects. Links to the projects and items needed are below.

3rd grade Explore Gravity with a Pom Pom Drop. Items needed: toilet paper and paper towel rolls, small poms poms, small rubber balls, tape

4th grade:   Wood in the Bath Tub Items needed: wooden clothespins, craft sticks, and binder clips, tape

5th grade: Items needed: shoe boxes, craft sticks, tape 


This is a wonderful event run by our Sussex Ave Student Council representatives to provide pjs for those less fortunate. Collection runs now through November 30.

Holiday Teacher Tribute Program

Are you looking for that perfect gift this holiday season? Wondering how to recognize the teachers and staff members in the Morris School District who have made a difference in your child's life? Through the MEF's Holiday Teacher Tribute program, you can honor administrators, coaches, counselors, assistants, custodians, librarians, nurses, cafeteria workers, bus drivers, secretaries, and of course, teachers by making a donation in their name. Make your shopping much easier this season by honoring special people in your child's school with a Teacher Tribute!  

Visit  to purchase your Teacher Tributes today online! 

The Holiday Teacher Tribute deadline for in-school delivery before the holiday break is December 14, 2018. Orders received after this date will be delivered in January 2019.
Auditions for Morristown Onstage: History Happens Here! 

Morristown Onstage, the MEF's premier fundraising talent show will be on Wednesday, February 27, 2019, at the Mayo Performing Arts Center. Now is your chance to share your unique talent. The area's best amateur talent can audition on December 15, 2018 at MHS for a chance to win one of three prizes ($1000 for 19 & older, $1000 for 18 & younger, $500 for viewers' choice). If you live, work, train or go to school in Morristown, Morris Township or Morris Plains, or if you are a Morristown High School alum you can audition. Don't miss your chance! Sign up today at Audition registration required. 

The Morris Educational Foundation, in partnership with the MSD's Office of the Superintendent, is proud to present


November 29 @ 7:00 pm, MHS Auditorium 
Featuring Dr. Robert Brooks -
Psychologist, Author & Parenting Expert 
Faculty member of Harvard Medical School

Dr. Brooks is one of today's leading parenting experts and authors on resilience, self-esteem, motivation and family relationships Aligning with the District's goals of educating the whole child and fostering Social-Emotional Learning (SEL), Superintendent Mackey Pendergrast will introduce the program and join Dr. Brooks for the Q&A session. 

To learn more visit  RSVP  HERE.