Sussex Avenue HSA Weekly Bulletin:
November 5- November 9

Monday will be an "E" day
A note from our Co-Presidents

We hope everyone had a wonderful Halloween! The Sussex parade was so much fun and we were glad to see that so many parents/family members came out to watch and support the students and staff!

This week we have full days on Monday and Wednesday only. School is closed on Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday.

Our Book Fair will be held from November 12-16. Please consider signing up to help the kids shop for books.  (See Sign Up Genius link below.)   All volunteers receive 10% off their purchase. Evening Book Fair hours will be held on Thursday, November 15 th along with Literacy Night.

We hope everyone has a great week!

Kathleen Kalaher Humbert and Kristin Deleppo
Upcoming Events:

  • School Closed - November 6, 8 & 9
  • Book Fair starts - November 12
  • Literacy Night - November 15
  • Early Dismissal- November 21
  • School Closed- November 22, 23
  • Conferences, Early Dismissal- November 28, December 3
  • 3rd & 4th Grade Choral Concert - December 18
  • 5th Grade Band & Orchestra Concert - December 19

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Scholastic Book Fair is coming soon!

The Book Fair will run from 11/12 - 11/16

Set Up Day is Wednesday 11/7. Students will come with their classes on  Monday 11/12  for a  Preview Day  and will create a book wish list to bring home. Students may bring money in any day after their preview to shop and purchase books. Cash, Check, Credit Card, and E-Wallet accepted - No Tax on purchases. Checks made out to: Sussex Ave School HSA

Online Book Fair is also available 11/12 - 11/21
Use this link:

E-Wallet Info:

Don’t forget your All For Book Fund spare change Baggie  (check backpacks for this)

We need volunteers to make this a successful event for our students.
All Book Fair Volunteers will receive a 10% discount on all book fair purchases.
Please use the following link to sign up to volunteer at the Fair and for Set Up/Breakdown.

Thank You!


Are you ready Sussex? The high-flying, slam-dunking, rim-rattling Harlem Wizards are coming to Morristown. Tickets are on sale now!! Seating is limited and we expect tickets to sell out, so order your tickets today at  or through the order forms sent home by backpack mail. Each purchase you make benefits Sussex Ave!

Don't miss out on this exciting community event! 

Questions? Contact Lauren Hassan.

Attention 5th Grade Parents!

Read below for important information about FMS!
Have your questions answered early!

IMMUNIZATIONS: All students who have turned 11 MUST have their Tdap/Menactra vaccines by the start of school in September, 2019. Don’t wait. Get these done as soon as your child turns 11 years old! Please send proof of immunizations to our school nurse.

SPORTS - FORMS AND REGISTRATION INFORMATION : Interested in sports? While you are at the doctor, consider getting the sports physical completed. These forms can be found at  

Click links below for a presentation and quick overview about immunizations required for incoming 6th graders, forms and registration info for participating in sports at FMS:

Full FMS athletic website:  

The show,  Prancer,  involves a young farm girl who has fallen on hard times. Throughout her family's struggles, she keeps her belief in Santa Claus and the idea that there are miracles in the world. When an injured reindeer appears in Jessica's backyard, she believes he is the famed "Prancer" from Santa's sleigh. Join us on her journey to nurse Prancer back to health and remind us of helping others- the true joy of the season! 
Get your TICKETS ONLINE now :
**Sunday Bonus Prancer**
Child's Package!** On Sunday, November 18 from 12:30pm -1:30pm, children with a bonus package can have their photo taken with Santa, complimentary cocoa and cookies and will receive a signed book from the cast of Prancer! See ticket website for more information!

Sussex Avenue's 3rd Grade Girl Scout Troop 96637 is organizing this year's annual fall food drive which will benefit the Interfaith Food Pantry. Their goal is to collect and donate 500 lbs of food to help local families in need. With the holidays and winter approaching quickly, please help them reach their goal by donating non-perishable food such as stuffing, instant mashed potatoes, canned vegetables, soup, canned vegetables, turkey gravy, rice, pasta, sauce, canned beans, cereal, coffee, canned fruit, brownie mix, fruit juice, baby food, wipes, diapers, etc. 

The food drive is going on now through  November 20th.   Please label your donations in a bag with the name of your child's teacher.  The classroom that donates the most items WINS a Popcorn and Pajama Party!  

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.