The Falcon Flyer
One Year Anniversary!
 Monroe Township School District
A Message From The Superintendent's Office
 
                                                                                               
Dear Falcon Community,
In honor of all workers, including those work-at-home parents, I wish everyone a safe and healthy Labor Day weekend. In reflecting on the meaning of Labor Day, and the original intent behind the passage of Labor Day as a national holiday in 1896 during Grover Cleveland's Presidency, I applaud the efforts of the workers who have contributed to this great nation. The willingness and determination to tackle tough problems throughout the years has required creativity, critical thinking, knowledge and perseverance. These traits, along with other habits of mind, are needed during transformational times. I believe we are in the midst of a transformational time, as new careers based on advanced technologies and an emphasis on entrepreneurship place both opportunities and challenges in front of us. These disruptive trends affect how education is delivered in schools. Therefore, we are looking to build upon our Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math (STEAM) initiative to examine innovation in education and the dispositions, or habits of mind, needed to be successful. We will also utilize the resources from our corporate and university partnerships to help us offer resources and opportunities to our students and staff.  More information regarding this initiative will be included in future editions. As I have mentioned in previous publications, our student enrollment continues to grow. We have had over 200 new students enroll this summer, and the trend shows no sign of slowing down. We will be working throughout this year to finalize plans for new schools and/or additions to house our growing student population. At this point, it appears as though we will be proposing a referendum to finance the construction needed to build the new schools and/or additions. I will be speaking to the community throughout this year to communicate the need for additional schools and to provide updates on the finalized plan. As you may imagine, there are many factors which need to be considered before presenting a finalized plan. In this edition, you will find important information regarding transportation, school opening times, the district calendar, the district app, sports schedules and community groups. You can also follow us on Facebook, Twitter and our web site.
Our teachers and staff have worked extremely hard to prepare our schools, facilities, classrooms and buses for the opening of school on Tuesday. We are looking forward to the return of our students and the ensuing excitement that accompanies them. I wish everyone a great school year.

Respectfully yours,
Michael Kozak
Dr. Michael Kozak
Superintendent of Schools
 

Important Transportation Information!

Dear Parents,

Our transportation department has worked extremely hard this summer to prepare for the upcoming school year. New buses and drivers have been added to accommodate the influx of over 200 students to our existing bus routes. This continued student enrollment growth impacts our routing system, which sometimes results in adjustments being made to existing bus routes. If this occurs to you, we ask for your patience and understanding. We used the feedback from the transportation survey administered last year to institute new or revised procedures. We have also worked with our bus contractors to try and secure the same drivers as last year, as the drivers have become familiar with the neighborhoods and will be familiar to the parents and children in Monroe Township. The Monroe Township School District bus drivers will still be driving the majority of our bus routes. Safety is paramount in the design of our bus routes and scheduling of students for buses and drop off/pick up locations. Bus stops for middle and high school students are different than bus stops for our elementary students. Bus stops for students attending afterschool activities may also be different than their normal bus stop, as we have less buses to drop off students in a larger geographical area. If your child attends an afterschool activity, our transportation department will provide the location of your child's bus stops to you. The first week of school often results in temporary adjustments to the schedule due to traffic patterns, the addition of new students to buses and our youngest students becoming familiar with boarding and disembarking buses. We ask for your cooperation by having your child at the bus stop ten minutes prior to their stated pick-up time and expecting that your child may arrive ten minutes later than their drop off time.  We continually strive to improve our services to the students and parents of the school district. Therefore, your feedback is important to us. If you have a concern or question, I ask that you email Ms. Geri Sullivan at Geri.Sullivan@Monroe.K12.NJ.US

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School Starts Tuesday
September 6, 2016
  Please note the start time for each school.
 
Barclay Brook  and Brookside         School Hours
  9:05 a.m. - 3:34 p.m.
        
Oak Tree Elementary School   Hours  
8:55 am-3:24 pm
            
Mill Lake School Hours
            8:50 am-3:19 pm

Woodland Elementary School Hours
8:10 am-2:39 pm

Applegarth School Hours
9:05 am-3:34 pm

Middle School Hours
8:10 am-2:39 pm

High School Hours
7:27 am-2:00 pm


Back to School Night!

School
Date
Time

Applegarth 9/20/2016
7:00 pm

Barclay 9/22/2016 7:00 pm
Oak tree 9/28/2016 6;30 pm
Brookside 9/20/2016 7:00 PM
Woodland 9/12/2016 6:30 pm
Mill lake 9/19/2016 6:00 pm
High School 9/13/2016 6:30 pm
Middle School
8th grade
6th grade
9/15/2016
5;00-6;30 pm
7:30-9:00 pm
Middle School
7th
9/21/2016 6:00-7:30 pm 




 
September is Pediatric Cancer Awareness month

Kindergarteners
Can Now Join Cub Scouts!

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        Lion Club & Pack 54
 



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In This Issue
Quick Links
High School

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The Falcon Flyer!
District Newsletter

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 2016-2017   Calendar

9/5/2016
Closed

Labor Day
9/6/2016


1st day for students
9/26/2016
Staff full day
in service
Closed for students



Student
Registration &
Documents

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Sports Center


For information on all of our athletic schedules, forms, etc.

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District Mobile App
The district now has an app.  You can use the links below to download this FREE mobile app on your mobile device.
 
If you would like to see the Monroe app, please down load this app and search for Monroe township school district, from the the available links below.  




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 Athletic Dept.
If you are looking for the latest information on the Monroe Township School District Sports Programs, including score updates and highlights, simply text 40404 and insert follow @monroeathletic in the message box. Or, follow us on Twitter at @monroeathletic.
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   Twitter  M.T.S.D.
 
Wow! Look at us...Another Twitter account to follow. This twitter feed will provide general information about our schools and community. Simply text 40404 and insert follow @mtsdfalcons in the message section of the text or Click here:M.T.S.D
 
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Facebook

Monroe Township School District would like to formally announce the official opening of our Facebook page.


Monroe Township High School
College and Career Counseling Center
Office Hours Monday -Friday 7:30 - 3:00 pm 
Monroe Township High School's Guidance viewpoint places the individual in the position of central importance and requires that all phases of the school program be aimed at assisting all students to achieve their maximum potential. We believe that in order to accomplish this task, a team approach involving students, counselors, teachers, parents and administrators must be utilized. Only through home and school cooperation can we fully assist in the educational, emotional and social development of our students.
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Child Safety

Guidelines for Parents

By taking responsibility for your children's online computer use, parents can greatly minimize any potential risks of being online. Make it a family rule to:
  • Never give out identifying information- home address, school name, or telephone number- in a public message such as chat or bulletin boards, and be sure you're dealing with someone that both you and your child know and trust before giving it out via E-mail. Think carefully before revealing any personal information such as age, marital status, or financial information. Consider using a pseudonym or unlisting your child's name if your service allows it.
  • Read More Child Safety
  • Article From Monroe Township Police Dept.
Monroe Township School District 
   http://www.monroe.k12.nj.us
423 Buckelew Avenue
Monroe Township, NJ 08831