It is our pleasure to announce that Mrs. Julie Rosenberger has been selected as Newell Elementary School Teacher of the Year! Mrs. Rosenberger has been a part of the Upper Freehold Regional School District since 2004, first serving as a 2nd grade teacher and now serving as a 3rd grade teacher. Mrs. Rosenberger is the type of educator who is “willing to try anything” to help her students succeed and places a great deal of emphasis on making learning meaningful for all of the students who spend time in her classroom. She puts in countless hours of professional development during her own personal time to BE the BEST she can be. And,…………. MRS. ROSENBERGER IS THE BEST! Please join us in CONGRATULATING MRS. JULIE ROSENBERGER as TEACHER OF THE YEAR!
Newell Elementary will be celebrating our love of reading during Read Across America Week!! Starting Monday, February 25 thru Friday, March 1, we will have Crazy Dress Up Days based on books by Dr. Seuss:
Monday, February 25: Green Eggs and Ham Day-Wear GREEN!
Tuesday, February 26: Fox in Socks Day-Wear your CRAZIEST Socks!
Wednesday, February 27: Wacky Wednesday-CRAZY Hair Day!!!
Thursday, February 28: One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish-Wear your CLASS shirt!
Friday, March 1: Read Across America Day: Wear your PAJAMAS to school!!
We will culminate the celebration on Friday, March 1, with a visit from both author and balloon storyteller, Annie Banannie and classroom visits from the Cat in the Hat!
In an effort to provide the students and the families of the Upper Freehold Regional School District with some “family time” we have designated certain weekends as “No Homework/Family Time Weekends. As a school district, we recognize the demands of work and school on personal and family time and are mindful of how precious and important this time is. The following weekends have been designated as No Homework/Family Time Weekends for the entire Upper Freehold Regional School District.
* October 5th-October 8th
* November 21st-November 25th
* February 15th-February 18th
* May 24th-May 27th
We hope that this time is used to reconnect, without electronics with the family, by having the time to spend together with less distractions. Enjoy creating a meal together or go out for a bite to eat. Board games can pass the time in a fun way as well. However you decide to use the time, enjoy it as a family!
NES had a special visitor this morning to help us celebrate the 100 Day of School & Valentine’s Day–DR. FITZPATRICK. Dr. Fitzpatrick came dressed for the occasion sporting his coat filled with 100 Get Well cards that he received from his UFRSD family. We ALL felt the LOVE TODAY!
Today, Newell Elementary is holding its 2nd annual Pajama Palooza!! The Pajama Palooza is part the CARES program at Newell Elementary promoting empathy and kindness to others. The focus of this fun filled, lunchtime celebration, is to showcase Lala and Mimi’s Multari’s efforts to collect pajamas for children in need. Lala and Mimi have been collecting pajamas for children for 9 years distributing thousands of pairs of pajamas to children all over the country. Last year, Newell collected 329 pairs of pajamas to support Lala and Mimi. Today our goal is to collect 329 pairs + 1! Lots of dancing, games, and fun will be had today as we celebrate Lala and Mimi and the importance of our CARES program at Newell.
I would like to thank our CARES Committee and Mr. Rowley for making today’s Palooza so meaningful and fun for all of the students of NES!
In an effort to help promote our CARES curriculum, and an understanding of empathy (understanding the
Lauren and Mackenzie Multari (Lala and Mimi) are currently eighth graders at Reynolds Middle School in Hamilton. They have been helping children in need since they were in kindergarten via their Pajama Project. This past year, Lala and Mimi sent 2,169 pair of pajamas to children in need. We collected 329 right here during last year’s pajama drive at our school.
This year, Newell Elementary School will be collecting new pajamas during the week of February 4th-8th and will culminate with a pajama dance party during all of the lunches on February 8th, which will be attended by Lala and Mimi! Our goal is to collect ONE more pair of pajamas than we did last year.
What sizes do they need? What seasons? – They are currently requesting donations from sizes 5/6 to 14/16 (they have tons of infant/toddler pajamas right now). THEY CAN BE FROM ANY SEASON.
We encourage you to visit these websites to help you learn more about Lala & Mimi’s Pajama Project.
We look forward to having your children participate in community service in a very fun and exciting way and to learn about empathy.
Congratulations to the following Newell Elementary School teachers who have been nominated for Teacher of the Year. As I referenced in my announcement, NES is the BEST place to learn and grow because of these dedicated and talented educators. We are fortunate to have them on our team! These are educators who inspire, lead, learn and care. You are THE BEST!
A Very Special Congratulations To….Mrs. Fanning, Mrs. Graham, Mr. Wiederspan, Ms. Ingargiola, Mrs. Downs, Mrs. Moore and Mrs. Rosenberger!