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November 24, 2014

Thanksgiving is the perfect opportunity to show gratitude to our educators, parents/guardians, students and community members for your continued support of our schools. Whether you have brought in cans for a food drive, volunteered your time in our classrooms, served on our FSA or Advisory Team, or just visited our website to find out the latest news you have supported education in Galloway Township. A continued partnership is what makes Galloway Schools a place "where children and learning come first", and for that, I thank you! Please take a moment to read the short poem below, reflect on a quote or two, or click on the links to enjoy some short seasonal video clips. Have a great week!

Thanksgiving Feasting
When the Halloween pumpkins are gone,
And the leaves have all fallen to ground,
When the air has turned windy and cold,
Then Thanksgiving will soon be around.

Thoughts of loved ones all feasting together,
Pleasant pictures from past times appear
To dwell in each heart and each mind--
Then Thanksgiving is finally here!

The kitchen has scrumptious aromas,
The dining room looks oh, so fine,
Decorations with pilgrims and turkeys,
And now we are ready to dine!

First the napkins are placed on our laps;
Now the prayer for the meal to be blessed,
Then we stuff the good food in our tummies,
And we hope for it all to digest!

By Joanna Fuchs

"Give thanks for unknown blessings already on their way."  ~Native American Saying

"Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life.  It turns what we have into enough, and more.  It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity.  It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend.  Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today and creates a vision for tomorrow."  ~Melody Beattie

"Not what we say about our blessings, but how we use them, is the true measure of our thanksgiving."  ~W.T. Purkiser

Thanksgiving Overture | The Happy Thanksgiving Song

Annette C. Giaquinto, Ed.D.
Superintendent of Schools
Meeting the Standard of Excellence
609.748.1250, ext.

Santa's FREE Toyshop is Opening Soon!

CLICK HERE for the flyer (PDF)

Do you have a child between the ages 2-7?
Do you want a happier, healthier, safer home? CLICK HERE to see if Homestyles is your answer!

2014-2015 District Calendar (PDF)
BOE Approved: Feb. 24, 2014

See Our 2013-2014
Teachers of the Year!

CLICK HERE for "Budget Central"

CLICK ABOVE to access the Parent Portal!

CLICK HERE for the
Kids GO GREEN in Galloway Website!

NEW! Harassment, Intimidation and Bullying Report Cards (PDF; Posted March 18, 2014)
District Grade | Pomona Preschool | Arthur Rann | Reeds Road | Roland Rogers | Smithville | GTMS

School District Volunteers are needed!
CLICK HERE for more information - and thanks for your interest!

Important District Documents & Presentations:
NEW! NJ ASK 2014 Presentation (PDF; Oct. 27, 2014) | PARCC Information (PowerPoint & Handout - Sept. 2014)
Homework - The Galloway Schools Way | Teacher Evaluation System (Word, PDF) | Principal Evaluation System (Word, PDF)
2014 School Performance Reports (3-17-14) | Understanding Your School Budget/Taxes (8-25-14)

Public Service Announcements:

Recently Laid Off from the Casinos? Help is Here: The United Way Provides Help in Hard Times | Community FoodBank Supplemental Program
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