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June 12, 2017

The close of the school year brings with it an opportunity to reflect on the many successes we celebrated this school year.

To highlight a few:

  • Robin Moore-Greene, Ed.D., principal of Roland Rogers, was recognized by the NAACP as an Honoree for Education;
  • Board members Beverly Evensen (6 years) and Robert Iannacone (20 years) were recognized for their service to the BOE;
  • Reeds Road Elementary School earned Silver Level Certification by Sustainable Jersey for Schools;
  • the American Heart Association recognized Smithville Elementary School for being the #2 school in the state by raising $10,290.54 in one year and Reeds Road Elementary School for raising $32,538.00 between 2010-2016 in support of Jump Rope for Heart;
  • GTMS students were awarded 1st Place in the Elks Lodge of Galloway "Americanism Essay Contest";
  • Six GTPS students auditioned and were selected to participate in the 2017 All South Jersey Junior High Honors Band;
  • Sixteen GTPS students auditioned and were selected to participate in the 2017 South Jersey Elementary Honors Band;
  • Steve Bolli, Sr., was named the 2017 Atlantic County Facilities Manager of the Year;
  • Roland Rogers Elementary School was recognized for fundraising over $23,350 this March and over $89,600 total between 2011-2017 for the St. Baldrick's Organization;
  • GTMS Wrestling Team earned Atlantic Cape Cumberland League Championship for the third year in a row;
  • Six Galloway Township Middle School students participated in the Junior Division at the Jersey Shore Science Fair and one moved on to the Delaware Valley Science Fair;
  • Reeds Road and Smithville Elementary School GEM Teams advanced at the Odyssey of the Mind Lighthouse Regional Tournament to compete at State Regionals;
  • Smithville Elementary School Mathletes earned 3rd Place and Honorable Mention in the Jersey Shore Mathletes Tournament;
  • GTMS Jazz Band earned Gold Rating at the Mainland Jazz Festival and earned special awards in the Rhythm Section;
  • Five 6th Grade Chorus Members from Roland Rogers Elementary School were accepted to participate in the 2017 All South Jersey Honors Chorus; and
  • Jennifer R. Baldwin, Ed.D., Director of Special Education, was named a Top 40 Under 40 recipient for her community service and educational leadership

On behalf of the Board of Education, I extend heartfelt thanks to our parents/guardians and the community for your support throughout the year. We believe that a strong partnership between home and school is essential to a quality education. Together we can ensure that Galloway Schools remain places "where children and learning come first!"

Whether you spend your summer barbecuing, at the beach, or in a frenzy of vacations & visits, it's a time to relax, recharge, and spend time with family and friends. But what about all the hard work your child has done during the 2016-2017 school year? Studies show that your child could lose knowledge, particularly in math and reading skills, over the summer months (http://www.ericdigests.org/2003-5/summer.htm), and we don’t want that to happen! Brushing up on skills doesn’t have to take the form of producing essays or solving pages of long equations...check out some of the resources below to keep your youngster sharp and prepared for the 2017-2018 school year - which starts on Wednesday, September 6!

Have you reserved your spot in Summer Theatre or Summer Pops? Now's the time! CLICK HERE for all the forms you need to get started – see you there!

Check this list for a whole bunch of activities to do right in your own backyard: The Galloway Community Services Summer Billboard

Student Homepage: http://gtpsstudent.weebly.com/
This page was created and is maintained by our Curriculum Supervisors. Your children often utilize this page during the school year, and find it chock-full of activities, games, and homework help. Start your summer learning adventure here, or visit at any time during the school year!

Do you have younger children? Check these sites out:

Are you raising a budding "techie"? Here are some awesome iPad apps tested by our Curriculum Supervisor, Mrs. Betty Napoli: http://gtpsipad.wikispaces.com/+Best+Apps

Is your child artistic?
Here’s some crafty ideas to keep them busy:
https://www.care.com/a/62-summer-crafts-for-kids-1307010525

Does your child live for sports? Remember to play it safe with these tips: http://www.safekids.org/tip/sports-safety-tips

Some Other Ideas for your "Home Summer School":

• Start by making a list of the most important and obvious educational milestones that your child achieved during the school year (i.e. alphabet recognition, letter/sound correspondence, counting, the names and order of the planets, algebra, etc.). Seeing all of this information on paper will give you an idea of what you need to work on over the summer.

• Spend at least 20 – 30 minutes each day reading with your child or having your child read to you. Look for reading programs at your local library, bookstore, or church to keep your youngster interested.

• Stimulate math skills by letting your child estimate prices in the grocery store, plan how much a family vacation will cost, or have them help you with the cooking for measurement skills.

• Take classes together. Many places offer classes during the summer months that will allow you and your child to spend time together. You may want to expose them to something they wouldn’t learn in school (perhaps a class in sculpture or paper-making), or reinforce something they learned that year (computer courses in word processing or web page design). You could even try something new…consider visit Grow Yoga (kids classes available): http://www.growyoganj.com/

• Have them keep a journal of all the things they do. Maybe they’ll want to draw pictures of places they go on a family vacation, or write a poem about a day at the beach. Not only will this keep writing skills sharp and peak their creativity, but at the end of the summer they’ll have a wonderful scrapbook of memories from the summer of 2017.

• If you do go on a family vacation, why not let your child research places on the Internet before you go? They can gather all the information they can find about a certain destination or choose a few locations and compare them. They can then map out the route, choose the hotels you stay in, find restaurants in the area, estimate the cost of a flight for the entire family, and so much more!

• Take them on day trips – museums, zoos, galleries, historic villages…they’ll have so much fun they won’t even realize they’re learning!

Speaking of museums, zoos, and other fun places to visit, here's a list of some local destinations to visit during those long, lazy days:

Finally, remember that in addition to district programs like Summer Learning, Extended School Year, Summer Theatre & Pops, the district offices are open all summer, and I encourage you to contact me if you would like to discuss your child’s education, or other matters relating to the school district. Have a great summer!

Annette C. Giaquinto, Ed.D.
Superintendent of Schools
Meeting the Standard of Excellence
giaquintoa@gtps.k12.nj.us
609.748.1250, ext.
1016



What does your child need for the 2017-2018 school year? Our School Supply Lists have been posted. Check them out HERE.


Interested in enrolling your child in our Preschool Program for 2017-2018?

Call Pomona Preschool principal Dr. Donald Gross at 609-748-1250, x. 4444 to discuss options.



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