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Dear Parents/Guardians:

Last night we had our spring concert, which was a huge success!  Our band, chorus, and recorder students played to a packed house and then got to perform for their peers today in the morning.  If you did not get a chance to attend here are a few short videos for you to see some of the performances:

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLwTXjAVXyLYiXlrfVO0uuU7swac6SuFce

Have a great day!

Sincerely,
Sean Dunphy
Principal ~ South Amboy Elementary School

Posted by sdunphy  On May 23, 2018 at 12:26 PM
  
Dear Parents/Guardians:

Spirit Week is quickly approaching.  It is the week of 5/21-5/25.  Here are the themes of each of the days:

Monday, May 21 --Crazy Hat/Crazy Hair Day
Tuesday, May 22--Sports Day
Wednesday -- May 23- Pajama Day'
ThursdayMay 24- Rainbow Day (must have at least three different colors)
FridayMay 25- Purple and Gold Day (must have both colors to be counted)

Thank you,
Sean Dunphy
Principal ~ SAES
Posted by sdunphy  On May 16, 2018 at 2:07 PM
  
Dear Parents/Guardians:

There is a fundraiser set for May 20th at the Middle/High School.  This fundraiser is for the Hugh Riley Rone Scholarship Fund.  There will be plenty of trucks, facepainting, 50/50, and more.  This event is always well attended and is for a good cause.  Please see the flyer for more details.

TAT 2018 Flyer 2 school.pdf 

Sincerely,
Sean Dunphy
Principal~SAES
Posted by sdunphy  On May 04, 2018 at 12:54 PM
  
Dear Parents/Guardians:

There is an all call going out tonight, here is what the message contains:

This afternoon we had a shelter in place drill.  The staff and students are instructed to lock the door, shut the shades and then instruction can continue as normal. This drill went very successfully. Please speak with your children about the activity.


Thank you and have a great evening! Sincerely, Sean Dunphy Principal ~ SAES



Posted by sdunphy  On Apr 30, 2018 at 2:09 PM
  
Dear Parents/Guardians:

We are having a "Healthy Snack Recipe" contest run by our Cafeteria.  It is open to all students in grades 4 and 5.  All students received information last week regarding the contest.  Recipes are due in by this Friday 4/27/18 (the sheet says Thursday 4/26, but we are extending it a day).  Please see the file below for more details:

FC_Recipe_Card_Format..pdf

Sincerely,
Sean Dunphy
Principal ~ SAES
Posted by sdunphy  On Apr 24, 2018 at 9:39 AM
  
Dear Parents/Guardians:

On Friday we had a vocabulary parade that went through the school.  Our third-grade students dressed up as some of their robust words.  This was a great success, we are very proud of all the students who participated and their teachers for taking the time to put this together.  You can see a snippet of the parade below:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v4Of_uUmjGc&t=8s

You can also see more pictures and video on Instagram and Twitter. (@SAES08879)

Sincerely,
Sean Dunphy
Principal ~ SAES
 
Posted by sdunphy  On Apr 23, 2018 at 2:15 PM
  
Dear Parents/Guardians:

There is an all call going out tonight, here is what the message contains:

Today Friday, April 13th, your children in grades k-5 were given their report cards for marking period 3.  Please check your child’s backpacks and folders to make sure that they have brought them home to you. If you have parent access to grade book you should be able to see the progress reports and report cards online as well.  If you did not receive a copy of the progress report and cannot view it online, please get in touch with the main office.


Thank you and have a great evening. Sincerely, Sean Dunphy Principal ~ SAES






Posted by sdunphy  On Apr 13, 2018 at 2:27 PM
  
Dear Parents/Guardians:

Our PARCC testing is upon us.  Over the next few weeks, we will be having our students take the PARCC test in both English Language Arts and Math.  This testing is for grades 3-5. All testing will begin around 8:50 and will run until approximately 11:00.  Please have your children get a good night’s sleep and eat a healthy breakfast so that they can perform to the best of their ability on the test.  Please have your children bring headsets to school for the test.  They are also allowed to bring a hard-wired mouse for testing on the chrome books, no wireless mice will be accepted.

PARCC Testing Dates:

Grade 3 -  4/17-4/20 (ELA),  5/7-5/8 (MATH)


Grade 4 - 4/23-4/26 (ELA), 5/9-5/10 (MATH)


Grade 5 - 4/30-5/3 (ELA), 5/14-5/15 (MATH) Sincerely,

Sean Dunphy
Principal ~ SAES
Posted by sdunphy  On Apr 11, 2018 at 8:22 AM
  
Dear Parents/Guardians:

The Crayola Factory has made a donation to our SAPTO Founders Day Dinner.  Along with their donation, they included coupons for the Crayola Factory.  Attached you can see the coloring sheet with a coupon at the bottom of it.  So if you are going to go to the Crayola Factory over spring break please use the coupon attached.

Crayola factory CP Cowboy.pdf

Crayola factory CP Mermaid.pdf

Sincerely,
Sean Dunphy
Principal ~ SAES
Posted by sdunphy  On Mar 29, 2018 at 9:19 AM
  
Dear Parents/Guardians:

There is an all call going out tonight.  Here is what the message contains:


This is just a reminder that tomorrow, Thursday 3/29/18 is a full session day.  We begin our Spring Break on Friday 3/30/18 and will re-open on Monday, April 9.


There is a lip sync competition that is going to be held at the Middle/High School on April 19th.  There will be permission slips sent home by tomorrow. These slips must be returned with the song on a CD by Tuesday, April 10.  Please see the permission form for details.

Thank you and have a great break! Sincerely, Sean Dunphy Principal~SAES



Posted by sdunphy  On Mar 28, 2018 at 3:36 PM
  
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