February 9, 2018Congratulations to Mrs. Altieri's class on their win of our second annual "Souper Bowl!" Thank you again to all the donations that were so greatly appreciated by the Morris Plains Interfaith Food Pantry.The start of our mural project is right around the corner. You won't want to miss an opportunity to volunteer and help create a mural that will be part of our school for many years to come! Please refer to the PTO section for more information.Just a reminder that school is closed next for mid-winter recess. Valentine's Day parties will be held in classrooms on Wednesday, February 14th. Students will not be permitted to exchange candy/food or goody bags due to allergies. Please feel free to contact your child's teacher with any questions regarding classroom plans for the day.We were unable to to go outside for recess today, due to icy conditions on the pavement and field. Please remember every effort is made to get the students outside for play on a daily basis. After the weekend warm up and rain, I anticipate we will be able to resume outdoor recess. Please send your child to school with appropriate outerwear and footwear for soggy conditions outside.There is an attachment regarding a parent presentation on mental health at MJS on you may be interested in as well as information regarding the upcoming author visit.Please find the February calendar available for your review. The 100th day of school will be recognized on Monday, February 12th, due to the snow day this week.Calendar Reminders:Board of Education Meetings: Tuesdays, , 7:30 P.M., MHS Media CenterSchool Closed: . We re-open Tuesday, February, 20thFamily Bingo Night: , TJS Jaguar JunglePTO Update:- Come join in the fun as we create a massive mural that will transform our school into a work of art! There will be something for everyone! We will need help to set up, tape, paint, assist the kids, and do touch ups at the end. NO ARTISTIC SKILLS ARE NEEDED - just a willingness to pitch in! We have coordinated times when the children will be working on the mural. See the heading of each slot for class info. Please note that the most important days are the prep and touch up days. If you cannot commit to the entire time, you can come and go during that time slot, but we ask you to try to give us at least an hour each time. The sign-up genius can be found https://m.signupgenius.c
om/#!/showSignUp/10c0d4fa4ab2a a5f85-tjsmural- The Torey J. Sabatini PTO wants to spread the word that “Kindness is Cool.” The PTO is offering for sale “Kindness is Cool” t-shirts and will be sponsoring a “Kindness is Cool” Spirit Day. T-shirts are not mandatory and kids can choose to just wear blue in support of this message! Deadline to order is . The order form is attached below.- SAVE THE DATE for Family Bingo Night - in the Jaguar Jungle. Please remember that this is a FAMILY event, not a drop off event. Please do not let children roam the halls unattended.- The Adult Social will take place on . SAVE THE DATE! More details to come very soon!Community Announcements:Preschool Advantage pays to send 3 and 4 year old kids from working families to one of 22 great local preschools so they can start Kindergarten at the same level as their more well off peers. We have three preschools in Madison: Madison Montessori, Rainbow Montessori and the recently added F.M. Kirby Children's Center. We are in the middle of a growth plan and are expanding the number of kids we help from 60 to 100! Right now, we are looking for families who may need our support for the 2018-2019 school year. What I’m asking is for you to spend 5 minutes checking out our website, and for you to spread the word if you know of someone who may need our help, or would be a great source of referrals for us! It may be one of your teachers, or a friend of a friend. The more people who know about us, the better! Please visit the website today!