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Dear Parents/Guardians,

Reports cards for marking period four are available on Parent Access at this time. Please log on to see your child's grades for this year. If you have any difficulty do so, please contact the school.

Reminder, tomorrow will be our last day of school and a short session. Although grades are out, attendance for tomorrow is still important.

Thank you,
Dr. McCabe
Posted by pmccabe  On Jun 19, 2019 at 9:33 AM
  
Dear Parents/Guardians,

Our updated yearbooks arrived today. Students who purchased one, or would like to, should see Mrs. Partenope in room 215 on Wednesday. You may also contact her at cpartenope@sapublicschools.com.

We still have books for sale.

Thank you,
Dr. McCabe
Posted by pmccabe  On Jun 18, 2019 at 5:28 PM
  

Dear Parents/Guardians:

Some important happenings at the MHS: (week of 6/17/19)

1) Welcome to the last week of school and my last weekly notice for the year. I hope the notices have been helpful.

2) Middle School trip to Frog Hollow was excellent! A big thank you to our PTO for making it happen and to our middle school parents for their patience and cooperation as they allowed us time to ensure drop off and pick up were safe and orderly.

3) The Last Dance: our 8th grade formal, the final dance of the year, was on Friday and everyone had a great time.

4) Graduations are this week: Wednesday at 7:00 pm for our middle school and Thursday at 6:15 pm for the high school slide show with the ceremony beginning promptly at 7:00pm. Tickets and gowns will be given to students this week as we begin practice.

5) Yearbooks: the yearbook company reports the updated yearbooks should arrive on Wednesday. Once they arrive I will notify everyone about picking them up. There may be a few left if you would like to purchase/reserve one. Please contact Mrs. Partenope if you are interested at cpartenope@sapublicschools.com. They are on a first come, first serve basis.

6) Summer math and LAL Packets: this week our math and LAL teachers will be giving out summer packets. They will also be posted to our website. To provide math support for students over the summer as they complete their math packets, we will have two days of math support at the middle/high school. On Wednesday, July 17, 2019, and Wednesday, August 14, 2019, we will have math help in our media center from 9:00 am to 11:00 am each day.

7) School Supplies:
please stay tuned over the summer. I will share a school supply list for parents who wish to purchase items students will need in September. I will send out a notification once it is posted.

8) Student schedules: I will notify parents when student schedules are available. They are generally available in mid August.

9) Events this week: (These dates are also on our school calendar.)
          June 17 - last full day of school
          June 18 - Short Session day
          June 19 - PTO bagel breakfast for our 8th grades
  June 19 - 8th Grade Graduation (Short Session day)         
    June 20 - PTO bagel breakfast for 12th Grade
  June 20 - 12th Grade Graduation and last day of school (Short Session day)

 If you have any questions, please call the school so we can assist you.

Enjoy the summer.

Thank you,
Dr. McCabe  


Posted by pmccabe  On Jun 16, 2019 at 8:48 AM
  
Dear Parents/Guardians,

For Frog Hollow tomorrow, parents who are driving and dropping their children off should enter via the Ferris Street entrance and will exit the rear of Frog Hollow by the YMCA. Having traffic flow in one direction should be safer and more efficient.

Students who are walking can enter Frog Hollow using the Ferris Street entrance or the rear entrance; both gates will be open.

We ask that students arrive no earlier than 8:00 am and no later than 8:15 am.

Upon arrival, students will gather by the tennis courts and attendance will be taken. 

For departure, we ask that all students not walking home be picked up promptly at 12:15 pm.

Parents picking up, once again, may want to enter via Ferris Street.

Students not attending Frog Hollow should report directly to school for a regular school day.

Thank you,
Dr. McCabe
Posted by pmccabe  On Jun 13, 2019 at 3:57 PM
  

Dear Middle School Parents,

Due to the pending rain on Thursday, we are moving the Frog Hollow trip to Friday, June 14, 2019. Tomorrow, Thursday, will be a regular day of school for everyone. Friday, students attending Frog Hollow, should report directly to Frog Hollow between 8:00 am and 8:15 am. Students will be dismissed from Frog Hollow following a short session schedule with a dismissal at 12:15 pm.

Thank you,
Dr. McCabe

Posted by pmccabe  On Jun 12, 2019 at 10:28 AM
  

Dear Parents/Guardians, 

In regard to yearbooks, for all parents/guardians who purchased a yearbook. I want to thank you for doing so and supporting our school. When the yearbooks arrived on May 31, we noticed there were a good number of errors and omissions; many more than we thought acceptable. We took action on Monday, June 3. We worked with the yearbook company and by the evening had completed what we felt were the necessary corrections. 

The yearbook company reported that they will have the corrected yearbooks to the school by June 19, 2019. I want all of my parents who purchased a book to have the corrected copy. If you have purchased a book and have it in your possession, you may exchange it for a updated one.

If you already have things written and memorialized in the original book, then of course you may keep it and will still be provided a corrected one.  Anyone who has not yet picked up a purchased yearbook, please wait until the new ones arrive on June 19.  

I apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused.  

At this time, we have 16 books that are still available for sale. If you are interested in reserving/purchasing one of the unsold books arriving on June 19, 2019, please contact Mrs. Partenope at cpartenope@sapublicschools.com.  

The remaining books will be sold on a first come, first serve basis. 

Sincerely,
Dr. McCabe

Posted by pmccabe  On Jun 12, 2019 at 10:10 AM
  

Dear Parents/Guardians:

Some important happenings at the MHS: (week of 6/10/19)

1) Finals: High School students will have finals for all subject areas (except math and English) beginning on June 10, 2019. Note: we will accommodate our seniors in Florida.

2) Middle School trip to Frog Hollow: The PTO is sponsoring a trip for our middle school students to go to Frog Hollow. Students attending the trip will arrive at Frog Hollow (not the school) between 8:00 am and 8:15 am on Thursday, June 13, 2019. Students can walk or be dropped off.  Students will enter the grounds and be directed by staff to gather by grade and homeroom inside Frog Hollow. The students will remain at Frog Hollow and engage in various activities offered, of course swimming is one of them. Students will be dismissed from Frog Hollow at 12:15 pm.

In the event of bad weather, we would cancel the trip. Parents would be notified via school messenger and a full day of school would occur with students arriving regular time and being dismissed at 2:34 pm.

Students not attending the trip by choice or due to a loss of privileges will arrive to school, not Frog Hollow, at the regular time and have a full day of school.

Permission slips were handed out in homeroom last week. One was also attached to my weekly parent email. Permission slips are due Monday, June 10, 2019.

3) Events this week: (These dates are also on our school calendar.)
           June 10 - High school finals begin
           June 13 - Middle School to Frog Hollow
           June 14 - 8th Grade Formal

4) Looking ahead: (These dates are also on our school calendar.)
           June 18 - Short Session
          June 19 - 8th Grade Graduation (Short Session)
          June 20 - 12th Grade Graduation and last day of school (Short Session)

 If you have any questions, please call the school so we can assist you.

Thank you,
Dr. McCabe  

Posted by pmccabe  On Jun 09, 2019 at 7:31 AM
  

Dear Parents/Guardians:

Some important happenings at the MHS: (week of 6/3/19)

1) Benchmark and Finals:
Benchmark testing: (math and LAL only)
June 3 and 4 for our middle school
June 5, 6 and 7 for our high school
Finals
Finals for all other subject areas for our high school students begin on June 10, 2019. Note: we will accommodate our seniors going to Florida

2) Middle School trip to Frog Hollow: The PTO is sponsoring a trip for our middle school students to go to Frog Hollow. The trip will be on Thursday, June 13, 2019. Permission slips will be distributed in homeroom this week. On June 13, 2019, we will be walking to Frog Hollow and dismissing middle school students from Frog Hollow following a short session schedule; thus, a 12:13 pm dismissal. In the event the trip needs to be cancelled due to weather, the middle school students would stay at school and follow a full day schedule with a 2:34 pm dismissal.

3) Events this week: (These dates are also on our school calendar.)
           June 3 - Benchmark testing begins
           June 6 - Not Even Once Program, session three (grade 10)
           June 6 - Sports Banquet
           June 7 - Senior Florida trip

4) Looking ahead: (These dates are also on our school calendar.)
           June 10 - High school finals begin
           June 13 - Middle School to Frog Hollow
           June 14 - 8th Grade Formal
           June 18 - Short Session
           June 19 - 8th Grade Graduation (Short Session)
          June 20 - 12th Grade Graduation and last day of school (Short Session)

 If you have any questions, please call the school so we can assist you.

Thank you,
Dr. McCabe  

Posted by pmccabe  On Jun 02, 2019 at 8:14 AM
  

Dear Parents/Guardians:

Some important happenings at the MHS: 

1) Varsity Jackets: Athletes interested in varsity jackets, please see Mr. Zalocki asap.

2) Senior Sports Banquet: if you have not already done so, please register that you are attending by using this link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1LykmOkOQ_e1G_p7umXqUlXqd9C5HF1mOwno2CV_xBc8/edit

3) Benchmark and Finals:
     Benchmark testing: (math and LAL only)
          June 3 and 4 for our middle school
          June 5, 6 and 7 for our high school
     Finals
          Finals for all other subject areas for our high school students begin on June 10, 2019.
          Note: we will accommodate our seniors going to Florida

4) MHS Book Fair:  On May 28th  - 31st the MHS Library Media Center will host a Book Fair.  All middle school students will visit the Book Fair with their Language Arts class section.  High school students are welcome to visit the Book Fair with a pass from a classroom teacher or during their lunch period.  

Interested in using the Book Fair eWallet? Give your student a secure, cash-free way to shop the fair. Simply create a free account with a pre-authorized spending limit, and have funds immediately available. Go to https://bookfairs.scholastic.com/bookfairs/parent-how-it-works.html to learn more.A

ll South Amboy families may shop at the online Book Fair at http://www.scholastic.com/bf/southamboymiddlehighschool1

5) Middle School Extended Day Program:
The middle school extended day program that ran on Mondays and Wednesdays after school this year has ended.

6) South Amboy MHS Student Artists:
Join our celebration on Wednesday, May 29, at 6:00 pm. Location: South Amboy Arts, 141 N Broadway. Gallery Show Opening with student art, readings and musical performance.

7) Mallory’s Army: A presentation for our entire school on Thursday, May 30, during the day and an evening event for adults in the community at 6:30 pm. Please see flyer.  This presentation is given by Dianne Grossman, the parent of Mallory Rose Grossman, age 12, of Rockaway, NJ. Mallory, and young girl with a bright future, took her life as a result of bullying. This presentation is judged to be appropriate for students in middle school through high school. If you have any questions, please contact the school. For more information, please visit: https://mallorysarmy.org/

8) Wanted - Dirty Cars: the student council car was will be held this Thursday at 4:00 pm until 6:00 pm at the Board of Education parking lot.

9) Events this week: (These dates are also on our school calendar.)
         May 27 - School Closed for Memorial Day
         May 28 - NJ Science Assessment for grades 8 and 11 begins
         May 28 - Book Fair begins and Honor Society Dinner in the evening at 6:30 pm
         May 29 - Grade 11 trip to Ellis Island and Statue of Liberty
         May 29 - Art Show at the Gallery on Broadway at 6:00 pm
         May 30 - Student Council Car Wash at 4:00 pm
         May 30 - Mallory's Army - a Powerful Anti-bullying Presentation for Parents and Community Members to be held at                        6:30 pm.

10) Looking ahead: (These dates are also on our school calendar.)
           June 3 - Benchmark testing begins
           June 6 - Not Even Once Program, session three (grade 10)
           June 6 - Sports Banquet
           June 7 - Senior Florida trip
           June 10 - High school finals begin
           June 14 - 8th Grade Formal
           June 18 - Short Session
           June 19 - 8th Grade Graduation (Short Session)
           June 20 - 12th Grade Graduation and last day of school (Short Session)

If you have any questions, please call the school so we can assist you.

Thank you,
Dr. McCabe  



Posted by pmccabe  On May 28, 2019 at 1:21 PM
  
Dear Parents/Guardians,

On Thursday, May 30th, we will have a presentation at our school titled, Mallory's Army; this presentation will be made by Mrs, Dianne Grossman. Mrs Grossman will be talking about her daughter Mallory’s struggle with bullying that ended in Mallory committing suicide. Mrs. Grossman's mission is to educate students in both middle and high school about bullying, its consequences, how to identify behaviors, prevent it from happening and support those who experience it. The message is very powerful.

Mallory was a New Jersey middle school student and Mrs. Grossman will be speaking candidly about her daughter’s death. The program has been provided to a number of schools in New Jersey with positive reviews. We believe her message is important and will serve to benefit our school community. There will be a presentation during the school day for all grades. We will also have a presentation for our parent community at 6:30 pm on May 30th at the Middle High School. All are welcome to attend. Please go to the Mallory’s Army Facebook page and/or the Mallory’s Army website if you would like more information about Mrs. Grossman’s presentations and the Mallory’s Army Organization.

If you have any questions about the presentation or reservations about your child attending, please contact the school.

We would like to have an estimate of the number of parents planning to attend. Please email our guidance department at haffriol@sapublicschools.com if you plan on attending.

Thank you,
Dr. McCabe
Posted by pmccabe  On May 23, 2019 at 6:01 AM
  
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