Friday Newsletter: May 18, 2018

I hope everyone had a great week!

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  • This past Wednesday we had our sixth Wise Wednesday. Click here for information on our final iCONNECT lesson.
  • The fourth grade class trip (at TBD) is Monday, May 21!
  • The fourth grade class trip (away from TBD) is Wednesday, May 23!
  • The kindergarten class trip is Thursday, May 24!
  • Our Spring Concert is Thursday, May 24. Click here for more information.
  • On May 24 we will also be having our Spring Book Fair. During the school day, students will be able to visit the book fair to complete their wish lists. After school, our goal is to have the book fair open until 6:30 pm for purchases to take place (and for kindergarten students to visit/purchase).
  • For incoming kindergarten students, Kindergarten Roundup (orientation) is Friday, June 1. Click here for more information and to RSVP.
  • Summer Enrichment Workshops begin July 9. Click here for more information.
  • For those who have children who are backdoor pickup, please refrain from allowing your children to play in the woods. We will also do our part in making sure this doesn’t happen.
  • For next year, we’ll be having a new Child Care program, in partnership with the YMCA. Click here for the flyer, and more information is upcoming.

#OldTappanProud

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Should you have any questions, thoughts, or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me at 201-664-7176 or at cooperr@nvnet.org.

Ross Cooper
Elementary Principal
T. Baldwin Demarest Elementary School
Old Tappan School District
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Friday Newsletter: May 11, 2018

I hope everyone had a great week! And, Happy Mother’s Day!

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  • For next year, we’ll be having a new Child Care program, in partnership with the YMCA. Click here for the flyer, and more information is upcoming.
  • On May 15 at 7 pm in the TBD Library, our Guidance Counselor – Ms. Bur – will be facilitating a workshop on parenting. Click here for the flyer. If you would like to attend please RSVP to Ms. Bur via email – burb@nvnet.org.
  • This coming Wednesday, May 16, is our next Wise Wednesday. Please have your child wear his/her TBD spirit shirt or another green shirt in honor of the occasion. Connect Team Character!
  • Summer Enrichment Workshops begin July 9. Click here for more information.
  • The Old Tappan Recreation is hosting a free Flag Football Agilities Clinic on May 16. Click here for the flyer.
  • For those who have children who are backdoor pickup, please refrain from allowing your children to play in the woods. We will also do our part in making sure this doesn’t happen.

#OldTappanProud

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Should you have any questions, thoughts, or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me at 201-664-7176 or at cooperr@nvnet.org.

Ross Cooper
Elementary Principal
T. Baldwin Demarest Elementary School
Old Tappan School District
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Friday Newsletter: May 4, 2018

I hope everyone had a great week!

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  • Next week is Teacher Appreciation Week!
  • For next year, we’re pleased to announce our new Child Care program, in partnership with the YMCA. Click here for the flyer, and more information is upcoming.
  • For Grades 3-4, PARCC testing is May 1-9.
  • On May 15 at 7 pm in the TBD Library, our Guidance Counselor – Ms. Bur – will be facilitating a workshop on parenting. Click here for the flyer. If you would like to attend please RSVP to Ms. Bur via email – burb@nvnet.org.
  • Summer Enrichment Workshops begin July 9. Click here for more information.
  • The Old Tappan Recreation is hosting a free Flag Football Agilities Clinic on May 16. Click here for the flyer.

#OldTappanProud

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Should you have any questions, thoughts, or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me at 201-664-7176 or at cooperr@nvnet.org.

Ross Cooper
Elementary Principal
T. Baldwin Demarest Elementary School
Old Tappan School District
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Currently Reading: Rigorous PBL by Design

Friday Newsletter: April 27, 2018

I hope everyone had a great week!

A huge Thank You to everyone who came out to Casino Night on Thursday to support the school district.

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  • The Spring Fair is Saturday, April 28 at CDW!

2018 Carnival Flyer2

  • For next year, we’re pleased to announce our new Child Care program, in partnership with the YMCA. Click here for the flyer, and more information is upcoming.
  • For Grades 3-4, PARCC testing is May 1-9.
  • The second grade class trip is Friday, May 4!
  • On May 15 at 7 pm in the TBD Library, our Guidance Counselor – Ms. Bur – will be facilitating a workshop on parenting. Click here for the flyer. If you would like to attend please RSVP to Ms. Bur via email – burb@nvnet.org.
  • The NV Eagles Football Family is hosting its 2nd annual Punt Pass Kick Competition on May 20. Click here for the flyer.

#OldTappanProud

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Should you have any questions, thoughts, or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me at 201-664-7176 or at cooperr@nvnet.org.

Ross Cooper
Elementary Principal
T. Baldwin Demarest Elementary School
Old Tappan School District
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Friday Newsletter: April 20, 2018

I hope everyone had a great week!

We were all completely blown away by today’s International Dances. Thank You to everyone who worked so hard to make it happen, and to those who took the time out of their busy schedules to see it in action. (Make sure to check out the photographs on social media.)

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  • The third grade class trip is Wednesday, April 25!
  • Poem in Your Pocket Day is Thursday, April 26! Click here for more information.
  • The Casino Night Fundraiser is Thursday, April 26 at the Rockleigh Country Club!
  • The Spring Fair is Saturday, April 28 at CDW!

2018 Carnival Flyer2

  • Third and fourth grade parents, click here for information regarding this year’s PARCC testing.
  • An early reminder so you can mark your calendars…The TBD 4th grade band concert will be held on Wednesday, June 13. The concert will start at 7:00 pm and will last approximately 45 minutes. Students should arrive at 6:45 pm. Please wear concert appropriate clothes for the performance. DRESS TO IMPRESS!

#OldTappanProud

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Should you have any questions, thoughts, or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me at 201-664-7176 or at cooperr@nvnet.org.

Ross Cooper
Elementary Principal
T. Baldwin Demarest Elementary School
Old Tappan School District
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Currently Reading: The Power of Habit

Friday Newsletter: April 6, 2018

I hope everyone had a great week, and that you’re looking forward to a fun, relaxing break!

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  • Kids Night Out is Thursday, April 19! Click here for more information.
  • On Friday, April 20, parents are invited to watch the International Dance Show performed by TBD students. It promises to be a fantastic, multi-cultural show!
  • Poem in Your Pocket Day is Thursday, April 26! Click here for more information.
  • Third and fourth grade parents, click here for information regarding this year’s PARCC testing.
  • An early reminder so you can mark your calendars…The TBD 4th grade band concert will be held on Wednesday, June 13. The concert will start at 7:00 pm and will last approximately 45 minutes. Students should arrive at 6:45 pm. Please wear concert appropriate clothes for the performance. DRESS TO IMPRESS!

#OldTappanProud

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Should you have any questions, thoughts, or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me at 201-664-7176 or at cooperr@nvnet.org.

Ross Cooper
Elementary Principal
T. Baldwin Demarest Elementary School
Old Tappan School District
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Currently Reading: The Power of Habit

Friday Newsletter: March 30, 2018

I hope everyone had a great week!

The Art Show and Invention Convention were a complete success. It was so inspiring – seeing such creativity, innovation, and risk-taking on display. Make sure to check us out on social media for photographs!

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  • Monday, April 2 is Autism Awareness Day. We will be celebrating by wearing blue and, throughout the week, collecting monetary donations for Autism Speaks. Teachers will be sharing information about autism with their students.
  • Mark your calendars! This coming Tuesday, April 3, is our monthly Family Reading Night. It’s time to share some poetry!
  • It’s hard to believe it, but we are nearing the end of our Read to Make a Difference program. All tracking sheets and donations should be brought to school on Tuesday, April 3. Thank you for supporting the program!
  • Kids Night Out is Thursday, April 19! Click here for more information.
  • Third and fourth grade parents, click here for information regarding this year’s PARCC testing.

#OldTappanProud

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Should you have any questions, thoughts, or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me at 201-664-7176 or at cooperr@nvnet.org.

Ross Cooper
Elementary Principal
T. Baldwin Demarest Elementary School
Old Tappan School District
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Currently Reading: The Power of Habit