Friday Newsletter: June 15, 2018

I hope everyone had a great week! Thank you to everyone who came out to Wednesday night’s band concert.

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  • Click here to access the 2018-2019 supply lists.
  • Representatives from our new aftercare program – Wyckoff YMCA – will be at TBD on Tuesday, June 19 at 7 pm for parents to learn about programming.
  • For next week’s Crossing Over ceremony, we are not setting a limit on how many family members can attend. However, if possible, you are encouraged to not bring along younger children if they could cause disruptions.
  • If you have a child or children who will not be returning to TBD next year, please let us know. This information will be valuable as we create rosters for 2018-2019.
  • Summer Enrichment Workshops begin July 9. Click here for more information.
  • As you post district-related content (photographs, videos, etc.) on social media, we’d love it if you’d include the district hashtag, #OldTappanProud.

#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: Learning Targets

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Friday Newsletter: June 8, 2018

I hope everyone had a great week! Thank you to those who helped out with Field Day! It was amazing to see so many of us coming together for the benefit of our students.

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  • The kindergarten, first, and second grade students enjoyed a lively visit from author Michael Ian Black and illustrator Debbie Ridpath Ohi. Any books ordered will be given to students by next Tuesday at the latest. (The author and illustrator had many visits today and were doing the signing after all visit were done.) Thank you for your understanding and support!
  • The Fourth Grade Band has worked in small group lessons all year long. On Wednesday, June 13, each section of the band will perform short melodies that they have been working on throughout the year. Some songs will be repeated because the students love these melodies! The audience will learn to appreciate the sections that make up an entire band as each student will sit front and center for their performance. Students should dress neatly for this very special evening.
  • If you have a child or children who will not be returning to TBD next year, please let us know. This information will be valuable as we create rosters for 2018-2019.
  • Summer Enrichment Workshops begin July 9. Click here for more information.
  • As you post district-related content (photographs, videos, etc.) on social media, we’d love it if you’d include the district hashtag, #OldTappanProud.

#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: Learning Targets

Friday Newsletter: June 1, 2018

I hope everyone had a great week! Thank you to those who helped out with the second grade Magic School Bus Adventure and the first grade field trip.

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  • Mark your calendars! This coming Tuesday, June 5 is our monthly Family Reading Night! Click here to read more. Stop by the Old Tappan Library to pick up some wonderful summer reads!
  • On Tuesday, June 5 we’ll be having our Fourth Grade Transition. Student Council officers from CDW will be visiting our fourth grade classrooms to discuss CDW and to answer any questions. After, our fourth graders will go to CDW for a tour.
  • Wednesday, June 6 is the third grade Singing for Seniors Concert, and residents from the Sunrise Senior Center are more than welcome to join us. This event supports “TBD Connects with Our Community,” which is one of our character education initiatives. This concert is for the students only.
  • Our kindergarten, first, and second graders are in for a big treat next Friday, June 8! Thanks to Books, Bytes & Beyond, author Michael Ian Black and illustrator Debbie Ridpath Ohi will be here to share their newest book with us, I’m Sad. It’s always such a great experience when students get to see how an author and illustrator create their work.
  • The Fourth Grade Band has worked in small group lessons all year long. On Wednesday, June 13, each section of the band will perform short melodies that they have been working on throughout the year. Some songs will be repeated because the students love these melodies! The audience will learn to appreciate the sections that make up an entire band as each student will sit front and center for their performance. Students should dress neatly for this very special evening.
  • Summer Enrichment Workshops begin July 9. Click here for more information.
  • For the 2018-2019 school year, regarding regular education grade level changes, Ms. Collucci will be moving to first grade and Ms. Madera will be moving to fourth grade.
  • 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.
  • As you post district-related content (photographs, videos, etc.) on social media, we’d love it if you’d include the district hashtag, #OldTappanProud.

#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: Developing Natural Curiosity through Project-Based Learning

Friday Newsletter: May 25, 2018

I hope everyone had a great week! And, thank you to everyone who came out to last night’s concert.

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  • For the 2018-2019 school year, regarding regular education grade level changes, Ms. Collucci will be moving to first grade and Ms. Madera will be moving to fourth grade.
  • The second grade Magic School Bus Adventure is May 30-31!
  • The first grade class trip is Thursday, May 31!
  • For incoming kindergarten students, Kindergarten Roundup (orientation) is Friday, June 1. Click here for more information and to RSVP. On this day, current kindergarteners will be dismissed at 12:15.
  • 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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Currently Reading: Developing Natural Curiosity through Project-Based Learning

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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Currently Reading: Rigorous PBL by Design

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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Currently Reading: Rigorous PBL by Design

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
Instagram / Twitter / Facebook

Currently Reading: Rigorous PBL by Design