Friday Newsletter: January 11, 2019

I hope everyone had a wonderful week! This past Thursday, Grades 3-4 each experienced a half-day of Health & Wellness instruction, facilitated by Ms. Janowski and Mr. Kuizema. Be sure to ask them about it! Also, Grades K-1 continue to benefit from Phonics First, our new early literacy program. It’s exciting to get into classrooms to see the progress our students are making. Here are our upcoming events…

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  • Monday, January 14 at 3:00 pm: Talent Show Dress Rehearsal in the TBD gym
  • Tuesday, January 15 at 6:30 pm: Talent Show in the TBD gym
  • Wednesday, January 16: Special Lunch – New Year’s Chicken Nuggets
  • Monday, January 21: Martin Luther King Jr. Day, No School
  • Monday, January 21 – Friday, January 25: Kindergarten Registration
  • Wednesday, January 23: Boxtops Collection

#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: Radical Candor

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Friday Newsletter: January 4, 2019

Welcome back and Happy New Year! I hope everyone had a wonderful vacation. Over the break I enjoyed a good balance of work and relaxation. And I was able to spend time with family and friends, both in Connecticut and in Brooklyn. But, it’s great to be back at TBD!

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  • Tuesday, January 8: Family Reading Night – Resolve to Lead Something New. See below for information.

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  • Monday, January 14 at 3:00 pm: Talent Show Dress Rehearsal in the TBD gym
  • Tuesday, January 15 at 6:30 pm: Talent Show in the TBD gym
  • Wednesday, January 16: Special Lunch – New Year’s Chicken Nuggets

#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: Radical Candor

Friday Newsletter: December 14, 2018

I hope everyone had a wonderful week! Shoutout to Grades 3-4 and Mr. Natoli for working hard to make Tuesday night’s Winter Concert a success!

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A reminder…

Holiday Week

  • Wednesday, December 19: Boxtops Collection
  • Thursday, December 20: Talent Show Practice (for those participating)
  • Friday, December 21: 12:30 pm Dismissal (no lunch)

#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: A Teacher’s Guide to Writing Conferences

Friday Newsletter: December 7, 2018

I hope everyone had a wonderful week!

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  • Trimester 1 report cards are now available.
  • Saturday, December 8, 11:00 am & 3:00 pm: Peter Pan Drama Production at CDW
  • Tuesday, December 11, 7:00 pm: Winter Concert for Grades 3 and 4. Siblings attending the concert should be supervised at all times. And, unless completely necessary, siblings should remain in the gym during the concert.
  • Tuesday, December 11 – Wednesday, December 12: CAP Program for Grade 3 students
  • Thursday, December 13: Special Lunch – Meatball Madness

And…

Holiday Week

#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: Reclaiming the Principalship

Friday Newsletter: November 30, 2018

I hope everyone had a wonderful week!

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  • Monday, December 3, 8:40 am: CAP Meeting for Grade 3 parents
  • Tuesday, December 4: Family Reading Night! Click here for the details.
  • Thursday, December 6: Author Visit from Anna Kang & Christopher Weyant for Grades K-2
  • Friday, December 7: Trimester 1 report cards available
  • Saturday, December 8, 11:00 am & 3:00 pm: Peter Pan Drama Production at CDW
  • Tuesday, December 11, 7:00 pm: Winter Concert for Grades 3 and 4

#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: Reclaiming the Principalship

Friday Newsletter: November 23, 2018

I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving!

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  • Just a reminder, the school store is now open until December 3. Orders will be delivered between December 14-16.

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  • Thursday, November 29 – Friday, November 30: This year’s Holiday Shop will be in our music room. Each classroom will have a 25 minute time slot to do their shopping!

#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: Reclaiming the Principalship

Friday Newsletter: November 16, 2018

Thank you for another great week, and I hope everyone stayed safe during the year’s first snowstorm!

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  • Kindergarten, First and Second Grade Families – There is still time! If you would like to order a book for our upcoming author visit please have your order in THIS MONDAY, November 19th. Thank you! Order Form / Information Form
  • Monday, November 19: Grade 3 will be taking a walking field trip to Old Tappan Borough Hall.
  • Tuesday, November 20: Boxtops Collection
  • Wednesday, November 21: Grade 1 Thanksgiving Show
  • Wednesday, November 21: 12:30 pm dismissal (no lunch)
  • Thursday, November 22: Happy Thanksgiving!
  • 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: Shifting the Monkey