Friday October 31, 2014 7:52 AM
This Week's District e-News

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Up Front

UPDATE: The US Department of Education has provided school districts with additional resources for parents regarding Enterovirus-D68 (EV-D68). Click HERE for a fact sheet, "What Parents Need to Know about Enterovirus D-68." The DOE's brochure, "Keep Your Child from Getting and Spreading Enterovirus D68" is available by clicking HERE. In addition, the New Jersey Department of Health's Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) document regarding EV-D68 is available at http://nj.gov/health/cd/documents/faq/ev_faq.pdf and is continuously updated, so please check back often. We will continue to monitor the instances of the virus throughout the State and will be in contact with additional information if necessary.  In the meantime, if you have any questions or concerns regarding EV-D68 and your child, please contact your building principal.

Director of Security Michael Nuzzo presented the annual Violence, Vandalism, Weapons & Substance Abuse Report at the Board of Education Action Meeting on October 21, 2014. Click HERE for the full report.

This Halloween, consider joining the Teal Pumpkin Project, launched by Food Allergy Research & Education (FARE).  Participating families paint a pumpkin teal, the color for food allergy awareness, and display the pumpkin outside of their houses. The teal pumpkin demonstrates that the house has alternative treats to candy for food-allergic children. 1 in 13 children suffers from a food allergy in the United States, with no known cure. The Teal Pumpkin Project suggests having alternatives to candy for the food-allergic children.  Examples would be pencils, tattoos, stickers, play doh etc. Click HERE for information on The Teal Pumpkin Project, including a free download of a Teal Pumpkin poster.

Order now! The Cherry Hill Education Foundation has created a new board game called “Cherry Hill-opoly”! The game will showcase the Township of Cherry Hill and the Cherry Hill Public Schools in the traditional Monopoly® format that we all know and love.  All proceeds will be used by the Foundation to fund grants in the Cherry Hill Public Schools.  Games are $40 each. Please return the order form that your child brought home, or click HERE for the order form to print and mail in…or order online at www.cherryhilleducationfoundation.com.  Don’t miss the chance to own what is sure to become a treasured keepsake! Thank you for your support! 

The Cherry Hill Public Schools App now includes “Stream.” Stream consolidates the view of News, Calendar Events, Notifications and Alerts into a single location to avoid hunting through several places to get all of this information. Stream is designed to save you time and provide easy viewing of the information. It is placed in the first position on the app. Still haven't downloaded our free ParentLink App? Click for details.

The Board of Education approved the 2014-2015 District calendar on March 25, 2014. Click HERE for the calendar. The Board also approved the 2015-2016 District calendar on May 27, 2014. Click HERE for the 2015-2016 calendar.

At the BOE Action meeting on August 26, 2014, the Board of Education approved the Cherry Hill Public Schools Mission Statement and Board Goals for the 2014-2015 school year. Click HERE for the statement and goals.

Click HERE for an Welcome Back video message from Dr. Maureen Reusche, Superintendent of Schools.

The Cherry Hill School District Sustainability Plan is focused on forging a new paradigm for what we do, based on an ethos of social, economic and ecological sustainability and regeneration. Click HERE for a full presentation of the plan.

Click HERE for a video message from Dr. Reusche, which details facilities improvements made throughout the district during the past five years, reviews projects that are currently underway, and outlines plans for the future.   Also, for a recap of activities and accomplishments from 2013-2014, click HERE.

There are many new faces in our schools' principal's offices this year. Two new principals, Mr. Sean Sweeney and Mr. Eugene Park, join Clara Barton and A. Russell Knight Elementary Schools, respectively. Click HERE to see a "who's who" of our principals in all of our buildings.

The Cherry Hill School District operates a tuition-supported Extended Day Child Care program for kindergarten students. The program operates each day that school is in session. EDCC's trained professional staff provides a safe and stimulating program of kindergarten enrichment activities (playtime, arts, crafts, games, nature, science, music and movement activities). Click HERE and select EDCC Registration for more information.

District News

The Cherry Hill Special Education Parent Teacher Association (CHSEPTA) presents the program "Parent Involvement in Special Education: Basic Rights," Tuesday, November 18, 2014, 7-8:30 pm at the Malberg Administration Building. This free workshop features presenter Michele Tyler, Parent Group Specialist, START Project. Parents and educators are welcome. Professional development hours will be provided. Click HERE for details.

The Cherry Hill High School West Theater Workshop presents The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, Friday, October 31 at 7 pm; Saturday, November 1 at 11 am and 3 pm; and Sunday, November 2 at 1 pm. Tickets are available at the door for $7 for adults and $5 for students. Click HERE for more information.

The date for Volley for Support is set: April 17, 2015! The wonderful charities that will benefit from this fundraiser are Camp No Worries and Camp Erin. See you there!

Energy-saving improvements are being installed in many District buildings this summer! Click HERE to see before and after photos of some of the boiler work being done throughout the District.

School News

Cherry Hill East's gift card fundraiser is now underway. Buy gifts for family, friends, coaches, and teachers without  the hassles of holiday shopping. Order gift cards through this program for upcoming holiday gifts and everyday purchases like food, gas, restaurants, and retailers. There's NO ADDITIONAL COST TO YOU and merchants give the East PTA a percentage back on each card you purchase. It's easy, saves you time and it helps support Project Graduation! Feel free to share order form with friends and relatives. Don't miss this great opportunity! For more information, visit the PTA E-board by clicking HERE. Orders are due December 5, 2014. Pick-up: December 15, 2014 from 6-7 pm in East's Main Lobby by the Communications Window. Any questions, please call or email Jodi Gorenberg (424-4972) JGSUNSHINE@AOL.COM or Karen Benson (424-1970) JK_BENSON@VERIZON.NET.

As National Bullying Prevention Month begins on October 1, we recognize the Athletes Against Bullying organization at Cherry Hill High School East. Click HERE for more information on the work of this group.

Upcoming Events

SAT/ACT Practice Test Fundraiser: Experience a full-length SAT or ACT at the Tutoring Club of Cherry Hill on Sunday, November 2, 2014 from 8:30 am- 12:30 pm. The $35 fee includes full analysis, including score, strength and weakness areas, timing and strategy analysis, available by November 10. Open to all high school students. Space is limited - reserve now! Register with the Tutoring Club at 856-616.-808 or at alan@tutoringclubch.com Proceeds benefit Cherry Hill High School East’s PTA.

Horace Mann Elementary is holding a Holiday Bazaar and Bake Sale on Saturday, November 15, from 9 am to 3 pm. Interested sellers should contact Allison Peters at mannbazaar@aol.com and volunteers should contact Nikkia Sharpe at sharpe852@gmail.com Click HERE for details about the event.

Community News

Sustainable Cherry Hill is hosting its 2nd annual Food Day Event, October 30, 2014 at the Unitarian Universalist Church, 401 N Kings Highway, Cherry Hill. Confused about eating sustainably? Facing dilemmas about Local vs. Organic foods and more? Taste, Learn, and Take Action. Food Expo 6-7pm Panel discussion 7-9pm.  FREE to register. For more information visit SCH  http://www.sustainablecherryhill.org

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