Hozeny Highlights

Dear Parents,

Thank you to Mrs. Schwartz and the PTO for hosting Family Fun Night on Friday last week.  The juggler was very fun  A special thank you to Dr. Vazirani who was our special guest speaker on the topic of children’s social, emotional and physical well-being.  Great information was presented.  We appreciate you sharing your knowledge with us! Please be on the lookout for new PTO activities to become more involved in our school community.  

Please see important information below:


Punctuality and attendance are important habits for students to develop and maintain, and we ask that you please respect the importance of the school day by insuring your child’s daily attendance and timely arrival. Please carefully read the District Attendance Policy to understand what New Jersey Law​ requires of you. This is posted on the District website and the Parent Handbook. All absences must be reported to the nurse’s office (x142) by 8:15 am. Please ​do not email your child’s attendance to the teacher or office, as your email may not be received in time by those monitoring the daily attendance. This could generate a call due to an unreported absence. It is imperative that absences are reported promptly. For the concern and safety of your family, we will make every attempt to contact you in the event of an unreported absence. This may include requesting assistance from the Bernards Township Police Department who will decide if a well-check visit to the home is deemed necessary. Refer to our Parent and Student Handbook for more information on the guidelines of when to keep your child home due to illness, and when they can return to school.

Absences due to travel while school is in session is never advised. If you must plan travel during the school year, we ask that you please refer to the ​School Closing Calendar and please plan your travel when school is ​not in session. If you know in advance your child will be out for an extended period of time (i.e. family travel), we ask that you submit a letter to the main office giving the dates your child will be absent, the reason for their absence, and the date we can expect your child back in school. If your child will be absent for ten or more days, you must contact Kim Kenworthy x102 to complete Transfer Out Papers.  You must re-register your child upon return.  Please refer to the District's Attendance Policy for more information. Thank you for your help in these matters.

KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION IS BEING HELD ON MARCH 6, 2018.  If you child is turning 5 by October 1, 2018, please register at Mount Prospect from 2:00 - 5:00 PM.  If your child currently attends preschool at Mount Prospect, there is no need to re-register; however, please contact Ms. Hozeny to let her know you plan to have your child attend kindergarten in the Fall.  Please click here for registration information:  http://bernardsboe.ss5.sharpschool.com/district_information/district_news/2018-19_kindergarten_registration_information

Have a wonderful weekend!

Ms. Hozeny

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Future Dates

Jan 26 - End of Marking Period 2 (Grades 2-5)

Feb 2 - Pep Rally; Volleyball Game (Grade 5 vs The Teachers)

Feb 6 - William Annin Counselors Visit Gr 5

Feb 7 - School-wide Assembly (wear blue and white)

Feb 8 - Breakfast with a Loved One

Feb 13 - Parent Community Book Study: The Gift of Failure (RSVP required) 6:30-7:30

Feb 19/20 - No School

Feb 24 - Winter Bash Dance - 6:00-8:00 PM

Feb 28 - School-wide Assembly for March (wear Blue and White)

Mar 1 - Wizards of Words Author Visit - Daniel Kirk, gr K-2

Mar 2 - Wizards of Words Author Visit - Daniel Korman, gr 3-5

Mar 2 - Family Literacy Night 5:30 - 7:00

Mar 5 - Gymnastics Starts in PE

Important Links

5th Grade Parents - 6th Grade Immunizations Information

Blood Drive for Oak Street Student - 1/27/18

 High School Tutors “For a Cause”

Chorus registration for new members