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BAKER STAFF GOES TEACHER VS. TEACHER FOR THE HOLIDAYS

Baker teachers and paraprofessionals competed in the the first TEACHER vs. TEACHER games assembly. Staff donned elf, reindeer, gingerbread, and snow costumes. They participated in relay races to delight the Baker Bears on their last day of school before winter break.  Every team was a winner!

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BAKER SCHOOL AUTHOR DAY

Baker School students had a wonderful Author Day with author/illustrator Paulette Bogan. Ms. Bogan delighted the students with her drawings, spirited readings of her books, and sense of humor. She also met Baker teachers at a special lunch and signed more than 260 books. Third grade students participated in a “Learn to Draw” lesson with her in which they all drew a penguin and a chicken. The Baker Bears had studied Ms. Bogan’s works in library class with Media Specialist Ann Ferruggia. We are grateful to Home and School for providing this assembly for us.

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Kindness Snowman visits the UES

The Kindness Snowman visited room 14 at the UES throughout the month of December.  Each day, students were asked to perform acts of kindness. The culminating activity was to collect items for the Burlington County Animal Alliance.  Other activities that the students carried out each day included, classroom compliments, leaving candy canes on the cars in the parking lot, hot chocolate to our recess aides, playing with someone they have not played with at recess before, helping our custodians, Ross and Sam by cleaning up the outside of the school, delivering sharpened pencils to another class, painting positive messages on rocks and hiding them outside, thanking home and school by creating a hot chocolate bar for their meeting, hiding positive affirmations inside of library books for someone else to find, and making cards and mailing them to Cards for Hospitalized Kids. For the class holiday party, students will work on making small crafts/gifts that will be distributed Christmas morning at the Shriners Hospital.  Completing these activities, was a rewarding experience for all involved.

MHS – Casual for a Cause Impact

For years, the staff at Moorestown High School has been proudly fortunate to participate in one of its most impactful philanthropic efforts, Casual for a Cause. True to its name, staff members who donate at least $40 at the beginning of the year or to those who pay $5 each mid-marking period and marking period end date are able to dress casually on those dates. The monies donated are forwarded to a host of worthy causes.
Ms. Lisa Trapani, MHS World Languages teacher and MEA President, provides us with an update:
We would like to say THANK YOU to everyone who participates in our Casual for a Cause program at the high school. We have made the following donations this year and we have three more pending:
 
1.  Donation of $400 worth of supplies to the tractor-trailer truck that delivered supplies to Florida at the end of September after Hurricane Irma.  Special thanks to MHS Head Custodian, Mr. Steve Allen, who helped me at Costco and with the delivery in Moorestown.
 
2.  Donation of $500 for the cost of equipment for the special needs students to Sheldon School in Houston, Texas.  These students lost all of their equipment for the Special Olympics. Special thanks to MTPS School Psychologist, Mrs. Anne LaMont, for making the contact, ordering the equipment and making sure that it arrived.
 
3.  Donation of $530 for the purchase of 50 scientific calculators to Mercy High School in Malawi, Africa. After ordering, one of the MHS Class of 2019 student officers personally delivered them. Special thanks to this gracious and committed student.
 
4.  Donation of $500 to Unite for HER, an organization that helps breast cancer survivors.  This donation is in honor of Elizabeth Walko Donohue, a 2005 graduate of MHS and daughter of our MHS School Nurse, Mrs. Lisa Walko.  This organization was very helpful to Elizabeth and her family.
 
Pending: We have donations pending to Puerto Rico, to honor former MHS Athletic Director, Mr. Neil Rosa and to Jeans for Veterans.
 
A big thank you to MHS World Languages teacher, Mrs. Valerie Oswald-Love, for organizing our Casual for a Cause efforts, and to the staff of Moorestown High School for being generous all year long.

 

Thank you wreaths

Mrs. Furman’s second grade class is reading stories about December being a time for giving. The students have made holiday/winter wreath to give to their parents. Each ribbon stands for a “thank you” for the MANY things they have done for them this year. Many of the wreaths have over 100 tied ribbons on them! That is A LOT of thank yous!!

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Thanksgiving at Roberts

At Roberts’, Mrs. Furman’s second grade class learned a lot about Thanksgiving. They created a turkey by listening to step-by-step directions. The students were asked to think about what THEY were thankful for this Thanksgiving. They wrote all about their ideas and shared them with the class.

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Baker Halloween

The second grade team at Baker School showed their Halloween spirit by dressing as the Wolf and the Three Little Pigs. Scott Rowan was the wolf and Claudia Castelli, Sara Bottinelli, and Julie Seiler were the pigs.

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Halloween Fun

Baker Kindergarten paraprofessionals showed their Halloween spirit by dressing up as favorite book character Pete the Cat. Pictured are Rita Reilly, Jen Anderson, and Colleen Mc Grath.

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Pumpkin Math Activities

Students in Mrs. Furman’s second grade class competed hands-on pumpkin math activities. The students were asked to work in two groups to predict, count, weigh, compare by subtracting, make groups of ten, solve math word problems and measure pumpkins. We even learned that a 250 pound pumpkin will FLOAT!

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Robert’s Garden

The garden at Mary E. Roberts’ Elementary has been in full-bloom this year! This year’s garden was bursting at the seams with tomatoes, potatoes, carrots, onions, mustard spinach, lettuce, pumpkins, sunflowers, and more! During their peak, pumpkins and sunflowers adorned the main office and teachers’ lounge. The Roberts’ Garden has provided staff with full bellies, along with a total of 14 donations to the local food bank! Roberts Elementary is not just Building Warm Hearts and Minds, but serving them too!

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