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All Call Going Out To Third Grade Parents on Sunday 3/26/17

posted Mar 24, 2017, 5:39 AM by Sean Dunphy

Dear Parents/Guardians of Third Grade Students:

There is an all call going out this Sunday 3/26/17 to parents of all third grade students, here is what the message contains:

Good evening, this is Sean Dunphy, Principal of the South Amboy Elementary School.  Please listen to the following important announcement:

Monday March 27 – Wednesday March 29 will be our ELA PARCC testing for grade 3.   All testing will begin around 9:15 and will run until approximately 11:00.  Please have your children get a good night’s sleep and eat a healthy breakfast so that they can perform to the best of their ability on the test.  Please have your children bring headsets to school for the test.  They are also allowed to bring a hard wired mouse for testing on the chrome books, no wireless mice will be accepted.

Thank you and have a great evening!


Sincerely,
Sean Dunphy
Principal ~ SAES

Fourth Grade Living Museum A Success

posted Mar 17, 2017, 6:01 AM by Sean Dunphy

Dear Parents/Guardians:

Our fourth grade living museum was a tremendous success last night.  The teachers and students put a lot of work into this project. You can see a small snapshot in this 5 minute video below.  I hope you enjoy it!

Fourth Grade Living Museum 2017



Sincerely,
Sean Dunphy
Principal ~ SAES

All Call Going Out Tonight 3/16/17

posted Mar 16, 2017, 11:35 AM by Sean Dunphy   [ updated Mar 16, 2017, 11:53 AM ]

Dear Parents/Guardians:

There is an all call going out tonight.  Here is what the message contains:

Good evening, this is Sean Dunphy, Principal of the South Amboy Elementary School.  Please listen to the following three announcements:

  1. Tonight we have our fourth grade living museum.  Doors open at 6 pm and it runs until 7:30 pm.  If you plan to attend and can donate to our food drive, you will be able to drop off your canned goods at the entrance of the gym.

  2. This is a reminder that tomorrow, Friday March 17th is a short session day.  Dismissal will be at 12:30, please pick up promptly so our teachers can attend their professional development seminars.

  3. Please remind your children that they are not to climb on or throw the snow around the school.


Thank you and have a great evening!

Sincerely,
Sean Dunphy
Principal ~ SAES

2017 PK and K Registration Begins on March 20th

posted Mar 13, 2017, 8:03 AM by Sean Dunphy

Dear Parents/Guardians:

Our Pre-K and Kindergarten registration packet is online.  You can find it attached to this post.  If you intend to register your child for PK or K for the 2017-18 school year, please print out this document, fill it out, and return it to Mrs. Wolfe.  We will open up the process on March 20, 2017.  After reviewing the documents, if you have any questions please contact Mr.s Wolfe at 732-525-2118 X 2221.

Thank you and stay warm!

Sean Dunphy
Principal~SAES

All Call Going Out At 4pm On 3/9/17

posted Mar 9, 2017, 12:29 PM by Sean Dunphy

Dear Parents/Guardians:

There is an all call going out at 4 pm, below is the information that is contained in the message:

Good evening, this is Sean Dunphy, Principal of the South Amboy Elementary School.  Today at approximately 2 pm we had a fire alarm evacuation. The students and staff exited the school in an orderly and quiet fashion. After exiting the building The South Amboy Fire Department swept the building and gave us the all clear. We then returned to the school to dismiss the children.  I am very proud of our students and staff because they followed the procedures that we practice each month during our fire drills. Please speak with your children about the event.  



Thank you and have a great evening!


Sincerely, Sean Dunphy

Principal ~ SAES


All Call Going Out To The Fourth Grade Parents 3/9/17

posted Mar 9, 2017, 7:23 AM by Sean Dunphy

Dear Parents/Guardians of our Fourth Grade students:

We have an all call going out tonight to the parents/guardians of our fourth grade students.  Here is the information that the message contains:

They are calling for inclement weather for tomorrow, Friday March 10th.  If we happen to have a delayed opening due to the weather, we will postpone our fourth grade YMCA trip to another date.


Thank you and have a good evening!

Sincerely,
Sean Dunphy
Principal ~ SAES

Food Drive Begins Next Monday 3/13

posted Mar 7, 2017, 6:33 AM by Sean Dunphy

Dear Parents/Guardians:

Our food drive to benefit MC FOODS, the Middlesex County Emergency Food Distribution Network, begins next Monday 3/13 and runs until 3/24.  Please see the attached flyer for more information.

Sincerely,
Sean Dunphy
Principal ~ SAES

The Dowdell Library Turns 103!

posted Mar 3, 2017, 7:49 AM by Sean Dunphy

Dear Parents/Guardians:

The Dowdell Community Library is turning 103 years old this month.  In honor of this occasion they are hosting a Maker's Day on March 13th, and a concert on March 14th.  Please see the attached flyers for more information.

Thank you,
Sean Dunphy
Principal ~ SAES

PARCC 2017 Information

posted Feb 28, 2017, 4:40 AM by Sean Dunphy

Dear Parents/Guardians:

As most of you know our current 3rd-5th graders will be taking the state PARCC assessment beginning the end of March.  There is a tremendous amount of information that our educational staff can gain from this assessment.  I have attached a letter from our Superintendent, Mr. Diaz, that outlines information regarding the testing, and a PARCC parent refusal letter if you wish to refuse testing.  If you have any questions regarding the test or the testing process please contact me.  

As far as testing dates are concerned they are as follows: (they can also be found on our calendar on the district website)

March 27-29 Grade 3 ELA (regular testing) March 30-31 Grade 3 ELA (make-up testing)

April 3-5 Grade 4 ELA (regular testing) April 6-7 Grade 4 ELA (make-up testing)

April 10-12 Grade 5 ELA (regular testing) April 13 Grade 5 ELA (make-up testing)

April 25-26 Grade 3 Math (regular testing) April 27-28 Grade 3 Math (make-up testing)

May 1-2 Grade 4 Math (regular testing) May 3-5 Grade 4 Math (make-up testing)

May 3-4 Grade 5 Math (regular testing) May 5 Grade 5 Math (make-up testing)

All our testing begins approximately 9:00 am and runs for about 2 hours each day, math days may run a little longer. I thank you in advance for reading the information posted below.

Sincerely,
Sean Dunphy
Principal
SAES

All Call Going Out Tonight 2/17/17

posted Feb 17, 2017, 8:17 AM by Sean Dunphy

Dear Parents/Guardians:

There is an all call going out on Friday 2/17/17, here is what the message contains: 

Good evening, this is Sean Dunphy, Principal of the South Amboy Elementary School.  Please listen to the following announcement:

We have a break beginning on Monday February 20 running through Friday February 24. Our schools will be closed for the entire week.  School will reopen on Monday February 27.


I hope everyone has a safe and happy break and I look forward to seeing everyone on Monday, February 27th when school reopens.   

Thank you and have a great evening.

Sincerely, Sean Dunphy
Principal ~ SAES

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