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Back to School Night Tuesday 9/19

posted Sep 18, 2017, 4:12 AM by Sean Dunphy   [ updated Sep 18, 2017, 7:17 AM ]

Dear Parents/Guardians:

There is an all call regarding Back to School Night going out this evening.  Here is the information that it contains:

Tuesday is a short session day for students, so dismissal times are earlier.   The Kindergarten students dismiss at 12:30 and grades 1-5 dismiss at 12:40.  Our Back to School night program will run from 6 pm – 8 pm, doors will open at 5:45, please use the John Street main entrance.  

Please keep in mind that this activity is for parents only, please refrain from bringing your students or their siblings.

I look forward to seeing everyone at the Back to School Night.  

Thank you and have a great evening.

Sincerely,

Sean Dunphy

Principal ~ SAES


Little Bites Wrapper Recycling

posted Sep 12, 2017, 10:35 AM by Sean Dunphy

Dear Parents/Guardians:

We have teamed up with Terra Cycle to help save our earth.  In lunch, we will be collecting little bites wrappers.  Mrs. Garriton's class will count them and package them up to then be recycled at the Terra cycle factory.  

The box will be on the stage! Thanks for your help! 

Sincerely,
Sean Dunphy
Principal~SAES

Message from the South Amboy PD

posted Sep 7, 2017, 1:00 PM by Sean Dunphy

Dear Parents/Guardians:

Attached is an important announcement from the South Amboy Police Department.  Please read the letter, which outlines the possibility of summonses being handed out for violations especially during drop off and pick up times at our school.   

I hope all the students had a good first day!

Sincerely,
Sean Dunphy
Principal ~SAES

Entry and Dismissal Procedures

posted Sep 7, 2017, 6:31 AM by Sean Dunphy

Dear Parents/Guardians:

We had a pretty smooth opening for the first day, thank you for getting your students here on time!  I just want to review the entry and dismissal procedures for the year.  Grades 4/5 enter and exit through the Hoffman Doors. Grades K-3 enter through the George street entrance.

For dismissal, the third grade exits through the old PK doors, which is on John St on the east side of the building. Kindergarten exits through the doors discussed during orientation today.  Grades 1 and 2 will be dismissed through the George St. Doors, please stay behind the white lines in order for our staff to dismiss the students to the proper guardians.  If you have any questions please call the main office.

Thank you,
Sean Dunphy
Principal ~ SAES

Fed Up Event at M/HS 8/31/17

posted Aug 31, 2017, 8:58 AM by Sean Dunphy

Dear Parents/Guardians:

This is an important reminder that there will be an event called FED UP at the Middle/High School this evening from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm in the school cafeteria. This event is being held today calling for an end to our Nation's epidemic of addiction and overdose deaths attributed to opioids (including heroin) and other prescription drugs.

All are invited and encouraged to attend this event that is sponsored by the City of South Amboy and the South Amboy Board of Education.

There will be speakers, resources, and a memorial vigil.

Please enter via the doors by the rear of the school, the auditorium entrance.

Please see attached flyer.

Sincerely,
Sean Dunphy
Principal ~ SAES

New Schedule Information

posted Aug 25, 2017, 6:19 AM by Sean Dunphy

Dear Parents/Guardians:

In my last welcome back letter, I referenced a change of schedule for our elementary school.  Please see the attached letter for more information regarding the change in schedule for our students.

Have a great weekend!

Sincerely,
Sean Dunphy
Principal
SAES

Welcome Letter 2017

posted Aug 23, 2017, 10:52 AM by Sean Dunphy

Dear Parents/Guardians:

There was an email sent out to all users registered on Genesis.  This email contained a welcome letter from me. Please check your email, even your spam folder, to see if you received the letter.  Also, this is a reminder that if you have not accessed Genesis and completed the necessary forms, please do so.  Once all the forms are acknowledged and your emergency contacts are updated, if necessary, you will be able to see your child's teacher.

I also want to apologize, our phone systems have been down due to a recent power outage.  We have not been able to receive or make phone calls the past 2 days.  If you have been trying to reach us, email may be your best avenue.

I have attached the same welcome letter below, that was sent out in the email.  We look forward to seeing everyone soon!

Sincerely,
Sean Dunphy
Principal
SAES

Welcome to the New School Year

posted Aug 15, 2017, 11:12 AM by Sean Dunphy

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.  I hope you are enjoying your summer.   Please listen to the following  announcement:

We are beginning our process of scheduling for next year.  In order to proceed, you need to log onto Genesis and acknowledge the 3 forms under the documents tab.  The three forms are the acceptable use policy, the WWW consent form and the handbook.  Also please review the contacts and make any necessary changes to the phone numbers and emails.

We will be offering assistance next week in case you are having trouble accessing the site.  I will do another all call outlining the dates and times that the assistance will be available.

Enjoy the rest of your summer.  We will see everyone soon.  Thank you and have a great evening.

Sincerely,
Sean Dunphy
Principal ~ SAES

Barnes and Noble Storytime

posted Aug 4, 2017, 5:17 AM by Sean Dunphy

Dear Parents/Guardians,

Attached is a flyer for a program that Barnes and Noble is running in Menlo Park Mall.  Every Thursday at 11 am is storytime in the children's department.  On Thursday August 17th, they are also having a giveaway.  Please see the attached flyer for details.

I hope you are all enjoying your summer!

Sincerely,
Sean Dunphy
Principal
SAES 

School Supply Lists

posted Jun 22, 2017, 10:31 AM by Sean Dunphy

Dear Parents/Guardians:

Attached are the school supply lists for each grade.  These are the items that each student will need beginning the first day of school in September.

Thank you,
Sean Dunphy
Pricnipal ~ SAES

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