Message from Mr. Duffy:
Dear Parents and Chess Club Students:
As NJASK testing concludes, we will begin our meetings again. The following Chess Club schedule is for all grades for both morning and afternoon sessions for the remainder of the school year. All meetings will be on Wednesdays. Morning drop-off will be at 7:45 A.M. and afternoon pick up time will be 4:10 P.M.
Ø May 22, 2013 – Grades 4 and 5
Ø May 29, 2013 – Grades 2 and 3
Ø June 5, 2013 – Grades 4 and 5
Ø June 12, 2013 – Grades 2 and 3
Ø June 19, 2013 – Grades 4 and 5
Note: Our Chess Tournament will begin during lunches on June 20, 2013 for grades 4 and 5 only.
Welcome back to Lafayette Mills School for the 2012-2013 school year! We look forward to another exciting year filled with great events and rigorous curriculum-based activities.
Coming up in February:
February 4th-8th - LinkIt Testing for grades 2 and 3
February 8th - Valentine's Day Dance (date changed to March 1st due to inclement weather)
February 11-15th - Random Acts of Kindness Week
February 11th-15th - LinkIt Testing for grades 4 and 5
February 15th - disABILITIES Assembly for grade 4; "Mix and Match" spirit day at school
February 18th - School is in Session for President's Day
February 20th - Group Picture Day
February 21st - Report Card Distribution; MOCEANS disABILITY Assembly for grades 3 and 5
February 22nd - "Pajama Day" at school
February 25-March 1st - Read Across America Week
February 25th - 100th Day of School
February 25th and 26th - Kindergarten Registration; the 25th is open to registration on-line
February 27th - Illusion Makers Assembly for all grades
Reading Eagles will work to achieve the three following goals this year:
1) Students will nurture a love for reading by exploring new literature and rediscovering classics and favorite books independently, with a partner, or in small groups.
2) Students will learn how to read aloud with enthusiasm and appropriate expression.
3) Students will write book reviews to read on LMTV.
Meeting Dates for
Reading Eagles Participants
o Thursday, February 14th
o Thursday, February 28th
o Thursday, March 21st
o Thursday, April 4th
o Thursday, April 18th
o Thursday, May 2nd
o Thursday, May 23rd
o Thursday, June 6th
Lafayette Mills celebrates Lee National Denim Day
Congratulations to our winners from this year's Spelling Bee competitions.
Final Spelling Bee Champion
Samantha Blume will proceed on to Monmouth University to represent Lafayette Mills School at the regional championship on March 11, 2013.
Good luck Samantha!!!
Lafayette Mills Championship
First Place - Samantha Blume
Second Place - Dev Gohel
Third Place - Deep Gopani
Grade 4 Championship
First Place - Deep Gopani
Second Place - Samantha Blume
Third Place - Daniel Korman
Grade 5 Championship
First Place - Dev Gohel
Second Place - Dillon Kaplan
Third Place - Gabriella Polemeni and Kaitlyn Rose
National Geographic Bee
The 2012-2013 Lafayette Mills National Geographic Bee Championship was conducted on Friday, January 11th at 9:30 A.M.
Congratulations to our following winner, Danielle Rich, as well as to each finalist for a job well done!
Overall results for the Final Competition:
First Place - Danielle Rich
Second Place - Tarun Prakash
Third Place - Janelle Lardizabal
Fourth Grade Competition
First Place - Benjamin Cooperman
Second Place - Janelle Lardizabal
Third Place - Matthew Stein
Fifth Place Competition
First Place - Sarah Blasenheim
Second Place - Danielle Rich
Third Place - Stephanie Bronfman