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May 2016 Issue of the Clinton Township Newsletter

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1 5 M a y 2 0 1 6 SRS continued... • Author Visit: In May, author Jolie Della Valle will show all of our students that they should embrace their silliness, excitement and individuality – otherwise known as the ants in their pants! • Eyes of the Wild: In May, our Pre-K students will meet, learn about and touch exotic animals in the comfort of their own classrooms! • Child's Play Touring Theatre: In June, students will see the stories written by classmates come to life in this exciting and interactive program! PaickMcGahScho Ducks Rule at Patrick McGaheran School! The second grade students and teachers at Patrick McGaheran School are eagerly awaiting the arrival of ducklings in each of the six classrooms. Eggs were delivered to each room by Buddy, P a t r i c k M c G a h e r a n ' s b u l l d o g mascot on April 6 and should hatch in approximately 28 days during the first week of May. Each classroom will monitor eggs in a digital incubator. All of the classes candled their eggs with an EZ Scope, which enabled the students to see the development of the ducklings inside the eggs without disturbing the eggs themselves. Additionally, students learned many facts about the life-cycle of ducks and more. Students each took a stuffed animal duckling home for an overnight visit. The digital incubators and EZ Scopes were funded by a grant from the Clinton Township Foundation for Educational Excellence. May is Manners Month at PMG! Although good manners are important throughout the year, during the month of May at PMG, staff members make an extra effort to practice, reinforce and praise students for having good manners. Having good manners and being respectful of others and ourselves is so important to learn at a young age. We talk with students about good manners on the playground, in the hallway, in the classroom, in the public restroom, with their friends and adults, as well as other basic tips for taking care of themselves and others. Throughout the year students are recognized for displaying kind and courteous behaviors through Caught Being Kind. RdVScho Round Valley Reading Olympics: This year there were a total of 24 teams and 275 students who competed in the Reading Olympic Challenge. We're happy to announce that five of the Round Valley Teams took first place and one team took second place! • 6th Grade Teams, The Radio Active Readers and Chapter Chasing Cheetahs Chapter Two share the title of Top Team with 53 points! • 5th Grade Team, The Book Reading Bears placed first with 52 points! • 6th Grade Team, The Book Shredders placed first with 46 points! • 5th Grade team, The Page Turning Pandas placed first with 45 points! • 6th Grade Team, The Super Smarties placed second with 40 points! Thank you to students and teachers who attended this wonderful nighttime activity! RVS continued... Regional Spelling Bee: Congratulations to 6th grader Kylie B. for her outstanding job representing RVS in the Regional Spelling Bee! Kylie was one of 43 spellers from four counties in the Lehigh Valley area. The word Kylie misspelled was pronounced "asväg nirēən". Good luck finding this one in the dictionary for the correct spelling! We're very P-R-O-U-D of you Kylie! Elvira Woodruff visits Round Valley School! Thank you to the Clinton Township Foundation for Education Excellence and Mrs. Flannery for providing our 4th grade students with this author visit! Mrs. Woodruff shared her experiences as an author and the creative process from idea to published work. She shared the ups and downs and really motivated us! Annual Science Night at RVS! What a fantastic time all had at this year's Science Night! We had some new presenters join us this year along with some who have been participating for years. Students saw first-hand how science is used in our school, community and throughout the world. Not only did students conduct experiments, but also they were able to view robotic surgery, examine organs, categorize animal footprints, feathers and, yes, even poop (rubber of course!), work a combustion engine, practice their pitching skills and athletic strength and join in some video games! This Year's Presenters: Tetra Tech, North Hunterdon High School, Hunterdon Healthcare, Exxon Mobil, IEEE, Game U, NJ State Police, Hunterdon County Division of Parks and Recreation, Hunterdon Hills Animal Hospital, Power Crossfit Hour, Mr. Dey: External Combustion Engine, Somerset County Patriots (and Sparkee), Jersey Central Power and Light, Parisi Health Quest, Pearl Observation and Basil Bandwagon. A BIG THANK YOU to our PTA, Mrs. Herzog, and Mrs. Fava for planning this fun filled night! tonTohip MiddSchool CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR 7th Grade Law Adventure group! The case of Jackal v. Lopez has won second place in New Jersey! Way to go Andrew Fielding, Mia Kemp, Carrie Lotito, Brendan Mahaney, Adarsh Narayanan, Akasha Raddalgoda, Sean Reed and Andrew Shore! We'll begin traveling to the Law Center in New Brunswick in May to "have our day in court!" CONGRATULATIONS to 8th grader Zach Kesselhaut who won Second Place in the National C-Spann Student Cam Contest! His video, CyberWarfare: The Next Big Problem, can be viewed at: www. studentcam.org/winners16.htm and was aired on C-Span on April 19. C-Span is planning a visit to CTMS in May to honor Zach and celebrate student success! Way to go Zach! CONGRATULATIONS to Andrew Shore who was selected by the Hunterdon County Librarians' Association as the Seventh Grade Winner of the Enthusiastic Reader Award for Hunterdon County! Our Annual Enrichment Trip to the Gettysburg National Park is at the end of May. We will visit the museum, have a tour of the battlefields and visit the town and national cemetery! The Annual Hunterdon Film Festival and Competition will be held on June 4 at the Clinton Township Middle School. Students from area middle schools will compete by making short documentary films on their choice of topics! Buddy the Bulldog, pictured with teacher Kelly Newgarde and student Elias Wysong, delivers duck eggs to each 2nd grade classroom.

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