Grandparent's Day Celebration
On Monday, October 15th and 22nd, the IHGS held its Annual Grandparent's Day Celebration. On both days, over 60 grandparents had breakfast with their grandchildren. A big "thank you" to the PTO for organizing this great event.
Term: Fall | Issue 13| Date: October 2018
Save the date!!
The IHGS Sixth Grade Class will be holding its Annual Pasta Dinner! Join us in our school gym on, Tuesday, November 27th. Tickets can be purchased from any sixth grade student or in the front office.
Veteran's Day Celebration
November 5th-9th: School Closed
November 13th, Tuesday: Veteran's Day Celebration, 9:00 a.m.
November 14th, Wednesday: BOE Meeting, 6:15 p.m.
November 19th, 20th & 21st Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday: 1:00 Dismissal & Parent/Teacher Conferences
November 22nd & 23rd, Thursday & Friday: School Closed, Thanksgiving Break
November 27th, Tuesday: Sixth Grade Pasta Dinner
October was a very busy month in Island Heights Grade School. We welcomed all of our grandparents for breakfast with their grandchildren which was very well attended and enjoyed by all. We had some great class trips and special activities in which our Sea Devils enjoyed very much in addition to the rigorous academic program that has resulted in our students performing exceptionally well on the 2018 state assessment. (See PARCC results).
We are looking forward to our annual celebration of Veteran's Day which will be held on Tuesday, November 13 at 9am at the school. All veterans are invited to attend this wonderful event which honors their service to our country and provides an opportunity for the Vets to share their experiences with our students.
I want to wish our wonderful educational community of Island Heights a very happy and safe Thanksgiving holiday.
The state released the 2018 PARCC scores and we are extremely pleased to see how we performed in comparison to all schools in the state and all 23 schools in Ocean County.
This fall all of our students took the MAPS Growth assessment in reading, language usage, and math. This online assessment is taken each fall, winter, and spring to measure your child’s academic growth throughout the school year. Our fall test serves as a baseline and determines a projected score for each child to reach in the spring. In addition to providing individual goals for each student, MAPS also highlights a students strengths and areas that need growth. Using the data from the reports generated from these assessments helps teachers to develop a plan to help each individual child to grow and meet their projected score. Your child’s Fall 2018 MAPS report is now available to view on the Parent Portal. If you have any questions regarding MAPS please reach out to your child’s teacher.
To view these scores, please go under the Documents section of the Parent Portal. Directions are below.
Grade 3 1st in county
Grade 4 2nd in county
Grade 5 2nd in county
Grade 6 2nd in county
Grade 3 1st in county
Grade 4 8th in county
Grade 5 6th in county
Grade 6 2nd in county
Nursery rhymes and fairy tales are all a buzz in first grade! Students have been completing STEM challenges and listening and reciting many classics and favorites in preparation for their class trip to Storybook Land. In addition, each student turned a small pumpkin into a fairy tale character. Their final project will be to participate in a fairy tale ball with kindergarten complete with costumes and dancing.
FIRST GRADE FUN
The Island Heights Volunteer Fire Department visited our school on October 19th. Chief McDaniel and his crew taught our students the importance of fire safety and having an exit plan in each of their homes in case of a fire. The IHVFC also held it's annual Fire Prevention Poster Contest. This year's theme was "Look. Listen. Learn. Be aware. Fire can happen anywhere". Three students from each class won Wawa gift cards for entering their posters into the contest.
FIRE PREVENTION WEEK
Robotics is off to a great start! Students in grades 2-6 spent several weeks working hard to build functioning robots out of legos. They are now working in teams to program their robots to complete a series of "missions" related to this year's theme - Into Orbit. There are 15 different space-themed missions ranging in difficulty and point value on this year's board.
The IHGS PTO held it's annual Scholastic Book Fair on October 11th. In conjunction with the Book Fair, the PTO held a coin drive all week. The students raised $966 to go towards books in our classrooms and for districts in need. IHGS raised $1350 in Scholastic Dollars! Thanks to the PTO for always putting on a great event.
SCHOLASTIC BOOK FAIR
The 6th grade class had a great time attending the Clean Action Ocean Student Summit held at Island Beach State Park. The students were able to participate in a variety of hands-on activities related to water quality monitoring, barrier beach profiling, Superstorm Sandy, marine debris, and animal identification. They even got to touch a horseshoe crab and hold baby terrapins!
Our students, staff and Police department kicked off Red Ribbon Week on October 23rd with a Battle of the Home Room Doors. The theme for this year's campaign was "Life is Your Journey. Travel Drug Free". Officer Steve and Officer Sierra picked Mrs. Seltenrich's class as our first place winner. Congratulations to all!
RED RIBBON WEEK
CLEAN ACTION OCEAN STUDENT SUMMIT