Join the IHGS BOE for a Public Hearing on Monday,
May 6th at 5:30 p.m.
May 6th, Monday: Public Hearing; 5:30 p.m.
May 8th, Wednesday: BOE Meeting; 6:15 p.m.
May 16th, Thursday: Strategic Planning Meeting; 6-8 p.m., Large Instruction Room
May 22nd, Wednesday: Spring Concert, CRHS 7:00 p.m. Doors open at 6:45 p.m.
May 24th, Friday: 1:00 p.m. Dismissal
May 27th, Monday: School Closed
May 31st, Friday: Field Day, 9:30-11:30 a.m.
May 31st, Friday: Fun Run, 1:30-3:00 p.m.
The Island Heights Grade School has decided to create a Five Year Strategic Plan for our District. On March 21, 2019 Island Heights School Administrators, Board of Education members, staff, parents and community members came together for the Strategic Planning Process. Mr. Rehm, Superintendent of Schools presented the State of the School Report and Kathy Winecoff gave a review of the NJSBA Strategic Planning Process. The first meeting focused on district strengths and challenges.
The District's Strategic Plan second meeting was held on Thursday, April 11th, 2019. Over 30 representatives from the Board of Education, staff, parents and community members attended the meeting. The group began to develop a vision for our School District.
Four goal areas emerged from the common themes identified by the group at large:
Student Growth & Success
The third meeting will be held on Thursday, May 16th, 2019 at 6:00 p.m. If you would like to follow the progress of this process, please visit the link below at www.islandheights.k12.nj.us for more information.
Term: Spring | Issue 19| Date: April 2019
BUBBLES FOR HOPE
The 6th grade Green Team planned and led a beach cleanup for students in grades 4 and 5 to celebrate Earth Day. Students walked down Summit Avenue on one side of the road, and back on the other, picking up trash along the way in addition to at the beach. Students were shocked at how much trash they found on just one road. They filled up five whole trash bags! We are proud of our students for their continued efforts to serve our wonderful community.
On Tuesday, April 4th, our students and staff blew bubbles for Autism. These bubbles symbolized hope that we wish to spread to the families in our community facing different forms of autism. Each of our students and staff purchased a bottle of bubbles for $1. The $176 raised was donated to POAC (Parents of Autistic Children). Thank you to all for your generousity.
Our Art Show was another great success! Some of our 6th Grade students held a bake sale to raise money for art supplies. Thank you to Mr. Cote and all of our many student volunteers that helped putting this show together!
IHGS held it's annual STEAM Fair on March 27th. We had many community organizations come in and show us how their organization works. Our attendees enjoyed a variety of STEAM building activities. Thanks to Mrs. Parisi and our many volunteers who made this another successful STEAM Fair. Below is a list of organizations that attended our event.
LOCKS OF LOVE
Reclam the Bay
Barnegat Bay Partnership
Ocean County Recycles
Island Heights Environmental Committee
Save Barnegat Bay
Ocean County Corrections
MATES - Logan Bukowski
A big "Thank You" to Summer Smith for donating her hair to Locks of Love. Locks of Love is a non-profit charity based in the United States. The organization accepts donations of human hair and money with the stated intention of making wigs for Canadian and American children in need due to medical conditions that have caused them to permanently lose their hair.
First grade enjoyed learning about the life cycle of butterflies with an up close view of the transformation from caterpillar to butterfly. Students also completed many butterfly related activities such as labeling the life cycle, learning about symmetry, and writing about being a hungry caterpillar.
1ST GRADE BUTTERFLIES
On April 17th, IHGS hosted a literacy fair. This year the theme was "Camp Read S'more", and we created camp out scenes in the gym. Students showed off their literacy projects, read books with Mr. Fumo and the Boy Scouts, searched for books they wanted from the Island Heights Library, utilized the photo booth, and played games. We had a lot of fun! Thank you to everyone who volunteered to help us create an amazing event.
As we start to approach the close of our school year, students in Grade 3-6 are preparing for the spring state assessment, called the New Jersey Student Learning Assessment (NJSLA). This assessment was formerly referred to as PARCC. Like previous years students will be tested in both English Language Arts and Mathematics; however, the number of units in each subject have been shortened this year. The results from this assessment will provide valuable data regarding your child’s current performance levels in each subject.
***Please check in with your child to see if they have a working set of headphones in school. They will need to use headphones for their assessment on the computer.
May 7th-8th Grades 3-6 Language Arts
May 14th-16th Grades 3-6 Math
Kindergarten had the great "egg"speriment on Wednesday, April 17th. The challenge was to wrap an uncooked egg in a way that would keep it from breaking when tossed from the 2nd story stairwell. The children used a variety of materials such as bubblewrap, slime, sponge, stuffing, and duct tape. Some put eggs in stuffed animals and some made parachutes. We predicted that most of our eggs would be survivors, but half of them cracked up. It was fun!
Ensure your child gets a good night’s sleep the night before each test.
Provide a healthy breakfast for your child to eat each morning.
Make sure your child arrives to school on time.
Try to avoid scheduling any appointments during the mornings of testing.
Encourage your child to do his/her very best!!