June 2018 Spotlight
Mark your calendars for the following dates:
- Thursday, June 7th - Point Road Art Show (3:00 PM – 6”30 PM) & Chorus Concert (7:00 PM)
- Wednesday, June 13th – EFLS Meeting 7:30 PM
- Thursday, June 14th - Board of Education Meeting 7:00 PM
- Wednesday, June 20th – Early Dismissal – GRADUATION 7:00 PM
- Thursday, June 21st – Early Dismissal – LAST DAY OF SCHOOL
Little Silver’s Budget Challenges
Conversations with local legislators have been ongoing. For a comprehensive Q&A regarding Little Silver’s budgetary challenges, click here.
News from the Garden State Coalition of Schools
The Garden State Coalition Annual Conference took place on Wednesday, May 30th. The panel discussion topic was: Education in New Jersey: There Must be an Easier Way! Panel participants included Assemblywoman Mila Jasey, Assemblyman Andrew Zwicker. State Board of Education Vice President Andrew Mulvhill, Garden State Coalition President Jorden Schiff and Garden State Coalition Past President Charles Sampson. Questions were posed by moderator John Mooney: Founder of NJ Spotlight. The conversation encompassed several education funding issues including the current state of the funding formula, Charter Schools, and the future of State testing.
Little Silver Schools offers Summer Band and Orchestra Enrichment
The middle school music teachers, Mrs. Bennett & Ms. Brush will be offering four, 45-minute small group lessons, for students entering 5th-8th grade interested in summer band or orchestra lessons. Lessons will be offered Monday, August 27th – Thursday, August 30th for $100.
Lessons will include:
- Instruction on developing technique and fundamentals
- Tone production
- Music literacy
- Small ensemble performance skills
- Preparation for All Shore Band/Orchestra, NJ Youth Orchestra
- Preparation for the 2018- 2019 school year!
The summer schedule is as follows:
8:15 - 9:00 - Beginners, brand new to the instrument *instrument rental may be required
9:00 - 9:45 - Incoming 5th graders
9:45 - 10:30 - Incoming 6th - 8th graders
10:30 - 11:15 - Percussion
11:15 - 12:00- All Shore Preparation
Please register online under the Parent Link (Event Sign Up) on the district web page http://www.littlesilverschools.org/event-sign-up.html Checks can be made payable to the Little Silver Board of Education.
YMCA Before Care Interest Survey
The Little Silver School District is considering offering a “Before Care” program at the Point Road school for the 2018-19 school year. The coverage would begin at 7:00 AM. The YMCA currently hosts the “After Care” program. The rates are determined by the YMCA and reflect the following:
Parents interested in “Before Care” would be required to pay for an hour, even if you only utilize a portion of that hour in the morning. In order to run the program, a minimum of 10 children is required. Interested parents should click here.
Little Silver Says Good-bye to a Special Lady!
After having spent four years as an educator in NY, the Little Silver School district has had the great fortunate of having Mrs. Moira Largiader teach Social Studies at Markham Place for the past 26 years! While Mrs. Largiader prefers not to be in the Spotlight, as she embarks on retirement, we would be remiss not to acknowledge the numerous students whose lives she’s touched. For many students, history means a lot of reading and memorizing facts – but not in Mrs. Largiader’s classroom. History is influenced by the acts and decisions made by the men and women of the time. Students can best understand these influences when they put themselves in the place of those people. Mrs. Largiader modeled this philosophy annually as she organized and participated in the Civil War Reenactment. Mrs. Largiader made history come alive through her daily lessons, not just on Civil War Day. Mrs. Largiader has a passion for instruction. She is a perpetual learner and that excitement for learning is conveyed to her students every day. When we think about our favorite teachers, we are drawn to those teachers who activate curiosity about the subject they teach. While teaching content is important, Mrs. Largiader never lost sight about the fact that her primary job was to teach children. Her influence on children spans well beyond teaching history. She has been the ultimate model of treating others with kindness and respect. On behalf of the Board of Education, we wish Mrs. Largiader a long, healthy retirement filled with many new adventures!
DID YOU KNOW?
Did you know that the Board of Education is committed to obtaining parental feedback. Therefore, the Annual Parent Satisfaction Survey will be forthcoming this summer. Stay tuned!