School Briefs

Booth Hill School
The 1st grade field trip to Beardsley Zoo is scheduled for Tuesday, April 19. Rain date is Wednesday, April 20.

Jump Rope for Heart, which was originally scheduled for April 20, has been rescheduled for May 9.

The 5th grade dance will be held on Friday, April 22.

The 5th grade Variety Show is May 1. Please support your 5th graders by buying raffle tickets, placing a booster ad, or coming to the show!

Frenchtown School
School reopens on Monday, April 18. We hope everyone enjoyed their spring break.

No school on Tuesday, April 26, due to the presidential primaries. Teachers will have Professional Development.

The last day of school remains Wednesday, June 15.

Thursday, April 21 is Parent Orientation at Madison Middle School for incoming grade 6 students who will attend MMS at 7 p.m., in Madison’s auditorium.

Friday, April 22 at 2 p.m., we will have our Pep Rally for grades 3, 4 and 5 students who will begin taking the SBAC tests on April 27.

Wednesday, April 27, is Parent Orientation at Hillcrest Middle school for incoming grade 6 students who will attend HMS. It is 6:30pm in Hillcrest’s cafeteria. Please note this date has been changed and is a new date!

Thursday, April 28, will be our next PTA meeting and nominations will be made for the open officer positions for the 2016-2017 school year.

Every Tuesday will be Spirit Day. Students and staff will wear blue and white, Frenchtown spirit wear or a shirt with a Wolf on it. The last Tuesday of every month is Citizenship Day when students and staff wear red, white and blue.

Rewards Program — Thank you to all who entered their Stop and Shop number and shopped there during the program dates for the A+ Program. We earned over $5,000.

We are participating in ShopRite for Education. Our school code is 49972. Sign up if you already have a Shop Rite Price Plus Club Card. If not, get one the next time you are at ShopRite and then enroll your card. Frenchtown earns points towards free educational equipment.

We are collecting Box Tops for Education. Don't forget to send them in.

Jane Ryan School
The Jane Ryan Circus will be on tv on Sunday, April 17 at noon and Thursdays, April 14 and 21 at 4 p.m. For Charter subscribers, it’s channel 192 and for Frontier subscribers, it’s channel 99.

The School Store is open for business on Thursday, April 21 from 11:30 a.m-1:15 p.m.

Teacher Appreciation Week is May 2-6. The PTA sponsors many activities for our amazing teachers. The PTA will be looking for donations of food, paper goods, raffle prizes and money to help make this week a success. Keep a lookout for more information in an e-blast.

The Mother’s Day Plant sale will be on Friday, May 6. Kids will be shopping with their classes between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Remember to send your children with some money and an empty shoebox. See I-volunteer site to sign up for a shift. Contact Jane Fleischner with any questions. Pre orders will be available for pick up in the gym on Thursday, May 5 between 3 and 6 p.m.

The PTA is still looking to fill some vacancies for the 2016-18 term, including co-presidents, Bingo Chairperson and Reflections Chairperson. Contact Diana Inesta or Kristine Vitola if interested.

The Kids Marathon is officially kicked off for spring. The kids are running on Wednesdays and Fridays. Forms have gone out and should be returned to school to sign up for the final mile on May 22. The PTA will be asking for volunteers as we get closer to the final mile to help that day.

Save The Date for two Father’s Club events. Dinner and Dueling Pianos at Marisa’s on Friday, May 13 and the annual campout on Saturday, June 4 on the field behind Jane Ryan. Details to follow. Contact the Father’s Club

The Spring Concert will be on Tuesday, May 24 at Madison Middle School at 7 p.m. Featured will be the school’s string orchestra, school band and fifth grade chorus.

The fourth grade Flag Day concert will be held on Friday, June 10 in the cafeteria for fourth grade parents and families at 2:15 p.m.