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Week of 10.02.23 Busy October!


HOME & SCHOOL GENERAL NEWS, 10.02.23


Stay up to date with us by visiting www.moorestownhsa.org, Facebook (@MoorestownHomeSchool) or Instagram (@moorestownhsa). Contact us any time at info@moorestownhsa.org.


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Calendars

Calendars continue to be sent home on a weekly basis. We also have additional calendars for sale at Moorestown Hardware now and will have them for sale at Autumn Day in Moorestown for $10 cash.


Harlem Wizards

We can't wait for the Harlem Wizards at the MAC (Moorestown High School Athletic Center) on Friday, October 13th! Courtside and courtside player tickets are still available! Don’t miss this incredible opportunity to have a fantastic experience up close with the Wizards!


If you are interested in volunteering, please check our signup to add your name and/or contact Chris Catanella for more information. Wizards Volunteer Signup



Miss Chocolate Gift Wrap & Gifts

Our fall Miss Chocolate Gift Wrap & Gifts will be held through Friday, October 13th. Choose from a variety of kitchen gadgets, home decor, holiday gift wrap, gourmet popcorn, delicious chocolates and more! All orders will be entered and paid online. Your order can either ship FREE to school or ship directly to your home (shipping fees apply to home deliveries).


TO ORDER: Go to www.misschocolate.com & click SELLER DASHBOARD. Next click on REGISTER - I KNOW MY SCHOOL ID. Use SCHOOL ID 605230 and the next screen will show the name MOORESTOWN HOME AND SCHOOL. Click CONTINUE. Follow the directions on the next page to register. Invite family & friends to order by sending them the email link after registering your student.

Questions, ordering concerns, payment issues? Contact Loryn, Elena and Amy at fallspringfundraise@gmail.com.


Moorestown Apparel Store

Coming later this week! We can't wait for you to see our new Moorestown Apparel Store! Look for umbrellas, blankets, beanies, insulated tumblers, t-shirts, hoodies, sweats and more! We will also have elementary school spirit wear in both youth and adult sizes! See samples at our Autumn Day booth on Sat, October 13th.

Questions? Contact Amanda Hillegas at fundraisingvp@moorestownhsa.org.


Meet the Board of Education (BOE) Candidates

Get to Know the Candidates for Moorestown’s Board of Education! Moorestown Home & School will be hosting a Board of Education (BOE) Candidate Forum on Monday, October 23rd from 7pm - 8:30pm in the auditorium of William Allen Middle School (WAMS).

The Moorestown Braver Angels Alliance will be moderating the event. The Candidate Forum provides voters with an opportunity to get to know each of the candidates so they can make informed decisions on Election Day.

Voters are invited to submit questions in advance to kreiner@braverangels.org no later than October 13th. As questions come in, they will be prioritized based upon the most common themes. The BOE election is non-partisan, but to avoid any perception of party favoritism, the volunteers who read and prioritize the questions will be made up of an equal number of Democrats and Republicans.


We hope you can attend! (If you cannot, the event will be live-streamed and recorded to view at a later date.)


WAMS


WAMS Home & School Meeting Please join us for our next Home & School meeting next Friday, October 6th at 9:30 in the WAMS media center.

UES


Room Parents Thank you to all of the parents who volunteered to be Room Parents. All room parents will be contacted this week and will work with the teachers to plan the classroom events. Other future volunteer opportunities will be sent out in the Monday morning MHSA emails.


Picture Day Don't forget! UES Picture Days are today, October 2nd and tomorrow, October 3rd.

Book Fair Lights, Camera, Books! UES will be rolling out the red carpet for reading with our Scholastic Book Fair October 16th through October 20th. Look for more information in the coming weeks!


BAKER


“Magic of Books” Book Fair This week is our "Magic of Books" Book Fair and we are very excited about what is planned for our teachers and students! The following are important information and links about our Book Fair:

*Come shop with your child on Thursday, 10/5 from 6 to 8 pm. Transform into a magician for a photo opportunity or craft your own magical wand!

*For important dates, eWallet information, online shopping and much more, please check out the Book Fair homepage: Baker Book Fair - Fall.

*Browsing/Buying: Students will browse the book fair and compile "wish lists" for purchasing later in the week. Purchases can be made by cash (in a baggie labeled with student and teacher name), check (payable to Moorestown Home and School Association) or eWallet.

*Book Fair Coin Drive going on all week! Send in loose change to your classroom. The classroom with the highest coin donations will win extra recess!

*If you are interested in helping with the Book Fair, or how to get involved, please see our SignUp Genius here: Volunteer Crew SignUp

*If you are interested in volunteering with your child's class please see the SignUp Genius here: Guardian Volunteer SignUp

If you have any questions about any of the information above, please reach out to one of our Book Fair Chairs Jane Schleichter (jcrybicki@aol.com) or Megan Robbins (megrobbins1019@gmail.com). Thank you in advance for your support of Baker School!

Recess Runners Looking to volunteer for Recess Runners? Please check out available times to help record laps as the children walk or run during recess. Please only sign up once per child for now. Sign up list is here.

Baker Home and School Meeting

October’s meeting on the 18th at 9:30 am in the cafeteria and online. Join us a few minutes early to have coffee with Shelly Rowe, our principal. The link will be sent out the week of the meeting.


ROBERTS


Book Fair

It's time to TACKLE a good book! On Monday we will "kick off" our Roberts book fair and we need your help to make it great! If you haven't done it already, you can create your child's EWallet online to make shopping easy for all!


You can also sign up to attend the book fair with your child's class. Sign up here!


Evening book fair hours will be on Thursday, October 5 from 5:30-7:30. Wear your football or cheer gear and bring the family for a night of shopping, football and fun! We still need volunteers to help this evening run smoothly. Consider signing up here!


Questions? Email roberts@moorestownhsa.org. Thanks in advance for helping us to make this book fair a success!


Coin-A-Day Challenge

Roberts will be participating in the Scholastic "All For Books" coin-a-day challenge. If we reach our school goal, we will earn a school-wide Pajama party! Send in loose change on the following days:

Monday - Pennies Tuesday - Nickels Wednesday - Dimes

Thursday - Quarters Friday - Any coin


Home and School Meeting

Save the date for our October Home & School meeting on Thursday 10/19 at 9:30 in the Media Center or virtually.

SOUTH VALLEY


Book Fair

It’s BOOK FAIR time at South Valley! We are ready to help your Happy Campers add S’more books to their home library at the South Valley Happy Camper Book Fair from Monday, October 2nd to Friday, October 6th.

Mark your calendars to shop together with your children at the book fair evening shopping hours on Thursday, October 5th from 5:30pm to 7:30pm!

  • We will be collecting spare change during the school day and at the event. The class that raises the most will win a pajama day and will be announced at the end of the event!

  • We will be collecting donations for Food For All Friday at the event. The food pantry always appreciates any non-perishable donations, but in particular need right now are any toiletry items (specifically period products, toothbrushes, toothpaste, deodorant and soap), as well as canned proteins (tuna, chicken, spam) and canned chunky soups. Thank you for your support of our local food pantries!

  • Snacks will be available for purchase (cash only).

You can also visit the book fair website to learn more about the fair, sign up for eWallet digital payment and shop the fair online.

Recess Runners

Recess Runners is back at South Valley and will start on October 3rd! Please click the link for more information and to sign up to volunteer. Recess Runners Signup

Food For All Friday

South Valley's first Food For All Friday collection will take place on Friday, October 6th! If you are able, kindly send in a donation with your child. The food pantry always appreciates any non-perishable donations, but in particular need right now are any toiletry items (specifically period products, toothbrushes, toothpaste, deodorant and soap), as well as canned proteins (tuna, chicken, spam) and canned chunky soups. Thank you for your support of our local food pantries!

SV Home & School Meeting

Please join us for our next Home & School meeting on Wednesday, 10/17 at 9:30am in the cafeteria. Ms. Hackl will send out a link closer to the date.


COMMUNITY


Food For All Drive @UES The UES will kick-off it's Food for All Drive on Friday October 6th!!

Please consider sending your child in with a nonperishable food item and/or personal care item.

Questions? Contact Jessica Heck at jheck@mtps.com.

Moorestown SpEAC SpEAC is holding a fundraiser with Gotsneakers from now until 10/13. We are collecting used sneakers in any condition. Boxes are at all Lower elementary schools, UES. WAMS, and the Moorestown Library. All proceeds go towards Inclusion events in our schools and Scholarships for our kids.

SpEAC (Special Education Advocacy Council) is a parent-run organization that provides a forum to discuss important challenges facing our children in the Moorestown schools and community.

You can also join our closed Facebook group ( search “Moorestown SpEAC”), visit our web site at www.Moorestown Speac.org, or email us at info@moorestownspeac.org.

Moorestown Education Foundation (MEF) Golf Outing Fundraiser Enjoy a day of golf and networking while raising funds for the Moorestown Education Foundation to support Moorestown schools. The 28th Annual MEF Golf Outing is Monday, October 9th, 2023 at The Legacy Club at Woodcrest - 300 East Evesham Road, Cherry Hill, NJ.

For more information, to register as a sponsor or to sign up for golf, please go to the MEF Website.

MOOREKIDS 10th ANNUAL HALLOWEEN COSTUME SWAP The event will be held on Saturday 10/21 at the Moorestown Library (9:30-1:00). Donate your child’s old costume and/or pick up a “new” one. Donation bins are located at the Moorestown library or you can bring them on the 21st. Costumes are FREE to all!

To make other arrangements for donation pick-up or drop-off contact Sue Ernst via FB messenger (Sue Vinci Ernst), svernst@hotmail.com or on http://www.moorekids.org.

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