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Lego Donations Needed for School Library!

The Allenwood Elementary School is seeking donations of Legos for students to use to create and design maker projects. Donations of pieces from incomplete kits would be fine and very much appreciated!  Please bring any donations into the Main Office in a bag labeled “Library.”
Feel free to contact me if you have any further questions.  Thank you!
Kris Morano
Librarian, Allenwood Elementary School
kmorano@wall.k12.nj.us

Shown below:

Student designed project created during maker space activity in library last year.

 

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Annual Kindergarten Thanksgiving Feast

A Kindergarten Favorite-The Annual Thanksgiving Feast!
The wonderful Kindergarten teachers, staff and parents made sure the students had full bellies celebrating and sharing their favorite foods.

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Square1 Art Fundraiser Coming Home Soon!

In School Orders must be turned in to the Main Office by 11/22! (No late orders can be accepted.) Convenient ways to order include by phone, on-line or sending checks made payable to Square One Art into School with the order form (please INCLUDE 7% sales tax). With On-Line and phone orders, major credit cards accepted.
Preview the custom keepsakes at square1art.com.
Our children’s artwork make GREAT gifts for the holidays!

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Thank You!

Thank you to everyone that participated in our November dining out initiative and enjoyed their meal at FINS yesterday! We appreciate your support!

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Miniature Donations Needed for Allenwood Family Liaison Counselor!

We are in need of some donations to refresh and replenish items used for Sandtray Therapy at Allenwood by our Family Liaison Counselor, Amanda Smyth. Sandtray Therapy is a tool to support students with social and emotional issues. It helps to address virtually any issue one may be dealing with from anxiety and depression, to loss of a loved one, issues surrounding divorce, self-esteem and problem solving, just to name a few.
We are in need of “miniatures” to go along with the sand trays currently used within the school. Miniatures are everything in our real world and every that can exist in a fantasy or story telling world in miniature form. A student uses the figures to create a world in the sand and through that process of building the world they work through issues. It’s truly an amazing process and is quite therapeutic.  There aren’t any items that wouldn’t work for Sandtray Therapy, items don’t have to be toys they can be anything, there are no limits, the following would help to make a comprehensive collection. If you have any of the following items or similar items to donate please send it into the school with your child in a bag labeled Amanda Smyth.

Household: figurines, trinkets, old souvenirs, doll house type furniture-kitchen, bedroom, bathroom sets, food items, sport items, hearts, weapons, game pieces, seasonal decorations, electric candles, treasure, treasure chests, foreign coins,
Animals: farm, safari, insects, fish, sea life, lizards, snakes, reptiles, large figured predators, dinosaurs, birds, pets, fairytale/imaginary animals such as dragons
People: sport figures, cartoon characters, action figures, super heroes, princesses, fairies, any and all real and imaginary/fairytale figures, wizards, witches, zombies, monsters, knights, pirates, religious figures and symbols, angels, community workers, military, figurines/knickknacks, bride and grooms
Nature: trees, rocks- polished and rough, flowers, caves, crystals, geodes, gems, sea glass, shells, marbles, glass stones
Buildings/structures: homes, schools, fences, bridges, tent, church, temple, castles
Vehicles: boats, airplane, helicopter, motorcycle, bicycle, cars, trucks, traffic signs, wagons

Please note: Glass and delicate items are welcome, it encourages the students to be mindful when handling objects. (These items should be dropped off in the Main Office by parents)

For some images to give a better idea of the array of what is used click here-> http://bit.ly/2iTN12v

Again, donations can be sent to school with your child or dropped in the Main Office in a bag labeled Amanda Smyth.  Questions? Contact Amanda Smyth asmyth@wall.k12.nj.us
Thank you in advance for your help!

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FINS for Lunch, Dinner or Both! A delicious and easy way to support the PTG!

FINS Dining Out Initiative is tomorrow from 11:00am to 9:30pm! Please see the flyer below!

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Dragon News:Week of 11/13 at Allenwood

Hello Allenwood Families! Hope everyone enjoyed the break!


This week-Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday are 1:05 dismissals. Make sure to send your student in with a snack as NO lunch will be served.

MONDAY, November 13 is the LAST day for orders for our 1/2 day Pretzel & Popcorn Sale.  Order form here.

Our Dining Out initiative continues this TUESDAY, November 14 at any FINS location, 11am-9:30pm. Go for lunch, dinner or both!! It’s a delicious and easy way to support the PTG!

For those students who missed picture day or would like a re-take, make up picture day is scheduled for TUESDAY, November 14.

WEDNESDAY is Pretzel & Popcorn Sale delivery day at Allenwood. If your child would like pretzels from Philly Soft Pretzel Factory or individual bags of SkinnyPop, orders must be sent into school by this MONDAY. No same day orders will be taken. The order form can be found on www.awptg.org.

THURSDAY is the Annual Thanksgiving Feast for our Kindergarten classes.

FRIDAY is a big day this week-
FRIDAY is our Clothing Drive. Drop off will be in the rear parking lot between 4-7pm. It’s a win-win for everyone- you get a clean closet and Allenwood will receive a donation for the total poundage collected.


FRIDAY is the last day to drop off all cans and non-perishable items can be dropped off in the Main Office for the Thanksgiving Food Drive organized by the Fourth Grade Staff.
If you participated in the Yankee Candle Fundraiser, pickup is also on FRIDAY from 4-7pm at 2388 Orchard Crest Blvd. Questions? Contact Megan McCay at 732-535-2936 or mmccay@awptg.org


Square1 Art Fundraiser
Please check backpacks for your child’s custom Square1 Art catalog that will coming home soon featuring their HOLIDAY artwork. Won’t you help make your child feel like an accomplished
artist by purchasing keepsakes for the whole family containing their masterpiece? They make great holiday gifts and Allenwood earns profit from every order! And as a thank you for participating, each child receives a sheet of stickers imprinted with their artwork – absolutely FREE!
Watch for more details about the campaign and order deadlines. All online and paper order forms must be turned in by the due date on your child’s custom catalog. (No late orders can be accepted.) Convenient ways to order include by phone, on-line or sending checks made payable to Square One Art into School with the order form (please include 7% sales tax). With On-Line and phone orders, major credit cards accepted. Our children’s artwork make great gifts for the holidays!

Clothing Donations needed for Nurse’s Office
If you have any clean, gently used adjustable/drawstring pants in sizes for K-5, Nurse Kristen would appreciate the donation! Feel free to send in these items with your child with a note attached stating that they are for the school nurse. Questions – kguinee@wall.k12.nj.us

Get important updates in the way that’s most convenient for you with the Remind App!
We have launched Allenwood PTG Remind notifications as of November 1st. “Remind” is a free secure app that can be downloaded to any iPhone or Android device. To participate in receiving Allenwood PTG text message reminders, simply text 81010 with the message @allenwood. Rest assured that you will not receive advertisement texts and your phone number will remain private. You may choose to opt out at any time by messaging ‘stop’ to the above number.

TerraCycle Contest going through May 1, 2018!
1. Collect at home and make sure teacher name is marked on the bag 2. Send labeled bag into school in a bag with kids 3. Place in contest bin that is located between Library and Gym.
More info on TerraCycle here:

Have a terrific week and thank you for your support!


Looking Ahead:
11/14-11/17-1:05 Dismissal-Conferences
11/14-School Picture Make-Up Day
11/14-FINS Dining Out Initiative
11/16-Kindergarten Thanksgiving Feast
11/17-Yankee Candle Pick Up
11/17-Clothing Drive
11/20-Yearbook Online Sales Start
11/23-11/24-School Closed-Thanksgiving
DECEMBER
12/1-Spirit Day
12-5-12/7-Holiday Shop
12/6-AW Holiday Concert, 7pm
12/7-Holiday Shop Night Event, 5-7pm
12/14-PTG Meeting, 7pm
12/21-Winter Class Parties
12/22-Spirit Day
12/23-Winter Recess Starts
12/28-House of Bounce Family Fun Event

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Pretzel & Popcorn Sale Order Form!

WEDNESDAY is Pretzel & Popcorn Sale delivery day at Allenwood. If your child would like pretzels from Philly Soft Pretzel Factory or individual bags of SkinnyPop, orders must be sent into school by this MONDAY, 11/13. No same day orders will be taken. The order form can be found here.

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Square1 Art Fundraiser Info!

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Pretzel & Popcorn Day

Mark your calendar as next Wednesday, 11/15 will be ½ day Pretzel & Popcorn Day at Allenwood. Order form here!  Orders due by MONDAY, 11/13!

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Clothing Donations needed for Nurse’s Office

While off of school, don’t forget to clean some closets!
If you happen to come across any clean, gently used adjustable/drawstring pants in sizes for K-5, Nurse Kristen would appreciate the donation!
Feel free to send in these items with your child with a note attached stating that they are for the school nurse. Thank you!

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New! Remind App Launch

Get important updates in the way that’s most convenient for you!

REMIND APP LAUNCH – We have launched Allenwood PTG Remind notifications as of November 1st. “Remind” is a free secure app that can be downloaded to any iPhone or Android device. To participate in receiving Allenwood PTG text message reminders, simply text 81010 with the message @allenwood. Rest assured that you will not receive advertisement texts and your phone number will remain private. You may choose to opt out at any time by messaging ‘stop’ to the above number.

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Dragon News: Week of 11/6 at Allenwood

Hello Allenwood Families! Welcome to November!

Thank you to everyone who volunteered and supported our Fall Book Fair. The Zanette Family was the lucky winner of our Basket of Books Raffle for purchasing book(s) at the Book Fair for Mrs. Wisher! Over 70 books were purchased by Allenwood Families during the Fair and donated to our wonderful teachers for their classroom libraries!

The Allenwood PTG November Newsletter has been published! Paper copies have been sent home. Digital format can be found here.

Get important updates in the way that’s most convenient for you! REMIND APP LAUNCH – We have launched Allenwood PTG Remind notifications as of November 1st. “Remind” is a free secure app that can be downloaded to any iPhone or Android device. To participate in receiving Allenwood PTG text message reminders, simply text 81010 with the message @allenwood. Rest assured that you will not receive advertisement texts and your phone number will remain private. You may choose to opt out at any time by messaging ‘stop’ to the above number.

For those students who missed picture day or would like a re-take, make up picture day is scheduled for 11/14.

FINS is our November Dining Out Night on 11/14. Any FINS location, 11am-9:30pm. More info here.

Mark your calendar as next Wednesday, 11/15 will be ½ day Pretzel & Popcorn Day at Allenwood. More details here!

While off of school, don’t forget to clean some closets! We will be having a clothing drive on 11/17.

The Fourth Grade Staff is organizing a Thanksgiving Food Drive! All cans and non-perishable items can be dropped off in the Main Office November 1-17.

Just a reminder that this week, school will be CLOSED on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday!

Have a great week!

Looking Ahead:
11/7-School Closed-In Service
11/9-11/10-School Closed -NJEA
11/14-11/17-1:05 Dismissal-Conferences
11/14-School Picture Make-Up Day
11/14-FINS Dining Out Initiative
11/16-Kindergarten Thanksgiving Feast
11/17-Yankee Candle Pick Up
11/17-Clothing Drive
11/20-Yearbook Online Sales Start
11/23-11/24-School Closed-Thanksgiving

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November Allenwood PTG Newsletter

Download here for printing!

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Book Fair Schedule

Book Fair Schedule:
Monday, 10/30-Book Fair Preview Day (all classes)
Wednesday, 11/1-Book Fair Shopping During School (classes below)
Piermattei, Dowd/Feeley, Van Benthuysen, Griffin, Kreutzer, Wisher, Kuczko, Marini/Tedeschi, Schneider, Mikuski, Holzapfel/Maloney, Abeal, Shanklin/Preston
Thursday, 11/2-Book Fair Shopping During School (classes below)
Skellinger, Beirne, Seber, Blaney, Bramley, Witt
Classes: Malick (TBD)
Thursday Night, 11/2-Book Fair Family Night Shop, 6-8pm, entrance at rear cafeteria doors by playground
Friday, 11/3-Book Fair Breakdown

Cash, credit cards and checks are accepted!  Please make payable to Allenwood PTG
The committee has a NEW incentive to help fill our teacher’s bookshelves and promote our children to read! For each book that is purchased at the fair from your child’s Teacher Wish List/Bin, the purchasing family will be given a raffle ticket for a chance towards winning the basket shown below that filled with a selection of kid-friendly school supply products and Scholastic books, a $100 value. A win-win!

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Week of 10/30 at Allenwood!

Week of 10/30 at Allenwood

Hello Allenwood Families!

This past Wednesday, Allenwood had a new Principal for the Day! Congratulations to our 3rd grader, Gabriella DeSimone on being Allenwood Principal for the Day!  The DeSimone Family was the highest bidder for the experience at the Silent Auction during Dragonfest earlier this month.

Friday was a very busy day at Allenwood!
We had a great Spirit Day Assembly where every Allenwood student & class showered Dr. O’Connell with handmade cards for National Principals Month to say “thank you” to and to share all the great things that our students think Dr. O’Connell does for Allenwood!

Thank you so much to everyone who supported the BYOP/Trunk or Treat on Friday night. It was a huge success and we thank every student, parent, teacher, friend, ghost, witch, and goblin who came out to celebrate!! It was the perfect night for some “trunk-or-treating”, dancing in the lot, and enjoying a “yummy mummy” snack from the bake sale while waiting to go on a hayride!!
For everyone that donated candy and allergy friendly goodies, it was greatly appreciated (and needed) as our event was well attended! The special light show projectors that lit up the event were set up and donated to the PTG from Mike Koblan.  Thank you to our volunteers that baked and donated the Halloween goodies and to Mrs. Piermattei and our Bake Sale Chairperson Pieper Waitzel for working our Bake Sale!  Thank you to Dr. O’Connell and our fabulous custodial staff for all of their hard work!

Congratulations to all our trophy winners!!
Costume Winners:
Best Overall: Candy Rapper-Ricky Iglesias
Most Creative: Mrs. Frizzle-Gwen Tchilinguririan
Spookiest: Joker-Jackson Soos
Prettiest: 80’s Girl-Gabby Bonet
Funniest: Aaron Judge-Blake Nitche
Trunk Winners:
Best Overall: Grease-Watt Family
Spookiest: Magic-Gallant Family
Most Boo-tiful: Wizard of Oz-3rd Grade Teachers (Malick, Marini, Kuczko, Tedeschi)
Leap Pad Tablet Raffle Winners: Trunks by the Gallant and Mahoney Families

Thank you again to everyone who worked together to make this event a “howling” success!!

Food Drive
The Fourth Grade Staff is organizing a Thanksgiving Food Drive! All cans and non-perishable items can be dropped off in the Main Office November 1st-17th.

Thanksgiving Food Drive 4th Grade Flyer

TerraCycle Contest going through May 1, 2018!
1. Collect at home and make sure teacher name is marked on the bag.
2. Send labeled bag into school in a bag with kids.
3. Place in contest bin that is located between Library and Gym.
More info on TerraCycle here:

Clothing Drive
In the mood to clean out your closets? We can help! A clothing drive has been scheduled for November 17. Details can be found here.

Please read on to learn about what is happening this week at Allenwood! We hope you have a wonderful week and a very Happy Halloween!!


Book Fair
Monday kicks off our Fall Book Fair!! For those parents wishing to shop with their child, the Book Fair will be open on Thursday night from 5-8 in the gym. Cash, checks and credit cards are accepted.
The committee has a NEW incentive to help fill our teacher’s bookshelves and promote our children to read. For each book that is purchased at the fair from your child’s Teacher Wish List/Bin, the purchasing family will be given a raffle ticket for a chance towards winning the basket shown below that filled with a selection of kid-friendly school supply products and Scholastic books, a $100 value. A win-win!

Halloween Parade/Class Parties, 10/31
DON’T FORGET TO SEND YOUR STUDENT IN WITH HALLOWEEN COSTUME!
Tuesday is the Annual Halloween Parade at 2:00 p.m. All are welcome to gather outside around the track to watch the Allenwood Parade. The children will walk around the track in costume two times and then will go back inside school to finish celebrating the holiday. Class Parties will be held throughout the day.

Looking Ahead:
10/30-Book Fair Preview Day
10/31-Halloween Parade, 2pm and Class Halloween Parties throughout the day
11/1 & 11/2-Book Fair Shopping Days During School
11/2-Book Fair Family Night Shop, 6-8pm
11/3-Book Fair Breakdown
11/7-School Closed-In Service
11/9-11/11-School Closed -NJEA
11/14-11/17-1:05 Dismissal-Conferences
11/14-School Picture Make-Up Day
11/14-FINS Dining Out Initiative
11/16-Kindergarten Thanksgiving Feast
11/17-Yankee Candle Pick Up
11/17-Clothing Drive
11/20-Yearbook Online Sales Start
11/23-11/24-School Closed-Thanksgiving

Have a spooktacular week!

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FINS-November Dining Out

Mark your calendars!
The next dining out initiative will be Tuesday, November 14th at FINS!

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Volunteers needed for Book Fair!

Calling all bookworms!
The Book Fair Committee is looking for volunteers to help have the best Book Fair ever! If you are interested in helping our students find some great reading, please sign up here:
We especially NEED HELP for SETUP TODAY, 10/27 at 3 PM in the gym!

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Spirit Day Tomorrow!

Be sure to wear your green and white or Allenwood spirit wear!

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Allenwood Principal for the Day!

Congratulations to Gabriella DeSimone on being Allenwood Principal for the Day!

The DeSimone Family was the highest bidder for the experience at the Silent Auction during Dragonfest earlier this month.

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