• 4/12/21

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    4/6/21

    REMOTE LEARNING - April 7-13, 2021

    We return to HYBRID on April 14, 2021 strating an A/B schedule

    Mondays: Alternating A/B, 1:15pm dismissal

    Tuesdays: Cohort A

    Wednesdays: Cohort A

    Thursdays: Cohort B

    Fridays: Cohort B

    3/29/21

    Trimester 2 Report Cards are available to view on PowerSchool

    Here is a video to help you navigate PowerSchool and find the reportcards

    3/22/21

    Just realeased from DCF

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    3/16/21

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    Free monthly Zoom readings at 6:30pm! Click HERE for more information and to register! 

    3/15/21

    erap

    ERAP- The Emergency Rental Assistance Program has extended its applcation deadline to April 5, 2021. If you would like to apply in English click HERE.

    Para obtener información en español, haga clic AQUÍ.

    03/12/21

    free

    The CYO / Bromley Center are offering an Easter Basket Grab and Go Event!

    Register children ages 3-10 by March 19th. Click HERE for more info.

    03/11/21

    Grice Middle School Parent Choice Board for Incoming 6th Graders!

    Click HERE

    03/10/21

    COHORT UPDATE:

    Anyone swtiching from remote to hybrid can start on March 15th. Current hybrid students continue as hybrid.  Right now we are on a A/B/C cohort schedule.

    The A/B schedule will start on Wednesday, April 7th.  Students that are currently A or B will stay A or B. Cohort C students will be distributed into A and B. 

    03/01/21

    Read Across America Week Activities

    Dr. Suess Library

    K-2 Quotes

    3-5 Quotes

    02/26/21

     march

    02/22/21

    cyo

    CYO Bromley Summer Camp 2021 is taking applications.  Click HERE for a flyer and application.

     

    02/18/21

    Friday, February 19, 2021 will be a FULL REMOTE Learning Day

    02/17/21

    Thursday, February 18, 2021 will be a FULL REMOTE Learning Day

    02/01/21

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    1/25/21

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    The Great Kindness Challenge Week!

    January 25-29, 2021

    See how many acts of kindness you can do on this checklist!

    1/15/21

    Happy Friday everyone! In observance of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday, school is closed on Monday, January 18th. We start hybrid on Tuesday, January 19th.

    1/6/21

    Thought this was insightful with a little humor added in.

    control

    1/4/21

    2021

    Happy New Year! Start the year out right with some remote/hybrid learning resolutions. Here are a few tips to have a successful remainder of the school year!

    New Year Tips

    12/20/20

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    12/3/20
    Just an FYI for you or someone you know that would benefit from a FREE Food Distribution on December 18th from 12:00 to 2:00 pm at the Cure Arena. Click on the link for more information.
    https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/NJMERCER/bulletins/2af567f

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    11/24/20

    food

    The times for Food Distribution on Wednesdays has been changed while the district is on full remote learning. The meal distribution times for November 25th, December 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd and January 6th, 13th will be 1:30-3:30pm. Please see the attached flyer for more information.
    https://docs.google.com/drawings/d/1pi2RDU8Ei1xMX7yTq6XK0i3wfwmmHnAnipheQLKv1aE/edit?usp=sharing
     

    11/19/20

    WALMART is offering FREE Thanksgiving Dinners to those in need. Click here for more information!

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    11/18/20

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    Picture day will be Dec, 1, 2 and 3. Please click here for the attached flyer for specific dates and times. If you have any questions, please contact our main office. Thank you!

    11/16/20

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    10/26/20

    McGalliard is proud to offer Fall Tutoring Sessions for grades K-3!
    The program will be taught remotely through Google Meet, with a McGalliard teacher.
    This free program is open to all Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, and 3rd graders attending McGalliard Elementary School.

    The program will run on Tuesdays:
    November 10-December 22, 2020.
    All 7 sessions are 45 minutes each.
    K and 2nd: 4:00-4:45pm
    1st and 3rd: 5:00-5:45pm

    Space is limited, so if you commit to tutoring, your child is expected to attend all 7 sessions and be on time for the sessions.

    Please submit this form by Friday, October 30, 2020 if you are interested in your child receiving free tutoring.

    10/19/20

    Did you know? The Hamilton Township Library offers children craft kits! 

    This week’s offering (October 19th) is a stained glass Earth Project available for curbside pick-up. The kit includes all the items needed to complete the project – just in time to celebrate the landing and successful mission of Apollo 7, the first manned Apollo mission in space, 52 years ago this Thursday!   

    You can also sign up for your child to receive a Halloween (non-food) Goodie Bag from our Library. Distribution will take place next week between Monday, October 26th and Saturday, October 31st – curbside.   

    10/14/20

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    Covid Halloween Tips

    10/12/20

    First Day of Hybrid!

    9/25/20

    Great video from our Tech Dept. "10 Tips for Learning at Home"

    10 Tips for Learning at Home

    9/21/20

    Mrs. Tandy now has digital "See the COunselor" slips! If you (a student) need to talk to Mrs. Tandy, click on the ofrm and fill it out. Mrs. Tandy checks the slips daily on school days. Mrs. Tandy's "See the Counselor" slips

    9/17/20

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    Dairy Queen PTA Fundraiser TODAY! 2-9pm, Arena Drive location

    9/16/20
    September is National Prepardness Month!

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    September is National Preparedness Month and we all know, it is harder to play catch up then it is to prepare ahead of time. Now is as good a time as any to ensure you and your loved ones are prepared before a disaster strikes, which we all hope it never will.

    • Make a Plan – include how you plan to communicate before, during and after a disaster. If you already have a plan, make sure no changes are necessary due to COVID19
    • Build a Kit – gather supplies that will last for several days for each person in your home and your pets

    Additional Resources Available Include:

    “NJ Register Ready – New Jersey’s Special Needs Registry for Disasters” – designed specifically for residents with disabilities or access and functional needs (or their families, friends, caregivers and associates) to provide information allowing emergency responders to better plan to serve them in a disaster or other emergency. To learn more, call 2-1-1 or visit registerready.nj.gov

    Courtesy of the Hamilton Township website.

    9/15/20

    Food pickup tomorrow, Sept. 16 from 4-6 pm. McGalliard families pick up at Robinson Elementary School.

    9/8/20

    Welcome back McGalliard Proud students!! We are so excited to see you all again, online and so in person!

     

    9/7/20

    Happy Labor Day!

    First Day of School Tomorrow! Are you ready?

    FInd all your teachers information on their website, Google Classroom and Dojo pages!

    Please reach out to Mrs. Tandy if you need any help!

    9/4/20

    Virtual Meet and Greet Today at 3:00pm! Log on to meet your teachers!!

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    9/1/20

    Welcome Back to a New School Year! We understand that this year is unique and can be troubling for many of our students and their families.  With that, we are initiating a Student Support Team in our school. We will be helping ALL of our students with Social Emotional Learning and Student Wellness. 

    Parents and guardians, please fill out the survey below in order to help us assess your child's specific needs.  Please do not hesitate to reach out to Mrs. Tandy if you have any questions or concerns. Thank you!!

    McGalliard Back to School Student Wellness Survey

     

    FREE and REDUCED Lunch 

    The first food distribution will be Friday Sept 4 from 11am to 1pm.  This is for all remote and hybrid parents that are free and reduced.  

    Pick up for McGalliard Students will be at Robinson Elementary School, Door 19.
    Robinson Elementary School is located at 465 Gropp Avenue 

    All future distributions will take place on Wednesdays from 4-6pm.  Sept 16 will be the first Wednesday distribution.  

    In addition to picking up the food, parents will need to bring and swipe their student's lunch card(s) to record the meal.  

     

    6/12/20

    McGalliard 5th Grade Moving Up Ceremony!

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    McGalliard 5th Grade Moving Up Ceremony 2020 Link

    6/11/20

    5th Grade Families! A few reminders…

    1. Mandatory Middle School Orientation for Grice, Monday, June 15th at 11:30am via Google Meet. Google Meet link:
    http://meet.google.com/lookup/gricemcgalliardorientation

    2. 5th Grade Virtual Moving Up Ceremony-Tuesday, June 16th at 7:00 pm. The YouTube link will be shared as soon as we receive it.

    3. Final class Google Meets are on Wednesday, June 17th. We encourage all students to log on and see their classmates, teachers, principal, counselor, etc. 5P is at 10:00am, 5B is at 10:15am and 5D is at 10:30am.

    3. Pick up of 5th grade students items, yearbook, and 5th grade gifts from the PTA is on Wednesday, June 17th between 12:00pm and 2:00pm.

    4. We are working on having, in the Fall, a one hour, evening closure celebration for our 5th grade class of 2020. Students will be able to see one another and their teachers, sign yearbooks, and paint their ceiling tiles. More information to come as we know more about the status of school opening in the fall.

    6/8/20

    McGalliard 5th Grade Moving Up Ceremony!

    June 16, 2020 at 7:00pm

    on the HTV YouTube site, the link with be posted soon!

    6/5/20

    Supporting K-12 Students During COVID-19-Parent Webinars- FREE
    The STEP office at TCNJ is honored to present two live webinars for parents and focused on supporting K-12 students during the COVID – 19 pandemic.
    The next webinar for HIGH SCHOOL students is Thursday, June 11, 2020 at 7:00pm 
    The next webinar for K-8 students is Monday, June 15, 2020 at 7:00pm
    Here is the link to sign up Supporting K-12 Students During COVID-19

    6/3/20

    Today is Aware Because We Care Day!

    Fish

    Please click on the Remote Learning Lessons Tab for a read aloud, activity and student artwork!

    6/1/20

    Please see the Revised Food Distribution Flyer

    Food

    Social Emotional Learning Tip of the day:

    “Remind children of the positive, prosocial behavior that is expected of them, even before it is expected. For example,.....Remember to wash your hands before you eat.”

    5/29/20

    5th graders!! We just got news that the Live Virtual Middle School Orientation Meet is back on!! The date is June 15th at 11:30am and it is mandatory!! The link will be shared with you soon so that you can join. See you all there!!

    Social Emotional Learning Tip of the day:

    “Be Mindful of Your Language.....Give children information that is truthful and appropriate for their age and developmental level. Consider having a separate discussion with young children in order to use language they can understand and to address specific fears or misconceptions they may have.”

    5/28/20

    Social Emotional Learning Tip of the day:

    “When trying to change a child’s behavior, use a 5-to-1 ratio of positive interactions or praise to every negative interaction or corrective statement. Whether it be for completing the online academic assignments in a timely manner or interacting in a positive way with a sibling, teaching a new behavior involves positive feedback over negative.”

    5/27/20

    A few updates for 5th Grade Families from our Superintendent:
    6th Grade Orientation:
    Students moving into 6th grade will have a two part orientation based on current social distancing restrictions.
    1. Each middle school will provide a Google Slide presentation as an introduction to incoming 6th graders before we close out this school year.
    2. A more traditional in person orientation will take place on the first day of school in September for 6th graders.

    5th Grade Move-Up Presentations:
    Beginning on Wednesday, June 17th, our 5th Grade Move-up Presentations will be broadcast on social media and on the HTSD's HTV channel for students
    and families to enjoy. In order for students and families to have several opportunities to view their school's presentation, the broadcasts from all 17 schools will have subsequent viewings through a repeated viewing schedule. The schedule will also be made available via postings on HTV and through social media.

    5/21/20

    FIELD DAY is June 12th!!! Stay tuned for more information!

    field day

    Middle School online orientation for 5th grade has been cancelled.

    5/18/20

    There will be no remote learning Friday, May 22 and Monday, May 25, 2020

    Memorial Day

    Social Emotional Learning Tip of the day:

    “Social awareness can still be developed during this time- especially as kids communicate remotely via online platforms. Teach your child to wait their turn
    to speak, observe facial expressions of the other children on the online platform, and to speak kindly to their classmates and friends. This can also be a time to
    build empathy.......you can talk about how others may feel and validate their own feelings as well.”

    5/15/20

    Social Emotional Learning Tip of the day:

    “Use this as an opportunity to promote responsible decision making. Whether it is completing schoolwork or handwashing, children’s choices have an impact on
    their lives. Have a discussion about ways their choices impact their day. This also helps children feel more in control of a situation that can feel overwhelming.”

    5/14/20

    We had a great day today with three wonderful programs hosted by Mr. Bill Kerwood! During the family program, Mr. Bill shared a wonderful guide titled "How to Walk Together...when pandemic, quaritine and other crazy stuff happens."

    Click here for access to "Walk Together..."

    5/13/20

    Social Emotional Learning Tip of the day:

    “Emphasize your support system....
    Talk to your children about who is currently in your support system- friends, family, school and other community organizations you are involved with and connected to. Ask them to think about who is there for them to talk to and connect with during this time. Also, talk about who is in the community to help, if needed.”

    5/11/20

    Social Emotional Learning Tip of the day:

    “Make Yourself Available to Listen & Talk....
    Make time to talk. Be sure children know they can come to you with questions. Encourage them to talk about their feelings and be sure to validate them. Help them express their feelings through drawing or other activities.”

    5/8/20

    Bill Kerwood Show

    Great News!!

    Mr. Bill Kerwood is coming back to McGalliard for 3 virtual programs on May14th!

    Here are the links to Register!
     
    2:00PM. K-2nd registration link  https://event.webinarjam.com/register/48/09g2oagl
     
    3:00PM 3rd-5th.  Registration link... https://event.webinarjam.com/register/50/8rgxmayy
     
     
    6:30 PM. Family Night Registration Link….  https://event.webinarjam.com/register/47/9pgx6ug6
     

    Social Emotional Tip of the day:

    “Remain Calm & Reassuring...Remember children will react to both what you say and how you say it. They will pick up cues from the conversations you have with them and with others. Provide comfort and a bit of extra patience....Clarify misinformation or misunderstandings about how the virus is spread...”

     

    5/7/20

    May is National Bike Safety Month

    5/6/20

    Social Emotional Tip of the day:

    “Communication is key during the outbreak. While it may seem safer to shelter children from potentially scary information, you can actually help them feel
    more at ease by calmly talking through the situation together. Focus on supporting children by encouraging questions and helping them understand the
    current situation.”

    5/4/20

    Teacher Appreciation Week!

    Teacher Appreciation 2020

     

    Remote Learning will continue until June 17, 2020

    Happy Days Camp is cancelled this year.

    Social Emotional Learning Tip of the day: 

    “Children react, in part, on what they see from the adults around them. When parents and caregivers deal with a disaster calmly and confidently, they can provide the best support for their children. Parents can be more reassuring to others around them, especially children, if they are better prepared. So remember how you are speaking, reacting, and behaving is being watched by your children.”

    4/29/20

    Social Emotional Learning Tip of the day: 

    “Regardless of age, children may feel upset or have other strong emotions during the outbreak. Some children react right away, while others may show signs of
    dificulty much later. How a child reacts and the common signs of distress can vary according to the child’s age, previous experiences, and how the child
    typically copes with stress. Try to observe what your child’s reaction is and what the feeling underneath maybe before responding.”

    4/27/20

    This is really cool! Our Superintendent Dr. Rocco posted today:

    Military Flyover

    Tomorrow (4/28) the Blue Angels and Thunderbirds will fly over our area to honor first responders and essential workers. The estimated time of the flyover in our area is between 1:45 pm and 2:15 pm and may last as long as 30 minutes.

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    Morning Announcements Week of April 27, 2020

     

    4/24/20

    Crisis Textline

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    Social Emotional Learning Tip of the day: 

    “Heightened stress, feelings of isolation, fear, etc are common for parents/caregivers to experience during a time like this, particularly when compounded with increased
    emotional or behavioral challenges from children. It is important in a time of crisis to verbalize genuine feelings, thoughts, and questions as they are normal. Honest dialogue with family,
    friends, and others regarding questions and concerns allows for self-reflection that can help manage this crisis while allowing families to continue to care for and support the children in their homes, who will likely need adults to be their external regulator now more than ever.”

     

    4/22/20

    Social Emotional Learning Tip of the day: 

    “Be a good listener for your child. We often expect our children to be good listeners; however, in this fast-paced world we sometimes struggle to fully listen to our children. Try intentionally listening to your child by facing them, looking in their eyes, asking them questions and stating back to them what you heard to let them know you are present and hear them.”

    4/21/20

    HTSD Technology Department is Here for You!

     
    Having technical difficulties? The HTSD is here to help!Click below for a list of FAQ's and information on how to get help with programs your students are using. Check out the Superintendent's letter every other day for updates on technology!
     
     

    04/20/20

    Morning Announcements Week of April 20,2020

    Social Emotional Learning Tip of the day: 

    “Have your children learn to problem solve on their own by asking questions that have them think. Often we want to quickly solve the issues for them and give them the answers. When we give the answers, our children will not have the chance to figure it out when we are not around.
    Consider these questions:
    ● What do you think the next step should be?
    ● What are some ways we can solve this?
    ● What are the options?”

    04/17/20

    Spirit Week Next Week!

    Spirit Week

    04/15/20

    Free fruit and veg being given out at TCNJ on Friday April 17 from 12-2.

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    Social Emotional Learning Tip of the day: 

    Build up your child...
    “Social-emotional learning is about helping your child learn and apply the skills and understanding needed to manage their feelings. When your child is struggling with something new, remind them of a time they worked hard to overcome obstacles. By highlighting your child’s past successes, they can remember how strong they were and that they have the ability to do hard things.”

    04/13/20

    This week's Morning Announcements!

    Morning Announcements Week of April 13, 2020

    COVID-19 Anxiety Webinar for Families

    April 14th 12:00pm

    Hosted by Caitlin Summers, LPC, Program Supervisor, First Children Services

    Click HERE to Register

    Social Emotional Learning Tip of the day: 

    Build empathy...
    “Empathy is the ability to identify and respect the feelings of others. At all ages, we can talk to our children about another person’s feelings or point of view. Even if you are watching a TV
    show or a sporting event, you can ask your child how each person feels during certain moments. Having children explore different points of view is valuable throughout life.”

    04/03/20

    Have a safe, healthy and wonderful Spring Break!

    04/02/20

    COVID-19 Anxiety Webinar for Families

    April 6th 12:00pm  and April 8th 7:00pm

    Hosted by Caitlin Summers, LPC, Program Supervisor, First Children Services

    Click HERE to Register

    World Autism Awareness Day

    Click on the link below for a read aloud of the book "Uniquely Wired - A Story About Autism and its Gifts" By Julia Cook

    Uniquely Wired Read Aloud

    04/01/20

    Happy April Fools Day! 

    Tomorrow- Waer Blue!

    wear blue

    Social Emotional Learning Tip of the day: 

    “All behavior has meaning. Usually a child’s behavior is their way of communicating a feeling or need that they aren’t able to express with words. Remember to ask yourself what the underlying feeling may actually be driving the behavior.”

    03/31/20

    Social Emotional Learning Tip of the day: 
    “It is very important to remember that children look to adults for guidance on how to react to stressful events. Acknowledging some level of concern, without panicking, is appropriate and can result in taking the necessary actions that reduce the risk of illness. Teaching children positive preventive measures, talking with them about their fears, and giving them a sense of some control over their risk of infection can help reduce anxiety. This is also a tremendous opportunity for adults to model for children problem-solving, flexibility, and compassion as we all work through adjusting daily schedules, balancing work and other activities, getting creative about how we spend time, processing new information from authorities, and connecting and supporting friends and family members in new ways.”
    For more information and a list of suggested tips, please click HERE.

    03/30/20

    This week's Morning Announcements!

    Morning Announcements week of March 30, 2020

    For students attending the Happy Days Camp this summer, the Parent Orientation Meeting has been postponed.  They will continue to keep us informed should they need to postpone it further. 

    Happy Days Camp Flyer

    Social Emotional Learning Tip of the day: 

    Confident Kids:

    Setting Up for Success While At Home Together

    Here is a list of ideas to consider for your family while everyone is working from home:
    *Stick to a consistent routine daily. Set expectations about getting up, getting dressed, and eating breakfast
    *Create a schedule for each day with your children to break up the time. Include “classtime” when they complete schoolwork, dedicated time for play, physical exercise, and
    emotional and mental health activities
    *Put a limit on social media. Encourage staying connected to friends, but not obsessively reading news or discussing the virus online
    *Don’t have the TV on in the background all day. The worry for children will escalate if they repeatedly hear and view adults panicking or reports of deaths
    *For children without their own phones, set up a FaceTime playdate with a friend and let them chat using your phone
    *Dedicate time every afternoon to organizing and cleaning up to keep chaos and germs at bay
    *Go old school! Have story time, play a board game, or try to learn a new language together during evening family time.
    The complete list and more resources can be found by clicking HERE.

    03/27/20

    Remote Learning will continue until further notice.

    Social Emotional Learning Tip of the day: 

    Promote Kindness:
    “There are many ways to support kindness. Weave lessons of kindness into your daily routine. Ask your child to list two ways they saw kindness being displayed in
    school, in your neighborhood, or at home.
    a. Ask them how they displayed kindness on that particular day;
    b. Ask two ways others were kind to them.

    If they have trouble finding examples, start pointing out examples around the house, in TV shows and videos, and when you are out together as a family. An example might be
    when a sibling shares their toys or helps a younger child cross the street. You can encourage your child to be on the lookout for kindness so you can discuss it."

    03/26/20

    Report Cards are available in PowerSchool today.

    Social Emotional Learning Tip of the day: 

    "If your child is struggling with frustration, anger or another tough emotion following these 3 R’s:
    ● REGULATE: help them first REGULATE their emotion by breathing, just sitting quietly together or have them do an activity that can bring them back to a resting
    state. “I noticed you look really upset. Time for a brain break?”
    ● RELATE: RELATE to their emotion. “It looks like you are frustrated. I have felt frustrated just like that too when I cannot understand something I want too”
    ● REASON: Once a child’s brain is calm, you can then reason with them. This is the time to talk about choices or the next step.


    Remember........the same 3 R’s can work for adults too."

    03/25/20

    Social Emotional Learning Tip of the day: 

    “Build self-esteem. Catch the positive! When you see your child doing something you want to see MORE of, offer them encouragement and comment on that action. For
    example, you set up your work area for homework so nicely. When you do that it helps you feel prepared and ready to learn.”

    03/24/20

    This week's Morning Announcements

    Morning Announcements Week of March 23, 2020

    Calling all students who would like to help out with Remote Learning Morning Announcements!
    What we need:
    Parents to use a phone to video their children saying the Pledge of Allegiance, the Peace Pledge or singing the McGalliard Proud song. Then email the video to Mrs. Tandy at mtandy@hamilton.k12.nj.us. If you would like to do all three, please make seperate videos!

    Thank you for your help! Please do not send a video if you do not wish for your child to be on the Internet. Thank you!

    Peace Pledge:


    I pledge to be a peaceful person

    I pledge to be peaceful in my school, with my family, my neighborhood and my community.

    I pledge not to fight with others.

    I pledge not to start fights with others.

    I pledge to make my world a more peaceful place for children to be safe, happy and peaceful.

    I pledge to set a peaceful example to follow.

    I pledge to be peaceful in my heart.



    McGalliard Proud song:


    MCGALLIARD PROUD, MCGALLIARD PROUD
    I AM THE BEST I CAN BE.

    MCGALLIARD PROUD, MCGALLIARD PROUD
    YOU CAN BE PROUD OF ME.

    P IS FOR POLITE, IT’S IN THE WORDS I SAY
    R IS FOR RESPONSIBLE, IT’S HOW I ACT EACH DAY.
    O IS FOR OUTSTANDING, IT’S IN THE THINGS I DO.
    U IS FOR UNDERSTANDING, IT’S HOW I CARE FOR YOU.
    D IS FOR DEPENDABLE! YOU CAN COUNT ON ME.

    I AM MCGALLIARD PROUD
    I AM MCGALLIARD PROUD
    I AM THE BEST THAT I CAN BE

    MCGALLIARD PROUD, MCGALLIARD PROUD
    I AM THE BEST I CAN BE
    MCGALLIARD PROUD, MCGALLIARD PROUD
    YOU CAN BE PROUD OF ME.
    YOU CAN BE PROUD OF ME.

    Social Emotional Learning Tip of the day: 

    “The power of YET: when children feel overwhelmed they may say they cannot do something and give up. One way we can encourage a growth mindset is to say, ‘you do
    not understand this part of math YET, but with practice you will.’ Mistakes help us learn and challenges help us grow.”

    03/23/20

    Social Emotional Learning Tip of the day: 

    “Talk about it. Talking with a trusted adult helps students feel they do not carry the burden of stress alone. Encourage your children to discuss their feelings, but refrain from telling them how they should feel. Ask open-ended questions which require more than a yes or no response. Remember to listen. Parents who spend twice as much time listening as they do giving advice are more effective.

    Teach problem-solving skills and constructive action. Stress is often the result of feeling trapped and overwhelmed by the problems in our lives. Students are sometimes immobilized by their inability to see a positive outcome for a difficult situation. By teaching them to solve problems one step at a time, we provide them with a useful resource to deal with stress.”

    03/20/20

     District Spirit Week March 23-27, 2020

    spirit week mar 23

     Post a picture on your Twitter, Facebook, and / or Instagram page and the hashtag ​#HTSDhasSpirit 

     Social Emotional Learning Tip of the day: 

     “Identify emotions. Help your child learn different emotions. Introduce this when you are both in a calm state of mind. You can create a wheel of emotions or emotion cards.

    ● Ask your child when they feel this emotion;
    ● Explain to your child times you feel this emotion too;
    ● Brainstorm ways to help work through emotions in a positive way and write them in the wheel or on the card.”
    ● Click here for a sample wheel.

    03/19/20

    Families who do not have Internet in their home:

    On Dr. Rocco's letter and the Hamilton Township website is the following information:

    Altice USA (better known to residents as Optimum), announced that for for households with K-12 and/or college students who may be displaced due to school closures and who do not currently have home internet access, are being offered Altice Advantage 30 Mbps broadband solution for free for 60 days to any new customer household within their service region.  Starting Monday, March 16, 2020, eligible households interested in this solution can call 866-200-9522 to enroll.

    Social Emotional Learning Tip of the day: 

    “Before each new lesson, practice a few calming deep breaths, stretches, or yoga poses to reduce stress and recharge the brain. Sometimes children (and adults) need a brain
    break to help them focus. You can use gonoodle for free brain breaks and activities.”

    03/18/20

    Social Emotional Learning Tip of the day:

    “Have a peace corner/zen den/calm down kit available at home when children are having strong emotions. They may be experiencing a variety of emotions given the current environment (anxiety, worry, fear, confusion). Having a space or “tool kit” with relaxing music, paper/crayons, comfortable pillow, favorite stuffed animal can help children calm down. Include a feelings wheel or emotion cards to help them identify what feeling they are having. They may need a daily reminder of these tools but it helps them build self-control and coping skills.”

    Coping with Stress

    Stress and anxiety are real emotions during unsettling times. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the New Jersey Department of Health offer good advice on how to
    deal with heightened emotions. If you or someone you care about are feeling overwhelmed with emotions like sadness, depression or anxiety, call the SAMHSA Disaster Distress Helpline,
    1-800-985-5990 or text TalkWithUs to 66746 (TTY 1-800-846-8517).

    03/17/20

    Social Emotional Learning Tip of the day:

    “Support your child’s learning at home by having a consistent routine. Have your child be part of developing their “school day” at home by letting you know the order they usually have certain subjects. Writing the schedule on paper and putting it up can help younger children follow the day’s expectations. If older children have items due on certain days, help them plan for when to get those assignments complete by building a calendar or discussing with them their plan for completing the work.”

    Students having trouble accessing iReady: Please call or email Mrs. Tandy. 609-631-4158 option 2, mtandy@hamilton.k12.nj.us 

    From our IT department:

    Please have users run the I-Ready system check via the link below to confirm they are using compatible technology.
     
     

    Most issues can be resolved by trying a different browser or device, Firefox should be tried if Chrome and Safari does not work, the download links are below for laptops and other PC's. As for Ipads and Tablets, try downloading the Firefox app, some older tablets will not be compatible and users will have to find an alternative device.

     
     

    03/16/20

    Social Emotional Learning Tip of the day:

    “Notice when your own stress is rising. Children watch us and take their cues from us. If you feel yourself getting stressed or worried, notice the signs right away and find ways to
    calm yourself down. This is a great way to show our children ways to cope and be resilient.”

    For students attending the Happy Days Camp this summer, the date for the Parent Orientation Meeting has been changed.  The original date was April 1, 2020, but due to COVID-19, they have moved it to April 22, 2020.  They will continue to keep us informed should they need to postpone it further. 

    Happy Days Camp Revised Orientation Flyer