Closing Information for The Mt. Olive School District

The Entire District
will have an Early Dismissal

Due to the impending storm, the Mount Olive Township School District will have an early dismissal tomorrow November 15, 2018. All schools will follow their respective early dismissal schedules. There will be no after school activities. No lunch will be served. The AM sessions of Kindergarten and Preschool are cancelled. The PM sessions of Kindergarten and Preschool will attend. Aftercare services are canceled.
Early Dismissal Times:
Mount Olive High School 11:21
Mount Olive Middle School: 12:06
Chester M Stephens: 1:00
Mountain View: 12:40
Sandshore: 1:00
Tinc Road: 12:40

School will end at: Early Dismissal

Mount Olive High School
will have an Early Dismissal

Due to the impending storm, the Mount Olive Township School District will have an early dismissal tomorrow November 15, 2018. All schools will follow their respective early dismissal schedules. There will be no after school activities. No lunch will be served. The AM sessions of Kindergarten and Preschool are cancelled. The PM sessions of Kindergarten and Preschool will attend. Aftercare services are canceled.

School will end at: Early Dismissal

Mount Olive Middle School
will have an Early Dismissal

Due to the impending storm, the Mount Olive Township School District will have an early dismissal tomorrow November 15, 2018. All schools will follow their respective early dismissal schedules. There will be no after school activities. No lunch will be served. The AM sessions of Kindergarten and Preschool are cancelled. The PM sessions of Kindergarten and Preschool will attend. Aftercare services are canceled.

School will end at: Early Dismissal

Chester M. Stephens Elementary School
will have an Early Dismissal

Due to the impending storm, the Mount Olive Township School District will have an early dismissal tomorrow November 15, 2018. All schools will follow their respective early dismissal schedules. There will be no after school activities. No lunch will be served. The AM sessions of Kindergarten and Preschool are cancelled. The PM sessions of Kindergarten and Preschool will attend. Aftercare services are canceled.

School will end at: Early Dismissal

Mountain View Elementary School
will have an Early Dismissal

Due to the impending storm, the Mount Olive Township School District will have an early dismissal tomorrow November 15, 2018. All schools will follow their respective early dismissal schedules. There will be no after school activities. No lunch will be served. The AM sessions of Kindergarten and Preschool are cancelled. The PM sessions of Kindergarten and Preschool will attend. Aftercare services are canceled.

School will end at: Early Dismissal

Sandshore Elementary School
will have an Early Dismissal

Due to the impending storm, the Mount Olive Township School District will have an early dismissal tomorrow November 15, 2018. All schools will follow their respective early dismissal schedules. There will be no after school activities. No lunch will be served. The AM sessions of Kindergarten and Preschool are cancelled. The PM sessions of Kindergarten and Preschool will attend. Aftercare services are canceled.

School will end at: Early Dismissal

Tinc Road Elementary
will have an Early Dismissal

Due to the impending storm, the Mount Olive Township School District will have an early dismissal tomorrow November 15, 2018. All schools will follow their respective early dismissal schedules. There will be no after school activities. No lunch will be served. The AM sessions of Kindergarten and Preschool are cancelled. The PM sessions of Kindergarten and Preschool will attend. Aftercare services are canceled.

School will end at: Early Dismissal

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Writing Rocks—June 2018 Calendar

IN THE NEWS

posted: Mon, Oct 29th, 2018

Frank Katsigiannis, father of first-grader Dimitri in Dena Moschello's class, shows Sathwik Gandla how to scoop out the pulp from a pumpkin

Pumpkin Day math and science

To celebrate National Pumpkin Day, first-graders at Tinc participated in hands-on learning activities that commemorated the day and reinforced parts of the math and science curriculum.

The students worked in small cooperative groups with parent volunteers. The groups estimated and weighed their pumpkins, guessed and then tested their hypotheses to see if the pumpkins sink or float, and measured the circumferences of their pumpkins.

When parents cut open the pumpkins, the students used scoops and even their hands to remove the seeds and pulp. They also used their counting skills to add up the number of seeds. Most students were amazed to see just how many there were. 

Finally, the parents and students worked together to design and carve jack-o-lanterns.

“This activity is a long-standing tradition in first-grade here,” said teacher Dena Moschello. “It’s a day filled with so much laughing and learning. The parent support this year was overwhelming and it was wonderful to have them in working with kids.”

Prior to the lesson, teachers and students discussed math and science vocabulary such as predict, estimate, measure, and hypothesis. The teachers also reviewed the rules for working together and sharing so that every member of the groups could actively participate.  

To further tie the activities into the pumpkin theme, the classes also read books about pumpkins and Halloween.


Fitness and focus are the goals of phys ed program

A fitness program designed by physical education teacher Lauren Bretzger is helping students learn to set goals, persevere, and experience success. PLANK, which stands for Promoting Learning And New experiences through Kinesthetic activities, is also intended to bolster the students’ academic achievement by improving their concentration.

At the beginning of the program, each student works with Mrs. Bretzger to set physical education goals and establish a fitness plan. The students work toward achieving those goals in the twice weekly PLANK sessions. Every two months, the students evaluate their progress and set new goals. 

“The whole program is intended to help kids set goals and learn to focus to achieve them,” said Mrs. Bretzger, who coordinates the program with acting instructional supervisor Brian Allen. “This experience translates to their schoolwork. The burst of activity also helps them be more attentive in class.” 

During each 20-minute PLANK session, students spend time at fitness stations dedicated to strength, agility, core strength, and flexibility. A typical goal might be to jog continuously for five minutesor to complete 40 sit ups in a minute. 

Both teachers and students reported that the program was a success after it was piloted last year.

“I really like going to PLANK,” one student said. “It lets my energy out and when I return to class, I feel calmer than before. I feel like I can focus better after PLANK.”

Students are recommended for PLANK by their classroom teachers.


Refreshed and re-focused

The lights are off in Pam Sexton’s classroom. The students, fifth-graders, are just in from recess. The polychromatic glasses of some kids are still almost black, slowly adjusting from the bright sunlight. Coats are still on here and there. 

With an hour and 15 minutes left in the school day, Mrs. Sexton takes a few minutes to refocus her students from the excitement and socializing of playing outside to learning. Deeps breaths, closed eyes, and light stretching while standing at their seats refresh the kids. The time reboots children at play back into learners for the remainder of the day and also provides a sense of calm and clarity. It’s become a daily routine that the class looks forward to.

“I think many kids are stressed,” said Mrs. Sexton. “There’s something going on every second of the day for them. This is a chance for them to clear their minds and refocus their energy. Maybe something happened on the playground that bothered them or they’re worried about something at home, a trip to the dentist... We could all use a couple moments of quiet and peaceful contemplation in our day.” 

Once or twice a week, Mrs. Sexton follows these sessions with journal writing. She uses introspective questions and writing prompts from “Mindful Me” by Whitney Stewart to get kids to reflect on themselves and their lives.

What was the best part of your week?

Who are the people you can always count on?

Where do you feel my most comfortable?

How would you define yourself?

What makes you angry? 

The journal entries are private; Mrs. Sexton doesn’t even look at them. Some students, however, volunteer to share with the class.

“It’s a chance for them to think about their lives and different situations, to externalize their thoughts and feelings,” Mrs. Sexton said. “These are questions that very few adults ask themselves. As children growing and developing, the writing process helps the kids discover who they are and what they want to be. And appreciate all they have in life.”

 

 

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