Important Play Information!

May 18 - 9:10AM

Good morning,


  1. Remember that Friday is a half day for all students. We dismiss promptly at 11:30 AM. No lunches are needed on Friday. No aftercare is available.

  2. Elementary students should arrive back at the church at 5 pm.

  3. Sprouts should arrive at the church at 5:30 pm.

  4. The play begins at 6 pm. Plan for a 2 hour performance. A little cast party will take place after the play in the back meeting room. Those that have offered to make treats to share, please drop them off in the back room before the play.

  5. Sprouts will be sitting in special areas during the play. If for some reason your child cannot handle being in the play, once we realize this we will send your child to sit with you for the remainder of the play. Hopefully this won't happen!

  6. We strongly encourage the Seedlings families to come with their children to watch their fellow schoolmates acting so that when they enter Sprouts, they will be more familiar with how things are done.

  7. Costs to attend the play are $10 per person. Staff and students do not pay. Children viewing the play under 3 do not pay. You can pay by check (payable to Fields of Green) or cash. We donate half of the proceeds to the church as a thank you for allowing us to use their facility.

  8. ALL students should come to the church with their costumes on, and in the case of kids with multiple costumes, they must be wearing their first costume. Any costume changes will take place in the church kitchen and all clothes must be laid out carefully there when you arrive so that your child will be able to quickly change between scenes.

And of today I have no voice - it figures - so I hope it returns by Friday, otherwise I may have a spokesperson or else you will all have to read cue cards!!! It's always something....

Have a lovely day,

Miss Deb

Volunteers Needed

May 6 - 1:46PM

Dear Parents,

We are in need of 2 or 3 volunteers who would be helping out on the day of the play, sitting with the Sprouts (they sit as a group during the play), and making sure they stay quiet and alert to what is going on during the play. Whenever we need certain characters, Miss Caroline would then take who she needs and bring them to their specific entrance area.

I also need volunteers to manage the refreshments after the play. I have some great ideas that I found online for making Lorax-type refreshments and would love for a couple of people to handle that.

These are some ways to use the Community Service hours that many of you signed up for!

Have a good day!

-Miss Deb


May 3 - 10:22AM

Good morning,

  1. Just a reminder to those parents whose children will be attending tomorrow in Sprouts - we need your permission form in order for your child to attend the UMAC class.

  2. On Thursday, the Elementary/Middle class will be receiving a class in nutrition, conducted by Laura Norton from our local Sussex County Public Health office. It will take place at 10 AM. No permissions needed - this is just to let you know.

  3. Reminder to Elementary/Middle parents - our first Swim Class will be on Thursday from 1 to 2, so if you haven't sent in your permission slips and payments, please do so!

Have a lovely day - we need this spring rain!!

-Miss Deb

One More Thing

April 26 - 1:26PM

Dear Parents,

Now, my brain is going to pop soon.....

I forgot to mention that, after our free demo from the United Martial Arts Center (UMAC), they offered us a great deal to teach the Sprouts on a weekly basis for 4 weeks, so I am going to foot the bill in order that ALL of our Sprouts are able to take the class! The classes begin next Wednesday from 10:15 to 10:45. If your child does not normally attend on Wednesdays, you are certainly welcome to bring them and stay with them for the half hour class each week. The dates are May 4, 11, 18 and 25.

I will send home permission slips that must be signed in order for your child to participate.

And then one more thing..

Just so you all know, since the play is approaching fast, the Sprouts will be viewing the movie, The Lorax, a number of times so they, as non-readers, can fully understand the movie and their part in the play. We will also have combined rehearsals with the Elementary/Middle kids so that all children know where to be, when to come in, etc. It's an exciting time for the kids!

Hopefully I didn't miss anything else! Miss Deb

Swim Club Begins Next Week!

April 26 - 1:26PM

Dear Elementary/Middle Parents,

Swim club is our annual Phys. Ed. activity for May. I just realized it is next week! We will be doing Thursdays from 1 to 2 (May 5, 12, 19) and Tuesday, the 31st. All days are from 1 to 2 at the YMCA in Hardyston. Prices vary depending if all kids sign up for it, but I can't imagine why you all wouldn't. It's usually really cheap. She is emailing me the price structure and I will let you know that asap. I just wanted to get this part of the message out today!

I will send home permission slips with price info this week!