Lafayette Mills School December Highlights

A compilation of the school’s highlights from December.

The following highlights are submitted by Irene Policastro, the Secretary to Superintendent John J. Marciante of the Manalapan-Englishtown Regional School District.

Student Council Activity Days

The Lafayette Mills Student Council organized the following school spirit days to take place on each Friday in the month of December:

  • 12/7- Students wore red, white and blue in honor of remembering Pearl Harbor and to show their patriotism.
  • 12/14- Students wore their favorite sports T-shirt on “Jersey Day.”
  • 12/21- Students wore their favorite hat.


Holiday Fair

The Lafayette Mills PTA hosted a holiday fair for students on Tuesday, December 4th; Monday, December 10th. It was held in main lobby. Students in grades 2-5 shopped for family and friends during their lunch time, while students in grade 1 were scheduled for a time to participate.


Make-up Pictures

Students whose parents wanted a retake and students who were absent were provided the opportunity on Thursday, December 6th to have a school picture taken. Teachers and students were provided a schedule in advance in addition to the schedule being broadcast over LMTV.


Spelling Bee

Grades 4 and 5 preliminary and championship competitions took place on Monday, December 3rd. The school championship was conducted on Monday, December 10th. Mrs. Pepchinski planned and conducted the competition with a team of Lafayette Mills teachers. Thank you to the committee – Mrs. Breslow, Ms. Avidon, Mrs. Isaacoff, and Mrs. Christie for their assistance in the successful implementation of the Spelling Bee. Congratulations to Samantha Blume, a fourth grade student from Mrs. Convey’s class, who will be moving on to the next level of competition in March at Monmouth University. We wish her the best of luck in her preparations.


Chorus Sing-a-long

Under the direction of Ms. Fanneron, third, fourth and fifth grade students who participate in the Lafayette Mills Chorus serenaded students and staff by singing a medley of holiday songs on Friday, December 21st. The melodious tunes reverberated through the hallways during student arrival and prior to morning announcements, thus ushering in the last day of school prior to break with a festive mood.


Patriots Parade

A special thank you to former Lafayette Mills student and hopeful Eagle Scout, Matthew Garcia, who for his Eagle Scout project expanded the Freedom Walk at Lafayette Mills School. On Thursday, December 13th, all students and staff took part in a patriotic walk that concluded on the new Freedom Walk under the American flag. Students, staff and parents recited the Pledge of Allegiance prior to reentering the school. We thank Matt and all of the volunteers for their help in completing the project. We would also like to thank Vince Pietrucha, John Hussey, and John Estenez for their assistance.
January 3, 2013


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