Monthly Archives: March 2015

Winter Concert A Hit At Delair School

Delair’s Winter Concert gave the school community the opportunity to enjoy the hard work of the students and music teachers who have taught and encouraged them. Mr. Henderson, instrumental music instructor, along with Mr. Kauffman, chorus instructor, helped the students in putting on a terrific performance for the standing room only crowds.

Do You Want To Build A Snowman? Longfellow Students Do!

LongfellowSnowmanThe kindergarten classes at Longfellow School have been working diligently in their informational unit of study, focusing on how-to books! They have been writing numerous books over the past few weeks on many different topics.

To stay with the theme of winter, Miss Grant and her student teacher, Miss Wegfahrt, created a hands-on learning experience that allowed the students to build snowmen! The students created a book showing and listing the steps, preparing them to build their snowmen for the next day.

Each student was given a bag containing marshmallows, pretzel sticks, chocolate chips, and an orange twizzler. They were very excited to start building! Singing along to the famous song from Disney’s “Frozen,” “Do You Want to Build a Snowman?,” each student was able to build their own “Olaf” while following the steps in their how-to books!

Pre-K/Kindergarten Evening Registration

Scheduled for Wednesday, April 15
5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Pennsauken Public Schools has scheduled their annual evening registration session for pre-k and kindergarten students for the 2015/2016 school year.

Registration will take place on Wednesday evening, April 15 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Carson Elementary School on Garfield Ave. This will be the only registration session scheduled for enrollment in our pre-k or kindergarten programs for September.

All Pennsauken residents with children who will be eligible for pre-k or kindergarten in September 2015 may register during this evening registration.

Children who are four years old on or before October 1, 2015 are eligible for the half-day pre-kindergarten program. Children who are five years old on or before October 1, 2015 are eligible for the full-day kindergarten program.

As part of the evening, the school district has invited local organizations to provide information to parents of young children, including organizations that provide before- and after-school day care services for the full-day students in our district. The local PTA organizations will also be on hand with information.

To register your child you will need to bring the following information:

  • Proof of Pennsauken Residency


One of the following documents is the only acceptable Proof of Residency for Home Owners:

  • Current Mortgage Statement
  • Current Property Tax Bill
  • Deed
  • Settlement Papers


Please bring the following paperwork with you:

  • Rental Lease
  • Driver’s License with Pennsauken Address
  • Two pieces of mail with the Pennsauken address listed on it.

(Examples – Telephone Bill, PSE&G, Bank Statement, Credit Card Statement, or Water Bill)

  • Child’s immunization records
  • Child’s original birth certificate

Volunteers will be available to watch the children while parents/guardians complete the registration.

For further information, residents may call (856) 662-8505 ext. 6507 or any elementary school in Pennsauken.


Pre-Kindergarten Entrance Requirements

  1. DPT or DTaP vaccine 3 doses and 1 booster
  2. Polio vaccine 2 doses and 1 booster
  3. Measles vaccine* 1 dose (must be given on/after 1st birthday)
  4. Mumps vaccine* 1 dose (must be given on/after 1st birthday)
  5. Rubella vaccine* 1 dose (must be given on/after 1st birthday)
  6. HIB vaccine 1 dose (must be given on/after 1st birthday)
  7. Varicella vaccine (chicken pox) 1 dose (must be given on/after 1st birthday)
  8. PCV vaccine (pneumococcal vaccine) 1 dose (must be given on/after 1st birthday)
  9. Influenza Vaccine 1 dose – must be given between 9/1 and 12/31 of pre-school year(s)

Kindergarten Entrance Requirements

  1. DPT or DtaP vaccine 3 doses and 1 booster (must be given on/after 4th birthday) or any 5 or more doses
  2. Polio vaccine 2 doses and 1 booster (must be given on/after 4th birthday) or any appropriately spaced 4 doses
  3. Measles vaccine* 2 doses of live Measles containing vaccine given on/after 1st birthday with at least one month between doses
  4. Mumps vaccine* 1 dose given on/after 1st birthday
  5. Rubella vaccine* 1 dose given on/after 1st birthday
  6. Hepatitis B vaccine 3 doses
  7. Varicella vaccine (chicken pox) 1 dose given on/after 1st birthday

* Children usually receive these vaccines in combination (MMR)

Carson Students R-O-C-K At Spelling Bee

CarsonSpellingBeeCarson fourth grade students Nicholas Bonilla, Brandon Hoang, Jenny Kim, Brianna Nguyen, Kevin Pham, Remy Trinh, and Diego Vega participated in a spelling bee sponsored by The Woman’s Club of the Merchantville on Jan. 31 at Phifer Middle School.

The Phifer auditorium was buzzing with excitement as the spellers from Pennsauken and Merchantville schools competed. The Carson students fought hard and spelled well. Special congratulations to Brianna Nguyen for placing second in the competition. She advanced to the NJSFWC Southern Regional Spelling Bee, which was held on Feb. 22.

We are proud of all our Carson spelling bee competitors!

Phifer Middle School Gives Back To Cathedral Kitchen

PhiferPhifer Middle School’s “Organization of the Month” for December was the Cathedral Kitchen, a Camden non-profit that prepares and serves meals for 300 people in need every night. The Phifer Middle School Student Council prepared over 200 peanut butter and jelly sandwiches for the Cathedral Kitchen’s patrons to take with them after their hot meal. In addition to making the sandwiches, Phifer students decorated over 300 placemats for the non-profit.

Flyers Great Bob “The Hound” Kelly Visits Delair School

Bob “The Hound” Kelly from the Philadelphia Flyers poses with a Delair student who was able to put on a hockey uniform the fastest during a special assembly.

Bob “The Hound” Kelly from the Philadelphia Flyers poses with a Delair student who was able to put on a hockey uniform the fastest during a special assembly.

T.E.A.M. – Teamwork, Education, Attitude, and Motivation – make up the formulation for success. This was the message imparted to students by Bob “The Hound” Kelly, a member of the Philadelphia Flyers’ Stanley Cup Championship teams in 1974 and 1975 who now serves as the team’s “Ambassador of Hockey,” visiting schools and teaching kids about the importance of teamwork.

Kelly spoke to students about the importance of people working towards a common goal and how it is helpful to everyone. Learning to work together is a lifetime skill that should never be forgotten. Students also participated in a competitive contest to see who could get dressed into a hockey uniform the fastest.

This was a wonderful program for all who attended.

Baldwin Pre-K Students Learn About Exercise

BaldwinThe time is flying by for Mrs. Rosenman’s pre-kindergarten class at Baldwin school. The students are learning many skills that are helping them learn and grow to prepare for kindergarten.

For many students, this is the time of year that they begin to show great progress in areas such as writing their names, playing cooperatively in small groups, and learning the letters of the alphabet.

Throughout February, all the classes learned about balls and exercise. In particular, Mrs. Rosenman’s students enjoyed learning how to play different sports, work as a team, and how to describe different types of balls. The students also learned how to recognize as well as describe two and three dimensional shapes.

Carson Music Students Excel in Winter Concert

CarsonMany of the fourth grade students at Carson participated in the Winter Concert on Jan. 13. They played their instruments beautifully under the direction of their teacher, Mrs. Bradbury. The chorus students performed well and sang “happy” songs that made the audience smile under the direction of Mrs. Test.

Kudos to them on a wonderful concert!

Phifer Middle School Students Of The Month

The administration and staff of Howard M. Phifer Middle School are proud to announce the following students that have been selected as the Students of the Month for December.

Seventh Grade

Frank Leiva, Yazmin Santana, Yasmien Farhat, and Eric Genao-Torres.

Eighth Grade

Lenny Nguyen, Kieu Vo, Camryn Harrell, Eric Rodriguez, Josh Notz, Saniyah Gonzalez-Andrews, Ericka Torres, and Jovani Quiros.


Pennsauken High School News

PHSStudents from Pennsauken High School participated in the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service at Cooper Medical School of Rowan University. The day’s theme was “making a difference.”

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