A 'wave by' parade of teachers, Amwell Valley Ambulance Corps, and Amwell Valley Fire Company stopped by each of our 8th grade graduates' houses to drop off their caps and gowns. PTO did our part and contributed some cool gifts for the kids: lawn signs, t-shirts for their new high schools, hallway banners, and Dakota Harley’s awesome cookies.
TEACHER & STAFF APPRECIATION
We celebrated Teacher & Staff Appreciation Week using all social distancing measures! Even though our students are remote learning, PTO wanted to honor our fantastic teachers and staff. The banner is hanging up outside, when you drive past, honk!!
5th & 6th GRADE ST PATRICK'S DANCE
5th & 6th graders enjoyed a fun night of music by DJ Griffin and dancing, all dressed up in their green best!
TRIVIA NIGHT AT OLD YORK CELLARS
Our "adults only" Trivia Night at Old York Cellars was a fantastic night! 7 teams battled it out for bragging rights and a cash prize. Attendees brought their own food and snacks, and were able to sample a glass of wine and purchase more, by the glass or bottle. Special thanks to our winning Team, who generously donated their winnings back to EATS PTO. Also, special thanks to our 50/50 Raffle Ticket winner, who also generously donated their winnings back to EATS PTO! Thank you so much, and thanks to everyone who came out to help support PTO!
3rd & 4th Grade Art Night
3rd and 4th Grade Art Night was a hit with the kids! Special thanks to our Grade Committee, Shayna and Anne, for their hard work getting this (and all the other grade nights) organized. Thanks to the parents who stayed to help chaperone.
Kindness Challenge Week
East Amwell School participated in Kindness Challenge Week from February 10th through 14th. On Friday, February 14th, PTO took photos of students posing with their classmates and Ringo the Cougar! The Polaroid photos went home with the students. We also got some pictures of teachers & staff.
5th & 6th Grade Game Night
Twenty 5th & 6th graders came out for a night of games and fun on Friday, January 10th!
Holiday Movie Night
Holiday Movie Night was Friday, December 13th, from 6-8pm. We had approx 40 students and created cards for East Amwell military service personnel, watched a holiday movie, and had snacks!
Frosty's Workshop was Friday, December 13th. Student shopped at designated time periods for holiday gifts. The Jazz Band played for us and we had a great time!
PreK - 2nd Grade Game and Costume Night
PreK through 2nd Grade Game and Costume Night was Friday, November 1st from 6-7:30pm. Kids got to wear their Halloween costumes, play some games, have some snacks, and run around and have a great time with their friends and classmates!
Trunk or Treat 2019
A huge THANKS to all our Trunk or Treat participants! We had some rain and packed it in a few minutes early, but all in all a good night!
Congratulations to our costume winners, decorated car winners, and guessing game winners! Thank you to our parking attendants for getting cars in & out safely, Amwell Valley Fire Company and Amwell Valley Ambulance Corps being on hand to help keep us all safe. Great music from DJ Griffin (we didn't get a photo of him). Thanks to all the volunteers who helped through the night, setting up for the event, pizza pickup and distribution, checking drink coolers, and cleaning up. Your help is appreciated!
Thanks to Chris K and his crew of Haunted House volunteers for another wonderful night!
Scholastic Book Fair - Arctic Adventure
Our Scholastic Book Fair Autumn theme was Arctic Adventure! Students had the week of October 21st through 25th to shop for books. Family Night was Wednesday, October 23rd, and was once again a very busy night! We had lots of families, and quite a few grandparents came in too! We had a great time and we thank everyone for participating, including the parents who helped set up the Fair, help out during preview and shopping times, and pack it all up at the end of the week. We hope all our students (and teachers!) enjoy their new books!
PreK, Kindergarten, & New Families Social
Our PreK, Kindergarten, and new families enjoyed pizza, ice cream, and some "wild & furry" (and not so furry!) educational entertainment from Joe at Eyes of the Wild! We got to see a chinchilla, corn snake, tarantula, ferret, alligator, and wallaby! Joe did a great job giving the kids information on these animals, why they don't make good pets, and what Eyes of the Wild does. We hope everyone had as much fun as we did!
WELCOME BACK TEACHERS & STAFF LUNCHEON
Teachers & Staff enjoyed the annual Welcome Back luncheon provided by PTO. Thanks to ShopRite of Flemington for their generous donation of fried chicken, sandwich platters, fruit trays, and rolls. Thanks to Lou at Orlando's Cafe for trays of penne vodka and sausage & peppers. The teachers also had the dessert cart wheeled right to them. We're looking forward to a GREAT 2019-20 school year!
2018-19 SCHOOL YEAR EVENTS
Congratulations to the Class of 2019! PTO hosted the annual Graduation Reception; parents donated various food & beverages, and helped out keeping things running smooth all night! Our 40 grads and their families had a wonderful time.
PRE-K THROUGH 2ND GRADE FAMILY FUN NIGHT
Approx 70 kids came out for the PreK through 2nd grade Family Fun Night! The Bubble Guy came and the kids went wild for his bubbles! Kids played with the parachute, frisbees, and got to run around and play on the playground with their friends and classmates.
END OF THE YEAR PICNIC
We had great weather, lots of good food, and a wonderful time! 130+ attendees, the kids got to run under the sprinkler, play volleyball, enjoy the swings and slide, and have a fun time with their friends and classmates. Mrs. Stafford and Mrs. Gallagher were on hand for face & arm painting, while DJ Griffin had all the best music. Kona Ice brought had tasty ice flavors, and Maddalena's Frozen Desserts offered a variety of items from cheesecake on a stick to iced lemonade. The kids loved the free raffle! Thanks to everyone sharing your favorite dishes, setting up, and cleaning up after. We had a great 2018-19 School Year and can't wait for next year!
5th & 6th Grade Building & Game Night
20+ students came out for 5th & 6th Grade Building and Game night. It was a fun event, complete with snacks!
Students had a wonderful Field Day, and thanks to all the parents who volunteered! PTO paid for the laser show assembly and t-shirts for all students and teachers, while Ms. Daniel arranged all the games and activities. 6th & 7th grade had their own games in the lower field, and 8th grade went on their picnic.
TEACHER & STAFF APPRECIATION WEEK
Teacher & Staff Appreciation Week photos will be posted over the next few days as the week progresses. Thanks to all the volunteers who helped decorate doors, as well as donate delicious foods! This first gallery shows all the decorated doors and Staff room.
Monday's "Light" Lunch
Wednesday's "Hollywood Gala" Luncheon
THIRD & FOURTH GRADE GAME & PIZZA NIGHT
21 students participated in Game & Pizza Night on Friday, April 12th, from 6-8pm. They enjoyed pizza and lemonade, and then we moved to the gym for some 'free play' time as well as organized games. Kids were split into teams and enjoyed racing scooters around cones, running across the gym with a foam ball held with their knees, Four Corners, Capture the Chicken/Fish, and Dodge Ball (with soft squishy balls!)
SPRING BOOK FAIR
The Scholastic Spring Dino Mite Book Fair was held April 1st through 5th. Family Night was Wednesday, April 3rd, and we had guest visits from the Dinosaur and Cougar! Families were able to come in after school and into the early evening to purchase books.
5th & 6th GRADE ST. PATRICK'S DANCE
Students had a great time at the St Patrick's Dance!
We had a great turnout for Bingo Night! Kids (and parents) enjoyed free Bingo, snacks, and fun prizes! Thanks to everyone who came out and helped make it so much fun!
BLUE RIBBON CELEBRATION NOVEMBER 2018
Students enjoyed a wonderful celebration! Each student received a special Blue Ribbon East Amwell t shirt from the PTO, lunch and cupcakes provided by Maschio's, and ice cream. Thanks to the parents who donated gallons of ice cream!
Special thanks to Shelley for the tremendous job with Frosty's! Thanks to all our volunteers who helped set up, sell, personalize items, take photos, and clean up. Students had a wonderful day shopping for friends and family!
3rd & 4th GRADE GAME NIGHT
Approx 30 students enjoyed Game Night!
LIFE SKILLS SOCK HOP
Life Skills class enjoyed a Sock Hop, featuring 50's music, dancing, and snacks!
TREATS FOR THE TROOPS
The PTO is partnered with Soldier’s Angels (soldiersangels.org) to have donated Halloween candy shipped to deployed service members around the world or distributed to veterans in VA Hospitals across the country. Our school has adopted 3 units and we will have a box going to Afghanistan, Israel and the military hospital in Germany. Special thanks to Darcy Meys for coordinating and Mrs. Runk's Life Skills class for their hard work sorting and preparing the treats for shipping.
FALL SCHOLASTIC BOOK FAIR
Our Enchanted Forest Fall Book Fair allowed students to browse and purchase books throughout the week, along with the always popular Family Night! Thanks to all the students, parents, and grandparents who purchased books, as well as Christin and her small army of volunteers who set up, helped during the week, and packed up. Thanks to 7th grade for their help wheeling the carts in and out, as well as moving tables and chairs around for us.
TRUNK OR TREAT!
We had a fantastic Trunk or Treat with an EATS PTO record breaking 91 cars, plus the game truck and ambulance and 100+ families in attendance. Thanks to all the everyone who participated and helped make it a great night for the kids. Special thanks to Amwell Valley Ambulance Corps for attending & handing out candy, AeroZone for bringing the gaming truck, Kona Ice for coming out, DJ Griffin for all the music, Chris K and his crew for another fantastic Haunted House, our Parking Attendants for getting all those cars in and out safely, and all the parents who volunteered with so many things.
NEW FAMILIES SOCIAL
PreK, Kindergarten, and New Families were welcomed with our annual New Families Social, where our new students were able to socialize with their classmates and their families. We enjoyed pizza, ice cream, and some furry - and not so furry! - entertainment from Eyes of the Wild! Big thanks to Joe, our presenter from Eyes of the Wild, who entertained the kids and gave us all lots of great information on all of the animals.
NEW WATER FOUNTAINS
As a result of our families wonderful support in fundraising during the 2017-18 school year we were able to purchase FOUR new combination drinking fountain and water bottle filling stations (3 singles and 1 double) to replace the aging drinking fountains around school. We've also purchased a case of filters for the fountains. These keep with our school's Green philosophy, encouraging students to use refillable water bottles. The fountains have a display which show the students how many plastic water bottles they're saving by refilling their bottle!
10/10 Update - we added up the display counter numbers from each of the four fountains and so far EATS students & staff have saved 2317 bottles by refilling their own reusable bottles from home! Great job!