Netcong School District

Sent: Jan 3, 2020

News Blast 1-3-20

Netcong Elementary School

January 3, 2020


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1-3-20 News Blast


8th Grade Scheduling:

Due to the snow day in December, 8th grade scheduling has been rescheduled for January 17th.  Meetings will occur during the original scheduled time.  Parents: If you have questions regarding your appointment time or need to choose a different time, please contact Ms. Newcomer at  


Beginning, January 8th, hot breakfast will now be served every morning.  Remember, if you receive free or reduced lunch, you are eligible to receive free or reduced breakfast as well!  Take advantage of this wonderful opportunity to get a great breakfast before school!

Newton Theater Arts Academy Classes Information:

Newton Theater Arts Academy Classes.pdf 

Variety Club:

Every Tuesday starting January 7, 2020 through March 17, 2020  we will be taking a bus to Circle Lanes to bowl two games!

This is open to all students in the Variety Club and students in grades 6th - 8th.

The cost is $70.00 per student for 10 weeks. Payment can be made in full or in two installments of $35.00 each.

See Mrs. Torsiello for permission slips. Hurry, space is limited.

Netcong Community Cares:

The Netcong Elementary School, in partnership with the Netcong Educational Foundation, will be collecting items to create "Comfort Packages" for those in need. Volunteers will package the items for delivery on Saturday January 11 from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm. We are collecting the following items at Netcong School and Netcong Borough Hall from December 9, 2019 - January 10, 2020:

- Hats, gloves, scarves for children & adults

- Warm, comfortable socks for children & adults

- Fleece blankets

- Pajamas for children & adults

- Gift cards to Walmart or Target. 

Citizenship is one of the focuses of the school's charter education program. Netcong is a small community with a huge heart. This event will help the less fortunate people of our community and the surrounding areas. To volunteer to assist packaging items, please click the following link and follow the prompts.

Netcong Community Cares Flyer - Disney (1).pdf 

Directions on How to Update Your Contact Information and Preferences:

Phone Calls and E-mails:

Phone numbers and email addresses are synced with Genesis.  If your contact information is not accurate in Genesis, it won't be accurate in SchoolMessenger.  Please work with the main office to have additional phone numbers added to your contact info, and keep in mind it will take up to 24 hours for those changes to propagate to SchoolMessenger.  

If You Want to Change Your Notification Settings (i.e. Change your preferences so your work number no longer receives emergency school closing alerts):

Notification preferences are adjusted through the SchoolMessenger phone app or at  Please make an effort to sign in before asking us to adjust your preferences for you.  You are required to have at least 1 emergency phone contact for both non-school hours and school hours emergencies.  For those who have not yet signed in, here are the steps:

  • Access the SchoolMessenger app via the Play Store, App Store or by navigating to
  • Click on "Sign Up"
  • Enter your school email address and desired password
  • You will receive an email with a link to activate your account.  Click the link.
  • You may initially be greeted with a phone call opt-in
  • Once you are at the main screen, click on the menu button in the top left and select "Preferences".
  • Select each notification type and choose how you want to be notified (phone/email).

Text Messages (SMS):

In order to receive text message notifications you must first opt-in by texting the letter "Y" to 67587.

If you have changed your address, please contact the main office.  We want to make sure our database is up to date.

If you have any questions or need assistance, please contact Todd Erwin at or at 973-347-0020 ext. 279

Team Nick Basketball Night! - Jan 30th

The Nicholas Wihlborg Foundation is pleased to partner with the Lenape Valley Patriot Boys Basketball team!

LVRHS Silent Night Basketball 2020 (1).pdf 

Upcoming Events:                        

January               7            Basketball - Home

January               8            Ski Club / PTA Meeting

January               9            Basketball - Home

January               13          Basketball – Home

January               15          Ski Club

January               16          Basketball – Home

January               17          Middle School Scheduling

January               20          Teacher In-Service (School closed for students)

January               22          Civil Air Patrol Assembly – (Middle School Only) 1:30pm

January               21          Basketball - Away

January               22          Ski Club

January               24          MP # 2 Ends

January               29          Ski Club

January               30          SADD Induction Ceremony 7pm

January               31          Morning Meeting

January               8            Ski Club

NEF - Annual St. Patrick's Day Dinner - Save the Date - Sat, March 21st

NEF St Pat's Save the Date 2020 (2).pdf 


Help Us Celebrate the Good News:

Do you have a success story about your child?  Has your child received recognition for community service activities, sports, and/or the arts?  If you think a student or teacher's accomplishment should be recognized or publicized, let us know.  Your experiences are the content we are looking for.  Please help us share the great work and accomplishments of our students and staff by submitting news items.  Items can be sent to


After School Extra Help:

After school extra help is available for students who may need extra assistance each week from 3pm to 4pm.  Location and days are as follows:

K-2= Room 206 (Tuesday and Thursday)

3-5= Room 301 (Tuesday and Thursday)

6-8= Room Media Center (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday)

ESL= Room 201 (Monday and Thursday)



26 College Road, Netcong, NJ 07857

(973) 347-0020