Stockton News Archive

Introducing "A Minute with Dr. Meloche" Informational Videos
Introducing "A Minute with Dr. Meloche" Informational Videos

Our new way to keep you in-the-know: "A Minute with Dr. Meloche" videos offer information in one minute or less, on our social media platforms, about hot topics in the District! First up: Our July 9, 2018 segment, in which Dr. Meloche discusses when will we announce how the expected $3.1 million in additional state funding will be used in our schools. This video is now archived on our YouTube channel, with closed captioning.

Draft Versions of Revised 2018-2019 School Calendar and 2019-2020 School Calendar Now Available
Draft Versions of Revised 2018-2019 School Calendar and 2019-2020 School Calendar Now Available

DRAFT versions of the revised 2018-2019 School Calendar and the proposed 2019-2020 School Calendar are now available. Pending Board of Education approval, these calendars now include inclement weather makeup days taken from Spring Break rather than being added on to the end of the school year. Inclement weather days that occur after March 14, 2019 will be made up during the 2019 Spring Break. Specific makeup dates are listed on the lower right of the 2018-2019 calendar. Inclement weather days that occur after February 16, 2020 will be made up during the 2020 Spring Break. Specific makeup dates are listed on the lower right of the 2019-2020 calendar.

School Supply lists
School Supply lists

School supply lists are posted on the Principal's Page of our website. Have a safe and relaxing summer! We will see you in September!

End of the Year Letter from Mr. Riordan
End of the Year Letter from Mr. Riordan

Please review the information in the attached end of the year letter. This letter outlines the schedule changes for the end of the school year. Have a safe and relaxing summer! See you, Wednesday, September 5, 2018 for the start of the 2018-2019 school year!

Important Letter from Dr. Meloche Regarding the NJSLA-S Field Test
Important Letter from Dr. Meloche Regarding the NJSLA-S Field Test

Dr. Meloche has issued an important letter regarding the New Jersey Student Learning Assessment for Science (NJSLA-S) field test, to be administered to 5th, 8th and 11th grade students in May. This assessment replaces the NJASK Sciene and NJ Biology Competency Test (NJBCT) administered in previous years. This letter details the process required for refusing the test. Refusals must be received by building principals by Friday, May 4, 2018.

Science Matters Day
Science Matters Day

Stockton Elementary will celebrate Science Matters Day on Friday, April 27, 2018. Thanks to the PTA, our school community will participate in a day filled with presenters, experiments and elements of Science!

PARCC Information
PARCC Information

PARCC Standardized testing begins on May 3, 2018. For more information, please read the attached letter from Mr. Riordan.

Take Your Child to Work Day April 26, 2018
Take Your Child to Work Day April 26, 2018

Thursday, April 26, 2018 is Take Your Child to Work Day. Please use the attached form to inform your child's teacher of their partial or full school day absence. Thank you!

Stockton Spring Concert-Thursday, May 24, 2018
Stockton Spring Concert-Thursday, May 24, 2018

The Stockton Elementary Spring Concert will be on Thursday, May 24, 2018 at 7pm in the Stockton APR. Family and friends are invite to attend the performance of the 4th and 5th grade band, string orchestra and 5th grade choir. We look forward to sharing our talent with you!

NEW DATE for Grandparents' Day April 16, 2018
NEW DATE for Grandparents' Day April 16, 2018

Grandparents'/Special Persons' Day is changed from Wednesday, March 21, 2018 to Monday, April 16, 2018.

Unfortunately its looks like we will be getting some snow on Wednesday, March 21st. When we scheduled our Grand Parent/Special Person Day, we thought we would be safe from winter's grip if we scheduled in the Spring. Today is the first day of spring and the weather report is calling for significant snow. We value our guests' safety just as much as our students and do not want to create a situation where our guests will have difficulty traveling to our school. We want this day to be stress free and enjoyable. The children are looking forward to their grandparents and/or special guests visiting their class. I cannot predict exactly what the weather will be but forecast models are calling for significant accumulation. We are rescheduling the day for April 16, 2018. I will send home a letter today with the new date. My apologies for any inconveniences but the safety of friends and relatives is equally important. Thank you for understanding and we look forward to April 16, 2018.

Important Information regarding Registration

KINDERGARTEN & NEW 1ST GRADE STUDENTS REGISTRATION AT MALBERG

TUESDAY, MARCH 13, 2018

IF WE HAVE A TWO HOUR DELAY ON TUESDAY, MARCH 13, 2018, STOCKTON SCHOOL'S KINDERGARTEN & 1ST GRADE REGISTRATION WILL STILL TAKE PLACE AS SCHEDULED STARTING AT 10:00 AM.

PLEASE DISREGARD THE GUIDE REFERRING TO WHEN TO COME IN BASED ON THE FIRST LETTER OF YOUR LAST NAME.

IF SCHOOL IS CLOSED ON TUESDAY, MARCH 13, 2018, THE MAKE-UP DAY FOR

STOCKTON SCHOOL REGISTRATION WILL BE WEDNESDAY, APRIL 18, 2018

THANK YOU.

Spotlight on Learning 2018
Spotlight on Learning 2018

Stockton will be hosting two evening events for parents and students to come and engage in fun, curriculum-based Language Arts and Math activities with their child. There will be a K-2 night on Thursday, February 22nd and a Grades 3-5 night on Thursday, March 1st. We are asking parents to RSVP by Thursday, February 1st so that we can plan accordingly. Both evenings will run from 5:00-6:30.

Spotlight on Learning 2018

Rosa Information Night
Rosa Information Night

Tuesday, January 30, 2018 (snow date Monday, February 5, 2018) at 7:00 pm

Rosa International Middle School 5th Grade Information Night for Students and Parents will take place on Tuesday, January 30, 2018 (snow date Monday, February 5, 2018). 5th Grade families are welcomed to attend!

PTA Read-a-thon
PTA Read-a-thon

Read-a-Thon

Monday, January 8- Wednesday, January 31

Start the New Year off right with a New Year Reading Resolution! The Read-A-Thon is designed to reinforce good reading habits while raising funds to support the PTA program. This year the Read-A-Thon will be held January 8 - January 31. We encourage students to get donations from friends, family and neighbors. Sponsors make a one-time donation and kids keep track of their reading log online.

Get lost in a book in 2018!


Beck Middle School Information Night
Beck Middle School Information Night

Tuesday, February 6, 2018(snow date Thursday, February 8, 2018) at 7:00 pm

Beck Middle School Information Night for 5th Grade Students and Parents will take place on Tuesday, February 6, 2018(snow date Thursday, February 8, 2018) at 7:00 pm. 5th Grade families are welcomed to attend!
Pajama Day!
Pajama Day!

Wear your pajamas to school Wednesday, December 13th to celebrate! Stockton raised $860 in the loose coin drive. All money raised was donated to the Cherry Hill Zone PTA Annual Holiday Gift Card Drive for Cherry Hill families in need!

Stockton Basketball League
Stockton Basketball League

It's time to hoop it up! The 21st Annual Stockton Basketball League is about to begin. Information, rules and registration can be found on the Stockton Basketball Tryout page.

Registration Deadline is Tuesday, January 2, 2018. Please submit your registration prior to the Winter Break, if possible.

Richard Stockton PTA Donates Chromebooks!
Richard Stockton PTA Donates Chromebooks!

The Richard Stockton PTA has donated 25 Chromebooks and a cart to the school. The students and staff would like to thank the PTA for their generosity and awesome gift to the school. The cart enables us to bring a mini computer lab to any classroom any time of day. Staff can differentiate instruction while students work on multiple tasks. These computers will assist students in all areas of study and help them gain a greater command of technology. Again, thank you to all of the PTA members who made this happen

Richard Stockton Elementary School Raises 1600 Pounds of Canned Foods for the Cherry Hill Food Pantry!
Richard Stockton Elementary School Raises 1600 Pounds of Canned Foods for the Cherry Hill Food Pantry!

On Wednesday November 8, 2017, Ms. Carol Roskoph, Cherry Hill Township Councilwomen, presented Richard Stockton with a Proclamation from the Mayor and Town Council proclaiming November 8, 2017 Richard Stockton Food Drive Day.

As a National School of Character, the students and staff at Richard Stockton should be commended for their generosity and positive community spirit. There are hundreds of families in Cherry Hill who need assistance during the holiday season. As a result of this donation, the food pantry will able to pass out much needed food.

This was a community effort. We would like to thank all of the parents who sent food in with their children to make this happen. We would also like to congratulate Mrs. Pendleton's 3rd grade class for donating the highest total of food (117 Pounds) and the highest average per student (6.5 pounds per student). As a result of their hard work, the Stockton PTA has graciously agreed to donate a pizza party to the class. Thank you for your competitive spirit.

The culmination of our food drive was a school wide assembly. Mr. Riordan challenged Mrs. Mulligan to a foul shooting competition in front of the student body. The loser would get a pie in the face. Mrs. Mulligan beat Mr. Riordan, and was such a good sport, decided to take a pie to the face as well. Thank you Mrs. Mulligan.

Richard Stockton Food Drive
Richard Stockton Food Drive

As a National School of Character, Richard Stockton will begin a school wide canned food drive on November 1, 2017. All grades will participate. The food drive will run through November 7, 2017. We ask that each student bring 2 canned foods into school. We will weigh the total amount of canned foods per class then divide by the number of students who participated. The class with the highest average (weight) per student will receive a pizza party courtesy of the PTA. To make this a little fun, Mr. Riordan and Mrs. Mulligan will compete in a foul shooting competition. The loser will get a whipped cream pie to their face in front of the student body. Students from the winning class will receive the honor of pushing the pie into the losers face. Our food collection will be donated to the Cherry Hill Food Pantry. Thank you for your anticipated participation!

Parent Classroom Visitation
Parent Classroom Visitation

Parent classroom visitation will be on Thursday, November 16, 2017 at the following times:


  • 9:30 a.m - 11:30 a.m for AM Kindergarten and Grades 1-5
  • 1:15 p.m - 3:00 p.m for afternoon Kindergarten students only

Please go to the Parent Visitation Day page on our website to read letters regarding both the visitation times.

Halloween Parade and parties
Halloween Parade and parties

The Halloween Parade and classroom parties will take place in the afternoon on Tuesday, October 31, 2017. Please see the letter from the Principal, Jim Riordan, for specific details.

Socktober
Socktober

We will begin our month long sock collection, Stockton's Socktober, for children who are in need of good socks for the fall and winter. Please bring new, warm children's socks to the library during the entire month of October!

Happy Birthday, Richard Stockton!
Happy Birthday, Richard Stockton!

Happy birthday, Richard Stockton! Richard Stockton was born on October 1, 1730 near Princeton, New Jersey. Stockton worked as a Justice of the Supreme Court of New Jersey in 1774 and was elected to Continental Congress in 1776. Richard Stockton was one of the original signers of the Declaration of Independence. To celebrate his birthday, please wear your Stockton spirit wear on Monday, October 2, 2017!

Week of Respect 2017
Week of Respect 2017

Stockton will be participating in the Week of Respect the first week of October. Each morning students will hear morning announcements related to the topics of friendships/respect/kindness. Our community will explore what it means to be respectful to ourselves, others, our school, our community and our world. We will celebrate the respect we show through daily themes and we will begin our month long project, Socktober, collecting socks for children in need.

Jaguars Jog
Jaguars Jog

Come join the Stockton Community's newest adventure, Jaguars Jog Running/Walking Club, sponsored by the PTA. Set goals, earn incentives, be active with your friends and have fun with new friends!

Grades 4&5: Tuesdays during recess

Grades 1,2&3: Thursdays during recess

Wear comfortable clothes, sneakers and bring a water bottle.

Standardized Test Scores
Standardized Test Scores

PARCC and NJASK test results will be mailed by October 13, 2017 from Malberg Administration Building.

Back to School Night Information
Back to School Night Information

Please read the Parent Information Letter regarding Back to School Night. A paper copy of this letter will be sent home.

Join Us for Back to School Night!
Join Us for Back to School Night!

Please join us for Back to School Night Tuesday, October 3, 2017 from 7pm - 9pm.

CHFD/CHPS Fire Safety Survey for Grades 1, 3, 5, and 6
CHFD/CHPS Fire Safety Survey for Grades 1, 3, 5, and 6

The Cherry Hill Fire Department has been a partner with the Cherry Hill School District providing fire safety education for many years. In 2014 we presented a new program entitled "Safety Smart". Safety Smart is a school-based curriculum that links teachers with community safety experts and parents. Safety Smart is being taught in grades 1, 3, 5 and 6 as part of the Physical/Health Education Program.

The goal of the Safety Smart Program is not only to teach students valuable safety skills, but also to have the students put these skills to use outside of the school environment. A valuable tool to help us evaluate the effectiveness of the program is the parent survey. We ask parents/guardians to please take a few minutes to complete an online Parent Survey so we can determine how, if at all, the instruction is being put to use.

UPDATE 6/23/17: Summer Enrichment Programs at High School East Still Open
UPDATE 6/23/17: Summer Enrichment Programs at High School East Still Open

Select summer enrichment classes are still open at Cherry Hill High School East in drama, art, photography, graphic design, model rockets, knitting, chess and more for Cherry Hill residents entering grades 5-11. Course descriptions and registration form are available online. Please submit registration form and payment ASAP.

All Cherry Hill Public Schools Closed for Spring Break April 10-14, 2017
All Cherry Hill Public Schools Closed for Spring Break April 10-14, 2017

All Cherry Hill Public Schools are closed for Spring Break from Monday, April 10 through Friday, April 14, 2017. Schools will reopen for all students and staff on Monday, April 17, 2017 – the makeup day for the inclement weather closure on March 14.

School Will Be in Session Monday, April 17, As an Inclement Weather Make-up Day
School Will Be in Session Monday, April 17, As an Inclement Weather Make-up Day

The make-up day for the snow day on March 14, 2017 will be Monday, April 17, 2017.

Water Testing Information Now Available
Water Testing Information Now Available

The Cherry Hill Public Schools is in the process of doing water analysis in all 19 of our buildings. Please see the District's Water Testing Results & Plan page for updated information.

Letter from the Principal
Letter from the Principal

Please read this letter from Mrs. Woodruff regarding an odor in the building today.

No School
No School

School will be closed Monday, October 3rd and Tuesday October 4th.

Picture Day!
Picture Day!

Bring your best smiles to school! Picture Day is Thursday, October 20th and Friday, October 21st!

12th Annual Volley for Support!
12th Annual Volley for Support!

Come cheer on teachers & employees from the Cherry Hill School District as they compete in a Volleyball Tournament & raise money for Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Friday, April 8th at 5:30 p.m. Cherry Hill East High School. $3.00 admission donation per person OR Wear 2016 VFS T-shirt to event and admission is FREE

Dancing with the Cherry Hill Stars is Back!
Dancing with the Cherry Hill Stars is Back!

Please see the flyer for information and be there 7PM May 1, 2016 at Cherry Hill West HS.

Read Across America Week
Read Across America Week

Read Across America Week begins Monday, February 29, 2016!

Silver Diner Night!
Silver Diner Night!

Mark your calendars and join us March 8th for Silver Diner Night!

Family Fitness!
Family Fitness!

Join us for Family Fitness March 14th from 6:45 pm - 7:30 pm!