Each week we will keep you informed of the activities and events held at Mackay or happenings in the Tenafly school district. For more Tenafly School District information, please go to the Tenafly Public School website.

December 9, 2017

Hi Mackay,

Thank you to everyone that participated in our Annual Book Fair, and an extra special thank you to Jihye Lee and Yoonhee Kim, the Chairs of the Book Fair Committee, and all of our parent volunteers. It was wonderful to see so many parents shopping with their children during their scheduled time slot. Many thanks to the families that purchased Teacher Gift Certificates or purchased individual books for the staff. These generous gestures added books to the classroom libraries. Many thanks to Mr. Ruby for always lending a helping hand. We could not plan any activities or events without him.

Special Lunches – Second session of the Special Lunches Program will begin on Monday, December 11th. This program is only possible with the assistance of PARENT VOLUNTEERS! We are in need of more volunteers to make the program work. Volunteers need to be available from 11:10am -1:00pm. Please consider volunteering to help serve lunch. Parents may volunteer as little as once a session or as much as every week. To volunteer, please contact us at speciallunches@gmail.com and indicate the date(s) on which you are able to volunteer.

Volunteers are still needed for the following dates:
December – 12/12, 12/14, 12/18, 12/19.
January – 1/2, 1/9, 1/12, 1/16, 1/18, 1/19, 1/22. 1/23, 1/26, 1/30.
February – 2/5, 2/6, 2/9, 2/13, 2/23, 2/26, 2/27.
March – 3/6, 3/9, 3/13, 3/15, 3/16, 3/20.
Photo Makeup Day and Family Portraits – The photographers came last month for picture retakes. All questions regarding ordering should be directed to LifeTouch. Any picture orders must be done directly with the company. In regards to our Mackay Family Portrait Day, it will be held in early spring. Information will be provided as the date approaches.

Holiday Concert – Make it memorable for your loved ones performing in this year’s holiday concert by sharing a heartfelt dedication. Your dedication will be printed in the concert program, and the cost is just $5.00 for up to 30 words. Please remit a check payable to Mackay Music Boosters and return to your teacher no later than Monday, December 11th. The Holiday Concert will be held on Monday, December 18th at 7:00pm in the Mackay Gym.

Fifth Grade Graduation Committee – The next graduation committee meeting will be on Thursday, January 18th at 8:00pm at STEM New Jersey, 20 County Rd., Suite 102, Tenafly.

Tenafly Education Foundation – Looking for the perfect way to say "Thank You" to a teacher, principal, staff member, friend or volunteer? How about a donation to the Tenafly Educational Foundation? Those who value education will appreciate this thoughtful donation, which furthers the educational experience for all our students. Your donation will be used to fund new projects and equipment throughout Tenafly Public Schools. A "Certificate of Appreciation" will be sent to each recipient you choose. Thank-A-Teacher submissions are being taken ONLINE with payment through PayPal or by check. Visit www.TEFNJ.org or https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/tefholiday2017

Bergen Family Center Book Drive – Please donate any books that you may have at home. The center has set up some bins outside the school’s main office. Donations deadline is December 15th.

Kindergarten Registration – Kindergarten registration for the 2018-2019 school year will be held at the Tenafly Board of Education office in February 2018. Mackay is scheduled for February 5th. The snow day is scheduled for February 12th.
Tiger Tots – Tenafly Early Childhood Learning Center is now accepting registration for the full day program starting September 2018. Children must be three years old by October 15th and must be fully toilet-trained. Children must be Tenafly residents. All applications are accepted on a first-come, first served basis. Please contact Chanel Carela at ccarela@tenafly.k12.nj.us for more details.
Tenafly Nature Center – Winter Break and Presidents’ Week Vacation Day Camps are now scheduled at the center. Pre-K through 5th grade students can keep learning and have fun too. There's also some Campfire activities still open for registration. Please visit www.TenaflyNC.org for more information.

Many thanks to the parents that took the time to make nominations for the Governor's Educator of the Year Program.

For those of you that missed Mrs. Angerson, our school counselor, special presentation on HIB at our last HSA meeting, and are interested in the topic, please email her directly at jangerson@tenafly.k12.nj.us. It was an amazing presentation!

Thank you,
Mackay HSA







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