Dear Noecker Families,
I hope this letter finds you and your family enjoying these final weeks of summer, whether you are spending time down the shore, sitting by the pool, or relaxing at home in the air conditioning! Time flies by, and we cannot believe that the hallways of Noecker will be buzzing soon with student chatter, energized for another outstanding school year! This new beginning provides our children the opportunity with a fresh start, meeting classroom teachers, picking up with old peers, and igniting new friendships. The entire staff at Noecker is committed to the holistic development of each child. Ultimately, our goal is to support every student in their academic and social-emotional growth in a safe learning environment. “We care about what we do!”, is truly evident as teachers, staff, and administrators prepare for a successful school opening. On behalf of the entire Noecker community, we look forward to working closely alongside our families this year, in order to provide a positive school experience for our children.
It was a very busy summer at Noecker! The 2018 Summer Program was another success, with approximately 160 students in attendance. We appreciate all of the time that Mr. Mark Mansour, Summer Program Coordinator and Supervisor of Special Services, along with our summer teaching staff, devoted to creating fun experiences for our students. Activities such as Yoga, Robotics, Movie Making, Legos, Recycle Art, and Storybook STEAM were a huge hit just to name a few! Thank you to all families who were involved during our Summer Program, and the positive feedback received for an unforgettable July.
During the summer months, teachers participated in curriculum writing for Integrated Technology, MakersArt, Math Enrichment for Grades 5 and 6, and Spanish. With that, the schedule has been updated for meaningful infusion of Technology and Spanish. We have welcomed new staff to our Noecker family who were hired during the summer, and are thrilled to introduce them to you at a “Meet and Greet” to be held on Thursday, August 30th, at 1:00 PM in the Multi-Purpose Room. We hope that your schedule will allow you to join us, and meet new staff in our school community. The Administrative Team is also arranging an informative professional development day for staff when they officially return on September 4th, as we kick off the 2018-2019 school year.
The Custodial Team spent many hours preparing for the opening of school, to ensure everything is pristine and clean on the first day! The Multi-Purpose Room floor was refinished to look shiny and new, our hallways were painted to match our color-coded wings, and the Library/Media Center now has a bright and beautiful carpet for all to enjoy. We are very fortunate to have a dedicated Custodial Team, and would like to thank Mr. Tom August, Supervisor of Building and Grounds, for working hard with his crew over the summer to get the building ready for our students and staff.
The Noecker H.S.A. is planning for another exciting year filled with special events, and unique opportunities for students and families. We highly encourage all of our families to consider joining this tremendous association, who are devoted to enhancing student experiences at Noecker, as well as supporting our teachers and classroom initiatives. Our H.S.A. is committed to our school community, for which we are extremely grateful.
Even though the summer season seems short and days go by quickly, memories are cherished for a lifetime. As we transition into the 2018-2019 school year, we wish you and your family a very happy Labor Day weekend, and we look forward to seeing everyone on September 5th!
Robyn P. Greenwald