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January 2017 upDATER - Nuts and Bolts

January 27, 2017


Dear Dater Families,

Today was the 92nd day of the school year, which is significant because it marks the exact halfway point of the academic year.  This edition of the upDATER will highlight key dates for the second half of the school year.  These dates are also included on our online calendar and I encourage you to add them to your calendars so you are up to date on all of the exciting things happenings at Dater.

While we do not anticipate it, any changes to these dates will be always be communicated out as soon as possible.  A special thank you to the PTO (which is you) for sponsoring many of these enriching opportunities for our students.  

As always, thank you for your support and I'm looking forward to a great second half. Let's finish strong!!


Andrew Matteo

Dater Spring Open House

The big spring family event at Dater School will take place on Wednesday, April 26.  The rain date will be Thursday, April 27.

This year's event will include:

  • Book Fair shopping in the Information Technology Center,

  • Science Fair presentations in the gymnasium,

  • outdoor activities for the whole family on the field and blacktop,

  • food and refreshments on the field and blacktop,

  • spiritwear to purchase,

  • student work on display throughout the school's hallways,

  • and, of course, the ice cream social in the cafeteria!

Please mark your calendars for this exciting family event to celebrate our great school.  

Special Student Days

February 6: Pajama Day for World Cancer Day

March 2: Read Across America Day

March 24: Ancestor Day - GRADE 4 ONLY (more information to follow)

April 24-28: Book Fair

June 1: Gretchen Dater Arts Day

June 9: Field Day

June 16: Roman Day - GRADE 5 ONLY (more information to follow)

Other Important Dates

February 21: No School for Students - Staff Development Day

March 10: PTO Meeting - 9 AM

March 27: No School for Students - Staff Development Day

March 31: Trimester 2 Progress Reports Posted on Portal

April 10-14: Spring Break

May 1-5: Grade 5 PARCC

May 8-12: Grade 4 PARCC

May 12: PTO Meeting - 9 AM

May 13: RPEF's Sprint for our Schools

May 18: Spring Concert - 7 PM - GRADE 5 ONLY

May 29: Memorial Day - No School

May 31: NJ ASK Science - GRADE 4 ONLY

June 22: Trimester 3 Progress Reports Posted on Portal

June 22: Moving Up Ceremony - GRADE 5 ONLY (more information to follow)

June 22: Last Day of School - Minimum Day

Assemblies and Guest Visits

January 30: Lenape Assembly - GRADE 4 ONLY

January 31: Author Visit - Holly Goldberg Sloan

February 8: Archaelogist speaker - Gordon Franz

February 16: David Harrell Assembly about Disability Awareness

February 22: 3D Printing Assembly - GRADE 5 ONLY

March 29: Cliff Sunflower Assembly

Spirit Days

Friday, February 3

Friday, March 3

Friday, April 7

Friday, May 12

Friday, June 2