Principal's Monthly News Letter




 Field Trips

We are making arrangements for local field trips which will take place in the spring. At this time, we are confirming our field trip locations and securing busing through transportation and the electronic system, CHALK. We communicate with Parents’ Club, so they know our dates and expectations for payment with these trips.


Following an EHT tradition, our Preschool and Kindergarten students are going to Storybook Land. Our 1st grade is visiting the Cape May Zoo- also a traditional field trip that the students enjoy greatly. Our 2nd grade is taking a trip to the United States Coast Guard Base- Cape May NJ.  Finally, our 3rd graders are returning to Cape May Nature Center.


We love providing our students with fun and interesting educational opportunities. These enhance the curriculum provide them with life experiences. We truly appreciate the support of our Parents’ Club and transportation to make these trips happen.

PARCC and InView

We will be having meetings on upcoming PARCC assessments. Our counselor, Jennifer Errickson has been working hard to prepare our teachers. First draft schedules have been prepared. The computer teacher, Michael Cohen is preparing our students with computer skills and practice.

Thank you to Mrs. Elko for bringing us information as she receives it and communicating with our counselors. On February 7th & 8th, our 2nd grade students will be taking the InView test. Mrs. Pettit is preparing teachers and overseeing the InView administration.

Fun Happenings:


The Winter Ball Father-Daughter and Mother-Son Dance was on Friday, January 12th. This event was sponsored by Our Parents’ Club to support our students and teachers in upcoming events; such as, trips and Fun Day. Golden Corral catered this event. They had a DJ, photo booth, and special sales to make this event fun and memorable. What a great night! Thank you Parents’ Club.



FEBRUARY:  In View Testing; Renaissance Pep-Rally, Classroom Pictures

Word of the Month: RESPONSIBILITY

2/1       Davenport Singer Rehearsal @ 9:45am-10:15am Doyle, Rush, Tuthill, Beck, Kretschmer

2/1       Humane Society Collection Starts

2/2       Wear your favorite football team gear – Go Eagles!

2/5       Parents Club meeting Elementary @ 4:00pm

2/7       Davenport Singers Rehearsal @ 2:45pm-Dismissal Whoy, Chiorazzo, Thavisack, Maples, Blair

2/7       2nd Grade InView Testing

2/8       2nd Grade InView Testing

2/8       Davenport Singers Rehearsal @ 2:45pm-Dismissal Doyle, Rush, Tuthill, Beck, Kretschmer

2/8       1st Grade Safety Assembly – 2pm

2/9       Olympic Opening Ceremonies (Renaissance)– wear red, white, and blue

2/9       Candy Bar Bingo (Parents Club) Elementary Café @ 6:30pm

2/12     “Potato Parade Contest Begins” at home project (voluntary) Primary Library

2/14     Davenport Singers Rehearsal @ 9:45am-10:15am Whoy, Chiorazzo, Thavisack, Maples

2/15     Davenport Singers Rehearsal @ 9:45am-10:15am Doyle, Rush, Tuthill, Beck, Kretschmer

2/15     Gertrude Hawk Fundraiser Due (Parents’ Club)

2/15     Title One Family Night Elementary @ 3:45pm-5:45pm

2/16     School Closed Staff Professional Day

2/19     School Closed President’s Day

2/20     BOE Meeting Alder Ave School @ 7:00pm

2/21     Last day for Renaissance “Change for CHOP” fundraiser

2/21     Davenport Singers Rehearsal @ 2:45pm-Dismissal Whoy, Chiorazzo, Thavisack, Maples, Blair

2/21     Classroom Picture Primary (Gym) Olympic Studio

2/21     Staff Group Picture Primary (Gym) 8:55am Olympic Studio

2/22     Davenport Singers Rehearsal @ 2:45pm-Dismissal Doyle, Rush, Tuthill, Beck, Kretschmer

2/22     Classroom Picture Elementary (Café) Olympic Studio

2/23     Renaissance Olympic Pep-Rally Wear your Davenport Shirt

2/26     Read Across America Week

2/26     “Oh the Places You’ll Go” wear something from a place you have visited

2/26     Nature’s Vision Fundraiser Starts (Parents’ club)

2/26     “Potato Parade Due” Primary Library

2/27     “Green Eggs and Ham” Day! Wear something green

2/28     “Fox In Socks” Day! Wear your favorite crazy socks

2/28     Humane Society Collection Ends

2/28     Davenport Singers Rehearsal @9:45am-10:15 FULL CHOIR (that’s everyone)




                                                                                    Maryann Giardina

                                                                                    Maryann Giardina, Principal