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H. W. Mountz Elementary School

A National Blue Ribbon Award School 2015

  • School District Recognition!

    Posted by Dr. Raymond J. Boccuti at 3/25/2017

    We were certainly proud to previously inform you that Spring Lake was one of 25 school districts in New Jersey tied for top performance in PARCC.  On Wednesday, March 23, our Board of Education President, Mr. Vincent Daino, and I were proud to be invited to a meeting of the Monmouth County Freeholders where they presented us with an official proclamation of recognition.  While Mr. Daino and I were proud to be invited, we accepted the recognition on behalf of our students, staff members, parents, and community that all equally share in this remarkable achievement.

    This week at Mountz:  On Tuesday, Strategic Plan/2017-2018 budget presentation at Spring Lake Borough Council meeting.  On Wednesday, Science Fair in the gymnasium at 6:00 PM.  On Thursday, Planetarium assemblies.  On Saturday, PTA Someone Special Dance at Spring Lake Golf Club at 5:00 PM.

    More information to follow, please visit this blog often, your feedback is always welcome, and remember to follow me on Twitter as well.

    Sincerely,

    Dr. Boccuti

    Superintendent, Principal, CSA

    rboccuti@hwmountz.k12.nj.us

    Follow me on Twitter @HWMountz_Boccut

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  • Student Accolade!

    Posted by Dr. Raymond J. Boccuti at 3/18/2017

    Congratulations to our grade 5 student, Sean Galvin.  Sean won our competitive, annual Spring Lake School District Spelling Bee.  This impressive achievement placed him in the next level to compete against the best in Monmouth County at the Asbury Park Press & Home News Tribune 33rd Annual, 2017 Spelldown held in the Pollak Theatre at Monmouth University.

    On Monday, March 13, Sean competed against over 100 of the best spellers in the county and he joined just over 50 were invited to return for a second evening of even higher level competition on Wednesday, March 15.  Sean made it to the final 30 before he was eliminated.  Ms. Bellafonte, Sean’s parents, and I were all so very proud to attend and support Sean on this remarkable endeavor.

    This week at Mountz:  On Monday, PARCC infrastructure testing, Board of Education meeting in the library at 6:30 PM.  On Tuesday, PARCC infrastructure testing, Monmouth County Sheriff’s Office 911 program for grade 1 students.  On Thursday, SLED meeting in the library at 6:30 PM, Cops vs. Kids Basketball Game in the gymnasium at 7:00 PM.  Friday, report cards sent home for grades PreK-2, report card grades posted online for grades 3-8.

    More information to follow, please visit this blog often, your feedback is always welcome, and remember to follow me on Twitter as well.

    Sincerely,

    Dr. Boccuti

    Superintendent, Principal, CSA

    rboccuti@hwmountz.k12.nj.us

    Follow me on Twitter @HWMountz_Boccut

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  • Strategic Plan Update, New Staff, and Reminder of Invitation!

    Posted by Dr. Raymond J. Boccuti at 2/25/2017

    Strategic Plan - Please keep checking the center of the main page of our website for continual expansion of our Strategic Plan section.  For example, in addition to the actual Strategic Plan, we are about to post the action plans resorted by start date so we may continue to keep you updated on our continual progress towards completion.

    New Staff - Please join me in welcoming our new long term substitute Spanish teacher, Gianna Cusanelli, and in the near future, our new technology support technician, Lori Scott.

    Reminder of Invitation - Please remember to feel welcome to join me every Thursday from 2:00 - 3:00 PM for discussion on any topic.  I have had two Thursday coffee hours to date and have enjoyed great discussions with quite a few parents on quite a few topics.

    This week at Mountz:  On Monday, Ad Hoc Finance Committee meeting in Dr. Boccuti’s office at 6:00 PM.  On Tuesday, Tech/Curriculum Committee meeting in the conference room at 3:05 PM.  On Thursday, Cat in the Hat Program for grades PreK-2 in the library.  Friday, monthly MUSST Program.

    More information to follow, please visit this blog often, your feedback is always welcome, and remember to follow me on Twitter as well.

    Sincerely,

    Dr. Boccuti

    Superintendent, Principal, CSA

    rboccuti@hwmountz.k12.nj.us

    Follow me on Twitter @HWMountz_Boccut

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  • Virtual Learning Lab Launched!

    Posted by Dr. Raymond J. Boccuti at 2/5/2017

    Please permit me to start by repeating some important “thank you” recognitions.  First, I extend my genuine appreciation to our Board of Education, SLED, and the PTA for their respective financial contributions to purchase our new virtual learning lab and additional technology supports.  I also appreciate three of our outstanding teachers, Mr. DeStefano, Mrs. Krebs, and Mrs. Pearce who are diligently working to integrate this amazing technology tool into our curricula and into the hands of our students and staff.

    After some initial integrations, we were excited for our students to take their first two virtual field trips this week.  Our students observed a spinal surgical procedure and were able to interactively discuss the surgery with the surgical team and other students who attended.  We also had students visit the facilities of this weekend’s Super Bowl.

    This week at Mountz:  On Monday, District Band, “Draw Your Own Destiny” assembly.  On Tuesday, Kindergarten Open House.  On Thursday, NAEP testing in grade 4, Tournament of Champions Geography Bee in Spring Lake Heights.

    More information to follow, please visit this blog often, your feedback is always welcome, and remember to follow me on Twitter as well.

    Sincerely,

    Dr. Boccuti

    Superintendent, Principal, CSA

    rboccuti@hwmountz.k12.nj.us

    Follow me on Twitter @HWMountz_Boccut

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  • Teacher Leadership!

    Posted by Dr. Raymond J. Boccuti at 1/22/2017

    On Monday, January 16, while being a day off for students in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, our staff participated in a day of rewarding professional development with all of our sending school districts at Belmar Elementary School.  I am very proud that three of our teachers demonstrated countywide leadership by presenting workshops for all of their colleagues.

    Mrs. Marcus Feld presented a workshop of best practices in social studies for all sending school districts social studies teachers.  Mr. DeStefano and Mrs. Pearce presented a workshop in science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics (STEAM) integration into the curriculum for a variety of sending school districts teachers.

    This week at Mountz:  On Monday, Board of Education meeting in the library at 6:30 PM.  On Tuesday, Rescheduled Manasquan High School visit with grade 8 students, NJHS trip to IPlay America in Freehold, NJ.  On Wednesday, Boys basketball home vs. Bradley Beach at 3:30 PM, Girls basketball away vs. Bradley Beach at 3:30 PM.  On Thursday, Annual Spelling Bee.  On Friday, Rescheduled MUSST Program trip to Sea Girt Lanes.

    More information to follow, please visit this blog often, your feedback is always welcome, and remember to follow me on Twitter as well.

    Sincerely,

    Dr. Boccuti

    Superintendent, Principal, CSA

    rboccuti@hwmountz.k12.nj.us

    Follow me on Twitter @HWMountz_Boccut

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  • Week of January 16, 2017

    Posted by Dr. Raymond J. Boccuti at 1/15/2017

    Congratulations to our students and their advisor, Matthew Tonzola, who participated in the annual Future Cities event at Rutgers University this weekend.

    Please be reminded that there is no school for students on Monday, January 16, honoring Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

    This week at Mountz:  On Monday, Staff professional development day at Belmar Elementary School for all sending school districts.  On Tuesday, Boys basketball home vs. Antrim at 3:30 PM, Girls basketball away vs. Antrim at 3:30 PM.  On Wednesday, tentative SLED meeting at 7:00 PM in the library.  On Friday, Boys basketball home vs. Bay Head at 3:30 PM, Girls basketball away vs. Bay Head at 3:30 PM.

    More information to follow, please visit this blog often, your feedback is always welcome, and remember to follow me on Twitter as well.

    Sincerely,

    Dr. Boccuti

    Superintendent, Principal, CSA

    rboccuti@hwmountz.k12.nj.us

    Follow me on Twitter @HWMountz_Boccut

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  • Achievements!

    Posted by Dr. Raymond J. Boccuti at 1/7/2017

    Happy New Year!

    Congratulations to our middle school science teacher, Anthony DeStefano, selected as Spring Lake’s Teacher of the year and our paraprofessional, Margaret Ping, selected as Spring Lake’s Educational Professional of the Year.

    We are very proud and excited to provide 90 new Chromebooks to our middle school students upon their return from the holiday break.  I want to extend my appreciation to our Technology Coordinator, Christopher Soto, for his dedicated efforts over the holiday break to make this technology advancement a reality for our students.

    This week at Mountz:  On Monday, PTA meeting at 8:40 AM, Boys basketball home vs. Avon at 3:30 PM, Girls basketball away vs. Avon at 3:30 PM.  On Tuesday, Manasquan High School visiting our grade 8 students.  On Wednesday, Geography Bee, Boys basketball home vs. Sea Girt at 3:30 PM, Girls basketball away vs. Sea Girt at 3:30 PM, SLED meeting at 7:00 PM in the library.  On Friday, MUSST Program caroling around the building, Boys basketball home vs. Belmar at 3:30 PM, Girls basketball away vs. Belmar at 3:30 PM.

    More information to follow, please visit this blog often, your feedback is always welcome, and remember to follow me on Twitter as well.

    Sincerely,

    Dr. Boccuti

    Superintendent, Principal, CSA

    rboccuti@hwmountz.k12.nj.us

    Follow me on Twitter @HWMountz_Boccut

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  • Happy Holidays!

    Posted by Dr. Raymond J. Boccuti at 12/23/2016

    In the spirit of the season, please permit me to update my Superintendent’s Blog with some great news.

    Our National Junior Honor Society students and their faculty advisor, Mrs. Dettlinger, raised and delivered to the food bank $644 and 1,079 lbs. of food to provide for 2,871 meals to those in need.

    As a proud member of the Spring Lake-Brielle Rotary Club, I pleased to report that our Rotary Club donated personal dictionaries to each of our grade 3 students in Mrs. Abbot’s classroom.  This is an example of a Rotary local charitable endeavor in addition to our global goals of eradicating polio and providing health clean water to parts of the globe where it is needed.

    I wish you a wonderful Holiday Season followed by a healthy and prosperous New Year.

    Sincerely,

    Dr. Boccuti

    Superintendent, Principal, CSA

    rboccuti@hwmountz.k12.nj.us

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  • Strategic Plan and Health Updates!

    Posted by Dr. Raymond J. Boccuti at 12/4/2016

    We will be seeking Board of Education approval of our newly developed Strategic Plan at our upcoming BOE public meeting on December 19.  Please look for a draft of the new Strategic Plan to be posted on our website for review about a week before the meeting.

    We remind parents, guardians, and students that we are a nut aware school district and we employ direct and specific strategies in every effort to ensure the safety of our students that have nut allergies.  While you will be receiving more specific information throughout the school year from our School Nurse, Mrs. Hanlon, one thing we can all continue to do is attempt to avoid all foods with peanut products.  Thank you for cooperation on this important health initiative.

    This week at Mountz:  On Monday, Start of Book Fair Week, Boys basketball away vs. Avon at 3:30 PM, Girls basketball home vs. Avon at 3:30 PM.  On Wednesday, Boys basketball away vs. Sea Girt at 3:30 PM, Girls basketball home vs. Sea Girt at 3:30 PM, Book Fair Family Fun Night at 6:30 PM.  On Thursday, Holiday Concert at 7:00 PM, On Friday, MUSST Program caroling around the building, Boys basketball home vs. Belmar at 3:30 PM, Girls basketball away vs. Belmar at 3:30 PM.

    More information to follow, please visit this blog often, and your feedback is always welcome.

    Sincerely,

    Dr. Boccuti

    Superintendent, Principal, CSA

    rboccuti@hwmountz.k12.nj.us

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  • Upcoming Recognitions!

    Posted by Dr. Raymond J. Boccuti at 11/21/2016

    Please be informed that we are tentatively planning to seek Board of Education approval of our newly developed Strategic Plan at our upcoming BOE public meeting on November 28.  On the same evening, we also look forward to formally recognizing our boys and girls soccer teams, as well as their coaches, for their marvelous fall seasons.

    We welcome Mr. Kory Indahl as our long term substitute Spanish teacher.

    This week at Mountz:  On Tuesday, Safety/Security/Climate Committee meeting in the conference room at 3:00 PM, Strategic Plan meeting in the library at 6:00 PM.  On Wednesday, Kindergarten Thanksgiving Program in the all purpose room at 9:15 AM, early dismissal at 12:40 PM.  Thursday and Friday, school closed.  Happy Thanksgiving!

    More information to follow, please visit this blog often, and your feedback is always welcome.

    Sincerely,

    Dr. Boccuti

    Superintendent, Principal, CSA

    rboccuti@hwmountz.k12.nj.us

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