Dear SJG Community,
Welcome to the 2022-2023 school year! I hope that your summer has been relaxing and enjoyable. The beginning of a new school year is a great time for all, whether dropping off your kindergartner for their first day of school or dropping off a 5th grader for their last year at SJG. I am honored to be the principal of SJG and look forward to a wonderful year, starting with our theme: Pequannock Elementary Schools: Diving Into Learning! With this in mind, the beginning of the school year is a great time to set personal goals which our students will set at the start of the year. We will all work together to achieve our dreams because anything is possible!
SJG is a special place of learning and it has continued to be through the partnership between the school and the community. I encourage all parents to be an active member of the SJG community. You can volunteer with our HSA, volunteer in the library, be a lunch aide, or be a class parent as a few examples. With the support of a strong school community, there is nothing we can’t achieve.
Our focus each school year is to provide our students with a thorough education and safe learning environment which will give our students the skills necessary to be successful academically, socially, physically, and emotionally. With that in mind, this summer we have been busy making improvements around SJG including preparing the building and school grounds for our students to return, and incorporating new programs (Ready math K-5 and Fountas and Pinnel -Grade 3) into our curriculum and schedule.
We open school with a full day of school on Thursday, September 8th. Students will line up on the blacktop in the back of the school behind their designated classroom sign. We will then recite the Pledge of Allegiance and students will enter SJG with their teachers. After grades 1-5 students have entered the building, we will then welcome our kindergartners with a bubble celebration!
I wish everyone a successful 2022-2023 school year and "Go Panthers!”
Mr. Matthew Reiner