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  • TOTY
    Congratulations to Mrs. Maurer on being Menlo Park's 2013 - 2014 Teacher of the Year!


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    Classroom Spotlight
    This is where we will spotlight some of the amazing things happening in the classrooms at Menlo Park School. ThisClassroom Spotlight shines on:

    Dr. Makilzay, a biochemist for Merck, and mother of a student in Ms. Kowalsky’s 4th grade class came to introduce the class to the exciting world of biochemistry, by conducting an experiment to extract DNA from a vial of wheat germ. As the class extracted DNA out of wheat germ, students were fascinated and were heard saying, “This is so interesting!” One student was in awe as that the DNA he saw look much different than he expected. The student were so curious and one student wanted to know how the DNA in her body looked compared to this wheat germ DNA. This experiment opened up a whole new world of thinking for the students in Ms. Kowalsky's class and possibly a whole new career path!!

    Check back soon for more Classroom Spotlights!

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  • Welcome to Menlo Park Elementary School!
    Please click here to watch the Welcome to Menlo Park School video hosted by Principal, Dr. Karen Wetherell.
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  • Menlo Park's Pajama Night is a Fun Night for First Graders!

    In April, the First Grade hosted their Annual Pajama Night at Menlo Park School. This annual event is a great way for teachers, students and their families show their love for reading. Click on "Grade Level News" and select the "First Grade News" to read more and see pictures!

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  • Zumba Fundraiser to Benefit James Monroe School

    Get a great workout and benefit the James Monroe School community at the same time! Please click the title above to learn more about this event being held on Saturday, April 26th.

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  • Menlo Scientists Share Their Love for Science at the Annual Science Fair!

    Saturday, March 8th was full of scientific wonder at Menlo Park Elementary School! Menlo students in third, fourth and fifth grade presented science projects they created to different judges. All participants were awarded a certificate at the end. Scroll down to see more pictures from this Scientific Saturday.

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  • Bubble Mania Comes to Menlo

    The students at Menlo Park school had a great time learning all about science through bubbles! Thanks to the PTO and fundraising efforts of the Menlo school community, every student learned a little bit more about the magic of bubbles. Click the title above to see more great pictures!

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    Thursday, May 29th will be MENLO PARK SCHOOL night at the Lakewood BlueClaws Baseball game, an affiliate of the Philadelphia Phillies. Tickets are $10 and will be going on sale in January. All families are invited to attend and watch Dr. Wetherell throw out the first pitch. Scroll down to print out the order form to get your tickets!

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  • Menlo Park Students are Writing Computer Code!

    Fifth grade students participated in the national campaign called "Hour of Code." This purpose of this initiative, started by, is to introduce students to the world of computer programming. Click the blue headline above for more pictures and information.

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  • Menlo Park is a Peaceful Place!

    Menlo Park is proud to be a peaceful school! In honor of School Violence Awareness Week Mrs. Harrison, the school counselor & Mrs. Nordensvan, the art teacher, teamed up to help students create pinwheels that represent peace. Click the blue title above to learn more about our Peaceful Pinwheels!

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  • Menlo Park has a BRAND NEW MEDIA CENTER!

    Menlo Park School is proud to announce that we have a brand new media center! The media center will house 41 computers and places for students to use iPads. Here is a picture of one of our fifth grade classes doing research on the uses of QR codes.

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  • Menlo Park School Turns 50!

    This year Menlo Park Elementary School will be celebrating its 50th birthday! There will be many exciting things going on during the year to celebrate this milestone. One such event will be opening a time capsule that was buried in 1963! Happy 50th Birthday Menlo Park School!

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Our Annual Evening of Enrichment is tonight!! Hope to see you there! 
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Attention Menlo Park School Family!
The Drama Club of Menlo Park School presented a performance of "No Strings Attached - A Musical Adaptation of the Adventures of Pinocchio" on Thursday, April 10, 2014 at 7:00 pm. 


 Science Fair 2014
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Students in third, fourth and fifth grade showed off their scientific skills during Menlo Park's Annual Science Fair on Saturday, March 8th. The hallways were filled with displays, models and experiments and excited young scientists ready to share their knowledge with peers and judges. There was so much to see and learn! 

Tickets for Menlo Park Night at BlueClaws Stadium are NOW ON SALE!! We hope your family can join us Thursday, May 29, 2014 for a fun night at the ballpark as we all cheer on Dr. Wetherell as she throws out the first pitch! If anyone has any questions, please contact our Reading Specialist, Mr. John Morvay at See you at the ballpark! 
Click here for the order form and get your tickets!
Click here to visit the official BlueClaws website.  

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  • Today is Thursday, April 24, 2014

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    Wear Purple on Friday, April 25th to show you are a great citizen!

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    Learning Academy News 

    The Menlo Park Learning Academy is coming to an end. Please look for a letter coming home with your child from Mrs. Abatemarco stating the exact date for your child's last Academy class. All classes will be completed by Friday, May 9th the latest.
    Thank you for all you have done to help make this year's Academy a success! 

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    Menlo Park School can earn money every time you shop at your local Stop & Shop. All you need to do is click on the link below. Please enter the 13 digit code found on the back of your Stop and Shop loyality card and enter 14421 for the school ID number. Even if you have registered in the past, you need to register again for this current year.

    Click here to register your card today!

    Thank you as always for your support!
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    Menlo Park School Anti-Bully Specialist
    Mrs. Megan Harrison
    School Guidance Counselor
    732-452-2910 extension 6703

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  • Cooking With Love
    Cookbooks for Sale


    All the recipes in the cookbook are from Menlo Park Staff and Families. The cookbooks cost $10.00 and all proceeds go to the Love for Lana fund. Your support is greatly appreciated. If you would like to purchase a cookbook, please contact the Main Office.


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    Menlo Park School is selling car magnets for $5.00 each to benefit the Love for Lana Fund.  Lana    is a student at Menlo that is very ill.  We are trying to raise money for the family.  The magnets are available in the main office.
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