School Calendar

Monday, April 28
K-8 Report Cards Released on Portal
Tuesday, April 29
Board of Ed - Business Meeting
7 PM @ Fine Arts Center, JMHS
Public Hearing on Budget
Friday, May 2
9:30 AM - Switlik PTN Plant Sale
Monday, May 5
5th and 6th Grade ASK Testing
6:30 PM - Special Education Advisory Council (SEAC)
JLHS Library


Today, 4/24/2014
High: 64 Low: 36
0% chance of precipitation.
Tomorrow, 4/25/2014
High: 62 Low: 46
Chance rain showers
46% chance of precipitation.

Switlik Announcements

K-2 Classroom Fire Education Day
Fire Department Visit!

Blue Claws Night
(Click Below for Flyer)

Monday May 19th @ 6:35 pm
(Click Image Above For Flyer)

Music in Our Schools Month
Poster Contest Winners

(Mr. Morgan w/ Our Student Artists!)

Switlik Spring Break
Reading Challenge!

(Click Above For Log)
Win "Lunch w/ The Principal!"

The top 2 students in each grade will enjoy lunch with
Mrs. McKiernan on Friday, April 25th.

Simply download the Spring Break Reading Log and start reading!

Winners will be announced on Wednesday 4/23!

umdog Student All-Stars

Now Displayed on Mr. Autenrieth's Bulletin Board

Top 2nd Grade Users
(Ending  Monday 4/21)

Jamie Shpak (1994 Questions)
Kaelin Leiby (1880 Questions)
Bryan Quackenbush (1641 Questions)
Renee Wanzor (1347 Questions)
Riley Miller (1277 Questions)


Switlik Game Day Schedule

The Switlik PTN is happy to announce that they will be providing FREE t-shirts to all students for this year's GAME DAYS.  Teachers have selected their team colors.  Shirts will be distributed in week prior to the June game days.

Kindergarten (AM/PM): Monday, June 2

Grade 1: Monday, June 9th

Grade 2: Tuesday, June 10th

Grade 3: Wednesday, June 11th

Grade 4: Thursday, June 12th

Grade 5: Friday, June 13th 

Jackson School District 
Spelling Bee Overall Champion
5th Grader
Robert Bammann

("Bobby" Proudly Displaying His Trophy!)

Switlik Elementary School is...
"Bucket Filling School"

Bucket Fillers

We Proudly Acknowledge

Anna Cohen, Collin Forsythe, Jesse Butler, Gavin Powers, Kylie Cipully, Kiana Boshart, Michael Schmidt, Bailey Cirelli, Makayla Parikh, Olivia Ford, Jack Zeltner, Allison Vanderwood, Isabella Porazzo, Tyler Raskiewicz, Grace Hagemann, Ethan Miller, Julia Sargent, Gabe LaPiere, Jessica Walter, Brian Cooper, Jameson Klinsky, Nelson Arias, George Trembley, Ryan Kas, Chloe Lawler, Louis Fuentes,Troy DiStaso, Jeremy Haines, Marianna Iliads, Colin Carpenter, Matthew Longstreth, 

(Any Spelling Errors - E-mail

Staff Members
Ms. Sherman, Ms. Martinez, Ms. Barth, Ms. Boylan, Ms. Zoni, Ms. McQuade, Mr. Autenrieth, Ms. McKiernan, Ms. Cavaliero, Ms. Placek, Ms. Wilder, Ms. Miller, Ms. Lutkiewicz, Ms. Shroyer, Ms. Pearsall, Ms. Smith, Ms. Ms. Cadigan, Ms. Vulpis, Ms. O'Donnell, Ms. Roth, Ms. Cohen, Ms. Mitchell.

(Above - Some of Our Recent Staff Bucket Fillers!)


Switlik School Recognizes

Our Local Girl Scout Troop Members
On March 12th, the Girl Scouts of America celebrated their 102nd birthday. The local troops at Switlik have not only made Switlik school one of their community projects, but volunteer in various partnerships throughout the community.

2014 Fire Prevention Poster Selections

First Place - Gianna M. Diambrosio
Second Place - Grace Hagemann
Third Place - Morgan Griffin

Switlik School Celebrates That Cat in The Hat
This Week & All Year Long!

Introducing Our Latest Hit Record
Spirit Squad Production
Featuring The
Switlik Pep Rally Dancers

(Click Below For Video Link)

Just Announced...
Dr. Seuss Family Night
Book Raffle Winners


(Ms. Temple Awarding Their Books)

*Ms. Faye Zaninelli*

Jackson School District

Ms. Zaninelli of Switlik Elementary School was recently recognized as the Jackson Township School District "Teacher of The Year" for the 2014-15 school year! 

Congratulations on a well deserved honor. Your innovative teaching methods, use of technology, and ability to create a school environment of "
Bucket Fillers" are what truly makes you an outstanding representative for the Jackson School District!

The 5th Grade Switlik Chorus

Jackson Memorial Fine Arts Center
(To Order a JTV DVD Copy - Click Images Below)


(Above - Our December 2nd Rehearsals!)

District Happenings

May 17-18
@ Jackson Liberty
High School

Visit the
Jackson Relay For Life
link to to sign up or donate
Also for details on upcoming fundraisers:
Lakewood Blue Claws on June 9th


The Community School will be again offering the
Junior Art & Musical Theater Summer Camp
July 7 through July 25
9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Spend your summer at the district’s
Junior Art & Musical Theater Summer Camp!
Open to Jackson students in grades 4 through 8.
Three-week program includes art design, props design,
costume design, vocal coaching, dance routines,
acting and a musical theater performance!

Flyer with Costs and Info and Registration Form Will Be Posted Here Once it is Finalized

 District Calendar

FYI: This document is always available on the district website under the "Calendar''
link on the top of the page.

The Jackson Community School
Spring/Summer 2014 Brochure

is available ONLINE.

Look Today!

Stay Connected to
News & Info About
Your Child's Education

Principal's Message

Dear Switlik Families,

At this time of year, many parents call or write to the
school regarding their child’s class placement for next
year. Class placement is a complex process that involves
the input of many educational professionals and considers
many factors. The ultimate goal of the placement process
is to find the best possible match between what is best for
the student and what are the strengths of each teacher. I
realize and appreciate your concern, but I will not honor
parent requests for particular teachers. I do, however
value your input and individual concerns for your child. I
will accept one non-request. I will consider any
concern or input that you have to offer, if you provide
your concern either in writing or via e-mail to me at before May 9th.

In conclusion, your input as a parent will be considered if

you send it to me in writing, before Friday, May 9th,
2014. This will allow the educational professionals
sufficient time to find the most appropriate match for
your child. As always, I appreciate your understanding
and support in this matter.

NJASK is right around the corner. Please make note of the testing dates listed directly below. Also, refer to our current issue of "Letter From Principal" link at the bottom of this message. You will find some more information and tips that will be helpful during these weeks.

Grade 5 NJASK Testing
May 5 - 8
Grade 5 Make-Up Testing
May 12 - 16

Grade 3 & 4 NJASK Testing
May 12 - 16
Grade 3 & 4 Make-Up Testing
May 19 - 23

Additionally, please note that all 3rd marking period report cards will be accessible on the Parent Portal starting Monday, April 28th.

Best wishes for a happy, safe and productive Spring

Break. I hope everyone enjoys time with family, with
books or being outside! Please remember we return to
school on Monday, April 21st

Kathleen McKiernan

Click HERE to read our...
"Letter from The Principal"
Updated April 11th!

See Our
District & School Grades
and Other Info on
Harassment, Intimidation
& Bullying
Jackson School District
Anti-Bullying Coordinator

Christopher Weidman
(732) 415-7020
Switlik S
Anti-Bullying Specialist

Pat DeBenedetto
(732) 833-4650, Ext. 4130
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