School Calendar

Monday, May 2
PARCC Testing
Grade 4 - Math
Tuesday, May 3
PARCC Testing
Grade 4 - Math
Wednesday, May 4
PARCC Testing
Grade 5 - Math
Thursday, May 5
PARCC Testing
Grade 5 - Math
Friday, May 6
PARCC Testing
Grade 5 - Math
9:15 AM - Switlik - PTN Plant Sale


Today, 5/1/2016
High: 64 Low: 49
Chance rain showers
26% chance of precipitation.
Tomorrow, 5/2/2016
High: 64 Low: 49
Chance rain showers
54% chance of precipitation.

Switlik Announcements



Click Here For Information Regarding 
Jackson District Grading Policies

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Switlik School March Golden Book Awards

Kindergarten - Ms. Malcolm
1st Grade - Ms. Shroyer
2nd Grade - Ms. Fox
3rd Grade - Ms. Padron
4th Grade - Ms. DelSontro
5th Grade - Ms. Placek

Parents - Spring Portrait Ordering Information

pring Portrait Proofs Are Here.

You should have received a packet that was sent home with your child. Instructions for ordering as well as on-line access (Website or QR Code Reader) are detailed on the order form.

Ordering deadline is April 19th
Parents can either order online to have the pictures delivered directly to their homes or they can order through the school by returning form to the appropriate homeroom teacher. 

The Local Girl Scout Troops at Switlik School
Wish To Remind You That Daylight Savings Time Begins
Sunday March 13th @ 2:00 am!

Enjoy The Warmer Weather This Spring!

Switlik Nitro Ball 
Student/Teacher Challenge

Switlik Elementary School is...

"Bucket Filling School"

Bucket Fillers

We Proudly Acknowledge

Akeem Moko, Laron Barrett, Olivia Wille, Jerrimah Glenn, Sophia Dobek, Evan Gross, Strydr Nash Kalie Borris, Ronnie Fiorilli, Kieran Ellis, Matthew Garr, Hailey Mitrosky, Kyle Johnson, James Pappalardo, Vanessa Fuentes, Annabel Swarner, Frankie Noviello, Elianny Gomez, Victoria Xia, Joseph Dellocono, Samuel Boskowicz, Sean Burke, Sanah Iyer, Angel Herrera, Anthony Forzani, Catherine Bouthillette, Stephanie Mattina, Bailey Anderson, Julia Joseph, Taylor DiAnthony, Bella Grochowski, Ethan Miller. 

(Any Spelling Errors - E-mail

Staff Members
Ms. Zaninelli, Ms. Montenero, Ms. Auletta, Ms. Miller, Mr. Mathews, Mr. Morgan, Mr. Perrine, Ms. Temple, Ms. Douvris, Ms. Padron, Ms. McKiernan, Ms. Neri, Ms. Kostulakos, Ms. Citron, Ms. Smith. Ms. Hughes. Ms. Bernie, Ms. O'Connor, Ms. Sherman, Ms. Urban, Mr. Autenrieth, Ms. Roth, The 4th Grade Teaching Team and Paraprofessionals, Ms. Potenza, Ms. Vulpis, All Our Custodians for keeping our school shoveled and salted all season long!


Jackson District Spelling Bee Results

Overall District Champ -
Brian Cooper

Switlik School is proud to announce that our own Molly Newhook also placed 3rd overall in the district competition. 

Thanks To All Our Participants from ALL Jackson School ...You All Excelled In Our Friendly School Competition! Excellent Sportsmanship & Encouragement Was Shown By All!

In Case of Any Problems Viewing, Actual Link Posted Below
(Click or Copy/Paste Into a New Browser)

(Bulletin Board Created by Mr. Mathews)

Thanks To All Who Attended

Family Book Fair & Science Fair Night

Read Across America Night

Congratulations to Mr. Brian Morgan
The Switlik 5th Grade Chorus 

For Another AMAZING Performance!

A Special "Thank You" to Our Entire Switlik School Community.
We Appreciate Your Continued Support of Our Jackson School District Music Program!

Congratulations to Our 2015-16 
Switlik Educators of The Year

Mrs. Vlahos & Mrs. Kossman

From Left to Right 
Mrs. Pagano-Hein, Mrs. Kossman, Mrs. Vlahos, Mrs. McKiernan

Switlik School Would Like to Thank
Mr. Barchie & Our Local
Jackson Rotary Club 
For Donating Dictionaries To Our Third Graders

Below - Students receiving their new dictionaries!

(Students Find New & Exciting Info)

(Mr. Barchie answering student questions!)

Students were so excited to not only have the correct spellings and definitions at their fingertips, but were amazed over the amount of information that these books contain. Everything from how to do sign language to reading a map to understanding the elements and symbols of the periodic table is included! What fun our children will have with this resource!

Welcome To The Switlik Website
Home of The Panthers

* Parents - Please Check The Switlik "E-Back Pack" & Webpage Often For Current News & Information!

Switlik Spirit Days
September 18th - School Pride, Wear Red/Black
October 9th - Wear Green for Respect
January 15th - Bucketfilling Day - Wear Florescent Colors
February 26th - Crazy Hair Day
March 18th - Crazy Hat Day
May 27th - Red, White & Blue for Memorial Day

Board Briefs

"Pride in Education"

On behalf of the JEA,
you are invited to read
about the great things
going on in our schools!

JEA Newsletter

Does Your Child Want to
Play a Sport Next Year?

Reserve Your Spot for
Sports Physicals
June 1 and June 6

Sign up now!

Select "READ MORE"
below to learn how to SIGN UP for a physical and what you will need to BRING WITH YOU.



Jackson's Junior Art & Musical Theater Summer Camp

June 27 through July 15
9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Spend your summer at the district’s
Junior Art & Musical Theater Summer Camp!

Open to Jackson students
ages 8-13.

Three-week program includes
art design, props design,
costume design, vocal coaching, dance routines, acting and a musical theater performance!

Flyer and Pamphlet

Registration Form

Deadline to Register is June 17
Don't delay!
(Space is limited to 35 students!)

Lights... Camera... Summertime!

Jackson Digital Media Academy's
Film and Television
Summer Camp
Short Films: June 23 - July 1
TV Production: July 5 - July 13
Music Videos: July 18 - July 26

Open to all students
currently in grades 5-12
(Students from outside the district may also attend.)

Want to learn how to make a short film, produce a television show or create your own music video using state-of-the-industry equipment and techniques?
Sign up now!

Flyer and Registration Form
Deadline to Register: June 10th

Jackson School District

July 18 - 21:
Rising 6th & 7th Graders

July 25 - 28:
Rising 8th and 9th Graders

8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
at Jackson Memorial HS

Spend a week this summer at the district's STEM Summer Camp.

This program will feature
HANDS-ON activities and fun learning in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math.

Open to students entering
Grades 6 through 9 in the fall.

Registrations due by June 15.
See the information below!

STEM Camp Flyer

Registration Form

Begin Soon

PARCC Grades 3-8 Begins April 5

PARCC in HS Begins May 16

NJASK Science Tests
(Grades 4 & 8) are on May 25

Check Out Our Page

All PARCC Testing Dates
Understand Your Scores
Learn About Our Grading Changes
Resources & Sample Tests
Read our FAQ

 District Calendar

Also, See the Revised
Current School Year
2015-2016 Calendar 
FYI: These documents are always available on the district website under the "Calendar''
link on the top of the page.

Tentative Budget
Introduced May 14th.

See Full Document
on Budget Page
Jackson Board of Education
"Building a Budget''
Meeting Schedule & Info

Visit the
BOE Budget Page for our "Building a Budget'' presentation schedule

and info on how you can
offer your input on the budgeting process.

Jackson School District Curriculum Online


We are proud to announce the launch of a new website that has a searchable database of the approved curriculum in the Jackson School District.

This resource, known as the
Rubicon Atlas Curriculum Program, provides public access to our most up-to-date curriculum, including overviews of content by grade level, unit summaries and the essential questions students are expected to be able to answer upon completion of each unit.

To get started, click on the icon above. Select the “Browse’’ tab to see a list of courses, or begin searching by grade and subject on your own.

For now, the site features our complete curriculum in the areas of English Language Arts, Math, Social Studies, Physical Education and Health and World Language. This site will be a living database that will be updated as we update our curriculum to be fully aligned with state standards. (e.g. Science, Music, Art, Business, Technology).

We are proud of our curriculum and we hope you will enjoy being able to take a first-hand look at all the ways we strive to help students excel.

District Happenings

It may be freezing out, but...
It's Time to Think Spring and Summer!
Get your little ones ready for
Kindergarten or 1st Grade.
How about summer music programs or
piano or guitar or drum lessons? 
Or gymnastics, karate, drawing or CSI?
There are SO MANY Summer School Programs Available!
Jackson Community School
Spring/Summer 2016

Spring/Summer 2016 Brochure

Look Today!


Do you have difficulty communicating with your child? 
Would you like to learn new approaches that bring out positive results both behaviorally and academically?

Free and Open to All Elementary School Parents
Join Us for a Light Meal, too!
Free Childcare!

Sessions in mornings, afternoon and evenings to accommodate parents at four different schools on various dates between January and April.

Attend ANY session at ANY school - Open to all ages and grades!

There is no cost to attend, but you must register, as space is limited. 



See Our New Page!! 

PARCC Testing Dates
Understand Your Scores
Learn About Our Grading Changes
Find Resources and Sample Tests
Read our FAQ

Does Your Child Want to Play a Middle School or High School Sport Next Year?

Remember to hand in your completed Pre-Participation Physical Packets to Your Child's Middle School or High School.
 IF you are participating in any school sponsored athletic activity that takes place during the summer time (i.e. fall sports) you must have a current athletic physical.

 Note: Completed JMHS forms may be dropped off to Jackson Liberty High School's Athletic Department during the summer months.

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News & Info About
Your Child's Education

Principal's Message


Dear Switlik Families,

Thank you to our Parent Teacher Network in providing our Switlik Staff with a wonderful luncheon in support of Teacher Appreciation Day! The daily treasures and raffles throughout the week truly made staff feel very special. Thank you for your thoughtfulness and for the greatest gift of all- your time. We also thank our Switlik Family for all of their continuous support to our fundraisers and school events.  We are definitely a "Bucket Filing" Community!

Box Tops:  Clip box tops and earn cash for the Switlik PTN.  Our goal this year is to raise $5,000.00 by just cutting Box Tops!  The class that collects the most each month wins a munchkin and juice party!  For a list of participating Box Top products, visit 

First Grade Visits Insectropolis:  On April 26th, our First Grade classes visited Insectropolis.  The students enjoyed learning a wealth of information about insects.  They were given the opportunity to touch “Rosy the Tarantula,” “Spike the Beetle” and “Pepper the Millipede.”  Though some of the children were hesitant to touch, most braved it out and explored.  Lots of laughs and learning was had by all.  Thank you to our wonderful PTN for providing this unique learning experience for our students.

Special Education Advisory Committee:  Jackson School District Special Education Department presents Parent Information Expo on Monday, May 9, 2016 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Jackson Liberty High School (IMC).  The following organizations will be present to share important information for parents:  CentraSate Hospital’s Aqua Therapy Program, Celtic Charms Horseback Riding, ARC of NJ, AllCare Therapy Services, Amramp Home Mobility Design, Dr. Beam Chiropractic and Challenger Sports.

Attention 5th Grade Parents:  All 5th Grade Parents are invited to attend Coffee with the Principal on May 13th at 9:30 a.m. at Goetz Middle School.  You will gain valuable insight regarding transitioning successfully to the middle school environment.

5th Grade Health Talk:  On May 18th, 5th grade students will be participating in a health talk.  These classes deal with Human Growth and Development, and are separated by gender.  Our Physical Education Teachers will talk to the boys and girls separately.  Please see our website for more information.

Kathleen McKiernan

Please click here to read our full Principal's Message

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

Clifford Menafra
(732) 415-7020
Switlik S
Anti-Bullying Specialist

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