School Calendar

Mon, Nov 30 - Fri, Dec 4
9:15 AM-Switilik-Holiday Shop
Saturday, December 5
9:00 AM-Switlik-Breakfast With Santa - APR
Wednesday, December 9
9:15 AM - Switlik-Picture Make Up Day
Tuesday, December 15
Board of Ed - Business Meeting
6:30 PM @ Administration Building
This will be a Committee of the Whole Meeting and a Business Meeting combined.
Agendas will be posted the day before the meeting.
Wednesday, December 23
Shortened Day for Students
Shortened Day for All Students


Today, 12/1/2015
High: 55 Low: 48
Rain likely
73% chance of precipitation.
Tomorrow, 12/2/2015
High: 58 Low: 39
Rain showers likely
74% chance of precipitation.

Switlik Announcements

Switlik Elementary School is...

"Bucket Filling School"

Bucket Fillers

We Proudly Acknowledge

Ava Rocha, Aidan Ballas, Tara Steppat, Nicholas Rodriguez, Brooklyn Feder, Shane Swarner, Nicolas Franceschi, Brandon Wilson, Bethany DelPozo, Landon Brower, Samantha Chmura, Sydney Negron, Wyatt Williams, Lilly Ford, Frank Mycek, Haley DiAnthony, Isabella Perez, Kailey Seawright, Emma Vela, Anthony Gruiero, Riley Hubart, Joey Baccetta, Samantha Libby, Jennifer Dellocono, Jovani Hallihan, Jamie Shpak, Vianna Scollo, Renee Wanzor, Sean Kas, Tim Devita, Eizael Gelpi, Angelina Pluchino, Darren Butler, Justin Perillo, Cambria Rutkowski, Molly Newhook.

(Any Spelling Errors - E-mail

Staff Members

Ms. Baez, Mrs. Decker, Mrs. Kossman, Miss Zaninelli, Mrs. DeBenedetto, Ms. Montenero, Mr. Morgan.


As the Winter Season Quickly Approaches, Please Remember To Wear Your Jackets, Hats, and Gloves Daily!

From the Switlik PTN Yearbook Committee

2016 Yearbook Order Form Flyer
(Click Image Below)

5th Grade Ads & Baby Photo Submissions
(Click Image Below)

Honor Our Veterans!
Every day we strive to recognize and appreciate all those who have served, sacrificed and supported our United States Armed Forces!

Switlik School Salutes ALL Who Served Our Country
Students were recently visited by former Jackson School District Principal and Vietnam War Veteran Mr. Barry Rosenzweig along with local Veteran Mr. Neff. Students were able to learn about many of the sacrifices that both past and present United States Servicemen & Servicewomen have made. Some questions asked by the students and discussed by our visiting heroes were the origins of The Star Spangled Banner, the different wars that our country was involved in, the names of our different military branches, and information about some of our local war veterans and the organizations that support them within the township.
Walk to Remember
Our Students Honor Their Relatives, Neighbors, & Friends Who Protect Us!

We Will Never Forgot Those Who Sacrificed!

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!

Thanks to Boy Scout Pack 104
For Sprucing Up Our "GREAT Pumpkin" Patch Court Yard

Ready For The Kindergarten Pumpkin Hunt!

Thanks To All Who Supported
Our Switlik All-Stars vs. The Harlem Wizards

Our Top iPad IXL Users
Week of November 25th!



Switlik Pumpkin Decorating Contest

"Students Exercising Their Right to Vote!"

Complete & Return To Switlik School 

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

District Happenings


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. 



Notice - Monday, Nov. 2, 2015
New Procedures for Visiting Schools

We are pleased to share with you some updates to our procedures for visiting our schools. These changes were developed in collaboration with our district security staff, receptionists and the Jackson Township Police Department and represent our continued effort to evaluate our security needs and make changes when necessary.
Why are we making these modifications?

It is important for our staff to be able to focus on their primary mission – to educate our students and to keep them safe. We want to limit situations that draw focus away from those goals so we can continue to provide a safe and secure environment.

Select Image Above to Read
Superintendent's Letter About Changes

See Our New Page!! 

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

The Jackson Community School
Fall 2015 Brochure
is available ONLINE.

Look Today!

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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Principal's Message



Dear Switlik Families,

Before sending your child out to the bus stop or dropping them off at school, please take a few moments to make sure that they are dressed appropriately for the weather. Dressing your child in multiple light layers is recommended so that they can remove the top layer if they get too warm while indoors. When it gets cold outside, it also gets cold inside the building as well. Don’t be afraid to ask your children whether or not they are comfortable while they are at school; they will often tell you if they are too hot, or too cold in their classrooms.

We thank you for visiting us during American Education and Conference Week, and for being a part of all our school initiatives, programs and fundraisers.  As you continue to work with your children and reflect on their progress, please keep in mind that daily instruction is critical to their academic achievement.  While attendance is important on a daily basis, their timely arrival each day is also a significant factor for their success.  We will continue to work in partnership with your children each and every day, so they can work and learn to the best of their abilities.  Please continue to read with your child each night and complete those reading logs.  Two steps each night! 

Please keep your extended “Switlik Family” in your thoughts during this Holiday Season.  Switlik School will be on a shortened day schedule on Wednesday, November 25th, students will be released at 1:35 p.m.  School will be closed on Thursday, November 26th and Friday, November 27th in celebration of Thanksgiving. 

Report Cards:  Please be sure you are ready to access your child’s report card on the district portal website.  Report cards will be available on the portal to parents on Tuesday, November 24th.  Also please remember that if your Portal login does not work, please try the 'Forgot My Password' link above BEFORE contacting support, as most issues will be resolved through that feature. Please note that the "Forgot Password'' link will work only with parents who have an e-mail as their login ID. For questions or problems with your login IDs or password (or if you do not have them), please send an e-mail to and include your name and phone number, as well as your child's name, school, grade, student ID number and the problem you are experiencing and we will respond to you as quickly as possible.

Kathleen McKiernan, Principal

Please click here to read our full Principal's Message

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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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