School Calendar

Saturday, April 25
8:00 AM Clothing Drive-Loading Dock-Switlik
Monday, April 27
PARCC Testing
Grade 3 - Literacy
Tuesday, April 28
PARCC Testing
Grade 3 Math
Board of Ed - Business Meeting
7 PM @ Fine Arts Center, JMHS
Public Hearing on Budget
Agenda will be posted the day before the meeting
Wednesday, April 29
PARCC Testing
Grade 3 Math


Today, 4/25/2015
High: 62 Low: 37
Partly sunny
5% chance of precipitation.
Tomorrow, 4/26/2015
High: 63 Low: 42
Partly sunny
9% chance of precipitation.

Switlik Announcements

Spring Break 100 Book Challenge
Pizza Lunch Award

Congrats To All Our Top Readers 

Special thanks to Jackson District Superintendent Dr. Genco for taking the time out of his extremely busy schedule to join us. It was a pleasure for our students to have this opportunity where they were able to discuss various school topics with you. They also enjoyed getting to know you on a more personal level - especially in learning about your love for horseback riding!

The Fourth Graders in Mrs.Hughes & Mrs. Barth's Class Present....

A Class Project For Our Community

Storm Water Runoff Collection Barrel

(Incorporating Science, Art and Civil Service)

VOTE FOR # 23 - Click Image Below!

We Are Entry #23

100 Book Challenge
Golden Book Awards!
March Recipients

Kindergarten - Ms. Davis & Ms. Robinson
1st Grade - Ms. Kahn
2nd Grade - Ms. Slomin & Ms. O'Donnell
3rd Grade - Ms. Padron & Ms. Zaninelli
4th Grade - Ms. Knigge
5th Grade - Ms. Levine

Switlik School Would Like to Thank Mr. Rory Wells,
Assistant Prosecutor From The Ocean County Prosecutor's Office

Mr. Wells attended a recent PTN meeting to speak with our parents about Cyber Bullying and Internet Safety. He was also welcomed back this month to speak with our students about digital use.

On April 16th the Switlik Elementary School, with support from the Jackson Rotary Club and the Jackson Education Association, presented our very first

Parents & Loved Ones Viewed Our Wonderful Collections of Written Works and Even Left  Sticky Note "Words of Praise" For Our Young Authors!

We Hoped You All Enjoyed This Event! 
Published pieces from our very own
Switlik's Authors of every age are currently on display in the hallways of our first floor for all to read, enjoy and compliment!

Thank You For Supporting This Wonderful Showcase!

*Special Recognition To Ms. Toddings & Ms. Hoermann's 4th Grade Class Who Will Receive an EXTRA Gym Period, Compliments of Mr. Hamdi & Ms. Mitchell

Switlik School Girl Scout Troop
Celebrates 103 Years of Service!

Thanks To All Our Switlik Volunteers
Switlik "Relay Recess Program" Wall

Switlik Elementary School is...

"Bucket Filling School"

What It Means
To be a "Bucket Filler" means that you respect people, properties, places, and things. For example - you have to show good behavior to follow classmates, teachers, parents, and even people that you don't even know. The famous phrase "Sticks and Stones may break your bones but words will never hurt me" actually isn't a good saying because words can be even more hurtful than being beat up!
Molly Hewitt - 5th Grade, Switlik School

To be a "Bucket Filler" means to be someone who is nice. For example if you hurt people's feelings you are a "Bucket Dipper." Bullies are people who hurt you and if the do that, don't just let it go - tell a teacher! You can also fill bucket's by just one word - HELLO! 
Samantha Russalesi - 5th Grade, Switlik School

February & March
Bucket Fillers

We Proudly Acknowledge


Keira Canada, Anthony Maglione, Dylan Oughton, Kaprice Shilba, JD Doerr, Vincent Castallano, Tanya Iyer, Brianna Andreacci, Wyatt Williams, Kyra Newhook, Parker Quinn, Riley Hubert, Leigha Giris, Danny Blackstone, Ava Hammond, Dominique Lopez, Lucas Nelson, Amber Strong, Sophia Devaney, Mikayla McGinnis, Julianna Gillespie, Stephen Wink, Justina Krieck, Vianna Scollo, Thomas Imperiale, Katelyn LaMorte, Luke Sienkiewicz, Mat Olah, Sean Logan, Josef Vito, Jameson Klinsky, Paige Hentz, Jaydon Goscinski, Madison Skroczky, Gianna Benjamin, Gabriella Rogers, Allison Barinas, Amber Williams, Jayden Halim, Michael Perez, Emily Anderson, Megan Anderson, Brianna Andreacci, Isabella Andreacci, Jacqueline Angeles, Jason Angeles, London Angeles.

Octavia Kozek, Dakota Scott, Bobby Capizzano, Ashley Bigelow, Brody Powers, Ariel Jacik, Vanessa Fuentes, Juliana Valle, Shayne Morrow, Annabel Swarner, Savanna Giliberti, Robert Pasqualini, Ashlee McKinnon, Dean Hamarich, Gabriella Dobek, Hallie Wiener, Lia Ashmeade, Victoria Johnson, Michelle Gasser, Matthew Kyle, Darren Butler, Drew Finnerty, Ireland Wagner, Anthony Palmeiri, Bailey Anderson, Avelina During, Madison Jacobs, Skyelar Smith, Tyler Charzewski, Bella Miller, Isabelle Benner
(Any Spelling Errors - E-mail

Staff Members

Faye Zaninelli, Lynn Kostulakos., Suzanne Neri, Kathleen McKiernan, Caitlyn Montenero, Cynthia Hemenway, Sharon Potenza, Melissa Otto, Nancy Knigge, Christine Wood


Jackson Bureau of Fire Safety

Division 1 Fire Prevention Poster Contest Winners

1st Place - Alexander Pentogenis

2nd Place - Ava Engle

3rd Place - Ismail Attia

Sumdog Student All-Stars

Week Ending 3/27
Rachel Croom
Megan Anderson
Lucas Stahlnecker
Gianna DiAmbrosio
Elizabeth Darrar

Our March Bulletin Board Message
Stop The Gossip, Do Not Text in School, Follow Directions, No Running in Hallways, No Shouting, NO BULLYING! RESPECT
Making Responsible Choices!

Click Image Below For Informative Slide Show!

Read Across America
Scholastic Book Raffle Winners

Scholastic All For Books Coin Challenge

Total Collected $3,402.91

Top Class Total 
Mrs. McElwee ($330.50)

Thank you to all who donated to this great cause. 

Jackson School District Elementary School
Congratulations To Our District Champion

(5th Grade - Ms. Cipully)

Above - Rohan Being Recognized @ Pep Rally

Congratulations To Switlik's 2014-15
Educators of The Year

Ms. Tina DelSontro & Ms. Yael Cohen

Our Mission Statement @ Switlik School...

(Artwork Created By Mrs. Miller)


Parent University  is a series of informational programs by the Jackson School District to help parents understand how they can help their children achieve even better success in school. These sessions are open to ALL parents.

Board Briefs

PUBLIC HEARING on Proposed Budget
will be held
Tuesday, April 28
7 p.m.
Fine Arts Center, JMHS 

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.

District Happenings

Get Educated on PARCC
and the Common Core Curriculum
and see our Testing Schedule

New Spring/Summer 2015

The Jackson Community School
Spring/Summer 2015 Brochure

is available ONLINE.

Look Today!

Let's Stay Healthy!
Protect Yourself From
Enterovirus D68
and Other Illnesses

According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), enterovirus D68 (EV-D68) infections have recently been documented across the United States. 

More info from the CDC
FAQ from the NJ Dept. of Health
Help Yourself:
Limit exposure to D68,
the flu and other viruses:
  • If you are sick, stay home.
  • Cover your mouth when you cough or sneeze.
  • Wash your hands.
  • Talk to Your Child: Select the image below for a graphic you can use to discuss these personal hygiene measures with your child.

Read More for
A Note From our School Nurses:


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Principal's Message



Dear Switlik Families,

The students in Mrs. Hughes and Mrs. Barth’s fourth grade class have taken the Rain Barrel Challenge!

They need your vote!!!

Vote for barrel #23!

As a class project, curriculum was integrated to engage children in the importance of the bay and how we can help protect our water quality and natural resources.   Children worked in teams to research the different animals that live in the Barnegat Water Shed before creating their class rain barrel. Please join us in helping all Switlik Elementary School children benefit having a “Barnegat Bay Festival” at our school!  The rain barrel with the most votes is rewarded with Barnegat Bay Festival Day at their school. 


Welcome Spring!  In the upcoming weeks, the weather will be getting warmer and children will be out on the playground everyday as the weather permits.  With warm weather upon us, for some, that means allergies.  Please make sure our nurse, Mrs. Kossmann,  knows of any allergies your child may suffer from.  We also keep an eye on asthma concerns since the children will spend more time outdoors running and playing hard.  Again, as the warm weather approaches, please be mindful of the district’s dress code policy and items that are not permitted (flip flops, tank tops, etc.) to ensure safety and compliance.  Please refer to the Switlik Handbook for any additional information.

Kindergarten Parents:  Kindergarten make-up days for three delayed openings and one early dismissal are scheduled for Tuesday, May 19th through Friday, May 22nd.  This means Kindergarten students for full day sessions (9:05 a.m.-3:10 p.m.).  The schedule is as follows:

·        Tuesday, May 19th – Kindergarten PM – Full Day

·        Wednesday, May 20th:  Kindergarten AM – Full Day

·        Thursday, May 21st:  Kindergarten AM – Full Day

·        Friday, May 22nd:  Kindergarten AM  -Full Day

Additional information to follow as we get closer to these dates.

Report Cards:  As we begin the final marking period of this school year, I am asking that you continue to encourage your children to read each evening and complete homework assignments, as this impacts their academic standing.  Please be sure to log onto the portal on Thursday, April 23rd, as report cards will be available. 


Kathleen McKiernan

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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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