School Calendar

Tuesday, August 19
Board of Ed - Business Meeting
7 PM @ Fine Arts Center, JMHS
Tuesday, August 26
Board of Ed - Business Meeting
5:30 PM @ Administration Building
Personnel items only
Monday, September 1
Schools Closed
Labor Day
Tuesday, September 2
Teachers Report
Wednesday, September 3
First Day of School for Students


Today, 7/24/2014
High: 83 Low: 65
Chance thunderstorms
40% chance of precipitation.
Tomorrow, 7/25/2014
High: 84 Low: 63
Mostly sunny
3% chance of precipitation.

Switlik Announcements

Enrollment for the 2014-2015 JACKSON CHILD CARE ACADEMY Child Care Program has begun.  To register, please visit the Jackson Child Care Academy link:

Please note that in order for your child(ren) to attend Child Care on the first day of school, September 3, 2014, payment and the registration form must be submitted and received by the Child Care offices (located in at the Goetz School – Trailer “I”) no later than Friday, August 15th

If you have any questions about our programs and would like to speak to someone directly, please visit the link above for an email link and/or call the Child Care offices directly at  (732) 833-4677 OR (732)833-4637.

Please remember that the LAST day for registration to ensure child care placement for the FIRST day of school is August 15th.  Registration information/requests/payments received after that date will NOT be able to start child care services until the SECOND or THIRD week of school.  Due to safety and procedural concerns, exceptions WILL NOT be made regarding this deadline of August 15th.

Continue to enjoy these summer days!

Best Wishes For a Happy Retirement
Mrs. Timko & Mrs. Wilder

Switlik School is better off for having you as part of our family. 
We will miss you both very much!

Congrats & Best of Luck

witlik 5th Graders 

We Will Miss You!

Goetz Middle School Incoming Class!

Some Pictures From Our 5th Grade Carnival
The Last Day of School!!!

Summer Reading Challenge!

Prevent the Summer Slide!
Read Every Day & Night!

(Click Image Above For Summer Log)




What are you doing this Summer?


Want to get a head start on 6th grade band?

You can learn how to play your instrument over the summer!

Why not begin when you have plenty of time to practice?

Classes run June 30 - August 12

*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!

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
May 2014 Edition

District Happenings

Are You the Parent of a Child
Entering 6th GRADE or Pre-School Next Year?

 Read more about immunizations that are required before your child can begin school next year.


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

Principal's Message

Dear Switlik Families:

As the school year ends, you begin your summers, enjoy time with your families, and remember to reflect on the important things life has to offer… I know that there are many successes and accomplishments that our teachers and students have to reflect upon and celebrate.  I am thankful that I work with such a talented, dedicated and enthusiastic group of educators who always has the best interest of “our children” as their top priority!

We say good bye to our fifth grade students. We hope you take many good memories of the years spent here with you as you leave.  Many new and exciting opportunities await you at the Goetz Middle School. Take advantage of them and remember to choose to make each day there a good one. Continue to be a Bucket Filler! 

Please do not forget about the value of continued learning; do not let anyone take a vacation from reading!  Involvement in reading during the summer months leads to better academic performance when children return to school in the fall. Please continue to encourage your child to read; once again Switlik will take part in the Switlik Summer Reading Challenge! Our summer goal is to read 100 steps or 1500 minutes. It’s simple; have your child read 15 minutes each day (that’s 1 step) and every third day do 2 steps and you will hit the target by summer’s end.  Additional log sheets can be downloaded from the Switlik web site if needed.

I also encourage you to take advantage of the different math web sites provided on your child’s teacher’s class web page.  They will provide your child with activities and games to practice and to stay sharp with math facts over the summer.

Thank you to our Parent Teacher Network; our extraordinary parents, guardians, grandparents and community members for their endless generosity, support and dedication to the all the children in the Switlik community!  

On behalf of the Switlik Staff, we wish all of you a happy, healthy and safe summer. The portal will be available online Wednesday, June 24th to review your child’s report card.  We look forward to seeing everyone in September! School starts September 3, 2014.

Kathleen McKiernan, Principal

Plan Ahead:

Back-To-School Nights:

September 11th – K & 1

September 15th – 2 & 3

September 18th – 4 & 5

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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