School Calendar

Tuesday, December 23
Shortened Day for Students
Shortened Day
Wednesday, December 24
Schools Closed
Winter Break
Thursday, December 25
Schools Closed
Winter Break
Friday, December 26
Schools Closed
Winter Break
Monday, December 29
Schools Closed
Winter Break


Today, 12/17/2014
High: 52 Low: 32
Partly sunny
7% chance of precipitation.
Tomorrow, 12/18/2014
High: 43 Low: 30
Partly sunny
8% chance of precipitation.

Switlik Announcements

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

Ms. Tina DelSontro & Ms. Yael Cohen

Sumdog Student All-Stars

Our Current Top Users
Dominique Lopez
Megan Anderson
Julian Mignone
Emily Anderson
Michelle Gasser

Mr. Autenrieth Will Be Tracking All Student Use Between December 24th Through January 4th. When We Return on Monday January 5th, Our Top User Will Be Announced & Receive a Pizza Lunch (Date TBD).

One Winner - Based On Whoever Answered The Most Questions During This Time Period!

100 Book Challenge
Golden Book Awards!

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

Switlik Celebrates All Seasons!

Our School Grounds Look Chilly!
(Unfortunately Winter Is Now Here!)

Thanks To All Our PTN Beautification Volunteers, Switlik Girls Scouts and Jackson School District Grounds Staff!
The Property ALWAYS Looks Wonderful!

(Taken October 2014)

Teachers Using Technology @ Switlik

Example ~ Mr. A's Class Creating PowerPoints Formula Slides For Each New Lesson, Shape, Concept, etc.

At Switlik School, all of our dedicated staff have been incorporating the latest technology into their classroom teaching. For example, we have various classes excited to use our Chromebook Carts daily. These allow for instruction to be enhanced by on-line tests, web based research, and skill reinforcement. Just this past week, Mrs. Scattergood had her 3rd grade class use the chromebooks to access their most recent topic test via a website link and Google Doc. Mr. Mathews had his 5th grade class do the same, but instead used an iPad tablet. With such teaching tools at our disposal, students are working on improving their mastery of math concepts by using the IXL, SumDog, and ABCYA websites. Additionally, students in 5th grade will soon be incorporating technology into their Social Studies as they travel "The Oregon Trail."

With all our learning tools, including Digital Cameras, iPads, Promethean Boards, and Mobile Chromebooks, etc. - our students and staff are gaining and always improving the necessary skills needed for the current age we live in - and we will all only get smarter as the technology becomes smaller, faster, and more affordable for us all!

witlik PTN Holiday Breakfast
Thanks To Our Switlik PTN For Another Wonderful Event & To All Our Friends Who Attended!

(Above - Many of Our Students, Staff & PTN Volunteers)

(Above - Rachel Engle Stamping Out Holiday Buttons)

Our December Message
Giving The Gift of Friendship

Completed By Our Caring First Grade Classes!

Welcome To The Switlik Website
Home of The Panthers

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

2014 - 15 "Spirit Day" Schedule
***Click Panther Logo Above ***

Switlik School News
2nd Grade Promethean Boards Are Now Operational

Above - Mrs. Wardell and Students Completing Interactive Vocabulary Lessons

Switlik PTN Chairs Recognized for School Promethean Board Donations

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


Bucket Fillers

We Proudly Acknowledge

George Fiore, Jacob Yudman, Violet Roman, Casey Demuth, Shane Swarner, Vincent Castellano, Nicholas Franceschi, Lyla Norville, Wyatt Williams, Christian Danza, Lila Martinez, Cooper Charzewski, Dylan Young, Hailey Carisdeo, Alessandra Cronier, McKenna Brady, Kailey Seawright, Allie Kennedy, Bernardo Chavez, Evan Archer, Sean Burke, Hailey Cavanaugh, Sanah Iyer, Reese Miller, Nah'Zon Stewart, Carly Cooke, Alivia Delgardio, Drew Finnerty, Sean Noble, Cael Huxford, Chloe Messer, Maite Chanes, Denzel Allia, Corey Pushko, Emily Stearn, Alexa Raynor, Alli Kossman, Cailee McGinness.

(Any Spelling Errors - E-mail

Staff Members
Lynn Kostulakos, Suzanne Neri, Dana Citron, JoAnne Murray


Veteran's Day Assembly
Mr. Rosenzweig discusses the POW/MIA Flag
Switlik School Students!
We Salute Our Veteran's

Special Thanks To Our Local Active Jackson Residents
We Appreciate Everything You Do!

Switlik's "Walk To Remember"
All Branch Service Men & Women

Thank You Mr. Neff & Mr. Rosenzweig!
We Also Thank All Veteran's For Their Service!

Switlik Students & Staff Meet
The H
arlem Wizards

ackson Memorial Gymnasium


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

"Pride in Education"

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

JEA Newsletter
December 2014 Edition

District Happenings

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:


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

Principal's Message

Dear Switlik Families,

It is hard to believe that nearly half of the school year is over, and that we are preparing for the holiday break. Our students and staff will be away from school beginning on December 24th, with students returning on January 5th.   As we enter a busy season, I ask that you maintain the focus on reading nightly with your students, and to take as much care as possible to promote good attendance. Our school year is moving along quickly and we continue to work as hard as possible.


As a reminder, Switlik will have an early dismissal on Tuesday, December 23rd.  This will be a Kindergarten Overlap Day.  All PM Kindergarten students will arrive at 11:05 on this day.  ALL students in Grades K-5 will be dismissed at 1:35 p.m.  Please see schedule below:

Grades 1-5

9:05 a.m. – 1:35 p.m.


9:05 a.m. – 11:35 a.m.


11:05 a.m. – 1:35 p.m.

Holiday Fesitivites will take place on Friday, December 19th for all grade levels.   Please be cognizant of our entry procedures for our Winter Holiday Celebration.  All guests planning to attend classroom celebrations are asked to park in the designated area outside of the gym entrance.  All guests are asked to enter and sign in with our receptionists located in the gym lobby.  It is district policy that a photo identification is presented to our reception area each and every time you enter our school.  Absolutely no one will be permitted to participate unless they are signed in and are presented with their visitor’s badge.  Your badge must be on you at all times while you are on school premises.  We discourage you from signing your child out after the Winter Holiday Celebration, as there will be instructional time for the remainder of that day.

We are proud of our school and look forward to continued success as we work together to provide the best possible experiences and successes for all our students.  We continue to thank our parents for the extensive support that we receive from you.  I wish each of our families a safe, healthy, and happy holiday season. We will see you in 2015!


Kathleen McKiernan, Principal

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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