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Monday, May 30
Schools Closed
SCHOOLS CLOSED
Please remember that in the event of unscheduled closings, holidays in the calendar may be eliminated. Please see the district calendar for more information.
Wednesday, June 1
Testing
Grade 4 - Makeups - NJ ASK Science
Monday, June 13
Shortened Day for Students
Shortened Day for All Students
Tuesday, June 14
Shortened Day for Students
Shortened Day for All Students
9:20-Switlik -5th Grade Moving Up Ceremony TENTATIVE

Switlik Announcements

On Friday May 20th We Presented...
Our Annual 5th Grade
Trashion Show




GREAT JOB TO ALL 5TH GRADERS!


Thank You PTN!
We Really Appreciate Everything You Do!

For Always Supporting Our Students @ Switlik,
Today We Honor You!








Switlik School Welcomes
Mr. Stanley
Switlik 

Mr. Stanley Switlik Speaking To Our 4th Graders About The History of His Grandfather (Also Named Mr. Stanley Switlik), The Story of The Switlik Parachute Company, and His Contributions To Both Our Country & Local Community.



Switlik Elementary School is...

AN OFFICIALLY RECOGNIZED
"Bucket Filling School"

March & April
Bucket Fillers



We Proudly Acknowledge


Layne Barnes, Tanner Bernal, Sage Persons, Jaida Parikh, Alicia Mason, Kaylee Volkens, Donavan Spence, Oktavia Kozek, Jenarosa Devine, Jefferey Mendoza, Natalie Darrar, Kianna Thompson, Sydney Savage, Joleena Hady, Talon Miller, Jonathan Peten, Stefen Chan, Avery Simkins, Abigail Simpson, Virginia Alvarez, Rebecca Russalesi, Emily Stahlnecker, Emma Sosner, Anthony Hallihan, Cole Cummings, Joseph Dobek, Lia Ashmeade, Grace Hagemann, Megan Anderson, Emre Centes, James Garr, Talia Falcone, Joseph Vicari, Matthew Kyle, Riley Rogers, Sydney Martinez, Sage Persons, Brandi Voza, Peyton Fritch, Isais Esteves, Tyler Whyno, George Fiore, Jed Claassen, Giovanni Fortunato, Julianna Old, Sydney Savage, Jarron Dixon, Ashlyn Klinsky, Jordan Sampson, Alessandra Cronier, Olivia Ford, Riley Schultz, Emerson Matthews, Ava Hammond, Evan Archer, Kaylee Malysa, Kiley Alessio, Nazyia Moses, Ava Quiggle, Morgan Olah, Owen Cusanelli, Carly Cooke, Emre Cetintas, Isaiah Blakey, Richard Gann, Rylee Eads, Shaun Maglone.

(Any Spelling Errors - E-mail rpautenrieth@jacksonsd.org)


Staff Members
Ms. Witmer, Ms. Flannery, Ms. DelSontro, Ms. Decker, Ms. O'Connor, Ms. Sherman, Ms. Barth, Ms. Ackerman, Ms. Knigge, Ms. Smith, Ms. Neri, Ms. DeBenedetto, Ms. Toddings, Ms. Vlahos, Ms. Levine. Ms. Magee, Ms. Vulpis, Ms. Kossman, Ms. Potenza, Mr. Mathews, Ms. Bussanich, Ms. Citron, Ms. Clark, Ms. Jones, Mr. Autenrieth, Ms. Fox, Ms. Bonner, Ms. Slomin, Ms. Douvris, Ms. Murray, Ms. Camara, Ms. Martorana, Mr. Perinne, Ms. Padron, Ms. Crothers, Ms. Cipully, Ms. Pearsall, Ms. Zoni, Ms. Williams, Ms. Wardell, Ms. McKiernan, Ms. Bonino, Ms. Hoermann, Ms. Montenero, Ms. McQuade, Ms. McElwee, Ms. Pagano-Hein, Ms. Zaninelli, Ms. Gilmore, Ms. Pearsall, Mr. Morgan, Ms. Miller.

Special Recognition To All Who Assisted With Our Read Across America Festivities

Finally ~ An Extra Special Thanks To...

 Our Entire
Switlik PTN & School Community For Everything They Do!

CONGRATS ~ KEEP FILLING THOSE
BUCKETS!

Happening Now

Switlik School Receiving Our 2016
"Bucket Filler Welcome" Banner



Thanks To All Who Made This Happen!

From Our Main Office - Game Day Letter to Parents
Posted Friday May 13th, 2016

(Click Letter Below For Full View)



Police Unity Bike Tour
Switlik Students Cheering Our Heroes On!
May 9th, 2016
Organized in May 1997, the Mission of the Police Unity Tour is to raise awareness of Law Enforcement Officers who have died in the line of duty, as well as raise funds for the National Law Enforcement Officer's Memorial and Museum. 

Today Switlik Students Honor Their Courage & Commitment To Us!

















CLICK IMAGE FOR TICKET ORDERING INFORMATION!

CLICK ABOVE TO VIEW & PRINT ENTIRE FLYER


Click Here For Information Regarding 
Jackson District Grading Policies
2016-17

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!




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



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
https://youtu.be/CHNqqtxARLA
(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

NEW!!

Jackson School District
CAMP INVENTION



August 1st to August 4th
8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
at Johnson Elementary School
Open to students entering Grades 1 - 5

In partnership with the National Inventors Hall of Fame, the Jackson School District is pleased to offer the nationally-acclaimed Camp Invention program to children entering grades one through five. 

It's an exciting, summer adventure with lessons that explore connections between STEM and innovation.  Children will work together to seek solutions to real-world problems and sharpen critical 21st century learning skills while rotating through several fascinating modules. 

Read more...



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.

Read more...

REMINDER:
PARCC and NJASK Tests

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
Read more...

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
STEM SUMMER CAMP



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


New!!
2016-2017
 District Calendar
Approved

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.

UPDATE:
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.


NEW!
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
Brochure

Spring/Summer 2016 Brochure

Look Today!


BREAKTHROUGHS
IN
LEARNING

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. 

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER


Read more...

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.

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

Principal's Message









  

Dear Switlik Families,


Reading Festival:  Thank you in advance to all our parent volunteers for your time and teamwork in preparation for the “Switlik Reading Festival.”  I am so thrilled about involving our school community in such a positive and exciting way of sharing success!  I know the children, staff and you, our volunteers, are all going to enjoy the day’s planned festivities.  We are still in need of parent volunteers! 

The “Switlik Reading Festival” is scheduled for Thursday, May 26th and many volunteers are needed to make this day a true success.  Switlik students are committed to the challenge of meeting our school-wide reading goal of 600,000 steps for the 2015-2016 school year.  Students are devoted to reading their required two steps or thirty minutes each night for the month of May.  There will be obstacle courses, games, popcorn and a DJ.  There will also be a special Dunk Tank for those students who reached their reading goal every month.  At the event, the students will find out who is in the dunk tank – who will it be?  The principal, vice-principal, or your child’s teacher? 


We are in need of volunteers to assist with and monitor the games and obstacle courses.  If you are able to help, it would be greatly appreciated.  We are in need of volunteers to assist with and monitor the games and obstacle courses. If you are able to help, it would be greatly appreciated.  Click on this link for the online sign up sheet.  Please choose any of the slots you are available to assist!

Switlik Junior Troop 346 Bronze Award Blood Drive:  Be a Super Hero!  Host Location:  Jackson United Methodist Church, 68 Bennett’s Mills Road.  To schedule an appointment, visit http://www.redcrossblood.org/donating.blood.  Click:  START HERE (highlighted in green)..  Enter Zip Code:  08527 to “Find a Drive”  Scroll to May 26th.  Click:  Arrow next to Jackson Methodist Church.  Select:  your appointment time (you may need to create a Red Cross Log-in name).  Appointments are highly encouraged.


Switlik Art Museum:  Our building will be transformed into an amazing showcase of your children’s talent.  We hope you will have the opportunity to tour this magnificent display of work of art on Wednesday, May 25th.  Doors open at 6:00 p.m.


Sincerely,
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
chool
Anti-Bullying Specialist

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