School Calendar

Thursday, November 6
Schools Closed
NJEA Convention
Friday, November 7
Schools Closed
NJEA Convention
Tue, Nov 11 - Thu, Nov 13
School Store-Gym Lobby-Switlik
Tuesday, November 11
Board of Ed - Workshop Meeting
5:30 PM @ Administration Building
K-8 Marking Period Ends


Today, 10/31/2014
High: 57 Low: 35
Mostly clear
5% chance of precipitation.
Tomorrow, 11/1/2014
High: 53 Low: 45
Rain likely
70% chance of precipitation.

Switlik Announcements

Switlik Website/App of The Month!
(Click Image for Link)

Write URL
On This Website, You May Type Up Your Own "Diary" or Short Stories!
It's an On-Line Word Document - Similiar to Microsoft Office!
Great Practice Typing For Chromebooks


IXL is great for teachers, students, and parents. You may practice up to 10 standardized test style questions per day from a variety of skills - WITHOUT a subscription! Great teaching tool to review, practice or utilize for "do now" practice assignments!

Switlik Elementary School is...

"Bucket Filling School"

What It Means
Being a "Bucket Filler" means that you took the time to be nice to someone and it also means that you said something like - "Good morning, how are you?"
If you are a "Bucket Filler" than you are exactly the opposite of a bully. Bullies are people that intentionally hurt your feelings just for fun. It could be physical bullying, verbal bullying, any type at all!
If you can, try not to be a bully or a bystander. Don't be the victim either. Instead be the person who helps the victim, which is pretty much what it is to be a "Bucket Filler!"
Sophia Xia - 5th Grade, Switlik School


Bucket Fillers

We Proudly Acknowledge

Alexandria Capizzano, Alex McGrath, Hailey Mitrosky, Michael Schmidt, A.J. Staffieri, Sean Mercer, Akeem Moko, Ava Engle, Brandan Tildsley, Miles Guiomar, Cole Cummings, Hailey Norville, Isabella Porazzo, Ryann Sadlowski, Aidan Sweeney, Kamila Bieszczad, Devin Van Dorpe, Amanda Amerman, Liam Torchia, Joshua Sosner, Edward Rasiewicz.

(Any Spelling Errors - E-mail

Staff Members

Mrs. Patricia Ackerman


Red Ribbon Week
October 27th - 31st

Monday - I "Can" Make Good Choices Drug Free!
Bring a Canned Food Item

Tuesday - I "Mustache" You Not to Do Drugs!
Wear Your Artistic Mustaches

Wednesday - My Character Counts, I'm Drug Free!
Bring Your Favorite Book

Thursday - Hats Off to Being Drug Free!
Wear Your Craziest Hat

Friday - Say "BOO" to Drugs!
Wear Your Costume

Sumdog Student All-Stars

Our Current Top Users
Ethan Miller
Natalie Pearce
Matthew Hamdi
Babajide Gbadamosi
Molly Alexander

*Megan Answered 1595 Questions w/ 95% Accuracy

Switlik School Champion ~ 5th Grader
Ocean County Contest - October 2014
Aidan Borden

On Tuesday 10/21
irds of Prey
Arrived at Switlik School
(5th Grade Assembly)

Then The Storm Clouds Rolled In

So We ALL Flew Inside To The Gym

King Mathews & His Merry Court Jester
Remind You To Read 30 Minutes Every Night!

Otherwise Empress McQuade Will Be Looking For You!


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.

Come to Switlik's Parent University Night on Tuesday, October 28th , 2014 @ 7:00PM. . This informational evening will demonstrate how to use the Jackson School District e-book collection. Parents will learn how to log in to this system and how to successfully find and download the just right e-book for your child. Time will be allotted for you and your child to check out the system on our Chromebooks.

Why come? understanding and utilizing this electronic system can be especially helpful at project time. Come and learn more about this valuable tool which is only a click away!

Please call the school to register.

Switlik PTN McDonald's Night
(Click Image for Flyer/Voucher)

Tuesday November 4th
County Line Road - Shoprite Plaza

Week of Respect & Fire Safety Week

(Our Thursday 10/9 "Walk of Respect")

(Our "Week of Respect" Hallway Decor)

Click Above For Informative Videos & Activities

(Designed by Mrs. Ackerman's 3rd Grade Class)

Switlik Teachers Challenge
The Harlem Wizards
(Click Image For Flyer & Ticket Info)

Jackson Memorial Gymnasium
Wednesday, November 12th

Switlik Secret Butterfly Garden!

Our School Grounds Look FANTASTIC
Thanks To All Our PTN Beautification Volunteers, Switlik Girls Scouts and Jackson School District Grounds Staff!

Switlik's "Walk To Remember"
All Branch Service Men & Women
Tuesday September 30th
Thank You Mr. Neff & Mr. Rosenzweig!
We Also Thank All Veteran's For Their Service!

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 ***

Click Image Below For Selections Form

UPDATED - Yearbook Flyer
(Click Image Below for Link)

Switlik School News

Switlik PTN Chairs Recognized for School Promethean Board Donations

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!

District Happenings

“They didn’t do math this way when I was a kid!’’

“When I was in school, we just read – 
we didn’t have to worry about all this other stuff.’’

Do you find yourself saying
(or thinking) things like this?
Are you sometimes afraid to open that backpack to see what kind of “homework monster’’ lives in there?

The Jackson School District’s
Parent University can help!

Upcoming sessions:
Oct. 22, 23, 28
Plus More All Year

Click Image for Schedule
and More Information

These sessions are open to ALL parents. Free child care is available.
You are welcome and encouraged to attend a session at ANY of these schools!

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:


The Jackson Community School
Fall 2014 Brochure
is available ONLINE.

Look Today!

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,


Our wonderful PTN has done it again!  Our Family Fall Festival was a huge success.  The festivities started as excited children dressed up in their favorite costumes and enjoyed a parade around the gym with so many adoring parents, grandparents and guests as on lookers. The gym lobby displayed Fall Dessert Decorating entries and parents and children had the opportunity to partake in an auction to win one of the unique pumpkins decorated by a staff member.  Over fifteen crafts and games were stationed in the gym and all purpose room throughout the evening- prizes, treats, fun and smiles were enjoyed by all. To top the evening, everyone bounced and skipped to the beat of a DJ – children played a variety of organized festive activities!   We would like to thank Mrs. Schleckser, Mrs. Skvarenina, and Mrs. Walters, our extraordinary volunteers, our exceptional staff and everyone who participated, whether you were at the event or volunteered to help behind the scenes. Special thanks to our “Bucket Filling” students who respected our building, our custodial staff who always transforms our building back into tip top shape and Jackson’s Security Staff- Nick Linier; the safety and security of our community is always our top priority!  It goes without saying that our Family Fall Festival was the highlight of the week!   I invite you to keep the calendar page of this newsletter as a handy way to refer to special events. The following are a few highlights from the calendar for October and November:

  • 10/27-10/31 – Red Ribbon Week
  • 10/28 – Parent University Night/7:00 - 8:00 p.m.

  • 10/31 – Fall Festival Parties

  • 11/4 – McDonald’s Night

  • 11/6-7 – School Closed – NJEA Teacher’s Convention

  • 11/12 – Harlem Wizards Fundraiser/7:00-9:00 p.m.

  • 11/17-21 – American Education Week

  • 11/21 – Report Cards Available to Parents


Kathleen McKiernan


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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