School Calendar

Wednesday, November 26
Shortened Day for Students
Shortened Day
Thursday, November 27
Schools Closed
Thanksgiving Break
Friday, November 28
Schools Closed
Thanksgiving Break
Mon, Dec 1 - Fri, Dec 5
Holiday Shop-Gym Lobby-Switlik
Saturday, December 6
9:00 AM Breakfast with Santa-APR/Holiday Shop-Gym Lobby-Switlik


Today, 11/26/2014
High: 44 Low: 41
89% chance of precipitation.
Tomorrow, 11/27/2014
High: 40 Low: 31
Rain/snow likely
56% chance of precipitation.

Switlik Announcements

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

I Have Just One Question For You...

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


Thank You Mr. Michael Gormley
Jackson Rotary Club

Recently, The Rotary Club of Jackson Township donated student dictionaries to our entire third grade. Students will use these learning tools as they strive to become better spellers, writers and vocabulary super-stars!

From All of Us - THANK YOU!

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

Sumdog Student All-Stars

Our Current Top Users
Megan Anderson
Kamile Makseltye
Dominique Lopez

Talia Falcone
Hailey Starr

*Megan Answered 3884 Questions This Past Week!

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

Switlik PTN McDonald's Night
Thanks To All Who Attended

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!

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


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.

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 Secret Butterfly Garden!

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

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:


The Jackson Community School
Fall 2014 Brochure
is available ONLINE.

Look Today!

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

Principal's Message

Dear Switlik Families,

It seems like we just started school, and here we are into the holiday season….The Switlik Staff extends warm wishes with family and friends during this Thanksgiving Season!

As we enter this time of year, we all pause to reflect on what we are thankful for, being a part of the Switlik community is toward the top of my list.  Switlik is a place where dedicated parents provide numerous hours of support in more ways than we could ever count; where teachers make a daily commitment to provide the very best for every student in their classroom, and where our students brighten our hallways with their smiles and laughter…..whose pursuit for learning inspires us all.

Next week will be a short week so that we may take time to celebrate with our families, the traditions of Thanksgiving.  Switlik School will be on a shortened day’s schedule on Wednesday, November 26th, students will be released at 1:35 p.m.  School will be closed on Thursday, November 27th and Friday, November 28th in celebration of Thanksgiving. 


Kathleen McKiernan, Principal

Please click here for 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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