School Calendar

Tue, Apr 15 - Fri, Apr 18
Schools Closed
Spring Break
Monday, April 21
NOTE - School is OPEN for all Students and Staff
As a result of the fifth snow day we encountered on Feb. 13th, this school day was reinstated into the district calendar. This will be a normal school day for all students.
K-8 Marking Period Ends
Tuesday, April 22
Board of Ed - Workshop Meeting
5:30 PM @ Administration Building
Friday, April 25
K-8 Report Cards Released on Portal


Today, 4/18/2014
High: 51 Low: 38
Mostly cloudy
12% chance of precipitation.
Tomorrow, 4/19/2014
High: 64 Low: 40
Partly sunny
9% chance of precipitation.

Switlik Announcements

Music in Our Schools Month
Poster Contest Winners

(Mr. Morgan w/ Our Student Artists!)

Switlik Spring Break
Reading Challenge!

(Click Above For Log)
Win "Lunch w/ The Principal!"

The top 2 students in each grade will enjoy lunch with
Mrs. McKiernan on Friday, April 25th.

Simply download the Spring Break Reading Log and start reading!

Winners will be announced on Wednesday 4/23!

Blue Claws Night
(Click Below for Flyer)

Monday May 19th @ 6:35 pm
(Click Image Above For Flyer)

Switlik Game Day Schedule

The Switlik PTN is happy to announce that they will be providing FREE t-shirts to all students for this year's GAME DAYS.  Teachers have selected their team colors.  Shirts will be distributed in week prior to the June game days.

Kindergarten (AM/PM): Monday, June 2

Grade 1: Monday, June 9th

Grade 2: Tuesday, June 10th

Grade 3: Wednesday, June 11th

Grade 4: Thursday, June 12th

Grade 5: Friday, June 13th 

Jackson School District 
Spelling Bee Overall Champion
5th Grader
Robert Bammann

("Bobby" Proudly Displaying His Trophy!)

Switlik Elementary School is...
"Bucket Filling School"

Bucket Fillers

We Proudly Acknowledge

Anna Cohen, Collin Forsythe, Jesse Butler, Gavin Powers, Kylie Cipully, Kiana Boshart, Michael Schmidt, Bailey Cirelli, Makayla Parikh, Olivia Ford, Jack Zeltner, Allison Vanderwood, Isabella Porazzo, Tyler Raskiewicz, Grace Hagemann, Ethan Miller, Julia Sargent, Gabe LaPiere, Jessica Walter, Brian Cooper, Jameson Klinsky, Nelson Arias, George Trembley, Ryan Kas, Chloe Lawler, Louis Fuentes,Troy DiStaso, Jeremy Haines, Marianna Iliads, Colin Carpenter, Matthew Longstreth, 

(Any Spelling Errors - E-mail

Staff Members
Ms. Sherman, Ms. Martinez, Ms. Barth, Ms. Boylan, Ms. Zoni, Ms. McQuade, Mr. Autenrieth, Ms. McKiernan, Ms. Cavaliero, Ms. Placek, Ms. Wilder, Ms. Miller, Ms. Lutkiewicz, Ms. Shroyer, Ms. Pearsall, Ms. Smith, Ms. Ms. Cadigan, Ms. Vulpis, Ms. O'Donnell, Ms. Roth, Ms. Cohen, Ms. Mitchell.

(Above - Some of Our Recent Staff Bucket Fillers!)


2nd Graders Now Added!
umdog Student All-Stars

Now Displayed on Mr. Autenrieth's Bulletin Board

(Ending  Monday 4/7@ 11:00 am)

2000 Point Club!
Elysse Bergmann 
Julianna Gillespie 

1000 Point Club! 
Michelle Gasser 
Renee Wanzor 
Owen Casenilli
Frank Castellano 
Savanna DeMontmorency
Gianna DiAmbrosio


Switlik School Recognizes

Our Local Girl Scout Troop Members
On March 12th, the Girl Scouts of America celebrated their 102nd birthday. The local troops at Switlik have not only made Switlik school one of their community projects, but volunteer in various partnerships throughout the community.

2014 Fire Prevention Poster Selections

First Place - Gianna M. Diambrosio
Second Place - Grace Hagemann
Third Place - Morgan Griffin

Switlik School Celebrates That Cat in The Hat
This Week & All Year Long!

Introducing Our Latest Hit Record
Spirit Squad Production
Featuring The
Switlik Pep Rally Dancers

(Click Below For Video Link)

Just Announced...
Dr. Seuss Family Night
Book Raffle Winners


(Ms. Temple Awarding Their Books)

*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!

The 5th Grade Switlik Chorus

Jackson Memorial Fine Arts Center
(To Order a JTV DVD Copy - Click Images Below)


(Above - Our December 2nd Rehearsals!)

District Happenings

NOTICE - Wednesday, March 19, 2014
Change to Spring Break Holiday Schedule
and End of School Year

Due to the high numbers of anticipated absences for staff and students on Monday, April 14th, the Board of Education has re-evaluated the district calendar and voted March 18th to change the status of Monday, April 14th back to a day the district will be CLOSED for spring break.

This means that SCHOOL WILL BE CLOSED for spring break for the FULL WEEK from April 14 - 18.
Reminder: School is OPEN on Monday, April 21.
It also means that the school year will extend to Tuesday, June 24th.

See the Updated
2013-2014 Calendar


The Community School will be again offering the
Junior Art & Musical Theater Summer Camp
July 7 through July 25
9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Spend your summer at the district’s
Junior Art & Musical Theater Summer Camp!
Open to Jackson students in grades 4 through 8.
Three-week program includes art design, props design,
costume design, vocal coaching, dance routines,
acting and a musical theater performance!

Flyer with Costs and Info and Registration Form Will Be Posted Here Once it is Finalized

 District Calendar

FYI: This document is always available on the district website under the "Calendar''
link on the top of the page.

The Jackson Community School
Spring/Summer 2014 Brochure

is available ONLINE.

Look Today!

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Principal's Message

Dear Switlik Families,

At this time of year, many parents call or write to the
school regarding their child’s class placement for next
year. Class placement is a complex process that involves
the input of many educational professionals and considers
many factors. The ultimate goal of the placement process
is to find the best possible match between what is best for
the student and what are the strengths of each teacher. I
realize and appreciate your concern, but I will not honor
parent requests for particular teachers. I do, however
value your input and individual concerns for your child. I
will accept one non-request. I will consider any
concern or input that you have to offer, if you provide
your concern either in writing or via e-mail to me at before May 9th.

In conclusion, your input as a parent will be considered if

you send it to me in writing, before Friday, May 9th,
2014. This will allow the educational professionals
sufficient time to find the most appropriate match for
your child. As always, I appreciate your understanding
and support in this matter.

NJASK is right around the corner. Please make note of the testing dates listed directly below. Also, refer to our current issue of "Letter From Principal" link at the bottom of this message. You will find some more information and tips that will be helpful during these weeks.

Grade 5 NJASK Testing
May 5 - 8
Grade 5 Make-Up Testing
May 12 - 16

Grade 3 & 4 NJASK Testing
May 12 - 16
Grade 3 & 4 Make-Up Testing
May 19 - 23

Additionally, please note that all 3rd marking period report cards will be accessible on the Parent Portal starting Monday, April 28th.

Best wishes for a happy, safe and productive Spring

Break. I hope everyone enjoys time with family, with
books or being outside! Please remember we return to
school on Monday, April 21st

Kathleen McKiernan

Click HERE to read our...
"Letter from The Principal"
Updated April 11th!

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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