School Calendar

Tuesday, October 21
Board of Ed - Business Meeting
7 PM @ Fine Arts Center, JMHS
Thursday, October 23
6:00 PM - Fall Family Festival -Switlik

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, 10/20/2014
High: 62 Low: 33
Partly cloudy
1% chance of precipitation.
Tomorrow, 10/21/2014
High: 67 Low: 51
Mostly cloudy
20% chance of precipitation.

Switlik Announcements

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

Otherwise Empress McQuade Will Be Looking For You!

Switlik PTN Fall Family Festival
Thursday October 23

Doors Open @ 6pm
Costume Parade Starts 6:30pm Sharp!
*Donations of Baked Goods Appreciated


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

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

Tuesday November 4th
County Line Road - Shoprite Plaza

Sumdog Student All-Stars

Our Current Top Users
Talia Falcone
Emily Hamdi
Cameron Moldovan
Robert Babiak
Megan Anderson
*Megan Answered 1145 Questions w/ 98% Accuracy

Starts October 17th
Ends October 23rd

You Must Answer Lots of Questions!

Switlik School Champion ~ 3rd Grader
Madison Pearce

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)

witlik Elementary School is...
"Bucket Filling 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


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 students and staff have settled into established routines, and as I circulate through classrooms, I observe students who are clearly aware of expectations and who are immersed and engaged in a variety of learning activities. It is hard to believe we are in the middle of October!  September was a busy month, with assemblies, student photos, and  Back to School Nights ,October and November promises to be  busy and exciting months  as well! 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:


  • 10/23 – PTN Family Pumpkin Night/6:30-8:30 p.m.

  • 10/27-10/31 – Red Ribbon Week

  • 10/28 – Parent University Night/6:15-8:15 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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