School Calendar

Tuesday, August 16
Board of Ed - Combined COTW and Business
6:00 PM @ Fine Arts Center, JMHS
Combined Committee of the Whole/Business/Goal Setting
Tuesday, August 30
Board of Ed - Business Meeting
5:30 PM @ Administration Building
Personnel items only
Agenda will be posted the day before the meeting
Thursday, September 1
Staff (K-12) In-Service Day
District In-Service: All Staff Reports
Friday, September 2
Staff (K-12) In-Service Day
Building Level In-Service
Staff remains in their schools for this in-service.
Monday, September 5
Schools Closed
Labor Day


Today, 7/26/2016
High: 94 Low: 71
Patchy fog
14% chance of precipitation.
Tomorrow, 7/27/2016
High: 90 Low: 71
Mostly clear
8% chance of precipitation.

Switlik Announcements

Have a Wonderful & Safe Summer!

Congratulations to The "Class of 2016"

Thanks For Representing
Switlik School

Goetz Middle School Welcomes You

We Will Miss Each and Everyone of You!

Best of Luck With Everything You Do!

The Switlik 2016 Summer Reading Challenge
is ON!

Get a jump on next year’s Dunk Tank tickets at our

Second Annual Reading Fun Festival by doing summer reading!

Keeping reading skills strong during the summer is vital!

for your child’s recording sheet and further instructions

5th Grade "Brain Wash" Game Show Challenge!

BMX Bike Show @ Switlik School

Switlik Elementary School is...

"Bucket Filling School"

Bucket Fillers

We Proudly Acknowledge

Julian Bisignano, Michael Swann, Carah Williams, Max Gertner, Colton Quinn, Sofia Lizano, Madisyn Stockwell, Angelina Reed, Kaprice Shibla, Chase Lentze, Landon Murphy, Paul Staffieri, Lennon Klammer, Kiya Backovsky, Adrian Mejia, Brandon Anchia - Valverde, Hayley Discuillo, Olivia Sandoval, Colton Donovan, Anthony Sileno, Bryan Quackenbush, Kaitlyn McLaughlin, Gianna Gioia, Luke Vollaro, Julianna Castellano, Michelle Collavino, Henry Daum, Sean Kas, Gabriella Cardell, Dennis O'Neill, Jillian Pearson, David Jamison, Joseph Antenucci, Kylie Kuhn, Kayla Walczyk, Drew Carrara, Matt Porazzo, Justin Perillo.

(Any Spelling Errors - E-mail

Staff Members

Ms. Vulpis, Ms. Potenza, Ms. DeBenedetto, Ms. Temple, Ms. Magee, Ms. Kostolakus, Ms. Ryan, Ms. Neri, Ms. O'Connor, Ms. Sherman, Ms. Seubert, Ms. Citron, Ms. Witmer, Ms. Wardell, Ms. Davis, Ms. Kahn, Ms. Levine, Ms. Shroyer, Ms. Zaninelli, Ms. Polidoro, Ms. Fashauer, Ms. Padron, Ms. Urban, Ms. Goldsmith, and Our Entire 2nd & 4th Grade Teams!

Finally ~ An Extra Special Thanks To...

Ms. Pagano-Hein For Rocking PARCC
All Our Switlik Bus Drivers & Entire Lunch Room Staff


Our 600,000 Step Goal Was Met!
The Switlik Reading Festival

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


Thank You PTN!
We Really Appreciate Everything You Do!

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

Switlik School Welcomes
Mr. Stanley

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.

Happening Now

Switlik School Receiving Our 2016
"Bucket Filler Welcome" Banner

Thanks To All Who Made This Happen!

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 Here For Information Regarding 
Jackson District Grading Policies

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 You a Safe & Productive Summer Break!

Enjoy The Warmer Weather This Summer!

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
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(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

Notice to Parents:
Registration Deadline for
New Students
If you are registering your child in the district for the first time,
you must call before Thursday, Aug. 18 to make an appointment.

We have several staff members
taking registration appointments and we will make every effort to accommodate you.

However, if you do not cal
to make an appointment
before Thursday, Aug. 18,
we CANNOT guarantee
your child will be able
to begin school on Sept. 3.
Call the District Registrar
to Make an Appointment

To accommodate parents who are unable to come in to register during the day, we have scheduled three evening registration dates on:
July 27
August 10
August 17

Evening registrations will be
first come, first served.
See our Registration Page
for Requirements and to Download Forms

Don't Forget Your
Summer Assignments!
New 2016 Assignments are Available Now
Select Image for
Summer Assignments
for All Schools


Jackson School District

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. 


District Happenings

Notice to Parents:
Registration Deadline for New Students
If you are registering your child in the district for the first time, you must call before Thursday, Aug. 18 to make an appointment.

We have several staff members taking registration appointments and we will make every effort
to accommodate you.

However, if you do not call to make an
appointment before Thursday, Aug. 18,
we CANNOT guarantee your child will be
able to begin school on Sept. 3.
Call the District Registrar
to Make an Appointment

To accommodate parents who are unable to come in to register during the day, we have scheduled three evening registration dates on:
July 27
August 10
August 17

Appointments are first-come, first-served.
See our Registration Page
for Requirements and to Download Forms

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

Spring/Summer 2016 Brochure

Look Today!


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. 



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.

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Your Child's Education

Principal's Message

Dear Switlik Families,

As the school year ends, you begin your summer, enjoy time with your families, and remember to reflect on the important things life has to offer… I know that there are many successes and accomplishments that our teachers and students have to reflect upon and celebrate.  I am thankful that I work with such a talented, dedicated and enthusiastic group of educators who always has the best interest of “our children” as their top priority!

We say good bye to our fifth grade students. “Switlik Elementary School is a community of friends. Our school has provided us with a very special, shared experience that is truly unique. I hope that they will carry this experience with them wherever they go, and that they will use their memories of their time here to inspire them as they take their next step! Many new and exciting opportunities await them at the Goetz Middle School. .

Please do not forget about the value of continued learning; do not let anyone take a vacation from reading!  Involvement in reading during the summer months leads to better academic performance when children return to school in the fall. Please continue to encourage your child to read; once again Switlik will take part in the Switlik Summer Reading Challenge!

Get a jump on next year’s Dunk Tank tickets at our Second Annual Reading Fun Festival! Children in kindergarten through second grade  can keep reading skills strong during the summer months by spending  15-30 minutes enjoying reading, practicing sight words and writing letters, words and sentences to keep skills fresh. Children in grades three through five are encouraged to read five days each week this summer for 30 minutes a day.  That ten steps per week, or 150 minutes per week will add up to 1,500 minutes, 25 hours of reading, or 100 steps! What a super way to keep your reading skills and stamina up throughout the summer! Reading logs were sent home, and additional logs can be downloaded from the Switlik website.

Parents we need your help! Please continue to cut and save those box tops over the summer.  We are planning ahead, and this will help fund next year’s Reading Festival!  Our target is to raise $5,000 by just cutting Box Tops!  The class that collects the most each month wins a munchkin and juice party! For a list of participating Box Top products, visit

Thank you to our phenomenal Parent Teacher Network; our extraordinary parents, guardians, grandparents and community members for their endless generosity, support and dedication to the all the children in the Switlik community!  

On behalf of the Switlik Staff, we wish all of you a happy, healthy and safe summer. We look forward to seeing everyone in September! School starts September 6, 2016.


Kathleen McKiernan, Principal

Plan Ahead:

Back-To-School Night

September 14th  – K & 1

September 15th  – 2 & 3

September 21st – 4 & 5

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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