School Calendar

Mon, Oct 5 - Fri, Oct 9
9:15 AM - Switlik - Book Fair
Thursday, October 8
6 PM - Switlik Book Fair Family Fun Nite
Monday, October 12
Schools Closed
Schools Closed for STUDENTS ONLY
K-12 Professional Day for Staff
Tuesday, October 13
Board of Ed - Workshop Meeting
5:30 PM @ Administration Building
Agenda is posted the day before the meeting
Thursday, October 15
7:00 PM - Switlik - PTN Meeting-IMC


Today, 10/8/2015
High: 69 Low: 50
Partly cloudy
2% chance of precipitation.
Tomorrow, 10/9/2015
High: 78 Low: 57
Partly cloudy
15% chance of precipitation.

Switlik Announcements

witlik 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!

We Respect Everyone @ Switlik School!

(October Bulletin Board - By Mrs. McQuade)

Week of Respect
Monday October 5th - Friday October 9th

Monday - Wear Blue
Wednesday - Wear Red
Friday - Wear Green / "Walk of Respect"

Scholastic Book Fair
October 5th - 9th
*Family Night Will Be October 8th, 6 - 8 pm.

Check the PTN page for the class schedule and to access the volunteer sign-up.
This years theme is a "Monster Book Fair" 
We will also be doing a "Monster for a Day Coin Challenge" with all of the donations going towards the purchase of books for Switlik School.

From The Department of Consumer Affairs
Halloween Safety Coloring Contest
Click HERE For Letter!
(Click Image For Full Size Printout)

Complete & Return To Switlik School 

Hi Ho, Hi Ho - It's Off to Jackson Memorial We'll Go...

To Meet Snow White & The Seven Dwarfs!

October 17th & 18th

Click Image Above For Ticket Information & Times

Switlik is a "Bucket Filling" & "Bully Free" School!

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

Picture Day Date Change

Now Happening Wednesday, November 4th

District Happenings

The Jackson Community School
Fall 2015 Brochure
is available ONLINE.

Look Today!

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.

 Note: Completed JMHS forms may be dropped off to Jackson Liberty High School's Athletic Department during the summer months.

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Principal's Message



Dear Switlik Families,

Fall is such a wonderful time of year!  Leaves are turning vibrant colors. Harvests are being gathered.  The weather is getting cooler, but it is still fun to play outdoors.  It’s amazing how quickly fall weather has come upon us.  It is often difficult to determine how to dress when the mornings are cooler, and it warms up throughout the day!

Week of Respect:  In accordance with the NJ Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights Act, students will participate in an array of activities recognizing the importance of character development and unity to promote a positive school and community culture.  Below are some planned activities:

o   October 5th:  Pledge of Respect/World Day of Bullying Prevention – Wear Blue Day

o   October 6th:  Classroom Activities

o   October 7th:  Wear Red Day

o   October 8th:  Classroom Activities

o   October 9th:  Respect Walk – Wear Green Day

Summer Reading Book Challenge:  Many students participated in our Switlik Summer Reading Challenge.  We are happy to report that 146 students in grades 1-5 met or exceeded the challenge of reading 1,500 minutes or more this summer!  These students will receive an ice cream treat, courtesy of our PTN this Wednesday, September 30th during their lunch period, and each student will receive a certificate of recognition in homeroom that morning.  Congratulations to our readers!  In addition, a special thank you to our parents for monitoring and recording your child’s summer reading.  Your support of our school initiatives continues to make Switlik “a great place to learn!!”

The Book Fair has Arrived!  The Fall Book Fair is scheduled for October 5th-October 9th.  Our Family Night is Thursday, October 8th, from 6:00-8:00 p.m. in the gym foyer.  The theme for the fair is “Monster Book Fair:  Reading is So Much Fun, You’ll Get Goosebumps!”  There will be many books to choose from and many volunteers will help your “little shopper” find just the right book.  The fair is also an opportunity to donate to your child’s classroom library.  Teachers have submitted “wish lists” for books that would enrich their classroom libraries.

The PTN will be collecting loose change donations to be used towards purchasing books and supplies for Switlik School.  For each dollar we collect, Scholastic will match it with a book to be donated to two charities that help children in need.  If you would like to participate, please bring any loose change down to the book fair next week.  For some added fun, we are holding a “Monster Challenge” student choice.  When students come down to the fair, they can put their coins into the bucket of the teacher they would most like to see dressed up like a monster for a day! 

As a reminder, school will be closed for students on Monday, October 12th due to staff in-service. 


Kathleen McKiernan, Principal

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& Bullying
Jackson School District
Anti-Bullying Coordinator

Clifford Menafra
(732) 415-7020
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Anti-Bullying Specialist

Pat DeBenedetto
(732) 833-4650, Ext. 4130
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