School Calendar

Friday, April 3
Schools Closed
Spring Break
Monday, April 6
Schools Closed
Spring Break
Tuesday, April 7
Schools Closed
Spring Break
Wednesday, April 8
Schools Closed
Spring Break
Thursday, April 9
Schools Closed
Spring Break


Today, 3/31/2015
High: 50 Low: 33
Rain likely
44% chance of precipitation.
Tomorrow, 4/1/2015
High: 47 Low: 33
Mostly sunny
3% chance of precipitation.

Switlik Announcements

This Tuesday @ Switlik School...

The first ever Switlik School Dance-a-thon to benefit the American Cancer Society.

The event will take place on Tuesday, March 31st. All students will have the opportunity to participate and support this good cause as our school's support of Relay for Recess!

Information will come home on Monday March 23rd. Remember there is no donation too big or too small...every little bit supports a good cause!

Let all work together to make Switlik School shine while helping others!

Jackson Bureau of Fire Safety

Division 1 Fire Prevention Poster Contest Winners

1st Place - Alexander Pentogenis

2nd Place - Ava Engle

3rd Place - Ismail Attia

Take the 2015 Spring Break Reading Challenge!
(Click Image Below For Log Sheet)

Don’t lose steps…keep on reading during your Spring Break.

Who can read the most steps this vacation break? The top two steppers in each grade will be invited to a pizza lunch with our Jackson School District Superintendent, Dr. Genco on Tuesday, April 21st!  Wow, an opportunity to meet and chat with our district leader!!!

 How many steps can you read over your Spring Break? Can you be a top stepper in your grade? Remember this is a big challenge! You have to read to be in it!

Simply download the reading log BY CLICKING HERE 

Switlik School Blue Claws Night
Thursday April 23rd
Click Image Below For Flyer

The Fourth Graders in Mrs.Hughes & Mrs. Barth's Class Present....

A Class Project For Our Community

Storm Water Runoff Collection Barrel

(Incorporating Science, Art and Civil Service)

100 Book Challenge
Golden Book Awards!

Kindergarten - Ms. Robinson AM/PM
1st Grade - Ms. Kahn
2nd Grade - Ms. Slomin & Ms. O'Donnell
3rd Grade - Ms. Zaninelli
4th Grade - Ms. Knigge & Ms. Smith
5th Grade - Mr. Perrine & Ms. Jones

Sumdog Student All-Stars

Week Ending 3/27
Rachel Croom
Megan Anderson
Lucas Stahlnecker
Gianna DiAmbrosio
Elizabeth Darrar

Our March Bulletin Board Message
Stop The Gossip, Do Not Text in School, Follow Directions, No Running in Hallways, No Shouting, NO BULLYING! RESPECT
Making Responsible Choices!

Click Image Below For Informative Slide Show!

Read Across America
Scholastic Book Raffle Winners

Scholastic All For Books Coin Challenge

Total Collected $3,402.91

Top Class Total 
Mrs. McElwee ($330.50)

Thank you to all who donated to this great cause. 

Jackson School District Elementary School
Congratulations To Our District Champion

(5th Grade - Ms. Cipully)

Above - Rohan Being Recognized @ Pep Rally

Congratulations To Switlik's 2014-15
Educators of The Year

Ms. Tina DelSontro & Ms. Yael Cohen

Our Mission Statement @ Switlik School...

(Artwork Created By Mrs. Miller)


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.

Board Briefs

"Pride in Education"

On behalf of the JEA,
you are invited to read
about the great things
going on in our schools!

JEA Newsletter
Winter 2015 Edition

District Happenings

Come to Museum Night
Free District-Wide Art Show
Wednesday, April 22
6-8 p.m. @ JLHS


Get Educated on PARCC
and the Common Core Curriculum
and see our Testing Schedule

New Spring/Summer 2015

The Jackson Community School
Spring/Summer 2015 Brochure

is available ONLINE.

Look Today!

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:


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News & Info About
Your Child's Education

Principal's Message

Dear Switlik Families,

Spring Break begins on Friday, April 3rd, returning on Monday, April 13th.  Take the 2015 Spring Break Reading Challenge!  Don’t lose steps……keep on reading during your Spring Break!  Who can read the most steps this vacation break?  The top two steppers in each grade will be invited to a pizza lunch with our Jackson School District Superintendent, Dr. Stephen Genco, on Tuesday, April 21st!  Wow, an opportunity to meet and chat with our district leader!!!  How many steps can you read over your Spring Break?  Can you be a top stepper in your grade?  Remember this is a big challenge!  You have to read to be in it!  Simply download the reading log found on our Switlik home page.


Fire Prevention Poster Contest:  Switlik Elementary School participated in the 2014-2015 Fire Prevention Poster Contest this past October and the results are in!  The theme was “Working Smoke Alarms Save Lives.  Test Yours Every Month” The local fire department judged this contest, and congratulations go out to the following students:

First Place:  Alexander Pentogenis (Mrs. Wardell’s Class)

Second Place:  Ava Engle (Mrs. Wardell’s Class)

Third Place:  Ismail Attia  (Mrs. Wardell’s Class)


Relay for Recess:  On Tuesday, March 31st, Switlik Students will have an opportunity to showcase their skills in our first Switlik School Dance-a-Thon!  (Class times will be posted on school website and class pages).  In addition to raising awareness, we would also like to make a contribution to the American Cancer Society in the name of Switlik School. It is not too late to make a donation.  Donations will be accepted up until Tuesday, March 31st.   Any amount is appreciated and no amount is too small!  To make our fundraiser a little more exciting to our kids, the class that accumulates the most money will be awarded with a party provided by our PTN (details to be provided at a later date).

To show our appreciation for their fundraising efforts, all the children will receive a "Cupcake for a Cure" on Dance-a-Thon day and will get to sign a sun or moon donation card that will be displayed in the hallway near the gym foyer.  We hope you are as excited as we are to be able to involve our children in positive and exciting ways to educate and involve them in the fight against cancer.  Together we can help make a difference. 

Kathleen McKiernan

Please click here to read our Full Principal's Message

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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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