Learning Links Launch Pad

Welcome to the Elms Elementary School
Learning Links Launch Pad:
Click on the Link below to enter a Grade Level Web Link:

Each Grade Level Link will have links
to many useful and educational web sites.





Click below for everything PARCC!

SAM for Teachers

School Calendar

Monday, May 2
PARCC Testing
Grade 4 - Math
Tuesday, May 3
PARCC Testing
Grade 4 - Math
Wednesday, May 4
PARCC Testing
Grade 5 - Math
Thursday, May 5
PARCC Testing
Grade 5 - Math
Friday, May 6
PARCC Testing
Grade 5 - Math
Monday, May 9
PARCC Testing
Grade 5 - Math
Tuesday, May 10
PARCC Testing
Grades 3, 4, & 5 - Makeups - Math
Wednesday, May 11
PARCC Testing
Grades 3, 4, & 5 - Makeups - Math
Thursday, May 12
PARCC Testing
Grades 3, 4, & 5 - Makeups - Math
Student Orientation @ Goetz

LOCAL WEATHER

Today, 4/30/2016
High: 64 Low: 46
Partly sunny
6% chance of precipitation.
Tomorrow, 5/1/2016
High: 64 Low: 49
Chance rain showers
26% chance of precipitation.

What's Happening at Elms


THIS WEEK AT ELMS
:  
April 25 - Report Cards available via Parent Portal
April 25-27 - Gr 3 PARCC Testing
April 28-29 - Gr 4 PARCC Testing
April 28 - Gr 5 Assembly
April 29 - PSD Assembly



Next Week:
May 2-3 - Gr 4 PARCC
May 4-6 - Gr 5 PARCC
May 4-6 - PTN Plant Sale
May 5 - Gr 4 Assembly



Beyond the Classroom

ATTENTION 5TH GRADE PARENTS/STUDENTS:
We have some exciting events coming up for our 5th grade students.  As we are almost finished with the 3rd Marking Period, here are some dates to keep in mind:

April 5 - Parent Orientation at Goetz Middle School
April 22 - Gr 5 Theme Event 2:45-4:45 (Parent Pick Up Required)

May 12 - Gr 5 Orientation @ Goetz Middle School
May 19 & 20 - Gr 5 Trip

June 3 - Gr 5 BBQ
June 10 - 1:30pm Moving Up (3 tickets will be issued per student.  More information will be available in May)
June 13-16 Shortened Days
June 16 - Last Day for Students

It's time for the Annual PTN Plant Sale!



See the flyer for details and pricing!

PARCC Resource for Parents; Understanding Your Child's Individual Score Report.  

Parents/Guardians: Please find informative slides from our PTN meeting held on Wednesday, January 13th where Nicole Pormilli, Assistant Superintendent of Schools and Robert Rotante, Director of STEM discussed how to understand your child's Individual Score Report for the Spring, 2015 administration.
Resource Links for Parent PARCC presentation

Snack with the Principal:  March Recipients

Each day, Elms students are encouraged to demonstrate strong and 
positive character.  Being kind, responsible, trustworthy, and respectful are 
traits that all individuals should strive to maintain.  The March recipients 
of Snack with the Principal are true examples of student role models.  We 
congratulate and applaud these boys and girls for their continued efforts in 
making Elms a safe and welcoming community.  
“Bravo” to the following students:
Lana D., Brendan T., Alex F., Antonio M., Madeline E., Gabriella N., Jarret B., Kaitlyn V., Zoe G., Ryan F., Giuliana H., RJ P., Stephen M.


To the Elms Community -

Thanks to all of you for continuing to work with us in all of our endeavors.  Building Safety and School Security is always something we take seriously.  Jackson School District Policy dictates that PHOTO ID be presented at the front reception area of each of our buildings each and every time you enter.  When you plan on visiting the Elms Elementary School, either to pick up your child or attend an event, please be sure to have PHOTO ID available including the make and model of your motor vehicle.  This is district policy and must be strictly enforced.  Please inform friends, neighbors or relatives who may be visiting and/or picking up your child(ren) that they will need to produce PHOTO ID at main reception before being allowed to enter or pick up a child.  Also please note that parking on the bus ramp is not permitted at any time that school is in full session.  Please use the main parking lot and the visitor spaces during the school day when visiting our school.

We appreciate your cooperation in this regard as this is for the safety and security of all of our learners, and for everyone in the building.


Sincerely,
Michael Burgos 
Principal


We collect
CAMPBELL'S SOUP LABELS
for education.
Mmmmm! Mmmmm! Good
for education and supporting our school!
Send them in with your child today.

Board Briefs

NEW EDITION!
"Pride in Education"
 

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

JEA Newsletter




Does Your Child Want to
Play a Sport Next Year?

Reserve Your Spot for
Sports Physicals
June 1 and June 6

Sign up now!

Select "READ MORE"
below to learn how to SIGN UP for a physical and what you will need to BRING WITH YOU.

Read more...

SIGN UP NOW!

Jackson's Junior Art & Musical Theater Summer Camp


June 27 through July 15
9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Spend your summer at the district’s
Junior Art & Musical Theater Summer Camp!

Open to Jackson students
ages 8-13.

Three-week program includes
art design, props design,
costume design, vocal coaching, dance routines, acting and a musical theater performance!

Flyer and Pamphlet

Registration Form

Deadline to Register is June 17
Don't delay!
(Space is limited to 35 students!)

Lights... Camera... Summertime!


Jackson Digital Media Academy's
Film and Television
Summer Camp
Short Films: June 23 - July 1
TV Production: July 5 - July 13
Music Videos: July 18 - July 26

Open to all students
currently in grades 5-12
(Students from outside the district may also attend.)

Want to learn how to make a short film, produce a television show or create your own music video using state-of-the-industry equipment and techniques?
Sign up now!

Flyer and Registration Form
Deadline to Register: June 10th

Jackson School District
STEM SUMMER CAMP



July 18 - 21:
Rising 6th & 7th Graders

July 25 - 28:
Rising 8th and 9th Graders

8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
at Jackson Memorial HS

Spend a week this summer at the district's STEM Summer Camp.

This program will feature
HANDS-ON activities and fun learning in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math.

Open to students entering
Grades 6 through 9 in the fall.

Registrations due by June 15.
See the information below!

STEM Camp Flyer

Registration Form


REMINDER:
PARCC and NJASK Tests
Begin Soon

PARCC Grades 3-8 Begins April 5

PARCC in HS Begins May 16

NJASK Science Tests
(Grades 4 & 8) are on May 25

Check Out Our Page

All PARCC Testing Dates
Understand Your Scores
Learn About Our Grading Changes
Resources & Sample Tests
Read our FAQ
Read more...

New!!
2016-2017
 District Calendar
Approved

Also, See the Revised
Current School Year
2015-2016 Calendar 
FYI: These documents are always available on the district website under the "Calendar''
link on the top of the page.

UPDATE:
Tentative Budget
Introduced May 14th.

See Full Document
on Budget Page
Jackson Board of Education
"Building a Budget''
Meeting Schedule & Info

Visit the
BOE Budget Page for our "Building a Budget'' presentation schedule

and info on how you can
offer your input on the budgeting process.


NEW!
Jackson School District Curriculum Online

 

We are proud to announce the launch of a new website that has a searchable database of the approved curriculum in the Jackson School District.

This resource, known as the
Rubicon Atlas Curriculum Program, provides public access to our most up-to-date curriculum, including overviews of content by grade level, unit summaries and the essential questions students are expected to be able to answer upon completion of each unit.

To get started, click on the icon above. Select the “Browse’’ tab to see a list of courses, or begin searching by grade and subject on your own.

For now, the site features our complete curriculum in the areas of English Language Arts, Math, Social Studies, Physical Education and Health and World Language. This site will be a living database that will be updated as we update our curriculum to be fully aligned with state standards. (e.g. Science, Music, Art, Business, Technology).

We are proud of our curriculum and we hope you will enjoy being able to take a first-hand look at all the ways we strive to help students excel.



District Happenings

It may be freezing out, but...
It's Time to Think Spring and Summer!
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
Brochure

Spring/Summer 2016 Brochure

Look Today!


BREAKTHROUGHS
IN
LEARNING

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. 

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER


Read more...

See Our New Page!! 

PARCC Testing Dates
Understand Your Scores
Learn About Our Grading Changes
Find Resources and Sample Tests
Read our FAQ

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.


Stay Connected to
News & Info About
Your Child's Education

From the Principal

Dear Elms Families,

Celebrating Success:  Thank you to all our PTN volunteers, and Parent donators, for a wonderful Teacher Appreciation Luncheon!

Thank you to our staff volunteers who set up our Young Author’s Show on Wednesday, especially Jill Villecco, for spearheading this event. 

Congratulations to all our Young Authors!  We have very talented students here at Elms!  We are so proud of each and every one of you!!

PTN Meeting: Our next PTN meeting will be Wednesday, May 18th @ 6:30pm.  We look forward to seeing you all there!

SEAC: The Special Education Advisory Council will be having a Parent Expo on Monday, May 9 at 6:30pm at Liberty High School. 

Click here to see the entire newsletter


See Our
District & School Grades
and Other Info on
Harassment, Intimidation
& Bullying
Jackson School District
Anti-Bullying Coordinator

Clifford Menafra
(732) 415-7020
Elms Elementary
School
Anti-Bullying Specialist

Dara Feibelman
(732) 833-4680, Ext. 4737
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