Dear School Four Families,
As you know, the Fort Lee School District uses the "School Messenger" phone and email service to notify parents of vital school information and announcements. We ask that parents and guardians take a moment to verify that School #4 has all current contact information for your child. Please feel free to contact our main office, (201-585-4650), if you have any questions.
Character Theme: Teamwork
PARCC Testing Schedule
3/2 "Read Across America Day" -
Dr. Seuss' Birthday - Kindergarten Celebrations
3/2 – 3/5 Grade 3
3/6 – 3/11 Grade 4
3/12 – 3/17 Grade 5
3/18 – 23 Grade 6
3/25 & 3/27 DARE Basketball Games @ Fort Lee High School
3/31 PTA Meeting (Time TBA)
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Testing Schedule-School #4
Grade 3 March 2-5 Monday - Thursday
Grade 4 March 6-11 Friday - Wednesday
Grade 5 March 12-17 Thursday - Tuesday
Grade 6 March 18-23 Wednesday - Monday
Make-Ups March 24-27 Wednesday - Monday
Elizabeth Bartel 2014-15 Teacher of the Year
Lisa Forte 2014-15 Educational Services Professional of the Year
Hello! My name is Christina Zalokostas and I am the maternity leave replacement in Mrs. Tuozzolo’s first grade class. I am so excited to be teaching in School Four! Fort Lee is my home town and I am proud to say that I have been educated in the Fort Lee School system. This is my second year working in the district. It is my pleasure to have been given opportunity to teach at School Four and to work collaboratively with Mrs. Hodge.
I have a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education from the University of Arizona and I am currently working towards attaining my Master’s Degree in Reading and Literacy. I am a former athlete and currently coach basketball and softball in my spare time.
I look forward to working with the children and parents of School Four!
In the spring of 2015, the New Jersey Department of Education will begin to administer the PARCC assessment to students in grades three through eleven. The PARCC assessment is an electronic assessment designed to measure student proficiency in Language Arts and Mathematics, as defined by the Common Core Standards. This two-part computer assessment will replace the NJASK Mathematics and the NJASK Language Arts in grades three through eight. It will also replace the HPSA Mathematics and HSPA Language Arts in grade eleven. The NJASK Science in grades four and eight, as well as the NJ Biology Competency test at the high school level, will continue throughout the 2014-2015 school year.
The first part of the computer based assessment, the Performance Based portion, will be administered to Fort Lee students between March 2nd & March 27th. The second part of the assessment, the End of Year portion, will be administered between April 27th & May 22nd for students in grade three through eight, and between April 20th & May 15th for students in grade nine through eleven. In both the Performance Based and End of Year PARCC assessment, the Language Arts section consists of three assessments, and the Mathematics portion consists of two assessments. Specific dates and times for each grade level within these date ranges will be provided once each school finalizes their schedule. Our Administrative Team will also be hosting PARCC Parent Nights in the end of January. Please check our website for updated information.
To learn more about the PARCC Assessment please visit:
http://www.parcconline.org/for-parents (PARCC information for parents)
http://www.parcconline.org (Sign up for online newsletter)
http://practice.parcc.testnav.com (Practice tests)
http://www.corestandards.org/ (Common Core Standards website)
Director of School Counseling Services
- Enter through the front doors
- Sign in & wear the issued school ID name tag
- Please stay for your allotted time only
- Please do not bring small children, adults only
- Please turn off your cell phones/no picture taking
Thank you and we look forward to seeing you!
We thank the School #4 PTA for donating the funds to bring this great program to our school!
The School 4 Character Pledge
Pick-up and Drop-off Schedule:
Breakfast Program begins at 7:50 AM
Student Drop-off time is 8:30 AM
Student Dismissal is:
Kindergarten 2:50 PM
1st - 6th 3:00 PM
After Care Program 3:00 to 6:00 PM
Fort Lee Public Schools Social-Emotional Crisis Plan Resource for Parents and Families
National Association of School Psychologists on Death and Grief
Sesame Street - When Families Grieve
Sesame Street - Familia en la Afliccion
Muerte y aflicción en la familia: Consejos para padres
Sesame Street for Parents - Grief
Talking to Children About Death
Recommended Books for Children Coping with Loss or Trauma
The Jester Has Lost His Jingle http://www.thejester.org/
The Blue Day Book for Kids
Gifts for Badger
SCHOOL 4 GARDEN IS TAKING SHAPE: We are very proud to announce the creation of our School 4 Garden. Our garden was an idea that developed at one of our Parent/Principal meetings. The idea has taken shape through the winter with the formation of our Garden Club, under the voluntary supervision of Ms. Michelle Rios-Fornes. Our Garden Club currently has sixty student members from 2nd through 6th grade. Parent volunteers will be constructing the garden this weekend lead by Mrs. Stefany Koslow a parent of one of our sixth graders. Our garden will provide an excellent resource for all of our students, K through 6th, to develop hands-on science and nature experiences and knowledge.
To School 4 from the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office: Congratulations! Your students are winners in the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office “Don’t Stand By for Bullying” contest. Simon Gak and Nicholas Chung at Fort Lee School #4, Mrs. Rizzo’s class, are the winning team in the 3rd grade category. We invite each student and one parent/guardian to a lunch ceremony at our SNAP conference on April 24, where we will acknowledge the winning entries.
Department of Education