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Upcoming Events
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School Announcements
D.A.R.E. Championship Basketball Game!!!
You are invited to attend the DARE Championship Basketball Game where School #4 will play School #1 in the Finals..
The games will take place at Fort Lee High School as follows today, Friday, March 27th:

 
Consolation Game
School #3 vs. School #2 - 6:00pm
Championship Game
School #4 vs. School #1 - 7:30pm


 
On To the Championship Game!!!
Congratulations to the School #4 D.A.R.E. Basketball Team on their victory vs. School #2 in the opening round of the D.A.R.E. Tournament. Both teams played exceptionally well as the game went down to the final minute of play! The final score was 19-17...Also congratulations to our Cheerleading Squad who performed beautifully before the game and during half-time! Lastly, a special Thanks to our Team Mascots who kept the crowd going the entire night.

Also congratulations go out to all the teams tonight; win or lose, everyone played their hearts out and displayed incredible sportsmanship...for this, the Fort Lee Community should be very proud!!

School #4 will play School #1 for the Championship on Friday, March 27th at 7:30pm at Fort Lee High School.. See you at the game...and...Go Penguins!!!

 
DARE Basketball Sale & School Spirit Week!
To show SCHOOL SPIRIT, the S.A.D.D. Committee will be selling
Penguin props for fans to bring to the D.A.R.E. basketball games on
March 25th and March 27th. Also, leading up to the games, we are showing our School Spirit...
For more information, please
[click here].
Project Cicero Book Drive!
The Project Cicero Book Drive Contest is running until tomorrow, March 6th.  The SADD Committee of School 4 is asking students to donate new and gently used books for children and young adults, including picture books and chapter books all across the genre.  Please Do not donate Out-dated Textbooks, adult books, and old library books.   All books will be donated to under privileged schools in Northern New Jersey.  The class that donates the most amount of books wins a pizza party! 
School Messenger Information!


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.


 
March Calendar 
 
Character Theme:  Teamwork

3/2                 "Read Across America Day" -
                     Dr. Seuss' Birthday - Kindergarten Celebrations
                     

PARCC Testing Schedule (see above for revised schedule)
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)
DARE Cheerleading Tryouts!
Those interested in trying out for the DARE Cheerleading Squad should see Mr. Ambrosio by Monday, March 2nd. The initial meeting took place this past Friday, however, it is not too late to be part of this fantastic event! Cheerleading tryouts are open to those in Grades 4-6.
[Click Here] for the required Permission Slip.
DARE Basketball Tryouts - 2/23 & 2/24
School #4 will be holding tryouts for the D.A.R.E Basketball Team, Monday, February 23rd & Tuesday, February 24th between 3:15-4:15pm. Permission slips went home this past week. All those interested in trying out, MUST return the permission slip prior to practice on Monday, February 23rd.
[Click here] for the required Permission Slip... 


                     



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
(Grade 3-6)
                        
School Four Faculty Members Honored!
Congratulations to the following School Four Faculty Members:

Elizabeth Bartel  2014-15 Teacher of the Year 
Lisa Forte  2014-15 Educational Services Professional of the Year
Welcome Christina Zalokostas!


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!

January 2015
 
Dear Parent/Guardian:
 
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)
 
 
                                                                                     Sincerely,        
                                                                                   Lauren Carrubba
                                                                                   Director of School Counseling Services
 
PARCC Parent Information Night
Thank you to those who attended!!!
School #4 will be hosting a PARCC Testing Parent Information Night on Wednesday, January 28th at 7pm in the Library. At that time, speakers from the district will discuss the PARCC and parents will have the opportunity to ask questions and obtain information on the upcoming state test. 
American Education Week - Parent Visitations
On Thursday, November 20th, School #4 will be hosting parent visitations as part of American Education Week. Classroom teachers have sent home invitations to parents designating specific times for classroom visits.

Guests should:
  • Enter through the front doors
  • Sign in & wear the issued school ID name tag
Further, we respectfully ask that all basic classroom visitation etiquette be followed:
  • Please stay for your allotted time only
  • Please do not bring small children, adults only
  • Please turn off your cell phones/no picture taking
 *Your cooperation with these requests is very important to ensure an orderly school environment

Thank you and we look forward to seeing you!

 
 
SADD
Firefighter Phil Safety Program!
On October 17th, School #4 was visited by Firefighter Phil! Firefighter Phil's Safety Program teaches children about stranger danger, the negative effects of bullying, fire safety, internet safety and respect for authority figures. Thank you Firefighter Phil!
Tolerance & Respect Taught Through Archie Comics!
ASSEMBLY PROGRAM: NANCY SILBERKLEIT, Co-CEO of Archie Comics is returning to our school for the second year in a row. Students in grades 2-6 will have the opportunity to attend her wonderful presentation on October 22nd. We are thrilled and honored to have her back again!

 
Be More Awesome Assembly Program!
To "kick off" October being the Month of Respect, the students at School #4 were presented with an assembly that included a powerful anti-bullying message, as well as a fun approach to encouraging healthy choices! The students enjoyed the positive message from this wonderful program!

We thank the School #4 PTA for donating the funds to bring this great program to our school!
 
Melanie Markarian - 3rd Grade
I would like to take this opportunity to introduce myself as the new 3rd grade teacher at School No. 4.  I graduated with my Bachelor of Arts degree from Albion College, and taught for 5 years in Michigan. As I made the journey to New Jersey, School No. 4 became my new home.  I want to thank all of the staff, students, and parents for making my transition so welcoming. I am looking forward to an exciting year with the Fort Lee School District!
 
Donna Viducic - 4th Grade
 It is with great pleasure that I introduce myself as a newly appointed fourth grade teacher in School No. 4. I graduated from Saint Peter's College with a Bachelor of Arts in English and I received a Masters in ESL from Fairleigh Dickinson University. I also hold certifications in Reading, English, Bilingual/BiCultural Education, ESL, and Elementary Education. Therefore, I have had the privilege of working with elementary school students as well as middle school and high school students for 28 years. I taught English, Basic Skills, and ESL to students in Fort Lee High School and in Lewis F. Cole Middle School for the past thirteen years. My broad experience enables me to provide an optimal learning experience for my students and it also gives me a great sense of pride in the community. I'm truly grateful for the opportunity to teach in the Fort Lee School District and I'm enthusiastically looking forward to a successful school year.
 
Alisha (Stailey) Henry -6th Grade
Hello, I am Mrs. Henry.  I am a 6th grade In Class Support Teacher at School No. 4. This is my 9th year teaching. I have a Liberal Arts degree from Virginia Wesleyan College.  After graduation, I pursued my teaching career at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia.  I am certified in Special Education and Elementary Teaching K-6. I started teaching in Virginia Beach, Virginia.  I moved to New Jersey in June of 2012. I have worked in both Ridgewood and Ridgefield School Districts.  In my spare time, I coach cheerleading. GO PENGUINS!
Christine DeLuca-Kindergarten
I am thrilled to introduce myself as a kindergarten teacher at School #4. I am excited to begin the school year and look forward to working with the students, parents, and faculty at School #4.  I graduated from Montclair State University with a Bachelors of Arts in Family and Child Studies with a concentration in Family and Child School Setting K-6.  I completed my student teaching in a first grade class at School #1.  I spent the 2013-2014 school year as a third grade leave replacement teacher at School #1 and a first grade maternity leave teacher at School #4. I consider it a privilege to be a part of the Fort Lee community and hope for a long and successful relationship with the district.
 



The School 4 Character Pledge

I pledge to be a person of good character:
 I will be worthy of trust,
 I will be respectful and responsible,
 I will always act with fairness,
I will show that I care,
I will be a good citizen,
And always do my share.

 

 
School 4 NJ School Performance Report Summary
PICK-UP<> DROP-OFF

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


Honor Roll—Regulation 5440

 
 
Grade 6
 
High Honor Roll - All grades are A- or better and grades in special classes are satisfactory or better.
 
Honor Roll - At least two grades are A- or better, all remaining grades are B- or better, and grades in special classes are satisfactory or better.


ENVIRONMENTAL CLUB BOTTLE CAP ART
Click to view Classroom Close-up; School 4 Buddies

Once you are on the Classroom Close-up site
scroll down to the videos and select 2012-2013 Show #17...ENJOY!




SCHOOL 4 GARDEN CLUB NEWS!

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.



"DON'T STAND BY FOR BULLYING"

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.



Reward School


                SCHOOL 4 IS A New Jersey 
                Department of Education
                Officially Recognized   
               
REWARD SCHOOL

              

School Anti-Bullying Specialist Information

School Anti-Bullying Specialists
Nancy Sanders, Guidance Counselor
1193 Anderson Avenue
Fort Lee, New Jersey 07024
201-585-4650;4503
nsanders@flboe.com

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