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PARCC Parent Information Night
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.†
January Events

Character Theme:† Courage

January 15†††††††††††††† Photo Retake Day
January 19†††††††††††††† Martin Luther King Day ~ No School
January 20 ††††††††††††† PTA Meeting† †7 PM
January 27, 28 & 30††† Scholastic Book Fair
January 28 † † † † † † † PARCC†Presentation for Parents† 7 PM
January 29†††††††††††††† Thomas Paine Re-Enactment Assembly

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)

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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!

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 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 RollóRegulation 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.

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 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.

Reward School

                SCHOOL 4 IS A New Jersey 
                Department of Education
                Officially Recognized   


School Anti-Bullying Specialist Information

School Anti-Bullying Specialists
Nancy Sanders, Guidance Counselor
1193 Anderson Avenue
Fort Lee, New Jersey 07024

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