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Character Theme:  Joy!
December 2              Chipotle Fundraiser in Edgewater
December 5              First Annual Father-Daughter Dance - 7pm
December 9              1 PM Dismissal
                           Election-Referendum Vote
December 9-11          Holiday Boutique (PTA)
December 16             9:15 AM Holiday Concert (see below for times)
                            6 PM Craft Night with Santa

December 19             6 PM Pajama Movie Night

December 23             1 PM Dismissal (NO AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM)       
*December 24 – January 4 Winter Recess Schools Closed
Happy Holidays!!!
Thank you to all of those parents/guardians, grandparents and friends that attended our Holiday Concert! On behalf of the School #4 Family, we wish all of you a very happy Holiday Season and a healthy
New Year!
Holiday Concert - 12/16/14
Dear School Four Parents:
The Music Department would like to cordially invite you to attend our Holiday Concert in the All-Purpose Room on Tuesday morning, December 16th.  All grades will sing and our instrumental groups will perform as well, according to the following schedule, which we are happy to provide for your convenience:
   9:15 – 9:45 AM        Grades K-2 will sing
10:00 – 10:20 AM       School 4 String Ensemble
10:25 – 10:45 AM       School 4 Band
10:45 – 11:15 AM       Grades 3-6 will sing
If your child is in grades 3-6, please be sure that he/she comes to school in performance dress:
  • White top with black or dark trousers/skirt
  • Please no sneakers, jeans or clothes with logos
This promises to be a festive and enjoyable Holiday Celebration, and we hope you will be able to join us.  A very happy holiday to all!
Sincerely Yours,
The School Four Music Department
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 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.

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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