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Elementary Schools
All Elementary make- ups May 2-May13
Wed, April 19: ELA Unit 1- Grade 3 & 4 (90 mins)
Thurs, April 20 ELA Unit 2- Grade 3 & 4 (75 or 90 mins)
Fri, April 21 : ELA Unit 3- Grade 3 & 4 (90 mins)
Mon, April 24:   Math Unit 1 - Grade 3 & 4 (60 mins )
Tues, April 25:Math Unit 2- Grade 3 & 4 (60 mins)
Wed, April 26: Math Unit 3- Grade 3 & 4 (60 mins)
Thurs, April 27: Math Unit 4- Grade 3 & 4 (60 mins)
Fri, April 28:   ELA Unit 1- Grade 5 & 6 (90 mins)
Mon, May 1: ELA Unit 2- Grade 5 & 6 (90 or 110 mins)
Tues, May 2: ELA Unit 3- Grade 5 & 6 (90 or 110 mins)
Wed, May 3:   Math Unit 1 - Grade 5 & 6 (60 or 80 mins)
Thurs, May 4:     Math Unit 2- Grade 5 & 6 (60 or 80 mins)
Fri, May 5:   Math Unit 3 - Grade 5 & 6 (60 or 80 mins)
Mon, May 8:     Math Unit 4- Grade 5 (60 mins)
All Elementary make- ups May 9 –May 16
*all dates are subject to change
SADD Committee Project Cicero a Success!
The 2017 Project Cicero book donation fundraiser has come to and end...Congratulations to Mrs. Kim and the SADD Committee, as they collected 3,713 new and gently used books from School No. 4 students and families! These books will be donated shortly! Congratulations!!!
Meet Andria Fusco, School No. 4 Counselor
My name is Andria Fusco and I am so happy to be a member of the School No. 4 family.  I have a strong passion for nurturing children's growth and development in the formative years of children's lives, and knew at a very young age I wanted to be an educator.  I graduated from Seton Hall University with a BS in Elementary Education and BA in Psychology. I then went on to work as elementary education teacher in Jersey City and Little Falls for over 7 years. While teaching, I attended graduate school at Kean University and received my Master's Degree in Counselor Education. I began my career as a school counselor in Fort Lee. I worked at School No. 2 for two years and made my way up to Fort Lee High School for the last 5 years.  I believe in setting a good example through instilling character education and promoting positive attitudes in schools and throughout the community.  In addition, I hold a Director of School Counseling Services Certificate and practice as a private Licensed Professional Counselor, working with individuals ranging from school-aged children, teens, adults, and the elderly.  As school counselor, I assumed many roles and have experience with behavioral interventions, testing, coping skills, academic counseling, college counseling, transition counseling, group/individual therapy, and Intervention and Referral Services, (I&RS). 
Working in Fort Lee is home to me. It holds a very special place in my heart, because I am married to a fellow Fort Lee Educator and we recently had our first child.  I am very excited to be part of School No. 4  and look forward to spending many influential years as your school counselor! 
Marking Period 2 Report Cards
Please be reminded that Marking Period 2 Report Cards are now available on the Parent Portal of Genesis. No hard copy report cards will be sent home. Please contact your child's teacher with any questions.
PTA Book Fair!!!
The PTA Book Fair is back! The Book Fair will take place from Tuesday, 1/31 - Thursday, 2/2. If your child wishes to purchase books, please ensure their money is safe and secure! Students will be called down during the day.
2016-2017 Teacher of the Year!

Myung Jin Chung
It is a big honor for me to have been chosen as the School #4 Teacher of the Year 2016-2017.

I would like to share this award with all my colleagues and administrators who have supported and encouraged me during my career as a Korean bilingual teacher.  Having personally experienced the challenging and often frustrating journey of learning English as a second language and understanding American social norms, it has been a life goal for me to aid others during their periods of transition.


From the moment I started teaching Korean bilingual students in 2001 in Fort Lee, every class posed the daunting challenge of how to not only teach the required curriculum, but also how to enable students to tackle the underlying doubts and insecurities that come with starting a new life in a different environment.  The last 15 years have not been without its fair share of tears and late night calls with parents, but the privilege of witnessing children blossom from timid newcomers to confident young adults has always been and always will be my most humbling life moments.


However, I would be remiss if I did not give credit to my tremendously supportive colleagues who have fought for me and provided a deep well of encouragement when I needed it the most.  I would also like to acknowledge the parents for entrusting me with their children – I cannot express how important the teamwork that we’ve developed is.  

Thank you again for this great honor, I am truly blessed to be a member of a great Fort Lee school family.

2016-2017 Educational Services Professional of the Year!

Stephanie Borgono
My Name is Stephanie Borgono and I am the Social Worker for Schools #3 and #4.

My life’s passion was to help others who were struggling with a disability or dealing with trauma. In turn, I decided to pursue a career, which involved this passion in Social Work.

Currently, I’m working with children who have special needs. Seeing how these children flourish, year after year, is the most rewarding to my colleagues and myself.

It is an honor to be selected the recipient of 2016-2017 educational services professional of the year.


School No. 4 would like to thank Nancy Silberkleit, Co-CEO of Archie Comics Publications for her Anti-Bullying presentation, (1/6/17) through the use of comic books. Her anti-bullying comics offer students a mantra: "Never let anyone define who they want you to be. You know who you are, be proactive in your life."

L. to R.:
Nancy Silberkleit, (Co-CEO Archie Publications), Archie, Kimberly Minarovich, (Guidance Counselor), Patrick Ambrosio, (Principal)

School No. 4 is now on Twitter!!!

Please follow us on Twitter at: @School4Penguins

School No. 4 - November Calendar
Please click here for the most updated November Calendar of events.
PTA Letter to School 4 Families!
Please see the attached letter from the PTA regarding a recap of the October events and upcoming November activities. Please click here for a letter from the PTA...
Halloween Parade!
School No. 4 will be holding their annual Halloween Parade in the afternoon on Monday, October 31st...
Please click here for details...
Jump Rope For Heart!
Jump Rope for Heart is this week, 10/17-10/21 in PE class. Please remember to check your email and sign up to give a donation and collect your prizes .

Mock Election 2016!
On Friday, October 14, 2016, students at School #4 held a Mock Election! They received an informative assembly on the importance of voting and the upcoming Presidential Election. The assembly was presented by Bergen County Superintendent of Elections, Patricia Dicostanzo, and was accompanied by Deputy Superintendent of Elections, Theresa M. O'Connor. Special guest, Fort Lee Mayor, Mark Sokolich also spoke to his alma mater about the privilege of voting!

The Bergen County Board of Elections provided real voting machines for an authentic voting experience. After a brief assembly, each student in grades 3-6 had the opportunity to cast their vote!
(From L to R: Mayor Mark Sokolich, Deputy Superintendent Theresa M. O'Connor, Kay Cordero, School #4 Teacher/Organizer, Superintendent of Elections, Patricia Dicostanzo, Principal, Patrick Ambrosio)

Fire Prevention Week!
On Friday, October 11th, the Kindergarten - Grade 4 students at School #4 were visited by Fire Fighter Phil in observance of Fire prevention week. Students learned about fire safety during an interactive assembly!

Fort Lee Fire Department Visits School #4!
Also on the same day, Grades 5 and 6 had the opportunity to visit with the Fort Lee Fire Department as they organized their annual "Smoke House". The smoke house helps firefighters demonstrate how quickly a room can fill with smoke, and allows kids to practice crawling out to safety.

School No. 4 School Anti-Bullying Coordinator

Kimberly Minarovich, Guidance Counselor
1193 Anderson Avenue
Fort Lee, New Jersey 07024
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