New Jersey Department of Education School Self-Assessment for Determining Grades under the Anti-bullying Bill of Rights District and School Grade Report 2014-2015.
There will be a meeting Thursday, 2/2 at 3:10pm, for all those 6th Grade boys and girls who are interested in trying out for the DARE Basketball Team. This initial meeting will be 20 minutes in length and will outline the responsibilities and obligations for participating on the team. Permission slips will also be handed out. Go Penguins!
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.
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.
L. to R.:
Nancy Silberkleit, (Co-CEO Archie Publications), Archie, Kimberly Minarovich, (Guidance Counselor), Patrick Ambrosio, (Principal)
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
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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)
MORNING DROP OFF:
Please be reminded that there is no adult supervision until 8:30AM each morning. Students should not be dropped off prior to this.
Please be sure to send your child to school with a coat or warm jacket. Students will go outside for recess each day provided it is not raining/snowing and the temperature is above 36 degrees. Students that are not wearing appropriate clothing may be asked to remain inside.
Please be sure to abide by all local traffic and parking regulations when picking up your child. Parent parking and double-parking is not permitted in the rear of the building on Route 5 nearest the teacher parking lot.
LOST & FOUND:
Please remind your child to check our lost & found...it is filled with unclaimed clothing and other articles!
Kimberly Minarovich, Guidance Counselor
1193 Anderson Avenue
Fort Lee, New Jersey 07024
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
Hansel & Gretel artwork by Yuki
We celebrated our Math Olympiads and Ms. Maria Soria, G & T: Several students from School Four were among the nearly 150,000 students worldwide to participate this year in the Math Olympiad program. These fourth grade students participate in a series of five monthly of 5 problems each from November to March.
The students responded well and all were recognized with certificates for their participation. An embroidered felt patch was awarded to those in the top 50% of all participants, including the following students: Jason H, Thomas L, Alisha M, Lindsey C, Michelle K, Jenny S, and Dylan S.
The silver pin is awarded to those in the top 10% of all participants, including the following students, Yifan K and Isabel K.
The highest individual scorer trophy for the School Four/School Two team is awarded to Yifan K.
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
2013 BERGEN COUNTY ANTI-BULLING POSTER CONTEST
THE POSTERS ARE DUE IN THE GUIDANCE OFFICE
NO LATER THAN MARCH 4, 2013.
Please refer to the Guidance Page for details.
A student from School 4 representing Fort Lee BOE recently received a perfect score in the second of three meets for this year’s WordMasters Challenge™—a national vocabulary competition involving nearly 150,000 students annually. Sixth grader Lily Koslow earned a perfect score in the February meet. Nationally, only 71 sixth graders achieved a perfect score. Other students at Fort Lee BOE who achieved outstanding results in the meet include sixth grader Bertina Kudrin. The students were coached in preparation for the WordMasters Challenge™ by Maria Luisa Soria. The WordMasters Challenge™ is an exercise in critical thinking that first encourages students to become familiar with a set of interesting new words (considerably harder than grade level), and then challenges them to use those words to complete analogies expressing various kinds of logical relationships. http://www.wordmasterschallenge.com.
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
School Shootings: Helping Teens Cope, A Guide for Parents
Helping Children Cope with Crisis: Care for Caregivers
10 Tips to Help Your Kids Deal with Violence
Talking to Children about Violence
Tips for Parents and Teachers
A National Tragedy: Helping Children Cope
Tips for Parents and Teachers
Talking with Kids about News
Talking to Children about Community Violence
Coping with Crisis: Helping Children with Special Needs
Psychological First Aid - Core Actions (pg 19)
Caring for Kids After Trauma, Disaster, and Death
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