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Hasbrouck Heights Public Schools
Superintendent's Report
March 27 2003


Curriculum and Instruction

High School -


World Languages Department
Mrs. Cafferty’s Spanish I class presented oral dialogs to the class on what subjects they take who their teachers are and how they do in each class.

Ms. Kimmel’s French II class has learned proper telephone etiquette while her Spanish II class created an original dialog with a teacher designed rubric.

Mrs. Washburn’s Italian classes are studying and researching the contributions of Italian culture to the world, primarily through the artists and musicians.

Mr. Eggmann’s French students are participating in contacting a French pen pal for future correspondence in the spring.


Art Department
Mrs. Reed’s CAD 1 class has been learning how to create objects to size as well as learning more about 3-D tools and creating a medieval castle. Her CAD 2 class created solutions to a problem which included creating a ski device for a novice as well as 3-D drawings and an ad. The Graphic Design 2 class used fonts and visuals to create magazine covers and package designs used for a product. The
Tech 9 class worked on problem solving and creating solutions to problems. Some projects consisted of playground designs and egg packages.   


Mathematics and Science Departments
Eleventh grade students took the HSPA test on March 3-6.

After-school math tutoring took place in February to prepare the students for the HSPA mathematics section.

Biology classes viewed a film entitled "The Coming Plague" concerning the overuse of antibiotics and the possible negative effects on future generations.

Biology honors classes completed their reaction papers on the Robin Cook novelof their choice – either Toxin or Vector. These texts were discussed in relation to the microbiology unit.


Physical Education/Health Departments
The 11th grade students have just finished the DARE program with Sgt. Mullins.

Mrs. Kolich has arranged for two guest speakers for the health classes, Alternative to Domestic Violence and a representative from the Rape Crisis center.


Industrial Arts/Technology Departments
The shop classes are in the process of making lockers for the locker room in the Franklin school gym.


Social Studies Department
Mrs. Valenti: World History - For Black History Month, the class discussed the achievements of several Black Americans. Booker T. Washington and the Harlem Renaissance were amongst these topics.

Medieval History, the class began a unit that focused on how the fall of the Roman Empire impacted the development of the foundations of Western Europe.

Ms. Cassidy: U.S. History I - The students completed the study of reform movements. A lesson on the Underground Railroad was taught to celebrate Black History Month. Discussions and lessons involving the Abolitionist movement were also taught.

Mr. Weaver: U.S. History I Honors- Students completed the study of Nationalism.  To celebrate Black History Month the students discussed slavery and its effects.

U.S. History II- Students learned of the Post War life, the Red Scare and the improvement of technology.

Mrs. Stevenson and the Guidance Office held a special assembly for juniors and seniors to celebrate Women’s History Month. Local women visited and spoke on the various careers they hold, e.g., helicopter pilot.


English Department
Mrs. Czekaj’s English 10 classes are reading F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby, often called the greatest American novel ever written. To gain background into its 1920s setting, students are researching an aspect of that decade which interests them, and writing a formal research paper, utilizing the online databases and bibliographic websites available in the media center.

Mr. Pankiewicz’s tenth grade Honors English completed their study of The Great Gatsby by writing an essay that examined the novel as Fitzgerald’s commentary on 1920s society. Most recently, the class explored the works of Poe, Hawthorne, and Melville while comparing them to the modern Gothic work of Joyce Carol Oates. The class begins their research paper this week. The topic involves an author’s life and work; in addition, students will examine critical analysis of the author’s work.

Mr. Van Dam’s English 11 classes are continuing their study of Renaissance English poetry. The English 11 Honors class has started their study of Shakespeare’s Macbeth.

The English 12 Honors class is completing their study of Sophocles' Oedipus and is presenting their final assessment pieces.

Mrs. Schneeweiss’ Drama classes were diligently working on production aspects of The Sound of Music which was performed on Thursday, March 20th and Friday, March 21st. The Communications classes are deeply involved with a television unit and discovering the back stories to many shows and personalities from the golden age of television.



Middle School

Mathematics:
Students in 7th Grade Honors Math used their knowledge of ratio and proportion to build scale models of major landmarks.

Grade 8 completed four days of GEPA testing March 10 – 13. The students and teachers had been preparing for 2 weeks.


Science:
The physical science web site is up and running for 8th Grade. Students can sign in and request feedback from Mr. Casseire. The address is : www.rm313.cjb.net.   The site will be updated weekly, not daily.

6th Grade Science class will be starting their final topic of the year soon – Human Anatomy.


Language Arts Literacy:
During Black History Month, the 7th Grade Social Studies teacher (Mrs. Gay) and English teacher (Mrs. Rowland) had students work on an interdisciplinary unit consisting of both the Underground Railroad and Harriet Truman.


Physical Education/Health:
The Physical Education classes are in the middle of the hockey unit. The students participated in different type of drills and are now participating in league play.

The 6th Grade Health classes are participating in the Lion’s Quest program on self-confidence and how to treat other people with respect.


World Language/Art/Music:
Mrs. Cafferty’s 8th Grade class had a Spanish food festival on February 14 to enhance the chapter on Spanish food that the class studied..

Ms. Kimmel’s Sixth Grade classes learned numbers 0-20 in Spanish.

Mr. Eggman’s 8th Grade Class celebrated Mardi Gras on March 4.



Euclid School -

Kindergarten
In reading, students are working on phonics by focusing on the letter "w" with the Letter People Program. They are working on sequencing a story and creating yes-no graphs. In math, students are practicing addition using manipulatives. In science, they are comparing salt and fresh water and using balance scales to measure mass.

Grade One
Students are working on the long e sound in phonics. They are practicing their grouping of tens and ones in mathematics using unifix cubes. Students are writing descriptive paragraphs about Spring. In Science they are studying the solar system and in Language Arts capitalizing proper nouns.

Grade Two
Students are working on vowel digraphs and adding adjectives into their writing.   Students created cloud charts for their unit on weather and are focusing on word problems and their steps in mathematics. Students continue to focus on story elements within a story.

Grade Three
Students are working on retelling stories in reading and utilizing homonyms. In math they are working on perimeter, area and volume. In social studies they are presenting oral biographies. The students are also practicing probability and the use of verbs.


Grade Four
Students are working on geometry. They are focusing on answering inferential questions and supporting opinions with facts. Students have read about the French and Indian War and studies the English colonies.


Grade Five
Students are learning how to multiply fractions and develop their own word problems. They created instruments for a science unit on sound. Students participated in discussions regarding the Boston Tea Party and Stamp Act.


Special Education
The PSD class is working with manipulatives and learning the letter "U". They are coloring and cutting and identifying what is the same and different. The LDM class has been working on congruency and subtracting across zero. The Autistic class is identifying coins and studying the weather.


Special Areas
In media students are learning about famous women in history. They are practicing Math with Math Blasters and learned about animals in their habitats. In physical education, students are working on basketball skills. In music, students are learning about orchestration and practicing keeping a beat. In art, students are working on puppets.


Other Areas:
*Second and fifth grade teachers administered the TERRA NOVA during the week of March 17 – 21.
*PAC was held on February 14th and March 14th.
*Book Donations were accepted from the Jr. Women’s Club and the Women’s Club on behalf of Dr. Seuss’ birthday.
*Governor McGreevey’s books of the month were passed out to K, 1, 2, and 3.


Lincoln School -

Mathematics:
Kindergarten students are learning to recognize the four basic coins and are beginning addition with manipulatives. Our first graders are exploring money and time. The second grades have been working on triple digit subtraction and addition with and without regrouping. In third grade, the students have recently completed units on fractions and probability. Next, they will be exploring geometry. Fourth graders are learning about angles and lines as part of a geometry unit. The fifth grade has been focused on many different types of  problem solving methods. All of our mathematics classes are solving real life
mathematics problems; engaged in activities focused on mathematical process; and employing mathematical procedural knowledge by doing math problems of the day and weekly "long form" math activities.

Science:
Kindergarten students are working on weather and are in middle of hatching chicks for life cycles. Our first graders are exploring the solar system and the physical characteristics of the earth and the planets. Our second grade students have been exploring plants and the method the plants use to carry water to the different parts of the plant. The third grade students are completing their exploration of the solar systems and are moving on to study ‘matter’. The fourth grades are studying volcanoes and each student will be constructing their own volcanoes in the near future. Our fifth graders are completing a unit on photosynthesis and are also completing an electricity project.

Social Studies:
Our kindergarten is working on self-esteem, families, and culture. The first grades are using maps to describe and investigate landforms and direction. The second graders identifying different aspects of neighborhoods, states, countries, and continents through map studies. The third grade is finishing up a unit on government. They learned about town, city, state, and national government structures. The fourth grades are learning about the role of people in New Jersey in the revolutionary war. The students are also engaged in constructing a New Jersey travel brochure. The fifth graders are presently learning about colonial America and will be beginning a unit on the Revolutionary War. They are also beginning to prepare for the living wax museum.

Language Arts:
The kindergartners are exploring the letters B, U and Z this month. They are also investigating many new sight words such as "and, can, you, me and love." The first graders are working on special vowel sounds and focusing on reading comprehension. The second graders are working on parts of a letter and are using adjectives to write descriptive sentences. The third grades are being introduced
to the art of ‘note taking’ so that they are ready to begin their research papers on a planet in science. The fourth graders are reading the story Number The Stars. The fifth graders just finished a unit on outlining and research writing techniques. They will be working on completing outlines on the computers using Inspiration software.

Art:
The kindergarten recently constructed their very own Leprechauns. The first graders are working on making fire safety posters. The third graders are completing their unit on weaving and are also working on fire safety posters. The fourth graders are making puppets out of Styrofoam and are also making fire safety posters. The fifth graders are making fire safety posters.

Physical Education:
The students are finishing up a volleyball unit and are beginning to play floor hockey.

Hot Lunch Program: Parents, students, and teachers appear to be very satisfied with the "Meals for Kids: lunch program and as such, we will be entering into a second round of ordering.



Workshops/In-Service

High School -
Mr. Eggmann, Mrs. Cafferty, Ms. Kimmel, and Mrs. Guzman attended a McDougal Littell Workshop on January 28 entitled "Road Map to Success-World Language Strategies."

March 18th. Mr. Schimel attended the Human Relations Youth Leadership Forum at Fairleigh Dickinson University, Hackensack, NJ.

March 3rd. Mrs. Michaeli attended a workshop on "Helping Your Students Be More Successful in Mathematics (Grades 5-8), Saddle Brook, NJ.

March 7th. Mr. Gorski attended a workshop on "Evolution" at Montclair State University, Montclair, NJ.

March 18th. Mrs. Christianson attended a workshop on the "New Jersey Teen Prevention Education Program" at Montclair High School, Montclair, NJ.

March 26th. Ms. Cassidy, Mrs. Wallace, and Mrs. Wilson will attend a workshop at Gibbs College.


Middle School-
Mr. Eggman, Mrs. Cafferty, Ms. Kimmel, and Mrs. Guzman attended a McDougal Littel Workshop on January 28 entitled "Road Map to Success-World Language Strategies".


Euclid School -
1. Inservice held on Friday, March 7, 2003 included Phonemic Awareness for grades K,1,2,and 3, Technology for grades 4 and 5, and Occupational Therapy for special ed teachers.
2. Star School Conference held at Rutger’s University on March 14, 2003.
3. Technology Workshop for teachers and students– March 13, 2003 – Media Center – Euclid Teachers of Grades 3, 4, and 5 and their classes received log on training for class link.
4. Faculty meeting held on March 10, 2003. Articulation for grades K, 1, and 2 to discuss the upcoming testing and meeting core standards.
5. Faculty meeting held on March 24, 2003. Explanation of upcoming testing by A. Balestrieri the testing coordinator.


Lincoln School -
2/24 Grades three through five teachers participated in final TTS technology skills training session.

3/3 Grades three and four teachers participated in technology training regarding Classlink 2000 computers in classrooms.

3/10 All teachers attended a staff meeting to discuss building logistics and housekeeping issues.

3/24 Second training date for third and fourth grade teachers regarding Classlink 2000 technology.

3/26 Parents of third and fourth grade students will receive tech support regarding Classlink 2000 home access on Wednesday, March 26 at The Lincoln School Media Center.



General Administration -

High School -
9/3/02 at 2:08 pm
9/6/02 at 1:18 pm
9/25/02 at 1:21 p.m.
10/21/02 at 1:14 pm
10/29/02 at 1:59 pm
11/14/02 at 9:47 am   
11/25/02 at 8:58 am
12/10/02 at 8:58 am
12/17/02 at 9:47 am
1/10/03 at 1:13 pm
1/20/03 at 1:14 pm
2/4/03 at 8:59 am
2/26/03 at 1:16 pm
3/14/03 at 1:20 p.m.

Middle School-
Sept. 3, 2002 @ 2:08pm
Sept. 6, 2002 @ 1:18pm
Sept. 25, 2002 @ 1:21pm
Oct. 21, 2002 @ 1:14pm
Oct. 29, 2002 @ 1:59pm
Nov. 14, 2002 @ 9:47am
Nov. 25, 2002 @ 8:58 am
Dec. 10, 2002 @ 8:58 am
Dec. 17, 2002 @ 9:47 am
Jan. 10, 2003 @ 1:13 pm
Jan. 20, 2003 @ 1:14 pm
Feb. 4, 2003 @ 8:59 am
Feb. 26, 2003@ 1:16 pm
March 14, 2003 @ 1:20 pm


Euclid School -
Friday, September 13, 2002         2:15 – 2:16.50pm        
Monday, September 16, 2002         3:05 – 3:06.30pm        
Thursday, October 17, 2002    2:25 – 2:26.35pm         
Tuesday, October 17, 2002     11:00–11:02am             
(Includes student in wheelchair)
Friday, November 15, 2002        2:10 -2:11.35pm         
Wednesday, November 20, 2002     2 :27-2:28.38pm        
Tuesday, December 10, 2002         2:10 –2:11.21            
(blocked alleyway door in rear of school)
Wednesday, December 16, 2002     10-10:01.25            
Thursday, January 30, 2003        2:28-229.35            
Friday, January 31, 2003        1:30-1:31.29            
Thursday, February 27,2003        1:15-1:16.25            
Friday, February 28,2003    2:15-2:16.26            
Tuesday, March 4, 2003             2:19-2:20.50            
Tuesday, March 19, 2003        2:15-2:16.30            

Lincoln School -
Wednesday 9/04/2002 1:30 PM
Thursday 9/19/2002 11:20 AM
Friday 10/18/2002 2:00 PM
Wednesday 10/23/2002 8:55 AM
Thursday 11/18/2002 11:15 AM
Tuesday 11/19/02 9:55 AM Lock Down
Monday 11/25/02 2:00 PM
Monday 12/9 2:00 PM Lock Down
Tuesday 12/10 2:00 PM
Wednesday 12/11 8:45 A.M.
Wednesday 1/15 8:50 A.M.
Tuesday 1/21 2:25 PM Lock Down
Wednesday 1/22 8:50 A.M.
Thursday 2/13 9:05 AM Lock Down
Friday 2/14 9:00 A.M
Tuesday 3/11 11:20 AM
Friday 3/21 11:15 Lock Down
Friday 3/21 2:50 PM (at the conclusion of school assembly-evacuated from Gym with
all exits blocked except one)



Accomplishments

High School - Students in Mr. Eggmann's French IV class celebrated Mardi Gras on March 4.

Mrs. Reed’s CAD 1 class created objects to size as well as a medieval castle. The CAD 2 class created a ski device for a novice as well as viewing drawing and magazine ads for products. The Graphics 2 class made magazine covers and package designs. The Tech 9 class made playground designs and egg packages.

Middle School-
Mr. Morisco’s English Classes accomplished the following:
Updated curriculum guidelines.
Created GEPA guidelines.
Vocabulary cartoons – picture prompt format.
Developed cartoon characters (drawings) attached descriptive essay.

Euclid School -
1. Drug Awareness Activities were celebrated for the week of March 3rd –March 7th.
2. Dare was held on March 6th and March 14th for students in grades K, 2, and 4.
3. The Jump Rope for Heart marathon was held on Wednesday, March 5th.
4. Dr. Seuss’ Birthday Celebration took place on Friday, February 28, 2003 and Monday, March 3rd. Readers included Assemblywoman Heck, Mayor Torre, Mr. Luongo, Mrs. Eisenberg and many parents. High School Students also participated.
5. Kindergarten registration was held on March 12th.
6. Fourth graders tried their hand at kickboxing. After school on March 5th, Mrs. Gyenes demonstrated for the 4th grade how to kick box. Many participated.

Lincoln School -
Week beginning 3/3: National PTA Drug and Alcohol & Tobacco Awareness Week: The students participated in grade level activities on a daily basis and earned prizes daily. Mrs. Tallaksen, a PTA mom, organized the entire week and did an outstanding job!

3/3: SADD session with the third and fifth graders.
3/4: SADECKY PUPPETS: Kindergarten through third grade students saw an excellent puppet show in our auditorium.
3/5: JUMP ROPE FOR HEART: Students in all grades participated in jump rope for heart. The students collected donations for the American Heart Association.
3/6: D.A.R.E. Graduation was snowed out and as such, the date was changed to April 1st at 7:00 PM in the old gym of the High School. Culminating event: DRUG FREE RALLY: The entire student body of Lincoln School assembled in the auditorium for a drug free rally. Representatives from all aspects of Hasbrouck Heights were on hand to speak to the children about the evils of drugs.

Kindness Committee: raised over one thousand dollars to be donated to the Hasbrouck Heights Public Library to purchase seventy new books. The students and the entire staff are displaying their "I love to read" bookmarks. They used the computer to create these individual projects.



Student Recognition
High School -
Bergen County Choir selections -- Alyson H. and Lynette V.
Students of the Month -- Lauren C. and Gabe H.

Middle School- The Kindness and Justice Awards were bestowed on the students at the Second Marking Period Awards Assembly on February 14, 2003.

Euclid School -
Raffle prizes awarded the week of Drug Awareness.
Star student recognition (book mark)
Class visitation to student morning announcers.

Lincoln School -
This month, we have four more students to recognize in our "Kids Can Be Heroes Too" campaign. Brian and Allison L. donated some of "their personal belongings to a family that lost everything in a fire". Ryan O’C. organized a Valentine’s Day card collection effort for our troops overseas. Tiffany A.
saved a four-year-old girl from drowning in the deep end of a pool. These students deserve our highest commendations and I am proud of their consideration for others. Brian, Allison, Ryan, and Tiffany, you are all heroes!
   


Staff Attendance by percentage & number    

High School - Attendance from 2/13/03 to 3/18/03 = 95.4 %. 27 teachers were absent. Total absences from 11/19/02 to 3/18/03 is 99.2%.
Punctuality from 2/13/03 to 3/18/03 = 99.3%. 4 teachers were tardy. Total tardiness from the beginning of the year to present is 99.7%.

Middle School- Attendance from 2/13/03 to 3/18/03 = 93%. 43 teachers were absent. Total attendance from 11/19/02 to 3/18/03 = 98%
Punctuality from 2/13/03 to 3/18/03 = 100%. 0 teachers were tardy. Total punctuality from 11/19/02 to 3/18/03 = 99%

Euclid School - Attendance from February 24, 2003 to March 21, 2003. 28.5 teachers were absent. Total absences from the beginning of the year to the present is 97%.
Punctuality from February 24, 2003 to March 21, 2003 Zero teachers were tardy.  Total tardiness from the beginning of the year to present is 98 %.

Lincoln School - Attendance from February 24, 2003 to March 21, 2003 = 96.8%. 12 teachers were absent. Percentage for total absences from the beginning of the year to present is 97.3.



Press Releases -

High School - None

Middle School- Second Marking Period Honor Roll

Euclid School - Observer Week of February 24th. Herman Parish, author of Amelia Bedelia visited Euclid School.

Lincoln School - Science Exchange 2/27

Number of substitutes for the month.

High School - During 2/13/03 to 3/18/03, 66 substitute teachers have been hired. Total substitutes hired from the beginning of the year to present = 355.
HIGH SCHOOL -- SUBSTITUTES HIRED
9/3 - 9/19/02            18
9/20 - 10/21/02            57
10/22 - 11/18/02        43
11/19 - 12/10/02        40
12/11/02 - 1/20/03        94
1/21/03 - 2/12/02        37
2/12/0-3/18/03            66

Middle School - During 2/13/03 to 3/18/03, 48 substitute teachers have been hired.


Euclid School - During February 24, 2003 to March 21, 2003. 18 substitute teachers have been hired. Total substitutes hired from the beginning of the year to present = 85. All reports indicate satisfactory.

Lincoln School - Number of substitutes for the month: 30



Personnel
Letter of resignation from Dina Panzarella - Grade 1 teachers Euclid School. Mrs. Panzarella was granted permission to terminate her employment as of March 21, 2003.

Letter of resignation from Adam Goodman - Chemistry teacher, High School. Mr. Goodman was granted permission to terminate his employment effective immediately.

Letter of retirement from Dawn Schirmer, secretary to the Superintendent effective August 1, 2003.

Maternity leave from Lynne Prioce, lunch aide at Euclid School beginning March 28, 2003. Mrs. Prioce will be returning in September, 2003 in a part-time capacity.

Maternity leave for Kimberly Cicero, Lincoln School Teacher. Mrs. Cicero's leave is granted for the 2003-04 and 2004-05 school year.

Appointments - Lincoln School Lunch Aides
    Mrs. Ann Marie Ellerbrock
    Mrs. Tracy Keenan

County Substitute - Ms. Valerie Gino

Ms. Irene Kupershteyn, Pro-rated, Step 1 $36,774 - Euclid School Grade 1

Volunteers - BOE Policy 9180 or Para-Professionals

Mrs. Eileen Drago - will be assigned to assist the varsity and JV softball squads during the current spring season. Mrs. Drago is in possession of a teacher's certificate.

Mr. Michael Llauget - will be assigned to assist the Varsity, JV and Freshman baseball squads during the current spring season. Mr. Llauget is in possession of a county substitute certificate.

Ms. Kristen Krysc - will be assigned to assist the JV and Varsity softball squad during the current spring season. Ms Krysc is in possession of a teacher's certificate.

Mr. Brian Morrow - will be assigned to assist the boys and girls track squads during the current spring season. Mr. Morrow is in possession of a county substitute certificate.

Mr. Thomas Mason - will be assigned to assist the varsity, JV and Freshman baseball squads during the current spring season. Mr. Mason will not be permitted to solely supervise students since he does not possess the proper certification.

Mr. George Robinson - will be assigned to assist the varsity and JV softball squads during the current season. Mr. Robinson will not be permitted to solely supervise students since he does not possess the proper certification.

Mr. Frank Annese - will be assigned to assist the boys and girls track squads for the current spring season. Mr. Annese will not be permitted to solely supervise students since he does not possess the proper certification.



Policies

2nd Reading
5110 Attendance
5120.1 Criteria for Placement in Honors Courses - Regulation
Mathematics grades 6 through 11
Science grades 9 through 12
History grades 9 through 12
4111 Recruitment, Selection and Hiring

Revisions

5123 Promotion/Retention/Acceleration - Regulation
6114 Delayed Opening/Emergency Closing - Regulation and Exhibit

Job Description/Evaluation Instrument

Accounts Payable Secretary
Affirmative Action
Assistant Coach
Assistant Principal
Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum p/t
Assistant to School Business Administrator/Board Secretary
Assistant to Superintendent
Athletic Trainer
Attendance Secretary
Audio Media Specialist
Basic Skills Teacher
Cheerleading Advisor
Clerical Aide
Clerical Assistance
Clerk
Clerk Typist
Club Advisor
Computer Coordinator
Computer Technician
Coordinator Information Technology
CST Secretary
Custodian
Director of Athletics
Director of Maintenance
Director of Physical Plant
Director of Scheduling/Curriculum
Director of Special Services
District Guidance Counselor
ESL Teacher
Grounds Keeper
Guidance Counselor
Guidance Secretary
Head Coach
Head Custodian
Head of Maintenance
Home Instruction Teacher
Instructional supervisor
Learning Disability Teacher Consultant
Library/Media Center Aide
Lunchroom Aide
Maintenance
Media Center Assistant
Media Specialist
Out-of-District Day Placement Assistant
Payroll Secretary
Playground Assistant
Principal
Principal District Related Activities
Principal Elementary
Principal High School
Principal Middle School
SAC Counselor
School Business Administrator
School Nurse
School Psychologist
Secretary to the Assistant Principal
Secretary to the Elementary Principal
Secretary to the High School Principal
Secretary to the Middle School/High School Principal
Secretary to the School Business Administrator/Board Secretary
Secretary to the Superintendent of Schools
Social Worker
Special Education Assistant
Special Education Educational Instructor
Speech Language Specialist
Superintendent of Schools
Supervisor
Teacher
Teacher Aide
Teacher in Charge Elementary School

Copies are available at Administrative Office



Calendar Revision - 2002-03 school year -
Monday April 28 and Tuesday, April 29, 2003 - no school for students, teachers, secretarial and assistants (aides) only.

These days are for the accumulation of unused snow days. Traditional unused snow days were placed in conjunction with Memorial Day weekend. This is not possible due to the schedule of the State of New Jersey ASK Tests which will be administered in grades 3 and 4.

Lock Down Drill Report - Lock down drills were conducted at Lincoln School and the Middle School/High School on Friday, March 21, 2003. The drills were personally observed by the Superintendent of Schools. The teachers and students in all schools should be commended on how the drills were conducted.

Euclid School conducted their drill on March 26.

All schools will continue to conduct drills throughout the year.



Field Trips/Fundraisers -
The following field trips were approved by the Superintendent of Schools
SADD - Grade 9-12 Mrs. Christianson - Jelly bean grams

Imax Theatre - Ghost of the Abyss - West Nyack, NY - June 6. Lincoln School.
Grade 5 - 68 students. Teachers in charge, Mary Ann Pagano, Kathryn Kalisch, Eileen La Torre and Karen Young. Movie rated "G"

Renaissance Faire - May 29, 2003 - Grade 6 Tuxedo, NY - Teachers in charge - Grade 6 teachers.

Imax Theatre - Ghost of the Abyss - West Nyack, NY - May 2. High School. 30 students. Teachers in charge, Cheryl Reed and Erin Schneeweiss. Movie rated "G"

Alstede Farms - Chester, NJ April 11, 2003, Grade 2 Euclid School 68 students. Teacher in charge - Linda Mansfield, Tina Sabin and Pamela Lambe

Liberty Science Center - June 6, 2003 - Grade 4 Euclid School. Teacher in charge - Melissa Gyenes, Eileen Drago and Melissa Rad



Presentations to Board of Education and Public
March 27 - Technology Program - Elementary School - Mr. Ciccone
March 18 - Budget Presentation
March 10 - Budget Presentation



Compliance - Board of Education Policies

9180 Volunteerism - "The Superintendent shall report annually to the Board on the number of volunteers serving the school to the duties performed by volunteers

School    Volunteer    Position
High School    Jason Miller    Football
High School    Cory Lang    Football
High School    John Valenti    Football
High School    Michael Llauget    Baseball
High School    Eileen Drago    Softball
High School    Kristen Krysz    Softball
High School    George Robertson    Softball
High School    Brian Morrow    Track
High School    Frank Annese    Track

Middle School - none
Lincoln School - none
Euclid School - none

Hold Harmless Agreement - provisions for Project Graduation Parents Committee and
Board of Education

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