Students at School Two participated in a "Turkey Trot" event this November. We walked laps around the school by grade level. We set a goal to walk 20 laps in total and donate one turkey per each lap walked. We ended up beating our goal by walking 24 laps in total and donating 22 turkeys to families in need! We also collected over 400 cans of food to go along with the turkeys for a complete Thanksgiving meal. Whole Foods supermarket donated 8 turkeys to support our cause. We teamed up with the Bergen County Center for Food Action, who will be distributing the turkeys and canned goods to local Bergen County families without Thanksgiving dinner. Our students learned the importance of giving back, especially during the holiday season. Way to go, School Two!!!
November 19, 2013
Dear Parents and Guardians:
You are cordially invited to visit your child’s class during American Education Day on Thursday, November 21st from 9:30 – 11:30 AM OR 1:00 to 2:30 PM.
This will be an opportunity to see your child’s class in action and to observe the group dynamics that take place in an elementary classroom.
Please note that, in order to be able to accommodate as many parents as possible we ask that you either attend in the morning OR in the afternoon and limit your visit to no more than one class period (40 min).
Since this visit is designed to let you see your child and his/her classmates at work, we ask that you help us in the following ways during your visit:
1. Please enter via the main entrance and check in at the welcoming table to present personal identification. Please limit your stay so that we may accommodate all of our visitors. Visit only your child’s classroom.
2. Because we want to avoid disturbing the usual classroom routine, adults only will be permitted to visit. Please do not bring siblings or other children.
3. Please take a seat in the chairs provided. Please refrain from conversation, which distracts both the teacher and students. We also ask that you do not bring food, drinks or cell phones into the classroom.
4. The use of cameras or picture taking of any kind is not permitted.
Enjoy your classroom visit!
- NOV. 3 DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME
- NOV. 5 ELECTION DAY – SCHOOLS CLOSED
- NOV. 6 POST VISIT – 5th GRADE
- NOV. 7-8 TEACHERS’ CONVENTION- SCHOOLS CLOSED
- NOV. 10 FIELD OF HEROES CEREMONY (FLHS)
- NOV. 11 VETERAN’S DAY CEREMONY
- NOV. 13 POST VISIT – 6th GRADE
- NOV. 19 REPORT CARD DISTRIBUTION
- ·NOV. 21 AMERICAN EDUCATION DAY - PARENTS VISIT CLASSROOMS
- NOV. 27 1:00 DISMISSAL
1st GRADE SHOWCASE
- NOV. 28-29 THANKSGIVING RECESS
- Sept. 30-Oct. 4 WEEK OF RESPECT
- Oct. 2 Early Dismissal Day 1:00 PM
BACK TO SCHOOL NIGHT @ 7:00 PM
· Oct. 7-12 FIRE PREVENTION WEEK
- Oct. 9 Walk to School Day
- Oct. 10 Assembly – Antibullying/Respect Month
- Oct. 13-18 SCHOOL VIOLENCE AWARENESS WEEK
- Oct. 14 Columbus Day – SCHOOL CLOSED
- Oct. 21-25 RED RIBBON WEEK
- Oct. 22 Early Dismissal Day 1:00 PM
- Oct. 25 PTA Halloween Dance
- Oct. 31 Halloween Parade
August 30, 2013
While the children have been on summer vacation, the administrators and staff of the
On the first day of school you will receive the Annual Student Information Form along with permission forms, emergency information, lunch forms, Bollinger Insurance forms, and the YMCA after school forms among others.
Please complete these forms and return them to your child’s teacher on the second day of school. In order to maintain the safety and security of your child it is imperative that these forms be returned promptly. Most important of all is the information on dismissal and emergency contacts.
The first day of school is Monday, September 9th. Students should arrive by 8:30 to line up. This will be a one o’clock dismissal day. No lunch will be served, please be sure your child brings a snack (even 3rd through 6th graders). All students must be picked up at 1:00 PM UNLESS they have been registered in the YMCA after school program. If your child is a walker, that is, he/she will be able to walk home unescorted, you MUST write a note to your child’s teacher and send it on the very first day. It is absolutely imperative that we know if your child has permission to walk home alone. If we do not receive a letter, an adult MUST pick up your child at 1:00 PM.
I look forward to collaborating with our School 2 families to ensure a rewarding, successful year for our students. Again, I appreciate your cooperation in returning these important documents to your child’s teacher on Tuesday, September 10th.
Mrs. Marianela Martin
Bullying Prevention Activities Parents and Children Can Do Together
Summer is a great opportunity for parents to participate in activities with their children that can help them to develop empathy, respect for others and positive problem-solving skills, including the following:
- Perform community service – Participating in community service with your children can help them to better understand people of different backgrounds, abilities, ethnicities, ages, educations and income levels. Consider having your children volunteer with an organization that focuses on servicing certain groups that are commonly misunderstood or harassed by others.
- Watch films that discourage prejudice – Watching films with your children on the harmful effects of racism, homophobia, sexism and other forms of prejudice throughout history can help your children develop empathy and discourage them from bullying others. Watching these films may help children who have been bullied to identify with other groups that have been mistreated. Many films that address these issues can be found at the public library.
- Read books or other literature that discourage prejudice – Similar to watching films that address the prejudice many groups have faced, reading books on this topic can help your children develop empathy and discourage them from bullying others. Books that deal with prejudice should be available at school and public libraries.
- Visit museums and attend educational events on social issues – Taking your children to museums or educational events with exhibits that focus on social issues, such as poverty, civil rights and prejudice, can help your children to better understand the lives and struggles of others. Many local community organizations, governments and public universities also regularly hold panels, workshops and other events on past and current social issues that are open to the public.
- Keep your family up-to-date on current events – Watching the news, reading the newspaper and engaging in other activities that help your children stay up-to-date on current events can have many benefits. Talking about the events and discussing the behavior seen can help to teach the behavior you want to see from your children.
June 3 - 6th Grade Showcase - 6C
June 4 - FLHS Students Reading
June 5 - G&T Mock Trial 4th Grade
3/4/5N – Showcase
Post – 2nd Grade
June 6 - Game Show Assembly 3rd - 6th
June 7 - Field Day
June 11 - Spring Concert
June 12 - MET Opera 4th Grade @ 9:30
June 13 - Mayor's Council 4th Grade (Evening)
June 14 - 6th Grade Trip Spirit Cruise
June 17 - Field Trip - 2nd Grade
June 18 - G&T Showcase
SEL Assembly - AM
June 19 - Recorder Concert - 3rd Grade
June 21 - Awards Breakfast - 6th Grade "Clap Out"
June 24 - Moving Up Ceremony - 6th Grade
June 25 - Last Day of School - Students
Due to the rainy weather conditions, our field day has been postponed until Friday, June 7th 2013.
- In order to keep your children safe, it is also important that they were appropriate shoes to school; sneakers are preferable. Flip flops and sandals should not be worn. Other students may step on their toes/feet and the loose sandals may cause them to trip or fall going up and down the stairs or running around at recess. They will not be able to participate in gym while wearing sandals.
- More children are likely to walk home or play outside in this lovely weather. Please review with them that they should always cross at crosswalks and/or where the crossing guards are stationed. There have been several pedestrian accidents in town; we want to make sure all the children are safe.
We have many items in our "Lost and Found". Please remind your child to check for any lost/misplaced items.
Please note that any unclaimed items will be donated after the last day of school.
School Number Two would like to say "Congratulations" to the top ten Spelling Bee Finalists. They will compete in the Fort Lee School District's Spelling Competition on Wednesday, May 29th, 2013. Let's wish them "Good Luck!"
2nd Place: Caitlin Byoun
On Friday, March 1st, 2013, we will celebrate National Read Across America Day
(Theodore Seuss Geisel's birthday).
May 2013 be filled with good times, good heatlth, and special moments for you and your families!
FORT LEE SCHOOL 2