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Upcoming Events
 
District Announcements
Summer Reading K-8

The summer break is a perfect opportunity for children to enjoy reading books of their choice without the pressures of daily homework assignments and tests.  Click below to access a packet that provides you with booklists representing a variety of topics and genres to satisfy each child’s reading interests.  With your guidance, children can select books they have a strong desire to read.  Children should document all books read on the Summer Reading Log and return it to school by Monday, September 15th for a special certificate. We wish you and your children a wonderful summer break and Happy Reading! [More Information]
PowerSchool Parent Portal

Please be advised the PowerSchool Parent Portal will be closed for our annual summer maintenance from July 16, 2014 through August 27, 2014.
Thank you for your attention to this matter.
School Announcements
Important Dates To Remember











JUNE 2              
INSTRUMENTAL CONCERT @ 9:30 A.M. Parents

JUNE 3              PRIMARY ELECTIONS

JUNE 4              ALL CITY BAND PERFORMANCE @ FLHS 7:00 P.M.

JUNE 6              KINDERGARTEN PERFORMANCE @ 10:00 A.M.
                         KINDERGARTEN ORIENTATION @ 1:45 P.M.
                         6th GRADE DANCE – REC. CENTER @ 7:00 P.M.

JUNE 9              5th & 6th GRADE SELECT CHORUS TO HS

JUNE 10            MUSIC PRESENTATION FOR 3rd - 5th
                         G&T 5th GRADE PRESENTATION FLHS @ 6:45 P.M.

JUNE 11            3rd GRADE RECORDER CONCERT@ 9:30 A.M. Parents

JUNE 13            6th GRADE TRIP

JUNE 15            FATHER’S DAY

JUNE 17            FINAL SEL ASSEMBLY @ 10:15 A.M.
                        3rd GRADE TRIP

JUNE 19            EARLY DISMISSAL – 1:00 P.M.
                         6th GRADE AWARDS BREAKFAST

JUNE 20            EARLY DISMISSAL – 1:00 PM
                         LAST DAY FOR STUDENTS
                         6th GRADE MOVING UP CEREMONY @ 10:30 A.M.


HAVE A GREAT SUMMER!

(SCHOOL RE-OPENS 9/8/2014)

Spelling Bee




Congratulations to the district winners and finalists!  
The Spelling Bee took place at the Fort Lee High School on Wednesday, May 28, 2014.

District Winners
Daniel Lim  - 1st Place
Musa Shams - 3rd Place

Finalists
Brian Lee
Christian Chang
Aya Karim
Elijah Kingston
Justin Arias
Minnie Park
Lauren Oh
Jana Alharbi
Important Dates To Remember












MAY 1               PARENTS' SALE
                        KINDERGARTEN SCREENING

MAY 2               2ND GRADE SHOWCASE
                        PTA - TEACHER APPRECIATION BREAKFAST

MAY 5-9           NJASK GRADES 5TH & 6TH
                       TEACHER APPRECIATION WEEK

MAY 11            MOTHER'S DAY

MAY 12-16        NJASK GRADES 3RD & 4TH

MAY 20            PTA - SNACK SALE

MAY 26            MEMORIAL DAY - SCHOOL CLOSED

MAY 27            KINDERGARTEN SCREENING
                        VISIT TO MIDDLE SCHOOL - GRADE 6

MAY 28             6TH GRADE SPELLING BEE

MAY 29             SPRING CONCERT/MUSICAL

MAY 30             *SPIRIT DAY
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Teacher of the Year

Congratulations!
Michelle Dawson graduated from Fordham University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications. Also, she received a Master of Arts in Teaching from Fairleigh Dickinson University. Michelle Dawson has fifteen years of teaching experience. She began her teaching career as a Third Grade Teacher in Fort Lee at School Two. Since then she has taught Kindergarten and Fourth Grade. Michelle Dawson is currently the BSI MATH Teacher for Grades 1 through 6.
WordMasters Challenge

One of our students achieved individual Highest Honors in the recent WordMasters Challenge – a national vocabulary competition involving nearly 150,000 students annually. Completing in the Blue Division of the WordMasters Challenge, sixth grader Atharva Gulvadi achieved a perfect score of 20 on the second of three challenges to be held this school year. Nationally, only 32 sixth graders achieved this result. The students were coached in preparation for the WordMasters Challenge by Ms. Soria.
Dare Games 2014

Congratulations School Two!
We are excited to announce that School Two's
Cheerleaders won FIRST PLACE and Basketball Team won THIRD PLACE!

Eric Reznick and Amanda Hooton received awards for Good Sportsmanship!

We would like to give special thanks to the coaches...

Tara Trovato-Gratacos - Basketball Coach
John LaRusso - Assistant Basketball Coach
Kristine Rodriguez - Cheerleading Coach
Lauren Dimick  - Assistant Cheerleading Coach
Important Dates to Remember - April 2014









 
  • MAR. 31-APR. 4          GRADE 2 – NJPASS/IN-VIEW TESTING
  • APR. 4                        K-8 END of 3rd MARKING PERIOD
  • APR. 7                        SEL ASSEMBLY @ 1:30 PM
                                            SPELLING BEE/6TH GRADE @ 9:00 AM
  • APR. 8                        LIFE TOUCH GROUP PHOTOS
                                            SNACK SALE TUESDAY
  • APR. 11                      FIELD DAY (weather permitting)
                                            K-8 REPORT CARD DISTRIBUTION
  • APR. 14-15                SCHOOL OPEN
  • APR. 15                      PASSOVER BEGINS
  • APR. 16-18                SPRING RECESS & GOOD FRIDAY
                                           – SCHOOL CLOSED
  • APR. 20                      EASTER SUNDAY
  • APR. 22                      SPRING PICTURE DAY
                                            G&T PRESENTATION/6th GRADE
                                            EARTH DAY/SNACK SALE
  • APR. 23                      KINDERGARTEN SCREENING
                                            TALENT SHOW 7:00 PM
  • APR. 25                      FIELD DAY – MAKE UP DAY
  • APR. 28-MAY 1           KINDERGARTEN SCREEENING
  • APR. 29                      SNACK SALE TUESDAY 
Reading at Home: Tips for Families
Important Dates To Remember - March 2014
  • March 3              Read Across America
  • March 4              Parent Meeting @ 7PM
  • March 7              Kindergarten Showcase
  • March 9              Daylight Savings - Set Clocks Ahead
  • March 11            PTA Meeting @ 7 PM
  • March 18            1:00 PM - Early Dismissal    
  •                            Professional Development                
  •                            Half Day Snack Sale
  • March 19            Middle School Music Demonstration
  • March 25            Snack Sale Tuesday
  • March 26-28       Parent/Teacher Conferences        
  •                            1:00 PM - Early Dismissal   
  • March 28            School Sprit Day
  • March 31            Grade 2 - NJPASS/In-View Testing Begins



School Performance Report
 School 2

2013 School Performance Report Summary

January 2014

 

School 2’s academic performance is high when compared to schools across the state. Additionally, its academic performance is high when compared to its peers.

School 2’s college and career readiness is about average when compared to schools across the state. Additionally, its college and career readiness is about average when compared to its peers. School 2’s student growth performance is very high when compared to schools across the state. Additionally, its student growth performance is very high when compared to its peers.

School 2 outperformed 69% of schools statewide as noted by its statewide percentile and 78% of schools educating students with similar demographic characteristics as noted in its peer school percentile in the performance area of Academic Achievement. It is meeting 90% of its performance targets in the area of Academic Achievement. The percentage of performance demonstrates an improvement of almost double that of the previous year.

School 2 outperformed 55% of schools statewide as noted by its statewide percentile and 42% of schools educating students with similar demographic characteristics as noted in its peer school percentile in the performance area of College and Career Readiness. Additionally, School 2 is meeting 100% of its performance targets in the area of College and Career Readiness. This year’s performance is a 100% improvement from last year’s score.

This school outperforms 86% of schools statewide as noted by its statewide percentile and 88% of schools educating students with similar demographic characteristics as noted in its peer school percentile in the performance area of Student Growth. Additionally, School 2 is meeting 100% percentage of its performance targets in the area of Student Growth. Although last year School 2 also met 100% of its targets in this area, this year’s score demonstrates a marked improvement in our statewide percentile rank.

This year’s scores demonstrate a significant improvement.  I am extremely proud of the teachers and staff at School 2 for their continued dedication and hard work and for providing our students with the very best educational practices.

February Dates
 IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER

FEBRUARY – 2014

 

  • FEB. 4                          REPORT CARD DISTRIBUTION

                                    SNACK SALE 

  • FEB. 12                         4TH GRADE SHOWCASE , LINCOLN’S BIRTHDAY , EARLY DISMISSAL

·       FEB. 13                        MATH OLYMPIAD 

·       FEB. 14                        VALENTINE’S DAY

  • FEB. 17                         PRESIDENTS DAY-SCHOOL CLOSED 
  • FEB. 18-19                    WINTER RECESS–SCHOOL CLOSED    
  • FEB. 25                        SNACK SALE 
  • FEB. 26-28                    KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION
  • FEB. 28                        SCHOOL SPIRIT DAY
Helpful Tips On Staying Healthy During The Winter
 
Help Families Focus on Goal-Setting in 2014
Informe a los PADRES - Cómo Establecer Objetivos
IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT
 Due to the inclement weather expected tomorrow,  Tuesday, December 10th,  the Holiday Concert will begin at 10:30 AM NOT at 9:30 AM.

Starting the concert at 10:30 will allow the students to enter the building immediately after the bell rings so they will not have to line up outside.

 Thank you for your anticipated understanding and cooperation.

Turkey Trot

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!!!
American Education Day

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!

Sincerely,

Marianela Martin

Principal
Important Dates - November

 

  • NOV. 3                  DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME 
  • NOV. 5                  ELECTION DAY – SCHOOLS CLOSED
  • NOV. 6                  POST VISIT – 5th GRADE
                                       “TURKEY TROT” 

  • 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
                                      END OF THE 1st MARKING PERIOD
  • 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
Halloween Parade

Dear Parents:

Students are permitted to wear their costumes to school tomorrow for Halloween.  Please keep in mind that they MUST be able to remove it on their own to be able to use the bathroom. Also, NO weapons or bloody or gory masks are permitted.

You are also welcome to join us in the playground to watch our Halloween parade tomorrow, October 31st at 2:15.

The children will walk around the playground from 2:15 until about 2:45.  They will then go back to their classrooms and have a regular dismissal.

Thank you.


October Reminders
 IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER
 
  • 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

Professional Development

  • Oct. 25            PTA Halloween Dance
  • Oct. 31            Halloween Parade
Welcome Back Letter

August 30, 2013

 

Dear Parents,

 

While the children have been on summer vacation, the administrators and staff of the Fort Lee School District have been working diligently to prepare for the upcoming school year. We are looking forward to an academic year filled with success and rewarding experiences for all our students.

 

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.

 

Sincerely,

Mrs. Marianela Martin

School Anti-Bullying Specialist Information
School Anti-Bullying Specialist
Aimee DeSheplo, Guidance Counselor
2047 Jones Road
Fort Lee, New Jersey 07024
201-585-4630
adesheplo@flboe.com
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