Save the date! Wednesday, December 9, 2015 at 6:00 p.m.
We would like to invite all Community members to join us for a night of informative events at Fort Lee High School to include: Financial Aid, PTA Meetings, PARCC Presentation and a Review of our Districts Online Services. All are welcome to attend.
Dear Parents and Guardians,
The PTA will be hosting a snack sale Wednesday, November 25th at 1:00 PM after the early dismissal at the front entrance of the school. All snacks and drinks will be $1.
Please remember that all students will be dismissed at 1:00 PM for the Thanksgiving holiday. There will be NO Club Ed.
Wishing you and your families a wonderful Thanksgiving celebration!
Thank you for supporting the PTA!
Dear Parents and Guardians:
Great Parents and Guardians,
Please support Fort Lee High School's production of Almost Maine playing Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, the 19th 20th, and 21st at the Fort Lee High School auditorium. Half of the proceeds of Opening Night, Thursday, the 19th will be donated to the Ortiz family of School No. 2.
Please support our production and the Ortiz family during this difficult time.
Please see attached flyer.
Traditionally we have celebrated American Education Days during the third week of November.
As always, the safety and security of our students and staff remains our number one priority.
In light of the current international tragedy, the administration has decided school visits for American Education Days will be postponed to a later date.
We thank you for your understanding and cooperation in maintaining these precautions in consideration of our students and school community.
If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me.
Dear Parents and Guardians,
Please see the attached sheet for information on the Ortiz Family Fundraiser. It will take place next Saturday, November 14th from 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM at the Fort Lee Recreation Center.
Thank you for all your support.
October 30, 2015
Our Turkey Trot will take place on Monday, November 2nd.
During the walk, we will also have a snack sale to support the Ortiz family.
Please see attached flyer for details.
Thank you and have a wonderful weekend,
Mrs. Marianela Martin
PS. Please also remember all schools will be closed on Tuesday, November 3rd for Election Day and on Thursday and Friday, November 5th and 6th for the NJEA Teachers' Convention.
October 29, 2015
As Halloween approaches, please remember to review safety rules with your children. They should never go out alone, they should not go “Trick or Treating” without an adult, and they should NEVER eat any of their treats without your approval.
Our Halloween parade will take place (weather permitting) tomorrow, October 30st at 2:15 PM (It will start at 2:00 PM for the pre-school and kindergarten). Students should come to school wearing their costumes. Please make sure your child is able to use the bathroom without assistance, and that the costume is comfortable to have on all day. They should not wear any “props”. If your child needs to, he/she may change into the costume at lunchtime, but please be aware he/she must be able to do this by him/herself. They are not permitted to have weapons of any kind; masks should not be worn (only during the parade).
You are welcome to come and watch the parade; please report directly to the playground area at 2:00 PM. Students will walk around the black top about 2 or 3 times and then re-enter the building for dismissal. At that time, please meet your child at his/her daily dismissal area.
If, for any reason, you prefer that your child NOT participate in the Halloween parade and/or classroom activities, you have the option to pick up your child before lunch (at 11:30). Please be sure to send a note to your child’s teacher to notify him/her if your child will leave early. When you come in to pick up your child, please report to the main office to sign your child out and we will have him/her meet you in the main lobby.
Thank you for your continued cooperation. As always, if you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me.
Attached is our monthly reminders sheet which contains information on our activities for this month.
Please review it carefully as it includes information about days off, school pictures, and other important activities.
Important Dates To Remember - June 2015
JUNE 1 SPRING CONCERT BAND/ORCHESTRA 9:30 AM
JUNE 2 PTA SCHOOL 2 CHIPOTLE FUNDRAISER
SPELLING BEE @ HS 9:30 AM
3RD GRADE SHOWCASE @ 1:40 PM
ELECTION DAY 6 AM - 9 PM
JUNE 3 KINDERGARTEN SCREENING
JUNE 5 FIELD DAY RAIN DATE
JUNE 8 & 9 KINDERGARTEN SCREENING
JUNE 9 FL SENIOR CITIZENS CENTER/4TH GRADE TRIP @ 9:45 AM
JUNE 10 RECORDER CLUB CONCERT/3RD GRADE TRIP @ 9:30 AM
JUNE 12 KINDERGARTEN SHOW @ 9:30 AM
ORIENTATION KINDERGARTEN @ 2 PM
TURTLE BACK ZOO TRIP ASD CLASSES @ 9:15 AM
6TH GRADE TRIP/SPIRIT CRUISE @ 10 AM
JUNE 15 TALENT SHOW @ 1:30 PM
JUNE 17 END OF THE 4TH MARKING PERIOD
JUNE 19 PRE-K MOVING UP CEREMONY @ 10 AM
JUNE 21 FATHER'S DAY
JUNE 22 6TH GRADE AWARDS BREAKFAST
JUNE 25 CLAP OUT
JUNE 26 EARLY DISMISSAL/LAST DAY FOR STUDENTS
6TH GRADE MOVING UP CEREMONY @ 9:30 AM
IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER - MAY 2015
MAY 1 - 15 EOY PARCC ASSESSMENTS
MAY 3 METS GAME DAY
MAY 3 - 9 TEACHER APPRECIATION WEEK
MAY 10 MOTHER'S DAY
MAY 13 KINDERGARTEN SAFETY PRESENTATION
MAY 25 MEMORIAL DAY - SCHOOL CLOSED
MAY 27 NJ ASK SCIENCE - 4TH GRADE
MAY 29 CIRCLE OF THE ARTS @FLHS
FIELD DAY/SPIRIT DAY
Please click on the link to read information about Club Ed Afterschool Program. [More information]
|Grade 3||Monday - Wednesday||April 27 - April 29|
|Grade 4||Thursday - Friday, Monday||April 30 -May 1, May 4|
|Grade 5||Tuesday - Thursday||May 5 - May 7|
|Grade 6||Friday, Monday - Wednesday||May 8, May 11 - May 13|
For the third year in a row the D.A.R.E cheerleaders have won first place at the cheerleading competition! They worked so hard to perfect their routines and cheers and really showed great school spirit as they cheered on School #2. We look forward to another victory next year. Our school would like to give special thanks to the coaches Kristine Rodriguez and Lauren Dimick for an excellent job!
APR. 2 KINDERGARTEN SHOWCASE
AUTISM AWARENESS DAY
APR. 3 GOOD FRIDAY
APR. 4 PASSOVER BEGINS
APR. 5 EASTER SUNDAY
APR. 6-7 SPRING RECESS - SCHOOLS CLOSED
APR. 15-17 IN-VIEW TESTING - GRADE 2
APR. 20-22 KINDERGARTEN SCREENING
APR. 22 EARTH DAY
APR. 23 SPRING PICTURE DAY
APR. 27 - MAY 13 PARCC TESTING - EOY
|Grade 2||CTB IN VIEW||April 15 - April 17|
|Grades 3 - 6||PARCC EOY Assessment||April 27 - May 22*|
|*Grades specific dates TBA|
MAR. 2 RESTAURANT FUNDRAISER (CHIPOTLE)
MAR. 2-5 PARCC TESTING - GRADE 3
MAR. 6-11 PARCC TESTING - GRADE 4
MAR. 8 DAYLIGHT SAVINGS - SET CLOCK AHEAD
MAR. 10 PTA MEETING @ 7 P.M.
MAR. 12-17 PARCC TESTING - GRADE 5
MAR. 17 ST. PATRICK'S DAY
MAR. 18-23 PARCC TESTING - GRADE 6
MAR. 25 DARE GAMES @ HS - 7:45 P.M.
MAR. 27 DARE GAMES 2 HS - 7:45 P.M.
|Grade 3||March 2-5||Monday-Thursday|
|Grade 4||March 6-11||Friday-Wednesday|
|Grade 5||March 12-17||Thursday-Tuesday|
|Grade 6||March 18-23||Wednesday-Monday|
|Make-Ups (Grades 3-6)||March 24-27||Tuesday-Friday|
FEB. 2 PTA FUNDRAISER RESTAURANT
FEB. 10 PTA MEETING 7PM
FEB. 11 FACULTY MEETING
FEB. 14 VALENTINE'S DAY
FEB. 16 PRESIDENT'S DAY
FEB. 17-18 WINTER RECESS - SCHOOL CLOSED
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT DAYS (TEACHERS)
FEB. 20 2ND GRADE SHOWCASE 1:30PM
FEB. 27 READ ACROSS AMERICA DAY
Rachel Cola is a Certified School Psychologist. She received her BA in Psychology from Boston University and her MA in School Psychology from Fairleigh Dickinson University. Ms. Cola has been practicing within school systems for the past ten years and has experience working with students in the elementary, middle and high school levels. Ms. Cola has been a member of School 2’s community since she officially joined Fort Lee’s Special Services Department in 2006. Ms. Cola is dedicated and committed to her position as a school psychologist. She believes each child is unique and has the capacity to learn when given the right guidance and support. As a school psychologist, Miss Cola monitors the academic, social, emotional, and behavior needs of students. She works closely with the school principal, teachers, parents, and staff to identify students’ strengths and weaknesses in order to promote their educational performance including emotional balance and well-being. On her free time, Ms. Cola enjoys spending quality time with her family, reading, exercising, cooking, sightseeing, going to museums, and experiencing/learning new things.
I earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology from Rutgers University and received a Master of Arts in Elementary Education from Teachers College at Columbia University. In addition to my Highly Qualified Teacher status in language arts and in math, I also obtained a NJ Supervisor Certification. I began my teaching career ten years ago as a sixth grade teacher in Fort Lee School Two. I have also taught fourth grade, and currently I am a third grade teacher.
I believe that all children can learn. I also believe that my job as an educator is to facilitate student learning by maximizing the strengths and supporting the needs of the learners. I strive to provide for my students learning experiences that promote in them a deeper understanding of the content, of who they are, and of the world. I foster a learning community in which students are encouraged to think, to collaborate, and to be engaged in their learning process. Furthermore, I try to nurture in my students their love of learning. Students learn best when they are motivated and when the content is engaging. I incorporate in my classroom innovative pedagogy, technology, and methods in order to make learning interesting and to ensure the success of my students. Through ongoing professional learning, I continue to reflect on my teaching practices, for I believe that that a teacher who is a learner will motivate her students to share the same teachable heart and to become lifelong learners.
Karli Jewett and Genevieve Stelter Co-Chaired the Gift Drive for the Center of Hope and Safety Organization this December. All faculty and student body members were asked to participate in the gift drive for a shelter that houses women and their children that are victims of domestic violence. School #2 successfully brought in bags and bags of new and unwrapped toys ranging from dolls, to board games and supplied winter gear as well, hats, gloves, mittens, etc.
Thank you from the bottom of our hearts that you warmed other hearts at this special time of the year!
JAN. 05 SCHOOL RE-OPENS
JAN. 13 PTA MEETING/PARCC PRESENTATION
JAN. 16 ASSEMBLY 9:30 AM
JAN. 19 MARTIN LUTHER KING'S DAY
JAN. 28-30 SCHOLASTIC BOOK FAIR
JAN. 30 SPIRIT DAY
Please click on the link to read the January edition of Home & School Connection. [More information]
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)
Important Dates To Remember
DEC. 5 PHOTO RE-TAKES
DEC. 9 PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT - 1:00 PM DISMISSAL
DEC. 10-12 HOLIDAY BOUTIQUE
DEC. 15 HOLIDAY CONCERT @ 9:30 AM GRADES K-2
DEC. 17 4TH GRADE WORKSHOP
DEC. 18 HOLIDAY CONCERT @ 9:30 AM GRADES 3-6
DEC. 19 SPIRIT DAY
DEC. 23 WINTER RECESS 1:00 PM DISMISSAL
NO AFTERSCHOOL PROGRAM
HAPPY NEW YEAR!
SCHOOLS REOPEN ON JANUARY 5TH
Please click on the link to read the 3rd issue of School 2 EAGLES for the month of November.
Since children are not able to participate in outside activities as frequent due to the cold temperatures, there are helpful tips and activities to do with your family indoors listed in the November edition of Home & School Connection. [More information]