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District Announcements
School Self-Assessment for Determining Grades
January 4, 2016

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.
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School Announcements
May 19, 2017
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May 19, 2017

Dear Parents/Guardians,

Our Field Day was a huge success!! Ms. Beffre had every detail planned perfectly.  Mr. Micek  was an amazing assistant.  Ms. Han did a phenomenal job of organizing the all the classes onto the buses.  The PTA generously provided beautiful tee shirts for everyone as well as water and additional assistance.

The high school students, under the direction of Mr. Pulliate were absolutely incredible!! They were so helpful and patient with the students.  They ran the stations with professionalism and courtesy!!

Many thanks are also in order for all the other staff members: teachers, custodians, teachers’ aides, and high school teachers; such as Mr. Walden, who provided the music.

Thank you for your cooperation and flexibility.  They say “it takes a village to raise a child”……well it certainly took our School 2 village to make this a success and everyone should be commended.

Thank you again and have a wonderful weekend,

Marianela Martin

FIELD DAY REMINDER - IMPORTANT
May 17, 2017

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May 17, 2017

Dear Parents and Guardians,

As sent in a previous letter, our  Field Day will be at Fort Lee High School on Friday, May 19.  In order for this day to be successful, we are again asking for your cooperation on several matters:

All children will need to have a signed permission slip.

  1. Please remember to dress in team color shirt, (the PTA will hand out the shirts on Thursday) appropriate shorts or light weight pants and sneakersSandals are not permitted.Long hair tied up.
  2. Please make sure your children have applied sunscreen. Hats and sunglasses will be permitted.
  3. All students will need to be dropped off at the high school (8:30 AM). Car pooling is suggested. There will be NO BREAKFAST CLUB that day.
  4. Any parent who uses a private bus company (not our students in our special programs) will have to contact them to have the student dropped at the HS or make other arrangements.
  5. Grades K- 3 parents will be a dropped off in the parking lot by the entrance to the auditorium. No one will be allowed to park.
  6. Grades 4-6 will be dropped off on Lemoine Ave. in front of the auditorium.      
  7. All students will be meeting their teachers inside the auditorium with assistance from FLHS students, as well as some support staff members.
  8. Any student who arrives late to the High School, will need to be escorted to the field and handed off to their teacher. Do not let any child, even older children walk unescorted if they are late. PLEASE AVOID BEING LATE! If you arrive at the high school at 8:50 or later, you will be responsible for bringing your child to the main office. They will then contact us on the field to pick up your child from the office.
  9. If a student is taken to/dropped off at school #2, they will have to remain there (with an assigned teacher) and will therefore not be able to participate in Field Day..
  10. Children will be encouraged to buy school lunch that day which will be a bagged lunch (PROBABLY Italian sub, bagel, or yogurt). Otherwise, they will be carrying their lunch to the HS and it will be sitting in a box until we leave.
  11. At our conclusion, we will depart back to School #2 on buses.
  12. Lunch will be served when we return to school by about noon or so.
  13. For safety and security reasons, parents are not allowed to attend field day.
  14. Water will be provided all field day by the PTA . 

Thank you so much for helping us make this a wonderful day for all our students!

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me or your child’s teacher.

Denise Beffre -

P.E. teacher

FIELD DAY - MAY 19th - IMPORTANT
May 12, 2017

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May 12, 2017

Dear Parents/Guardians:

Please see the attached letter and diagram from Ms. Beffre.

On Friday, May 19th, we will have our Field Day at Fort Lee High School for grades K to 6.  Pre-k students will not participate; they will have Field Day on June 7th.

All students in grades K to 6 will be dropped off at Fort Lee High School at 8:30 AM.  THERE WILL BE NO BREAKFAST CLUB. Students ARE NOT to be dropped off at School 2 (EXCEPT FOR PRE-SCHOOL).

Once our field day activities are over at about lunch time, they will go back to school via school bus.

It is IMPERATIVE that you read the attached so you are well aware of the procedures for that day.

If you have any questions, please reach out to your child's teacher.

Have a great weekend and a a Happy Mother's Day!

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation,

Marianela Martin

Principal 

Field day parent letter 5-12-17.docx 

Field day map 5-2017.pdf 

School 2 EAGLE NEWS - April 2017
May 8, 2017


Please click on the link to read the 22nd issue of School 2 EAGLE NEWS for the month of April. [More Information].
 
PTA Umbrella Sale
May 1, 2017



April 28, 2017
 

Dear Parents

April Showers bring May Flowers!! School 2 Golf umbrellas are still available. If you would like to purchase an umbrella and show school spirit, please see attached order form.

Thank you 

School 2 PTA

4-29-17 UmbrellaSale.pdf 

School 2 EAGLE NEWS - March 2017
April 28, 2017




Please click on the link to read the 21st issue of School 2 EAGLE NEWS for the month of March. [More Information]
April 28, 2017
Mother's Day Plant Sale
April 25, 2017



Dear Parents and Guardians, 

The PTA is offering a special Mother's Day plant sale for Mom, Grandma, Aunt, Friend, or Someone Special. We are taking PRE-ORDERS only. Surprise a loved one and SUBMIT the attached order form by Friday, April 28. Plants will be delivered on May 12th.

If you have any questions, you may contact Evelyn Tsugranis from the PTA at 201-658-1801 or 
 school2pta@aol.com.

 

Thank you

School 2 PTA

4-24-17 Motherdayplantsale (1).pdf 

My County Poster Contest 2017
April 17, 2017

Students in the fourth grade classes submitted posters for the annual "My County Poster Contest." The posters depict what makes Bergen County Unique and emphasize Bergen County's special qualities. A great job was done by all the students that participated!

PARCC UPDATE - SPRING 2017
December 15, 2016
March 29, 2017
March 10, 2017


 

School 2 Presents:

The Yo Jo Show: “Ace Your PARCC”

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

For Children & Parents/Guardians in Grades 3-6

 

This show covers very specific test-taking strategies and has been co-developed directly with educators who know these tests thoroughly. Some of the important points that an ACE YOUR TEST show may include:

 
  • Important student preparations before the test. (Getting a good night's sleep, eating a healthy breakfast, showing up on time, etc.)

  • Paying close attention to all instructions, questions, and answer choices.

  • The proper way to fill out answers on traditional pencil & paper tests OR reviewing technology enhanced items and tools for computerized tests.

  • Using the process of elimination to make a better educated guess at tough multiple-choice questions.

  • Writing 'open-ended' constructed responses clearly and neatly.

  • Supporting constructive responses with proof, evidence and detail.

  • Most importantly: Confidence and a great attitude!

 

Please join us on the evening of the 21st, to learn strategies that can be used for the upcoming PARCC Assessment. We look forward to seeing you on Tuesday, March 21 2017 from 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM at School 2. Please email Ms. DiBartolo at rdibartolo@flboe.com to R.S.V.P..

School 2 EAGLE NEWS - February 2017
March 10, 2017

Please click on the link to read the 20th issue of School 2 EAGLE NEWS for the month of February.
[More Information]
March 8, 2017



Dear Parents and Guardians, 

Thank you for attending the Book Fair at Barnes & Noble at the Mall at Riverside. Thank you to all the teachers that visited and/or read for storytime. A great time was enjoyed by all!  

If you did not get a chance to attend or need any additional books, you can still make purchases online by TOMORROW MARCH 8th and support the Book Fair.

See attached flyer for further details.

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Thank you,

School 2 PTA

March 1, 2017
Dance Across America - March 3rd
February 28, 2017

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February 27, 2017

Dear Parents and Guardians,

On Friday, March 3rd, students can celebrate Read Across America by putting on their dancing shoes at Dance Across America at School No. 2. Dress up as your favorite book character such as Harry Potter, Snow White, Junie B. Jones, Spider-Man, Darth Vader, etc.

Dance begins at 5 PM to 6:30 PM for grades pre-k to 3rd; and 7 PM to 8:30 PM for grades 4 to 6.  Admission is $10 per person and includes music, dancing, pizza, snacks, and drinks.

If you have any questions, you can contact Evelyn Tsugranis from the PTA at 201-658-1801 or evelyntsugranis@yahoo.com.

Looking forward to seeing you all there!

School 2 PTA

See attached Flyer.

2-27-17DanceFlyer2017 (1) (1).pdf 

 

Read Across America Week Activities
February 23, 2017



Dear Parents & Guardians,

Next week we will be celebrating Read Across American and Dr. Seuss' birthday! Please review the attached calendar of the special events planned from a night of "Escape to the Fort Lee Library" on Monday to the Book Fair at the Barnes & Noble at the Riverside Square Mall on Saturday.  Reading should be part of every child's day and we hope you can encourage your child to experience the love of reading. 

"Today a reader, tomorrow a leader." ~ by Margaret Fuller

"The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go." ~ by Dr. Seuss

"Once you learn to read, you will be forever free." ~ by Frederick Douglass

Thank you,

School 2 PTA

2-23-17Read Across America Week (1).pdf 

 

The NEW School 2 Book Fair
February 23, 2017




Dear Parents and Guardians,

This year's Book Fair, in collaboration with Barnes & Noble Booksellers, will be held on on Saturday, March 4, 2017 from 11 AM to 6 PMat the Hackensack location (187 Riverside Square ~ The Shops at Riverside).

By participating in the Book Fair, sponsored by the School 2 PTA, Barnes & Noble will donate a percentage of their proceeds back to School No. 2. Almost all purchases are eligible including books, NOOK, games, toys, movies, music, gifts, and cafe!

Please SAVE THE DATE ~ March 4th and support the School 2 Book Fair. There will be PRIZES for everyone who attends - VISIT US on the second floor.

Please let your family and friends anywhere and everywhere know that they can support the Book Fair by shopping online from March 4th to March 8th

***And be sure to tell the cashier that you're there to support the BOOK FAIR.

See attached flyer for further details.

If you have any questions, you can contact Evelyn Tsugranis from the PTA at 201-658-1801 or evelyntsugranis@yahoo.com.

School 2 PTA

2-22-17 Bookfair FlyerwVoucherfortlee.pdf 

Read Across America
February 23, 2017

  • Monday - "Escape to the Fort Lee Library"
Storytime
Scavenger hunt
Hot chocolate and cookies

 
  • Tuesday - Stop ~ Drop ~ Read
To be implemented during the day by teachers/Principal
 
  • Wednesday (and Tuesday) -  Reading Buddies
Older students can read to younger students
To be implemented during the day by teachers/Principal

 
  • Thursday - Read Across America
Guest Speakers
Wear Red

 
  • Friday - "Dance Across America"
School dance
Dress as favorite book character

 
  • Saturday - Barnes & Noble Book Fair (separate flyer sent home)
Prizes will be given to anyone who attends
February 10, 2017




Dear Parents,

You are invited to a Parent Workshop, to be held on Wednesday, February 22. The workshop will take place in the evening at the Lewis F. Cole Middle School from 7:00pm to 8:30pm. The topic is managing common behavior challenges at home.  

The goal of this program is to provide families with strategies for better managing behavior at home and to introduce the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) in a friendly, collaborative, and inclusive environment. This workshop is open to parents and caregivers. It is appropriate for families with children of all abilities from 3 to 18 years of age.

See the flier for more information.

Hope to see you there!

2-10-17 parent_workshop flyer FEB_2017.pdf 

 

February 8, 2017
School 2 EAGLE NEWS - January 2017
February 6, 2017
Please click on the link to read the 19th issue of School 2 EAGLE NEWS for the month of January. [More Information]
February 1, 2017








January 31, 2017

Dear Parents/Guardians,

Attached please find the Important Monthly Reminders Sheet.  

Please also note that we have just completed the 2nd marking period.  Report cards will be available for your review this Friday, February 3rd at 3:00 PM.

Please reach out to your child's teacher if you have any questions or concerns.

Thank you,

Marianela Martin

Principal

1-31-17 February 2017.doc 

February 1, 2017
January 27, 2017

Lunar New Year 2017 - Year of the Rooster

School Two celebrated the Lunar New Year by dressing in traditional costumes, reading stories, watching educational video clips, completing various arts and crafts projects such as lanterns and coding with Chinese Inventions with Tynker



January 23, 2017

January 23, 2017

Dear Parents/Guardians,

This is a reminder that Parent/Teacher conferences will be taking place this week on TuesdayWednesday, and Thursday.  As such,students will have an early dismissal.  Students in grades kindergarten through grade 6 will be dismissed at 1:00 PM.  The pre-school students will have alternating schedules and will be dismissed at 11:00.  The pre-school teachers have already sent you the schedule.

Please also note there will be NO PACE classes TODAY ( Monday)  and Wednesday.  Classes will resume next Monday, January 30th.

Thank you,

Marianela Martin

Principal

 

School Spirit Days
January 19, 2017
January 19, 2017


Dear Parents and Guardians,

The PTA and Six Grade Committee is once again sponsoring the  annual Valentine's Chocolate Roses  lollipop sale.  The perfect gift for just $2 for family, friends, teachers, and other loved ones.

Today, students will bring home an order form. PLEASE support our fundraiser and submit your orders by Friday, January 29th.


Thank you for supporting Class of 2016!
 

ORDER FORM IS ALSO ATTACHED
 

1-19-17 ValentineChocHeart 2016 (1).pdf 

 
January 18, 2017












PTA SPIRITWEAR

Dear Parents and Guardians,

The PTA is pleased to announce this year's spiritwear now on sale.  Attached please find the order form.  Please submit orders with payment by January 31st. Make checks payable to School 2 PTA.

If you have any questions, you may contact Evelyn Tsugranis from the PTA at 201-658-1801

Thank you.

Spiritwear2016_17.pdf 

January 17, 2017











Important Reminders!!!

January 17, 2017

Dear Parents/Guardians,

It is unbelievable that we are at the halfway point of the school year.  As such, parent teacher conferences will take place next week Tuesday through Thursday.  You should have received a notice from your child’s teacher setting up an appointment. Please also note that these are all EARLY DISMISSAL DAYS.

At that time you will have the opportunity to ask any questions which you may have about your child’s progress.  We look forward to your visit and hope that the conference will be helpful and productive for both you and your child. This meeting is for parents only; we respectfully request that you do not bring your child/children.

Please note some other important news and reminders:

  1. We are thrilled to announce our Teachers of the Year: Ms. Dina Fiorita, grade 1, and our Educational Services Provider teacher, Ms. Amanda Schroeder, Speech Therapist.  Please check out our School 2 website to read all about them.
  2. In a previous letter I mentioned it is imperative your children arrive to school on time, including our pre-schoolers.  When they are late, they miss crucial instruction that prepares them for the day or the lesson.  In addition, some children may miss out on some of their related services or academic support instruction due to lateness. Arrival for pre-school is at 8:00 AM, arrival for grades K to 6 is 8:30.
  3. As you know, at School 2 we constantly aim to build our community and sense of family in addition to building school spirit.  To assist us in this endeavor, we have developed some School Spirit Days.  We hope you will support them by having your child participate! They are as follows:
  • January 23    Pajama Day- Need to be warm and cozy in winter!
  • February 2    Football Day- (Super Bowl) Wear your favorite team shirt or hat
  • February 28    Opposite Day- Teachers dress like the students, students dress like the teachers
  • March 14     March Madness – Wear your favorite college team apparel
  • March 30     Box of Crayons Day- Celebrating our uniqueness (We are a box of crayons, each one of us is unique, but when we get together, the picture is complete!) Different grade levels will be assigned specific colors.
  • April 3         Baseball Day (celebrating Opening Day) Wear your favorite team shirt or hat
  • May 4       May the Fourth be With You – Wear Star Wars shirts, hats, etc.
  • June 19       Aloha Day- Say good-bye to the school year! Wear Hawaiian shirts/apparel.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me. Have a great week.

Sincerely,

Marianela Martin

Principal

January 17, 2017
January 12, 2017

Teachers of the Year 2017



Amanda Schroeder
Teacher of Speech


I always knew that I wanted to be an educator; however, I did not know what role I wanted to serve within a school community.  While attending the University of Delaware as an undergraduate student I served as a paraprofessional and completed a long term substitute position at the Delaware Autism Program.  While working, I immediately fell in love with the field of speech therapy and knew that my heart belonged to the profession.  Following graduation, I began the Communication Disorders and Sciences program at William Paterson University.  I was awarded a graduate assistant scholarship and managed the on-site clinic when I was not taking classes.  During my time at William Paterson, I completed externships in our on-site clinic, in the Glen Rock public schools and also at Kessler Institute of Rehabilitation.  While I enjoyed working at both the clinic and hospital, I loved working in the public schools.  After graduation from William Paterson, I began working in the Fort Lee School District as a Speech and Language Specialist at School 2.  I have had the amazing opportunity to work with students from our preschool program, at our elementary schools and also at the High School.  I have also had the privilege of coaching both the girls soccer team and co-ed winter track team from 2013-2016 at the High School. I am so grateful to be nominated as School 2's Educational Services Provider of the Year and I would like to thank my colleagues and administrators for this amazing honor.


 
Dina Fiorita
​Teacher of First Grade


I grew up in a family of educators.  However, as a teenager, I felt the need to carve my own path in life.  After graduating from Rowan University in 1999, I began a career in publishing as an editor and freelance writer.  As a hobby, I began teaching children’s yoga and quickly realized I could no longer ignore my life’s calling.  In 2005, I began my teaching career at School No. 2 in second grade.  I received a Master’s Degree in Education with a specialization in reading and literacy in 2007.  Since 2010, my heart has been in first grade.  Teaching children to read has been the most rewarding part of my career.  I am honored to be this year’s Teacher of the Year and would like to thank my colleagues and administrators in Fort Lee for all of their help and support over these past twelve years. 

 
School 2 EAGLE NEWS - December 2016
January 5, 2017

Please click on the link to read the 18th issue of School 2 EAGLE NEWS for the month of December.
[More Information]
January 2, 2017









Important Dates to Remember - January 2017

JAN. 2             SCHOOL RE-OPENS

JAN. 11            POST PRESENTATIONS - MS. ETRA

JAN. 12            PARENT LITERACY NIGHT - 3-4 @ 6PM

JAN.16             MARTIN LUTHER KING DAY - SCHOOL CLOSED

JAN. 24-26       EARLY DISMISSAL @ 1PM
                       PARENT TEACHER CONFERENCE

JAN. 24            SHOWCASE - 5C/5D

JAN. 25            SHOWCASE - 5G

 
Jump Rope for Heart - December 2016 Update
December 22, 2016
School 2 EAGLE NEWS - November 2016
December 21, 2016

Please click on the link to read the 17th issue of School 2 EAGLE NEWS for the month of November. [More Information]
December 5, 2016
















Important Dates To Remember - December 2016​

DEC.  1                   HOLIDAY BOUTIQUE

DEC.  2                   PHOTO RE-TAKES

DEC.13                   WINTER CONCERT @ 9:30 A.M.  (GRADES 4-6)

DEC. 22                  PREK/HOLIDAY SHOW @ 10:00 A.M.
                              HOLIDAY SING-A-LONG (PM)

DEC. 23                  WINTER RECESS BEGINS
                               11:00 A.M. - EARLY DISMISSAL PRK ONLY
                               1:00 P.M. EARLY DISMISSAL
                               NO AFTERSCHOOL PROGRAM

DEC.26 - DEC. 30   WINTER RECESS - SCHOOLS CLOSED
Susie Lee Jin - Author/Illustrator Visit Pictures
December 1, 2016






December 1, 2016















Photos RETAKES - FRIDAY!

Dear Parents,

On Friday, December 2nd, LifeTouch Photos will be back at School 2 for picture retakes. For all students who were absent, not enrolled at the time, or who would like to have their picture retaken, please make note of this date. Picture retake order forms are located in the school office. Please make sure to bring these picture forms with you on the day of retakes. If you currently have a picture package that you are unsatisfied with, keep the class photo but return all the other photos on this date.

If you have any questions, please feel free to call Cindy Gereb from the PTA @ 201-602-0408.

Thank you,

School 2 PTA

Follow us on Twitter @School2 Eagles

November 28, 2016








Holiday Boutique

November 26, 2016

Dear Parents,

The PTA is hosting the annual Holiday Boutique on 11/30 & 12/1. The in-school shopping experience is fun, safe, popular, convenient, and educational for children to shop for family and friends. Please send money with your children in an envelope and include your child's name, teacher and amount. (See flyer below)

Evening hours are available for family and friends on Thursday, December 1st from 3 PM to 5 PM.

Wishing you a wonderful holiday season!

School 2 PTA

https://www.facebook.com/fortleeschool2pta/ (click here)

11-23-16 HolidayBoutique2016.pdf

 11-23-16 HolidayBoutiquePREK (1).pdf 

 

Author Visit - Susie Lee Jin
November 3, 2016








On Tuesday, November 29th, we are happy to announce that will we have an author/illustrator visit, Susie Lee Jin for Grades K - 2. 

Thank you to all of the families that purchased books in advance to get signed by the author!





School 2 EAGLES NEWS - October 2016
November 23, 2016

Please click on the link to read the 16th issue of School 2 EAGLES NEWS for the month of October. [More Information]
November 22, 2016












November Parent Letter

November 21, 2016

Dear Parents/Guardians,

It’s unbelievable to think that it is already November!! Our school year is in full swing.  Teachers have been working diligently with your children to ensure their academic progress.  The first marking period report cards will be available for viewing on Genesis tomorrow at 3:00 PM.

Please note some reminders that I would like to share with you with reference to recess time, lunch orders and students’ arrival times:

  1. Please be sure to send your child to school with a coat or warm jacket.  Students go outside for recess every day as long as it is not raining/snowing and the temperature is above 36 degrees.  Students that are not wearing a coat/jacket will not be permitted to go outside for recess unless a parent sends a note to the teacher stating they do not need to wear their coat.
  2. Now that the cold weather is upon us, please be aware that students should not arrive to school before 8:20 (unless they are in the breakfast club).  It is cold outside and there is no supervision available.
  3. Please remind your children to check the Lost and Found for items.  We presently have many coats, sweaters and lunch boxes that are unclaimed.
  4. During the lunch periods I have been noticing that not all children are “enjoying” their lunch.  Sometimes they order an item and then realize that they do not like it.  Many times we can offer an alternative, but it is not always possible due to the system of ordering.  Let me offer some suggestions to ensure your children receive the necessary nutrition at lunch:
  • Please review the school menu with your children. Post the menu on your refrigerator and each week on Sunday select the days your child will purchase a school lunch.
  • Circle the lunch on the menu and each morning review what they have ordered.  Make sure you also tell them whether it is a HOT or COLD lunch.  For example, a child may forget if he or she orders a hot dog that it is considered a HOT lunch.  If they order COLD lunch, they may end up with a salad, which they may not like and therefore may not eat.
  • On Wednesdays we have PIZZA DAY.  Students really enjoy the pizza.  Please remind them that it is pizza day.  If your child is a good eater, he or she may want to order 2 slices.  This is fine, but they MUST order the 2 slices in the morning.  They cannot order one slice and then at lunch decide they want 2 slices.  The pizza is ordered according to the exact number of slices ordered.  If they forget, they will NOT be able to get a slice and will have to eat an alternate selection.

We also need your help eliminating the tardiness of some of our children.

The preschool school day begins promptly at 8:00 AM.  The students are involved in center activities during the first part of the morning and snack time.  Please plan to arrive before 8:00am so your child can enter the classroom with his/her peers and begin the daily routine.  When students are late they miss interacting with their peers and snack time.  During both of these periods of time the children are learning from one another, having conversations, building friendships, and developing self help skills. They also have daily jobs during that time period which aide them in learning 1-1 correspondence and having a responsibility to the class. These are vital parts of preschool learning and we want your children to be a part of it all. 

We also have several students in kindergarten through grade 6 that arrive late every day.  Classes begin promptly at 8:50 AM.  Children that consistently arrive late are missing the most important part of their lesson – the introduction, which explains the objective and purpose of the lesson.  We all know traffic in Fort Lee is very challenging, but it is imperative to have your child arrive to school on time.

School 2 is becoming more involved in social media!!  Our PTA has set up a Facebook page and now you can follow us on Twitter @School2Eagles.  This will be a great way of reaching out to share events, activities and updates.

Please remember that this week we have an early dismissal on Wednesday.  Students in Pre-K will be dismissed at 11:00 AM and ALL students in grades K through 6 will be dismissed at 1:00 PM.  There will be NO Club Ed program.

Thank you very much for your cooperation. I look forward to continuing our collaboration to assure your child achieves success. As always, if you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Please accept my sincerest wishes for a wonderful Thanksgiving.  I hope you have the opportunity to share special moments with family and friends.

Sincerely,

Marianela Martin

Principal

November 23, 2016 - Half Day
November 18, 2016

Dear Fort Lee Parents and Guardians:

Please be aware that Club Ed Afterschool Program will not be in session on
Wednesday November 23, 2016.
 
Program will resume on Monday November 28, 2016.
 
Thank you,
Club Ed Staff
Holiday Tree Lighting 2016
November 18, 2016

Come Celebrate with Your Community
Thursday, December 1st 7:00 PM
Rain Date: Friday, December 2nd 7:00 PM
The Jack Alter Fort Lee Community Center
Hot Chocolate & Refreshments
Special Holiday Music by our DJ and Many More Surprises
Please bring a toy to donate to the Fort Lee PBA Toy Drive. **New Toys and Unwrapped**

Holiday Tree Lighting 2016.pdf 

Football Playoffs
November 9, 2016
Turkey Trot Update & Canned Goods Donation
November 9, 2016

Dear School Two Families,

Our 3rd Annual Turkey Trot was a big success! Students in grades Pre-K~6th grade walked a total of 25 laps outside the school! In exchange for our efforts, we are asking for turkey donations for families in need of Thanksgiving dinner. Just a reminder that frozen turkeys should be dropped off on Friday, November 18th by 9:30 AM. Also, we will host a canned goods collection this week (Monday 11/14-Friday 11/18). Please send in non-perishable Thanksgiving themed items that we can donate along with the turkeys. Thank you for all your support!! Feel free to e-mail me with any questions.
Monday - Turkey Trot & Snack Sale
November 7, 2016


Dear School Two Families,

Just a reminder that we will be hosting School 2's 3rd Annual Turkey Trot this Monday, November 7th. The students will walk laps outside and in exchange for their efforts we are asking for turkey donations. The turkeys will be donated to local Bergen County families in need of Thanksgiving dinner. This event is always a big success and truly teaches the children the importance of giving back to our local community. 

Please send your child to school in sneakers for the event. The PTA will be hosting a snack sale during the trot. Snacks and juice will be sold for $1 each. All of the proceeds will benefit Briana Lopez, a Fort Lee student who recently battled Leukemia.

If you are donating a turkey, please remember they must be frozen and should be dropped off on Friday, November 18th by 9:30 AM.

Thank you for all your support!

Best,

Mrs. Milgram

November 1, 2016







Important Dates to Remember - November 2016​

NOV. 3.      PARENT LITERACY NIGHT

NOV. 6       DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME

NOV. 7       TURKEY TROT (STUDENTS ONLY) RAINDATE 11/9

NOV. 8        ELECTION DAY - SCHOOL CLOSED

NOV. 9        CHARACTER ASSEMBLY 9:30 - 10 AM (4-6) & 1:30 PM (K-3)

NOV. 10-11  TEACHERS' CONVENTION - SCHOOLS CLOSED

NOV. 11       VETERAN'S DAY

NOV. 15       PTA MEETING

NOV. 17-19   FLHS FALL PLAY (12 ANGRY MEN)

NOV. 22       REPORT CARDS

NOV. 23       1:00 PM EARLY DISMISSAL - NO AFTERSCHOOL CLUB ED
                              
NOV. 24-25  THANKSGIVING RECESS - DISTRICT CLOSED

NOV. 29       AUTHOR VISIT - GRADES K-2

NOV. 30       PTA HOLIDAY BOUTIQUE
Halloween Parade Update - October 31st
October 30, 2016


October 28, 2016

Dear Parents:

Our Halloween parade will take place (weather permitting) October 31st at 1:45 PM.  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 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. The police department has graciously agreed to close Jones Road (from under the overpass to Church Street) from 1:30 to 2:30 for our parade.  To allow the best visibility for parents and family members, please do not park along Jones Road.  Parents will congregate in the street; students will walk along the sidewalk on both sides of Jones Road and circulate 2 or 3 times; depending on the schedule.  Students will then re-enter the building for dismissal. At that time, please meet your child at his/her daily dismissal area.

The weather forecast seems very positive at this time.  However, if it should rain, the parade will be in the gym; I will send more information on the time you would be able to come to see your child.

Thank you for your continued cooperation.  As always, if you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Sincerely,

Marianela Martin

Principal

School 2 EAGLES NEWS - September 2016
October 26, 2016

Please click on the link to read the 15th issue of School 2 EAGLES NEWS for the month of September. [More Information]
15 Minute Child Break
October 14, 2016
 
As part of the Stigma-Free initiative, Fort Lee High School will be hosting the “15 Minute Child Break” presentation led by the Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey on Wednesday, October 26th at 6:30PM in the high school auditorium. This informative presentation discusses ways in which parents can prevent child and adolescent substance abuse while strengthening family connections. All parents of students in grades K-12 are invited to attend.
From Ms. Beffre - Jump Rope for Heart
October 11, 2016

Jump Rope for Heart is week of 10/17 in PE class. Please remember to check your email and sign up to give a donation and collect your prizes .
Important Dates to Remember - October 2016
October 7, 2016










OCT. 3-4      ROSH HASHANAH - SCHOOL CLOSED

OCT. 3-7      WEEK OF RESPECT

OCT. 6         FIRE PHIL ASSEMBLY

OCT. 10       COLUMBUS DAY- SCHOOL CLOSED

OCT. 11       1ST GRADE CLASS TRIP - 9:00 AM

OCT. 12       YOM KIPPUR - SCHOOL CLOSED

OCT. 14       SADD ELECTIONS 9:30 AM ASSEMBLY
                   PRE-K CLASS TRIP - 9:00 AM

OCT. 17-21  SCHOOL VIOLENCE AWARENESS WEEK

OCT. 18       K-6 ASSEMBLY - 1:15 PM

OCT. 20       PTA MEETING - 7:00 PM

OCT. 31       HALLOWEEN PARADE PM
From Mrs. Milgram - Turkey Trot
October 6, 2016












Dear School 2 Parents,
 
It's that time of the year again! We will be hosting our 4th Annual Turkey Trot on Monday, November 7th. This event is always a lot of fun and really teaches our kids the importance of giving back.
 
Attached you will find information about the event and how you can donate to the cause!
 
Thank you for all your support with this.
 
Best,
Mrs. Milgram
Ms. DeShelpo - October Actvities
September 30, 2016







Dear Parents,

As you may know, October is our Month of Respect at School 2.  There are many fun and educational activities that we have coming up to help teach our children about bullying and how to be an Upstander, not a bystander.  Below is a list of some of the activities that your child can participate in:

Respect Week- October 3rd to 7th

Wednesday 10/5- Wear Sunglasses to show you’re “too cool” for bullying.

Thursday     10/6- Be a Rockstar for kindness.  Dress like your favorite rockstar.

Friday           10/7- Team up against bullying.  Wear your School 2 shirt (or even your field day shirt from

                              last year.)  You may also wear our School 2 colors- yellow and black.

Peace Week- October 17th to 21st

Monday 10/17- Wear Peace accessories or clothing.

Tuesday 10/18-  Wear Tie Dye.

Wednesday 10/19- Create a Recipe for Peace.

Friday     10/21-  Keep the Peace.  Wear your School 2 spirit wear

Red Ribbon Week- October 24th to 28th

Monday   10/24- I “mustache” you not to do drugs.  Students will be given wristbands and mustaches to

                                wear in school.

Tuesday       10/25- “Being Drug-free will never go out of style”  - Dress in your favorite decade.

Wednesday 10/26- “Your choices are the key to your dreams”- Pajama Day

Thursday      1027-  “Vote for my future to be drug free” – Wear Red, White, and Blue.

Friday           10/28- “I’m crazy about being drug-free” – Wear a crazy hair-do or hat to school.

*Also, to show school spirit, please have your child wear their School 2 shirt or School 2 colors, yellow and black, every Friday in October.

Ms. DeSheplo

School 2 Guidance Counselor

JUMP ROPE FOR HEART
September 30, 2016







Dear Parents,

Please see attached documents for information on our Jump Rope for Heart activities:

.JRFH- AHA how to send e-cards.pdf 

JRFH- Online only thank you gifts JUMP Fort Lee(1).pdf 

JRFH -Parent Letter JRFH HFH Fort Lee Schools3(1).pdf 

Thank you,

Ms. Denise Beffre

Return To School
August 30, 2016

Please click on the following link to read information about the necessary updates families will need to know before school begins. [More Information]
Little Free Library
June 28, 2016

Please click on the link to read information about the Little Free Library at School Two. [More Information]
 
June 28, 2016










Last Day Of School - Happy Summer!

June 27, 2016

Dear Parents/Guardians,

Happy June! Can it possibly be the end of the school year already??

It has been a wonderful year and I am sure the children are looking forward to their summer vacations.

I have some final bits of information to share with you:

  1.  Tomorrow, Tuesday, is the last day of school.  There will be an early dismissal for all children (1:00 PM, or 11:00 AM for the pre-school).
  2. Through the generosity of the National Honor Society at Fort Lee High School we have installed a “Free Library” in the front of the school.  It looks like a bird house and has a picture of an eagle.  Information is listed on our website, and the idea is to provide reading material for children of all ages.  Please “leave a book” to “take a book” and share your favorite stories with our School 2 Community.
  3. Please be sure to have your children participate in the Summer Reading Program sponsored by the Fort Lee Public Library. Reading will open the doors of imagination to your children and will ensure they achieve more success in school and in life.
  4. Students’ report cards will be available on line tomorrow, Tuesday at 1:00 PM. Please be sure to log on to the Genesis portal for your child’s final report card.
  5. Letters will be mailed in late summer with your child’s assignment for the 2016-2017.  Many changes take place over the summer months and to ensure proper placement, assignments will be made in August.
  6. All supplies lists will also be posted on our School 2 website.  This will allow you plenty of time to prepare for September.

It has been a pleasure to work with you this year and to watch your children grow and succeed.  I hope you and your families have a wonderful summer and can take advantage of the time and weather to have some true quality time together.

School re-opens Tuesday, September 6th.

Best regards,

Marianela Martin

 

June 27, 2016









Summer Reading Pamphlet

Attached you will find a copy of the three different pamphlets.  They are broken down by the following grade levels: Kindergarten to Grade 2 , Grades 3 to 5 and Grades 6 to 8.  I hope that you enjoy reading new books over the summer. Have a fun and safe summer!

Kindergarten - Grade 2

Grades 3 - 5

Grades 6 - 8 REVISED
Important Dates to Remember - June 2016
June 1, 2016









JUNE 1              OTTO VISIT K-2 GRADE CLASSES @1:30 P.M.

JUNE 3              6TH GRADE DANCE @7-9:30 P.M./RECREATION CENTER

JUNE 6              BAND ORCHESTRA & RECORDER CLUB @ 9:30 A.M.

JUNE 7              ALL CITY BAND PERFORMANCE/HS @ 7 P.M.
                         ELECTIONS - PRIMARY

JUNE 10            KINDERGARTEN MOVING UP CEREMONY @ 10 A.M.
                         1:30 P.M. KINDERGARTEN ORIENTATION

JUNE 13            3RD GRADE RECORDER CONCERT @ 9:30 A.M.
                         1:30 P.M. BAND RECRUITING FOR 3RD GRADE

JUNE 14             6TH GRADE SPIRIT CRUISE TRIP

JUNE 15             SELECT CHORUS TO HS @ 9:30 A.M.

JUNE 17             4TH GRADE TRIP
                          PRK MOVING UP CEREMONY @ 10 A.M.

JUNE 19             HAPPY FATHER'S DAY

JUNE 22             PRK FIELD DAY

JUNE 24             6TH GRADE AWARDS BREAKFAST @ 9:15 A.M.
                          CLAPOUT

JUNE 27              6TH GRADE MOVING UP CEREMONY @ 10 A.M.
                           EARLY DISMISSAL FOR STUDENTS

JUNE 28              EARLY DISMISSAL/LAST DAY FOR STUDENTS

 
School 2 EAGLE NEWS - APRIL 2016
May 16, 2016

Please click on the link to read the 14th issue of School 2 EAGLES NEWS for the month of April. [More Information]
Spring Concert 2016
May 13, 2016
Dear Parents and Staff,

Attached you will find information about our Spring Show/Concert set in the 50's Rock and Roll period. Please read about costumes and contact me if you can help out with instruments.

Concert 2016-costume and instrument help letter (1).docx 

Thank you and keep "Rockin'",

Mrs. B. Delaney

Important Dates to Remember - May 2016
May 2, 2016











MAY 2-3           PARCC ASSESSMENTS

MAY 4-13         PARCC MAKEUPS

MAY 4             MAY THE FOURTH BE WITH YOU
                       (WEAR STAR WARS ITEM)

MAY 6             PTA - TEACHER APPRECIATION BREAKFAST
                       TEACHER APPRECIATION WEEK

MAY 8              MOTHER'S DAY

MAY 9              AWARDS ASSEMBLY @ 1:30 PM

MAY 12            PRK/ASD CLASS TRIP @ 8:40 AM

MAY 15            YANKEE GAME DAY @ 1:05 PM

MAY 17            G & T TRIP - 6TH GRADE
                        2ND GRADE CLASS TRIP @ 9:00 PM
                        HARLEM WIZARDS PLAY TEACHERS @ HS - 7 PM

MAY 18            FINAL SPELLING BEE @ HS - 6 PM
                        SPRING PICTURES

MAY 19            FIELD TRIP RAIN DATE 
                        G & T TRIP - 5TH GRADE

MAY 20            FIELD DAY
                        PRK CLASS TRIP @ 10:00 AM

MAY 23           SUPER HERO DAY
                       (WEAR YOUR FAVORITE SUPERHERO SHIRT/HAT)

MAY 24            4/5/6 GRADES OLDIES SHOW

MAY 25            NJASK SCIENCE 4TH GRADE

MAY 26            1ST GRADE SHOWCASE @ 10:00 AM
                        KINDERGARTEN CLASS TRIP @ 9:15 AM

MAY 27-31        MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND EXTENDED
                        SCHOOL CLOSED
3rd Marking Period Grades
May 2, 2016

The report cards for marking period 3 are available online on Genesis.
PARCC Assessment Revision
April 22, 2016

 

April 20, 2016

Dear Parents,

Today, our Grade 3 and Grade 4 students were unable to access the PARCC assessments due to issues with the Pearson Access Next (PAN) system. As a result, the testing window has been changed. PARCC testing for Grade 3 and 4 Math will be resumed tomorrow, and continue through Friday. As a result, Grade 5 and 6 PARCC testing dates will be adjusted and will begin on Monday, April 25, 2016.

Peter Shulman, Deputy Commissioner of Education, has informed us that many schools throughout New Jersey are experiencing problems and that Pearson is working to address this issue. They intend to have the system in optimum state prior to testing beginning tomorrow morning.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Sincerely, 

Marianela Martin

Principal

PTA- Yankee Game Field Trip
April 19, 2016

 

Dear Parents and Guardians,

The PTA has reserved 100 tickets for School 2 to go on a field trip on Sunday, May 15th to see the New York Yankees play baseball against the Chicago White Sox at Yankee Stadium in New York for 1:05 PM. If you and your family is interested in attending the game, complete the ATTACHED order form and send in to school with your child by FRIDAY, APRIL 29th. There is also the option to take the bus to the game. There are only 100 tickets and are available to the first 100 School 2 families.  Deadline is April 29th!!

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Yankeegameflyer.pdf 

 

School 2 EAGLE NEWS - MARCH 2016
April 15, 2016

Please click on the link to read the 13th issue of School 2 EAGLE NEWS for the month of March. [More Information] 
Important Dates to Remember - April 2016
April 15, 2016









APR.   1         AUTISM AWARENESS DAY
                      KINDERGARTEN SHOWCASE 
                      DARE GAME

APR. 4-8        SPRING RECESS - SCHOOL CLOSED

APR. 13-21     PARCC TESTING GRADES 3rd & 4th

APR. 14          LITERACY NIGHT/GRADES 1st & 2nd

APR. 20          END OF 3rd MARKING PERIOD

APR. 21          PARCC ASSEMBLY GRADES 5th & 6th 

APR. 21-23      FLHS SPRING MUSICAL
                       "A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM"

APR. 22           PASSOVER BEGINS
                       EARTH DAY
                       PRK TRIP 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
                       BLUE POWER PUZZLE EVENT @ 4 PM

APR. 28           REPORT CARDS
PACE Classes for Grades 3-6
April 14, 2016


April 14, 2016

Dear Parents or Guardians,

Due to PARCC testing our schedule for PACE classes has been revised.

Please read below for changes in your child’s schedule:

Grades 3 and 4

  • No PACE classes April 14 to April 21
  • Classes resume April 26
  • PACE classes END May 26

Grades 5 and 6

  • No PACE classes April 21 to May 2
  • Classes resume May 3
  • PACE classes end May 26

If you have any questions, please contact your child’s teacher.

Thank you.

Marianela Martin

Principal

PARCC Assessments - Spring 2016
April 11, 2016


April 2016

Dear Parents/Guardians,

As you know, the students of Fort Lee School District will be participating in the PARCC assessments during the months of April and May.  Each grade level is scheduled for about 7 consecutive (school) days of testing.  The 3rdand 4th grades will be testing Wednesday, April 13th to Thursday, April 22nd. The 5th and 6th grade students will be testing Friday April 22nd to Monday, May 2nd.

The teachers and students at School 2 have been working diligently all year to gain knowledge of the common core standards in order to be ready.  They have also been practicing their typing skills and sample PARCC questions in order to be properly prepared with the technology skills required.

In order to help your child be ready for the testing schedule please note the following suggestions/procedures:

  • Please be sure your child has sufficient rest each night before the test.  Children should have a t least 8 – 10 hours of sleep.
  • Children should have some type of nourishment in the morning.  Please do not “over feed” your child.  He/she should have what is usually the practice for breakfast.  We have children from many different cultures and “breakfast” can mean quite a range/amount of foods.
  • It is imperative that children be present and ON TIME each day.  If a child comes to school late, after testing has begun, he/she WILL NOT be permitted to take ANY PART of the test administered that day.  The student will have to take the assessments on the make-up day.  This is not ideal, as some children do not perform as well when not testing with their classmates in their usual environment.
  • Backpacks and cell phones should remain at home during the stated grade level testing days.  Any cell phones brought to school will be collected and kept in the office for the duration of the test.
  • Part of the assessment may include a video.  It is strongly recommended that students  bring in their own headphones in order to feel more comfortable while listening.  They should be sent in a zip-lock bag and will be kept in school for the duration of the test.  If your child does not have headphones, they will be provided.

Please keep in mind that the most effective way you can help your children is to remain calm and reassure them that they will do well if they listen, follow directions, and stay focused.

Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions or concerns. 

Sincerely,

Marianela Martin

Principal

Road Work - Message from the Fort Lee Police Department
March 24, 2016

Dear Parents,

Please read the important message below form the Fort Lee Police department.

Thank you,

Marianela Martin

Principal

The Borough of Fort Lee has contracted Reggio Construction to conduct sidewalk repair and roadwork on the entire length of John Street.  Reggio Construction began the work on Thursday, March 24th.  They will first start by replacing the sidewalks that need repair.  Once completed with all the sidewalks, they will mill and pave the roadway.  Reggio Construction are attempting to complete all this work by Friday, April 8th.

 

While completing this roadwork, Reggio Construction will make all efforts to keep John Street north bound open to traffic.  However, there will be times were it will not be safe for motorists and the workers which will cause the Fort Lee Police Department to close the street for thru traffic.  If you utilize John Street to get to School #2, please allow yourselves some extra time in the morning and afternoon.

 

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and thank you for your cooperation.

 

Respectfully,

 

Lieutenant Ricky Mirkovic #249

Traffic Bureau Supervisor

Environmental Club Activity
March 23, 2016


Dear Parents and Staff,

Please see the attached letter from Ms. Rodriguez.  

To celebrate Earth Day, the environmental club will be collecting items to make projects with students.

Thank you for your support.

Sincerely,

Marianela Martin

Principal

Environmental Club Earth Day Collection Letter 3-2016.docx 

6th Grade Assessment
March 17, 2016

Please click on the link to read information about upcoming 6th Grade Assessment, which will take place on March 28, 2016 for English Language Arts and March 31, 2016 for Mathematics. [More Information]
Joint PTA & BOE Meeting ~ March 22nd
March 17, 2016


Dear Parents and Guardians,

On Tuesday, March 22nd, the PTA and BOE will have a joint meeting at the Fort Lee High School. The PTA will first meet at 6 PM and then at 7 PM the BOE will have a budget presentation in the high school auditorium.

Please join us for a very informative evening about our schools and children.

Thank you
PTA

PTAGeneralAssembly 3-22-16.pdf 

School 2 Eagles Spirit Day
March 10, 2016

March 10, 2016

Dear Parents,

I hope you have had the opportunity to enjoy the unexpected Spring weather we have had! The children have really taken advantage of their recess time!!

To celebrate Spring and bring some fresh enthusiasm to our school the next few months we will have some additional School 2 Eagles Spirit Days; the first of which is this Monday, March 14th (please see the attached flyer).School 2 EAGLES Spirit- Pajama Day.docx 

We are celebrating Daylight Saving Time so we will wear our pajamas to school!! Please make sure your children wear appropriate pajamas.  They should bring their sneakers if they have gym.

Thank you and enjoy the weekend.

Best regards,

Marianela Martin

Principal

 
Snack Sales on Fridays
March 10, 2016
Dear Parents and Guardians,

The PTA will be sponsoring snack sales every Friday after school, at the front entrance of School 2 until the end of the year (weather permitting).  This is a fundraiser to support the activities of our six grade graduating class.  Snacks and juice can be purchased for $1 per item.

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Fort Lee School 2 PTA
Thank you for your continued support.
 
School 2 EAGLES NEWS - February 2016
March 8, 2016

Please click on the link to read the 12th issue of School 2 EAGLES NEWS for the month of February. [More Information]
YOJO Ace Your PARCC Show - March 16, 2016
March 4, 2016

Please click on the link to view information about our next literacy program entitled,  YOGO Ace Your PARCC Show. [More Information]
Eagle Highlights of the Month - February 2016 - Grade 2
March 3, 2016

Second grade students at School 2 turned back the clock and represented their favorite president of the United States. The students utilized computers and internet-based research skills to locate facts and write a biography of their assigned president. Students dressed up and presented their biographies to their parents and guardians on February 12th, 2016. Parents and guardians loved going back in time and meeting the presidents!
Eagle Highlights of the Month - February 2016 - Grade 4
March 2, 2016

The fourth grade students completed a month long research project on a famous African American who made a lasting impact on society. They researched specific information in nonfiction text and wrote a research report detailing the person’s life, accomplishments, and impact the person had on society. They also completed a creative project showcasing the relevance of the individual and his or her accomplishments. Students presented their completed research report and projects at our parent showcase in February. 
Eagle Highlights of the Month - February 2016 - 5/6M
March 2, 2016

The students in Mrs. Marquart’s 5th and 6th grade class love learning about Science. This marking period, they are exploring weather and climate all around the world. Their first investigation included manipulating air using syringes. Students attached flexible tubes to the end of the syringes to demonstrate how air can still flow through small spaces. They then crimped the ends of the tubes to cut off the flow of air and also attached the syringes to each other to show how air takes up space.  Each group wrote down their observations and shared them with the rest of the class. The students truly look forward to performing these experiments and investigations. 
Reading Under the Stars - February 25, 2016
March 1, 2016

The fifth and sixth graders, along with their parents, came to Reading Under the Stars with Ms. DiBartolo and Mrs. Rice on the evening of February 25th in their PJ's.  The families learned how to use sticky notes code their reading and write down their observations as well as questions.  Starbucks (on Lemoine Ave in Fort Lee) donated delicious treats and hot cocoa for all of the guests to enjoy.  The families had a fun and engaging evening, and also learned new strategies that they can use at home when their children are reading.
February 26, 2016



















Congratulations to the Teachers of the Year!

Johanna Barrabee 

I received a B.A. in Communication Disorders from Penn State University and an M.A. in Communication Sciences and Disorders from Montclair State University.  I also hold my Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and certification in New Jersey as Speech-Language Specialist. I began my career as a Speech-Language Pathologist working at Saint Barnabas Outpatient Center in Livingston, New Jersey and providing New Jersey Early Intervention services.  I have been working for the Fort Lee School District since 2006 and have worked with preschool through high school students during that time. At present, I work primarily with students with Autism throughout the district. Communication,  both non-verbal and verbal, is vital for an individual to engage in successful social interactions and to participate in academic activities in the classroom. I strive to help each child learn components of grammar, vocabulary, articulation and pragmatics in order to improve communication skills. I believe in providing a challenging yet nurturing environment, as well as collaborating with colleagues and families to facilitate learning.  Thank you for the honor of Educational Services Provider of the year at School 2.  

Margaret Sussi 

Hello, my name is Margaret Sussi. I am a preschool special education teacher here at School # 2. I started teaching in 2009 and was the first preschool teacher in the district of Fort Lee. I have been in the district for seven years. For most of my students I am their first school experience. It can be a very scary and uncertain time for both child and parent. I know that it is my job to make sure that both of them feel comfortable and safe within the school environment.  My teaching philosophy has always been keep an open communication between myself and my students’ parents, collaborate with my fellow teachers, create as many hands-on activities as I can, the messier the better, set high expectations that can be achieved through small and large group instruction, and create a structured environment where students feel safe and comfortable to work, play and gain the necessary foundational skills they will need for kindergarten.

March 1, 2016

















Important Dates to Remember - March 2016

MARCH 2                    READ ACROSS AMERICA

MARCH 3                    LITERACY - CLASS VISITS

MARCH 4                    CHARACTER AWARDS ASSEMBLY (PM)

MARCH 11                   PRK & ASD CLASS TRIP

MARCH 15 - 17             INVIEW TESTING - GRADE 2

MARCH 16                   YOJO PRESENTATION - 6:30 PM

MARCH 17                   ST. PATRICK'S DAY

MARCH 22                   PTA MEETING/BUDGET PRESENTATION (FLHS)

MARCH 23                   LITERACY NIGHT - GRADES 3 & 4 - 6:30 PM

MARCH 25                   GOOD FRIDAY - SCHOOL CLOSED

MARCH 29                   MIDDLE SCHOOL MUSIC PROGRAM RECRUITMENT 

MARCH 30                   SPELLING BEE - GRADE 6 - 9:30 AM 

MARCH 31                   PEP RALLY

MARCH 31 - APRIL 1    DARE GAMES


 
School 2 Addition Project
February 23, 2016

Please click on the link to view School Two's Addition Project. [More Information].

 
February 23, 2016



 
 


PARCC Administration Elementary School Dates for 2015-2016

Wednesday, April 13: ELA Unit 1 - Grades 3 &4
Thursday, April 14: ELA Unit 2 - Grades 3 & 4

Friday, April 15: ELA Unit 3- Grades 3 & 4
Monday, April 18:   Math Unit 1 - Grades 3 & 4
Tuesday, April 19: Math Unit 2 - Grades 3 & 4
Wednesday, April 20: Math Unit 3 - Grades 3 & 4
Thursday, April 21: Math Unit 4 - Grades 3 & 4

Friday, April 22:   ELA Unit 1- Grades 5 & 6
Monday, April 25: ELA Unit 2 - Grades 5 & 6
Tuesday, April 26: ELA Unit 3 - Grades 5 & 6
Wednesday, April 27:   Math Unit 1 - Grades 5 & 6
Thursday, April 28:  Math Unit 2 - Grades 5 & 6
Friday, April 29:   Math Unit 3 - Grades 5 & 6
Monday, May 2:     Math Unit 4 - Grade 5
 
*All Elementary Make - Up Dates May 3 - May 13
 
 
 
School 2 Literacy Nights
February 22, 2016

Please click on the link to read information about School Two's Literacy Nights for the months of February, March and April. [More Information]
PTA Meeting tomorrow ~ 2/23
February 22, 2016


Dear Parents and Guardians,
TomorrowTuesday, February 23rd, there will be a PTA meeting at 7 p.m. in the media center on the second floor.  We hope you can join us for a special presentation of the expansion of School 2 by the Superintendent of Schools, Mr. Kenneth Rota.

Thank you.

PTA Board

Yearbook Reminder
February 18, 2016


Dear Parents,


This is a reminder that yearbook orders at the price of $25 are due Monday,  February 22nd.. The price will go up to $30 after Monday.

There are a few spots left if you'd like to write any messages to be printed in the yearbook at $3 each.

Please put all orders and cash or checks made payable to School 2 PTA in an envelope marked "yearbook order" and give it to your child.

Do not pass up this opportunity to order a yearbook for your child. They will cherish it for years to come!!

If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Hausman at sim623@msn.com

Thank you.

PTA Yearbook Committee

Early Dismissal & Bagel Sale
February 16, 2016

Dear Parents and Guardians,

Tomorrow, Wednesday, February 17th is an early dismissal day for Professional Development. Classes K-6 will be dismissed at 1 PM and the pre-K will be dismissed at 11. There will be Club Ed after school. 

Tomorrow, the PTA will also be sponsoring the last bagel sale of the year. $2 for a bagel, plain, with cream cheese, or butter and $1 for juice. Please send money with your children if they would like to purchase a bagel and/or juice.

Thank you and enjoy the rest of your day!

Sincerely,

Mrs. Marianela Martin

Eagle Highlights of the Month- October 2015 - Guidance Office
February 12, 2016

During the month of October we celebrated our theme of Respect at School 2.  We began the month with Respect Week.  Students signed our School 2 Anti-bully Pledge, promising to be an UPSTANDER, not a bystander when it comes to bullying.  We had a variety of fun, but educational activities throughout the week.  For instance, we dressed alike for “Twin Day” to show we’re buddies, not bullies.  We practiced being an Upstander and “being someone else’s hero”, by wearing our favorite superhero shirt, and we “took a walk in someone else’s shoes” by wearing two different shoes to school to learn about empathy.  Many classes also participated in our “Decorating the Door” contest.  This was an ongoing project throughout the month in which classes decorated their classroom doors with creative, anti-bullying messages and pictures, competing to win a 1st or 2nd place prize.

For Peace Week we all wore our favorite tie dyed shirts and peace accessories, and listened to a great band called “Squeaky Clean,” who taught us how to respect each other’s differences.  What’s more, our Peer Mediators learned how to help their classmates resolve conflicts in a more peaceful manner. 

During Red Ribbon Week, our SADD members decorated the school with posters containing anti-drug messages, students covered themselves in red clothing in honor of red ribbon week, and students and teachers eagerly participated in Crazy Hair Day, to show that “We’re crazy about being drug free”.   In conjunction with all of these fun activities, we learned how to resolve conflicts with KELSO, and we read and discussed stories such as, “Just Kidding” by Trudy Ludwig, “The Juice Box Bully” by Bob Sornson and Maria Dismondy, and “Frenemy Jane, The Sometimes Friend” by Stephanie Sorkin. 

Finally, we concluded our October celebration with our Character Awards Assembly, in which one student was selected from each class as being the most respectful student for the month of October.  


Ms. Aimee DeSheplo
School Counselor
School 2


 
School 2 EAGLES NEWS - January 2016
February 11, 2016

Please click on the link to read the 11th issue of School 2 EAGLES NEWS for the month of January. [More Information].
Guest Literacy Speaker - Cindy Terebush
February 9, 2016

Please join us to learn how to help your child at home with the reading process in Grades 3-6. [More Information].
Eagle Highlights of the Month - December 2015 - 3/4
February 9, 2016

Elizabeth Janson’s 3rd and 4th grade class at School 2 in Fort Lee, New Jersey spent time this November reading, writing and talking about Veteran’s Day.   Students read nonfiction text to learn the history of Veteran’s Day.  They read a Reader’s Theater script, taking turns reading various parts in a play about different ways to celebrate Veteran’s Day.  Finally, students wrote a persuasive paragraph about why it is important to celebrate Veteran’s Day.  This writing piece began with a position statement and included at least 4 supporting reasons to back up their position.  Students then create a patriotic Agamograph (a kinetic piece of art named after the Israeli artist, Yaacov Agam) by coloring and carefully folding a picture that shows the American flag, when viewed from one angle, and saluting soldiers, when viewed from another angle.  The students enjoyed (and practiced literacy skills for) this patriotic holiday.
Eagle Highlights of the Month - November 2015 - Music
February 4, 2016
 
The students in the 4th, 5th, and 6th grades at Fort Lee’s School #2 on Jones Road have been busy completing an interdisciplinary project on the Romantic Era in Music (1830-1900).  Their Music teacher, Mrs. Delaney, collaborated with their Social Studies, Language Arts and Visual Art teachers so that the children had an integration of experiences from that time period.
 
In Music, they studied the works and lives of Franz Liszt, Frederic Chopin, Johannes Brahms, and Peter Tchaikovsky. While listening to examples of their music, the students came to appreciate the different styles that each composer brought to that era. In Social Studies, they learned how the Industrial Revolution provided a vehicle for the composers to make their orchestras fuller and richer. In Language Arts, they touched upon the works of Edgar Allan Poe and Charles Dickens, which helped them appreciate the social climate of the times.  In their Visual Arts classes, they observed and studied works from the Era of Romanticism and Impressionism. 
 
As a culmination of this project, the children played a game to review the broad scope of information that they had learned while studying for their final quiz.
 
Eagle Highlights of the Month - October 2015 - Grade 2
February 3, 2016

Second graders at Fort Lee School #2 are studying communities in Social Studies.  They took this opportunity to research the past and present of their own community Fort Lee. Did you know Fort Lee was the first town to film, even before Hollywood!
 

 
Eagle Highlights of the Month - September 2015 - Grade 1
February 3, 2016

On September 17, 2015, the first grade classes from School No. 2 took a trip to the Fort Lee Public Library. Miss Ellen gave the students a tour of the library and they learned how to select books in the children’s section by author and genre. Miss Sarah read stories to the children and entertained them with George, her pig. The students also viewed Scholastic videos of some popular picture books in the library’s theater. All the first graders now have their very own library card. They look forward to returning to the Fort Lee Public Library to borrow books as they continue to develop their love of reading. 
Eagle Highlights of the Month - November 2015 - Grade 5
February 3, 2016

The month of November was when we celebrated Native American Heritage.  Our fifth grade students learned about the history of the Trail of Tears in Social Studies.  We discussed the hardship the natives faced along the way.  As a part of the unit, they also studied and reflected as a group on the Trail of Tearspainting illustrated by Robert Lindneaux.  They wrote a diary entry after reflecting on the illustration from the perspective of a Cherokee tribe member.  Our students learned that the Cherokees were forced to leave their homeland to make a harsh journey to their final destination in Oklahoma.  The students did a great job at composing a creative journal entry about their harsh journey.
Eagle Highlights of the Month - December 2015 - Grade 1
February 2, 2016

On December 11th, 2015 the first grade classes of School No. 2 hosted the Future Teachers of America Club from Fort Lee High School.  The “Future Teachers” shared stories and conducted winter-themed activities. The first grade students were engaged during the lessons which utilized the high school students’ Chromebooks. The older students circulated and assisted the first graders as they completed their projects. It was a memorable experience for the young students of School No. 2. 
Eagle Highlights of the Month - December 2015 - 1/2B
February 2, 2016

Students in Ms. Baiardi's class learned how to compose a letter. They practiced writing to authors of the books they read. They also write letters to their parents every Thursday letting them know what they learned in school. To further their skills and to make it more fun for them, they wrote a letter to their favorite Disney characters. They mailed them to Disney World in Florida. They just received their letters back! They are all very excited and loved sharing their letters with their classmates.
Eagle Highlights of the Month - December 2015 - ESL/KBL
February 2, 2016

On Monday, December 14, the Bilingual and ESL students at Fort Lee School #2 had the opportunity to sample various breads and desserts from around the world at their “International Breads and Desserts Table”. This cultural activity began with Mrs. Han, Mrs. Sgro, and Mrs. Yada reading the short story “Tony’s Bread” by Tomie De Paola. Students listened to the folktale of how the Italian “panettone” came to be. After listening to the story, students decided which breads and desserts they wanted to taste. All the items were brought in by the students and represented their countries of origin.  The School #2 ESL and Bilingual students learned about customs, holiday traditions, and food from around the world while interacting with their classmates. A yummy time was had by all!
Early Dismissal & Bagel Sale
February 2, 2016


February 2, 2016
Dear Parents and Guardians,

Today, Wednesday, & Thursday are early dismissal days for Parent-Teacher Conferences.  Classes K-6 will be dismissed at 1 PM and the pre-K will be dismissed at 11:00.  There will be Club Ed after school.

The PTA will be sponsoring a bagel sale tomorrowWednesday, $2 for a bagel, plain, with cream cheese, or butter and $1 for juice. Please send money with your children if they would like to purchase a bagel and/or juice.

Thank you and have a wonderful day!

 

Sincerely,

Mrs. Marianela Martin

 
Eagle Highlights of the Month - December 2015 - Grade 3
February 2, 2016

Third Graders at Elementary School Number Two in Fort Lee Sponsor a Teddy Bear Raffle to Raise Money for the Saint Judes Childrens Fund
 
  There is no better gift than the gift of knowing that you helped someone else.”  This is the message that the third grade teachers at Elementary School Number Two in Fort Lee tried to impress upon their students. In the month of December, the third graders at School Number Two sponsored a Build-a- Bear Raffle to raise money for Saint Jude’s Children’s Fund. This fundraiser was titled: Win a Bear and Show that You Care.

   Teddy Bears are widely acknowledged as a symbol of comfort for children.  In fact, in the wake of the Sandy Hook shooting (Sandy Hook, Connecticut December 13th, 2012), people from all around the world sent teddy bears to the students of Sandy Hook Elementary.  This inspired the third grade teachers of School Two to purchase four Build-a-Bears to use in their raffle. The students named the bears Charity, Generosity, Compassion and Joy. They picked these names because they felt that they spoke to their cause. To promote the fundraiser, the third graders visited each classroom with the teddy bears. They also went on the morning announcements each day to encourage other students in their school to give a donation.  For every five dollars donated, the students at School Two could have their name entered in the final drawing to win one of the four signature teddy bears.

    In the weeks leading up to the drawing, the third grade explored what it meant to demonstrate the trait of generosity. They wrote fiction stories with morals that centered around each teddy bear. They also wrote essays that described how they could “give back” in the upcoming year. To conclude this unit of study, the students wrote letters and cards to the children of Saint Jude. It was inspiring to see how enthusiastic the children were about their cause.

      On December 23rd, The Principal of School Number Two, Mrs. Marianela Martin, picked the four winners of these special “care bears’. Exactly $865 was raised to donate to Saint Jude’s Children’s Fund. The School Two community’s overwhelming support helped to ensure that this fundraising project was a success. The third graders at School 2 left for Holiday break with an invaluable gift, the gift of knowing that they are capable of making a difference. 
Eagle Highlights of the Month - December 2015 - Grade 4
February 2, 2016

The 4th Grade is learning to write poetry by using descriptive words to create mental images in a reader’s mind.  Students learned about rhyming patterns and to consider their audience when writing. Students are also learning about writing with a purpose.  They were able to write their poems by utilizing the writing process of writing, revising, and editing. They completed the writing process by typing their poems on Chromebooks, publishing them, and sharing them with the class. 
PTA Valentine's Chocolate Hearts and Roses
January 28, 2016
January 28, 2016


Dear Parents/Guardians, 

The PTA and Sixth Grade Committee is once again sponsoring the annual Valentine's chocolate heart and roses lollipop sale.  The perfect gift for just $2 for family, friends, teachers, and other loved ones.

Please complete the attached form and submit your orders by this Friday, January 29th. 

Thank you for supporting the Class of 2016!

PTA flyer - Valentines2016


 
January 28, 2016












IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER - FEBRUARY 2016

FEB. 2-4          EARLY DISMISSAL
                       PARENT/TEACHER CONFERENCES

FEB. 4            PUENTE DISTRICT MEETING
                      LFC MIDDLE SCHOOL 6:45 PM

FEB. 10           4TH GRADE SHOWCASE

FEB. 11           CHARACTER AWARD/HONOR ROLL ASSEMBLY

FEB. 12           2ND GRADE SHOWCASE

FEB. 14           HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY

FEB. 15-16       PRESIDENT'S DAY/WINTER RECESS
                        SCHOOLS CLOSED

FEB. 17           EARLY DISMISSAL (STUDENTS)
                       1/2 DAY PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
                       (TEACHERS)

FEB. 19           PRE-K FIELD TRIP
                       FLHS FUTURE TEACHERS VISIT

FEB. 22           4TH GRADE FIELD TRIP

FEB. 23           PTA MEETING 7:00 PM (MR. ROTA, GUEST)
Eagle Highlights of the Month - December 2015 - Kindergarten
January 26, 2016

Kindergarten

All Aboard the Polar Express
 
Kindergarten students had a blast celebrating before the winter break with a Polar Express Day!  We wore our pajamas to school and hopped on the train to the North Pole! We loved watching the movie with our friends. We even drank hot chocolate with marshmallows!

 
School 2 EAGLES - December 2015
January 22, 2016
Please click on the link to read the 10th issue of School 2 EAGLES for the month of December. [More Information]. 
Important Dates to Remember - January 2016
January 14, 2016
JAN. 1              HAPPY NEW YEAR!

JAN. 4              SCHOOL OPEN - FULL DAY SESSION

JAN. 11             MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. - SCHOOL CLOSED

JAN. 22             5th GRADE SHOWCASE

JAN. 27-29        SCHOLASTIC BOOK FAIR

JAN. 28             3rd GRADE SHOWCASE

JAN. 29             THOMAS PINE ASSEMBLY


 
Wednesday, 12/23 Early dismissal and pizza day
December 22, 2015


Dear Parents and Guardians,

Tomorrow, Wednesday, December 23rd is an early dismissal; 1:00 PM for grades K to 6, pre-school is dismissed at 11:00 AM.

Please note: there will be NO CLUB Ed.  

The PTA will be hosting pizza to grades K-6 at 11:30.

I wish you and your families Happy Holidays, a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! School reopens January 4th.

Best regards,
Marianela Martin
Principal

 

Modells and PTA
December 22, 2015


Dear Parents and Guardians,

If you are still shopping for holiday gifts, please remember to use the attached 15% off coupon at Modells until December 25th. In return, Modells will donate 5% back to the PTA for our children at School No. 2.
Thank you for all your support!!!

We wish you Happy Holidays and a Happy New Year!

School No. 2 PTA

ModellsCoupom.pdf

With great gratitude
December 8, 2015

Dear Parents, Teachers, and Staff,

On Behalf of the Ortiz Family, we would like to express our deepest gratitude to all who have contributed out of the goodness of their hearts to the support the Ortiz family in their time of greatest need.  The outpouring of affection and expression of kindness reaffirms our faith in human spirit.

Our blessings to you and your families during this holiday season!

Marianela Martin
Principal
Recess and arrival times reminder
December 1, 2015

December 1, 2015

Dear Parents/Guardians,

It’s unbelievable to think that it is already December!! Our school year is in full swing.  Teachers have been working diligently with your children and we are already into our second marking period. As such, I have some reminders that I would like to share with you with reference to recess time and students’ arrival times. 

Please be sure to send your child to school with a coat or warm jacket.  Students go outside for recess every day as long as it is not raining/snowing and the temperature is above 36 degrees.  Students that are not wearing a coat/jacket will not be permitted to go outside for recess unless they have a note from a parent stating they do not need to wear their coat.  

We also need your help eliminating the tardiness of some of our children.

The preschool school day begins promptly at 8:00 AM.  The students are involved in center activities during the first part of the morning and snack time.  Please plan to arrive before 8:00am so your child can enter the classroom with his/her peers and begin the daily routine.  When students are late they miss interacting with their peers and snack time.  During both of these periods of time the children are learning from one another, having conversations, building friendships, and developing self help skills. They also have daily jobs during that time period which aides them in learning 1-1 correspondence and having a responsibility to the class. These are vital parts of preschool learning and we want your children to be a part of it all.  

We also have several students in grades kindergarten through grade 6 that arrive late every day.  Classes begin promptly at 8:50 AM.  Children that consistently arrive late are missing the most important part of their lesson – the introduction, which explains the objective and purpose of the lesson.  We all know traffic in Fort Lee is very challenging, but it is imperative to have your child arrive to school on time.

Thank you very much for your cooperation. I look forward to continuing our collaboration to assure your child achieves success. As always, if you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Sincerely,

Marianela Martin

Principal

Wednesday- PTA snack sale after school
November 24, 2015

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!

Best regards,

Marianela Martin

Principal

 
Photo retakes- December 4th
November 23, 2015

Dear Parents and Guardians:
On Friday, December 4th, LifeTouch Photographers will be back at School 2 for picture retakes. 
For all students who were absent, not enrolled at the time, or who would like to have their picture retaken, you may do so on this date only. Picture retake order forms are located in the school office.  Remind your child to bring order form home to be completed by you and then submitted on the day of retakes.
If you already purchased your child’s photo package and you are returning the original package for retakes, please keep the class photo. Please return unwanted photos by Friday December 4th.
 If you have any questions, please feel free to call Cindy Gereb at  201-602-0408.
School 2 PTA
High School Production - Almost, Maine
November 19, 2015

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.

Almost Maine Flier (1).pdf

American Education Days
November 17, 2015

Dear Parents/Guardians,

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.

Sincerely,

Marianela Martin

Principal

 
Ortiz Family Fundraiser
November 5, 2015

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.

Ortiz Family Flyer 3 (1).jpg 

Thank you for all your support.

Sincerely,

Marianela Marin

Principal

Turkey Trot Reminder
October 31, 2015

October 30, 2015

Dear Parents/Guardians, 

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

Principal

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.

Thank you

Turkey Trot Snack Sale Flyer Final Version.docx

Halloween Activities & Parade
October 29, 2015

October 29, 2015

Dear Parents/Guardians,

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.

Sincerely,

Marianela Martin

Principal

School No. 2 School Anti-Bullying Coordinator
October 11, 2012

Aimee DeSheplo, Guidance Counselor
2047 Jones Road
Fort Lee, New Jersey 07024
201-585-4630;2503
adesheplo@flboe.com
Turkey Trot 2015
October 15, 2015
Dear Parents,

 
It's almost that time again! We will be hosting our 3rd Annual Turkey Trot on Monday, November 2nd. This event is always a blast and we hope to make this year even better! The students will walk laps around the school and in exchange for their efforts, we are asking for turkey donations to feed families in need of Thanksgiving dinner. Please read the attached letter to find out more information. If you are able to donate, please print out the donation form and send it to school with your child to be placed in Mrs. Milgram's mailbox. Your support is really appreciated! We would LOVE to set a new record this year!
October 2015
October 8, 2015

Dear Parents/Guardians:

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.

October 2015

Walk to School Day - Wednesday, October 7th, 2015
October 8, 2015
Dear Parents/Guardians:
 
In this email you will find our flyer for the Walk to School Day event, and contest attachments. 
 
Kindergarten and First Grade students can color the Walk to School coloring page and return it to school on Wednesday October 7, 2015 to be entered to win a prize. 
 
Second through Fourth Grade students can complete the Walk to School Word Scramble and return it to school on Wednesday October 7 ,2015 to be entered to win a prize. 
 
Fifth and Sixth Grade students can complete the Walk to School Crossword Puzzle and return it to school on Wednesday October 7, 2015to be entered to win a prize. 
 
Students can make posters and signs to carry while they walk to school on Wednesday October 7 ,2015 to promote healthier habits and saving our environment! 
 
If you have any questions about this event please email me. 
 
Let's show a great deal of appreciation for our planet! 
School 2 EAGLES - May 2015
June 11, 2015
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May 27, 2015














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
Home & School Connection
May 6, 2015

Please click on the links to read the March, April and May editions of Home & School Connection. 


March 2015 
April 2015
May 2015
School 2 EAGLES - April 2015
May 6, 2015
Please click on the link to read the 8th issue of School 2 EAGLES for the month of April. [More information]
May 6, 2015











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
Club Ed Afterschool Program
April 23, 2015

Please click on the link to read information about Club Ed Afterschool Program. [More information]
PARCC End Of Year Assessment 2015 Dates
March 27, 2015
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
D.A.R.E. Cheerleading Competition
April 15, 2015

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!
School 2 EAGLES - March 2015
April 9, 2015
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Important Dates to Remember - April 2015
April 2, 2015











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

                              
Home & School Connection - February 2015
March 12, 2015
Please click on the link to read the February edition of Home & School Connection. [More information].
School 2 EAGLES - February 2015
March 12, 2015
Please click on the link to read the 6th issue of School 2 EAGLES for the month of February. [More information]
Standardized Testing Schedule 2015
March 4, 2015
 
Grade 2 CTB IN VIEW April 15 - April 17
Grades 3 - 6 PARCC EOY Assessment April 27 - May 22*
*Grades specific dates TBA
Important Dates To Remember - March 2015
March 2, 2015



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.
2015 PARCC Test Dates PBA
February 10, 2015
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
School 2 EAGLES - January 2015
February 6, 2015
Please click on the link to read the 5th issue of School 2 EAGLES for the month of January. [More information]
Important Dates To Remember - February 2015
February 4, 2015



FEB. 2          PTA FUNDRAISER RESTAURANT

FEB. 10        PTA MEETING 7PM

FEB. 11        FACULTY MEETING

FEB. 14        VALENTINE'S DAY

FEB. 16        PRESIDENT'S DAY
                    SCHOOL CLOSED   

FEB. 17-18    WINTER RECESS - SCHOOL CLOSED
                     PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT DAYS (TEACHERS)

FEB. 20         2ND GRADE SHOWCASE 1:30PM

FEB. 27         READ ACROSS AMERICA DAY
                     SPIRIT DAY               
PTA Book Fair
January 28, 2015
The PTA Book Fair and Family Night is scheduled for Thursday, January 29, 2015. The book fair will be open until the morning of Monday, February 2, 2015. Please preview our book titles at http://bookfairs.scholastic.com/homepage/fortleeelemsch2.

 
Rachel Cola - Teacher of the Year
January 12, 2015

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.
 
Monique Kim - Teacher of the Year
January 12, 2015

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.
 
 
School 2 EAGLES - December 2014
January 8, 2015
Please click on the link to read the fourth issue of School 2 EAGLES for the month of December. [More information]
Gift Drive - December 2014
January 6, 2015


 












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 to all staff and students who participated in this gift drive.  We are sure that the children and women who received our gifts were truly blessed and happy to receive them! 

Thank you from the bottom of our hearts that you warmed other hearts at this special time of the year!

 


 
Important Dates To Remember - January 2015
January 5, 2015


JAN. 05           SCHOOL RE-OPENS

JAN. 13           PTA MEETING/PARCC PRESENTATION

JAN. 16           ASSEMBLY 9:30 AM

JAN. 19           MARTIN LUTHER KING'S DAY
                       SCHOOLS CLOSED

JAN. 28-30       SCHOLASTIC BOOK FAIR

JAN. 30           SPIRIT DAY
Home & School Connection - January 2015
December 22, 2014

Please click on the link to read the January edition of Home & School Connection. [More information]
PARCC Update
December 18, 2014
 
                                                                                                                December 10th, 2014
 
Dear Parent/Guardian:
 
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)
 


 
                                                                                    Sincerely,        
                                                                                    Lauren Carrubba
                                                                                   Director of School Counseling Services

 
Home & School Connection - December 2014
December 8, 2014
Please click on the link to read the December edition of Home & School Connection. [More information]
December 2014 Reminders
December 3, 2014


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
School 2 EAGLES - November 2014
December 3, 2014

Please click on the link to read the 3rd issue of School 2 EAGLES for the month of November.
[More information] 
Home & School Connection - November 2014
December 2, 2014



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]
Turkey Trot 2014
November 24, 2014

Students at School Two participated in our second annual "Turkey Trot" event this November. We walked laps around the school by grade level. We set a goal to walk 24 laps in total and donate one turkey per each lap walked. We ended up beating our trotting goal by walking 27 laps in total and we donated 24 turkeys to families in need! We also collected over 400 cans of food to go along with the turkeys for a complete Thanksgiving meal. 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! We would like to give special thanks to Ms. Goldstein for hosting this event!
November 2014 Reminders
November 3, 2014

IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER


NOV. 2                DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TIME

NOV. 4                ELECTION DAY

NOV. 6-7             TEACHER'S CONVENTION - SCHOOLS CLOSED

NOV. 9                FIELD OF HEROES CERMONY (FLHS)

NOV. 10              VETERAN'S DAY CEREMONY

NOV. 11              VETERAN'S DAY
                              PTA MEETING
                              HARLEM WIZARDS ASSEMBLY@ 1:30 P.M.

NOV. 13               G & T TRIP

NOV. 17               HARLEM WIZARDS GAME - FLHS

NOV. 17-21          AMERICAN EDUCATION WEEK

NOV. 19                END OF 1ST MARKING PERIOD

NOV. 20-22           FLHS FALL PLAY

NOV. 21                SPIRIT DAY

NOV. 25                REPORT CARD DISTRIBUTION

NOV. 26                1:00 P.M. DISMISSAL

NOV. 27-28           THANKSGIVING RECESS - DISTRICT CLOSED

 

School 2 EAGLES - October
October 30, 2014

Please click on the link to read our second edition of School 2 EAGLES newsletter for October.
[More information]
School 2 EAGLES - September
October 9, 2014

School #2 is proud to present the first edition of School 2 EAGLES newsletter! [More information]
Important Dates To Remember - October 2014
September 24, 2014









 
  • Oct. 1                          Early Dismissal Day 1:00 PM
                                               BACK TO SCHOOL NIGHT @ 7:00 PM
  • Oct. 3                          Yom Kippur – Early Dismissal
  • Oct. 6                          PTA Class Parent Orientation
  • Oct. 6-10                     Week of Respect
  • Oct. 7                          Firefighter Phil Visit
  • Oct. 13                        Columbus Day – SCHOOL CLOSED
  • Oct. 14                        PTA Meeting @ 7:00 PM
  • Oct. 17                        Fall Photos
                                               3rd Grade Trip
  • Oct. 20-24                   School Violence Awareness Week
  • Oct. 21                        Early Dismissal Day 1:00 PM
                                               Professional Development
  • Oct. 23                        Spirit Day
  • Oct. 24                        PTA Halloween Dance
                                              (K -3) 5:00 pm – 6:30 PM    
                                              (4 –6) 7:00 pm – 8:30 PM
  • Oct. 31                        Halloween Parade @ 2:15 PM in field
Denise Beffre - P.E.
September 22, 2014

 My name is Denise Beffre and I have been a part of the Fort Lee School  system for 12   years teaching dance and Physical Education at the high  school. [More information]

Clara Min - 1M
September 22, 2014

It is great excitement and my pleasure to introduce myself as the new First Grade Teacher of Fort Lee School #2. [More information]

 

Sally Macaluso - PSD
September 22, 2014

My name is Sally Macaluso. I'm thrilled to introduce myself as a new Special Education Preschool Teacher at Fort Lee Early Childhood Center at School #2. [More information]

 

Deanna Capiello - 5/6M
September 22, 2014

My name is Deanna Cappiello-Marquart. Although I am new to the School 2 family, I have been employed by Fort Lee for the last 2 years. [More information]
 

Danielle Christal - 5C
September 22, 2014

I am pleased to be joining the staff at School 2 as a Fifth Grade Teacher. [More information]

School #2 Traffic Flow
September 5, 2014

Dear Parent/Guardian:
As the new 2014-2015 school year approaches, we would like to remind Parents /Guardians that safety is the Fort Lee Police Departments top priority. [Click here for the traffic flow report]


Return to School Letter
September 3, 2014
August 2014
 
Dear Parents/Guardians,
 
I hope you have had a wonderful summer and are looking forward to a successful, fun-filled school year.  Classes will soon be starting and I know this school year will be an enjoyable one in which your child will be challenged to learn and study.  The teachers and staff members at School 2 are caring, hard-working professionals dedicated to making your child’s experience fulfilling and rewarding.
 
We are excited to welcome new staff this year: Ms. Clara Min in first grade (replacing Ms. Margolies), Ms. Danielle Christal in 5th grade (replacing Mr. Cuozzo), Ms. Deanna Capiello-Marquart for the 5th/6th grade class (replacing Ms. Currie) and Ms. Denise Beffre (replacing Ms. Gratacos) for Physical Education.
 
The information provided below is intended to help you as you prepare to return after our summer break:
  1. School will begin on Monday, September 8, 2014
  2. This will be a regular school day. The school day hours are from 8:40 am to 3:00 pm. Students should arrive at 8:30am each day to organize for homeroom before the start of the school day.
  3. All students in kindergarten through grade 6 should be dropped off in the front of the building (No earlier than 8:20). Students should line up in the designated area while waiting for the front doors to open. Once the doors are open, they should go directly to the gym, unescorted.
  4. Breakfast and school lunch will be able available starting on the first day of school.  The Pomptonian, our new food service provider, will have the menu posted on the district website.  The students will receive a hard copy on the first day of school.
  5. Our Extended School Day program (Club Ed) will begin on Monday, September 8th. This program offers educational and recreational opportunities between 3:00pm and 6:00pm for children of working parents who are in need of after school care. Applications are available online and at our main office. Children can begin the program when the form is submitted.
 
This summer, the Fort Lee School District installed a new, more efficient phone system.  Teachers will have phones in their classrooms which will be a tremendous asset for reaching out to parents and of course, will be an excellent safety measure as well. Please note, that although you may leave a message for a teacher, he/she will not be able to check messages until the END of the day.  If you need to notify the teacher of changes in your child’s dismissal plans or any other type of emergency please be sure to call the MAIN OFFICE and speak with our secretary. 
 
In June, the Fort Lee Board of Education approved the installation of modular units to meet the growing needs of our Pre-School population.  These units will house the pre-school, occupational and physical therapy instructional areas and Child Study Team members.  The installation has progressed very nicely and is on schedule.  The Board of Education has also approved the following improvements once installation is complete:
  • An 8 foot fence around the perimeter of the property for students’ safety
  • Walkways for safe access
  • Newly installed sod and landscaping to enhance the appearance of the surrounding area
  • Brand new playground equipment that will comply with new safety codes
  • Brand new macadam surrounding the area
  • Additional parking spaces for staff members
  • Additional secure access to the playground area
 
Most of the renovations listed will be completed the last week of August with peripherals, such as the landscaping and playground equipment, completed within the first 2 weeks of school and the end of September.
 
Also, please be sure to log on to our district website to receive all the necessary forms that must be completed for your child.  These include, but are not limited to:
  • The dismissal form (which will notify us if your child is a walker, will be picked up, or is bussed)
  • The computer use permission form
  • A copy of our Code of Conduct
  • Other important notifications

Please complete the forms and sign where designated and have your child bring them into his/her teacher on the first day of school.
 
Finally, included in this mailing is a letter which will explain the traffic procedures for arrival and dismissal at School 2.  Much discussion has taken place in conjunction with the Fort Lee Police Department to provide the best system possible for a safe, effective drop off and pick up for all students. 
 
Thank you in advance for your cooperation.  I look forward to our continued collaboration.  Please note, our Back to School Night is Wednesday, October 1st.  I strongly advise you to attend this most important event in order to meet your child’s teacher and learn how, working together, we will be able to provide the best academic and nurturing environment for your children.
 
Sincerely,
 
Marianela Martin
Principal
 
Important Dates To Remember
May 30, 2014











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
May 30, 2014




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
April 29, 2014












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
*
Teacher of the Year
April 22, 2014

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
April 8, 2014

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
March 29, 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
March 27, 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
March 27, 2014
Important Dates To Remember - March 2014
February 25, 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
February 10, 2014
 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
February 4, 2014
 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
January 28, 2014
 
Help Families Focus on Goal-Setting in 2014
January 5, 2014
Informe a los PADRES - Cómo Establecer Objetivos
January 5, 2014
IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT
December 9, 2013
 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
November 25, 2013

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

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
November 1, 2013

 

  • 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
October 30, 2013

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
October 2, 2013
 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

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

Report to Parents
July 3, 2013
 According to the National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP), children should participate in various fun and brain-friendly activities to stay engaged during the summer months. Please click on the link, Exercise Kids' Minds During the Summer to read the current article. 
Summer Activities
June 24, 2013

» Educator Spotlight » The Bridge, 06/13

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.

Monthly Activities
June 3, 2013




Important Dates Reminder
June 2013




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
                Kindergarten Ceremony/Orientation

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



HAVE A GREAT SUMMER! STAY SAFE!



Report to Parents
May 23, 2013

 

The National Association of Elementary School  Principals (NAESP), released an important article entitled, Protecting Your Child: Safeguarding Kid's Online Activities pertaining to the safety precautions to monitor your child's online behavior. Please click on the link http://www.naesp.org/sites/default/files/RtP_Online%20Safety.pdf to access the article. Also, you can click on the image to visit NetSmartzKids.org.
Field Day
May 23, 2013

Due to the rainy weather conditions, our field day has been postponed until Friday, June 7th 2013.
Letter to parents
May 17, 2013
Dear Parents/Guardians,
 
Summer weather seems to be arriving earlier each year!! Please make sure your children are dressed comfortably in light, loose fitting clothes. Shorts and skirts should be an appropriate length (finger tip rule) and girls should not be wearing tank tops, halter tops or blouses with spaghetti straps; bare midriffs are not permitted.
 
Also, I respectfully request that you adhere to the following safety procedures:
  • 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.
As always, if you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to ask. Thank you so much for your anticipated cooperation.
 
Sincerely,
Marianela Martin
Principal
May Activities- Update
May 16, 2013
v     May 22                4th Grade Class Trip
                                 6D Showcase
 
v     May 24                 Field Day (weather permitting)
 
v     May 28                 G & T Trip
 
v     May 29                  6th Grade Spelling Bee(FLHS)
                                   Game Show Assembly
 
v     May 31                  Circle of The Arts (FLHS)
 
v     May 30-31              MET Opera Workshop

Parents:
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.
Thank you. 
Spelling Bee Finalists
April 19, 2013

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!"


1st Place: Justin Phillips
2nd Place: Caitlin Byoun
  3rd Place: Jian Kim

Julian Aguero
Peri Vikatos
Brandon Mejia
Luke Song
Tudor Rus
Akcan Ak
Jose Rodriguez
School Performance Report
April 12, 2013
 
Dr. Sharon Amato                                             
Acting Superintendent of Schools            
_______________________________________________________________________________________________
 
Marianela Martin
Principal
School Two
2047 Jones Road
Fort Lee, NJ 07024
April 2013
 
Dear Parents and Guardians,
 
Following this letter, please find a summary overview of the New Jersey Department of Education Performance Report for your child’s school.
 
The new School Performance Reports build upon and replace the previous annual School Report Cards and provide schools and the public with information about school performance in the 2011-2012 school year. These reports, as outlined in New Jersey's NCLB flexibility request, were developed with the input of stakeholders across the state in both informal conversations and through a workgroup that included representatives from the NJEA, New Jersey Principals and Supervisors Association (NJPSA), New Jersey Association of School Administrators (NJASA), New Jersey School Boards Association (NJSBA) and the New Jersey Parent Teacher Association (NJPTA). As compared to the former School Report Cards, these reports provide a significant amount of new data in order to present a more complete picture of school performance, with the ultimate aim of helping schools and stakeholders engage in local goal setting and improvement. Among others, this includes metrics at all grade levels to identify the extent to which students are demonstrating skills and behaviors indicative of college and career readiness.
 
In addition, the reports include for the first time a "peer school comparison" for each school in the state. This tool replaces the outdated and often inaccurate District Factor Group (DFG), and compares schools with similar grade configurations that are educating students with similar demographic characteristics such as free/reduced lunch eligibility, limited English proficiency or special education program participation. This data provides information about how similar schools are performing to help identify strengths and areas for improvement. Together with additional data available in NJSMART, we hope that this publication provides the opportunity to have meaningful conversations around goal setting at the school and district level for the coming year.
 
For the first time, the Performance Reports include data on whether students are on track for college and career including the percentage of students chronically absent, students taking at least one AP test, and the percentage of students taking the SAT and PSAT.   Measures of student growth are also included for the first time, utilizing the Student Growth Percentile (SGP) methodology. SGP creates a measure of how students progressed in grades 4 through 8 on the NJASK language arts literacy and math assessments when compared to other students with a similar NJASK test score history. A short video explaining the SGP methodology can be found here: http://www.state.nj.us/education/njsmart/performance.
 
As educators have long stated, looking at proficiency levels alone do not provide a complete picture of school performance because students and schools all begin at different starting points. By partnering that proficiency data with growth information, these new reports can help educators identify where, for example, students are demonstrating low proficiency but high growth, or, conversely, high proficiency but low growth.
 
The school performance reports will be released to the public in the coming weeks.
 
 
School 2
 
 
State Highlights
 
“…This school’s student growth performance is high when compared to schools across the state. Additionally, its student growth performance is high when compared to its [DFG] peers.”
 
                                                                                                - NJ School Performance Report -
 
Achievements
 
·        School 2 outperformed 60% of schools statewide in the area of Student Growth.
·        School 2 has met 100% of its performance targets in the area of Student Growth.
·        Advance Proficiency in Mathematics has gradually increased over four years.
·        81% of students are Proficient/Advanced Proficient in Mathematics.
·        71% of students are Proficient/Advanced Proficient in Language Arts Literacy. 
 
 
 
Respectfully,
 
Marianela Martin
SAFETY ZONE
March 14, 2013
Parents:
As you know, we are living in very trying times in which we must always be mindful of our children’s safety. The School 2 Safety Committee has met to discuss some revisions to our safety procedures. One of the most noticeable changes will be the implementation of our new “SAFETY ZONE” at dismissal and at arrivals. This new procedure will begin this Thursday, March 14th.
 
The “safety zone” will be a designated area by the main doors and side exit doors that will be established by yellow cones. The purpose of the safety zone is to keep outsiders away from the doorways. This will help prevent anyone from entering the building while students are being dismissed. It will also help with the flow of dismissal. Parents will go up to the safety zone but no one is allowed to ENTER the zone. As the teachers see the parent approach, they will send the child out to meet the parent. 
 
If, for any reason, a parent needs to speak to a teacher, he or she will need to stay outside the zone area until all the students are dismissed. The teacher will then invite the parent into the building to speak.
 
It may take some time to adjust to this new procedure, but please keep in mind that the safety and security of our children is our priority.
 
As always, I thank you for your support and cooperation. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Sincerely,
Mrs. Martin
Read Across America
February 28, 2013

On Friday, March 1st, 2013, we will celebrate National Read Across America Day
(Theodore Seuss Geisel's birthday). 

Thank you to Mrs. Raskin for organizing our guest readers to visit our classrooms and share the love of reading to children.  Our children are excited to have the opportunity to meet and greet a Fort Lee community member to read various stories and learn about their role in our community. Please remember to wear read, black and/or white to represent the unity of reading and to celebrate Dr. Seuss' stories.
Important dates in March
February 26, 2013
Important Dates Reminder
March 2013
 
·        Feb. 27 – Mar. 01            Kindergarten Registration 9:00am-11:30am
 
·        Mar. 01                          Kindergarten Classes - Trip
 
·        Mar. 01                          Read Across America
 
·        Mar. 06                          3rd Grade Showcase (3B)/Talent Show Rehearsal – 3:30 pm
 
·        Mar. 13 – Mar. 15           Early Dismissal – Parent/Teacher Conferences
 
·        Mar. 19                          Early Dismissal – Professional Development
 
·        Mar. 19                          Pep Rally
 
·        Mar. 19 – Mar. 20           DARE games
 
·        Mar. 22                          FLHS Future Teachers Visit
 
·        Mar. 27                          MS Music Dept. Visit 6th Grade Class
 
·        Mar. 29                          Good Friday – School Closed
 
·        Mar. 29 – Apr. 03           Spring Recess – School Closed
No Name Calling Week
January 18, 2013
NO NAME CALLING WEEK
January 21- 25 
 
Monday -
NO SCHOOL
 
Tuesday
Be a friend, not a bully! Wear blue (anti bully color) to kick off no name calling week, sign the no name calling pledge
 
Wednesday
Wear different color socks to promote that we are unique and accept each other for who we are
 
Thursday
We are all "tied" together-as friends! Wear a tie to school!
 
Friday
Team Spirit Day! Let's show team spirit and wear your favorite sports teams’ shirts!
January
January 2, 2013
Important Dates Reminder
 
January 2013
 
 
·        Jan. 15                 PD Day – Early dismissal
 
·        Jan. 21                 Martin Luther King Jr. Day – Schools closed
 
·        Jan 30 – Feb. 1    PTA sponsored Book Fair
 
 
Happy New Year!! Welcome back!!
May 2013 be filled with good times, good heatlth, and special moments for you and your families!
Congratulations!!
December 13, 2012
GREAT JOB!
FORT LEE SCHOOL 2
1st MARKING PERIOD HONOR ROLL STUDENTS
 
 
Congratulations to our sixth grade students who achieved Honors and High Honors this first marking period!! 
 
MR. CUOZZO's class:
 
HIGH HONORS                                      HONORS
 
CAITLIN BYOUN                                   JOHN AHN
NAOMI FARNUM                                   JULIAN BERMUDEZ
                                                            ADAM KHATAMEE
                                                            JIAN KIM
                                                            AVANT KOTHARI
                                                            OLIVIA LEE
                                                            BRANDON MEJIA
                                                            DARDAME MUQKURTAJ
                                                            HANNAH NITTA
                                                            EMILY PARK
                                                            DANIELLE RASKIN
                                                            ABDULLA SALEM
 
MRS. DUKETTE's class:
 
HIGH HONORS                                      HONORS
 
GRACE PARK                                        AKCAN AK
JUSTIN PHILLIPS                                  SAMUEL CHANG
TUDOR RUS                                           BRIANNA GONZALEZ
JAY SONG                                             WON SEOK “SAM” KWON
PERISTER “PERI” VIKATOS                  SEUNG MIN”JAMES” LEE
JESSICA YOON                                      ERIC LI
                                                              KATE RHO
                                                              JOSE RODRIGUEZ
                                                              MENNY SON
                                                              SARA TSUGRANIS
                                                               DARIN YUN
December activities
December 3, 2012
Important Dates Reminder
December 2012
 
§        Dec. 4                       1pm Dismissal PD
 
§        Dec. 5 - 7                  Holiday Boutique
 
§        Dec. 6                       Hrs.3-7pm   Holiday Boutique
 
§        Dec. 7                       G&T Trip
 
§        Dec. 12                     Picture Re-Take Day
 
§        Dec. 13                     K-3 Grades Holiday Concert
 
§        Dec. 14                     4th Grade Trip
 
§        Dec. 20                     4-6 Grades Holiday Concert
 
§        Dec. 21                     1pm Dismissal –
 
§        Dec.24 - Jan.1 Winter Recess – School Closed
HAPPY HOLIDAYS !!!
Parent-Teacher Conferences
November 28, 2012
November 27, 2012
 
Dear Parents/Guardians,
 
I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday with your families.
 
Due to Parent/Teacher Conferences this week students will have an early dismissal at 1:00 PM on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday. No lunch will be served; the PTA will sponsor a “Snack Sale” on the three days. The Latchkey after school program will be held.
 
You have received your child’s first marking period report card. Please review the report card carefully. This is a measure of how your child is performing in the classroom. During your conference with your child’s teacher you will have the opportunity to discuss the specifics of your child’s progress as well as any struggles your child may be experiencing. 
 
Please note that teachers will be meeting with all the parents and it is imperative that you attend your conference and arrive promptly at your designated time. If, after meeting with your child’s teacher, you feel the need for a more detailed discussion, the teacher will gladly set up a follow up appointment.
  
I look forward to seeing you and, as always, if you have any questions or concerns please do not hesitate to contact me.
 
Sincerely, 
Marianela Martin
Principal
Welcome back!!
September 20, 2012
Important Dates Reminder
 
September 2012
 
 
      
v    Sept. 13               Third Grade Parents’ Meeting        
v    Sept. 17 – 18        Rosh Hashanah – School Closed                         
v    Sept. 26               Yom Kippur – School closed
 
October 2012 
 
v    Oct. 8                   Columbus Day – Schools closed
v    Oct. 10                 Back to School Night – Early dismissal                    
v    Oct. 19                 School Pictures Day                          
v    Oct. 23                 Professional Development – Early Dismissal
Supply Lists
August 29, 2012
School No. 2 suppy lists. [More Information]
Debate Competition
May 23, 2012
Congratulations
To the
School 2 Debate Team!!
1st Place winners
In the second annual
School 2 and School 4 Debate Showdown
Participating students:
Tiffany Jing - Joshua Yoon (winning team)
Andrew Hu – Thomas Yu
Moderator:
Ms. Maria Soria
May School 2 Update
May 23, 2012
Dear Parents/Guardians,
 
Summer weather seems to be arriving earlier each year!! Please make sure your children are dressed comfortably in light, loose fitting clothes. Shorts should be an appropriate length (finger tip rule) and girls should not be wearing tank tops, halter tops or blouses with spaghetti straps.
 
Also, I respectfully request that you adhere to the following safety procedures:
 
  • 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. 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.
  • Finally, please note that there is no parking under the overpass. Parking there presents a huge danger to our students that walk home. We have had a few close calls with students almost being hurt as cars are pulling out. We are expecting some traffic ones to be placed in the area; there may even be barricades set up to ensure our students’ (your children’s!!) safety, but, in the meantime, please refrain from parking under the overpass.
 
As always, if you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to ask. Thank you so much for your anticipated cooperation.
 
Sincerely,
 
 
Marianela Martin
Principal
NJASK reminder
April 30, 2012
Please note:
All 3rd and 4th grade students will begin taking the NJASK on Monday, May 7th. This standardized testing sequence will conclude on Friday, May 11th. Students will be assessed in the areas of Langauge Arts, Math, and Science (4th grade).
 
We encourage you to prepare your child by following these suggested guidelines:
Your child should :
 
·        Have a healthy breakfast (but not more than the/she usually eats).
·        Have a good night’s sleep.
·        Avoid “test anxiety” (simply encourage your child to do his/her best).
 
 It is imperative that your child attend school each testing day and, most importantly, arrive on time (no later than 8 :40!).

Thank you.
School 2 Update- May
April 30, 2012
Important Dates Reminder
May 2012
 
 
      
v    April 30-May 4              NJ ASK 5th & 6th Grade Testing
 
v    May 7-11                        NJ ASK 3rd & 4th Grade Testing
 
v    May 6-11                        Teacher Appreciation Week
 
v    May 9                             National School Nurses Day
 
v    May 10                          6th Grade Visit to Middle School
 
v    May 13                          Celebrate Mother’s Day
 
v    May 22                           G&T Debate Competition (School 4)
 
v    May 24                           4th Grade Field Trip
 
v    May 24                           Ronald McDonald Assembly
 
v    May 28-29                    Memorial Day – School Closed
 
v    May 31                          Spring Concert 4th,5th & 6th Grade
School 2 Monthly Update
March 30, 2012
Important Dates Reminder
April 2012
 
v    Apr. 2                     World Autism Awareness Day (Wear Blue)
 
v    Apr. 2                     MS Music Presentation
 
v    Apr. 4                    School Librarian Day
 
v    Apr. 5                    Staff & Student Group Pictures
 
v    Apr. 5                   SEL Assembly @ 1:30 pm
 
v    Apr. 6                   Good Friday – School Closed
 
v    Apr. 9-13              Spring Recess - School Closed
 
v    Apr. 20                 Spring Pictures
 
v    Apr. 20                 2nd Grade Showcase
 
v    Apr. 22                 Earth Day
 
v    Apr. 25                 Report Card Distribution
 
v    Apr. 25                 Secretaries’ Day
 
v    Apr. 27                 Field Day (Weather Permitting)
 
v    Apr. 28                 International Night Dinner
 
v    Apr. 30                 Grades 5 & 6 NJ ASK Testing
 
Snack Sale @ Lunch – PTA Every Tuesday
School 2 update
March 12, 2012
Parents:
Please support our DARE teams!!
The PTA is sponsoring a Sprit Sale this Wednesday, March 14th.
Items on sale include: foam fingers, pom poms, and eagle tattoos!!
Buy a spirit item and come to cheer your School 2 Team
on
March 22nd and March 23rd at Fort lee High School!!

ALSO....

Second Annual School 2 Talent Show
Thursday, March 15, 2012
7:00 PM
This is a gala event!! Our talented students will dance, sing, and play musical instruments
Please note: All children attending MUST be accompanined by an adult.  Open to School 2 families.

School 2 Update
February 10, 2012
Please support our School 2 Teams!!
 
On Tuesday February 14th the PTA will have a Donut Sale. Proceeds will help support the DARE Cheerleaders and basketball players.
 
The 4th grade showcase will be Friday morning; the kindergarten showcase will be Friday afternoon. We hope you can attend!!
 
Have a wonderful winter break!!
 
School 2 Update
February 6, 2012
·       Feb 8                   REPORT CARDS DISTRIBUTED
 
·       Feb 20 to Feb 24   SCHOOLS CLOSED – WINTER   
                                              RECESS
 
·       Feb 27                  School reopens
 
·       Feb 29 to Mar 2    KINDERGARTEN
                                         REGISTRATION
PACE classes will be on Tuesdays and Thursdays.  Please note that students have been assigned either a morning class or afternoon class as requested by parents.  It is extremely important that students attend all sessions in order to receive the full benefit of the Language Arts and Math review.

School 2 Update
January 27, 2012
Please note PACE classes will begin on Tuesday, February 7th.  The complete list of dates will be sent home next week.
Support the School 2 Book Fair
February 1, 2, and 3!!

Evening hours for family and friends on Wednesday, February 1st
3:30 to 7:00 PM
Valentine's Day Sale
January 23, 2012
 
 
HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY!!
 
 
The 6th Grade Committee and the PTA are pleased to announce the start of our annual Valentine’s Day Chocolate Rose Sale. For just $2 each you can purchase a beautiful long stem chocolate rose. These make the perfect gifts for family, friends, teachers and other loved ones!
The deadline for orders is Friday, January 27th.
The proceeds of this sale will go to support the 6th Grade Committee’s graduation activities. We hope you will participate.
Order forms were sent home but you may also click on the PTA section for an order form if you need one.
NO NAME CALLING WEEK
January 20, 2012
Week of   January 23rd - January 27th
 
NO NAME CALLING WEEK
 
 
MONDAY - 1/23
 
Be a friend, not a bully! Wear blue (anti bully color) to kick off no name calling week, sign the no name calling pledge
 
TUESDAY - 1/24
 
Everyone wear name tags for us all to learn everyone at school 2’s names and know the only name to call each other
 
WEDNESDAY - 1/25
 
We’re all “tied” together- as friends! Everyone wear a tie to school!
 
THURSDAY - 1/26
 
Stick together! Each grade will wear a different color to show we are a beautiful rainbow of colors that appreciate each other and stick together!
6=red
5=orange
4=yellow
3=green
2=blue
1= pink
K=purple
 
FRIDAY - 1/27
 
Team Spirit day! Let’s show team spirit and wear your favorite sports team shirts!
School 2 Update
January 18, 2012
Congratulations
Mrs. Catherine Arfuso
School 2
Teacher of the Year!!
 
Parents, in order to ensure the safety and security of your child, please remember that if you change your child’s dismissal procedure (for example; someone else is picking up your child, your child is going home with a friend, your child will/will not attend latchkey, or will/will not take the bus) you need to send a note to your child’s teacher.
 
SCHOOL BOND REFERENDUM
Don’t forget to VOTE!!!
January 24, 2012
2:00 – 9:00 PM
School 2 Update
January 1, 2012
Happy New Year!! Welcome Back!!

Please note school reopens Monday, January 2nd.

On Thursday, January 5th there will be a training session for Power School.  All parents are invited.  Parents of students in grades 3 through 6 will learn how to access their child's grades and attendance. Parents of students in grades kindergarten through grade 2 will learn how to access their child's attendance.  Please attend if you would like to become more familiar with the Power School system. The training session will take place in the media center from 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM.

Next week on Tuesday January 10th there will be an early dismissal.  Students will be dismissed at 1:00 PM.

Winter Concerts
December 12, 2011

Important Reminder!!
 
Please note the change in times for the School 2 Holiday concerts:
 
·       Tuesday, December 13
Concert for Grades 4 to 6 -9:30 AM
·       Wednesday, December 21st
Concert for Grades K to 3 –10:00 AM
 
The students and teachers have worked very hard to organize a beautiful program. We hope to see you at the performances.
 
Thank you,
Mrs. Martin
Winter Weather
December 8, 2011
December 9, 2011
 
Dear Parents/Guardians:
 
Welcome to December and Winter weather!
 
As the temperatures continue to drop please be sure that your child wears a coat, jacket or layers of sweaters to school. As long as it is not raining and the temperature is above freezing, students will go outside for recess. It is so important for the children to have the opportunity to get some fresh air and exercise every day.
 
Keep in mind also that it is quite cold in the morning. Student arrival is at 8:30 AM. Students dropped off earlier than 8:30 are being exposed to the cold weather. In order for your child to stay warm and healthy, and to insure your child’s safety, please make sure your child arrives at school closer to the 8:30 official arrival time. If you need to drop off your child earlier, the Breakfast Club is available starting at 7:30.
 
Thank you very much for your cooperation. As always, if you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me.
 
Please remember there will be an early dismissal 1:00 PM on Friday, December 23rd. School will be closed from December 26th until January 1st for the Winter break and will reopen Monday, January 2nd.
 
I hope you and your families enjoy this holiday season. Take some time to celebrate and reflect with family members and friends on good times you shared in 2011.
 
Happy Holidays! Happy New Year!
 
Sincerely,
Marianela Martin
December
December 1, 2011
Important Dates Reminder
December
 
·        6th                        Early Dismissal 1:00 PM
 
·        7th , 8th , 9th         Holiday Boutique
 
·        13th                      Instrumental Winter Concert (Gr. 4 – 6)
 
·        21st                      Winter Concert (Grades K – 3)
 
·        23rd                      Early Dismissal 1:00 PM
 
·        26th – 30th          Winter Break(school closed) 
 
·        January 2nd          School reopens
 
HAPPY HOLIDAYS!!!
November
November 1, 2011
Welcome to November!!
Parents:
The weather is rapidly changing and getting much cooler. Students will continue to go outside for recess to get fresh air and to receive the required minutes of free exercise. Students should wear sweaters and/or coats to be able to enjoy some time outside.
 
Schools will be closed the following dates in November:
Tuesday                                         November 8th – Election Day
Thursday and Friday                November 10th and 11th - Teachers’ Convention
Thursday and Friday                November 24th and 25th – Thanksgiving Holiday
 
There will be an EARLY DISMISSAL:
Wednesday                                     November 23rd – Thanksgiving Holiday
Wednesday                                     November 30th - Parent/Teacher conferences
 
Your child’s first report card will be sent home this month. Please review it carefully. In December we will have Parent/Teacher conferences during which you will have the opportunity to discuss your child’s progress and academic achievements. Please be sure to set up an appointment with your child’s teacher if you have not already done so. It is imperative that we work together to ensure the academic success of your child.
 
Please also remember that arrival to school is at 8:30 AM. To ensure your child’s safety, and to keep him/her healthy and not exposed to the colder weather, please sign him/her up in our Breakfast Program if you need to drop your child off earlier.
 
Thank you for all your support and cooperation during our Peace Week and Red Ribbon Week. By building on our school spirit and pride, students develop a better self worth and attitude towards their school and friends. Let’s continue to build on this community spirit throughout the school year.
 
Thank you and have a wonderful thanksgiving Holiday!!
Mrs. Martin
RED RIBBON WEEK
October 19, 2011

RED RIBBON WEEK

October 24th to October 28th

 

Monday: 

"National Wear Red” Day

Red Rally Day!

Students sign “Pledge to be Drug Free"

 

Tuesday: Stay In The Game with Good Choices”

Wear school spirit shirts ! (or school colors- black and yellow)

 

Wednesday: 

 I’m a “JEAN-ius” by making good choices

Wear jeans!

 

Thursday:   “Run Away from Drugs”

Wear jogging suits and tennis shoes!

 

Friday:  Boot out Drugs! Wear your favorite boots!

 

Our "drug free" pledge:

“I pledge to make healthy choices, to be a positive role model for my friends, and to support the mission of Ribbon Week ‘no use of illegal drugs’."

Peace Week
October 11, 2011
PEACE WEEK
October 17 to October 21
Monday-SHOE DAY
Wear different shoes to think about what it means to walk in someone else’s shoes.
 
Tuesday- RAINBOW DAY
Wear tie dye shirts or many different colors to show tolerance of all colors.
 
Wednesday – YELLOW DAY
Wear yellow as a reminder of being a
“STAR” and show tolerance and respect.
 
Thursday – 60’s DAY
Wear tie dye or peace signs to reinforce our peace week theme.
 
Friday – BEST DAY
Wear your best to be your best!
School Anti-Bullying Specialist Information
September 1, 2011
School Anti-Bullying Specialists
Aimee DeSheplo, Guidance Counselor
2047 Jones Road
Fort Lee, New Jersey 07024
201-585-4630;2503
adesheplo@flboe.com
Principal's Letter
November 17, 2010
November 1st, 2010
 
Dear Parents/Guardians,
 
October was a busy month filled with many activities that focused on bullying, violence awareness and on making positive decisions. Our school spirit activities gave students a feeling of bonding with their friends and school community. Our Halloween celebrations and parade were fun and exciting for everyone. Many thanks to all the PTA members that planned and participated in the Halloween Dances on Friday night.
 
As the fall season continues and temperatures begin to drop please be sure that your child wears a coat, jacket or layers of sweaters to school. As long as it is not raining and the temperature is above freezing, students will go outside for recess. It is so important for the children to have the opportunity to get some fresh air and exercise every day. 
 
Also, in keeping with the State Department of Education nutrition policy, it is important that the students bring healthy treats to school for their snack time or as par