District Announcements

2015-2016 SCHOOL UNIFORM INFORMATION

 All elementary and middle school students wear navy blue school shirts with khaki bottoms

All high school students wear red or black school shirts with khaki bottoms (beige shirts are being phased out but may be worn this school year).BLACK PANTS are no longer allowed to be worn. NO cargo pants, sweat pants, skinny jeans, leggings, or stretch pants are permitted.

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CONGRATULATIONS TO THE OPTIMIST CLUB SPELLING BEE WINNERS!


1st Place - George Malek, Garfield School, 2nd Place - Alex Chavez, Roosevelt School, 3rd Place - Eric Araque, Schuyler School

Vocabulary in Mathematics Action Research Project at the Montclair State University Prism/CUSP Showcase

Schuyler School's 6th grade math teacher, Mrs. Serino, presented her Vocabulary in Mathematics Action Research Project at the Montclair State University Prism/CUSP Showcase.  This was their culminating activity from the two year program!  Way to go Mrs Serino!!

Daily Announcements


Students in Ms. Czeizinger's 6th grade LA classes had fun expressing and explaining some of their favorite quotations by designing shirts with the quotations!


Students in Ms. Alves' and Ms. Treanor's classes have been learning about Memorial Day. 

The students chose  a question to respond to in writing about ways that they could honor our country or veterans. The written paragraph was then attached to a symbolic "brick." The students' bricks were then used to commemorate the day and build a "Wall of Peace." The space between the bricks represent the mortar that holds the bricks in place. The bricks in this classroom Wall of Peace represent important characteristics such as peace, honor, respect, tolerance, and loyalty.

Ms. Treanor's 4th grade class acted out and performed
"Red Writing Hood" the play. 



They practiced remembering lines, stage directions, and costume design. 

 Black History Month Projects

 Each child researched a different African American in honor of Black History month. Then they gave an oral report on each of their people. Students were asked to dress up in character.
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PI Day Celebration


6th grade students from Mrs. Serino's and Ms. Czeizinger's classes joined in a Pi Day Celebration at Schuyler School.  Students broke up into groups and were each given a paper circle.  Students had to try to figure out how to measure the circumferences and diameters of the circles using any tools of their choosing (string, rulers, scissors, etc.).  Then students divided the circumferences by the diameters and found that no matter how big their circles were, the quotients were a little more than 3. That led to a discussion about pi.  The activity culminated with students listening to pi songs and eating pie!

Schuyler Students Celebrate Dr. Seuss's Birthday



Thanks to our PTA the students in grades K-2 celebrated Dr. Seuss's birthday with a Fun With Reading Night.  The students had  books read to them, participated in craft activities, and ended the night with a cake for Dr. Seuss.  Oh The Fun They Had!


Our 5th grade student, Dan Diaz, was awarded a Certificate of Achievement in Division for demonstrating mastery of the division table by answering all basic division facts in under 3 seconds!

Schuyler Student takes 2nd Place in Spelling Bee


Victoria Amato, a 5th grade student at Schuyler School, won 2nd place at the Arlington Junior Women's Spelling Bee.


Ms. Treanor's 4th grade class did a research project on endangered animals in Science class

Taking it a step further, they explored the World Wildlife Fund website to choose an endangered animal that they could make a donation towards. This donation contributed to the effort to protect their natural environment and support global threats. The class voted on a Cheetah, and he is a welcomed new member of their 4th grade class.


In social studies class Mrs. Manago's students have been learning about the symbols and images used on totem poles made by different Indian tribes.  Each students then had to create their own family heritage totem pole to represent their family.

 Mrs. Manago's 5th grade class has been learning about Indian tribes and their family heritage.  From this lesson the students had to research the symbols and images the Indian tribes used on their totem poles and the meanings behind the symbols.  Then they had to use this information to create a totem pole that reflects their own family history and importance.  They designed some really great totem poles!


Mrs. Manago's 5th grade class has been busy with some creative projects



While studying the human body in science class Ms. Manago's students were challenged to create a model of a human skeleton using different types of materials such as pasta, Q-tips, pipe cleaners, beads, etc and be able to identify the different bones and the purpose they serve in their bodies.

Ms. Bongiovanni's 6th grade science classes did Career Projects


 Ms. Bongiovanni's 6th grade science classes researched different careers in the science field.  They learned about some really interesting careers such as a volcanologist, chemical engineer, scuba diver, geneticist and many more!


Ms. DiGangi's Art Classes


Ms. DiGangi's art classes have been studying the American painter Wayne Thiebaud who is best known for his colorful paintings of pies, ice cream, and cakes.  The students created their favorite dessert out of clay and paint it.  They look delicious!!


Two first grade students in Ms. Esteves' class, Vincent Ball and Hillary Anticona, received certificates from xtramath.org.

Both students are able to solve all of their basic addition facts in less than three seconds!!


What do you do when students in a math class disagree about whether or not a recipe would taste the same as the original if the recipe was halved or tripled?


In Mrs. Serino's 6th grade math class they test it out!  Mrs. Serino's math classes mixed lemonade and iced tea in equivalent ratios to test whether the color and 
taste was the same for each mixture.

Upcoming Events

Tuesday, September 8
District Event
Teachers Report for Faculty Meeting
Wednesday, September 9
District Event
Teacher In-Service
Thursday, September 10
District Event
Schools Open Single Session
8:40 AM - 1:05 PM
Monday, September 14
Adult School
Adult School Registration
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Tuesday, September 15
Adult School
Adult School Registration
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Weather

Today, 9/3/2015
High: 91 Low: 72
Chance thunderstorms
33% chance of precipitation.
Tomorrow, 9/4/2015
High: 83 Low: 65
Slight chance thunderstorms
20% chance of precipitation.