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Northfield Community Primary and Elementary School
Elementary Office - (609) 407-4005 | Fax: (609) 646-0608
Mrs. Maureen Vaccaro   -   Principal
Principal's Welcome
Mrs. Vaccaro's Blog
Mrs. Joan Hess - Secretary




What's New!

BOXTOP COLLECTION
Boxtop Collection Information and Collection Sheets (scroll down)


Northfield Community Primary and Elementary School Highlights
and Grade 4 Student Videos ~~~~ Northfield YouTube
 

September 2013 - January 2014 Highlight Video
Grade 4 Student Video #1 - February 10, 2014 - Emma Barnhart, Brandon Sharkey, April Walsh, Jack H.
Grade 4 Student Video #2 - February 17, 2014 - Zachary Podolnick, Gracen Costello, Emily Hughes, Adeline E.
Grade 4 Student Video #3 - March 3, 2014 - Linden Wineland, Emma Smith, Charlie Milhous, Sophie S.
Grade 4 Student Video #4 - March 17, 2014 - Madison O'Brien, Alyssa Turner, Sonia Patel, Rocco C.
Grade 4 Student Video #5 - March 24, 2014 -  Angela C., Calvin D., Anna G., Courtney Ivi

Mrs. Vaccaro's Blog
Read about school events and write to Mrs. Vaccaro

STUDENT RECOGNITIONS

Pillars of Character – HALLWAY GRADE-LEVEL CHARACTER TRAITS
The monthly student recognition awards are based upon character traits and grade-level themes.  Teachers nominate their students and there are 5 awards per month, one per grade level, based upon the grade-level theme.  Students receive their certificate, a group photo, and the teacher recommendation form. Hallways are labeled with banners identifying the grade-level theme.  These themes continue throughout the grade-level classroom lessons, in addition to being reinforced during classroom presentations by the Guidance Counselor.  
There is also a monthly Citizen, Leader, and Principal Award.

Kindergarten
-                  Caring
Be kind • Be compassionate and show you care • Express gratitude • Forgive others • Help people in need
Grade 1 -                           Fair
Play by the rules • Take turns and share • Be open-minded; listen to others • Don’t take advantage of others • Don’t blame others carelessly • Treat all people fairly
Grade 2 -                           Respectful
Treat others with respect; follow the Golden Rule • Be tolerant and accepting of differences • Use good manners, not bad language • Be considerate of the feelings of others • Don’t threaten, hit or hurt anyone • Deal peacefully with anger, insults, and disagreements
Grade 3 -                           Trustworthy
Be honest • Don’t deceive, cheat, or steal • Be reliable — do what you say you’ll do • Have the courage to do the right thing • Build a good reputation • Be loyal — stand by your family, friends, and country
Grade 4 -                           Responsible
Do what you are supposed to do • Plan ahead • Persevere: keep on trying! • Always do your best • Use self-control • Be self-disciplined • Think before you act — consider the consequences • Be accountable for your words, actions, and attitudes • Set a good example for others

2 Main Hallways
- Good Citizen, Good Leader (monthly)
The Principal Award will also be awarded monthly
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KINDERGARTEN - CARING
September 2013:  Josie V.
October 2013:  Avery June M.
November 2013:  Elia M.
December 2013:  Dylan C.
January 2014:  Nicholas B.  
February 2014:  Colt R.
March 2014:
GRADE 1 - FAIR
September 2013:  Brianna RT.
October 2013:  Kenny M. 
November 2013:  Ginger O.
December 2013:  Brady A.
January 2014:  Jack C. 
February 2014:  Elena B.
March 2014:

GRADE 2 - RESPECTFUL
September 2013:  Joseph R.
October 2013:  Timmy T.
November 2013:  Jillian S.
December 2013:  Katie L.
January 2014:  Sydney S.
February 2014:  Kaitlyn S. 
March 2014:

GRADE 3 - TRUSTWORTHY
September 2013:  Craig P.
October 2013:  Nicholas C.
November 2013:  Jude M.
December 2013:  Cady I.
January 2014:  Anna V.
February 2014:  Joey P.   
March 2014:

GRADE 4 - RESPONSIBLE
September 2013:  Angela C. 
October 2013:  Alysa M.
November 2013:  Fisher T.
December 2013:  Lilly S.
January 2014:  Gracen C.
February 2014:  Emma B.   
March 2014:
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CITIZEN of the MONTH AWARDS
September 2013:  Michaela W.
October 2013:  Helen M.
November 2013:  Andrew J.
December 2013:  Bella B.
January 2014:  Nicolas T.
February 2014:  Sapna P.   
March 2014:

Citizen of the Month Criteria:
Strives for Academic Excellence
Respect for themselves and others
Dependability
Honesty
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LEADERSHIP AWARDS
September 2013:  Andrew R.
October 2013:  Caleb H.
November 2013:  Courtney I.
December 2013:  Audrey S.
January 2014:  Philip S.
February 2014:  Tristan M. 
March 2014:

Leadership Award Criteria:
Exemplary student (follows school &  classroom rules)
Goes out of their way to help others (Students & Teachers)
Leads by example
Kind and caring to all students
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PRINCIPAL'S AWARDS
September 2013:  Nicholas T.
October 2013:  Anna S. and Jillian S. 
November 2013:  Jaron D. and Pablo M.
December 2013:  Daniel K. and Kenny M. 
January 2014:  Grace B.
February 2014:  Ryan S.   
March 2014:
 

Principal’s Award: 
The Principal’s Award will be given at the discretion of the Principal for any noteworthy area of recognition.


STAFF RECOGNITION

2013 - 2014 Primary School Teacher of the Month
September 2013:  Mary Sundra
October 2013:  Hannah Ryan
November 2013:  David Supp
December 2013:  Sindy Baker
January 2014:  Ed Shilinsky
February 2014:  Andrea Daniel  
March 2014:  Lynne Martino
April 2014:  MaryBeth McGrath
May 2014:
2013 - 2014 Elementary School Teacher of the Month
September 2013:  Jane Lundbeck 
October 2013:  Michelle Gano
November 2013:  Lauren Morales
December 2013:  Jill Thomas 
January 2014: Chris Sacco
February 2014:  Maria Scheffler
March 2014:  Ruth Gibson
April 2014:  
Mary Ellen Smith
May 2014:
2013 - 2014 ParaProfessional and Support Person of the Month
 September 2013:  Terry Mittelman
October 2013:  Noreen Lawlor
November 2013:  Linda Clement
December 2013:  Johanne Sharp
January 2014: Brenda Breslin
February 2014:  Terry Gassman
March 2014:  Mary Ann Gitto  
April 2014:  Joan Hess 
May 2014:


Report Card Dates - 2013-2014
1st Marking Period 2nd Marking Period 3rd Marking Period 4th Marking Period
November 15, 2013  January 24, 2014  March 28, 2014  June 19, 2014 


    

StoryTown login information for ILA

As part of our new StoryTown ILA series, students have access to their Language Arts book, in addition to other resources, online.  To access your child's StoryTown account, visit:
                            
Then choose your state, district, and school.

The username AND password have the following convention:

06ncsXXXX 

Where XXXX is located, insert your child's 4 digit Student ID Number.  If your child only has a 1 or 2 digit Student ID, then use leading zeros to make it 4 digits. 

Please note: Your child''s username and password are the same.






The New Jersey Department of Education is responsible for a variety of functions and services which include certification of teachers and administrators; application to be an approved provider; purchasing; offering grant opportunities; and various other services.



The Office of State Assessments (OSA) coordinates the development and implementation of New Jersey's statewide assessment program, which is designed to measure student attainment of the New Jersey Core Curriculum Content Standards, and the Common Core State Standards.  The OSA works collaboratively, within the department, and with school districts, to collect and report information about student academic achievement in order to inform instruction, increase student learning, and help parents and the public assess the effectiveness of their schools.

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Northfield Community School NJASK Parent Information Meeting

2011-2012



The Federal Legislation No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (NCLB) requires that each state administer annual standards-based assessments to students in grades 3 through 8, and at least once in high school.  Federal expectation is that each state will provide tests that are grounded in rigorous state and national content standards and that assess student achievement in language arts literacy, mathematics and, at three benchmark grade levels, science.



The New Jersey Core Curriculum Content Standards were first adopted by the State Board of Education in 1996.  The standards describe what students should know and be able to do upon completion of a thirteen-year public education and provide local school districts with clear and specific benchmarks for student achievement in nine content areas.  The Common Core State Standards are national standards that New Jersey has adopted in the content areas of Mathematics and Language Arts.



The No Child Left behind Act (NCLB) of 2001 was signed into law on January 8, 2002 by President Bush.  The Act represents the President's education reform plan and contains the most sweeping changes to the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) since it was enacted in 1965.  NCLB changes the federal government's role in K-12 education by focusing on school success as measured by student achievement.  The Act also contains the President's four basic education reform principles:

» stronger accountability for results,
» increased flexibility and local control,
» expanded options for parents, and
» an emphasis on teaching methods that have been
   proven to work.




The New Jersey Department of Education provides a list of technology tools and ideas for use in the classroom, and which are also included in the Content Standards under Classroom Application Documents and/or Unit/Lesson Plan exemplars.  Technology information, features, and classroom applications, and examples of how the technology tool might be used to support and enhance teaching and learning, can be located on this site.







Resources

Language Arts Literacy

IXL Online Practice for Language Arts - Grades 2, 3, 4

Global Institute

Open Ended Questions for NARRATIVE TEXT
Open Ended Questions for INFORMATIONAL TEXT
Questions for POETRY

Writing
Editing and Revising
Six Traits + 1 Chart


Sitton Spelling Word List - High Frequency Writing Words

Kindergarten Words: 1-50 Slides
Grade 1 Words: 1-100 Slides

Grade 2 Words: 1-200 Slides
Grade 3 Words: 1-300 Slides
Grade 4 Words: 1-400 Slides
Sitton Words - 1-1200
Dolch Word Lists - FLASH CARDS
Pre-Primer Flash Cards
Primer Flash Cards
Grade 1 Flash Cards
Grade 2 Flash Cards
Grade 3 Flash Cards
Nouns - Flash Cards

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Fundations

Information page

Fundations Alphabet Picture Chart

Fundations Alphabet Chart

Fundations Paper

Fundations Handwriting Letter Formation Guide

Fundations - My ABC Chart



Mathematics
Science

Social Studies

coming soon


World Languages

coming soon


District Common Assessments
Benchmark Testing for Kindergarten through Grade 4
MAP Online Testing
Go Math Online Testing 
Individual Sitton Word Analysis - Sight Words per grade level
Greek and Latin Roots 
Math Facts
Writing Prompts (Scored) and Writing Journals
Reading Journals
Technology Online Testing - Grade 4
Commonly Misspelled Words - Grade 4

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Elementary School Programs

Enrichment Data Sheet


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Summer Reading, Mathematics, Writing, and Online Support Sites

Keyboarding Program for all students:
Typing Pal Online

Kindergarten:
Summer ELA and Math Activities Packet
Math Calendar 
Common Core Suggested Reading List 
StoryTown Reading Lists by Theme
Summer Reading 
Library Media Recommended Reading
Symbaloo
Grade 1:
Summer ELA and Math Activities Packet 
Math Calendar 
Common Core Suggested Reading List 
StoryTown Reading Lists by Theme 
Summer Reading 
Library Media Recommended Reading 
Symbaloo
Grade 2:
Summer ELA and Math Activities Packet 
Math Calendar
Common Core Suggested Reading List 
StoryTown Reading Lists by Theme 
Summer Reading 
Library Media Recommended Reading
Symbaloo
Grade 3:
Summer ELA and Math Activities Packet
Math Calendar 
Common Core Suggested Reading List
StoryTown Reading Lists by Theme 
Summer Reading 
Library Media Recommended Reading
Symbaloo
Grade 4:
Summer ELA and Math Activities Packet 
Math Calendar
Common Core Suggested Reading List 
StoryTown Reading Lists by Theme 
Summer Reading 
Library Media Recommended Reading
Symbaloo

Parent Technology Help Link
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Behavior Intervention Techniques

   http://polkdhsd7.sharpschool.com/staff_directory/p_b_s_behavior_intervention/



Visitor and 
Volunteer Training Information

2013-2014 Visitor/Volunteer Training Dates
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DONATE:

K4  STEMLab  Donor  Letter

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SAVING BOXTOPS, SHOPPING, AND SAVING LABELS FOR
MONEY TO BE DONATED TO NORTHFIELD:

PTO Donation Information Flyer

Boxtops for Education Website
http://www.boxtops4education.com/products/participating-products

Collection sheets:
Boxtops for Education Label Collection Sheets
Boxtops for Education - Hearts Collection Sheet
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Labels for Education Website
http://www.labelsforeducation.com/

Labels for Education - Shopping OnLine
http://www.elabelsforeducation.com/Sites/Campbells_eLabels/Page/HomePage
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You can donate to classroom projects by visiting our
DonorsChoose.org staff links:


Kevin Jarrett - Classroom World Clocks

Kevin Jarrett - 3D Printer


Hannah Ryan - Kindle


Lauren Morales - Classroom Responders

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