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


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 2014: 
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January 2015:  
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April / May 2015:
GRADE 1 - FAIR
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GRADE 2 - RESPECTFUL
September 2014: 
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April / May 2015:
GRADE 3 - TRUSTWORTHY
September 2014: 
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GRADE 4 - RESPONSIBLE
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CITIZEN of the MONTH AWARDS
September 2014: 
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March 2015: 
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Citizen of the Month Criteria:
Strives for Academic Excellence
Respect for themselves and others
Dependability
Honesty
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LEADERSHIP AWARDS
September 2013: 
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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
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Principal’s Award: 
The Principal’s Award will be given at the discretion of the Principal for any noteworthy area of recognition.


STAFF RECOGNITION

2014 - 2015 Primary School Teacher of the Month
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2014 - 2015 Elementary School Teacher of the Month
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May 2015: 
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2014 - 2015 ParaProfessional and Support Person of the Month
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Report Card Dates       -      2014-2015
1st Marking Period 2nd Marking Period 3rd Marking Period 4th Marking Period
November 14, 2014 January 23, 2015 April 17, 2015 June 17, 2015


    

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.




Northfield Classroom Supply Lists
(Kindergarten is on the last page)

Headphones





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

Commonly Misspelled Words
Commonly Misspelled Words List
Commonly Misspelled Words FLASH CARD Slides
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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 (unless otherwise noted)
MAP Online Testing - Grades 2, 3, 4 (Math and Language arts)
MAP Online Testing - Kindergarten and Grade 1 (Language Arts)
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 - Grades 2, 3, 4
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:
  Math Calendar Grade 1:     July 2014     August 2014 
Common Core Suggested Reading List 
StoryTown Reading Lists by Theme
Summer Reading 
Library Media Recommended Reading
Symbaloo
Grade 1:
Summer Writing Prompts Grades 1 and 2 - Logs
Math Calendar Grade 1:       July 2014     August 2014
Common Core Suggested Reading List 
StoryTown Reading Lists by Theme 
Summer Reading 
Library Media Recommended Reading 
Symbaloo
Grade 2:
Summer Writing Prompts Grades 2 and 3 - Logs
Math Calendar Grade 2:       July 2014      August 2014  
Common Core Suggested Reading List 
StoryTown Reading Lists by Theme 
Summer Reading 
Library Media Recommended Reading
Symbaloo
Grade 3:
Summer Writing Prompts Grades 3 and 4 - Logs
Math Calendar Grade 3:       July 2014     August 2014 
Common Core Suggested Reading List
StoryTown Reading Lists by Theme 
Summer Reading 
Library Media Recommended Reading
Symbaloo
Grade 4:
Summer Writing Prompts Grades 4 and 5 - Logs 
Math Calendar Grade 4:       July 2014       August 2014
Common Core Suggested Reading List 
StoryTown Reading Lists by Theme 
Summer Reading:    Grade 4     Grade 5
Library Media Recommended Reading:   Grade 4   Grade 5-6
Symbaloo
Math Calendar - Grade 5:    July 2014      August 2014

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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