The Bulldog Bulletin

February 2020 Edition

School Number Nine

School Nine is located in the Allwood section of Clifton at 25 Brighton Road. Since opening its doors in 1922, School Nine has serviced the needs of all different types of learners. The school houses approximately 315 students ranging from Kindergarten to Fifth Grade.


Deeply rooted in academic excellence, School Nine is a place where all students can shine. Our staff works tirelessly to create an environment where every child feels safe, confident and free to take educational risks. A student-centered, authentic learning approach is utilized to guarantee each student is functioning at their highest level of intellectual ability.


As educators, we embrace the opportunity to teach, nurture and inspire every child that walks through the door. Our strong team of dedicated teachers and professionals will ensure that all students are prepared to become the next problem-solvers and leaders in this ever-changing world.

Marking Period Awards Breakfast

New to School 9 this year is the Marking Period Awards Breakfast where we recognize Principal's List, Honor Roll and Accelerated Reader winners! It's important to acknowledge, highlight and celebrate the success of others. Keep up the great work!

Principal's List Honors

Congratulations to all of our students that earned Principal's List Honors! These students had an outstanding second marking period and earned academic marks of 90 or higher in every subject.



Grade 4

Rolando Cruceta

Will Francis

Colin Kauffmann

Lazar Kojic

John Kratzer

Mallory Nicol

Thiago Ovalle

Anika Yap


Grade 5

Jordan Mazzo

Giulianna Pallotto

Ava Wong

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Honor Roll

Grade 4

Camryn Aviles

Logan Bartlett

Gia Caccavella

Calla Kauffmann

Antonia Kormos

Shea Passikoff

Qusai Qasem

Tommy Rogers

Elsa Schimpf

Furkan Tekin


Grade 5

Adrian Barriga

Noah Cadet

Robert Cross

Mena Elyas

Kathy Gabadze

Charls John

Emma Kelley

Olivia Meier

Kavyan Purohit

Vrajesh Rana

Sebastian Torres

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Hallway Makeovers

During the Fall our hallways received a makeover! They were painted to brighten up the space, and give a unique look to each of the different wings of the school.

Flex Seating in the Classroom!

Backed by research, flex seating helps create a calm and comfortable environment that reduces student stress levels. In this optimal setting, student learning is maximized! Students and teachers alike have been enjoying the benefits of this new addition in the classroom.
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Governor's Educators of the Year

School 9 is proud to recognize our very own Ms. Sternberger as the Educator of the Year, and Mrs. Lazar as Educational Specialist of the Year. Both staff members demonstrate a passion for education, and dedication to their respected professions. Congratulations Ms. Sternberger & Mrs, Lazar!

December & January Bulldog of the Month Winners

Congratulations to our December & January Bulldog of the Month winners! These students were nominated by their teachers for displaying outstanding character and integrity.
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Math/Stem Night

On December 5th, School 9 held its annual Math/Stem Night. Over 75 students in Grades 3-5 and their families attended the event. They completed 9 different STEM related activities, and even had a guest visit from the nationally ranked CHS Robotics Team!

Hot Chocolate Party

In order to celebrate the generosity of the School 9 community for the Pay It Forward Campaign, students were treated to a Hot Chocolate Party on December 20th! Classes were able to take a break from class to come down and enjoy the hot chocolate bar and cookies. Thank you to the School 9 PTO for sponsoring this awesome event!

Paint Night Success!

The PTO sponsored a Paint Night for students during the month of December. Led by Ms. Bednarczyk, students were guided through the steps to create their very own masterpiece! What a fun night for all.

Pay It Forward Friday Campaign

Every Friday, during the months of November and December, School 9 students and staff participated in a "Pay It Forward" campaign, designed to give back to local families this holiday season. Over $3500 was raised throughout the 8 weeks, enabling School 9 to purchase and provide gifts to nearly 20 students and their families. Students in grades 4 & 5 spent time wrapping the gifts, as well! The top three donating classes- Mrs. Belfondo & Ms. Vittorio's class, Ms. Amelio & Ms. Pospisil's class, and Mrs. Celluro's class- earned a movie afternoon reward for their generosity.

Math Cup District Champs!

The students of Room 211 were recognized as District Champions for Imagine Math! These students met and exceeded the district benchmarks for success. They will be rewarded with a pizza party! Congratulations to students & teachers!
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Accelerated Reader Leaderboard Boosts Reading!

With the addition of the AR Leaderboard in the School 9 lobby, we have seen a substantial increase in reading. Students are more motivated than ever to set and achieve their AR goal with the hopes of seeing their name featured on the board! Top winners from each grade received a Barnes & Noble gift card. Congratulations to all!
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The Great Kindness Challenge

During the week of January 27- January 31, schools across the United States, including School 9, participated in The Great Kindness Challenge! Students were asked to complete as many acts of kindness as possible, in an effort to spread positivity and show appreciation for their fellow School 9 students and staff.
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UPCOMING EVENTS

School 9 Tricky Tray

Friday, Feb. 7th, 6pm

122 Moonachie Avenue

Moonachie, NJ

Back to School Night Conferences

Thursday, Feb. 13th, 6pm

25 Brighton Road

Clifton, NJ