Lyncrest School Scoop

February 2, 2018

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Bright Star Behavior Assembly

On Wednesday, we gathered in the gym for our monthly Bright Star Behavior Assembly! Students (some pictured above) were recognized for the character trait of the month, FAIRNESS. They took home their certificates and will have lunch with Mrs. Diee on Friday.

We also introduced our character trait for February, KINDNESS! Students will be working as a class to earn K-I-N-D-O on a bingo board by conducting random acts of kindness. Teachers and students will be handing out kindness tokens when they see a random act. The tokens say “You made me smile. Pass it on!”

From Mrs. Caruso, School Nurse

There has been a surge of new flu cases throughout New Jersey in the past week. It is believed to be one of the worst flu seasons on record. New Jersey has seen more than 4,000 confirmed flu cases so far this season, according to the latest data from the State Department of Health. The flu strain currently sweeping the state and nation is the H3N2 virus, one of the most severe flu strains, especially for young children and people over 65. The symptoms to look out for are fever, cough, chills, body aches, sore throat and other symptoms. If your child has any of these symptoms, it is highly recommended to have them seen by their pediatrician and swabbed for the flu. Please know, it is not too late to get your child a flu vaccine and it is still highly recommended, even if it is only 30% effective.

The night custodians are working hard to disinfect all tables, doorknobs, computer keyboards and other common areas every night. We are also encouraging frequent and proper handwashing by staff and students throughout the day.

Stay Healthy!

Lyncrest School Presents One School, One Book!

We've officially started our school book club called One School, One Book. Every family has received a copy of the same book – The Mouse and the Motorcycle written by Beverly Cleary and is asked to read it at home during the month of February. The book went home with the youngest child in the family. We are personally asking you to make the time so your family can participate in this special activity. Your family’s book has been numbered as we will be collecting the books at the end of the month. (Westmoreland School was kind enough to lend us these books. Please take care of these books so that they may be used again in the future).

Your child is not expected to read this book independently, as it may not coincide with his/her reading level. Parents should read the chapters aloud to their child(ren). Reading aloud at home is valuable because it better prepares your child to be an effective reader. It is also a fun, worthwhile family activity. With the One School, One Book program, we aim to build a community of readers at our school. Everyone – students, parents, teachers and administrative staff – will be participating and we can all reap the many benefits.

In school, your child will be invited to answer daily trivia questions to encourage and reward attentive listening. You will soon find that your child will take pride in knowing and anticipating the details of the story. Throughout the month of February, everyone will be talking about Ralph and his adventures on the motorcycle!

Lastly, I would like to personally thank the Lyncrest PTO for sponsoring this program and allowing this wonderful reading journey to take place. This unique opportunity would not have been possible without you! The PTO will be providing incentives along the way to keep our students engaged, and as a culminating activity, the PTO will generously host a private viewing of the movie at the Hawthorne movie theater on March 4th!

We look forward to talking about this great story with both you and your child during the month. “When a whole school reads a book, there is a lot to talk about.” With your help, we are truly building a community of readers at Lyncrest School.

5th Grade Committee Message about the Winter Dance!

There seems to be some confusion with Kids Inviting Someone Special. This does not mean kids inviting other children. This means kids can invite an adult of their choosing (ie: aunt, uncle, grandmother, grandfather, neighbor, parent, etc). I apologize for any confusion. Thank you and hope to see you there.


The 5th grade committee

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Referendum Presentation, 2/8 7:30pm

On February 8th, we will have a Referendum Presentation at Lyncrest School during the scheduled PTO meeting. Please bring any questions you might have to the presentation. Also, feel free to bring neighbors or other community members with you.

Below are pictures of the additions on the middle schools proposed in the referendum.

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Click below for the Referendum Video

Online PARCC practice through the FL Library

Attention 3rd-5th graders! The Fair Lawn Library has purchased a subscription for additional PARCC practice. Anyone with a library card can access. See the attachment for details!

Kindergarten Registration

Kindergarten Registration Letter 2018-2019 - EP.pdf


Kindergarten Registration & Enrollment/ Orientation Process for 2018-2019

Dear Parents/Guardians:

We are excited to announce that Kindergarten registration for the 2018-2019 school year will begin January 8th. Kindergarten is an exciting and important year for students and their parents. We are anxious to meet your child and welcome him/her to school.

The registration process, which consists of two steps, is as follows:

Step 1: Registration/Residency Verification through the Community School

The initial step of the process requires you to go online to and pre-register.

Please follow the directions @ to determine what additional forms and documents are required during registration.

Registration takes place at the Community School located at the corner of Burbank Street and Norma Avenue (behind Fair Lawn High School) and is by appointment only.

  • Appointments are Monday-Thursday (8:45am-11:45am &

1:45pm-3:45pm) during your neighborhood school’s assigned week (see below).

  • All students subject to the district’s “soft border” policy who register prior to

March 30th will be notified of the child’s school placement by the end of May.

  • Appointments should take no longer than 15 minutes provided all requested documents are presented and completed.

Please note missed appointments will have to be rescheduled.

  • If you don’t have access to a computer or printer, there are several kiosks available for your use at the Community School prior to your appointment.

Please call the Community School at 201-794-5450 ext. 2369 or ext. 2365 to schedule a registration appointment or to ask any additional questions.

School Registration Dates

(by appointment only)

H. B. Milnes School - Weeks of January 8th & January 15th

Radburn School - Weeks of January 22nd & January 29th

Westmoreland School - Week of February 5th

Warren Point School - Weeks of February 12th & March 5th

Lyncrest School - Week of March 12th

Forrest School - Week of March 19th

Appointments for all other grades will begin April 23, 2018.

Step 2: School Enrollment/Orientation

Save the date: All schools will hold their Kindergarten orientation on

Friday, June 8th.

You will be receiving a letter from the school principal by mid-May indicating which school your child has been assigned. This letter will also note the time of you and your child’s Kindergarten orientation on June 8th (8:30am – 3:30pm). During the school orientation, the kindergarten teacher will work briefly with your child while you meet with the building principal.

If you have a neighbor who has an eligible Kindergarten-aged child, please pass this important information along to them.

Please turn in your child’s medical documents to their school by June 1st (see below).

Appointments for all other grades will begin April 23, 2018.

If you have any questions about this process, please contact the Community School at 201-794-5450 ext. 2369 or ext. 2365 or ext. 2368 or you can reach out to the appropriate Elementary School Principal.


Dr. Ernest Palestis

Interim-Superintendent of Schools

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Coming up...

*2/6 Restaurant Night RAY'S

*2/8 PTO Meeting, 7:30pm

*2/9 Winter Dance, 7pm-9pm

*2/15 5th Grade visits FL Planetarium

*2/16 Box Tops Due, School Store

*2/19-2/23 School Closed, Winter Break