Cliffwood School Parent Newsletter
Dear Cliffwood School families,
We are halfway through the school year; time flies when you're having fun! The second marking period just ended and report cards will be posted on Monday, 2/11. Report cards are important but please do not let your child's grades be the sole indicator for how well they are doing in school. I encourage all parents/guardians to reach out to their child's teacher(s) regularly to learn about strengths, areas for improvement, and recommendations for how you can help your child at home. These discussions can happen on the phone, via email, or through in-person meetings, and can yield much more information compared to a simple letter grade. Please try your best to stay involved in your child's learning, especially during these elementary years. When the school, its students, and their families all work together, that's when our learners make their greatest strides and we all can be CLIFFWOOD PROUD! Thanks and take care,
Mark Van Horn, Principal
Congratulations to our Educators of the Year!
Recently, two of Cliffwood's educators were recognized for the great work they do each day. Mrs. Werner was named Teacher of the Year and Ms. Six was named Educational Services Professional of the Year. Thank you so much to all parents and staff who participated in the nomination and selection processes. These are two well-deserving recipients!
Join us for McTeachers Night!
Please, no more Pokemon cards in school
If a student does bring these cards to school, their teacher will give a verbal reminder and ask to put away. If this continues, the teacher will confiscate the cards and keep to end of the day; the teacher will also contact a parent/guardian. If a third offense, a parent/guardian will need to pick up the cards from the principal.
Thank you for your support!
Random Acts of Kindness Week
Click below to view info about this week on Mrs. Levine's website.
Parents, our district's transportation committee is seeking your input from the community as it prepares to make a recommendation to the Board of Education on revisions to the transportation policy. Please take a few moments to complete the survey which is linked below. This survey will close on Friday, February 8th. Thank you for sharing your input!
Click the link below to complete the transportation survey.
Please mark your calendar for parent/teacher conferences which are coming in early March. Conferences will be held on Tuesday, March 5 (1/2 day for evening conferences) and Wednesday, March 6 (1/2 day for afternoon conferences). Note that both days are 1:20 dismissal. Sign-up for conferences will be done electronically (like the past few years) so please be on the lookout for this email and reach out to your child's teacher with any questions. We look forward to seeing you at conferences!
Please be sure to read Mrs. Levine's latest newsletter. Her Counselor Corner newsletter always has lots of great info for parents. If you have any questions or concerns for Mrs. Levine, don't hesitate to contact her for assistance. Please click here to view the latest newsletter!
Cliffwood's PTO newsletter
Please click the link to view our PTO's latest newsletter. Thank you to our PTO for sharing this! https://www.smore.com/9ecn4
Follow us on Twitter now!
I am using Twitter to share out school news, photos, and more to the Cliffwood community. If you use Twitter, you can follow @CliffwoodProud. Tweets will also be embedded onto our school's home page.
Cliffwood's PTO newsletter
Register for Kindergarten!
Lunch menu for February
Change to NJSLA (formerly PARCC) dates
Our grade 3 students will be participating in the NJSLA tests for Reading and Math (this replaces PARCC) and the dates are shown below. Note that these dates are changed slightly from the info that was shared in August as the State actually reduced the # of units for each test (2 for ELA and 3 for Math now). Here are the dates for testing:
NJSLA testing dates:
English Language Arts will be April 9-10
Math will be April 15-17
Dr. Seuss Week is coming soon
Dates to Remember
- Title 1 family night and ESL parent night at Lloyd Road School - 2/7.
- MP2 report cards go "live" to parents - 2/11.
- McTeachers Night at Aberdeen McDonald's on Route 34 - 2/13 from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m.
- District closed - 2/18.
- Random Act of Kindness Week - 2/19 to 2/22.
- Friendship Friday during lunches - 2/22.
- PTO Star Student awards - 2/20.
- Dr. Seuss/Read Across America Week - 2/25 to 3/1.