The Falls Flash

March / April 2018 Issue 11

Congratulations Superintendent Marinelli and the Little Falls Education Foundation

Click on the link below to learn more about the New Jersey Education Foundation Partnership Award winners.
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Superintendents For The Day

Thank you Mr. J. Switzer and Mr. B. Switzer for assisting with my daily responsibilities. You were both a tremendous help! Thank you LF School 2/3 PTA for sponsoring this great event.

Little Falls Township Public Schools Partners with Make-A-Wish Foundation

Join us for two fabulous fun-filled events that will be lead by our students to grant wishes for two Passaic County children. Please support our Talent Show on June 12th & our Walk-A-Thon on June 22nd!

TREP$ Marketplace

Tuesday, May 22nd, 7pm

32 Stevens Avenue

Little Falls, NJ

Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss...

During the month of March, the Little Falls School District celebrated Dr. Seuss and Read Across America. During this time, our students were visited by guest readers and community leaders, engaged in reading activities, and treated to Green Eggs and Ham and Cat in the Hat string cheese for lunch.

"A person's a person, no matter how small." - Dr Seuss

Congratulations to our L.E.A.D. Graduates

The Little Falls Police Department worked with our 3rd and 7th graders as role models to educate them on making healthy choices and staying drug free.

Talk a Latte With the Superintendent

Monday, June 4th, 11am

81 Main Street

Little Falls, NJ

Thank you Dr. St. Ledger

School No. 2 preschool and kindergarten students had a special visit from a wonderful doctor and community member, Dr. St. Ledger. He spoke to the children about dental health. The children enjoyed meeting him, and they learned a lot about keeping their teeth healthy. Thank you!
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Welcome Daryl Cobb...

Thank you to our PTA for hosting this wonderful author and musician. He was a huge hit!

Second Grade Show- Passaic Valley High School

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First Grade Show- Passaic Valley High School

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We are so proud of our first and second graders. Their enthusiasm, hard work, and dedication filled the air. Thank you to Ms. Ingram and the first and second grade teachers for helping our students shine!

I Like Me Books

The Telephone Pioneers, a committee dedicated to enhancing our community, gave each of our Kindergarten students their own I Like Me Book. Books are personalized with each child's name. The children were thrilled to read and take them home. These books are a true gift to remember Kindergarten.
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A VERY special Earth Day Assembly!

School No. 2 students participated in a very special Earth Day Assembly. The assembly was created and given by Mr. Buset's second grade class. The class wrote letters to Mrs. Castaldo with a proposal of an Earth Day Assembly. During their assembly they introduced new recycling bins for each classroom. Mr. Buset's class decorated each bin! It was a great event.
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Autism Awareness Month

School No. 2 and 3 Celebrated Autism Awareness Month. Mrs. DeLia and Ms. Bariso worked with all students throughout the month of April. They read stories, made projects, and did activities to promote Autism Awareness. We ended the month with a school wide bubble event. During this event students were able to read what Autism means to them. It was a wonderful celebration with a fantastic message.

Take Your Child To Work Day- A "BEE"utiful Success!!!

Just Run, Just Deeds Program is a Success!

We are so proud of Kylie Allmendinger and Majd Andari! They are our first two students to run/walk 26 miles and complete 26 good deeds! They were given a certificate at our Board of Education Meeting. We are looking forward to more students reaching this amazing goal soon! Great job to all the students of School No. 2. You have made this program a success!
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Thank you to the Passaic Valley Rotary Club for the 3rd grade Dictionary project!

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School 3, Grade 4 Goes to Broadway!!!

School 3 Students of the Month

"Into the Woods"

The School 1 Drama Students performed "Into the Woods" on March 21, 22 & 23. Special thanks to the actors, dancers, music ensemble, stage crew, scenery designers and all the members of the production team. Special thanks to Director Keri Brown, Stage Director Kelly Henneberry and Music Director Owen Davitt.

School 1 is offering several new electives for the 2018-2019 School Year.

School 1 has made available new elective classes for the upcoming school year. Grades 5 & 6 students now have access to Yoga & Mindfulness, Brain Teaser Bonanza and Spanish 6 along with previously offered classes in Instrumental Band, Chorus, Fitness for Life, Book Club, Creative Writing, Journalism, Maker-Space and Digital World.

Grade 5 students will also have an adjustment to their Cycle Classes with the addition of a marking period dedicated to study skills and organization to go along with Health, Music, Art and Spanish. Spanish 6 is now being offered as a full year elective and has been replaced by a class in Consumer Mathematics.

Students in Grades 7 & 8 have the additional opportunities to select Sports Math and Analytics, Film Study, Advanced Instrumental Music and Advanced Vocal Music.

All of our electives are graded on a pass/fail basis and are designed to allow students to connect and explore various subjects in order to assist them in selecting an educational path that best suits their individual likes and skills. If you would like further information regarding our elective opportunities visit

Dates to Remember: School 2

Monday May 28th- Schools Closed, Memorial Day

June 1st- Grade 2 Writing Celebration 9:15-9:55 am

June 5th- Kindergarten Show 9:30 am

June 8th- PTA Carnival Day

June 20, 21, 22, & 25- Single Session Days - Lunch will not be served

June 21- Preschool Family Fun Day 9:30-11:00

June 25- Last Day of School 9:00-1:00

Dates to Remember: SCHOOL 3

May 21 County Battle of the Books

May 23 PTA Installation Dinner

May 24 3rd Grade Concert and Project Presentation 9:30


May 30 Central Park Zoo trip

May 31 Select Chorus @ Arbor Glen

June 8 Marking Period Ends

June 11 Move-Up Day

June 11 5th Grade Orientation Night at School 1 @ 6pm

June 11 PTA meeting at School 2 @ 7:30

June 13 Carnival

June 14 4th Grade Band and Memory Concert 9am

June 20, 21, 22, 25 Half Days for students NO LUNCHES SERVED

June 25 School Day: 8:45-12:45

Dates to Remember: School No. 1

  • May 23rd - 6th Grade Class Trip to Ellis Island
  • May 24th - 5th Grade Field Trip to Rec Center and Outerspace
  • May 24th - Spring Concert & Art Show
  • May 30th - 7th Grade Class Trip to Philadelphia
  • May 31st to June 1st - 8th Grade Trip to Baltimore
  • June 1st - Career Day for Grade 7 and Grade 7 PTSA Party
  • June 4th - National Junior Honor Society Induction Ceremony
  • June 7th - Spirit Day
  • June 11th - 4th Grade Students Orientation Day
  • June 11th - 4th Grade Parents Orientation (6 PM)
  • June 15th - 8th Grade Graduation Dance
  • June 20th - 8th Grade Graduation (6 PM)
  • June 20, 21, 22 & 25 (Single Session Days; NO LUNCHES WILL BE SERVED)
  • June 25th - Last Day of School will be 8:28 to 12:28