Hammarskjold Family Newsletter
April 10, 2023
Tuesday, April 11th is a B Day at Hammarskjold
Important Upcoming Dates, AT A GLANCE:
April 11: Marking Period 4 Begins
April 18: Report Cards Issued
Reminder: Student IDs and Agendas
Learning from developmental experiences, like conflict:
The NJSLA Testing Schedule for Hammarskjold:
Positive Behavior Support in Schools (PBSIS) UPDATES:
Student lotteries are conducted weekly, and will continue throughout the year. The monthly larger prize drawing will be shared with students this week and the December monthly drawing will be shared later this week. Monthly drawings continue through May.
A grand prize drawing of 3 winning students and faculty/staff will be drawn in June too!
Some additional PBSIS (Paws for Success) updates include:
Upcoming activities at Hammarskjold to promote our schoolwide theme of RESPECT:
PBSIS weekly, monthly and yearly activities,
PBSIS kickoff and
End year celebration
Sources of Strength programming
Bus Races! At targeted times of the year, we bring bus drivers in with a fun, competitive and safe contest where drivers issue paws tickets, and students put these tickets in a special (extra) lottery. Three bus winners were drawn right before break, and a gift card is being issued to the selected student and driver!! Drivers know our theme of RESPECT, which serves to make us all civil, safe and learner-friendly.
Pod Races This is another fun, competitive event organized around PBSIS where the first hallway areas (called Pods) that clear on a given, random class transition, ALL STUDENTS AND STAFF in that area win paws tickets! This is a motivating way to get students and our entire school community focused on timeliness and readiness to learn.
Excess Clothing and Drink Containers Left Behind Daily:
Clubs at Hammarskjold:
Club descriptions and sign up information can be found here. Hammarskjold families are assessed a non-refundable fee for participation in most extra curricular activities. The non-refundable fee for joining each club is $15. In addition, any costs associated with the club will be paid for directly by students, often through fund raising.
Fees and registration are through the COMMUNITY PASS Portal. If you do not have your Community Pass information, please contact Financial Services at (732) 613-6674. Leave a message and someone will return your call.
Communication Procedure at Hammarskjold
The Hammarskjold administration believes in the importance of the link between school and home. This link provides the foundation for a successful learning experience for our students. We value regular communication between parents and those charged with educating your children. It is in the best interest of your child if, when there is a matter that you wish to address, you do so as follows:
- Contact the staff member closest to the issue that you would like to address. Most often there will be a resolution with this first contact.
Next, if necessary, contact the grade level administrator.
5th Grade… Sara DiMaggio
6th Grade… Enoch Nyamekye
Finally, if the matter has not been resolved, you may contact the principal.
It is reasonable for you to expect a prompt, though not immediate response. You should hear from the person whom you contacted within one school day, barring unforeseen circumstances. Please understand that we are busy with many facets of school life but your concern is important to us and we will make every effort to partner with you to help your child develop during their upper elementary school years.
Main Office: 732-613-6600
Attendance Office: 732-613-6897
Nurses’ Office: 732-613-6896
Student Services/Counselor’s Office: 732-613-6845