From Mrs. Gadaleta

  • We invite you to join us for our monthly Spirit Meeting on Friday, February 1, 2019, at 2:00pm in the gymnasium. Please have your child(ren) wear orange and black to show school pride.

  • The Genesis Parent Portal, an electronic opportunity for you to see your child’s progress, will close on February 1 at 3:00pm. We encourage all Preschool through Grade 6 families to login to Gradebook to keep informed of current progress. The Genesis Parent Portal can be accessed through our EFSNJ App.

PTA Press

No Fuss Lunch
Tomorrow is February 1st. Please remember to place your No Fuss Lunch Orders.

Session 2 Lunch
Session 2 lunch starts on Monday, February 4th.

Class Gifts
The PTA is asking families to donate $15 per child which will be used to purchase “Class Gifts” for the upcoming fundraiser. The “Class Gifts” will be part of our silent auction. If you are interested in contributing, please send $15 (cash or check payable to EFS PTA) in envelope labeled “Class Gift” to school with your child. We ask that you please submit your contribution by Friday February 15th.

Next PTA Meeting
There will be a PTA meeting on Wednesday, February 6th at 8:45 am in the Media Center

Rolling Pick-up Volunteers Needed
We are looking for volunteers to help with rolling pick-up starting in March. We need one volunteer for Tuesdays and another for Wednesdays. Please contact Angela Vega at angvega1@gmail.com if you are available.

PTA Annual Spring Fundraiser
Save the Date! The annual PTA fundraiser will be held on Friday, March 29th from 6:30-11 pm at the EFCC. We are asking EFS families for help securing exciting auction donations and event sponsors. Please consider distributing the attached donation request and sponsorship letters. Thank you!

Donation Request

Sponsorship Form

Foundation News

Reminder: Wed., Feb 6th is the deadline to submit order forms for souvenirs from the school musical, including ad journals for the play program. If you lost the form, you can download it here: https://www.effee.org/school-musical-souvenirs

Spring Enrichment: Registration is now open. Check out the exciting new offerings and register early...classes get sold out quickly!


Book Clubs are all the rage @ EFS: We are pleased to announce the expansion of our Book Club series! Historically, this club, run by Mrs. Reynolds, has been for older grades (4th and up). This year's club is currently reading Dan Gutman's The Homework Machine.

Additionally, the Foundation just added a new Book Club for 2nd-3rd graders with Mrs. MacKenzie. We were thrilled to discover great demand for the club (30+ young new readers!) and therefore approved funding for an additional club session, so that all of the children can participate. They are reading Ramona Quimby, Age 8. We look forward to hearing feedback from all of our Book Clubbers!

Board Bits

  • The next BOE Workshop Meeting will held on Wednesday, February 6, 2019, at 7:30pm, in the Superintendent’s Office.

  • For any Essex Fells Families who have recently moved within town, please update all information in the school office by providing three (3) proofs of residency: a deed, lease or tax bill; a photo ID; and a utility bill, all with your name and Essex Fells address. In addition, a signed residency/domicile status form, provided by the school, is required.

Upcoming Events

Additional Information & Community Outreach

Postal CLUB

The Postal Club meets on Wednesday mornings at 8:00am in Mrs. Truchel's Room (#100) and is open to third graders.

Art Club

The Art Club will meet every Wednesday morning at 7:30am in the Art Room until March 20.


For the 2019-2020 school year: if your child will not be attending EFS or West Essex Junior High School (for current 6th grade students), please notify the school office in writing. See the transfer form attached. Sixth grade records will be sent to WEJHS unless we have written parental permission to send the records to another school.

Transfer Form 2019-20


Magazine donations are still welcome and can be dropped off in the main office. Thank you.


Please support the following:

Pops for Tops

Candy Gram Sale


The Annual Essex Fells Skating Pond Races will be held this Sunday, February 3, 2019, beginning at noon.


PK-2 Baseball Registration Form

3-8 Baseball-Softball Registration Form

Garden Club Plant Sale INFO

B&B Catalogue Images

Garden Club Plant Sale Pre-Order Form

Essex Fells Men's Softball