Clarendon School

November 2022

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See below Clarendon's calendar filled with important dates to remember, daily dress down days and events.
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November Reminders

Fall Break: Clarendon School will be closed from Monday, November 7th through Friday, November 11th for Fall Break.

Rainbow of Possibilities Day: On Wednesday, November 16th students are invited to dress down all in one color to create a rainbow.

One-Session Days: The following dates will run on a One-Session Day Schedule: Monday, November 21st, Tuesday, November 22nd, and Wednesday, November 23rd. There will be a 12:30 p.m. dismissal.

Parent/Teacher Conferences: Parent/Teacher Conferences will take place in Clarendon School on Monday, November 21st and Tuesday, November 22nd.

School Closed: In celebration of Thanksgiving, all Secaucus Schools will be closed on Thursday, November 24th and Friday, November 25th.

Picture Day (ReTake): If your child missed School Picture Day, The School Photographer will be back at Clarendon School on Friday, November 18th.

Medical Reminder: If your child is out of school for three (or more) consecutive days, a doctor's note must be provided in order for your child to return to school.

Health Office Newsletter

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Parent / Teacher Conferences

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Parents/guardians will have the opportunity to have a conference with their child's teacher on Monday, November 21st and Tuesday, November 22nd.

There will be one-session days to accommodate the daytime and evening conferences. Dismissal on November 21st and November 22nd will be at 12:30 p.m. Teachers will be sharing information as the dates get closer.

October Memories

Clarendon SGO 4th & 5th Grade Dance

Thank you to the Clarendon SGO for hosting the Fall Harvest Dance! Our fourth and fifth grade students had a great time.

The NED Show Assembly

Our bees were treated to The NED Show, a character education program, for the week of respect. NED is a cartoon character whose name is an acronym for Never give up, Encourage others, and Do your best. Thank you for visiting Clarendon School to help us promote kindness and encouragement! Our bees had a great time.

Walk to School with a Cop!

Our Bees had a great time with the Secaucus Police Department for the annual "Walk to School with a Cop" event. Thank you to Chief Miller and The Secaucus Police Department!

Fire Safety Assembly

For Fire Prevention Week, students had a visit from our town firefighters. Students learned more about what firefighters do, stop, drop, and roll, and what they can do in their homes to be fire safe. Thank you to the Secaucus Fire Department for visiting us!

Bus Safety

Our transportation team has been doing bus safety drills throughout our district to make sure that our students know how to avoid emergencies on the bus and what to do when one occurs so that they are always prepared.

Scholastic Book Fair

During the week of October 10th, the PTA hosted a fall Scholastic book fair. The beloved tradition of bringing books to students and giving back to schools was a great success. Thank you to the Clarendon PTA for hosting the Scholastic Book Fair for the week of October 10th. Our Bees loved it!

PTA Fall Pumpkin Patch

On October 18th our Clarendon School PTA - Secaucus decorated a Pumpkin Patch on the Clarendon field. Students and staff had a blast picking their own pumpkin to take home! Thank you to the Clarendon School PTA for organizing such a wonderful event and Mayor Gonnelli for the donation of pumpkins!

Week of Respect & Red Ribbon Week

During the week of respect students and staff worked together to demonstrate respect to all in and outside of the building. Check out some of our dress down days. Students ended the Week of Respect by using chalk art to spread positive messages and designs in front of our school.

Red Ribbon Week was October 17th-21st. The students at Clarendon School participated in activities designed to educate youth and encourage participation in drug prevention. Some of the activities included students wearing red and are always encouraged to act with kindness!

Scarecrow Relay Race

Students in 5th grade completed a Scarecrow Relay Race. Students had to complete the math problems correctly on each card and draw the part of the scarecrow until they had a complete scarecrow. Fall fun in math class!

Kindergarten Field Trip to the Farm

Our Kindergarten students had an amazing time on their first field trip to Secor Farms. Students enjoyed a fun hay ride and picked out a perfect pumpkin to take home with them!

Celebrating Diwali

During the week of October 24th Clarendon School learned more about Diwali from special guests. To start off the week Ms. Archana Athalye spoke to our kindergarten through fifth grade students about the origins and traditions of Diwali. Students acted out a play and watched videos. At the end of the week, the school had a Diwali Dance assembly run by Ms. Vasudha Saxena. During the assembly, volunteer students who celebrate Diwali performed different Diwali dances and even taught other students and teachers some dance moves! Thank you to Ms. Athalye, Ms. Saxena, Ms. Kaur, Ms. Singh, Ms. Dwivedi, and our student volunteers!

Festival of Lights

Happy Diwali! First grade students in Mrs. Knapp’s class had the opportunity to participate in a fun craft activity when celebrating Diwali. Diwali is the Hindu Festival of Lights. This five day “festival of lights” is a new year’s celebration in India and Indian communities around the world. It symbolizes good over evil, light over darkness, and knowledge over ignorance. Mrs. Dave (Aastha’s mom) read a Diwali book to the class and had the students make their very own diyas out of clay. Thank you for providing a great teaching opportunity for our class!

4th Grade Experiment!

Ms. Holsten’s fourth grade classes experimented with some real world applications using math to measure various characteristics of pumpkins. Students estimated height, weight, circumference, and number of seeds in several pumpkins. They then used tools such as yarn, rulers, and scales to determine the actual measurements. Students recorded their data, and then analyzed the differences between their estimates and the actual measures.

SGO Food Drive

The Clarendon SGO collected over 700 food items for their food drive benefiting the Secaucus Food Pantry. Thank you to everyone who helped make our drive a success! We are still collecting full cereal boxes for our school wide domino challenge.


On Wednesday, October 26th, we held our annual Fall Fest for grades kindergarten to third. Students enjoyed face painting, making arts & crafts, winning prizes, and dancing the night away! Thank you to all the parents, teachers, and Clarendon PTA members for all your help!

Spooky Ghost Experiment

Ms. Vitiello's class did a fun and spooky ghost experiment today. Students learned how to create a "hypothesis" about what will happen during the experiment by observing the different materials we were using. These scientists learned about different states of matter, mixtures, and safety rules. They had a 'spooktacular' time during their Halloween experiment!

PTA Halloween Bazaar

Thank you to the Clarendon School PTA - Secaucus for hosting the PTA Halloween Bazaar at school! Staff and students had an opportunity to buy spooky treats. It was a spooktacular time!

Pink out day!

Students and staff wore all pink to support Breast Cancer Awareness. All donations were sent to the Susan G. Komen Foundation.

Have you filled your bucket today?

Every month, students come together for Bucket Filling assemblies to celebrate acts of kindness and great behavior. Students are randomly chosen to receive a prize. Our goal is to let students know that their actions are noticed and appreciated.

Congratulations to our September and October Bucketfilling winners!

September Bucketfilling Winners

Kindergarten-Deepal Gupta & Elizabeth Liu

First Grade-Anthony Zambrano & Elena Banzaraktsaeva

Second Grade-Kiaan Geral & Zion Hernandez

Third Grade-Zoe Hernandez & Mohamed Marzouqi

Fourth Grade-Sherry Lin & Andrew Sansevere-Regno

Fifth Grade-Briaa Prajapati & Jadiel Sanchez

October Bucketfilling Winners

Kindergarten-Wilson Li & Zakhar Belinskyy

First Grade-Amah Mbandi & Harper Haines

Second Grade-Samuel Jeong & Mikey Moss

Third Grade-Leo Fisher-Gil & Michael Matesic

Fourth Grade-Dayana Gomez-Rincon & Aryan Bansal

Fifth Grade-Christopher Antao & Emma Pellegrino

Clarendon Halloween Parade

On Monday, October 31st our Bees had a spooktacular day filled with fun activities, class parties, yummy treats, and Clarendon School's annual Halloween parade! Our bees had an amazing time showing off their costumes have they march through the streets of Secaucus. Check out highlights from the event.

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Happy Halloween from the Clarendon School Bees!

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Important Reminders

Outdoor Recess

We will make every effort to have our students go outside for recess. Please make sure to provide your children with appropriate clothing for cold weather. Students will remain indoors during the following weather conditions.

  • Snow, Rain, Hail, Sleet

  • Thunder/Lightning

  • Temperature and/or Windchill Temperature 32 degrees or colder

Secaucus School District Calendar 2022-2023

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School Dress Code

The Secaucus Board of Education requires to wear school uniforms on a daily basis, including field trips. Students are to arrive at school wearing the appropriate clothing as defined in the dress code. The following is a list of clothing items in compliance with the uniform policy.
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