HUBER STREET SCHOOL
October 6, 2023
KINDERGARTEN NURSERY RHYME OLYMPICS
On Wednesday, October 4th, Huber Street School Kindergarten students participated in the first annual Nursery Rhyme Olympics. To go along with their new Amplify CKLA Reading Program, the Kindergarten students ran races as the Tortoise and the Hare, they helped to put Humpty Dumpty back together again, and helped Little Bo Peep find her sheep. They assisted Jack and Jill up the hill with a bucket of water, they cheered as the Mouse ran up the clock, and they tested their nimbleness and quickness jumping over the candlestick. Special thanks to our kindergarten team for putting together this wonderful event.
5th GRADE HONOR ROLL ASSEMBLY
Huber Street School 5th graders were celebrated during the Honor Roll Assembly for achieving the Honor Roll throughout their entire 4th grade year. Keep up the great work!
THE WEEK OF RESPECT
Every year, during the first week of October, students across New Jersey celebrate the Week of Respect to inspire students to be good citizens and to not be a bully. At Huber Street School, our faculty participates in an annual lip sync video.
As a bit of an appetizer for this year's video (which will be released soon,) check out the links below to see some videos from the past few years.
2020: You're The Best Around/Eye Of The Tiger
2019: Thank You For Being A Friend
2018: Shake It Off
SMART PHONE & SOCIAL MEDIA AWARENESS NIGHT
On Monday, October 2nd, Huber Street School (in conjunction with Clarendon School and Secaucus Middle School,) hosted an evening assembly for parents to learn more about the possible dangers for children using smartphones and social media. If you were not able to attend, we highly recommend that you pay close attention to what your children are doing on their phones.
Thank you to Ms. Lott, Ms. Candela, Dr. Garzon, Mr. Cocucci, Dr. Alfonso, and Ms. Giunchini for their assistance in organizing this event. Please remind your children to be internet Smart.
ELEMENTARY EXPRESS WITH MS. LOTT
Learning math facts is fundamental in developing a strong foundation in mathematics, improving problem-solving skills, boosting confidence, and facilitating effective communication and application of mathematical concepts in everyday life. Math facts act as building blocks for higher-level math topics. Without a solid grasp of basic facts, understanding and progressing in more advanced math concepts such as algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics can become challenging. Mastering math facts will boost students' confidence in dealing with numbers. It gives students a sense of empowerment, making students feel more capable and prepared to take on mathematical challenges
MATH FAMILY ACTIVITIES
FAMILY LITERACY NIGHT
Family Literacy Night is intended for Pre-K through 5th grade students. Families are encouraged to wear pajamas and bring a blanket to this camping-themed night.
The first 250 attendees are permitted to attend. Families MUST RSVP to attend and will be contacted via email prior to the event.
Click here to RSVP.
COUNSELOR'S CORNER WITH MS. VIGGIANO
Students were encouraged to dress down to celebrate these theme days which included, Being Someone’s Hero, Making Bullying Extinct, Be-a-Buddy-not-a-Bully, Stomping Out Bullying, and Riding the Wave of Kindness.
The week started with Aretha Franklin’s R-E-S-P-E-C-T playing over the loudspeaker. The students practiced mindfulness deep breathing exercises throughout the week.
Mrs. Viggiano held Lunch Bunch lessons with all students in grades 1-5 where they discussed ways to show respect/kindness in the school and community. Students added links to our kindness chain for ways they will show kindness to one another.
Mrs. Viggiano visited the Kindergarten classroom to discuss how to treat one another. Every day students were given a challenge for the day that included giving compliments to others, drawing pictures for a friend or family member, and writing a thank you note to someone who helped you in the past. The NJ law on bullying was also discussed with the students.
PAWS Points were collected for the month of September and students were given certificates. Raffle winners were chosen and the students came to the office for a small prize.
On Monday, October 16th, students can wear a green shirt with their uniform bottoms to Start the Day with a Hello. A mix-it-up day will be done at lunch where students can sit with new friends from other grades.
RED RIBBON WEEK: October 23rd-27th
Every October, schools celebrate Red Ribbon Week. Students are reminded each day of the importance of avoiding drugs and alcohol.
PTA ONLINE STORE
Great news! The PTA has re-opened their online store! Click on the link below to check out all of Huber Street School's newest gear. There are plenty of options to choose from. The deadline to order is October 15th!
The Huber Street School PTA will be hosting their annual Pumpkin Patch at both Huber Street School and the Millridge School on Monday, October 16th. In conjunction with Mayor Mike Gonnelli and the Secaucus Town Council, every student at Millridge and Huber Street will get to pick their own pumpkin to take home. Thank you Mayor Mike, Town Council, and to our PTA!
💙Join our PTA by clicking on the link below.💙
FIRE SAFETY ASSEMBLY
Members of the Secaucus Volunteer Fire Department will be visiting our students to inform all of our Bears and Cubs on how to react during a fire emergency in the annual Fire Safety Assembly.
The firefighters will be coming to the Millridge School and Huber Street School. There will be assemblies at the Millirdge School on October 9th at 9:00am and 1:00pm and at Huber Street School on October 13th and 9:00am.
WALK TO SCHOOL WITH THE POLICE
On Tuesday, October 31st, Huber Street School will host their annual Halloween Parade. The parade will begin at 10:30 A.M. in the Huber Street School Courtyard. Once students exit the courtyard, they will follow the parade route detailed below.
- Turn left onto Paterson Plank Road.
- Turn left onto Fairview Avenue.
- Turn left onto Elizabeth Court.
- Turn right onto Schultz Place.
- Turn right onto Fairview Avenue.
- Turn right onto Paterson Plank Road.
- Return to the Courtyard.
Students will walk the parade route with their homeroom teachers. All parents and family members are invited to watch along the parade route. After the parade, students will return to their homerooms for classroom activities. Tuesday, October 31st is a one-session day. Dismissal will be at 12:30pm for Huber Street School students. All Millridge School students will be allowed to walk the parade route with their parents.
NOTE: In case of inclement weather, the parade will be cancelled, but costumes may still be worn to school.
- Students are NOT permitted to bring any item that resembles a weapon (guns, swords, axes, etc.) to accessorize their costumes. If a student brings an item to school, it will be held in the main office to be retrieved by a parent/guardian at the end of the school day.
- Masks covering the entire face may only be worn during the parade (as long as it does not obstruct the student's vision.)
- Costumes should be tasteful, modest, and appropriate for a school environment and follow the basic guidelines of school dress standards.
4th GRADE VETERANS DAY ASSEMBLY
On Friday, November 3rd, 4th grade students from Huber Street School will host their annual Veterans Day Assembly. The students will be performing scenes from "America's White Table" in honor of Veterans from Secaucus. In addition, our students will be singing a medley of patriotic songs.
Secaucus residents who are Veterans of the United States Military will be treated to a wonderful ceremony.
FIELD OF FLAGS
In honor of Veteran’s Day, the 5th grade class at Huber Street School would like to thank our veterans with a “Field of Flags” tribute on our front grounds. We are asking our Huber Families to sponsor a flag to be displayed on the lawn. Each flag will be a $2 donation (you may sponsor more than one flag) and all proceeds will go to our local veterans at the VFW and American Legion. Each honoree's name will be displayed.
OCTOBER AT A GLANCE
THE WEEK OF RESPECT
Oct. 02: Smart Phone & Social Media Awareness Night
Oct 02: CogAT Test: Grade 5
Oct 03: CogAT Test: Grade 3
Oct 03: Wear a Superhero Shirt
Oct 04: CogAT Test: Grade 1
Oct 04: Wear Green, Brown, or Dinosaur Shirt
Oct 05: CogAT Test: Make-Up Date
Oct 05: Bring Your Favorite Stuffed Animal
Oct 06: Beach Theme Day
Oct 10: Fire Safety Assembly- Millridge School
Oct 12: Bus Safety Assembly- Huber Street School & the Millridge School
Oct 13: Fire Safety Assembly- Huber Street School
Oct 16: Walk-to-School-With-the-Police
Oct 16: Huber Street & Millridge School Pumpkin Patch
Oct 16: Wear Green for Kindness
Oct. 17: Elementary School Literacy Night
RED RIBBON WEEK
Oct 23: Wear Red Day
Oct 24: Wear a Sports Jersey
Oct 25: Wear a Star Wars Shirt
Oct 26: Dress Alike Day
Oct 26: Author Visit for 1st & 2nd Grade
Oct 27: These Paws Don't Touch Drugs Day
Oct 30: Wear Pink Day (for Breast Cancer Awareness)
Oct. 31: Halloween Parade
Student schedules, health screening, report card access, etc. can be found on the Realtime Parent Portal. If you have any questions, please contact our main office. You can access the Parent Portal via the following link. (All parent portal log-in information has been sent to you via email.)
Huber Street School Schedule
Full Session: 8:20am-3:00pm
- (Kindergarten is dismissed at 2:45pm)
Delayed Opening: 10:20am-3:00pm
Millridge School Schedule
Pre-K AM: 8:20am-10:50am
Pre-K PM: 11:50am-2:20pm
Pre-K Full Day Classes: 8:20am-2:20pm
Pre-K AM: 8:20am-10:00am
Pre-K PM: 10:30am-12:10pm
Pre-K Full Day Classes: 8:20am-12:00pm
Pre-K AM: Class Cancelled
Pre-K PM: 11:50am-2:20pm
Pre-K Full Day Classes: 10:20am-2:20pm
FREE AND REDUCED LUNCH
The federal government's universal free lunch program expired and our schools will return to offering free and reduced school lunch to only students who qualify based on family income. Families are encouraged to complete the Free and Reduced Lunch application if they believe they qualify.
Huber Street School and Clarendon School will be serving a more traditional and expanded lunch menu. Please be reminded that students will need to input their Student ID number when purchasing items from the cafeteria (as no cash will be accepted.)
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
Temperature and/or Windchill Temperature 32 degrees or colder
SCHOOL DRESS CODE
The Secaucus Board of Education requires students 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 and information regarding this can also be found in the Elementary Handbook.
Please Note the Changes to the "Shoes" Section of the Dress Code
Approved Uniform Attire for Clarendon/Huber Street Schools
**ALL SHIRTS, SWEATERS, SWEATSHIRTS AND FLEECE MUST HAVE THE PROPER “SECAUCUS SCHOOL DISTRICT” EMBROIDERED LOGO
STUDENT DRESS CODE ATTIRE OPTIONS:
Polo Shirt - Red/White/Navy: Short Sleeve/Long Sleeve
Turtle Neck - Red/White/Navy (NO EMBLEMS OR LOGO)
Sweater - Red/White/Navy: V-neck, Crew neck, Cardigan or Vest
Sweat Shirt - Red/White/Navy: Crew Neck (NO HOOD)
Fleece - Red/Navy: Zippered Front or Pullover (NO HOOD)
Jumper - Navy/Khaki: Cotton/Cotton-Polyester
Peter Pan Blouse - White (NO LOGO)
Pants - Navy/Khaki: Cotton/Cotton-Polyester (NO CARGO PANTS OR LEGGINGS)
Shorts - Navy/Khaki: Cotton/Cotton-Polyester
Skirt - Navy/Khaki: Cotton/Cotton-Polyester
Skort - Navy/Khaki: Cotton/Cotton-Polyester
Capris - Navy/Khaki: Cotton/Cotton-Polyester
Socks & Tights - Navy/Khaki/White/Red, Solid Color
ALL shoes must be securely fastened with a backing to the feet. Sneakers are strongly recommended for everyday use.
Flip-flops, open toed shoes, slippers, and slide shoes are NOT permitted.
Crocs are permitted ONLY in “sport mode”, meaning the pivoting heel strap must be utilized when worn.
Uggs boots or shoes are permitted, but NOT slippers or slides (all shoes must have a back).
All students are permitted to wear knee length shorts until October 31st and again in the spring beginning April 15th, in a docker style in navy or khaki. Athletic shorts should reach the end of the finger tip in length.
SECAUCUS SCHOOL DISTRICT CALENDAR: 2023-2024
Huber Street School is an elementary school in Secaucus, NJ that educates students from Kindergarten through 5th grade. The Millridge School (Early Learning Center) is a satellite school that houses our pre-kindergarten students. Huber Street School has been educating Secaucus students since 1910.
Huber Street School
1520 Paterson Plank Road
Secaucus, NJ 07094
The Millridge School
40 Millridge Road
Secaucus, NJ 07094