New Jersey Department of Education School Self-Assessment for Determining Grades under the Anti-bullying Bill of Rights District and School Grade Report 2014-2015.
Greg Tavoularis, also known as Mr. T, has been awarded the 2016-2017 Educator of the Year Award. He is totally dedicated to School 1 and his profession as a physical education teacher by providing a highly effective physical education program which included games, dance, fitness, relaxation, sportsmanship, mentoring, morning activities, fundraisers and much more. Greg has an endless amount of energy that he brings to school everyday. He goes out of his way to support his colleagues and the students that are in his care. Greg knows how to make learning fun, through play and instruction in a healthy and caring environment. Besides the outstanding PE program that Coach T presents, he provides a morning exercise activity to students in grade K-6 which introduces and supports children in learning, concentrating, stress relief, and most of all fun. Mr. T maintains discipline and respect through trust and kindness. Students love to come to school and see him as they are always made to feel special.
Alla Brutter has exercised kindness, professionalism and expertise throughout her 13 years as a Speech and Language Pathologist. Her ability to assist students in achieving their goals and mastering linguistic skills has been her trademark. Her in depth knowledge and strong educational background incites her colleagues to seek out her advice which is respected as well as implemented. Ms. Brutter acquires an extensive knowledge of her students simply by working with their teachers and parents on all levels, academically and personally, so as to ensure their lifelong success.
Hour of Code
School #1 is participating in Hour Of Code during Computer Science Education Week from December 5-11. The annual global campaign is an effort to ensure all students are equipped with valuable 21st century critical thinking and problem solving skills. Our students will be participating in events during the school day in their classrooms as well as in library class.
Giving students the confidence to understand how technology works and the ability to control it, is an increasingly important part of children’s education today. School 1 wants all students to experience how easy and empowering it is to learn programming.
Here are some videos about coding:
What is computer programming: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=THOEQ5soVpY&t=2s
Think like a computer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xngWoocXYCo&list=PLRu2L9J9oDFVa5LObsP87--T1mtEruhVp
Code.org video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=STRPsW6IY8k
If your children would like to start coding at home, they can visit the website www.code.org. Students are excited about computer programming and are looking forward to the events planned for December 5-11.
On November 15th, Pam Gunther, owner of Fit and Fun Playscapes, met with the fifth and sixth grade G&T students from Schools No. 1 and No. 3 to support this year’s “Art of Play” unit of study. While this is a design challenge for the fifth graders, the sixth graders were invited to attend because they will be providing input and insights as the teams work through their designs. Mrs. Gunther will continue with follow-up “work” sessions during the project, which will culminate in team presentations to a panel of judges. The “winning” team’s design will be manufactured by her company and the game/activity stencil will be painted on the playgrounds of Schools No. 1 and No. 3 for all to enjoy!Thank you to the Fort Lee School District for supporting this project!
School 1 is excited to participate in a new hydroponic growing system through the support of FLEF.
Your hard work over the years is true motivation and inspiration to all of us!
It's time for Jump Rope for Heart!! This is an American Heart Association program that teaches students in 38,000 schools nationwide valuable lessons that will last a lifetime. Jump Rope for Heart will be taking place in School 1 on October 20th.
Pursuant to N.J.S.A. 18A:7C-6.6, beginning in the Fall of 2016 school districts and charter schools must, by October 1 of each year, provide parents or guardians certain information on any State assessment or commercially developed standardized assessment that will be administered in that school year. Therefore, the following represents the standardized assessment schedule for the Fort Lee Elementary Schools in the Spring of 2017:
|Assessment Subject Area||Administration Date||Grades Covered||Requirement||Results Available|
PARCC ELA & Math
|Testing Window:||Grades 3 - 8||N/A||September 2017|
|PARCC ELA Grades 3-8
PARCC Math Grades 3-8
|April 24, 2017-May 19, 2017|
NJ ASK Science Grade 4
NJ ASK Science Grade 4
|May 31, 2017||Grade 4||N/A||N/A|
|Make Up Date: June , 7,
*If a student is permitted extra time or any other accommodations by their IEP, parents/guardians should contact their guidance office for additional details on accommodations and accessibility.
*The links in this document will provide additional information such as sample test questions.
September 29, 2016
Marisa Buonomo, Guidance Counselor
250 Hoym Street
Fort Lee, New Jersey 07024
Grades 2-6 will begin on Oct.13, 2014 and runs 3 days/week until Jan. 23, 2015
Grades 2-6 runs from Feb. 23, 2015 until May 27, 2015.
Registration fees: K-1=$50/ session Grades 2-6=$70/session
The fourth grade students have been invited to perform a skit of their winning case at the New Brunswick Law Center on May 27Th for an audience of peers from other school districts. An actual judge will be presiding over the cases being presented.
The grade 3 G&T students from School No. 1 are invited to participate as audience jury members! This will provide a unique opportunity for the third grade students to be engaged in aspects of the legal process while supporting fellow students. It will also help them decide if they would like to participate in this contest next year as fourth graders.
Yearbooks are available at www.schoolannual.com. Click on the Buy My Yearbook button. Scroll to find school FORT LEE #1 ELEMENTARY. Please provide Teacher & Homeroom (ex K-GM OR 5-B).
NOTE: All 6th graders will automatically receive a copy of the yearbook courtesy of the PTA. 6th graders do not need to place an order.
Dear Parents and Guardians,
Following this letter, please find a summary overview of the New Jersey Department of Education Performance Report for your child’s school.
The new School Performance Reports build upon and replace the previous annual School Report Cards and provide schools and the public with information about school performance in the 2011-2012 school year. These reports, as outlined in New Jersey's NCLB flexibility request, were developed with the input of stakeholders across the state in both informal conversations and through a workgroup that included representatives from the NJEA, New Jersey Principals and Supervisors Association (NJPSA), New Jersey Association of School Administrators (NJASA), New Jersey School Boards Association (NJSBA) and the New Jersey Parent Teacher Association (NJPTA). As compared to the former School Report Cards, these reports provide a significant amount of new data in order to present a more complete picture of school performance, with the ultimate aim of helping schools and stakeholders engage in local goal setting and improvement. Among others, this includes metrics at all grade levels to identify the extent to which students are demonstrating skills and behaviors indicative of college and career readiness.
In addition, the reports include for the first time a "peer school comparison" for each school in the state. This tool replaces the outdated and often inaccurate District Factor Group (DFG), and compares schools with similar grade configurations that are educating students with similar demographic characteristics such as free/reduced lunch eligibility, limited English proficiency or special education program participation. This data provides information about how similar schools are performing to help identify strengths and areas for improvement. Together with additional data available in NJSMART, we hope that this publication provides the opportunity to have meaningful conversations around goal setting at the school and district level for the coming year.
For the first time, the Performance Reports include data on whether students are on track for college and career including the percentage of students chronically absent, students taking at least one AP test, and the percentage of students taking the SAT and PSAT. Measures of student growth are also included for the first time, utilizing the Student Growth Percentile (SGP) methodology. SGP creates a measure of how students progressed in grades 4 through 8 on the NJASK language arts literacy and math assessments when compared to other students with a similar NJASK test score history. A short video explaining the SGP methodology can be found here: http://www.state.nj.us/education/njsmart/performance.
As educators have long stated, looking at proficiency levels alone do not provide a complete picture of school performance because students and schools all begin at different starting points. By partnering that proficiency data with growth information, these new reports can help educators identify where, for example, students are demonstrating low proficiency but high growth, or, conversely, high proficiency but low growth.
The school performance reports will be released to the public in the coming weeks.
This school's academic performance is very high when compared to schools across the state. Additionally, its academic performance is very high when compared to its [DFG] peers… This school's student growth performance is very high when compared to schools across the state. Additionally, its student growth performance is very high when compared to its peers.”
Cost: $8.00 per student- NO CASH -checks MUST be payable to School 1 PTA.
Sign Up: Students should sign up no later than February 1st. You MUST have permission slip to attend.
All parents whose students attend the after/before school tutoring program should attend this valuable meeting on Thursday, Jan. 24th at 6:45 in the library of School 1. For your convenience there is a PTA meeting following at 7:30 with an outstanding program on "Safety Now". Please see announcement under School 1 heading.
This is the URL to hear the concert in it's entirity AM and PM performance.