A message from our Principal
guardians and community members,
Like the month of January, snow has been the most discussed
topic in every newspaper and discussion during the entire month of February. We
have had to miss a couple of school days and had at least two modified school
days. Know in advance that we have exceeded our yearly allotment of snow days.
Therefore, plan to come back from spring break in April just a little
During this month, we celebrated the smallest to largest
contributions of African Americans both current and historical in our quotes of
the day. Each team was assigned a time period beginning in 1619 to 2013 to
display in their classroom areas.
Students were also able to experience a one man performance from
Truth Urban Theater Group’s chief executive officer and founder, Shadrack
Boakye. Staff and students were requesting his immediate return. We also
celebrated Valentine's Day. Despite the delayed opening due to snow on this
day, students made sure they came to school to provide their Valentine with a
special gift. These were just some of the events. More events can be found
as you continue to read through the newsletter and on our school’s website.
the classroom, teachers continue to prepare students diligently for the New
Jersey Core Content Curriculum Standards and Common Core State Standards.
Simultaneously, the teachers are learning how to align their instruction and
assessments to the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and
Careers (PARCC) assessment set to arrive next school year. Be aware that the
New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJASK) will be administered
during the first week of May 2014. Everything that students have been learning
all year long will be assessed via this test.
Since we are
slightly beyond the middle point of the school year, I still hope that all
parents are reviewing and discussing academic and behavioral performance with
their child(ren). It is my aspiration that every student utilizes the third
marking period as a new starting point to begin on the right foot and maintain
Dr. Josue B. Falaise