Located in the "Heart of the Community," Clifton's Lakeview District, School 11 is the oldest standing structure of the Clifton Public Schools. This old, meticulously maintained structure is devoted to providing its children with only the most modern curricular and technological advancements in the arts and sciences.
School 11's service to the community is reknown. St. Jude Hospital's Math-a-thon, Pennies for Leukemia Patients, Jump Rope for Heart, Friends to the Animals (Clifton's Animal Shelter), Toy Drive for the Emmanuel Cancer Foundation, are just a few of our children's school-wide philanthropic causes.
Our talented, dedicated staff is concerned with providing each child with the tools and social, emotional, and academic growth they will need to contribute and succeed in the world's competitive marketplace of the future.
School Eleven's interpretation of
"Groovin in the Garden", our 2015 Gloria's Gardens contest.
entry. Congratulations to all the students who participated
and created such beautiful wind chimes. When the wind blows
it truly does sound magical!
Safety Patrol Washington D.C. Trip
Fourth grade student Nadeen Atyieh
was presented a special achievement award for reading an
OUTSTANDING 4,404,545 words. Our star reader took and passed
184 quizzes with a comprehension average of 96.9%. Kudos to
Nadeen and her teacher, Mrs. Peggy Lacz!
The Tug-of-War is always the
highlight of School Eleven's Field Day!
Mrs. Kenning's second grade class
released their butterflies today!
Congratulations to Bryanna Cossio,
the 2015 Second Place winner of Clifton's Youth Week
Congratulations to School
Eleven staff and students who participated in the CCMS Locks
of Love Cut-a-thon 2015. We are so proud of you!
Eleven hosted its Second Annual Galaxy Club Awards Ceremony
on April 28th. Our special guest, Mr. Tardalo presented
certificates and pins to many avid readers. Special thanks
to our dedicated teachers and parents for their continued
Congratulations to our many
talented students and their dedicated teachers, Ms. Tina
Kang, Mr. Frank Romaine and Mr. Mark Shoemaker for yet
another outstanding performance at this year's Spring
School Eleven's littlest sprouts
received their very own seedlings on Earth Day, courtesy of
the New Jersey Tree Recovery Program in cooperation with the
City of Clifton and Mr. Al Dubois. The students also
received planting/care directions just in time for Arbor
Family Math Night! What a great
way to combine quality family time, learning and FUN!
Reading a current events article
inspired Ms. Moore's fifth graders to support Seth, a five
year old boy who is undergoing his second bone marrow
transplant. Because Seth’s favorite color is yellow, he and
his family asked people to wear yellow to support his cause.
Good luck Seth!
Inspector Iwannano involved our students in a
fun-filled mystery as they uncovered character clues like respect,
trustworthiness, caring, responsibility, fairness, and good
citizenship. The comedy-packed, magic-filled program encouraged
positive habits in a memorable way.
Ms. Donna Love, our resident Wipro
Fellow and third grade teacher, recently returned from the
opportunity of a lifetime in the Panama Canal Zone. Chosen
to participate in the Rain Forest Connection by Ms. Jackie
Giacalone Willis, Director of PRISM (Professional Resources
in Science & Mathematics) at Montclair State University, Ms.
Love visited the research facility where Jackie and Greg
Willis are conducting a long term monitoring project
supported by the Environmental Studies Project of the
Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute. On Barro Colorado
Island in Gatun Lake, the Willis’s carry out a walking trail
census of mammals native to the Zone. While in Panama,
Ms. Love conducted video conferences from the rain forest
with the third graders at School 11 describing her
experiences. Video conferencing was made possible with the
assistance of Mr. Eric Mountain, the district’s Supervisor
of Instructional Technology. Students enjoyed the
interactions, learning about the fauna and flora and seeing
various ships pass through the locks in the Panama Canal. As
an active participant, Ms. Love enhanced her research
skills, developed a greater knowledge of and appreciation
for the daily efforts of dedicated scientists and continues
her quality professional development as a Wipro Fellow.
The Cat in the Hat visited School
Eleven. He was thrilled to meet our avid readers and walk
among our stars!
Old books, new books, all books
are good books! The students enjoyed trading Accelerated
Reader books at this month's Book Swap.
School 11 Provides AM ONLY Extensions: Before School
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Congratulations to our May
Students of the Month (from left to right) Isabel Montoya
(most improved student), Alexa Butas, Dixie Duran, (from
bottom left to right) Kevin Henriquez, Jenna Alnatur, Danna
Martinez and Sarah Hemaid.
Congratulations to our April Students of the Month (from
left to right) Jackeline Monsalve, Seniz Gunes, Mia
Rodriguez (from bottom left to right) Maya Thompson, William
Curtin and Judith Mena.
Congratulations to our March
Students of the Month (from left to right) Diana Villafana,
Yasmina Abufasha, Brianna Urena (Most Improved Student),
Yoshika Ino (from bottom left to right) Nyah Negron, Alondra
Pineda Anciani and Hussein Sheika.
Congratulations to our February
students of the month (from top left to right) Shantal
Moquillaza, Santiago Montoya (not pictured), Donna
Alshujaieh, Ceasar Jenkins (from bottom left to right) Roger
Francisco, Rahaf Salman and Isabella Ramos.
Congratulations to our January
Students of the Month (top left to right): Emery Senosin,
Krystian Kobylarz and Sadeel Musa (bottom left to right)
Matthew Thompson, Jacob Pino-Oliver, Sebastian Srpcanski,
Helin Kayar and Jairo Matallana.
Congratulations to our December
Students of the Month (bottom left to right): Sebastian
Kobylarz, Victor Manrique, Kevin Lopez, (top left to
right) Lissette Mitzi, Aliyah Cardona and Brandon Maldonado.
School Eleven's Tricky Tray was a
great success thanks to the diligence and dedication of our
HSA and the generosity of the community.
School Eleven’s second graders
enjoyed listening to Officer Morrison of the Woodland Park
Police Department read Officer Buckle and Gloria. Following
a discussion of school safety tips, students participated in
a brief question and answer period. Officer Morrison
officially deputized each participant and presented them
with pins which they proudly wore throughout the day.
Ho! Ho! Ho!
Santa’s sleigh, laden with hundreds of pounds of cat and dog
food as well as monetary donations, is heading for the
Clifton Animal Shelter this holiday season. Surrounding the
holiday tree on the stage of the gymnasium are the mounds of
donated food proving School 11 is the “heart” of a caring
community. Thanks to the generosity of the students and
staff at School 11, our furry friends will be well-fed and
cared for at the shelter. Some of the students began
bringing donations in even before the start of the drive.
One generous student even used his own birthday money to
purchase additional items for this worthy cause. Mrs.
Pamela Sinatra, teacher and program organizer, discovered in
a recent survey that over thirty-four shelter animals,
predominately cats/kittens and a few dogs, have found loving
homes with School 11 staff. Happy Holidays to all!
School Eleven's Winter Concert
The students and staff truly
enjoyed the show presented by Grand Falloons. Thanks to
Professor Winklebottom we all understand the importance of
recycling and protecting our planet. Thank you Clean
Communities and the School Eleven HSA for making it all
School Eleven's Second Annual
Reading under the Stars was a great success despite the
unseasonably cold temperatures. Students and their families
enjoyed Star Lab, the district-owned mobile, inflatable
planetarium, built their own marshmallow constellations,
entered the Black Hole Reading Nook and learned about the
moon and telescopes during mini-tutorials presented by staff
in several classrooms. The North Jersey Astronomical Group
(NJAG) kindly volunteered their services, setting up several
telescopes on the grounds outside, offering everyone a
glimpse of the heavens above.
Each year, first grade students
participate in a school-family connection project that
entails creatively decorating their turkey utilizing
materials found at home. Pictured below are Gia Delgado
with her "Frozen" turkey and Hilmi Shaabneh with his "Ninja
thanks to the Clifton Fire Department for their recent visit
to School Eleven to teach students about fire safety.
Otto the Auto came to School
Eleven to teach K-2 students about car safety.
representative from the Kessler Foundation's “Think First” program
discussed important information about injury prevention and safety
with fourth grade students. The presenter, a survivor of a spinal
cord injury, shared his personal experience and reviewed safety
precautions with the children.
Mr. Lopez and his son Lorenzo read
several Dr. Seuss books to Miss Hamker's class. The students
all enjoyed the silly books and had some fun getting ready
for the long weekend!
Ms. Bajdas, Miranda Pinerio's mom
read The Pigeon Needs A Bath! by Mo Williams to Ms. Hamker's
class on Valentine's Day.
Miss Marzocca's Kindergarten class
welcomed Mrs. Aljibawi who read "The Very Hungry
Caterpillar". The class learned about the caterpillar's
transformation into a beautiful butterfly! They are so
excited to learn more about butterflies in the Spring!
Special guest Mrs. Johnson read We
Eat Dinner in the Bathtub and Hiccups for Elephants in Ms.
Mrs. Aljibawi read a story called Monsters to Mrs.
Mystery Reader, Mr. Hinostroza,
read The Gingerbread Man in Miss Marzocca's class.
Ms. Hamker's Kindergarten class
welcomed Jayden Miles's grandmother, Ms. Hatzigeorziou, who
read I Love You With All My Heart.
Miss Marzocca's Kindergarten class
had their first Mystery Reader! Valeria's mom, July
Hernandez, read Capybaras, Fall Leaves Fall, and Amelia
Bedilia's First Apple Pie. The students had a great time
listening to the seasonal stories!
Mrs. Angelillo's Kindergarten class welcomed
Mystery Reader Mrs. Henriquez. Much to her son Kevin's delight she
read The Berenstain Bears Visit the Dentist and Santiago the
Buddy Benches at School Eleven are a great addition to our Learning
Garden. Students were thrilled to put them to the test on Monday,
October 6th, the first day of the Week of Respect.
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