147 Merselis Avenue, Clifton, New Jersey 07011  973-470-2402






Welcome to School #11!

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 #11 NEWS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
School 11 May Calender

School 11- May Calendar
Summer EnrichmentThis summer enroll your 1st through 8th grade student in the I.S.E.E. (Integrated Summer Enrichment Experience) program! Parents, please take advantage of this valuable educational opportunity for your child. For details and early enrollment CLICK HERE!!  

AwardsSchool 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 support.

Awards

Awards
School 11 Spring Concert School 11 Spring Concert

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 Concert.

School 11 Spring Concert
School 11 Spring Concert School 11 Spring Concert
School 11 Spring Concert School 11 Spring Concert 

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 Day.

Earth Day  Earth Day 

Family Math Night!  What a great way to combine quality family time, learning and FUN!

Math Night Math Night

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!

Yellow Shirts Yellow Shirts
Inspector Iwannano

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.

Ms. Love's Panama Canal Video Conference Ms. Love's Panama Canal Video Conference

The Cat in the Hat visited School Eleven.  He was thrilled to meet our avid readers and walk among our stars!

Cat in the Hat Cat in the Hat

Old books, new books, all books are good books!  The students enjoyed trading Accelerated Reader books at this month's Book Swap.

Book Swap Book Swap
AnnouncingThis is who we are and what we do!!!

NJ School Boards Association's A+ Ideas, Programs and Practices
School 11 Reading Program Gets a Star - NorthJersey.com

School 11 -  Follett Challenge Winners!
Locks of Love

Christopher Columbus Middle School will be hosting Locks of Love Cut-a-Thon again this year. Our 10th annual event is set for May 18, 2015.  We will be in the CCMS Media Center from 8:30 a.m.- 3:00 p.m.  Individuals who would like to donate (and have at least 10 inches of hair) will need to email kdreher@cliftonschools.net to schedule an appointment.  Professional hairstylists will be here to cut and style hair.

Please Read HERE for more information and permission slip.
Also visit http://www.locksoflove.org

Family School 11 Provides AM ONLY Extensions: Before School Care Program  Click Here for More Information
Student of the Month

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.

School 11 March Student of Month

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.

February Students of the Month

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.

January Student of Months

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.

December Students of Month

School Eleven's Tricky Tray was a great success thanks to the diligence and dedication of our HSA and the generosity of the community.

Tricky Tray Tricky Tray

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.

Officer Morrison

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!

Animal Shelter Donations
School Eleven's Winter Concert Winter Concert
Winter Concert 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 possible!

Grand Falloons Grand Falloons

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.

Star Lab Star Lab
Star Lab Star Lab
Star Lab Star Lab
Star Lab

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 Turtle" turkey.

Thanksgiving DecorThanksgiving Decor
Happy Halloween! Halloween
Halloween Halloween
Halloween Halloween
Halloween

Special thanks to the Clifton Fire Department for their recent visit to School Eleven to teach students about fire safety.
Fire Safety
Fire Safety

Fire Safety

Otto the Auto came to School Eleven to teach K-2 students about car safety. 

Otto the AutoOtto the Auto

Think FirstA 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.

 

Mystery Readers

Ms. Bajdas, Miranda Pinerio's mom read The Pigeon Needs A Bath! by Mo Williams to Ms. Hamker's class on Valentine's Day.

Ms. Hamker's Class

Ms. Natasha Lopez, Lorenzo's mom, read Frozen to Ms. Hamker's class.

Mrs. Hamker's Clas

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!

Mystery Reader 
Special guest Mrs. Johnson read We Eat Dinner in the Bathtub and Hiccups for Elephants in Ms. Hamker's class. Mrs. Aljibawi  read a story called Monsters to Mrs. Angelillo's
Mrs. Johnson Mrs. Aljibawi Reads

Mystery Reader, Mr. Hinostroza, read The Gingerbread Man in Miss Marzocca's class.

Mr. Hinostroza Reads

Ms. Hamker's Kindergarten class welcomed Jayden Miles's grandmother, Ms. Hatzigeorziou, who read I Love You With All My Heart.

Parent Mystery Reader  Parent Mystery Reader 

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!

Parent Reading Visit Parent Reading Visit
Parent Read

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 Dreamer.

Buddy benchThe 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. 

Handholding
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Cool Cafe
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Box Tops Target Stores Labels for Education

You can help raise money for School Eleven just by shopping for your favorite items at your favorite stores. School Eleven participates in several give-back programs.

School Anti-Bullying Specialist: Theresa Evans, Principal
(973) 470-2401
147 Merselis Avenue
TEvans@cliftonschools.net