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

Follett Challenge

Follett DecisionStudents in each classroom sat eagerly awaiting the results of the Follett Challenge. When the results were announced the cheers could be heard one block away.  Way to go School Eleven, one of the ten People's Choice Award $5,000 Winners. Thank you to all our supporters. We could not have done it without you.

 

 

School 11 Follett Challenge Video

Mystery Readers
Mystery Reader

Ms. Alissa Rios, Gia Delgado's aunt was the surprise mystery reader this week!

Mrs. Korkmaz
Meral Korkmaz served as mystery reader for the second time this school year in Mrs. Angelillo's Kindergarten class. She graciously read two books, Puss in Boots and Alice in Wonderland, to the awed listeners. Kudos to you, Mrs. Korkmaz!

Much to the delight of her students, Ms. Andrea Icaza and Mr. Daniel Melo were Mrs. Angelillo's surprise mystery readers today!
Mrs. Angelillo's class
Jenna Alnatur's mom, Suhair Alnatur was the surprise mystery reader this week in Mrs. Angelillo's class.
Mystery Reader
Mystery Reader Ms. Carolina Peluez read to Mrs. Angelillo's kindergarten class.  Thank you for supporting our program and helping us inspire emergent readers.

A special thank you to the Clifton Public Library's Paws for Reading Program.  The staff and students agree that it was "dog"gone good!

Paws Paws
Paws Paws
Paws
Cat in the hat

The Cat in the Hat Visited School 11 on March 4!
Cat in the Hat
Cat in the hat Cat in the hat
AR Challenge

On February 28th, School Eleven students participated in the third annual Read the Most Coast to Coast Accelerated Reader Quiz-taking challenge. We are proud to report that by the end of the day students completed 1,023 quizzes and passed 948, with an overall average comprehension rate of 87.5%.

AR Challenge AR Challenge

Congratulations to our fifth grade inventors/winners: Tatiana Rodriguez (The Light Up Purse),
Diana Garcia (Doggy Nightlight Collar), Trinity Segura (The Scrubber Shoe) and Daniel Sanchez (The Shovel Salt Sprinkler).  Their inventions were innovative and amazing!

Inventors
Raz Kids Raz Kids

Congratulations to first grade students Medina Utic, Rocheily Severino, Kaytlin Duran, Rahaf Matari and Jannah Abuawad, our first Raz Kidz readers to achieve Galaxy Club status.  Our little stars are burning brigher and growing up to be star readers!

Raz Kids Raz Kids

Galaxy Club students reaped the rewards of their reading scores with a trip to the golden prize box! Congratulations!

Galaxy Club
Thumbs Up!

School Eleven teachers and parents are exceedingly proud of the 121 newly inducted Galaxy Club members! Honorable Mayor James Anzaldi presented each "Out of this World Reader" with a certificate of achievement and graciously posed for individual photos with the award winners.

Galaxy Club Galaxy Club
Poster Winner

Congratulations to Trinity Clacken!  Trinity, a fourth grade student at School Eleven is one of the winners of the Passaic County Poster Calendar Contest.  Her poster will be included in the 2014 color calendar which will be distributed to county and municipal buildings, legislative offices, libraries, schools and businesses throughout Passaic County.  We are so proud of you!

Ace the Fox, ARAMARK's new nutrition mascot visited School Eleven to remind the students to eat healthy!

Ace Ace

Ms. Moore's Class 

One of the stories in our Journeys series, Cougars, inspired Ms. Moore's class to learn more about animals. The students completed an Endangered Species Project, focusing specifically on animals habitats, eating and hunting habits, interesting facts, and reasons for endangerment. The students also came up with ways to fundraise money for their animals to donate to organizations that help protect endangered animals. Pictured below are three students dressed up as their animals - a snow leopard, a sea lion, and a giant panda.

Mrs. Kane's class did an outstanding job decorating their beautiful gingerbread houses!  The little bakers had great time creating their masterpieces.

Ms. Kanes Class 

Animal Shelter

School Eleven students, faculty and support staff donated over $500.00 along with 350 cans and many bags of dry food to the Clifton Animal Shelter.  We are so proud of the School  #11 school community.  Mrs. Sinatra and the Clifton Animal Shelter thank you all for your kindness and generosity! 

School 11 Students are Filled with Holiday Spirit!
 

Ronald McDonald performed "On the Inside," a new presentation designed to teach kids about building good character. The show reinforced the importance of what is "on the inside" that matters most, like trustworthiness, respect, responsibility and fairness.

Ronald McDonald
Ronald McDonald Ronald McDonald
Ronald McDonald

We are so proud of our very own Daniela Vidal.  She won First Place (Girls 10-11 Year Old Division) at the Elks Free Throw/Shooting Contest at School 17 on December 7th.  Best of luck at the county contest in Dumont on January 11th Daniela!

Basketball 

School Eleven students stepped back in time and caught a glimpse into the lives of New Jersey residents in 1776. Not only did they see and hear continental soldiers explain the basics, but they themselves trained in formation and tasted hardtack and rock candy. Bringing history to life enriches our students’ interaction with history and deepens their thinking about the dilemmas faced by the colonists.

1776  1776
1776 1776
1776
Thanksgiving 

School Eleven's Kindergarten students celebrated Thanksgiving in grand style.  Their outstanding performance reminded us to be thankful for the important things in life.

After their performance, Mrs. Diakakis and her class celebrated Thanksgiving with a feast fit for a king.

Thanksgiving Feast  Thanksgiving Feast 

Kudos to the 83 School Eleven students in grades two through five who reached for the stars and proudly joined the Galaxy Club.  Each child reached their set Accelerated Reader goal and maintained an 85% or better comprehension average for the first marking period.

Galaxy AR Club Galaxy AR Club
Galaxy AR Club Galaxy AR Club
Campus Cleanup

School Eleven students are not afraid to lend a hand!  Our fall campus beautification project has everyone impatiently waiting for spring to arrive.

Campus Cleanup Campus Cleanup

Kevin Greene of the "Think First" New Jersey at the Kessler Foundation presented a program to 4th graders at School 11 to help reduce their risk for injury. Mr. Greene explained how suffering a traumatic disabling injury can change a person's life forever and how important it is to make safe choices and use your mind to protect your body including driving safely, buckling up, wearing  protective sports gear, well as never diving into shallow water.

Think First Think First

Utilizing massive amounts of audience participation, David Jack from Moblie Education took the students on a multi-media, spectacular voyage which included music, movement, virtual characters, dance, interactive game shows and a generous helping of FUN!
Using humor and participation David and his high-tech virtual character friend
Cozmo, entertained and engaged the students teaching them how to identify the players
in a bullying episode and more importantly how they should deal with it.

Mystery Reader, Mrs. Alnatur read Chicka Chicka Boom Boom to Mrs. Angelillo's class on Friday, November 15th. Her daughter, Jenna sat down with her at the end to go through the alphabet while the class sang the song. Everyone had a great time!

Mystery Reader

Mystery Reader

The School Eleven community waited patiently all day, in the hope that the cloudy skies would clear in time for our Reading under the Stars Family Literacy Night.  Our wish was granted in the most beautiful fashion!  SunsetThe painted sunset was just the beginning of a night of wonder and excitement. The North Jersey Astronomical Group set up telescopes in the playground so that students and parents alike could gaze at the three-quarter moon, twin, double and cluster stars and the Andromeda galaxy.

Meanwhile inside, School Eleven students eagerly awaited entrance into Star Lab, the district's inflatable planetarium.  Everyone also enjoyed the other activities that  included building models of constellations with mini marshmallows and toothpicks.  Over three hundred people attended this unforgettable event.

Reading Under Stars Reading Under Stars
Reading Under Stars Reading Under Stars
Reading Under Stars
Strike Up the Band!

The Clifton Educational Foundation grant Mr. Romaine received for Smart Music pilot programs at School #8, #11, #16 has transformed his instrumental students’ learning and practice skills dramatically by engaging them in cutting edge musical technology.
As budding musicians play along with the music onscreen, immediate feedback on their performances indicating correct pitches and rhythms in green and incorrect in red is received. They also hear their part in context with Smart Music’s background accompaniment of a full ensemble.
Instructors benefit as well because they can individualize lessons and follow, document, and grade student progress. Evidence of student achievement becomes a reality in just seconds.

 

School Eleven Kindergarten students took out their clipboards and went on a learning walk today.  Students recorded their observations as they viewed all the newly planted perennials, shrubs and trees in the gardens. 

Walk
Walk Walk
 
Spooky Family Literacy Night

Spooky Family Literacy Night was a "Spook"tacular success!  On the evening of October 29th, over 430 people enjoyed a fun-filled evening of trick or treating and reading activities.  Remember... reading is FUNdamental!

Spooky Family Literacy Night Spooky Family Literacy Night
Spooky Family Literacy Night Spooky Family Literacy Night
Spooky Family Literacy Night Spooky Family Literacy Night
Spooky Family Literacy Night
Spooky Family Literacy Night Spooky Family Literacy Night

Throughout the evening, parents were invited to the Media Center to attend a Think Central/Accelerated Reader tutorial about how to access the sites from home.  The mini-lesson was provided by teachers in English, Spanish and Arabic. 

Media Center Media Center

Otto the Auto, AAA's remote controlled, talking car visited School Eleven on October 28th.  Grade One students were thrilled to interact with Otto and learn about traffic safety

Otto
Otto Otto
Handholding
Join the School 11 H.S.A. and help make a
difference in the lives of our students!
Cool Cafe
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Box Tops

 

Please continue to clip and send in Box Tops this new school year! Let's make our school thrive! We thank you for your continued support.

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