School Thirteen, the Athenia School of Clifton, is a school that upholds three universal principles: truthfulness, compassion and forbearance. At School Thirteen, we believe that every child has the ability to learn, and will learn best in a positive, respectful, and happy environment. It is our mission to meet students' individual needs and encourage their achievement of realistic goals.
SCHOOL #13 NEWS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
Registration for the September 2015 school year, begins on Monday,
February 23, 2015. To help prepare for this process, please
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org to
schedule an appointment. Professional hairstylists will be
here to cut and style hair.
On Wednesday, January 7th, we had
our last of three Literacy nights. The first night
(November) gave parents an understanding of reading
comprehension skills and difficulties they may be seeing at
home with their child. At the second Literacy night
(December), parents and their children went to specific
courses to learn and practice reading strategies they can
try at home to support their child's progress. Then at the
last Literacy night, families came to enjoy a night of fun
stories, dressed in their pj's with their favorite stuffed
animal. Thank you to all the teachers and families that came
out on such a chilly night!
At the end of October, our third
grade had the opportunity to participate in the St. Barnabas
Fire House Safety program. The children review with the fire
officials safety procedures that includes the entire home
from kitchen to bedroom. This is an outstanding program! A
huge thank you to Mrs. Liszner for helping to coordinate
At School Thirteen, October is
Soctober! Please donate socks of every shape, color and size
during the month. They will be donated to Red Cross.
On Patriot's Day we wear our red,
white, and blue. We gather together as a whole community to
say the Pledge of Allegiance, to sing, and to have a moment
Our first days of school have been
wonderful...even in the heat! Thank you to families getting
all the children to school on time. Thank you also for
respecting our 'Kiss and Go' policy making the playground a
safer environment. Looking forward to our Back to School
Night on September 23rd. These pictures of our first day
together represent the excitement of our new year!
School 13 Provides Extensions: Before and After School
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School Anti-Bullying Specialist: Marilyn Torley, Principal
(973) 470-2410 782 Van Houten Avenue
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