365 Washington Avenue, Clifton, New Jersey 07011    973-470-2390

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Welcome to School #3!

School Three is a K-5 elementary school with a population of approximately 275 students. Here one can find varied educational programs to meet the many needs of our children within the twelve general education classes. School Three is committed to providing an outstanding education to all of our students, utilizing the talents and strengths of all three branches of this partnership. Also, it is through the many fine programs, varied curricula, and educational experiences that students are prepared to become independent thinkers, good decision-makers, self-supporting, and productive citizens in today’s society.


Jump Rope for Heart at School 3

During the week of February 23-27, students at School 3 jumped all over heart disease by participating in Jump Rope for Heart. Students raised more than $2,917.00 for the American Heart Association, which funds research, programs and education to fight heart disease and stroke, our nation’s No. 1 and No. 4 killers.  The students participated in jumping activities while listening to music. They also enjoyed learning about the importance of physical activity and how they can play a role in saving lives.  Thanks to the School #3 Community for making this year’s event a huge success!

Jump Rope for Heart  Jump Rope for Heart 

Special Person Day

On February 27, 2015 School 3 continued the tradition of hosting Special Persons' Day. Students invited a special person in their life to visit their school and classroom. Special people were also invited to visit the Book Fair with their special person. Thank you to all of the special people who came out in the cold to visit School 3.

Special Person's Day  Special Person's Day 
Special Person's Day  Special Person's Day 

Valentine's H.S.A. Baskets

All of the members' names of the Home & School Association (H.S.A.) were put into a hat and two winners were picked. Thank you Mrs. Sandy Aviles & Mrs. Donna Valdivia for donating these beautiful baskets! The first place winner was Rahaf Shejaeya (grade 5) and the second place winner was Angela Vrenjo (grade 3). Congratulations to all HSA members because you are all winners in our book!

Valentine's Baskets 


Parents as Reading Partners (PARP)Students at School 3 were challenged to read with their parents for the entire second marking period. Last school year, 117 students met this challenge. This school year, 184 students succeeded. For their reward, students received a pizza party. Thank you Wize Guys for donating the pizza to School 3 and congratulations to all of our PARP winners!


100 Days of School

On February 13, 2015, Ms. Spanos' first grade class dressed up as 100 year old people to celebrate 100 days of school. What a cute bunch of 100 year olds!

100th Day

International Day

On February 9, 2015 School Three hosted International Day. This year, food from over 32 countries were served to students. Students and staff dressed up and class projects representing 30 countries were hung in the hallway for everyone to view. International Day is hands down one of the most fun filled days of the school year.

International Day  International Day 
International Day International Day

Breakfast with Santa

On December 13, 2014 Santa came to town! School 3 students with their families came to school on a cold Saturday morning for breakfast with Santa. How amazing that Santa during his most busy season came to School 3 to say hello to our good boys and girls. We hope he comes to visit us again next school year!

Breakfast with Santa  Breakfast with Santa 

Winter Concert

On December 18, 2014, School 3 hosted their Winter Concert. The band and strings played holiday songs and the students in chorus sang their little hearts out. It was a wonderful performance.

Winter Concert Winter Concert
Winter Concert

PJ Day

On December 23, 2014, School 3 hosted PJ Day right before the holiday break. Students wore their PJ's and watched the movie The Polar Express. Students also ate freshly popped popcorn and sipped warm hot chocolate. It was a fun day and a nice School 3 tradition.

Pajama Day 

Christmas Sweaters

School 3 staff got into the holidays by wearing Christmas sweaters. Look and see how your child's teacher got into the festive holiday spirit. Happy Holidays!

Christmas Sweaters

Thanksgiving Feast

On November 26, 2014 students in grade 1 enjoyed a Thanksgiving Feast. Students dressed up as Pilgrims and Native American Indians and broke bread together. They even had a special guest join them during their feast. Thank you Mr. Tardalo, Superintendent of Schools for joining us!

Thanksgiving Feast Thanksgiving Feast

Halloween Parade

On October 31, 2014 students got dressed in their Halloween costumes and participated in a parade. At the end of the parade, each student received a pumpkin from the HSA. It was a fun filled day!

Halloween Parade Halloween Parade

Trunk or Treat

On October 30, 2014 School 3 in conjunction with the Home and School Association hosted a Truck or Treat. Over 30 cars were decorated and parents at each car handed out candy to students who were dressed in halloween costumes. Most of the School 3 staff also came out to support this fun filled fundraiser. What an exciting event for all involved!

trick or trunk trick or trunk
Trunk or Treat Trunk or Treat

Field Day

On October 24, 2014 School 3 held our Field Day. Students enjoyed skipping, hopping, jumping and running through various obstacle courses. They also practiced teamwork and good sportsmanship. Many parent volunteers came to help run the Field Day stations. Thank you to Mr. Tomaskovic for planning, organizing and running another successful Field Day.

Field Day  Field Day 

Fire Prevention Week

On October 10, 2014 Ladder 3 came to School 3 with two of their fire trucks. Firefighter Brian Reilly visited with some of his firefighter friends. They showed students the fire trucks and the tools used when putting out fires. The firefighters also talked about fire prevention. Students were even allowed to ring the bell on the fire truck. Wow!   

Fire Prevention Week  Fire Prevention Week 
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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

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: Linette Shyers, Principal
365 Washington Avenue