194 West Second Street, Clifton, New Jersey 07011    973-470-2382

Welcome to School #4!

“Todayʼs Treasure, Tomorrowʼs Hope...” 

School Four continues the tradition of a neighborhood school striving for academic excellence in an atmosphere filled with warmth and enthusiasm. Our school’s diverse population provides us with wonderful opportunities to learn about many different cultures, traditions, and life styles. School Four takes pride in an enthusiastic and dedicated staff, committed to delivering a quality education to all of our students. Here at School Four you will find an inviting and positive atmosphere with classrooms filled with motivated learners, hallways lined with colorful examples of student work, and teachers ready to tackle any challenge.

Welcome Back 

• Tuesday, September 23 - Elementary Schools' Back-to-School Night
Summer Assignments
Summer Reading Assignments
Summer Mathematics Assignments

Congratulations to our April Principal's Achievement Award Winners! Keep up the good work
Principal's Award


School 4 has been making wonderful progress this year in Accelerated Reader. This time last year our students took and passed 5828 Accelerated Reader quizzes. This year our students have taken and passed 5966 Accelerated Reader quizzes. That is an increase of 138 quizzes! More importantly, in order to take a quiz, each child must read a book, so that means we are averaging about 43 books read per child in grades 2-5 so far this year. Mrs. Celluro, our BSI teacher, has done a nice job designing and maintaining our "Scooper Reader" contest and bulletin board. At the end of each marking period those students who attained their Accelerated Reader points and goals are awarded prizes, and their names are printed on a "scoop of ice cream" and placed on the bulletin board in the main hallway outside of the main office. I am very proud of all of our students and the staff members for this accomplishment! We are not done though, I know we can do even better! Keep up the good work!!!!!

Scooper Readers

First graders prepare a Rainbow Friendship Salad

Rainbow Friendship Salad

The Cat in the Hat Visits School Four

Read Across America Read Across America
Read Across America Read Across America

School 4 Principal's Achievement Award Winners for the Month of February

Principal's Award February

On School Four Day, Mr. Habedank recognized one student in every class for ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE and one student in each class as the MOST IMPROVED STUDENT for the month of January.  CONGRATULATIONS to all of our PRINCIPAL AWARD recipients for the month of January!

Principal's Award

Otto the Auto visits School Four!  Students in kindergarten, first, & second grade had the opportunity to learn about traffic and pedestrian safety with AAA'S remote controlled, talking car. Special THANKS to Mr. Pete, Officer Lou, & Officer Bill for making the program fun and informative!

Otto the Auto Otto the Auto
"How To" Project

The second grade students at School Four should be commended for a job well done on their "how to" projects!

How To project
School 4 Math Night

School Four students and family members gathered to participate in a collection
of MATH GAMES! Students had the opportunity to practice critical math skills and
concepts with family members while laughing and having fun with friends!
Students in grades kindergarten through fifth grade came out to support this fun
filled night! Students in the younger grades practiced counting, adding, comparing
numbers, and making shapes. Students in the older grades had the opportunity to
practice working with fractions and review their multiplication and division facts! It was a
SUCCESSFUL night at School Four!

Math Night
Math Night Math Night
Math Night Math Night
Math Night Math Night
Math Night Math Night
Math Night Math Night
4 Winter Concert
School 4 Students Take the Stage!

Our TALENTED School Four students put on a wonderful performance for family and friends making our annual Winter Concert a BIG SUCCESS!! All of our students should
be VERY PROUD of themselves for all of their hard work, as it was a performance to remember!

4 Winter Concert  4 Winter Concert 
4 Winter Concert
4 Winter Concert
Happy Holidays!
Happy Holidays from School 4!
Happy Holidays!  Happy Holidays! 
Our Cultural Dinner Night

On Tuesday, November 26th, School Four hosted its very own Thanksgiving Dinner!  The School Four staff and families from a variety of cultures and ethnic backgrounds gathered to enjoy a multi-cultural dinner together.  Families provided a diverse selection of dishes originating from 13 different countries.  Where else could youu have food from 5 different continents on your plate at the same time? School Four is THANKFUL for the wonderful experience! 

Family Cultural Night  Family Cultural Night 
Family Cultural Night 
Pajama Day

Our PTO hosted another successful PAJAMA DAY!  In an attempt to raise funds for our PTO, students came to school showing off their fashionable PJs!

Pajama Day Pajama Day
Pajama Day
Baking Fun
The kindergarten students continue their weekly tradition of baking for the letter of the
week! This week the kindergarten students were busy measuring and mixing
ingredients to make CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES for the letter Cc.
Baking Fun Baking Fun
Accelerated Readers
Accelerated Readers

Our Accelerated Reader program encourages our students in grades 2 through 5 to set reading goals to work toward and meet throughout the marking period. The difference between ordinary and EXTRAordinary is that little ”extra,” and the students at School Four have done just that! The EXTRA practice and hard work has paid off for many of our students! School Four would like to CONGRATULATE all of the students who met their AR marking period goals!!

Accelerated Readers Accelerated Readers
Halloween Fun!

Students and teachers gathered at School Four to participate in our annual “Spooky Literacy Night”! Mr. Habedank kicked off the “spooky night” by reading By the Light of the Halloween Moon and then students “trick or treated” their way around a variety of literacy activities. The successful night ended in a heated “mummy wrap” battle between the fifth graders and teachers of School Four! The teachers wrapped our very own PTO president Mrs. Vaz, in toilet paper, as the fifth graders raced to wrap one of their classmates. Can you guess who won?

Spooky Lit Night
Spooky Lit Night Spooky Lit Night

Box TopsPlease continue to clip and send in Box Tops this new school year! To date, School Four earned over $650.00 for the 2012-2013 school year. We thank you for your continued support.

School Anti-Bullying Specialist: Jason Habedank, Principal
194 West Second Street