41 Oak Street, Clifton, New Jersey 07014    973-470-2393

Welcome to School #8!

School Eight is located in the Delawanna section of Clifton and opened its doors in 1908. It currently serves approximately 231 students in grades K-5. We are proud to be known as "School Eight where the learning is great!"


School 8 February Newsletter and Calendar

“I have traveled to many different countries,” said Ronald McDonald, adding that people say “friend” in different languages. The program was designed to reinforce each day the importance of cooperation, getting along and provided positive interactions with our students in a fun way,” The students enjoyed the program!

Our Grade 5 students interpreted their ideas of Picasso's works. Our mural is currently displayed in the School Six Boardroom.

The fifth grade completed a thematic unit about Spain and Latin American countries. The students in groups of four or five examined and researched the country's flag, symbol, capital, etc. The group chose the country on where they would like to live. The lesson follows the DOE WL standards 7.1 NM as well as ACTFL for the study of culture and cultural diversity.

School 8 Holiday Concert

School Eight wants to thank Clifton Clean Communities, Mr. Al Dubois, for providing and sponsoring the Grand Falloons and their Recycling Program-The Ways of Water. This is a funny yet educational program for all ages to enjoy. Thank you!

The design loop is a guide that helps make STEM design problems a more effective learning tool for students. It is a structure for thinking and doing—the essence of design and problem solving. Designing is not a linear process. When you design and make something, you do not think and act in separate, sequential steps. Rather, you complete activities that logically lead to additional activities-- sometimes they occur in the order outlined below and sometimes they occur more randomly, but in almost all cases all of the activities outlined below occur during the engineering design process. It is a good teaching tool to require students to document their passage through all phases of engineering design.

All of our students enjoyed our pumpkin patch but our fifth graders smiled as they picked their final pumpkin in our annual School Eight Pumpkin Patch Event!

The St. Barnabas Burn Foundation along with presenter, Fireman William Iglell, will explain how to stay safe if there is a fire in the home. There is a demonstration of how to exit a smoke filled room by actually going through a small house which the burn center brings on site. Our Clifton firemen will present the “Stop, Drop and Roll” portion of this program.

The word and symbol (Omega) means final. OmegaMan is speaking a final message that can change your life for the better – “The choices you make today determine your tomorrow and the power of those choices are up to you.”
OmegaMan presents H.E.R.O.: Helping Everyone Respect Others. It is an anti-bullying message for all to hear.
OmegaMan & Friends spend the school year traveling the country, sharing personal message of overcoming adversity and the benefits of being a “Dream-Maker” and not a “Dream-Breaker”. Many kids have personally written OmegaMan & friends to thank them for the coming to their school and detail how it has affected them personally.

Clifton Public School 8 - Water Results
Box Tops


You can help raise money for School Eight just by shopping for your favorite items at your favorite stores. School Eight participates in several give-back programs, including Box Tops!

School Anti-Bullying Specialist: Nancy Latzoni, Principal
(973) 470-2393
41 Oak Street