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


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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 NEWS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
May
School 8 - May Calendar  | May Newsletter
Thank you to our counselor Ms. Tietjen for giving us inspirational bulletin boards throughout our school year!
Bulletin Board
Bulletin Board
School 8 enjoyed a presentation from a Clifton author, Donna Fantacone. She read her book "Officer Tony says, Be Careful" to our students. She also held a question and answer session for them.
Thank you, it was great!
Author Donna Fantacone
Skateboarding is awesome, but what makes it work! Skate board Scientists, combined great moves and plenty of insight, as the students of School Eight explored the science of skateboarding.
Here is some of the concepts our students enjoyed:
Distribution of force – how safety equipment works
Center of mass – twist, spin, and rip!
Center of gravity – stand up on that skateboard, and don’t fall down!
Inertia and Vector Decomposition – skate tricks and projectile motion
Physical science or athletics?  They go together!
Skateboard Science Skateboard Science
EARTH DAY PLANTING AT SCHOOL EIGHT Mrs. Pienciak and Ms. Houston's Grade Three classes planted flowers to celebrate the 48th anniversary of Earth Day. Kohl's associates assisted us making this a wonderful community event.  Remember we need to Reduce, Reuse and Recycle since we only have one place to live-EARTH.
Earth Day! 
Earth Day!  Earth Day!
Earth Day!  Earth Day!
Earth Day!
School Eight parents display their art talents at Pinot's Palette as a fundraiser for our School 8 PTO. We have talented parents!
Parent's Painting!  Parent's Painting!
Parent's Painting!  Parent's Painting!
Parent's Painting!  Parent's Painting!
Not only are our School Eight parents talented in painting but so are our children! School 8 students enjoy their day at Pinots Palette as a fundraiser for School 8 PTO.
Parent's Painting!Parent's Painting!
 
Pennies for PatientsSchool Eight participated for the first time in the Pennies for Patients program that helps raise money for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.  As a school, we raised $3,747.40!! Mrs. Pienciak's class came in first place with raising $668.99!!  The students learned at a kickoff assembly all about different blood cancers and how the money they were going to raise would benefit children and adults all over the world.  We are so proud of the School Eight community and how we came together to help do our part in finding a cure for blood cancer. 
The world renowned Russian music, dance, and song group, Barynya is the premier Russian folk ensemble touring the US today. They have performed at Carnegie Hall, The National Constitution Center, The Smithsonian, and the United Nations. They performed the traditional Russian, Cossack, Ukrainian, and Gypsy Roma dancing, songs, and virtuoso performances on several traditional Russian instruments. Every routine was performed in beautiful, hand-made costumes from the region and era of the performance and an explanation was given to the students on the significance and cultural uniqueness of each. During the show the students and teachers were brought up on stage for  audience interaction with some of their most famous dances. What FUN!!!
 
 
School #8 enjoyed their winter concert on Thursday, December 21st! Happy Holidays to all!
School Eight teachers and students enjoyed two CHS performance groups the Advanced Choir under the direction of Mr. Cory Pinto and the Advanced Dance Ensemble under the direction of Ms. Caitlyn Barrows. What a wonderful way to bring in the holiday season!
 
Chuck E. Cheese visited the classes at School 8 at the end of the school day on Friday 11/17/17 to remind our students to support our School 8 PTO fundraiser being held there that night. Thank you to all who participated!
Take on bullying with lasers! Laser Team is an exciting anti-bullying program that combines fun, interactive team building exercises, positively-themed popular music, and dazzling laser illustrations to promote school-wide teamwork. Students learn why engaging in bullying and cyber bullying, or simply standing by when someone else is being bullied, is wrong and how it undermines the team to everyone’s detriment. The character attributes respect, integrity, generosity, honesty, and truth are promoted as alternatives to bullying behaviors in the context of the team setting. By using lasers to create a visually exciting and dynamic learning environment, Laser Team is ideal for today's highly visually-oriented students
  Video to follow soon!
School 8 students enjoy Halloween inside and outside the school!
"Burning House Program" for  Fire Prevention Week which begins the week of 10/9. : 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 which is for grade three on October 3rd.
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
NLatzoni@cliftonschools.net