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 - November Calendar

School Eight students enjoyed our cultural program featuring the Chinese acrobats. This troupe explained facets of Chinese culture including Chinese New Year and how important it is with food and celebration. A feature of celebration is acrobats. They study for a minimum of three years which emphasizes controlled strength and harmonious coordination with other acrobats to achieve fluid and agile movement. They also achieve this through practicing martial arts exercises such as tai chi or kung fu where there is graceful movement.


Our students enjoyed picking their pumpkins from our annual pumpkin patch. This year it was provided by a generous donor of School #8." Mr Produce" provided and delivered the pumpkins with our own Safety Patrol creating our pumpkin patch this year. Grade three is very happy with theirs!

October 30th - Halloween Parade!

Senora Garbayo's lesson on "la casa de la Bruja Maruja" in the grade two World Language class met with happy faces as her house turned out to be "la calabaza"! A pumpkin! Perfect timing for our fall season.

The St. Barnabas Mobile Burn center trailer visited School Eight. This trailer recreates a home environment which allows children (primarily third graders) to identify and correct everyday household hazards that may lead to fire and burn injuries. The Fire Safety House also simulateFire Safetys a house fire, utilizing non-toxic smoke, that allows children to practice their home escape plan. The Fourth Grade attended this year due to the inclement weather last year. The students also learned "Stop, Drop, and Roll" for fire safety.

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Stuffed Animal


The students had School Eight participated in 'Bring Your Stuffed Animal to School Day". It was great fun and even the Principal bought hers to school!

At the THIRD meeting of the Science Club, Professor Winklebottom and Mr. Meatloaf examine WHAT IS WASTE? WHERGrand FalloonsE DOES IT COME FROM? and WHERE DOES IT GO? With the use of Juggling, Magical Illusions, Plate, Bowl and Garbage Can Spinning Acts and of course, classic Vaudevillian Song and Dance, they have students  look at that phrase “Reduce, Re-Use, Recycle,” something that kids hear all the time. Professor Winklebottom and Mr. Meatloaf brought the School Eight students through a show that explores exactly WHAT DOES THAT PHRASE MEAN.  The students laughed and enjoyed the show plus came out with a real knowledge of how to reduce waste at its source. Our students and Mr. Petryshyn helped them with the show!Thank you to Clifton Clean Communities for this great show!!!

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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