SCHOOL SUPPLIES & START OF YEAR INFORMATION:
I hope this letter finds you and your family well. This is a reminder that parents will not have to purchase general school supplies for the 2014-15 school year. With the exception of a book bag and pencil case, all general school supplies will be given to your child. If you have any questions about school supplies please contact Mrs. Gesumaria or Mrs. Lanzarone at Liberty School.
Also, the first day back for students will be Wednesday, September 3rd. The first two days, September 3rd and 4th will be half days for students. Friday, September 5th, will be a full day.
Please enjoy the remainder of the summer, and we look forward to having your children back for an exciting and academically challenging school year.
Please join us in welcoming Mr. James Bowman, Mr. Thomas Ackerman, and Ms. Jensen to our team at Liberty School! Mr. Bowman joins our 5th grade team with 14 years experience in various aspects of education. He graduated with honors from Centenary College and possesses his teaching certification as a K-5 Elementary Education Teacher, Teacher of Students with Disabilities, Middle School Social Studies Teacher and Middle School Language Arts Teacher. Mr. Ackerman joins our 4th grade team with 12 years experience as a classroom teacher. He graduated from Bloomsburg University with a Bachelor of Arts in Education and possesses his teaching certification as a K-5 Elementary Education Teacher. Mr. Ackerman is also currently a Unit Leader of 3rd grade at Willow Lake Day Camp in Lake Hopatcong. They are both eager to meet everyone and immerse themselves in the Liberty School community! Ms. Jensen jouns our fourth grade team at Liberty School! Ms. Jensen has been a classroom teacher for 12 years and comes to us from the Oakland School District in Bergen County. She taught 9 years at the elementary level and 3 years at the middle school level. Ms. Jensen is also a new resident to the Great Meadows area and she looks forward to becoming immersed in our school community!
The New Jersey Department of Education, along with 16 other states and the District of Columbia, have been working to establish next generation assessments that measure students’ skills and abilities in English Language Arts and Mathematics. PARCC (Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Career) will measure students’ abilities based on the Common Core Standards. This year, Great Meadows Regional School District will be participating in a series of field tests to ensure our readiness to deliver these online assessments, which will replace the NJ ASK starting in the 2014-15 school year. (Click the title above for more information)