According to state statute NJSA 18A:38-1, only students who are legal residents of Scotch Plains or Fanwood are eligible to attend Scotch Plains-Fanwood Public Schools. Students who are found to be non-residents and attending district schools illegally will be removed from the schools and their parents or legal guardians will be held financially liable for tuition costs while these students were in attendance. Any person who is aware of violations to this statute is asked to contact the office of Special Services at 908-232-6161, Ext. 3138.
Welcome to School One...
Where student learning is our first priority!
Mr. Justin Fiory
Phone: 908.322.7731 Fax: 908.322.7142
At the end of October, School One launched its new STAR character-education program for the 2013/2014 school year. Activities for the entire year are being planned for the STAR program,which stands for Students Together Achieve Respect. The School One staff created a program where students would be “caught” doing something good and earn tickets toward prizes.
The STAR program was introduced to students at an assembly in late October. The SPF High School varsity cheer-leading squad were invited and provided some enthusiastic cheers to kick off the program. Skits were performed by School One teachers to demonstrate to students in Pre-K through Grade 4 how they could be “caught doing something good.” Click here to see a short video clip of the assembly (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gztxt-a5GVs). The criteria varies by grade level as follows:
Pre-K and Kindergarten: Sharing and respect (especially during play time, independent work time and specials);being careful towards belongings and towards others.
Grade 1: Fairness and caring (treating everyone equally and not showing favoritism; include everyone in group activities in and outside of the classroom.
Grade 2: Honesty (telling the truth and being respectful to everyone); being trustworthy (acts that show that you can be trusted, doing the right thing and being responsible).
Grade 3: Responsibility (completing homework daily and treating others with kindness and respect, being responsible for their actions).
Grade 4: Being responsible, taking care of a younger student (Helping Hands);completing homework and classwork routinely.
Each time a student earns a red ticket for doing a good deed, they write their name on it and the ticket is placed into a “hat.” Every week one ticket is pulled to determine the STAR student of the week by grade level. If the entire school collects over 1,000 tickets by December, students will be rewarded with a special assembly. The school is off to a wonderful start with over 608 tickets already being earned by students!
Please support 4th-grade activities during our pretzel sales. Philly pretzels will be sold on certain Fridays after school throughout the year. Sales will be announced through eblasts and in class. Pretzels are $1.00 and exact change is appreciated. Please see the attached for more information.
Please lend a hand this holiday season for families in need in our community by donating new/like new hats, scarves, mittens and gloves for children and adults. Drop off all items in the colelctions bins in the lobby. Questions? Contact Robin DeBrito at 908.339.1921 or Tracy Wright at 908.322.7850, or see the attached flyer.
BSE is a parent-organized PTA enrichment program that runs for one hour after school on Friday afternoons from February 7 to the 28. Parent volunteers, who are interested in sharing their hobbies, skills or interests with eager School One students, are needed. If you would like to volunteer to teach a class, or have any questions or ideas, please contact Nicole Virga at 917.509.1871, or at Nikkiv1119@aol.com.
A Box Tops bin is located in the hallway by the lunchroom. Please ask your family and friends to join in. Go online to www.btfe.com/products for a complete list of participating Box Top products. Questions? Contact Lauren Marcovecchio at Irogalin@yahoo.com or 908.322.4017.
Please consider donating a book from your child to the School One Library. A book plate will be placed inside the front cover stating that the book is from your child. The donation will be announced during your child's library class. And your child will get to check the book out first! For more information go to Our School>Media Center>Gift Books.
The SPF S.E.P.A.G. is comprised of parents with children in special education. Their purpose is to assess the program and bring concerns to the attention of the BOE and the Department of Special Services. The group is run by parents and meets approximately every other month. For additional information, please contact SPFSEPAG@AOL.com or read the attached.
TINY TIM FUND CAROL NIGHT will be held on Thursday, December 5th, from 4 to 9 p.m. Form a group of carolers with your friends and neighbors. Return your canisters and enjoy light refreshments at the Stage House Restaurant. Please register your group with either Flavia, 908.753.4228 or firstname.lastname@example.org; Mari at 908.233.6513 or email@example.com; or Barbara at 908.322.4472 or BARBANILO@verizon.net. Contributions can be made directly to: The Tiny Tim Fund, P. O. Box 181, Fanwood, NJ 07023. All donations will provide financial assistance to children in Fanwood and Scotch Plains who are in need of medical care and cannot afford it. And...remember to leave your porch lights on from 4 to 9 p.m. on December 5th.
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM Tiny Tim Fund Carol Night
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM PTA Holiday Plant Sale Delivery
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM Fanwood's Holiday Celebration & Tree Lighting
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM Everyday Math "Number Sense" Workshop at School One
8:00 PM Open Agenda Board Mtg