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Autism Awareness
Clarendon Teachers and Students Raise Money for Autism Awareness
Clarendon School is observing Autism Awareness with various activities on Fridays during April. Ms. Janet Colamarino and Ms. Lucia Abello  have organized many ways for all to participate and reach out to our community at the same time.  

Some of these fundraising activities will support Spectrum Works, a non-profit screen printing company in Secaucus that hires individuals with autism. Many of Secaucus High School’s students with autism have had an opportunity to intern and work there.

Spectrum Works designed and printed shirts for the staff and students of Clarendon School to purchase.  The shirts will be worn for a dress down day every Friday in April.  All of the proceeds - over $2,000 - was donated to Spectrum Works.

Other fundraising activities throughout the month include a pretzel and blue Gatorade sale and a blue Italian Ice sale which is made by a local ice cream shop.  With the purchase of a blue ice, each student adds a puzzle piece to a bulletin board completing a giant puzzle.  The proceeds from these activities are donated to Autism NJ.

In the photos:
Ms. Janet Colamarino and Ms. Lucia Abello, (fourth and fifth in the back row) and their students wear shirts printed by Spectrum Works to raise awareness of autism.

*Caption 2nd photo- Janet Colamarino and Lucia Abella coordinators of activities at Clarendon School in observance of Autism Awareness Month.
Bucketfilling End of Year
Our June end of the year bucketfilling big event was held at the Secaucus Pool.
The top two students in grades 2-6 earning the highest number of golden tickets were 
invited to come with us to the pool to enjoy a few hours of FUN!!!
Keep doing good things for others and filling buckets!!!!!
Clarendon Message for Mayor Mike
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Clarendon Arts and Music Festival

The festival included the chorus, rock band, drama club, dance club and recorders. There were food trucks, bouncy houses, raffles and all the proceeds went to St Jude Research Hospital. Thank you all who came out to support this fantastic event.

Mrs. Valente's Class
Mrs. Valente's 1st Graders Study the Work of Mo Willems
At ‪#Clarendon‬ School, Mrs. Valente's 1st grade class did an author study of Mo Willems. They read and analyzed books from the Pigeon, Piggie & Elephant, and Knuffle Bunny series as well as other single publications.

In celebration of his 1st published book, Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus, the students performed the story for the Kindergarten classes.

Here is the video of their presentation.
Clarendon St Jude final number for fundraising 2015-2016 school year.


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Bucket Filling Program

Here are our June 2016 winners!!!
Kindergarten- Zachary Fink
First Grade- Ava D'Addetta
Second Grade- Angeline Mei
Third Grade- Noah Rodriguez
Fourth Grade- Ava Formisano
Fifth Grade- Daniela Peshetti
Sixth Grade- Radhika Mishra

**Students really enjoy earning "golden bucket tickets" for practicing good behavior and doing kind, thoughtful, respectable things for others. 

**Any questions, feel free to contact me, Mrs. Doering
Peacekeeper Club News
Clarendon School's Peacekeeper Club had a school wide Character Education Poster contest. There were two winners chosen, one from K-3 and one from 4-6, and runner ups. The students were asked to choose a pillar of character, either: respect, caring, kindness, trustworthiness, responsibility, and fairness.
Two Winners:
Damon Lu
Gia Scifo
Runner Ups:
Christopher Curko
Macey Lenz
Hayden Zych
Ava Lenz
Amanda Shababb
Gianna Daurio, Justin White
Rachel Peet, Olivia Lipsky

Clarendon Visits NJ Assembly
Clarendon 4th Grade Visits NJ Statehouse
Fourth Graders from ‪Clarendon‬ School traveled to Trenton to visit both the Statehouse and the Trenton Barracks as part of a field trip to enrich their study of the State of New Jersey. General Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto delighted the fourth graders with a personal and expanded visit to the chamber floor of the General Assembly while visiting the Statehouse. In the accompanying pictures the fourth graders pose with the Speaker and in the likeness of 45 Speakers!

4th, 5th and 6th Grade Science Fair Winners

Science Fair Projects

Ms. Redvanly/PTA
Ms. Redvanly Named as PTA Lifetime Member
At Clarendon's PTA Founders' Day celebration, music teacher, Ms. Susan Redvanly was named as a PTA Lifetime Member by the School's PTA. This is a testament to Ms. Redvanly's dedication to her student, our school and our district and we appreciate her hard work to teach our students every day. Congrats Ms. Redvanly!

In the picture: Mr. Viggiani, Principal of Clarendon School, poses with Ms. Redvanly.

Clarendon Anti-Bullying Specialist
Clarendon Anti-Bullying Specialist
Dawn Doering
685 Fifth Street
Secaucus, NJ 07094
Phone : (201) 974-2012
Elementary Brochure
SPSD Releases Brochure on Elementary Programs
The SPSD recently produced a 6-panel brochure that highlights some of the excellent programs in our elementary program. It can be downloaded in its entirety here.
Clarendon T/EOY
Clarendon School Announces Educators of the Year
Mr. Steve Viggiani, Principal of Clarendon School is proud to announce that Ms. Lucy Biegler (left), Literacy Coach and Ms. Kim Woeckener (right), Science Teacher - have been named Clarendon School's Educational Services Professional of the Year and Teacher of the Year, respectively

Meet Ms. Biegler
Ms. Biegler has been working at Clarendon School for 23 years. She taught Pre-School, Kindergarten, Fourth Grade and Third Grade prior to becoming the Literacy Coach. 

Ms. Biegler has a Masters Degree in Reading Specialization, a Principal's Certificate, an Orton Gillingham Certificate from the Multi-Sensory Institute and is currently working on her practicum to receive her Dyslexia Certificate. 

Meet Ms. Kimberly Woeckener
Ms. Woeckener has been teaching for 24 years. She began her career teaching third grade for one year in Texas before moving to Secaucus. Ms. Woeckener started at Clarendon School 22 years ago teaching Science and Art. She later moved to  first grade before being appointed to her current position as the elementary Science teacher.  Ms Woeckener has a Masters Degree in Education. 

Congratulations Ms. Biegler and Ms. Woeckener!
2014-2015 HiB Scores
SPSD Announces HIB Self-Assessment Scores for 2014-2015
According to the Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights Act of 2011, all school districts must annually engage in a self assessment to gage performance in preventative and responsive measures to incidents of Harassment, Intimidation and Bullying (HIB). Out of 8 possible criteria, each school in the Secaucus Public School District individually scored a 76 out of 78 possible points. Subsequently, the district scored a 76 out of 78. The official document is attached here. 

For more information regarding the NJDoE's responses to HIB, please see a November 24, 2015 memo from Assistant Commissioner Susan Martz and an FAQ the NJDOE has developed
Summer Reading ...more>>
Reading Challenge
Congratulations Clarendon School!
The Clarendon school students are making strides in their reading by taking part in the Rashad Jennings Reading Challenge.

Bradley Worman and Purav Jhamatt in Mrs. Knapp's kindergarten class won authentic autographed sneakers by NY Giant's player Rashad Jennings! 

Good News
The Hudson County Academic Bowl
Secaucus Places 2nd in the County!
On Monday, April 13, 2015, students from Clarendon and Huber Street Schools participated in the Hudson County Academic Bowl.  The venue for this event was Woodrow Wilson School in Weehawken, New Jersey.   The districts in attendance were North Bergen, Weehawken, Secaucus, Harrison, Bayonne, Union City, Hoboken and Kearny.  Each district arrived with a team of five 6th grade academic bowl competitors and one 6th grade alternate competitor.  The event consisted of three rounds of middle school level questions and each round consisted of 25 questions.  During round one, Secaucus competed against Harrison and moved up to the next round based on this win.  In round two, Secaucus competed against Weehawken and advanced to the finals based on this victory.  In the final round, Secaucus and Bayonne took the stage one last time.  During the finals, Secaucus placed 2nd to Bayonne placing 1st.  The following districts were awarded medals and trophies for excelling in this event:  Bayonne 1st Place, Secaucus 2nd Place and Weehawken 3rd Place.  Good sportsmanship was exemplified by all during this collaborative academic competition.

Academic Bowl Round 1
From Huber Street School – Ergen Banja, William DeIasi and Zachary Pascarello (Team Captain)
From Clarendon School – Nirish Chilakala and Elaine Tiruneh

Academic Bowl Round 2
Ergen Banja, William DeIasi, Zachary Pascarello (Team Captain), Nirish Chilakala and Elaine Tiruneh

Academic Bowl Winners
Mrs. Michele Wurst, Elaine Tiruneh, Nirish Chilakala, Aditi Sathe, Ergen Banja, William DeIasi and Zachary Pascarello (Team Captain)

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