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- PLAY REHEARSAL
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
3/9/2015
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District Announcements
Countdown to PARCC
District in Final Preparation for PARCC Administration
The Secaucus Public School District is making final preparations for PARCC administrations which will begin on March 2. The Performance Based Assessment (PBA) window is from March 2 to March 27 for Grades 3 to 11.

Schools have developed grade and subject-specific schedules that best accommodate their student population, staff and room and technological availability. Scheduled days for the PBA Math and ELA sessions are as follows:
  • HS (Grades 9 to11): March 11 to March 23​
  • MS (Grades 7 and 8): March 2 to 6 and March 10
  • Clarendon and Huber (Grades 3 to  6): March 2 to March 23
  • Make ups for all four schools and all grades will be as needed from March 23 to March 27
​​For more information about PARCC, please go to http://parcc.pearson.com.
To take a sample PARCC assessment for all grades in math and ELA, please go to http://parcc.pearson.com/practice-tests.
SBOE Approves 2014-2015 Progress Targets Action Plan
Please see attached document for the SPSD Progress Targets Action Plan for Huber Street, Clarendon and Secaucus Middle School.
Kindergarten & PreK Registration
Kindergarten and Pre-Kindergarten Registration Dates Set The Secaucus Public School District (SPSD) has scheduled Kindergarten and Pre-Kindergarten registration dates for the 2015-2016 school year.  Kindergarten registration will be held February 9, 2015 through February 12, 2015.  Pre-Kindergarten registration will be held March 10, 2015 through March 13, 2015. Public notices with detailed information will be advertised in the Home News prior to the registration dates.
 
The SPSD urges parents and guardians to use the on-line pre-registration system available on 
this website. Other residency, occupancy and medical documents will be required at the time of registration.  Printed residency documents will still be available.

The cut off dates to enroll in Kindergarten and Pre-Kindergarten have been revised for the 2015/2016 school year.  To register for Kindergartenchildren must be five (5) years old on or before October 1, 2015. To register for Pre-Kindergartenchildren must be four (4) years old on or before October 1, 2015. Students will be placed in a.m. or p.m.sessions of Pre-Kindergarten at a later time and based on total enrollment.
Computer Science Education Week
Clarendon Students Get in on the Fun of Coding
Students in Mr. Sommer's Technology classes get in on the fun of coding as part of Computer Science Education Week. Students got to code snowflakes with the ladies of Frozen, Elsa and Anna (http://studio.code.org/s/frozen), Mr. Sommer reports that this is just another day in his computer class as coding is quickly becoming
a popular part of every day.
 
 
 
Far out!
Honeywell Chooses Secaucus Martinelli-Wurst for Educators in Space Academy
Far out! Michelle Martinelli-Wurst, Clarendon's and Huber's Gifted and Talented teacher has been chosen to participate in Honeywell's prestigious Educators in Space Academy. She was chosen as one of approximately 100 educators from around the globe to take part in exercises that simulate activities as an astronaut serving missions in space.

This coming June, Mrs. Martinelli-Wurst will travel U.S. Space & Rocket Center on the Huntsville campus of the University of Alabama. There she will receive a week of training in aspects of mathematics and science that she will bring back to her students and the entire Secaucus educational community.

More about the program can be found at http://educators.honeywell.com. Congratulations Mrs. Martinelli-Wurst!
PARCC
PARCC TESTING SCHEDULE
Dear Parents and/or Guardians,

The Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) is a computer based state assessment of Mathematics and English Language Arts/Literacy skills. The PARCC assessments will be replacing the NJASK in grades 3-6 at the elementary level in Language Arts and Mathematics. The test is composed of two parts; the Performance Based Assessment (PBA) and the End of Year (EOY) component.


DATE- GRADE- TEACHER

March 2 - March 6 - (PBA) Grade 6  (Mrs. Couto, Mrs. Giunta, Mrs. Amato Lewis, Mrs. Smith-Bonin)

March 2 - March 6 - (PBA) Grade 3 (Mrs. Ngo, Ms. Bonito)

March 10 - March 16 - (PBA) Grade 5 (Mrs. Wassong, Mrs. Harrsch, Mr. Millevoi, Mrs. Amato)

March 10 - March 16 - (PBA) Grade 3 (Mrs. Ramos, Mrs. Schlemm)
March 17 - March 23 - (PBA) Grade 4 (Ms. Primavera, Ms. Malcolm, Mrs. Wenger, Ms. Roesing, Mrs. Ortiz)


* The EOY component will take place April 27th through May 22nd. The official schedule will be released soon.


 
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