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    Summer Office Hours
    Please be aware that our Summer Office Hours are Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.; Friday, 8 a.m. - 2 p.m.
    Fall 2016 Class Placement
    Elementary student class placement can be accessed via the Genesis Parent Portal, Wednesday, August 24 at 12 noon.
    Login for the Genesis Parent Portal is found under the Parents/students tab on the main page of the district website. 
    www.glenrocknj.org
     

    Irene Pierides
    Glen Rock July 4th Parade
    For information about the July 4th Parade click here.
     
    Hamilton Flash Mob 2016
    Dear Families,
    Thank you to everyone who helps to make this one of my favorite parts of field day:  Noelle Morrow – our dance teacher, Ellie Tahan – our videographer on a ladder, the teachers for joining in, and mostly, the children who amaze me with their ability to learn the dance in just 2 half hour lessons.  Please use the password HAMFLASH and enjoy!
    Irene Pierides     

    https://vimeo.com/170646599
    Health Alert-Racoon Warning
    To read about the Heath Alert click here
    District Calendar 2016-2017
    To view the School Calendar for the 2016-2017 school year please click here.
    Junior FFL Expo
    For more information about the 6th Annual Junior First Lego League Expo click here
    Girl Scout Yoga Program-Grades 4,5 &6
    For more information about the Girl Scout Yoga Program click here.
    Family Food Challenge-About the Presenter
    Click here to learn more about Erica Danziger, the presenter, of the Family Food Challenge. 
    Family Food Challenge
    Glen Rock is holding two nutrition presentation for parents – for Middle School/High School parents on May 17 and elementary parents on May 19. For more information please click here.
    NJ Parent Link
    For more information about NJ Parent Link please click here.
    2016 PARCC Testing Schedule
    Click here to view the 2016 PARCC Testing Schedule
    PARCC 2016 Letter from the Principal
    Click here to view a letter from the Principal regard PARCC 2016
    Summer Enrichment through GRCS

    This summer the Glen Rock Community School is offering several programs to inspire young writers and encourage young readers. In addition, we are offering a special one-week program for incoming 6th graders who are "Making the Move to Middle School." Also, our Study Skills program is open to all incoming 5th and 6th graders. Please visit the links below for more information. These are limited-enrollment programs – early registration is highly recommended!

    Reader’s Clubhouse, for students entering Grades 1-2 and 3-5. Students at all reading levels will enjoy this opportunity to share – or develop – their love of reading with their peers. Click here.
    Rock Solid Reading Foundations, for students entering Grades 1-2. The newest addition to our Language Arts summer enrichment, Rock Solid provides students with engaging, phonics-based classroom instruction focused on specific areas of need. Click here.
    Young Authorsfor students entering Grades 3-5. Keep writing skills sharp this summer while working alongside other young authors. Click here.
    Middle School Success

    For students entering 6th grade $99
    August 15-19, 1-2 p.m. Glen Rock Middle School

    The transition from elementary to middle school can be a daunting one. This course offers practical solutions and preparation tips to make it easier. Click here for more information.
    Study Skills Essentials
    For students entering grades 5-8
    August 8-12, 1-2:15 p.m. Glen Rock Middle School $125

    This program provides the necessary tools that are imperative for success in middle school and beyond, including organizational skills, time management, following directions and other key skills important for school success.Click here for additional information.

    See Something - Say Something
    Homeland Security See Something – Say Something campaign is a way for the everyday citizen to assist authorities to maintain safety. "If You See Something, Say Something™" is a national campaign that raises public awareness of the indicators of terrorism and terrorism-related crime, as well as the importance of reporting suspicious activity to state and local law enforcement.
     
    To report suspicious activity, contact your local law enforcement agency. Describe specifically what you observed, including:

     
    • Who or what you saw;
    • When you saw it;
    • Where it occurred; and
    • Why it's suspicious.
     
    If there is an emergency, call 9–1–1.

     
    PARCC Parent Resources
    Media Violence and Youth
    Click here for pamphlet.
    PSE&G Underground Construction
    Please click here for information regarding underground construction on Harristown Road.
    TOPS IN TRIVIA!
    The Glen Rock Board of Education, in partnership with the Borough of Glen Rock, sponsored a Community Showcase on Wednesday, Oct.7 to introduce families to the many organizations in Glen Rock that provide cultural, recreational and educational opportunities for children and adults. The event featured a Trivia Treasure Hunt based on questions provided by the groups. 
    Alexander Hamilton School second grader Ella Torsiello shows off her prize package to administrative assistant Debbie Miller.
    Internet Safety Presentation
    The Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Computer Crimes Unit will be presenting an in-depth presentation on Internet Safety, hosted by the Glen Rock, Paramus, Ridgewood and Waldwick Public School Districts on Wednesday, October 28, 2015, at 7:00 PM at Benjamin Franklin Middle School, 335 North Van Dien Avenue, in Ridgewood.  The presentation, entitled “Staying Safe in Cyberspace – Internet Safety for Parents,” is a comprehensive examination of today’s Internet and the dangers that lurk inside chat rooms, instant messages, e-mail and blogs.Click here for event information. Important Information for Parents Click Here. 
    Building Community Health During Stressful Times conference
    The Bergen County Human Relations Commission will be hosting a conference called “Building Community Health During Stressful Times.”  It will be held at Ramapo College on Tuesday, November 10, 2015.  The conference is free of charge.  Please see the flyer at this link for more details:
     
    http://www.co.bergen.nj.us/DocumentCenter/View/4795

     
     
    Parent Workshops
    The Office of Curriculum and Instruction is conducting workshops for parents/guardians with students in grades K-5 to help parents/guardians better understand and support their child with our literacy and mathematics programs.
     
    Please hold the below dates and plan to attend.  Due to limited available seating, the program should be attended by parents/guardians, only.  Please register by October 19th by emailing Mrs. Barbara Shanley, Administrative Assistant, shanleyb@glenrocknj.org.
     
    Literacy Tips for Parents
    Dr. Gravity Goldberg
    October 22, 7-8:15 pm
    Central Media Center
     
    Digital Resources and Games Available on the New Jersey Everyday Math e-Suite
    Ms. Jackie Fox
    November 9, 6-7:30 pm
    Coleman Media Center
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    The Glen Rock Community School is offering a variety of enrichment classes for students this fall. Please click here for class descriptions and schedules. Registration can be made online here.
    Health Care
    Click this link to learn more about affordable health care. Open enrollment 11/1/15 through 1/31/2016.
    NJ Anti-Bully Bill of Rights Act
    Fact sheet for parents here and here.
     
    Annual Integrated Pest Management Notice
    Click here.
    HAMILTON SCHOOL PARENT HANDBOOK 2015-16
    Please click here for Handbook.
    Public Safety Expo
    Click here for more information.
    2015-16 School Supplies Lists by Grade
    Please click here to see the supply lists for each grade.  If you placed an order with the H.S.A. through School Tool Box,  your order will be delivered to your child’s classroom for the first day of school.  If you did not order through School Tool Box, you may shop for the same items listed here and have your child bring his/her supplies on the first day of school.  Please know that classroom teachers may ask for specific items needed for the class.  Once you know your child’s teacher, please check out their webpage for any additional items needed.  Thank you.
    Hamilton's Anti-bullying Specialist, Mrs. Audrey Mutch
     
         
         
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