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Reading Buddies
Join Reading Buddies! Reading Buddies is an organization in which elementary school students will be paired with volunteer Glen Rock High School students to read together. The program will take place every Thursday at 4-5pm in the Glen Rock Public Library's Children's Section from March 3-April 7. All elementary school children are welcome to join! Contact Haley Rosenwald at to confirm your interest and for any questions.
Enrichment through GRCS

The Glen Rock Community School is pleased to offer a variety of enrichment activities beginning this month, including Study Skills, Keyboarding, and Mad Science; plus several basketball clinics and conditioning programs for young athletes, which begin later in the spring. Please click here for a complete description. You can visit our registration page here.
Kindergarten Orientation set for June 2 - Please save the date
  Orientation for all children registered to enter Glen Rock Public Schools kindergarten in the fall of 2016 will be held on Thursday, June 2. Two sessions are planned – from 8:45-9:45 a.m. and 10-11 a.m.  – when parents/guardians and children will meet simultaneously but in different locations of the school.        Families are asked to please plan ahead to attend these important introductory events.
   Letters from the elementary principals will be sent to all registered families on or about Monday, May 2, noting the child’s school building and orientation session assignments. Any incoming kindergartner who is registered on or before June 1 will be included in orientation.
   Families who register their child after that date will receive placement notification in mid- to late August.  Registration packets for all students needing to register with the district  may be downloaded from the district’s website at under the Parents/Students tab. Completed packets should be delivered to the Glen Rock Board of Education Office, located at the rear of the Glen Rock High School/Middle School campus.
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.
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.
Emergency Preparedness
Families are encouraged to visit: for important information regarding emergency preparedness.
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:

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,
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
GRCS Fall Classes for Tots to Teens
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.
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.
Glen Rock’s Bergen County Teacher/Educational Services Professionals
Congratulations to Leane Sikes, our Teacher of the Year for 2015-16!
Hamilton's Anti-bullying Specialist, Mrs. Audrey Mutch
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