White Rock

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  • White Rock

    Ms. Randi DeBrito
    Principal

    Ms. Debbie Kalish
    Principal's Secretary

    Ms. Lorrie Kern
    Secretary 

    Ms. Lauren Provost
    Guidance &
    Anti-Bullying Specialist 

    Ms. Kerri Adams
    Nurse, X5613

    School Hours:
    8:30 am - 2:50 pm

    2 Francine Place
    Oak Ridge, NJ 07438
    (973) 697-2414
    Fax (973) 697-2049 

     


     Dear Parents,

    The school year is rapidly winding down. Students have NJSLA testing this month, followed by their field trips and many other terrific end of the year activities. In between all of it, we are still focused on learning and completing the curriculums before the end of the school year. Here are some of the great things that have been happening at White Rock over the last month:

    • White Rock began their One School, One Book program on May 13. All students and staff are reading Shiloh by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor. Students are reading a chapter of the book at home each night with their families and coming into school to discuss it with their peers. There are trivia contests on Fridays about the readings and we will culminate the activity with watching the movie Shiloh and comparing and contrasting the two.

    • May is Makerspace month in the library. Students are exploring various maker and STEM tools and creating amazing projects. We are learning about circuitry with Little Bits and Snap Circuits, enhancing spatial and engineering abilities with building tools like Strawbees, Keva Planks, and LEGOs, creating beautiful cards and bookmarks, designing characters and worlds for video games using Bloxels, exploring the world with Google Goggles Virtual Reality, and learning the basics of 3D printer software Tinkercad. The students are challenged with task cards but many of them have their own fantastic ideas!

    • 3rd Grade classes are starting their poetry unit in language arts

      3rd grade classes are reading the book Wonder and talking about kindness

    • 5th grade students are receiving an introduction to the DARE program from the Jefferson Township Police Department. This extremely influential program is a powerful example of how the community and school can work together to keep students from using drugs.

    • 5th Grade Band performed solos and ensembles at the Rockaway Mall Project on May 1 and were recognized by the Mall Project music program director for being poised, professional, and musical - he said they stood out from many of the other school group that performed that week!
    • 4th Grade Band performed two Spring Concerts, one for the school and one for parents and families, on May 7. In just 7 short months, the students have graduated to performing full-length band pieces incorporating many of the new skills they have learned since they first started their instruments in the fall.

    • In music classes the third graders are loving playing their new recorders 

    Upcoming Events and Activities


    May 6-10    - Teacher Appreciation Week
    May 7         - 4th Grade Concert, 6 PM
    May 9-16    - NJSLA testing
    May 17       - 5th Grade Intro to DARE
    May 17       - PTA Family 80s Night, 6 PM
    May 17-30  - Art Show 
    May 18       - Walk for Freedom Fundraiser
    May 20-21  - NJSLA Science testing, Grade 5
    May 22       - 3rd Grade Field Trip 
    May 29       - 5th Grade Band & Chorus Concert, 6 PM
    May 29       - 4th Grade Field Trip
    June 3        - 3rd & 4th Grade Field Day (Raindate June 5)
    June 4        - 5th Grade Field Day (Raindate June 6)
    June 7        - Health & Safety Fair
    June 10      - 2nd grade visits White Rock & Parent Information session (6 PM)
    June 11      - Interdistrict Debate at Stanlick
    June 12      - 5th grade Teambuilding Field Trip
    June 13      - 5th grade visits Jefferson Middle School
    June 14      - 5th grade Farewell
    June 19      - 5th grade picnic (Raindate June 20)
    June 21      - 5th Grade Talent Show, 9 AM
    June 24      - 5th grade/Faculty Basketball game
    June 25      - Last day of school, 1:20 dismissal

    Have a great month!

    Mrs. De Brito, Principal

School News

Student Showcase

  • Pictured below are winners of some Art contests and Artist of the Month:

    art winner 1   winner 2   artist of the month

     

    4th Grade Classes competed for the Battle of the Books title in February. All students participated by reading up to 10 novels and competing at the class level to determine the team that would represent them against their grade level. Classroom teams competed with Mrs. Grisi's class wining the competition overall. It was a close battle which came down to a tie breaker question! Congratuations to all our participating teams!

    Battle of the Books champions!

     

    Some of our White Rock students had their stories selected and performed by The Story Pirates at a recent assembly. These students are invited to visit the Story Pirates Theater in New York City and have their plays performed live on their stage. Congratulations to the students shown below!

    Story Pirates winners

     

     

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