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 

     


     

    **The Parent Portal is now open to sign up for Parent-Teacher conferences. Directions for signing up can be found in the Announcements section on the left side of this Home Page. The Portal will be open to sign up until November 12. **

    Conferences will be held on November 13-15. School will be dismissed at 1:05 on these 3 days. 

    Dear Parents,

     

    Well, it is definitely starting to feel like fall this week! Time for coats and gloves! Please remember that we send students out for recess as long as the weather is above freezing, so have them bring jackets to school with them each day. 

    Please sign up for a conference with your child's teacher (and any other specialists in the building) this month. This is a fantastic opporutnity to learn about how your child is progressing this year, and if there are any ways you can help them at home. The teachers value the partnership they have with parents in helping to educate your children, and really want to meet with every child's parent during conferences.

    Here are some of the wonderful learning experiences that have taken place over the past month:

    • Third grade students are doing an inquiry based lab about Immigration in their Social Studies classes.

    • Fourth grade students had fun creating their haunted houses at home. Once they brought their houses to school, students are working in writing class to write descriptive paragraphs about the setting of their haunted houses

    • Fifth grade social studies students are analyzing primary sources using the curriculum adopted HIPPO format.

    • 3rd- 5th grade Art students participated in a pumpkin painting design contest.  Students created an original design for a painted pumpkin and parents chose the top 20 finalists.  Students then voted for the winners who will get to paint their design on a huge pumpkin!

    • General and vocal music classes are working on integrating music technology into every lesson! In 5th grade students are working with music notating software to write their own compositions, as well as an electronic music software to write different beats and loops. In 3rd and 4th grade, students are working with a music software to learn to read and play recorder music. By using microphones, students can play right into the computers and identify whether or not they are playing correctly. All music classes are also playing interactive SMARTboard games which they love using for warmups!

    Sincerely,

    Mrs. De Brito

    November 6 - Picture makeup day
    November 7-8 - School Closed for Teachers' Convention
    November 11 - 3rd Grade PE Night
    November 12 - Veteran's Day Program
    November 12 - 4th Grade PE Night
    November 13 - 5th Grade PE Night
    November 14 - PTA Meeting, 7:30 PM at Cozy Lake School
    November 13-15 - Parent-Teacher Conferences, 1:05 dismissal
    November 27 - Early Dismissal for Thanksgiving break, 1:20 PM
    November 28-December 1 - School Closed
    December 4 - Author Visit
    December 4 - TREP$ Marketplace 6:30-8:00 PM

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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