White Rock

Elementary School

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Welcome to White Rock!

  • 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 

     


    Read Across America Week 

    Monday, March 2nd- Friday, March 6th


    Monday, March 2                  Read Across America Kick-off Celebration: Hat’s Off to Reading!

                                                 Wear a hat.

     

    Tuesday, March 3              Oh, the Places You’ll Go!

                                               Wear clothes to show what job you want to do when you grow up, 

                                               or wear traditional clothes worn in a country that you would like to visit.

                                                 

    Wednesday, March 4         Dress to Impress!  

                                               Wear your favorite fancy clothes.

     

    Thursday, March 5         Crazy Hair/Crazy Sock Day

                                           Wear your hair in a crazy way, and/or wear crazy or mismatched socks.   

     

    Friday, March 6              Pajama Day

                                           Wear Pajamas.

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    Dear Parents:

    It's February! It's hard to believe it is still winter, it certainly hasn't felt much like it these last couple of months! The students and staff continue to be busy learning and growing daily. We've had a great month with some wonderful activities. You can see some of them below. We are looking forward to our Science Fair in March, along with our 5th grade Solo and Ensemble Concert. Have a great month!

    • Third graders are enjoying their Science unit on physical science.  They are learning about force and motion, making sliders out of objects and testing out their speed.  For example, students had sandpaper, cardboard, and bottle caps.  They had fun adding weight to the slider and finding out that the weight helped the slider go faster.  

    • Third grade enjoyed their annual Ellis Island simulation. Students dressed up as immigrants and visited the different stations to see if they could pass and be accepted into the United States as immigrants. Stations included the legal room, medical room, education room and the port where they could exchange their money and buy some food.

    • The PTA sponsored a presentation on mindfulness by Ryan Benz. Ryan recently walked the entire Appalachian Trail from Georgia to Maine, and talked about his experiences and they things he did along the trail to be mindful and live in the moment to enjoy the experience to its fullest. He helped the students learn how to apply this to their own lives.

    • Fourth grade classes are finishing up creating informational books in writing and are moving on to writing biographies this month.

    • As part of Art Enrichment, 4th graders are working with Mrs. Ortense and Mrs. Tamayne-Hettema on STEAM activities- mainly creating Stop Motion Animations.

    • February has been fraction filled fun for fifth grade. Students have been adding and subtracting and will soon be multiplying and dividing.

    • 3rd- 5th grade art students have just submitted entries to the MCCEA Poster Design Contest and 4th and 5th graders are currently competing in a coloring contest sponsored by the American Legion.  We have had several winners in both contests in the past and are eagerly anticipating the results from this year’s contests.

    • White Rock School celebrated The Great Kindness Challenge in many ways. Along with different themed dress up days, classes competed in a door decorating contest with the theme of kindness. A winning door was selected for each grade level and the winning classes selected the type of reward they wanted to receive, such as a pajama day or movie day.

    Sincerely,

    Mrs. De Brito


    February 24-26 - 5th Grade Mock Trials
    February 24-28 - Wellness Week (see daily theme days above)
    March 5 - Infrastructure testing 
    March 10 - Early Dismissal at 1:20 for teacher Professional Development
    March 12 - PTA Meeting, 7:30 PM
    March 19 - End of the 2nd Trimester
    March 24 - 5th Grade Science Fair, 6-7 PM
    March 25 - 4th Grade Science Fair, 6-7 PM
    March 25 - portal opens for Report Cards
    March 26 - 3rd Grade Science Fair, 6-7 PM
    March 30 - 5th Grade Solo and Ensemble Concert, 6:00 PM for parents

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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