Thank you all for a wonderful school year. Please remember to read and study your facts over the summer to help prepare for fourth grade.  Thanks and ENJOY !!!


    Schedule for 2021/2022


     Our schedule this year will be a busy one. We will start off the year with multiplication and will be taking Fast Facts in addition, subtraction, and multiplication. We will continue to learn Literacy skills in Reading and Writer's Workshop. Fundations will be used to improve our spelling and phonics skills. We will contiune to work with our Science and Social Studies curriculum this school year. All programs will be both challenging and exciting, but we will continue to promote the love for reading, writing, math, science, and social studies that will last a life time!  If you are picking up your child early or you have a change concerning child care, please send in a note to let me know so I can pass on the information to the office. Some important information will be coming home in your child's homework folder. Please check it each night so you do not miss out on any classroom news or school events. Always check the school website for upcoming events. Please sign the planner each night and check and see that HW is completed. Reading every night is important to help your child succeed for years to come, so make sure the planner signed only if you have seen 15 to 30 minutes of reading take place.  Reading each night is also to be completed on the weekends if possible.



     WE ARE A BUCKET FILLER CLASSROOM ! Bucket Filler... or not .... it's your CHOICE



    October 1st

    School Spirit Day

    Wear your red & black


    4 - 8

    18 - 22

    25 - 29

    Week of Respect

    Safe Schools Week

    Red Ribbon Week

    Themes to follow

    November 12th

    Sports Day

    Wear your favorite team 

    December 17th

    Holiday Day

    Wear your Holiday Cheer!

    January 27th

    Bucket Filling/Brighten Someone’s Day 

    Grade Level Colors

    (Colors TBD)

    February 18th

    100th Day of School!

    Dress up like you are 100 years old

    March 18th

    Switlik Panthers Spirit Day

    Wear your school spirit/black & red colors

    April 29th                 

    Crazy Sock Day!

    Wear your craziest socks

    May 27th

    USA Day!

    Show your patriotism and  Red, White & Blue!


    Please check out the PTN website for up-coming events.


    Important Dates:

    May 4 - Picture Day

    May 9 - 10 -  State Testing - Literacy 

    May 16, 17 & 18 - State Testing - Math









    I kindly ask that you email me (packerman@jacksonsd.org) so that I have your correct email in my address book. Be sure to put your name and child's name in the email. THANKS!

    Please accept the invitation in my Google classroom so all parents and students have access to this if needed.

    Our Schedule for this year is:

    Monday - Gym

    Tuesday - Media (Library)

    Wednesday - Music

    Thursday - Computers

    Friday - Art

    **** Lunch - 11:35 - 12:05  ****


    Birthday Party Policy

    Birthdays will be celebrated at lunchtime in the cafeteria.  To be sensitive to allergy concerns, non-edible items (e.g. toys, stickers, pencils) are strongly encouraged for these celebrations so that all children can participate in the celebration.
    If you choose to send in a snack, consider a healthy snack. Also please note that all items sent must be in individually wrapped, pre-packaged portions so that the child can easily distribute to classmates. Ice-cream cakes and whole cakes cannot be accommodated by the food service staff.  You can deliver your item and/or treat to the receptionist or send it with the birthday child.  Visitors are not permitted in the cafeteria.  Birthday and/or Party invitations are not handed out in school, under any circumstances.   However, parents are invited to join the class “party list” which will be distributed to parents that join the list.  Please contact your child’s teacher directly for this information.


    School Supplies

    • I will be providing students with all of the supplies they will need to start the year off right.
    • I have provided them with a pencil box with supplies they will need - this pencil box stays in the classroom at all times.

    Please label everything that comes in, including water bottles. And don't forget sweatshirts/jackets as the weather will start to get cooler!  This can be as easy as pinning a ribbon or piece of fabric inside the clothing, so you DO NOT have to write on it. 

    • In the backpack, it is also encouraged to have an extra mask or 2 incase the 1st one gets misplaced or dirty.  Please be sure that the clean masks are in a labeled bag or container. Dirty masks will just be put in their backpack so you know the difference.Please remember that it is mandatory that the children wear masks all day.
    • The students are also encouraged to bring in a water bottle each day. We will not have access to the water fountain due to the current situation, so I kindly ask that a water bottle be sent in everyday (it must be water, no juice in the classroom).
    • Please remember to bring in your planner every day.
    • Please keep an Art smock in your child's backpack to use during Art - an oversized T-shirt works well.






    Information and additional questions about the devices can be found on our district technology webpage: https://www.jacksonsd.org/domain/2623

    Thank You,

    Bridget Szabo for Rob Rotante

    Assistant Superintendents Office

    Jackson School District






    Dear Switlik Families,

    Please see important information below regarding Free and Reduced Meals:

    Free and Reduced Meal Applications Should be Submitted ASAP

    Although the government has made meals free for all students for the remainder of this year, all families who believe they qualify for free or reduced meal benefits should still apply so their benefits are in place at the beginning of next school year.

    Please visit our Free and Reduced Meal Application Page ASAP to get your application in right away.

    You can apply online and find out immediately if you qualify! 


    Durante este Período Remoto Completo, las comidas de desayuno y almuerzo estarán disponibles para recoger en cada una de las escuelas de nuestro distrito.

    Visite su escuela local entre las 8:30 a.m. y las 11:30 a.m. todos los días escolares.

    Si tiene preguntas o inquietudes especiales, comuníquese con el Departamento de Servicios de Alimentos al 732-415-7014.

    Las solicitudes de comidas gratuitas y reducidas deben presentarse lo antes posible
    Aunque el gobierno ha hecho que las comidas sean gratuitas para todos los estudiantes hasta el 31 de diciembre, todas las familias que crean que califican para los beneficios de comidas gratis o reducidas aún deben presentar una solicitud para asegurarse de que el beneficio esté vigente durante el resto del año escolar.

    Visite nuestra página de solicitud de comidas gratis y a precio reducido lo antes posible para recibir su solicitud de inmediato.

    ¡Puede presentar su solicitud en línea y averiguar inmediatamente si califica!



     Pre- and Post On Demand Writing Assessments

     For each Unit of Writing’ Workshop, students complete a Pre-on Demand writing sample at the onset of the new unit and then a Post On Demand piece upon completion of the unit. The Pre On Demand piece is a formative assessment used to identify the strengths and weaknesses of the student(s) before beginning the unit of study.The Pre On Demand sample does not count toward the student’s grade. This assessment equips the teacher with an understanding of the student(s) needs while preparing instruction to meet the needs of his(her) learners. 

    At the end of each unit, the students will complete a Post On Demand sample which is a summative assessment counting toward the student’s performance on the unit. The teacher analyzes each piece to identify the growth the student has made since writing the first sample.

    Each assessment is scored on a rubric that analyzes development of ideas, organization, elaboration as well as conventions including sentence structure, punctuation, capitalization , and grammar. It is expected that the child will show growth from the onset. 

    The rubric is scored on a scale of 1 - 4, with four being the highest score.

    It should be noted that the rubric used is set on a June expectation.


    4= writing exceeds grade level expectations

    3= writing is on grade level and meets the expectations of the grade level.

    2= writing is approaching grade level expectations.

    1= writing is below grade level expectations




    How to Login to Pearson (SAVVAS) Math Site

    Log into Your Google Account - and then go to the Easy Bridge App! 

    Pearson EasyBridge Plus Login

    Link It Literacy Remote Instruction 

    The following are the codes needed to sign on to Test.linkit.com for your daily assignments.


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