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Salvatore R. Calabro Elementary School

524 Park Avenue, Hoboken, NJ 07030 - 201.356.3670


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Calabro School News
Calabro students ensure happy bedtimes
Salvatore Calabro School, in collaboration with Scholastic, hosted their first annual Great Bedtime Story Pajama Drive. Students were able to collect 60 sets of pajamas and 30 books which will be donated to children in need in the local community.
1:00 dismissal for students and parent conferences on October 21st (pdf)
2015-2016 Morning Meeting and PTO Schedule (pdf)
PTO dates have changed to align with morning meetings. Please click on the title above for the new schedule.
Book Fair 2015 (pdf)
Young Inventor
Congratulations to Gianessa Serpa of Calabro School for being among the top ten winners nationwide for Scholastic's Ridiculous Invention. Gianessa invented the InstaSmile. She was rewarded with science books from Scholastic. JOB WELL DONE!!!

District News and Updates
Weekly Updates from Schools 4-29-16
Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) 101: Strategies for the Home - Parent & Guardian Workshop 4-27-16 (pdf)
Communication, Feelings and How to Connect with your Child - Parent & Guardian Workshop 5-16-16 (pdf)
2016-2017 Hoboken Public Schools Calendar (pdf)
Parent and Guardian Letter Regarding Lead (pdf)
STEM Showcase
Congratulations to Hudson Matullo and Brandon Lyons for winning awards at the Jersey City Medical Center/Barnabas Health STEM Showcase! Over 300 students from grades 5-12 competed in the STEM Showcase that began on February 29, 2016. Last night’s award ceremony celebrated the winners from around Hudson County.
Hudson Matullo, a 5th grader from Wallace Elementary School, won a Gold Medal and the Merideth Lippman Memorial Award for her “Window Busters” science fair investigation. Hudson researched various types of window protection that would enable glass windows to hold up during superstorms.

Brandon Lyons, a 10th grader from HJSHS, won a bronze medal for his research on the “Effect of Social Interactions on Caloric Intake in Mice.” He found that, on average, mice living alone consumed more calories than mice coupled together.

And the winners are....
Every year Hoboken Senior High School competes in the NJ Thespians competition, New Jersey's largest annual theatre event. We are proud to announce that we won the following awards:
1st place for best play, which allows us to participate in the national competition in Lincoln, NE in June 2016. Ms. Miller's class performed a 40-minute section of Almost, Maine by John Cariani.

Brittney Colon won Best Actress
Brandon Lyons won won Best Actor

Students won the following "Superior" awards:
Gina Rotondi - Comedic Monologue
Brandon Lyons - Dramatic Monologue
Brittney Colon - Dramatic Monologue
Hannah Mack - Dramatic Monologue
Aishah Tapia - Dramatic Monologue
Brandon Lyons & Te Janea Bradley-Johnson - Dramatic Pairs Scene

For Almost, Maine the cast /crew consisted of Brittney Colon, Brandon Lyons, Te' Janea Bradley-Johnson, Aliyah Ramos, Hannah Mack, Ivelisse Lorenzo, Andrew Moya, Aishah Tapia, Gina Rotondi, David Rivera, with Isiah Watson, Angel Molina, and Arturo Liranzo running sound cues and lighting. The play had to be completely student run.

Family Science Nights (pdf)
Join us for some amazing science fun at our new series of science nights, sponsored by the Hoboken Education Foundation. The programs are geared for students in grades K-6, as specified by grade range on the attached flyer. We hope to see you there!
Drama Club Wins BIG at Theatre Competition
The HJSHS Drama Club attended The NJ Governor's Awards in Arts Education Competition, sponsored by STANJ (Speech and Theatre Association of NJ) on January 30th, 2016. Thirty-five high schools with over 600 students competed in categories such as comedic monologue, dramatic monologue, comedic pairs, dramatic pairs, scenes, and improvisation.
Ms. Miller is proud of her students who worked hard and presented themselves in a professional manner. The following students won awards:

Gina Rotondi won 4th place for Comedic Monologue.

Brittney Colon won 3rd Place for Comedic Monologue.

Brandon Lyons, Jeane Cummins, and Te'Janea Bradley Johnson won 4th place in the scene category (3 or more actors) for the play A Raisin in the Sun.

What is most impressive is that Brandon Lyons won BEST ACTOR out of the entire competition for his portrayal of Walter Lee in A Raisin in the Sun. He will now get to attend the Governor's Awards Ceremony in Trenton in May to receive an additional award.

Teachers and Educational Services Professionals of the Year 2015-2016
PARCC Dates Announced
Now available: the PARCC testing schedule for all schools.
HJSHS and Urban Farming
Congratulations to HJSHS teacher Juliana Addi, whose successful proposal has netted a $25,000 grant to develop the Urban Farm Engineers Club. The grant is from Cognizant, a global leader in business and industry, as part of their Making the Future grant program, which “seeks to inspire young learners and future leaders to pursue science, technology, engineering, and math disciplines by creating fun, hands on learning opportunities.”
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HIB Self-Assessment Grade (pdf)

Upcoming Events
Mon May 2
Wallace PTO Meeting time TBD
Tue May 3
HJSHS Seniors Twin Day
Connors Teacher Appreciation Day
Board of Education Budget Hearing 7pm, Demarest Auditorium, 158 4th Street, Hoboken
Thu May 5
Registration deadline for June SAT
Fri May 6
Calabro morning meeting 8:20 a.m. Calabro PTO Meeting 9:00 a.m.
Registration deadline for June ACT
Sat May 7
SAT hosted at HJSHS
Mon May 9
Calabro Faculty Meeting 2:57 p.m.
Connors Faculty Meeting 2:57 p.m.
Tue May 10
Connors PTO Meeting 5:00 p.m.
Wallace Faculty Meeting
Board of Education Meeting 7pm, Demarest Auditorium, 158 4th Street, Hoboken
Wed May 11
Wallace SLC Meeting
Brandt Spring Fling Dance, 6-7:30 pm
Thu May 12
Early Childhood Parent Workshop - Keeping Your Child Safe - Rue School, 301 Garden St., 6pm
Fri May 13
Brandt Spring Musical Tilly the Tricksterfor HBOE PK4 classes, 9:00 am
Brandt Spring Musical No Dogs Allowed for Kindergarten classes, 1:20 pm
Sat May 14
HJSHS Sierra Club Hike 9:30 a.m.

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