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Wallace Elementary School

1100 Willow Avenue Hoboken, NJ 07030
Phone: 201.356.3650 Fax: 201 356 3655

Martin Shannon

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Charles Bartlett

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District News and Updates
Phone System Replacement
The phone system at central office and all of our schools will undergo maintenance on Monday, August 29th from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. If you experience difficulty, please e-mail your intended party or try back later in the afternoon.
Board of Education Trustee vacancy
The Hoboken Board of Education is soliciting candidates for a vacant Board of Education Trustee position to serve through the election of a replacement Trustee through January 2, 2018. It is our belief that the widest possible pool of potential Trustees should be considered, including parents, former students and other interested community members, including those who might not be immediately aware of a potential vacancy. Further, we believe that better results will be achieved, and public confidence will be enhanced, when such vacancies are filled in an orderly, open and even-handed established manner. We have established a process to do just that.
If you are a registered voter seeking to serve in this position, please submit your one-page resume and/or a one-page cover letter explaining why you should be chosen to the Board Secretary by Thursday, September 8, 2016.
Applications can be delivered by hand or mailed to 158 Fourth Street, faxed to 201-356-3642 or e-mailed to the Board Secretary (wmoffitt@hoboken.k12.nj.us). All those who submit applications as above may be interviewed at a future board meeting at which time they will be able to speak on their own behalf.
For additional information about the role and responsibilities of a School Board Member, please visit, the New Jersey School Boards Association website at: https://www.njsba.org/news-publications/press-releases/july-25th-school-board-candidacy-deadline-consider-serving-community/
Thanks for the Help with Sound Panels
Thank you to all who helped us to get a 20% discount on our sound panels by liking tbe vendor on Facebook. We got the needed number of likes.
Hoboken Middle School Orientation Invitation (pdf)
All 7th and 8th grade students and parents/guardians are cordially invited to join us for dinner and an introduction to our new middle school program. Come meet your teachers, learn about our programs, and take a tour. We look forward to meeting you. RSVP by September first to Tara.Donnelly@hoboken.k12.nj.us.
Athletic Tryout Information for Fall 2016 (pdf)
Fall season is approaching. Join the Redwing family for the fall of 2016. The following fall sports are open to Hoboken High School students and residents of Hoboken who attend either County Prep or High Tech: Football, Cheering, Girls' Volleyball, Girls' Soccer, Boys' Soccer.
Theater Camp Showcase (pdf)
Join us at Hoboken High School Auditorium at 1:00 pm on July 26th for our annual Theater Camp Showcase. See what our K-8 campers have been working on all summer. Songs performed will be from well-known and beloved musicals.
Early Childhood Education Community and Parent Involvement Specialist Transition (pdf)
Longtime Community and Parent Involvement Specialist, Ms. Nelys Moyeno, has retired and Ms. Nory Rojas will be stepping into that role going forward.
Weekly Update from Schools 6-23-16
Early Childhood Education FAQ 16-17 (pdf)
The attached document will assist and inform families who have questions regarding placement in our Early Childhood Education Program for the 2016-2017 school year.
Junior Class at HJSHS Publishes Memoirs
Every year, beginning with 2009, the junior class at Hoboken High School has embarked on an authentic writing experience, culminating in the publication of a volume of memoirs. This year's edition, Scratching the Surface, is now available for sale on Amazon.Com. The official launch of the book will take place on Friday, May 27th, with a reading by some of our newly published authors. We are confident that you will be as impressed by their work as we are.
Theater Arts II takes top honors at Teen Arts
Ms. Miller’s Theatre Arts II class participated in the Hudson County Teen Arts competition over the weekend of May 14th. Students Gina Rotondi, Brittney Colon, Aishah Tapia, David Rivera, Ivelisse Lorenzo, Hannah Mack, Brandon Lyons, Te'Janea Bradley-Johnson, Aliyah Ramos, and Andrew Moya, placed 1st, (Top Honors) in the “Large Drama” category for a 15-minute scene selection from the play The Laramie Project. This emotionally charged play was created from two hundred interviews of people who lived in Laramie Wyoming in 1998, following the brutal robbery and beating of gay college student Matthew Shepard, who was tortured and left to die, targeted because of his sexuality. The event brought a national focus to the subject of hate crime. Ms. Miller is very proud of the piece as our students showcased a high level of maturity, integrity, and sensitivity in telling this complex story. As an educator, Ms. Miller feels the award highlights the type of complex work and higher level thinking that is being created and taught in classrooms within our public school district. The group now moves on to the state competition on June 3rd at Ocean County Community College.
Hispanic Culture Club Hispanic Heritage Celebration and Hall of Fame
We are proud to announce this year's class being inducted into the Hoboken High School Hispanic Culture Club Hall of Fame:
Class of 2016
Charles Biancosino (Educator)
Julio Fernandez (Entertainer)
Teofilo "Tom" Olivieri (Community Activist)

Save the Date: The 2nd Annual Hoboken High School Hispanic Heritage Celebration and Hispanic Culture Club Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, Wednesday, June 8, 2016 at 7pm.

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Wallace Student Newspaper Spring Edition 2016 (pdf)
Connors Students are Art Stars!
Every year Mrs. Musella enters her students’ artwork in the contest CelebratingArt.com. We are very pleased to announce we had 30 winners this year. Thomas G. Connors is considered to be one of the top ranking schools in New Jersey, which means they have one of the highest total number of students being accepted for publication in a full color hardbound art book. Being published represents a lot of talent, hard work and dedication, we are very proud of our students here at Thomas G. Connors.
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
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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Upcoming Events
Thu Sep 1
Professional Development for Teachers
Tue Sep 6
Professional Development for Teachers
Hoboken Middle School Orientation, 5:00 p.m.
Wed Sep 7
First Day of School for Students
Tue Sep 13
Board of Education Meeting 7pm, Demarest Auditorium, 158 4th Street, Hoboken

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