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Wallace Elementary School

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

Martin Shannon

Vice Principal
Charles Bartlett

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Latest Wallace School News
Wallace School Newspaper Fall 2015 (pdf)
Wallace Feeds the Hungry (pdf)
The Wallace School community is proud to be part of an initiative to prepare lunches for the Hoboken Homeless Shelter. Please click the title above to find out how you can be part of this effort.
Peace Week!
October 5-9 is the Wallace celebration of Peace Week. Click on the Peace Week Overview below for the full schedule of events. Think Peace!
Peace Week Overview
Peace Week Poster Contest
Peace Week Bucket Filling Campaign
Wallace School Climate Survey
Line-up Update Memo (pdf)
Wallace School Supply Memo (pdf)
Wallace Welcome Back Letter (pdf)
Meet Wallace School's new administrative team

Mr. Martin Shannon is the principal of Wallace School. A “born and raised” member of the Hoboken community, Mr. Shannon begins his fifth year as a school administrator and brings a wealth of experience to his new position. He attended Seton Hall University and then earned his graduate degree from Saint Peter’s University. Previously, he served as vice principal at Wallace and Connors, as well as the district’s director of athletics. A proud alumnus of Hoboken High School, Mr. Shannon both played on and coached for some of the district’s historic state championship football teams. His teaching experience includes middle and high school language arts. Mr. Shannon looks forward to using his unique knowledge of the community, his network of relationships throughout the district, and his skills as an educational leader to ensure the students of Wallace School are provided with a top-notch education that lays the foundation for a lifetime of success.

Mr. Charles Bartlett is the vice principal of Wallace School. After attending the Pennsylvania State University, Mr. Bartlett started his career teaching English at Eastside High School in Paterson, New Jersey. After eight years in the classroom, he transitioned to the position of testing coordinator and subsequently earned a graduate degree in educational leadership from Saint Peter’s University. After serving as a supervisor of language arts for Paterson, he became the supervisor of language arts and humanities for Hoboken in November of 2013. At the start of his third year as a school administrator, Mr. Bartlett is looking forward to serving the Wallace School community and ensuring it continues to grow and maintain its current course on a path to educational excellence.

District News and Updates
Weekly Updates from Schools 2-5-16
Superintendent Johnson Set to Host Informational Sessions for Incoming Junior and Senior High School Students
Superintendent of Schools Christine Johnson is set to host an informational session for all parents and guardians of current 6th and 7th grade students to provide a glimpse into the exciting new initiatives and plans for the 2016-2017 school year at the Junior High School. This presentation, followed by a Q & A, will take place in the Hoboken Junior Senior High School Cafeteria from 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 18th. See event flyer.

Following the informational session dedicated to parents and guardians of current 6th and 7th grade students, Superintendent Johnson cordially invites all current 8th grade parents and guardians to learn more about the innovative plans that Hoboken High School has in store for the 2016-2017 school year. This informational session, followed by a Q & A, will take place in the Hoboken Junior Senior High School Cafeteria from 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 18th. See event flyer.
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.

Visit Preschool and Kindergarten Classrooms
Hoboken parents who are interested in learning more about early childhood education in our district are invited to Preschool and Kindergarten Visitation Days.
Parent and Guardian Letter Regarding Snow Days and Feb. 3rd Update (pdf)
Teachers and Educational Services Professionals of the Year 2015-2016
HMC Triumph
Senior Alfredo Veloce receives a national award of excellence from the students of Harvard University for "outstanding delegate" during closing ceremonies!!!
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.”
Understanding Your Child's Test Results
The PARCC test was designed to provide clear information on your child’s progress toward meeting grade level expectations and mastering important skills like critical thinking. The score report gives you a snapshot of how your child is progressing and shows where he or she excels or needs more support. This information, along with grades, teacher feedback and scores on other tests, will help give a more complete picture of how well your child is performing academically.

Each school will host an informational session on how to read your child's performance on the PARCC test. Below are the dates and times at each school.

Please contact your child's school for additional information.

Calabro - Monday, January 11, 2016 at 6:00 PM
Connors - Tuesday, January 12, 2016 at 5:00 PM
HJSHS - Wednesday, January 13, 2016 at 6:30 PM
Wallace - Thursday, January 21, 2016 at 6:30 PM

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Important Policies
Budget Information
Attendance Policy (pdf)
District Policy Manual
Anti-Bullying Information
HIB Self-Assessment Grade (pdf)

Upcoming Events
Tue Feb 9
Board of Education Meeting 7pm, Demarest Auditorium, 158 4th Street, Hoboken
Connors Awards Assembly MP2
HJSHS Math Club Contest 3:00 p.m.
Wallace Faculty Meeting
Wed Feb 10
Pre-K Open House 9:00-11:00 a.m.
Connors PTO Meeting 5:00 p.m.
Marking period 2 reports available on Genesis
Wallace SLC Meeting
Thu Feb 11
1:00 pm dismissal for entire district
Connors Honors Breakfast 7:30 a.m. by invitation
Calabro Valentine's Day Party (4-6 gr.) 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Wallace PTO Valentines Dance (5th and 6th graders)
Fri Feb 12
Schools closed for Presidents' Day Weekend
Mon Feb 15
Schools closed for Presidents' Day Weekend
Tue Feb 16
Wallace Language Arts Consultant Visit
Wed Feb 17
Brandt Kindergerten Open House 9:00 -11:00 a.m.
HJSHS PTO Meeting 6:30 pm
Thu Feb 18
Early Childhood Parent Workshop - Emergency First Aid -Rue School, 301 Garden St., 6pm
Glimpse into Middle School, HJSHS Cafeteria, 6pm
Glimpse into High School, HJSHS Cafeteria, 7pm
Fri Feb 19
HJSHS Little Shop of Horrors musical 7:30 pm
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Sat Feb 20
HJSHS Little Shop of Horrors musical 2:00 pm, 7:30 pm
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Sun Feb 21
HJSHS Little Shop of Horrors musical 2:00 pm
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Mon Feb 22
Brandt Book Fair
Tue Feb 23
Brandt Book Fair
SEPAC Meeting 6:00 pm

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