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McAuliffe Announcements

5th to 6th Grade Orientation
March 21, 2016
7:00 PM ~ Christa McAuliffe Cafeteria
For more information and response letter


The NJHS and Leadership Classes
Thank you for your support during our
Winter Clothing Drive
We collected 600 articles during the drive

Book Fair 
February 8-11

Yearbooks 2016:
 These moments matter!
Pre-order your yearbook and pay less!
www, or 1-877-767-5217

Week of  February 8th

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Dear Parents/Guardians:

The Jackson School District is presenting informational sessions to the community at school parent meetings during the months of January and February.   We hope that you can join us at one of our sessions:  dates, times and locations are listed below.  Also, for your perusal, is a link that provides further information regarding PARCC: its score sheet, sample questions and answers, and additional resources​.  

Click here for more information

Wednesday, 1/20 at 7 PM – Holman HOPE

Thursday, 1/21 at 10:45 AM – McAuliffe SHA

Thursday, 1/21 at 9:30 AM – Switlik PTN

Thursday, 2/18 at 7 PM – JLHS PTSN

Congratulations !!!
 for a job well done!

Michael Saulnier, Debra Phillips, Peggy Allaire

 Christa McAuliffe Middle School's
 Teacher of the Year 
~ Michael Saulnier~
Educational Services Professional of the  Year
~ Peggy Allaire ~

Lion Prints Newspaper
Click the link to read!

November 2015 Fall Edition

8th Grade
Graduation Information

Click for infomation

Click the sign
Page is 3rd link down under "School Resources"

Board Briefs

Schools are OPEN on a regular schedule on Friday, Feb. 12th

In accordance with our 2015-2016 District Calendar, this is one of the days we are using to "make up'' for the second snow day we incurred in January.
Also Remember:
Schools will be CLOSED on Monday, Feb. 15th for the Presidents' Day holiday.

Notice to McAuliffe
Parents and Staff:

Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016
From the Superintendent ...
The following appointments were made by the Board of Education at the Feb. 9, 2016 meeting. 

Carl Perino Selected as New Principal of Goetz Middle School

Michael Saulnier Selected as New Assistant Principal of McAuliffe Middle School

About Mr. Perino 

I am pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Carl Perino to the position of principal of Goetz Middle School.  Mr. Perino will join Assistant Principals Effie Byrnes and Al Aires at Goetz on Feb. 16th.

Mr. Perino has served as an assistant principal in our district for 12 years at both McAuliffe Middle School and Jackson Memorial High School. He began his educational career as a Science Teacher.

Of equal importance in this announcement is the sincere appreciation and deserved recognition of Ms. Byrnes, who served as acting principal in Dr. Lessig’s absence. Her leadership and guidance of the Goetz Middle School during this time of transition is a testament to her passion for students and to her dedication to this district.

I encourage the Goetz community to visit the Goetz website, which has more information on Mr. Perino, including several upcoming opportunities for parents and staff to get to know him as he begins his tenure there.

About Mr. Saulnier 

It is also my pleasure to welcome Michael Saulnier to the position of Assistant Principal of McAuliffe Middle School, which is the position vacated by Mr. Perino’s promotion.

Mr. Saulnier has been in the district for 12 years at McAuliffe Middle School, beginning as a special education math and science teacher before moving into a technology teaching position.

He is a member of the School Improvement Panel (ScIP) at McAuliffe and was also selected as one of the district’s Achievement Coaches last year. He will join Principal Debra Phillips and Assistant Principal Thomas Tarver at McAuliffe on or about June 20.

The McAuliffe website has more information on Mr. Saulnier and on the opportunities for the McAuliffe parents and staff to welcome him to his new position.

Select "Read More'' below to read messages from Mr. Saulnier

 District Calendar

Also, See the Revised
Current School Year
2015-2016 Calendar 
FYI: These documents are always available on the district website under the "Calendar''
link on the top of the page.

BOE Presentations on Curriculum, Guidance, Technology and Special Education are posted!
Jackson Board of Education
"Building a Budget''
Meeting Schedule & Info

Visit the
BOE Budget Page for our "Building a Budget'' presentation schedule

and info on how you can
offer your input on the budgeting process.

Jackson School District Curriculum Online


We are proud to announce the launch of a new website that has a searchable database of the approved curriculum in the Jackson School District.

This resource, known as the
Rubicon Atlas Curriculum Program, provides public access to our most up-to-date curriculum, including overviews of content by grade level, unit summaries and the essential questions students are expected to be able to answer upon completion of each unit.

To get started, click on the icon above. Select the “Browse’’ tab to see a list of courses, or begin searching by grade and subject on your own.

For now, the site features our complete curriculum in the areas of English Language Arts, Math, Social Studies, Physical Education and Health and World Language. This site will be a living database that will be updated as we update our curriculum to be fully aligned with state standards. (e.g. Science, Music, Art, Business, Technology).

We are proud of our curriculum and we hope you will enjoy being able to take a first-hand look at all the ways we strive to help students excel.

District Happenings

It may be freezing out, but...
It's Time to Think Spring and Summer!
Get your little ones ready for
Kindergarten or 1st Grade.
How about summer music programs or
piano or guitar or drum lessons? 
Or gymnastics, karate, drawing or CSI?
There are SO MANY Summer School Programs Available!
Jackson Community School
Spring/Summer 2016

Spring/Summer 2016 Brochure

Look Today!


Do you have difficulty communicating with your child? 
Would you like to learn new approaches that bring out positive results both behaviorally and academically?

Free and Open to All Elementary School Parents
Join Us for a Light Meal, too!
Free Childcare!

Sessions in mornings, afternoon and evenings to accommodate parents at four different schools on various dates between January and April.

Attend ANY session at ANY school - Open to all ages and grades!

There is no cost to attend, but you must register, as space is limited. 



See Our New Page!! 

PARCC Testing Dates
Understand Your Scores
Learn About Our Grading Changes
Find Resources and Sample Tests
Read our FAQ

Does Your Child Want to Play a Middle School or High School Sport Next Year?

Remember to hand in your completed Pre-Participation Physical Packets to Your Child's Middle School or High School.
 IF you are participating in any school sponsored athletic activity that takes place during the summer time (i.e. fall sports) you must have a current athletic physical.

 Note: Completed JMHS forms may be dropped off to Jackson Liberty High School's Athletic Department during the summer months.

Start Your Day
the Healthy Way
with School Breakfast!
Low-cost. High Nutrition. See Below. 
 Breakfast Program Info Menus 

McAuliffe News



This fee can now be paid online
via the website.

See the
Sports and Activities Participation Fee
brochure for more information.

The Athletic Packet Form and Medical Update Form links are located in the Athletics Information File under School Resources on the left.

 Having trouble accessing the library catalog? This year we will be upgrading our library automation system from InfoCentre to Destiny.  The new system will include many new features such as Destiny Quest, Web Path Express and Title Peek.  

Campbell's E-Labels for at Shop Rite

To register, go to  


Stay Connected to
News & Info About
Your Child's Education

Upcoming Events

Monday, February 15
Schools Closed
Please remember that in the event of unscheduled closings, holidays in the calendar may be eliminated. Please see the district calendar for more information.
Tuesday, February 16
Board of Ed - Business Meeting
6:30 PM @ Fine Arts Center, JMHS
Agenda is posted the day before the meeting
Thursday, February 18
8:30AM-McAuliffe Student of the Month
Friday, February 19
7PM-McAuliffe 7&8Gr. Superlative Dance
Thursday, March 3
6 PM - District Museum Night @ JLHS
Free and Open to the Public.
Come see artwork from every school in the district!
Monday, March 7
7PM- McAuliffe School & Home Assn. Meeting

Principal's Message

Dear Parents and Guardians,

Marking Period 2 and Semester 1 classes will end on January 28, 2016.  This marks the mid-point of our school year.  Please continue to check the portal for academic progress and if you have any concerns, please reach out to your child's teacher.

We are beginning the process of making course selections for the 2016-2017 school year.  Our 8th graders will be meeting with the freshman guidance counselor and learning about the opportunities of the high school academy programs this week.  Our 6th and 7th graders will be choosing their course electives via a course selection form that went home with all students.  Please check the website for those middle school course descriptions.

As part of our Character Education and Recognition Programs, we will be continuing to promote our Six Pillars of Character.  We will focus on the pillar of "Caring" during the month of February.

Please note that regular school attendance is important for student success, academically, developmentally, and socially.  If your child is having difficulty attending school each day, please reach out to his/her guidance counselor so that we can help develop a plan of action to improve daily school attendance.

Yours in education,

Mrs. Phillips, Principal

See Our
District & School Grades
and Other Info on
Harassment, Intimidation
& Bullying
Jackson School District
Anti-Bullying Coordinator

Clifford Menafra
Middle School
Anti-Bullying Specialists

Anna Yavener
732-833-4701, Ext. 7103

Wendy Hille
732-833-4701, Ext. 7145

Christa McAuliffe Middle School, 35 South Hope Chapel Road, Jackson, NJ 08527
Phone: 732-833-4701
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