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District Announcements
Third Grade 3D Design Challenge & Contest
Grade Three Students and Parents! Show us your 3D design skills! We are having a 3D Design Challenge & Contest intended for parents and children to work together to create a futuristic building. For more details, click here for the flyer! Entry deadline: April 30
School Climate Survey
As part of our school safety plan, we have developed a School Climate Survey for staff, parents and students of NCS.  The information from the survey will help us improve student relationships, learning conditions, and the school's overall environment. 

If you have already taken this survey, Thank You for your time. Your participation is greatly appreciated. In order to maximize the privacy and integrity of our survey, we have added a password. In order to take the survey please check your email for the password. Once the correct password has been entered, the survey will be activated. 

Please click on the link below to begin the survey.  Thank you for your time and cooperation.
Deadline: Friday, May 1st

Click Here  - Parent Survey Link
 
Attention eighth grade students and parents attending Mainland Regional High School next year: Registration will be held May 5th and 6th from 3:30 pm to 7:00 pm. Please click here for more information.
National Osteogenesis Imperfecta Awareness Day-May 6
Dear Staff and Families of the Northfield Community School: We are asking for your assistance to help the Dziegrenuk Family to purchase a new wheelchair accessible van for their daughter Angeline aka A.J. Please click here for more information!
NCS PTO Playland's Castaway Cove Day will be here before you know it! The date is Saturday May 9th and a $15 wristband will give you 4 hours of unlimited rides at Ocean City's fantastic Amusement Park. Look for information and wristband order forms to come home with your child this week or (click here for flyer). This is a great way to get a taste of some Summer fun. WRISTBANDS ARE ADVANCE PURCHASE ONLY AND  WILL NOT BE SOLD THE DAY OF THE EVENT. Any wristbands lost before or on the day of the event CAN NOT be replaced free of charge. 
One of our 8th grade students is a finalist in the Opalapples grant program. By voting, this award will go to the Northfield Community School for funding  a greenhouse to grow vegetables hydroponically year-round. The produce would go to our local veterans in need and our local food bank. The greenhouse will also supply starter plants for our large victory garden at the post. The grant will also furnish the school with video equipment to document the STEM work that we will be doing in this project.

Here is the link to vote: http://www.bit.ly/ncsapple People can only vote once. Once you clink on the link, scroll down to the Post Crasher Logo and hit VOTE. 

This will be a great opportunity for our school.Thank you.

Robert A. Garguilo
Interim Superintendent
Advertised School Budget 2015-16
Our district's 2015-2016 Advertised Budget is available for download here. In addition, our 2015-2016 User Friendly School Budget is available for download here.
Grade 4 and Grade 5 MATHLETES
Congratulations to Grade 4 for taking 2nd Place overall Team at Mathletes – and to Philip Stefanowicz for taking 2nd Place Individual Overall Grade 4 !
Fantastic !! 
Additional Congratulations to Angela Claveria for receiving an Honorable Mention Trophy - Individual Grade 5 ! 
Congratulations to both teams for all their hard work and dedication.
Fabulous job to the students, and to their Facilitator, Mrs. Hinman !!
Thank you to the NEF for funding the Team.
The pictures and video say it all ! (click here to see a video of the day’s events)
OUR TEAMS
Team 1 – Grade 4:

Philip, Maria, Andrew, Gabriel, Tommy
Team 2 – Grade 5:
Sarah, Sonia, Michael, Angela, Linden
April Renaissance Community Initiative
PreSchool through Grade 8 - Our April Renaissance Community Initiative is for the HUMANE SOCIETY OF ATLANTIC COUNTY (click here for flyer). In addition, the flyer (click here) for our continuing yearlong initiative of items in need for the less fortunate, is attached. Thank you again for your generosity and caring.
2015 TESTING DATES
PARCC End of Year (EOY) Assessment

Grade 6  (4 days) Mon May 4 - Thurs May 7
Grade 5  (3 days) Tues May 5 - Thurs May 7
Grade 7 & 8 (4 days) Mon May 11 & Tues May 12; Thurs May 14 & Fri May 15
Grade 3 & 4 (3 days) Tues May 19 - Thurs May 21
Make ups will occur during the two to three days following grade level testing.​
 
NJASK SCIENCE TEST

May 27, 2015 - Grades 4 & 8
Destiny Quest App Now Available
The Northfield School Library is pleased to announce the Destiny Quest app! Students may access our library catalog, write book reviews, and create a list of books they want to read. They may also check out ebooks from the 'Follett shelf' and download them to their computers, tablets, and any device that has internet access. Please see this flyer for directions. Thank you.
NCSNJ Parent App
Looking for the NCSNJ Parent App? Click here for the flyer!
Kindergarten Registration for 2015 - 2016
Calling all 2028 graduates... Kindergarten Registration has begun in the Northfield School District. Register your child now. Your child must turn five years old on or before September 30 to attend Kindergarten for the 2015 - 2016 School Year. Call for your appointment! Please click here for the flyer to find out about registration dates, appointment times, and enrollment documents.
NCS Drop Off - Pick Up Lanes Video

If the video does not load, please click here to watch on YouTube.
Cell Phones for Soldiers
The Brigantine Elks Veterans Committee, in collaboration with Cell Phones for Soldiers Program, is collecting used cell phones, cables and chargers. Please click here for the flyer.
Homework Portal Instructional Video
This video will explain how to use the new Homework Portal, which is available under "Students and Parents" link on the left (all the way at the bottom). 
PLEASE READ: New Drop Off Procedure Effective Monday, December 1
New drop off procedure effective Monday, December 1.

All children will come into the building at drop off. They will not be lining up outside. 

Middle School - From 8:00-8:10 Middle School students can enter at three locations, Middle School entrance, Elementary entrance and door 6. Staff will be assigned to let the students in the building and direct them to their location. Middle School students that enter through the Elementary doors will be directed to go into the library and up the stairs to their classroom. 

From 8:10-8:15 Middle School students can still enter through Elementary entrance but will be marked late. Any Middle School student after 8:15 must enter either door 6 or Middle School entrance and sign in.

If there are younger siblings they will come in the building with their older sibling and go the library until it is time to line up.

Grades 3-4 - from 8:10-8:20 can enter either through grades 3-4 doors, door 6 or Middle School doors. They will go directly to their respective classrooms for lineup.

Grades K-1-2 will follow their normal procedures for drop off time but will be lining up inside upon drop off.

Also, if you are in line for drop off or pick up at the Middle School entrance please proceed to the signage before dropping off and picking up. That will create more space for drop off and hopefully help with the traffic flow.
School Hours
Grades K to 2
Student arrival time for lining up: 8:20 am  (No Supervision Prior).
*Students enter school at 8:30 am and Class starts promptly at 8:30 am.
After 8:30 am, all students must be accompanied by an adult, must enter through either Door #6 or Door #21, and be signed in by an adult.
Students are marked late at 8:30 am.       
Dismissal at 3:10 pm (1:15 pm on one-session days​)

Grades 3 to 4
Student arrival time for lining up: 8:10 am  (No Supervision Prior).              
*Students enter school and Class starts promptly at 8:20 am.
After 8:20 am, all students must be accompanied by an adult, must enter through either Door #6 or Door #21, and be signed in by an adult.
Students are marked late at 8:20 am.
Dismissal at 3:00 pm (1:15 pm on one-session days​)

Grades 5 to 8
Student arrival time: 8:00 am  (No Supervision Prior)
*Class starts promptly at 8:10 am
Marked late at 8:10 am
Dismissal at 2:50 pm (1:00 pm on one-session days​)  

* Students may not be on school property prior to the times noted. NO STAFF SUPERVISION IS PROVIDED.

There are before-school and after-school options…one is the SACC Program.   Phone 609.407.0635 for more information.
Drop Off and Pick Up Procedures Review For All
Hello Everyone,
 
Please take the time to review this video NCS Drop Off - Pick Up Lanes which was produced to make the procedures for drop off and pick up very clear.  It is important that we look at this video from time to time to remind us of the procedure. When individuals do not follow these procedures, it always makes it difficult for others. It also can make it unsafe for our Northfield students.
 
Remember, Northfield Community School and The Northfield Police Department have established optional lanes to drop off and pick up students at the school. These "Love Them and Leave Them" lanes make it easy and safe to navigate the congested and busy area right before and after school.
 
You always have the option of parking elsewhere and walking your student or students to the school line up area. In addition, it is always a good option to park further from the school entrance doors and have your student or students walk from your car or to your car.
 
If you choose to use the “Love Them and Leave Them” lanes, then you must follow the procedures found on the video.  There is nothing unusual on the video, it is just good common sense. 
 
Drop Off
 
You never pull in front of the line and drop off your student.  Instead, you would join the line and wait until you arrive at the drop off point before letting your child or children out of the car.  Also, never begin to move your car forward until you are certain your child is safely on the sidewalk, as little toes are near the tires before they step up onto the curb.
 
Pick Up
 
In addition, you would never sit and wait for your child in the "Love Them and Leave Them" Lane if your child is not right there, as this would hold up the line.  We very simply ask you to continue around and get back in to line giving your child or children an opportunity to arrive at the pick up spot.
 
Important to Note
 
Again, none of these procedures are created to make life difficult for anyone.  Instead, they are created to keep our students safe.  It is also important to remember that this is a ten minute issue both in the morning and again in the afternoon.  If we plan ahead and are patient with each other the drop off and pick up process can be a pleasant one.
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