Frank W. Gavlak School is a grade K-6 building. It currently has an approximate enrollment of 449 students with one full day kindergarten, one grade one, one grade two, two grade threes, four grade fours, four grade fives and four grade sixes. Various programs are offered to meet the needs of students. Among them are: basic skills remediation, speech, special education services, bi-lingual/ESL education, gifted and talented and guidance services.
I hope that all of our staff, parents, and children enjoyed a special time with family and friends during the holiday break as we welcome everyone back to school for an exciting January calendar of events.
During the month of January, our 6th grade students will be participating in the North Jersey Spelling Bee. Each 6th grade homeroom will compete with each other until a school champion is chosen to compete in the semi-finals at the Bergen Community College in March. This is always a special event for our students and staff at the Wallington Elementary Schools.
The Wallington P.T.A. will be sponsoring two exciting assembly programs for our students to enjoy during the month of January. Grades K-3 will have the opportunity to meet many live animals at "A Touch of Nature" assembly on January 18th. Grades 4-6 students will enjoy an assembly on the topic of "Weather" to be facilitated on Friday, January 26th.
Please be aware that both elementary schools will be closed on January 15th for Professional Development activities for our teaching staff and that the Second Marking Period will end on January 29th with follow-up conferences in February.
May the new year ahead be a healthy, happy and prosperous one for all of our Wallington families.
Nancy J. Giambrone