8:00 AM - 9:00 AM School Closed. Staff Development
All registrations for kindergarten will be held at the Jefferson School Annex, 6 Bond Street, Wallington, NJ. Parents may pick up registration forms in advance at either F.W. Gavlak School or the Jefferson School Annex. In addition, you may also download the forms
From the conversations I have had with parents, teachers, administrators, and stakeholders in our community I can appreciate and understand the frustration many of us are feeling with the ever-changing information and guidance we are receiving on school plans for reopening.
The district reopening plan is document subject to ongoing revision. As such, the
Frank W. Gavlak School is a grade 1-6 building. It currently has an approximate enrollment of 400 students with 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.
4th Grade Science with Mrs. O'Shea
Gavlak rocks with "Gratitude"
Gavlak Peace Parade
We'll never forget.
The Gavlak Staff welcomes all of our students to the 2020-2021 School Year.
Thanks to our PTA for all they do!
I'd like to welcome everyone back and I hope that all of our families had a safe and restful break. I am excited about our students returning to the school program, and I am very thankful to our parents for their on-going support of the educational process during these diffucult times. Please be aware that our children will return to school for on-line learning on Monday, January 4th for Virtual Instruction Only.
Following this initial start, we will return to the Hybrid Learning Schedule on Tuesday, January 19th:
-Cohort A students will return to Gavlak School in-person on Tuesday, January 19th (Cohort B- virtual)
-Wednesday, January 20th: Virtual instruction for all students
-Cohort B students will return to Gavlak School in-person on Thursday, January 21st and Friday, January 22nd. (Cohort A- virtual)
-Further information on the return to Hybrid will be forthcoming
The Gavlak School Multi-Cultural Committee is sponsoring the creation of a Multi-Cultural Virtual Cookbook. This will give everyone the opportunity to share meals from many countries and cultures around the world. If you would like to contribute to the cookbook, please send your recipe to Mrs. Araz at email@example.com This will be a fun project for everyone.
I would like to announce the winners of our fall season, P.T.A. Scarecrow Contest. Our two winners are Laura Zuc and Sandra Wolowiec. Congratulations to our students for their hard work! Both recipients received gift cards from the P.T.A.
I would also like to acknowledge the members of the Gavlak School Student Council who orchestrated a food drive for the Rutherford Food Pantry. The collected items helped to feed needy families during the holiday season. Thank you to all families who participated in this endeavor.
As a reminder, school will be closed for students on January 18th in honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The staff will be involved in required Professional Development activities on this day. Very much in the spirit of solving problems through peaceful resolutions, the students at Gavlak School are being challenged to do "random acts of kindness" toward others. Our Guidance Department will work with staff and students in precipitating this special program.
Looking ahead...Our 2nd Marking Period will end on February 2nd with Progress Reports to be made available on the Genesis Parent Portal the week of February 8th.
Wishing you Health and happiness in the New Year ahead! .
Nancy J. Giambrone, Principal, Frank W. Gavlak School
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Thank you to our Board of Education Members for the tireless work you do to support the education of our students.